Allard Jongman, Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Linguistics
Professor
Chair, Linguistics Department
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

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

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.

Zhen, Q., & Jongman, A. (in press). Does second language experience modulate perception of tones in a third language? Language and Speech. DOI:10.1177/0023830915590191

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

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

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. (2015). Acoustic characteristics of clearly spoken English tense and lax vowels. In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Apfelbaum, K., Bullock-Rest, N., Rhone, A., Jongman, A., & McMurray, B. (2014). Contingent categorisation in speech perception. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 29, 1070-1082. DOI:10.1080/01690965.2013.824995 10.1080/01690965.2013.824995

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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).

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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).

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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