Professor Simonet is a phonetician and laboratory phonologist, and he specializes in comparative Iberian Romance (Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, Spanish) linguistics. Professor Simonet's main professional goal is to comprehend the relation between speech behavior (production, perception) and mental representations of speech sounds (phonology). Some of the scholarly interests of Professor Simonet include: experimental phonetics and phonology, psycholinguistics (lexical processing), historical comparative phonology (sound change), bilingualism, and second language development. He is also interest in quantitative research methods, experiment design, and statistics. Professor Simonet's work has appeared in reputable scholarly journals such as Journal of Phonetics, Language & Speech, Phonetica, Journal of the International Phonetic Association, Second Language Research, International Journal of Bilingualism, Linguistics, Lingua, Probus, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, and Hispania.