Journal Articles

Freeman, V. (2014). Hyperarticulation as a signal of stance. Journal of Phonetics, 45, 1-11. [manuscript]

McCloy, D.R., Wright, R.A., & Souza, P.E. (2014). Modeling intrinsic intelligibility variation: Vowel-space size and structure. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 18, 060007. doi:10.1121/1.4870070.

Souza, P.E., Gehani, N., Wright, R.A., & McCloy, D.R. (2013). The advantage of knowing the talker. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 24, 689–700. doi:10.3766/jaaa.24.8.6. [manuscript]

Moran, S., McCloy, D.R., & Wright, R.A. (2012). Revisiting the population size vs. phoneme inventory size. Language, 88(4), 877–893. doi:10.1353/lan.2012.0087.

Souza, P.E., Wright, R.A., & Bor, S. (2012). Consequences of Broad Auditory Filters for Identification of Multichannel-Compressed Vowels. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 55(2): 474-486.

Wright, R.A. & Souza, P.E. (2012). Comparing identification of standardized and regionally-valid vowels. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research.

Friesen, L.M., Tremblay, K.L., Rohila, N., Wright, R.A., Shannon, R.V., Baskent, D., Rubinstein, J.T. (2009). Evoked cortical activity and speech recognition as a function of the number of simulated cochlear implant channels. Clinical Neurophysiology, 120(4): 776-82.

MacLeod, A.N., Stoel-Gammon, C., & Wassink, A.B. (2009). Production of high vowels in Canadian English and Canadian French: a comparison of early bilingual and monolingual speakers. Journal of Phonetics, 37(4): 374-387.

Bor, S., Souza, P.E., & Wright, R.A. (2008). Multichannel compression: Effects of reduced spectral contrast on vowel identification. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 51(5), 1315-1327. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2008/07-0009).

Franklin, A., Stoel-Gammon, C., & Wassink, A.B. (2008). Acoustic quantification of /i/-/I/ overlap in children 21 to 33 months. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 10(5): 1-14.

Harnsberger, J., Wright, R.A., & Pisoni, D.B. (2008). A new method for eliciting speech styles in the laboratory. Speech Communication, 50: 323-336.

Wassink, A.B., Wright, R.A., & Franklin, A. (2007) Intraspeaker variability in vowel production: an investigation of motherese, hyperspeech, and Lombard speech in Jamaican speakers. Journal of Phonetics, 35(3): 353-379.

Wassink, A.B. (2006). A geometric representation of spectral and temporal vowel features: Quantification of vowel overlap in three varieties. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 119(4): 2334-2350.

Tremblay, K., Friesen, L., Martin, B.A., & Wright, R.A. (2003). Test-retest reliability of cortical evoked potentials using naturally-produced speech sounds. Ear and Hearing, 24:3: 225-232.

Wright, R.A., Hargus, S., & Davis, K. (2002). On the categorization of ejectives: data from Witsuwit’en. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 32:1: 43-77.

Frisch, S. & Wright, R.A. (2002). The phonetics of phonological speech errors: An acoustic analysis of slips of the tongue. Journal of Phonetics, 30: 139-162.

Harnsberger, D., Svirsky, M., Kaiser, A. Pisoni, D., Wright, R., Meyer, T., (2001). Perceptual "vowel spaces" of cochlear implant users: Implications for the study of auditory adaptation to spectral shift. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 109:5: 2135-2145.

Full Paper Review Conferences

Levow, G.-A., Freeman, V., Hrynkevich, A., Ostendorf, M., Wright, R.A., Chan, J., & Tran, T. (to appear). Recognition of stance strength and polarity in spontaneous speech. Paper to be presented at the 5th IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT 2014), South Lake Tahoe, Dec. 7-10, 2014.

Freeman, V., Chan, J., Levow, G.-A., Wright, R.A., Ostendorf, M., & Zayats, V. (2014). Manipulating stance and involvement using collaborative tasks: An exploratory comparison. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2014), Singapore, Sept. 14-18, 2014. [manuscript]

Luan, Y., Wright, R.A., Ostendorf, M., & Levow, G.-A. (2014). Relating automatic vowel space estimates to talker intelligibility. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2014), Singapore, Sept. 14-18, 2014. [manuscript]

Bilmes, J., Malkin, J., Li, X., Harada, S., Kilanski, K., Kirchhoff, K., Wright, R.A., Subramanya, A., Landay, J., Dowden, P., & Chizeck, H. (2006). The Vocal Joystick. IEEE International Conference on Audio, Speech and Signal Processing, Toulouse, France, May 2006  [pdf] [bibtex]

Wright, R.A. (2006). Intra-speaker variation and units in human speech perception and ASR. Keynote address at ITRW on Speech Recognition and Intrinsic Variation Workshop (SRIV 2006), Toulouse, France, May, 2006.

Kilanski, K., Malkin, J., Li, X., Wright, R.A., & Bilmes, J. (2006). The Vocal Joystick Data Collection Effort and Vowel Corpus. Interspeech, Pittsburgh, Sep. 2006.  [pdf] [bibtex]

Li, X., Malkin, J., Harada, S., Bilmes, J., Wright, R.A., & Landay, J. (2006). An Online Adaptive Filtering Algorithm for the Vocal Joystick. Interspeech, Pittsburgh, Sep. 2006  [pdf] [bibtex] [video]

Bilmes, J., Li, X., Malkin, J., Kilanski, K., Wright, R.A., Kirchhoff, K., Subramanya, A., Harada, S., Landay, J., Dowden, P., & Chizeck, H. (2005). The Vocal Joystick: A Voice-Based Human-Computer Interface for Individuals with Motor Impairments. Human Language Technology Conf. and Conf. on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Vancouver, Canada, Oct. 2005.  [pdf] [bibtex]

Bilmes, J., Li, X., Malkin, J., Kilanski, K., Wright, R.A., Kirchhoff, K., Subramanya, A., Harada, S., Landay, J., Dowden, P., & Chizeck, H. (2005). The Vocal Joystick Demo at UIST05: A Voice-Based Human-Computer Interface. Proceedings of the 18th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, Seattle, Oct, 2005.

Shafran, I., Ostendorf, M., & Wright, R.A. (2001) Prosody and phonetic variability: Lessons learned from acoustic model clustering Proc. ISCA Workshop on Prosody in Speech Recognition and Understanding, pp. 127-131.

Book Chapters

Henke, E., Kaisse, E., & Wright, R.A. (2012). Is the Sonority Sequencing Principle an epiphenomenon? In S. Parker (Ed.), The Sonority Controversy (pp. 65-100). Berlin: De Gruyter.

Osterhout, L., Wright, R.A., & Allen, M.D. (2008). The psychology of linguistic form. In P.C. Hogan (Ed.), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language Sciences.

Wright, R.A. (2005). Experimental phonology. In K. Brown (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Elsevier.

Wright, R.A. (2004). A review of perceptual cues and cue robustness. In B. Hayes, R. Kirchner, and D. Steriade (Eds.), Phonetically Based Phonology (pp. 34-57). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wright, R.A. (2003). Factors of lexical competition in vowel articulation. In J. Local, R. Ogden, & R. Temple (Eds.), Phonetic Interpretation: Papers in Laboratory Phonology VI (pp 75-87). Cambridge: CUP.

Wright, R.A. (2001). Perceptual cues in contrast maintenance. In E. Hume & K. Johnson (Eds.), The role of speech perception in phonology (pp. 251-277). San Diego: Academic Press.

Conferences & Invited Talks

Freeman, V., Wright, R., Levow, G.-A. (to appear). The prosody of negative 'yeah.' Poster to be presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America (LSA), Portland, OR, Jan. 8-11, 2015.

Freeman, V., Wright, R.A., Levow, G.-A., Luan, Y., Chan, J., Tran, T., Zayats, V., Antoniak, M., & Ostendorf, M. (2014). Phonetic correlates of stance-taking. Poster presented at the 168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Indianapolis, Oct. 27-31, 2014. [PDF]

Freeman, V., Levow, G.-A., & Wright, R.A. (2014). Phonetic marking of stance in a collaborative-task spontaneous-speech corpus. Presented at the 167th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Providence, RI, May 5-9. [handout]

McCloy, D.R. (2013). Separating segmental and prosodic contributions to intelligibility. Poster presented at the 4th International Summer School on Speech Production and Perception: Speaker-Specific Behavior, Aix-en-Provence, FR.

Freeman, V., Riebold, J., & Sykes, R. (2012). To [t] or not to [t]: Those are the strategies. Paper presented at the University of Washington Department of Linguistics Colloquium, Seattle, May 4.[slides]

Freeman, V., Wright, R., & Levow, G.-A. (2012). ARIES: A corpus for the acoustic analysis of stance. Presentation at the Northwest Linguistics Conference (NWLC), University of Washington, Seattle, Apr. 7-8.

McCloy, D.R., Moran, S., & Wright, R.A. (2013). Revisiting ‘The role of features in phonological inventories’. Paper presented at the CUNY Conference on the Feature in Phonology and Phonetics, New York, NY.

Moran, S., McCloy, D.R., & Wright, R.A. (2012). Revisiting the population vs phoneme-inventory correlation. Presented at the 86th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Portland, OR. [slides] [extended abstract]

McCloy, D.R., Wright, R.A., & McGrath, A. (2012). Modelling talker intelligibility variation in a dialect-controlled corpus. Poster presented at the 164th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Kansas City, MO. doi:10.1121/1.4755663.

Riebold, J. M. (2012). There Ain't No Stopping Us Now: Spirantization in the Pacific Northwest. Poster presented at the Linguistic Society of America's 2012 Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, USA, January 7, 2012. [PDF]

Moran, S. (2011). Technological infrastructure for comparative linguistics and linguistic fieldwork: Some case studies. Presented at Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie, Leipzig, 27 January 2011.

Riebold, J. M. (2011). Time to Pull out the Stops: Spirantization in Pacific Northwestern English. Poster presented at the 161st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Seattle, WA, USA, May 23-27, 2011. [PDF]

Freeman, V. (2010). Hyperarticulation and attitude expression. Paper presented at the Northwest Linguistics Conference (NWLC), Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, May 8-9.

Freeman, V. (2010). Using hyperarticulation to quantify interaction between discourse functions. Poster presented at the 160th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Cancun, Nov. 15-19.

Online Resources

Moran, S., McCloy, D.R., & Wright, R.A. (eds.) (2014). PHOIBLE Online. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. (Available online at

Working Papers