Allard Jongman, Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Linguistics
Professor
Primary office:
785-864-2384
Blake Hall
Room 422
University of Kansas
1541 Lilac Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045


Teaching Interests

  • Phonetics

Research Interests

  • Acoustic and articulatory phonetics
  • Speech perception and auditory word recognition
  • Phonetics of second language learning
  • Experimental psycholinguistics

Selected Publications

Lee, H., Jongman, A., & Zhang, J. (in press). Variation and change in the nominal pitch accent system of South Kyungsang Korean. Phonology, 33(2)

Wang, Y., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. (in press). L2 acquisition of lexical tone. In . (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics (ECLL). pdf

Lee, H., & Jongman, A. (in press). Diachronic sound change in the vowels and fricatives of Kyungsang Korean: A comparative acoustic study between Seoul and Kyungsang Korean. Journal of the International Phonetic Association. pdf

Zhen, Q., & Jongman, A. (in press). Does second language experience modulate perception of tones in a third language? Language and Speech. pdf

Sereno, J., Lammers, L., & Jongman, A. (in press). The relative contribution of segments and intonation to the perception of foreign-accented speech. Applied Psycholinguistics. pdf

McMurray, B., & Jongman, A. (in press). What comes after [f]? Prediction in speech results from data explanatory processes. Psychological Science. pdf

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. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=22364

Leung, K., Jongman, A., Wang, Y., & Sereno, J. (in press). Acoustic characteristics of clearly spoken English tense and lax vowels. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. pdf

Leung, K., Jongman, A., Wang, Y., & Sereno, J. (2015). Acoustic characteristics of clearly spoken English tense and lax vowels. In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. pdf

Sereno, J., Lee, H., & Jongman, A. (2015). Effects of speaking rate and context on the production of Mandarin tone. In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. pdf

Tang, L., Hannah, B., Jongman, A., Sereno, J., Wang, Y., & Hamarneh, H. (2015). Examining visible articulatory features in clear and conversational speech. In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. pdf

Qin, Q., & Jongman, A. (2015). L2 experience modulates learners’ use of cues in the perception of L3 tones. In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences.

Lee, H., & Jongman, A. (2015). Acoustic evidence for diachronic sound change in the lexical pitch accents of Kyungsang Korean: A comparative study of the Seoul and Kyungsang dialects. Journal of Phonetics, 50, 15-33. pdf

Herd, W., Sereno, J., & Jongman, A. (2015). Cross-modal priming differences between native and nonnative Spanish speakers. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 8, 135-155. pdf

Tang, L., Hannah, B., Jongman, A., Sereno, J., Wang, Y., & Hamarneh, G. (2015). Examining visible articulatory features in clear and plain speech. Speech Communication, 75, 1-13. pdf

Apfelbaum, K., Bullock-Rest, N., Rhone, A., Jongman, A., & McMurray, B. (2014). Contingent categorisation in speech perception. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 29, 1070-1082. pdf

Liu, J., & Jongman, A. (2013). American learners’ acquisition of L2 Chinese affricates /ts/ and /tsh/. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics , 18. DOI:

Herd, W., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. (2013). Perceptual and production training of intervocalic /d,ɾ, r/ in American English learners of Spanish. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America , 133, 4247-4255. pdf

Vitevitch, M. S., Sereno, J., Jongman, A., & Goldstein, R. (2013). Speaker sex influences processing of grammatical gender. PLoS ONE , 8(11). DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0079701

Lee, H., Politzer-Ahles, S., & Jongman, A. (2013). Speakers of tonal and non-tonal Korean dialects use different cue weightings in the perception of the three-way laryngeal stop contrast. Journal of Phonetics, 41, 117-132. pdf

Jongman, A. (2013). Acoustic Phonetics (M. Aronoff). Oxford Bibliographies Online: Linguistics. Oxford University Press. http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199772810/obo-9780199772810-0047.xml?rskey=8kNg37&result=42&q=

Lee, H., & Jongman, A. (2012). An acoustic and aerodynamic study of stops in tonal and non-tonal dialects of Korean. Journal of the International Phonetic Association , 42, 145-169. pdf

Rhone, A., & Jongman, A. (2012). Modified locus equations categorize stop place in a perceptually realistic time frame. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America , 131, EL 487-491. pdf

Jongman, A., Herd, W., Al-Masri, M., Sereno, J., & Combest, S. (2011). Acoustics and perception of emphasis in Urban Jordanian Arabic. Journal of Phonetics , 39, 85-95. pdf

McMurray, B., & Jongman, A. (2011). What information is necessary for speech categorization? Harnessing variability in the speech signal by integrating cues computed relative to expectations. Psychological Review , 118, 219-246. pdf

Herd, W., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. (2010). An acoustical and perceptual analysis of /t/ and /d/ flaps in American English. Journal of Phonetics , 38, 504-516. pdf

Ferguson, S. H., Jongman, A., Sereno, J., & Keum, K. A. (2010). Intelligibility of foreign-accented speech for older adults with and without hearing loss. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology , 21, 153-162. pdf

Dmitrieva, O., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. (2010). Phonological neutralization by native and non-native speakers: The case of Russian final devoicing. Journal of Phonetics , 38, 483-492. pdf

Reetz, H., & Jongman, A. (2009). Phonetics: Transcription, Production, Acoustics, and Perception, Wiley-Blackwell Publishers . 316.

Lai, Y., Huff, C., Sereno, J., & Jongman, A. (2009). The raising effect of aspirated prevocalic consonants on F0 in Taiwanese. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on East Asian Linguistics. Simon Fraser University Working Papers in Linguistics. pdf

Maniwa, K., Jongman, A., & Wade, T. (2009). Acoustic characteristics of clearly spoken English fricatives. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125, pp. 3962-3973. pdf

Maniwa, K., Jongman, A., & Wade, T. (2008). Perception of clear English fricatives by normal-hearing and simulated hearing-impaired listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123, 1114-1125. pdf

Jongman, A., & Wade, T. (2007). Acoustic variability and perceptual learning: The case of non-native accented speech. In O. Bohn & M. Munro (Eds.), Language Experience in Second Language Speech Learning. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. pdf

Wade, T., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. (2007). Effects of acoustic variability in the perceptual learning of non-native-accented speech sounds. Phonetica, 64, 122-144. pdf

Jongman, A., Wang, Y., Moore, C., & Sereno, J. (2006). Perception and production of Mandarin tone. In P. Li, L. H. Tan, E. Bates, & O. J. L. Tzeng (Eds.), Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics (Vol. 1: Chinese). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pdf

Wang, Y., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. (2006). Second language acquisition and processing of Mandarin tone. In P. Li, L. H. Tan, E. Bates, & O. J. L. Tzeng (Eds.), Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics (Vol. 1: Chinese). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pdf

Atchley, R. A., Rice, M., Betz, S., Kwasny, K., Sereno, J., & Jongman, A. (2006). A comparison of semantic and syntactic Event Related Potentials generated by children and adults. Brain & Language, 99, 236-246.

Smits, R., Sereno, J., & Jongman, A. (2006). Categorization of sounds. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 32, 733-754. pdf

Warner, N., Good, E., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. (2006). Orthographic vs. morphological incomplete neutralization effects. Journal of Phonetics, 34, 285-293. pdf

Jongman, A. (2005). Acoustic Phonetics. In P. Strazny (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Linguistics. New York: Routledge. pdf

Jongman, A. (2005). Speech Perception. In P. Strazny (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Linguistics. New York: Routledge. pdf

Al-Masri, M., & Jongman, A. (2004). Acoustic correlates of emphasis in Jordanian Arabic: Preliminary results. In Proceedings of the 2003 Texas Linguistics Society Conference (pp. 96-106). Somerville: Cascadilla Press. pdf

Jongman, A. (2004). Phonological and phonetic representations: The case of neutralization. In Proceedings of the 2003 Texas Linguistics Society Conference (pp. 9-16). Somerville: Cascadilla Press. pdf

Warner, N., Jongman, A., Sereno, J., & Kemper, R. (2004). Incomplete neutralization of sub-phonemic durational differences in production and perception of Dutch. Journal of Phonetics, 32, 251-276. pdf

Wang, Y., Behne, D., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. (2004). Lateralization of Mandarin tone by native and non-native listeners. Applied Psycholinguistics, 26, 449-466. pdf

Jongman, A., Wade, T., & Sereno, J. (2003). On improving the perception of foreign-accented speech. In Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (pp. 1561-1564). pdf

Wang, Y., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. (2003). Acoustic and perceptual evaluation of Mandarin tone production before and after perceptual training. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 113, 1033-1044. pdf

Wayland, R., & Jongman, A. (2003). Acoustic correlates of breathy and clear vowels: the case of Khmer. Journal of Phonetics, 31, 181-201. pdf

Jongman, A., Wang, Y., & Kim, B. (2003). Contributions of sentential and facial information to perception of fricatives. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 46, 1367-1377. pdf

Wang, Y., Sereno, J., Jongman, A., & Hirsch, J. (2003). fMRI evidence for cortical modification during language learning. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience , 15, 1019-1027. pdf

Wade, T., Eakin, D., Webb, R., Agah, A., Brown, F., Jongman, A., Gauch, J., Schreiber, T., & Sereno, J. (2002). Modeling recognition of speech sounds with Minerva2. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing. pdf

Warner, N., Jongman, A., & Muecke, D. (2002). Variability in direction of dorsal movement during production of /l/. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (pp. 1089-1092). pdf

Wayland, R., & Jongman, A. (2002). Registrogenesis in Khmer: A phonetic account. Mon-Khmer Studies, 32, 101-117. pdf

Sereno, J., Smits, R., & Jongman, A. (2001). Auditory category learning. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Speech Recognition as Pattern Classification (pp. 43-48).

Jongman, A. (2001). Categorization of English fricatives. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Speech Recognition as Pattern Classification (pp. 19-23).

Warner, N., Jongman, A., Cutler, A., & Muecke, D. (2001). The phonological status of schwa insertion in Dutch: An articulograph study. In Proceedings of the 4th International Speech Motor Conference.

Wayland, R., & Jongman, A. (2001). Chanthaburi Khmer vowels: Phonetic and phonemic analyses. Mon-Khmer Studies, 31, 65-82.

Wang, Y., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. (2001). Dichotic perception of Mandarin tones by Chinese and American listeners. Brain and Language, 78, 332-348. pdf

Warner, N., Jongman, A., Cutler, A., & Muecke, D. (2001). The phonological status of Dutch epenthetic schwa. Phonology, 18, 387-420. pdf

Jongman, A., Wang, Y., & Sereno, J. (2000). Acoustic and perceptual properties of English fricatives. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (Vol. I, pp. 536-539).

Wang, Y., Sereno, J., Jongman, A., & Hirsch, J. (2000). Cortical reorganization associated with the acquisition of Mandarin tones by American learners: An fMRI study. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (Vol. II, pp. 511-514).

Jongman, A., & Moore, C. (2000). The role of language experience in speaker and rate normalization processes. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (Vol. I, pp. 62-65).

Jongman, A., Wayland, R., & Wong, S. (2000). Acoustic characteristics of English fricatives. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 108, 1252-1263. https://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/handle/1808/13393

Doeleman, T. L., Sereno, J. A., Jongman, A., & Sereno, S. C. (2000). Features and feedback. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23, 328-329.

Sereno, J. A., Zwitserlood, P., & Jongman, A. (1999). Entries and operations: The great divide and the pitfalls of form frequency. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22, 1039.

Wang, Y., Spence, M., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. (1999). Training American listeners to perceive Mandarin tones. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 106, 3649-3659. pdf

Jongman, A., Sereno, J., Wayland, R., & Wong, S. (1998). Acoustic properties of English fricatives. In Joint Proceedings of the 16th International Congress on Acoustics and the 135th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (pp. 2935-2936).

Wang, Y., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. (1998). Training American listeners to perceive Mandarin tones: A first report. In Joint Proceedings of the 16th International Congress on Acoustics and the 135th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (pp. 2979-2980).

Jongman, A. (1998). Are locus equations sufficient or necessary for obstruent perception? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 21, 271-272.

Jongman, A. (1998). Effects of vowel length and syllable structure on segment duration in Dutch. Journal of Phonetics, 26, 207-222. pdf

Jongman, A., Wayland, R., & Wong, S. (1998). Acoustic characteristics of English fricatives: I. Static cues (N. Adisasmito-Smith, W. Ham, & L. Lavoie). Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory. 12

Wang, Y., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. (1998). Training American listeners to perceive Mandarin tones (N. Adisasmito-Smith, W. Ham, & L. Lavoie). Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory. 12

Sereno, J. A., & Jongman, A. (1997). Processing of English Inflectional Morphology. Memory & Cognition, 25, 425-437. pdf

Moore, C. B., & Jongman, A. (1997). Speaker normalization in the perception of Mandarin Chinese tones. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 102, 1864-1877. pdf

Kim, H., & Jongman, A. (1996). Acoustic and perceptual evidence for complete neutralization of manner of articulation in Korean. Journal of Phonetics, 24, 295-312. pdf

Jongman, A. (1995). [Review of Acoustics of American English Speech, by J. P Olive, A. Greenwood, and J. Coleman]. Language and Speech, 38, 115-118.

Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. A. (1995). Acoustic properties of non-sibilant fricatives. In Proceedings of the XIIIth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (pp. 432-435).

Sereno, J. A., & Jongman, A. (1995). Acoustic correlates of form class. Language and Speech, 38, 57-76. pdf

Jongman, A. (1994). The segment as smallest prosodic unit: A curious hypothesis. In P. Keating (Ed.), Phonological structure and phonetic form: Papers in Laboratory Phonology III (pp. 99-107). Cambridge University Press.

Jongman, A., Sereno, J. A., Raaijmakers, M., & Lahiri, A. (1992). The phonological representation of [voice] in speech perception. Language and Speech, 35, 137-152. pdf

Sereno, J. A., & Jongman, A. (1992). Phonetic priming effects in auditory word recognition (A. Bradlow). Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory. 7

Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. A. (1991). On vowel quantity and post-vocalic consonant duration in Dutch. In Proceedings of the XIIth International Congress of Phonetic Science, Vol. 2 (pp. 294-297).

Jongman, A., & Miller, J. D. (1991). Location of burst-onset spectra in the Auditory-Perceptual Space: A study of place of articulation in voiceless stop consonants. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 89, 867-873. pdf

Lahiri, A., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. A. (1990). Dutch pronominal clitics: A theoretical and experimental approach. In A. Jongman & A. Lahiri (Eds.), Yearbook of Morphology (Vol. 3, pp. 115-127). Dordrecht: Foris.

Jongman, A. (1990). [Review of Linguistic structure in language processing, Greg N. Carlson and Michael K. Tanenhaus (Eds.)]. Linguistics, 28, 1076-1079.

Jongman, A. & Lahiri, A. (Eds.). (1990). Yearbook of Morphology (A. Jongman & A. Lahiri, Eds., Vol. 3). Dordrecht: Foris.

Jongman, A. (1990). Impersonal passive in Relational Grammar: Demotion or advancement? Linguistische Berichte, 129, 349-386.

Lahiri, A., & Jongman, A. (1990). Intermediate level of analysis: features or segments? Journal of Phonetics, 18, 435-443.

Sereno, J. A., & Jongman, A. (1990). Phonological and form class relations in the lexicon. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 19, 387-404. pdf

Jongman, A. (1989). Duration of frication noise required for identification of English fricatives. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 85, 1718-1725. pdf

Jongman, A., Fourakis, M., & Sereno, J. A. (1989). The acoustic vowel space of Modern Greek and German. Language and Speech, 32, 221-248. pdf

Jongman, A., Blumstein, S. E., & Lahiri, A. (1985). Acoustic properties for dental and alveolar stop consonants: A cross-language study. Journal of Phonetics, 13, 235-251. pdf

Shinn, P. C., Blumstein, S. E., & Jongman, A. (1985). Limitations of context-conditioned effects on the perception of [b] and [w]. Perception and Psychophysics, 38, 397-407. pdf

Lieberman, P., Katz, W., Jongman, A., Zimmerman, R., & Miller, M. (1985). Measures of the sentence intonation of read and spontaneous speech in American English. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 77, 649-657. pdf

Lieberman, P., Katz, W., Jongman, A., Zimmerman, R., & Miller, M. (1985). Reply to Bruno H. Repp. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 78, 1116-1117.

Prins, R. S., Bomhof, C., Hazenbosch, R., Jongman, A., & Lamar, L. (1982). STATAP: A therapy program for aphasics. Publication of the University of Amsterdam (in Dutch).

Vogel, I., Harder, R., Jongman, A., Nagtegaal, D., Den Os, E., Van Reydt, A., & Slockers, V. (1981). The development of Dutch morphology. Publication of the University of Amsterdam (in Dutch).

Education

  • B.A., Slavic languages and literature, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1980.
  • M.A., Linguistics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1982.
  • M.A., Linguistics, Brown University, 1985.
  • Ph.D., Linguistics, Brown University, 1986 (dissertation: "Naturalness in Phonetics: A Study of Context-Dependency").

Research Interests

  • Acoustic phonetics: mapping between acoustic properties and linguistic features across languages.
  • Speech perception and auditory word recognition.
  • Phonetics of second language learning.
  • Experimental psycholinguistics.

Professional Appointments

  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Central Institute for the Deaf, September 1986-January 1989.
  • Scientific Staff Member, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, February 1988- February 1991.
  • NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Linguistics, UCLA, February 1991- August 1991
  • Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Cornell University, July 1991-97.
  • Associate Professor of Linguistics, Cornell University, July 1997-December 1999.
  • Assistant Professor of Linguistics, The University of Kansas, August 1999- July 2001.
  • Associate Professor of Linguistics, The University of Kansas, August 2001- 2005.
  • Professor of Linguistics, The University of Kansas, August 2005-present.
  • Chair, Linguistics, The University of Kansas, 2007-present.

Research Grants

  • KU GRF Award (co-P.I. with M. Rice), 2003. ( "Neuroimaging in the Center for Biobehavioral Neurosciences in Communication Disorders.")
  • NSF grant, 2005-2009. (“Acoustic and perceptual correlates of emphasis in Arabic”).
  • KU GRF Award, 2002-2003. ("Improving the perception of foreign-accented speech.")
  • KU RDF Award (co-P.I. with T. Schreiber, A. Agah, F. Brown, J. Gauch, J. Sereno, and S. Speer), 2000. (“Kansas University Cognitive Robotics Group Proposal”).
  • KU RDF Award (co-P.I. with M. Rice, R. Atchley, and J. Sereno), 2000. (“Evaluation of the perceptual and neurological processing abilities of children with grammatical limitations”).
  • NIH FIRST Award, 1995-2001. ("Acoustic and perceptual properties of English fricatives").
  • NSF ILI grant (co-P.I. with B. Lust and J. Lantolf), 1995-97. ("Interdisciplinary approaches to the scientific study of language knowledge and acquisition: Cornell University Cognitive Studies").
  • Society for the Humanities Research Grant, 1993.

U.S. Patent

Speech processing apparatus and methods for processing burst-friction sounds. U.S. Patent #4,809,332, February, 1989 (with J.D. Miller).

Book: Phonetics: Transcription, Production, Acoustics, and Perception

Phonetics book coverReetz, H., and Jongman, A. (2009). Phonetics: Transcription, Production, Acoustics and Perception. Wiley-Blackwell. Providing a comprehensive overview of the four primary areas of phonetics, Phonetics: Transcription, Production, Acoustics, and Perception is an ideal guide to the complete study of speech and sound.


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