The Alberta Phonetics Laboratory is a collaborative space located in Assiniboia Hall and is part of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta. We pursue research investigating speech perception, speech production, and speech technology.
We are recruiting participants for a speech aging experiment. You can find the relevant information below: Audio RecordingParticipants must be native speakers of English. Participants must be between the ages of 65 and 85 . What does participation include? * Basic hearing test* Participant recording of your side of a telephone conversation with a friend or relative and […]
Check out our new article on acoustic distance!https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0009584 Using phonological neighborhood density has been a common method to quantify lexical competition. It is useful and convenient but has shortcomings that are worth reconsidering. The present study quantifies the effects of lexical competition during spoken word recognition using acoustic distance and acoustic absement rather than phonological […]
Voiceless nasal consonants are typologically rare in the world’s languages. The present study investigates the acoustic realization of reported voiceless nasals in the Miyako Ryukyuan dialect Ikema. Voiceless nasals in Ikema occur word-initially and word-medially as part of a geminate or consonant cluster, and are phonemically distinct from modal voiced nasals. Initial observation of collected […]