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

Chien, Y-F., and Jongman, A. (2019). Tonal neutralization of Taiwanese checked and smooth syllables: An acoustic study. Language and Speech, 62, 452-474.

Chien, Y-F., Yang, X, Fiorentino, R., and Sereno, J.A. (2020). The role of the surface and underlying forms when processing tonal alternations in Mandarin Chinese: A mismatch negativity study. Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences, 11, #646, 1-17. doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00646

Cho, S., Jongman, A., Wang, Y., and Sereno, J.A., (2020). Multi-modal cross-linguistic perception of fricatives in clear speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 147, 2609-2624.

Dmitrieva, O., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J.A. (2020). The effect of instructed second language learning on the acoustic properties of first language speech. Languages.

Garg, S., Hamarneh, G., Jongman, A., Sereno, J.A., and Wang, Y. (2019). Computer-vision analysis reveals facial movements made during Mandarin tone production align with pitch trajectories. Speech Communication, 113, 47-62.

Garg, S., Hamarneh, G., Jongman, A., Sereno, J.A., and Wang, Y. (2020). ADFAC: Automatic Detection of Facial Articulatory Features. MethodsX.

Jongman, A., and Tremblay, A. (in press). Word prosody in L2. In C. Gussenhoven & A. Chen (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of language prosody. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Lee, H., and Jongman, A. (2019). Effects of sound change on the weighting of acoustic cues to the three-way laryngeal stop contrast in Korean: Diachronic and dialectal comparisons. Language and Speech, 62, 509-530.

Li, Y., Lee, G., & Sereno, J.A. (2019). Comparing monosyllabic and disyllabic training in perceptual learning of Mandarin tone. In A. Nyvad, M. Hejná, A. Højen, A. Jespersen, & M. Hjortshøj Sarensen (Eds.), A Sound Approach to Language Matters - In Honor of Ocke-Schwen Bohn, (pp. 303-319).

Politzer-Ahles, Stephen and Jie Zhang (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, Zhen, Annie Tremblay, and Jie Zhang (2019). Influence of wirhin-category toal information in the recognition of Mandarin-Chinese words by native and non-native listeners: An eye-tracking study. Journal of Phonetics 73: 144-157.

Redmon, C., Leung, K., Wang, Y., McMurray, B., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J.A. (2020). Cross-linguistic perception of clearly spoken English tense and lax vowels based on auditory, visual, and auditory-visual information. Journal of Phonetics, 81, 1-25.

Tupper, P., Leung, K., Wang, Y., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J.A. (2020). Characterizing the distinctive acoustic cues of Mandarin tones. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 147, 2570-2580.

Wang, Y., Sereno, J.A., and Jongman, A. (2020). Multimodal perception of tone. In H-M. Liu, F-M. Tsao, and P. Li (Eds.), Speech Perception, Production, and Acquisition: Multidisciplinary Approaches in Chinese Language. Springer series on Chinese Language Learning Sciences, Ch.8.

Yan, Hanbo, Yu-Fu Chien, and Jie Zhang (2019). Priming the representation of left-dominant sandhi words: A Shanghai diealct case study. Language and Speech.

Zhang, Jie (to appear). Tonal processes defined as tone sandhi. In Chu-Ren Huang, Yen-Hwei Lin, and I-Hsuan Chen (eds.), The Cambridge handbook of Chinese linguistics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

Zhang, Jie, Duanmu San, and Yiya Chen (to appear). Prosodic systems: North Asia. In Carlos Gussenhoven and Aoju Chen (eds.), The Oxford handbook of language prosody. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Zhang, Jie (to appear). Speakers treat transparent and opaque alternation patterns differently - evidence from Chinese tone sandhi. In Richard Stockwell, Maura O’Leary, Zhongshi Xu, and Z. L. Zhou (eds.), Proceedings of the 36th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, pp. 22-40. Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA.

Zuraiq, W. and Sereno, J.A. (in press). Production of English lexical stress by Arabic learners. R. Wayland (Ed.), In Second Language Speech Learning: Theoretical and empirical progress, Cambridge University Press.


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