Lab Members

Lab Director

Richard Wright

Professor

Office: GUG 415B

Email: rawright@uw.edu

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Research Interests: Phonetics, speech perception and spoken word recognition, sources of variability in spoken language, Austronesian langauges of Taiwan, Endangered languages of the Northwest, speech technology.

Marina Oganyan

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Acting Lab Director

Office: GUG 407A

Email: marina0@uw.edu

Research Interests: Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Morphology, Phonetics, Semitic Languages

Faculty Lab Members and Postdocs

Gašper Beguš

Assistant Professor

Office: GUG 415H

Email: begus@uw.edu

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Research Interests: Experimental and computational phonology, phonetics, sound change, historical linguistics.

Betsy E. Evans

Associate Professor

Office: GUG 415D

Email: evansbe@uw.edu

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Research Interests: Sociophonetics, Pacific Northwest English, imitation of dialects, attitudes to language variation.

Zev Handel

Associate Professor - Chinese Language and Linguistics

Office: Gowen 245

Email: zhandel@uw.edu

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Research Interests: Chinese linguistics, historical phonology, minority languages of China.

Sharon Hargus

Professor

Office: GUG 415J

Email: sharon@uw.edu

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Research Interests: Laboratory phonology, phonology-morphology interface, historical phonology, Sahaptin linguistics, Athabaskan linguistics.

Ellen Kaisse

Professor

Office: GUG 415K

Email: kaisse@uw.edu



Research Interests: Phonological theory, intonation, the phonetics and phonology of Turkish, Greek, and Argentinian Spanish.

Gina-Anne Levow

Associate Professor

Office: GUG 418D

Email: levow@uw.edu

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Research Interests: Computational linguistics, prosody in spoken language understanding, discourse and dialog.

Daniel McCloy

Research Engineer

Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences

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Research Interests: Acoustic phonetics, speech perception, auditory neuroscience, phonetic & phonological typology.

Alicia Beckford Wassink

Associate Professor

Office: GUG 415E

Email: wassink@uw.edu

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Research Interests: Sociophonetics, spectral overlap and trajectory analysis in vowel systems, dialect contact and contact-induced change, Pacific Northwest English, Jamaican Creole phonetics and phonology.

Student Lab Members

Nicole Chartier

Linguistics

Email: chartn@uw.edu

Advisors: Betsy Evans & Alicia Beckford Wassink



Research Interests: Sociophonetics, language regard, speech perception, perceptual dialectology.

Jennifer Haywood

Linguistics

Advisor: Richard Wright





Research Interests: Phonetics, phonology, speech perception, language acquisition.

Ben Jones

Linguistics

Email: jonesb28@uw.edu

Advisor: Betsy Evans




Research Interests: (Perceptual) dialectology, linguistic geography, language contact, ideologies, attitudes, sociophonetics.

Courtney Mansfield

Linguistics

Advisor: Gina Levow




Research Interests: Computational Linguistics, acoustic phonetics, spoken dialog systems, discourse analysis, prosody.

Anna Moroz

Linguistics

Advisor: Betsy Evans




Research Interests: Language regard, sociophonetics, stance, and perceptual dialectology.

Sara Ng

Linguistics

Email: sbng@uw.edu

Advisor: Richard Wright




Research Interests: Computational Linguistics, Signal Processing, Prosody, Spoken language modeling.

Leanne Rolston

Linguistics

Email: rolston@uw.edu

Advisor: Gina Levow



Research Interests: Comp Ling, Computational Phonology, Disordered Phonologies, Phonetics.

Michael Scanlon

Linguistics

Advisor: Alicia Beckford Wassink




Research Interests: Dialect contact, social networks, sociophonetics, African American English.

Michael L. Smith

Audiology

Email: smithm59@uw.edu

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Research Interests: Phonetic cue-weighting and speech perception in cochlear implant listeners.

Rob Squizzero

Linguistics

Email: rsquizz@uw.edu

Advisor: Alicia Beckford Wassink



Research Interests: Sociophonetics, speech perception, dialectology, L2 English.

Jamie Andrus

MA year: 2009

Advisor: Alicia Beckford Wassink

Thesis: A sociophonetic investigation of creaky voice in Pacific Northwest English

Misty Azara

MA year: 2002

Advisor: Richard Wright

Thesis: The role of pitch accent in discourse.

Maria Burgess

PhD year: 2015

Advisor: Betsy Evans

Dissertation: Faculty attitudes towards heritage language and heritage language teaching policy in Washing State community college Spanish departments

Lesley Carmichael

PhD year: 2005

Advisor: Richard Wright

Dissertation: Situation-based intonation pattern distribution in a corpus of American English

Haewon Cho

MA year: 2004

Advisor: Richard Wright

Thesis: Intonation transfer in second language acquisition: An analysis of English intonation by Korean speakers

Emily Curtis

PhD year: 2003

Advisor: Sharon Hargus

Dissertation: Geminate weight: Case studies and formal models.

Valerie Freeman

PhD year: 2015

Advisor: Richard Wright

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Dissertation: The phonetics of stance-taking

Lisa Galvin

MA year: 2005

Advisor: Alicia Beckford Wassink

Thesis: Dubliners in Seattle: A sociophonetic analysis of Irish-English in the U.S.

Jessica Geisler

MA year: 2004

Advisor: Richard Wright

Thesis: A conflicting cue study examining the relative strength of consonant transition cues as affected by vowel, noise, and position.

Steven Gianakas

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Advisor: Matthew B. Winn




Research Interests: Speech perception and processing in listeners with cochlear implants and hearing loss.

Wendy C. Kempsell Jacinto

PhD year: 2015

Advisor: Alicia Beckford Wassink

Dissertation: Language attitudes and bilingualism in Turkish-German popular film.

Kelley Kilanski

PhD year: 2009

Advisor: Richard Wright

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Dissertation: The Effects of Token Frequency and Phonological Neighborhood Density on Speech Production for Native and Non-Native Speakers of English

Soohee Kim

PhD year: 1999

Advisors: Sharon Hargus, Richard Wright

Dissertation: Sub-phonemic duration difference in English /s/ and few-to-many borrowing from English to Korean

Jinyeoun Kwon

MA year: 2005

Advisor: Richard Wright

Thesis: Effects of oral-nasal consonantal contexts on the perception of English consonant contrasts by Korean listeners

Susannah Levi

PhD year: 2004

Advisor: Ellen Kaisse

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Dissertation: The representation of underlying glides: A crosslinguistic study

Esther S Le Grezause

PhD year: 2017

Advisor: Richard Wright

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Dissertation: Um and uh, the expression of stance in conversational speech

Kathleen A. Manlove (Langr)

PhD year: 2016

Advisor: Barbara Citko

Dissertation: How peripheral a phenomenon is it?: On the interaction of DP-internal ellipsis, degree inversion, and islands

Julia Colleen Miller

PhD year: 2013

Advisor: Sharon Hargus

Dissertation: The Phonetics of tone in two dialects of Dane-zaa (Athabaskan)

David Montero

MA year: 2007

Advisor: Richard Wright

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Thesis: The Perception of the Acoustic Correlates of Stress: A Cross-linguistic Study on English, French, and Spanish

Steven Moran

PhD year: 2012

Advisors: Emily Bender, Richard Wright

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Dissertation: Phonetics Information Base and Lexicon

Jay Munson

PhD year: 2005

Advisor: Alicia Beckford Wassink

Dissertation: The relative degree of difficulty of L2 Spanish /d, t/, trill and tap by L1 English speakers: Auditory and acoustic methods of defining pronunciation accuracy

Kathy Nagle

PhD year: 2014

Advisor: Tanya Eadie

Dissertation: Utility of Perceived Listener Effort as an Outcome Measure for Disordered Speech and Voice

Meghan Oxley

PhD year: 2015

Advisor: Alicia Beckford Wassink

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Dissertation: Southern, Texan, or Both?: Southernness and Identity in Deer Park, Texas

Laura Panfili

Linguistics

Email: lpanfili@uw.edu

Advisor: Richard Wright

Dissertation: Cross-Linguistic Acoustic Characteristics of Phonation: A Machine Learning Approach

Stella Podgornik

MA year: 2012

Advisor: Gina Levow

Thesis: Automatic Detection of Language Levels in L2 English Learners

Melissa Preston

MA year: 2003

Advisor: Richard Wright

Thesis: An acoustic study of Turkish vowel harmony

Sarala Puthuval

PhD year: 2017

Advisor: Sharon Hargus

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Dissertation: Language maintenance and shift across generations in Inner Mongolia

Lorna Rozelle

PhD year: 2003

Advisor: Sharon Hargus

Dissertation: The structure of Sign Language lexicons: Inventory and distribution of handshape and location

John Riebold

PhD year: 2015

Advisors: Alicia Beckford Wassink & Richard Wright

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Dissertation: The Social Distribution of a Regional Change: /æg, ɛg, eg/ in Washington State

Setsuko Shirai

PhD year: 2005

Advisor: Richard Wright

Dissertation: Lexical effects in Japanese vowel reduction

Miriam Stone

MA year: 2005

Advisor: Richard Wright

Thesis: Hemispheric lateralization for linguistic intonation: a dichotic listening study

Alice Taff

PhD year: 1998

Advisor: Sharon Hargus

Dissertation: Phonetics and phonology of Unangan (Eastern Aleut) intonation

Rachael Tatman

PhD year: 2017

Advisor: Richard Wright

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Dissertation: Modeling the perceptual learning of novel dialect features

Gabriel Webster

PhD year: 2002

Advisor: Richard Wright

Dissertation: Toward a psychologically and computationally adequate model of speech perception

Chih-Chi Wen

MA year: 2003

Advisor: Alicia Beckford Wassink

Thesis: Phonological change in Atayal

Yungdo Yun

PhD year: 2004

Advisor: Ellen Kaisse

Dissertation: Glides and high vowels in Korean

Lotus Jo-Fu Lin

Postdoctoral Fellow

ILABS

University of Washington

Advisor: Patricia Kuhl

Elizabeth McCullough

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Acting Lab Director: 2015 - 2017

Research Interests: Phonetics, foreign accent, regional accent, second language acquisition, first language acquisition.

Ruiqin Miao

Visiting Researcher: 2011 - 2012

Research Interests: phonetics, phonology, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, Chinese

Matthew Winn

Assistant Professor - Speech and Hearing Sciences

Office: Eagleson 158

Email: mwinn2@uw.edu

Website

Research Interests: Speech perception, listening effort, hearing impairment, psychoacoustics.