Presentations

Smiljanic (2018). Intelligibility variation: Talkers, Listeners, and Signals. To be presented at Diehl-a-Palooza: A Celebration of the Career of Randy Diehl. April 2018. Invited talk.

Keerstock & Smiljanic (2018). Recall of clearly spoken sentences. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 144, 1727. Victoria, Canada.

Alcorn, Smith, De La Cruz, Smiljanic (2018). Effect of proficiency on perception of English nasal stops by native speakers of Brazilian Portuguese. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 144, 1726. Victoria, Canada.

Shafiro, Keerstock & Smiljanic (2018). Semantic context modulates intelligibility advantage of clear speech in temporally compressed sentences. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143, 1921. Minneapolis, MN.

Smiljanic, R., & Clopper, C. (2017). Prosodic and segmental cues to regional dialect variation in American English. Special Session: The Southern States: Social Factors and Language Variation. Acoustical Society of America Meeting, New Orleans, LO. December. Invited talk.

S. Alcorn, K. Meemann, Clopper, C. & R. Smiljanic. (2017). Acoustic cues and linguistic experience as factors in regional dialect classification. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141, 3979. Boston, June 2017.

K. Meemann, R. Smiljanic. (2017). Improving speech recognition in noise through speaking style modifications for native and non-native listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141, 3520. Boston, June 2017.

S. Keerstock, R. Smiljanic. (2017). Effects of intelligibility on within- and cross-modal sentence recognition memory. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141, 4038. Boston, June 2017.

  • Recipient of ASA Best Student Paper Award (to S. Keerstock) in Speech Communication

Alcorn, S. & R. Smiljanic (2017). The production of epenthetic vowels by late Brazilian Portuguese-English bilinguals. 2017 Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, Texas tech University, Lubbock, TX. October 26-28.

Van Der Feest, S., Blanco, C., and Smiljanic, R. (2017). Effects of listener-oriented speaking styles and semantic context on young children’s word recognition. 2017 Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting. April 6 – 8. Austin, Texas.

Jailyn Pena, Hannah Ray, Irene Smith, Sandie Keerstock, and Rajka Smiljanic (2017). Effects of intelligibility on sentence recognition memory for native and non-native English listeners. UT undergraduate research week.

Maria Gavino & Rajka Smiljanic (2017). Auditory Free Classification of Early and Late Spanish-English Bilinguals. UT undergraduate research week.

Alcorn, S. & R. Smiljanic (2017). The role of L2 phonetic experience in L1 phonological restructuring in Portuguese-English bilinguals. Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World (BHL) conference. Florida State University, January 27-29.

Smiljanic Rajka (2016). Speech intelligibility for native and non-native talkers and listeners. Special Session “Intelligibility Challenges: Speakers, Listeners, and Situations.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 139, 2079. Salt Lake City, UT. May 23-27.

Smiljanic, Rajka, Stan Sheft, Bharath Chandrasekaran and Valeriy Shafiro (2016).  “Effect of language experience on the intelligibility of interrupted speech”. Special Session “Lessons from Interrupted Speech: Methods and Models”. Acoustical Society of America Meeting, Sal Lake City, UT. May 23-27.

Meeman, K. & Smiljanic, R. (2016). The effect of speaking style adaptations on speech perception in noise by native and non-native listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 139, 2164. Salt Lake City, UT. May 2016.

Yi, H., Smiljanic, R., & Chandrasekaran, B. (2016). The effect of talker and listener depressive symptoms on speech intelligibility. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 139, 2047. Salt Lake City, UT. May 2016.

Van Der Feest, S., Blanco, C., and Smiljanic, R. (2016). Effects of Speaking Style and Context on Online Word Recognition in Young Children and Adults. Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, November 4-6.

Smiljanic, Rajka, Stan Sheft, Bharath Chandrasekaran and Valeriy Shafiro (2016). Native and non-native listeners’ recognition of interrupted sentences. Linguistics Symposium: The Future of Language Science. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. October 1-3.

Smiljanic, Rajka, Stan Sheft, Bharath Chandrasekaran and Valeriy Shafiro (2016). Recognition of interrupted speech for native and non-native listeners. Psychonomic Society’s 57th Annual Meeting, Boston, November 17-20.

DuBois, M., Smith, I., Meemann, K., & Smiljanic, R. (2016). The effect of speaking style adaptations on speech perception in noise by native and non-native listeners. UT undergraduate research week.

Gavino, M., Garcia-Holmes, N., Ferracane, E., Blanco, C., & Smiljanic, R. (2016). Effects of Different Types of Noise on Foreign Accent Adaptation. UT undergraduate research week.

Blanco, C., Bannard, C., and R. Smiljanic (2015). Listener sensitivity to English- and Spanish-specific sounds in a language categorization task. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137, 2383. Pittsburgh, PA. May 18-22.

Ferracane, E., Blanco, C.P., Cook, G., Johnson, K., and R. Smiljanic (2015). Effect of noise on foreign-accent adaptation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137, 2435. Pittsburgh, PA. May 18-22.

Johnson, K., Ferracane, E., Blanco, C. P., & R. Smiljanic (2015). Adaptation to Foreign-Accented Speech in Noise. UT undergraduate research week.

Manrique, A., DuBois, M., Blanco, C. P., & R. Smiljanic (2015). Sensitivity to Spanish and English vowels: A comparison of monolingual and bilingual listeners. UT undergraduate research week.

DuBois, M., Manrique, A., Blanco, C. P., & R. Smiljanic (2015). Do you hear what I hear? The effects of language background on the perception of accented speech. Liberal Arts Honors Day & UT undergraduate research week.

Smiljanic, Rajka (2014). Speech intelligibility and sentence recognition memory in noise. Special Session “Room Acoustic Effects on Speech Comprehension and Recall”. Acoustical Society of America Meeting, Indianapolis, IN. October 27-31.

Smiljanic, Rajka (2014). Non-native clear speech production and perception. To be presented at the 2014 ASHA convention, Orlando, Florida, November 20–22.

Blanco, Cynthia, Yi, Hoyoung and Rajka Smiljanic (2014). Adaptation to foreign accents: The role of listener language experience and task expectations. Bias in Auditory Perception conference. Aarhus, Denmark, September 18-20.

Niamh, Kelly and Rajka Smiljanic (2014). “Monosyllabic Lexical Pitch Contrasts in Norwegian.” Speech Prosody conference. Dublin, Ireland. 20-23 May.

Niamh, Kelly and Rajka Smiljanic (2014). “The Effects of Pragmatic Focus on Norwegian Tonal Accent.” 4th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. 13-16 May.

Smiljanic, Rajka (2014). Overview of Speech Communication Research. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 135, 2182. Providence, RI. 5-9 May.

Blanco, C., Ferracane, E., Yi, H., and R. Smiljanic (2014). Language proficiency, context influence foreign-accent adaptation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 136, 2109. Indianapolis, IN. 27-31 October.

Gilbert, Rachael, Cristabella Trimble-Quiz, Karen Johnson and Rajka Smiljanic (2014). Speaking style adaptations across the lifespan. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135, 2421. Providence, RI. 5-9 May.

Van der Feest, Suzanne and Rajka Smiljanic (2014). Timecourse of word recognition for listener-oriented speaking style adaptations. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135, 2316. Providence, RI. 5-9 May.

Gilbert, Rachael, Nicholas Victor, Bharath Chandrasekaran and Rajka Smiljanic (2013). Intelligibility of speaking styles elicited by various instructions. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 134 , 4244.

Blanco, Cindy, Emily Tagtow and Rajka Smiljanic (2013). Familiarity with a foreign-accent aids perceptual accent adaptation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 134 , 4249.

Gilbert, Rachael and Rajka Smiljanic (2013). Speaking style adaptations produced by older and young adults. 2013 Aging and Speech Communication conference, Indiana University. Bloomington, Indiana. 6-9 October.

Smiljanic, Rajka and Bharath Chandrasekaran (2013). Processing speech of varying intelligibility. Special Session at the 165th ASA Meeting: Variability in Speech Intelligibility: Behavioral and Neural perspectives. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 133, 3386.

Smiljanic, Rajka, Stan Sheft, Bharath Chandrasekaran and Valeriy Shafiro (2013). Effect of speech clarity on perception of interrupted meaningful and anomalous sentences. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 133,    3388.

Rao, Gayatri, Rajka Smiljanic and Randy Diehl (2013). Individual variability in phonetic convergence for vowels and rhythm. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 133, 3340.

Boyce, Suzanne, Sarah Hamilton, Joel MacAuslan, Jean Krause, Rajka Smiljanic, and Ann Bradlow (2013). Using Landmark Detection to Measure Effective Clear Speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 133, 3391.

Yi, Han-Gyol, Rajka Smiljanic and Bharath Chandrasekaran (2013). Natural variations in speech intelligibility: An fMRI study. Poster presented at the Institute for Neuroscience 17th Annual Symposium, Austin, TX.

Yi, Han-Gyol, Rajka Smiljanic and Bharath Chandrasekaran (2013). Natural variations in speech intelligibility: An fMRI study. 19th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping: Seattle, WA.

Beitz, J., Van Engen, K., Smiljanic, R. & B. Chandrasekaran (2012). “Effects of visual cue enhancement on speech intelligibility for clear and conversational speech in noise.” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 132, 2080.

Gilbert, R., Chandrasekaran, B. & R. Smiljanic (2012). “Recognition memory in noise for speech of varying intelligibility.” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 132, 2077.

Sladen, D. & Smiljanic, R. (2012). “The influence of acoustic and semantic enhancements on speech in noise recognition for children with normal hearing and children with cochlear implants.” NHS 2012 – Beyond Newborn Hearing Screening. Infant and Childhood Hearing in Science and Clinical Practice, Cernobbio, Italy.

Gilbert, R., Van Engen, K., Chandrasekaran, B., & Smiljanic, R. (2012). “Effects of speech clarity on recognition memory for spoken sentences in quiet and in noise.” Poster presented at the Graduate Research Showcase, UT.

Rimikis, S., L. Calandruccio, & Smiljanic, R. (2011). “Normative data on New Sentence-Recognition Materials for Non-Native English Speakers.” ASHA.

Clopper, C. & Smiljanic, R. (2011). “Regional Variation in Temporal Organization in American English.” Presented at the Ilse Lehiste Memorial Symposium at OSU.

Van Engen, K., Chandrasekaran, B., Ayres, L., Czimskey, N., Smiljanic, R. “Recognition memory for speech of varying intelligibility.” JASA 130, 2445 (2011).

Smiljanic, R., Calandruccio, L., and Rimikis, S. “Speech-in-noise perception for new sentence-recognition materials: normative data for a diverse non-native listener population.” JASA 130, 2572 (2011).

Rao, G., Smiljanic, R., and Diehl, R. “Effect of linguistic background on convergence of prosodic rhythm”   JASA 129, 2680 (2011)

Smiljanic, R. (2011) “Intelligibility of speech produced by older talkers.”  Aging and Speech Communication, Bloomington, IN.

R. Gilbert, D. Sladen, and R. Smiljanic (2011) “Oral receptive and expressive language skills and word recognition in children with cochlear implants.” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 129, 2624.

Smiljanic & Sladen (2011). “Speech intelligibility in noise for adult and children users of cochlear implants.” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 129, 2662.

Rao, G. and Smiljanic, R. (2011). “Effect of native language background, speaking style and age on rhythmic variation.” XVIIth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences.

Rao, G. and Smiljanic, R. (2011). “Effect of language, speaking style and talker on a spectral rhythm measure.” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 129, 2680.

Smiljanic & Sladen (2011). “Children and Adults with Cochlear Implants: Effect of Age on use of Acoustic-Phonetic and Semantic Enhancements.” 2011 American Auditory Society Meeting.

Smiljanic & Sladen (2010). “Effect of acoustic-phonetic and semantic enhancements on speech recognition for children with cochlear implants.” Special session at the 160th ASA Meeting: Psychological and Physiological Acoustics: Hearing Impairment, Hearing Aids, and Cochlear Implants. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 128(4), 2425.

Smiljanic &  L. Calandruccio (2010) “Development of the non-native English sentence test for speech recognition.” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 128(4), 2486.

S. Rimikis, Weintraub, Ott, Smialjnic, R. & L. Calandruccio. (2010). “Reducing linguistic biases: sentence materials developed for non-native English speakers.” ASHA.

Sjerps &Smiljanic (2010). “The influence of language background on the relative perception of vowels. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 128(4), 2352.

Smiljanic & Bradlow (2009). “Native and Non-native Clear Speech Production.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 125(4), Pt. 2, 2753.

M. Armstorng, R. Smiljanic & C. Clopper (2008). “Pause distribution in three American English dialects: Southern, Midland and Mid-Atlantic.”  New Ways of Analyzing Variation 37, Houston, TX.

Smiljanic & Bradlow (2008). “Clear speech intelligibility and accentedness ratings for native and non-native talkers and listeners.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 123(5), Pt. 2, 3883.

“Landmark-Based Analysis of Sleep-Deprived Speech.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 123(5), Pt. 2, 3887. [with S. Boyce, J. MacAuslan and A. Bradlow]

Related popular press:

Lay language papers: Acoustics ’08 Paris. Available at http://www.acoustics.org/press/155th/boyce.htm

Discovery Channel online: http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/07/14/sleep-speech-deprive.html

“Automatic Detection of Differences between Clear and Conversational Speech.” American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Boston. [with S. Boyce, A. Bradlow and J. MacAuslan]

“Global Temporal Characteristics of English Clear and Conversational Speech.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 121(5), Pt. 2, 3043. [with J. Viau and A. Bradlow]

“The effect of phonological neighborhood density and word frequency on vowel production and perception in clear speech.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 120(5), Pt. 2, 3291. [with J. Viau and A. Bradlow]

“Regional Prosodic Variation in American English: Midland vs.  South.” New Ways of Analyzing Variation 35, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. [with C. Clopper]

“Lexical effects on vowel production and perception in clear speech.” (2006). Third International Workshop on Language Production, Chicago, IL. [with with J. Viau and A. Bradlow]

“Word and Syllable Boundary Strengthening in English Clear Speech.” 10th Conference on Laboratory Phonology. [with J. Viau and A. Bradlow]

“Rhythm in English Clear Speech.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 119(5), Pt. 2, 3304. [with J. Viau and A. Bradlow]

“Does clear speech enhance the voice onset time contrast in Croatian and English?” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 118(3), Pt. 2, 1900. [with A. Bradlow]

“Variability in the clear speech intelligibility advantage.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 118(3), Pt. 2, 1931. [with K. Konopka and A. Bradlow]

“Production and perception of clear speech in Croatian and English.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 116(4), Pt. 2, 2627. [with A. Bradlow]

“Contrast enhancement in Serbian.” From Sound to Sense: 50+ Years of Discoveries in Speech Communication. MIT.

“Contrast enhancement in Croatian clear speech.” Ninth Conference on Laboratory Phonology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. [with A. Bradlow]

“Phonetic and Phonological Effects in Production and Perception of Croatian Clear Speech.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 115(5), Pt. 2, 2395. [with A. Bradlow]

“Prosodic variation in Serbian and Croatian: An experimental approach.” 14th Biennial Conference on Balkan Linguistics, Literature and Folklore. University of Mississippi.

“Lexical and pragmatic effects on pitch range and low tone alignment in two dialects of Serbian and Croatian.” Chicago Linguistic Society 39, University of Chicago.

“Prosodic variation and the expression of pragmatic narrow focus in two dialects of Croatian and Serbian.” Prosodic Interfaces Conference, Nantes, France.

“Early vs. late focus: pitch-peak alignment in two dialects of Serbian and Croatian.” Eighth Conference on Laboratory Phonology, Yale University and Haskins Laboratories, USA.

“Lexical contrast maintenance and expression of narrow focus in two dialects of Serbian and Croatian.” Second International Conference on Contrast in Phonology, University of Toronto, Canada.

“How do speakers express emphasis and focus in speech? Research on prosody.” Poster presentation of the Computational Linguistics group at the Beckman Institute Open House.

“Pitch peak alignment as a function of lexical and pragmatic factors in two dialects of Serbian/Croatian.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 109 (5), Pt. 2, 2414.

“Pitch-accent and stress-accent in Basque and the typology of accentual systems.” Seventh Conference on Laboratory Phonology, University of Nijmegen and Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands.

“Lexical and pragmatic functions of tonal alignment in two Serbo-Croatian dialects.” Chicago Linguistic Society 36, University of Chicago.

“On the accented/unaccented distinction in Western Basque and the typology of accentual systems.” Berkeley Linguistics Society 26, UC Berkeley.

“The accented/unaccented distinction in Western Basque.” Mid-Continent Workshop on Phonology 5, Illinois State University.

Gilbert, R., Chandrasekaran, B. & R. Smiljanic (2012). “Recognition memory in noise for speech of varying intelligibility.” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 132, 2077.

Beitz, J., Van Engen, K., Smiljanic, R. & B. Chandrasekaran (2012). “Effects of visual cue enhancement on speech intelligibility for clear and conversational speech in noise.” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 132, 2080.

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