The Phonetics laboratory brings together researches that are interested in a variety of issues related to sound structure and speech processing. Our work is interdisciplinary and the issues we investigate are related to prosody, stress, speech intelligibility, acoustic-articulatory mapping, perception and production in the first and second languages, and learning.
We work with monolingual speakers of various languages and language varieties, bilingual speakers, children, young adults, elderly, as well as populations with disorders, such as stutterers and cochlear implant users.
We focus on empirical data collection using production, perception and learning paradigms.
If you have any questions about specific research projects you can email lab members directly.
Myers, S. (to appear). Final devoicing: Production and perception studies. In T. Borowsky, S. Kawahara, T. Shinya, and M. Sugahara (eds.) Prosody Matters: Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Selkirk. Equinox Publishing, London.
Clopper, C. and Smiljanic, R. (to appear) "Regional Prosodic Variation in American English: Midland vs. South" Journal of Phonetics.
Crowhurst, Megan J. To appear. "Constraint conjunction in Optimality Theory". In M. Oostendorp et al (eds.) Companion to Phonology. Blackwell Publishers.
Crowhurst, Megan J. & Sadaf Munshi. To appear. "Weight sensitivity and syllable in Srinagar Kashmiri Stress". Journal of Linguistics.
Smiljanic, R. (to appear) "Second Language Learning" In Cohn, A. C., Fougeron, C., Huffman, M. (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Laboratory Phonology. Oxford University Press.
Myers, S. (2010). Regressive voicing assimilation: Production and perception studies. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 40. 163-179.
Bradlow, A., Clopper, C., Smiljanic, R., and Walter, M. (2010) "A perceptual phonetic similarity space for languages: Evidence from five native language listener groups." Speech Communication special issue: Non-native speech perception in adverse conditions: imperfect knowledge, imperfect signal. Edited by Maria-Luisa Garcia-Lecumberi, Martin Cooke and Ann Cutler.
Smiljanic, R. and Bradlow, A. (2009) "Speaking and hearing clearly: Talker and listener factors in speaking style changes." Language and Linguistics Compass, 3.1. 236-264. Oxford: Blackwell.
Crowhurst, Megan J. (2008). "Bolivia: Language Situation", in Keith Brown (Editor-in-Chief) Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd Edition, Oxford: Elsevier Publishers.
Agwuele, A., Sussman, H. & Lindblom, B. (2008). The effect of speaking rate on consonant vowel coarticulation. Phonetica.
Smiljanic, R. and Bradlow, A. (2008) "Temporal Organization of English Clear and Plain Speech." Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 124.5. 3171-3182.
Smiljanic, R. and A. Bradlow (2008) "Stability of temporal contrasts across speaking styles in English and Croatian" Journal of Phonetics, 36.1. 91-113.
Myers.S. & Hansen, B. (2007) The origin of vowel length neutralization in final position: Evidence from Finnish speakers. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Lindblom, B., Agwuele, A., Sussman, H.M., & Eir Cortes, E. (2007). The effect of stress on consonant vowel coarticulation. J. Acous. Soc. Am. 121, 3802-3813.
Smiljanic, R. and A. Bradlow (2007) "Clear speech intelligibility: Listener and talker effects." Proceedings of the XVIth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Saarbrucken, Germany.
Smiljanic, R. (2006) "Early vs. late focus: pitch-peak alignment in two dialects of Serbian and Croatian." Papers in Laboratory Phonology 8. L. Goldstein, D.H. Whalen, C.T. Best (eds.). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 495-518.
Smiljanic, R. and A. Bradlow (2005) "Production and perception of clear speech in Croatian and English." Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 118(3), Pt. 1, 1677-1688.
Modarresi, G., Sussman, H.M., Lindblom, B., Burlingame, E. (2005). Locus equation encoding of stop place: revisiting the voicing/VOT issue. J. Phonetics, 33, 101-113.
Burlingame, E., Sussman, H.M., Gillam, R. B., Hay, J.F. (2005). An investigation of speech perception in children with SLI on a continuum of formant transition duration. Journal of Speech, Hearing,Language Research, 48, 805-816.
Crowhurst, Megan J. & L. Michael. 2005. "Iterative footing and prominence driven stress in Nanti (Kampa)." Language 81, 47-95.
Munshi, S. & M. Crowhurst. 2004. "Kashmiri Stress," South Asian Linguistic Association Roundtable XXIII.
Crowhurst, Megan J. 2004. "Mora Alignment," Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 22, 127-177.
Modarresi, G., Sussman, H.M., Lindblom, B. & Burlingame, E. (2004). "An acousticanalysis of the bidirectionality of coarticulation in VCV utterances." J. Phonetics, 32, 291-312.
Modarresi, G., Sussman, H.M., Lindblom, B., & Burlingame, E. (2004). Stop place coding: An acoustic study of CV, VC#, and C#V sequences. Phonetica, 61, 2-21.