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

Herd, W., Sereno, J.A., & Jongman, A. (2015). Cross-modal priming differences between native and nonnative Spanish speakers. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 8(1), 135-155.

Jongman, A., & McMurray, B. (in press). On invariance: Acoustic input meets listener expectations. Book chapter, De Gruyter Mouton.

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. (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.

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

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.

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. (in press). What comes after [f]? Prediction in speech results from data explanatory processes. Psychological Science.

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.

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

Sereno, J.A. (in press). How category learning occurs in adults and children. In A. Lahiri (Ed.), De Gruyter Mouton.

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.

Sereno, J.A. & Lee, H. (2015). The contribution of segmental and tonal information in Mandarin spoken word processing. Language and Speech, 58(2), 131-151.

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

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., Abliz, W., Sereno, J.A., & Perea, M. (2015). Extending models of visual-word recognition to semi-cursive scripts: Evidence from masked priming in Uyghur. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 41(6), 1553-1562.

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

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

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).

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


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