Speech Perception and Production

  • speech perception in general and explicit pattern recognition models of speech perception
  • the investigation of phonetic detail typical of spontaneous speech, specifically speech reduction (click here for examples of speech reduction) and here for a news article in Science News about our research.
  • testing and creating models of spoken word recognition
  • find new ways of making use of existing language technologies and developing our own technologies to aid us in understanding human speech production and language comprehension

Language Documentation and Revitalization

We pursue the documentation and revitalization of the languages of the world. To date we have investigated languages in North America, South America, Africa and Asia.