Congratulations Dr. Alcorn!

Today, Steven successfully defended his dissertation “The Role of L2 Experience in L1 Phonotactic Restructuring in Sequential Bilinguals.” Congratulations Dr. Alcorn!

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End-of-semester fun!

To celebrate the end of a great semester, we ate delicious food, played some ping-pong, and celebrated my favorite graduating seniors! Without y’all this lab would not do so well or be my great joy!

A celebration of the career of Randy Diehl

A great line up of talks (and some roasts) this Friday and Saturday in honor of Randy Diehl, a wonderful researcher and dean! Lots of out-of-town and a few UT presenters. Hope to see you there.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20
8:30 am COFFEE, PASTRIES, & SIGN IN
9:00 am Welcome and Announcements
9:15 am President Gregory L. Fenves
9:30 am Bharath Chandrasekaran (UT Austin)

Neural Systems in Auditory and Speech Categorization

10:00 am Amanda Rysling (UC Santa Cruz) & John Kingston (UMass Amherst)

Order Matters

10:30 am TOAST / ROAST / STORIES
10:45 am COFFEE BREAK
11:00 am Lori L. Holt (Carnegie Mellon University)

Cues Worth Weighting For

11:15 am Melissa A. Redford (University of Oregon)

Measuring Production with Perception

11:45 am Andrew Lotto (University of Florida)

The Scientific Virtues of Randy Diehl and the Decline of Theoretical Speech Science

12:00 pm LUNCH
1:45 pm Patrick Wong (City University of Hong Kong)

Variability in Speech Learning

2:15 pm Wilson Geisler (UT Austin)

Decision-Variable Correlation: How correlated are your decisions with Randy’s?

2:30 pm TOAST / ROAST / STORIES
3:00 pm COFFEE BREAK
3:30 pm David W. Gow Jr. (Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School/Salem State University)

Phonetic contrast and lexical similarity

4:00 pm Christian Stilp (University of Louisville)

Contrast as the fundamental premise underlying speech perception

4:30 pm Jessica F. Hay (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

(Perceptual) Learning Begets (Language) Learning

5:00 pm TOAST / ROAST / STORIES AND CLOSING REMARKS
6:00 pm RECEPTION, RANDY’S RESPONSES, AND GROUP PHOTO
SATURDAY, APRIL 21
9:00 am COFFEE AND PASTRIES
9:30 am Tyler K. Perrachione (Boston University)

Social Consequences of Phonetic Expertise

10:00 am Michelle Molis (NCRAR, Oregon Health & Science University)

How Phonology Can Inform Psychoacoustics and Hearing Science

10:30 am COFFEE BREAK
11:00 am Francisco Lacerda (Stockholm University)

Peripheral Auditory-Nerve Adaptation and the Discrimination of Speech Sounds – Revisiting 30 Years Later

11:30 am Keith R. Kluender (Purdue University)

Virtues of (Co)variance for Perceptual Learning

11:45 am TOAST / ROAST / STORIES
12:15 pm LUNCH
2:00 pm Adrian Garcia-Sierra (University of Connecticut)

The Context Establishes the Boundary

2:30 pm Megan Crowhurst (UT Austin)

Rhythm and Cues: Creak, Duration, and Extensions of the Iambic-Trochaic Law

3:00 pm Beverly A. Wright (Northwestern University)

Induction and Prevention of Speech Learning

3:30 pm COFFEE BREAK
4:30 pm Laurel H. Carney & Joyce M. McDonough (University of Rochester)

Nonlinear Auditory Models Yield New Insights into Representations of Vowels

5:00 pm Bob McMurray, K.E. Schreiber, J. Klein, & M.E. Galle (University of Iowa)

Who Knows Where Time Went?

4:30 pm Rajka Smiljanic (UT Austin)

Intelligibility Variation: Talkers, Listeners, and Signals

5:00 pm CLOSING REMARKS
7:00 pm SPEAKERS’ DINNER

Undergraduate research events

Come see what UTsoundLab students have been up to! There are several events at which Sarah, Luis, Kevin, Irene, and Jai will talk about their projects examining the effects of clarity and context on English speech perception by speakers of Brazilian Portuguese and clear speech enhancement strategies by beginning and advanced learners of Korean.

Liberal Arts Honors Day Poster Session, Saturday, April 14, 2018, 3:30-5:30, Student Activity Center 2.412

Linguistics Undergrad Research Day & Ice Cream Social Mon, April 16, 2018 | CLA 1.302E, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Longhorn Research Poster Session, Research Week 2018, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 12-2 p.m. Union Ballroom (UNB 3.202)

Liberal Arts Dean’s Research Reception, April 19th, 2:30-4, CLA-Glickman Center