Ronan Miller, PhD

The end of 2019 and beginning of 2020 was dedicated to finishing and defending my doctoral thesis at the University of Valencia. At the beginning of October, I submitted the final version of my thesis, titled: “Anxiety and Self-Related Constructs in Learners Who Stutter in the Learning of English as a Foreign Language”. Tying up…

Personal reflections on shades of fluency

I was very pleasantly surprised recently to be asked to write a blogpost for the Redefining Stammering website. I very much appreciate the aims behind Redefining Stammering, which are to challenge the way stammering is understood, thought about, and discussed. Furthermore, the website promotes pride in stammering as a legitimate and naturally occurring way of…

Disfemia y ansiedad en el aprendizaje de inglés como lengua extranjera | Stuttering and anxiety in English as a foreign language learning

This is an exciting post to make as it celebrates the first time I have been part of a scientific article that has been published in Spanish. Written along with my PhD thesis supervisor, our article “disfemia y ansiedad en el aprendizaje de ingles como lengua extranjera” was published last month in the Revista Española…

Un Viaje Entre la Tartamudez, el Aprendizaje de Idiomas y el Bilingüismo

La mayoría de la población mundial es bilingüe, cambiando con fluidez entre idiomas según se requiera y demostrando la belleza de la comunicación entre lenguas y culturas. La acción y el lenguaje están inextricablemente unidos, y nuestras vidas están definidas por cómo entrelazamos el lenguaje con nuestras experiencias, esperanzas, problemas y necesidades. La capacidad de…

Travelling between stuttering, foreign language learning and bilingualism

I was asked to write a few words about my journey through stammering and foreign language learning to bilingualism for the Bilingualism London Clinical Excellence Network. The majority of the world’s population is bilingual, moving fluidly between different languages when required and demonstrating the beauty of interlingual and intercultural communication. Action and language are inextricably…

Unveiling the needs of students who stutter in the language skills – European Journal of Special Needs Education

My PhD supervisor and I were recently asked to contribute to a special issue of the European Journal of Special Needs. We wrote about the implications of foreign language anxiety for students who stammer A study on anxiety and stuttering, written for the European Journal of Special Needs Education (in press) The aim of this…