Yolanda Xavier is a PhD student in Linguistics, specialty area of Psycholinguistics (FCT grant 2022.13977.BD). She completed her Bachelor degree in Languages, Literatures and Cultures (English Studies) from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (University of Lisbon) and her Master in English Didactics, a collaboration between NOVA FCSH and Aberta University. She worked as an English teacher at different study centers in the Lisbon area and as a technical translator from Portuguese and English to Russian. Her PhD research focuses on the effects of pronunciation in linguistic stereotyping. Main areas of interest: Second Language Acquisition, Phonetics and Phonology, Linguistic Stereotyping.