KUPPL logoThe University of Kansas Phonetics and Psycholinguistics Laboratory (KUPPL) provides an integrated environment for the experimental study of speech and language, including its production, perception, and acquisition. Primary research areas are acoustic and auditory phonetics as well as spoken and written word recognition, all across a variety of languages.


Recent publications


Aljasser, F., Jackson, K., Vitevitch, M. S., & Sereno, J. A. (in press). The influence of phonemic inventory on elicited speech errors in Arabic speakers of English. The Mental Lexicon.

Chien, Y.-F., Sereno, J. A., & Zhang, J. (2017). What's in a word: Observing the contribution of underlying and surface representations. Language and Speech.

Chien, Y-F., Sereno, J.A., & Zhang, J. (2016). Priming the representation of Mandarin tone 3 sandhi. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31(2), 179-189.

Hannah, B., Wang, Y., Jongman, A., Sereno, J. A., Cao, J., & Nie, Y. (2017). Cross-modal association between auditory and visuospatial information in Mandarin tone perception in noise by native and non-native perceivers. Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences.

Jongman, A., & McMurray, B. (2017). On invariance: Acoustic input meets listener expectations. In A. Lahiri & S. Kotzor (Eds.), The speech processing lexicon: Neurocognitive and behavioural approaches. Germany: Mouton DeGruyter.

Jongman, A., Qin, Z., Zhang, J., & Sereno, J. A. (2017). Just noticeable differences for pitch direction, height, and slope for Mandarin and English listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 142, 163-169.

Lee, G., & Jongman, A. (2016). Perceptual cues in Korean fricatives. In A. Agwuele & A. Lotto (Eds.), Essays in Speech Processes - Language Production and Perception. United Kingdom: Equinox Publishing.

Lee, H., & Jongman, A. (2016). A diachronic investigation of the vowels and fricatives in Korean: An acoustic comparison of the Seoul and South Kyungsang dialects. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 46, 157-184.

Lee, H., Jongman, A., & Zhang, J. (2016). Variation and change in the nominal pitch accent system of South Kyengsang Korean. Phonology, 33, 325-351.

Leung, K., Jongman, A., Wang, Y., & Sereno, J.A. (2016). Acoustic characteristics of clearly spoken English tense and lax vowels. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140, 45-58.

Li, M., & Zhang, J. (2017). Perceptual distinctiveness between dental and palatal sibilants in different vowel contexts and its implication for phonological contrasts. Laboratory Phonology, 8(1), 27.

Liu, J. & Zhang, J. (in press). A production and perception study on tonal neutralization in Nanchang Chinese. Journal of Chinese Linguistics monograph series no. 25: Studies on tonal aspects of languages.

McMurray, B., & Jongman, A. (2016). What comes after [f]? Prediction in speech results from data explanatory processes. Psychological Science, 27(1), 43-52.

Minai, U., Gustafson, K., Fiorentino, R., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J.A. (2017). Fetal rhythm-based language discrimination: A biomagnetometry study. NeuroReport, 28, 561-564.

Politzer-Ahles, S. & Zhang, J. (in press). Evidence for the role of tone sandhi in Mandarin speech production. Journal of Chinese Linguistics monograph series no. 25: Studies on tonal aspects of languages.

Qin, Z., & Jongman, A. (2016). Does second language experience modulate perception of tones in a third language? Language and Speech, 59, 318-338.

Sereno, J. A. (2017). How category learning occurs in adults and children. In A. Lahiri & S. Kotzor, The Speech Processing Lexicon: Neurocognitive and behavioural approaches. Germany: De Gruyter Mouton. (Reviewed/Refereed)

Sereno, J.A., Lammers, L., & Jongman, A. (2016). The relative contribution of segments and intonation to the perception of foreign-accented speech. Applied Psycholinguistics, 37, 303-322.

Wang, Y., Jongman, A. & Sereno, J.A. (2016). L2 acquisition of lexical tone. In Sybesma, R., Behr, W., Gu, Y., Handel, Z., Huang, C.-T., and Myers, J. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics (ECLL).

Yakup, M., & Sereno, J. A. (2016). Acoustic correlates of lexical stress in Uyghur. Journal of the International Phonetics Association, 46(1), 61-77.

Yan, H. & Zhang, J. (2016). Pattern substitution in Wuxi tone sandhi and its implication for phonological learning. International Journal of Chinese Linguistics 3.1: 1-45.

Zhang, J. & Liu, J. (2016). The productivity of variable disyllabic tone sandhi in Tianjin Chinese. Journal of East Asian Linguistics 25.1: 1-35 (Appendix 1, Appendix 2, Appendix 3).

Zhang, J. & Meng, Y. (2016). Structure-dependent tone sandhi in real and nonce words in Shanghai Wu. Journal of Phonetics 54.1: 169-201.



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