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., Sereno, J.A., and Zhang, J. (in press). Priming the representation of Mandarin tone 3 sandhi. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. DOI: 10.1080/23273798.2015.1064976.

Herd, W., Sereno, J., and Jongman, A. (2015). Cross-modal priming differences between native and nonnative Spanish speakers. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 8(1), 135-155. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/shll-2015-0005.

Jongman, A., and McMurray, B. (to appear). On invariance: Acoustic input meets listener expectations. Book chapter, De Gruyter Mouton.

Lee, G., and Jongman, A. (in press). Perceptual cues in Korean fricatives. In A. Agwuele and A. Lotto (Eds.), Essays in Speech Processes: Language Production and Perception. Sheffield, UK: Equinox Publishing.

Lee, H., and 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.

Lee, H., and 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.

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

Politzer-Ahles, S. and 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.

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

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

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

Yakup, M., Abliz, W., Sereno, J., and Perea, M. (in press). How is letter position coding attained in scripts with position-dependent allography? Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21(6), 1600-1606DOI: 10.3758/s13423-014-0621-6.

Yakup, M. and Sereno,J. (in press). Acoustic correlates of lexical stress in Uyghur. Journal of the International Phonetics Association.

Yan, H. and Zhang, J. (in press). Pattern substitution in Wuxi tone sandhi and its implication for phonological learning. International Journal of Chinese Linguistics.

Zhang, J. and Liu, J. (in press). The productivity of variable disyllabic tone sandhi in Tianjin Chinese. Journal of East Asian Linguistics.

Zhen, Q., and Jongman, A. (in press). Does second language experience modulate perception of tones in a third language? Language and Speech, 21. doi:10.1177/0023830915590191

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