The University of Edinburgh, Linguistics and English Language
Dugald Stewart Building
Edinburgh, EH8 9AD
Hello and welcome to my website! I am a phonetician/ laboratory-phonologist/ psycholinguist.
As of April 2023, I am a Lecturer in Phonetics ( = Assistant Prof.) at The University of Edinburgh. Prior to this, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University where I worked in
the Prosody and Speech Dynamics Lab. I received my PhD in Linguistics from UCLA.
My research centers on examining how prosodic patterns influence spoken language processing, especially in the uptake of segmental information.
My dissertation explores one domain where these questions are particularly interesting.
More broadly, my research deals with speech perception, prosody, intonation, and acoustic phonetics. Check out the vita tab for a full list of publications and presentations.
- Out now in Laboratory Phonology : A study of how vowel-initial glottalization is percievd and processed by listeners. Data suggests that in American English it serves a prominence marking function which mediates segmental perception. Check it out
- Myself and Jennifer Cole have a new paper out in JASA-EL. We introduce an algorithm to help detect F0 measurement errors, using physiologically-informed thresholds from maximum rates of F0 change in the speech production literature. This may be useful to you if you do any research that involves measuring F0! Check it out here.
- Colleagues and I have published an illustration of the IPA in JIPA, describing San Sebastián del Monte Mixtec. Check it out here.
Sahyang Kim, Taehong Cho, Sun-Ah Jun and I have just published our paper Prosodic phrasing mediates listeners’ perception of temporal cues: Evidence from the Korean Accentual Phrase in Journal of Phonetics. This project is one of my favorites, and shows prosodic phrasing plays a role in perception that is independent of speech rate normalization effects -
Check it out: [preprint] [link].