June 3, 2020
The Carney Lab announces new stand-alone, platform-independent GUI for UR-EAR (University of Rochester- Envisioning Auditory Response)
The acoustic signal is vastly different from the auditory signal. How does the auditory system represent speech sounds? This stand-alone, platform-independent GUI for UR-EAR (University of Rochester-Envisioning Auditory Response) provides visualizations of population responses of auditory-nerve (AN) and inferior colliculus (IC) model neurons.
Includes zip files of MATLAB source code and standalone executables for visualizing population response of auditory neurons.
May 29, 2020
Bushong accepts tenure-track position
CLS student Wednesday Bushong has accepted a tenure-track position at the University of Hartford, to begin this fall. Congratulations, Wednesday!
May 29, 2020
New work by current CLS students and recent alumni
Xie, X. and and Jaeger, T. F. 2020. Comparing non-native and native speech: Are L2 productions more variable? The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 147(5), 3320-3347.
Fedzechkina, M., and Jaeger, T. F. 2019. Production efficiency can cause grammatical change: Learners deviate from the input to better balance efficiency against robust message transmission. Cognition.
Schepens, J., van Hout, R., and Jaeger, T. F. 2019. Big data suggest strong constraints of phonological similarity on adult language learning. Cognition.
Bushong, W. and Jaeger, T. F. 2019. Dynamic re-weighting of acoustic and contextual cues in spoken word recognition. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 146(2), EL135-EL140.
Yan, S. and Jaeger, T. F. 2019. Early context effects on event-related potentials over natural inputs. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience.
Liu, L. and Jaeger, T. F. 2019. Talker-specific pronunciation or speech error? Discounting (or not) atypical pronunciations during speech perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human perception and performance.
May 26, 2020
Pietraszko paper to be published
Linguistics faculty Asia Pietraszko’s paper The coming apart of case and focus in Bantu, has been accepted into the journal, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, for publication.
Links: Prepublication draft
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