Below is a general description of the research in the lab. Specific projects can be found in the links above under Current Projects.

Speech Perception and Production


One of the main focuses is on speech perception in general and explicit pattern recognition models of speech perception in particular (Nearey).

Another focus of the lab is the investigation of phonetic detail typical of spontaneous speech, specifically speech reduction (click here for an example of speech reduction) (Tucker).
Some of this work was featured in Science News.

The lab also has general focus in laboratory phonology and in experimental testing of linguistic and psycholinguistic hypotheses.

IMG_4228Language Documentation and Revitalization

A secondary focus is the documentation and revitalization of the languages of the world.