Joan A. Sereno

Professor
Chair, Department of Linguistics
Primary office:
785-864-2619
425 Blake Hall
University of Kansas
1541 Lilac Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045-3140


My area of expertise is psycholinguistics. My particular approach is to seek converging evidence from language comprehension and language production, with the ultimate goal of relating these data to specific brain processes. My current research focuses on language learning, specifically the training and learning of non-native language contrasts. I teach a variety of courses in language and mind, psychology of language, second language acquisition, and research methods.

  • Psycholinguistic investigations of language structure
  • Second language learning
  • Language perception and production processes
  • Auditory and visual word recognition
  • Neurological bases of language
  • Cognitive science

Education

Ph.D., Linguistics, 1988, Brown University, Providence, RI

M.A., Linguistics, 1986, Brown University, Providence, RI

B.A., Philosophy, 1982, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

B.S., Psychology, 1982, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

 

 

Teaching Interests

  • Psycholinguistics
  • Language processing

Research Interests

  • Psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic investigations of language structure
  • Second language acquisition
  • Speech perception
  • Acoustic phonetics
  • Spoken word recognition

Memberships

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2009-present,   Professor, Linguistics Department, University of Kansas
2016-present,   Department Chair, Linguistics Department, University of Kansas
2004-2016,   Associate Chair of Linguistics, Linguistics Department, University of Kansas
2002-2009,   Associate Professor, Linguistics Department, University of Kansas
2000-2002,   Assistant Professor, Linguistics Department, University of Kansas
1999-2000,   Assistant Professor (Linguistics Department) and Research Associate (Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center), KU.
1997-1999,   Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Modern Languages, Cornell University
1996-1997,   Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of Noyes Lodge Language Center, Dept. Modern Languages, Cornell University
1995-1996,   Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages, Cornell University
1992-1995,   Acting Assistant Professor, Joint Appointment in Psychology and Modern Languages & Linguistics, Cornell University
1991-1992,   Visiting Fellow, Psychology Department and Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Cornell University.
1990-1991,   National Institutes of Health (NIH) Postdoctoral Research, Linguistics, UCLA.
1988-1991,   Scientific Research Staff, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
1987-1988,   Adjunct Professor of Linguistics, Washington University in St. Louis.
1987-1988,   Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Central Institute for the Deaf, St. Louis.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Chair-Elect, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 
                    Linguistics & Language Science (Section Z), 2016-2018
Editor (with Michael Vitevitch, Language and Speech, 2012 – present
Editorial Board, Applied Psycholinguistics, 2011- present
Elected Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 
                    Linguistics and Language Science, 2011 - 2015
Associate Editor, Language and Speech, 2008 - 2012

 

PH.D. THESIS Chair

Kotoko Nakata (expected 2017) Explicit Learning of Japanese mimetics using voicing, germination, and reduplication rules.

Yu-Fu Chien (2016) Observing the contribution of both surface and underlying representations: Evidence from priming and ERPs.

Yingjie Li (2016) Effects of High Variability Phonetic Training on Monosyllabic and Disyllabic Mandarin Chinese Tones for L2 Chinese Learners.

Mahire Yakup (2013) Acoustic correlates of lexical stress in native speakers of Uyghur and L2 learners.

Wendy Herd (2011) The perceptual and production training of / r, d, ɾ / in L2 Spanish: Behavioral, psycholinguistic, and neurolinguistic evidence.

Yen-Kuang Ho (2009) The perception and production of American English vowels by EFL learners in Taiwan: The influence of first language and proficiency levels.

Eva Rodriguez (2006) Morphological regularity and neighborhood density effects in the acquisition and processing of the Spanish preterite.

Wael Zuraiq (2005) The production of lexical stress by native speakers of Arabic and English and by Arab learners of English.

 

M.A. THESIS Chair

Chih-Hsiang, Hsieh (2013) The Perception of Epenthetic Vowels in Voiced and Voiceless Contexts in Japanese

Nakata, Kotoko (2013) Perception of sound symbolism in mimetic stimuli: The voicing contrast in Japanese and English

Yu Ju Lee (2008) The role of lexical tone in spoken word recognition in Chinese

Carrie Yun Stockton (2008) The effects of speaking rate on Mandarin tones

Melissa Stamer (2006) Influence of Neighborhood Density on the Recognition of Bisyllabic English Words

Mariko Karasawa (2004) Native and Non-native Production and Perception of Japanese Affricate [ts] and the Fricative [s]

Diana Pastoriza (2004) Second Language Lexical Processing: Influence of Teaching Method and Word Characteristics

Eva Rodriguez (2003) Second Language Acquisition of the Spanish Preterite

Ricardo Benitez (2002) An Acoustic and Perceptual Study of the Vowels of Spanish

 

HONORS THESIS Chair

Lynne Lammers (2010) The Perception of Foreign-Accented Speech: Segmentals versus Suprasegmentals

Christopher Huff (2008) The Raising Effect of Aspirated Consonants on F0 in Taiwanese

Karen Johnson (2001) Sensitivity to Prestigious Forms by Non-native speakers of English

Joyce McCall (2001) Effects of Foreign Accent and Phonetic Inventory on Word Recognition

 

Selected Publications

Chien, Y-F., Zhang, J. and Sereno, J.A. (in press). What’s in a word: Observing the contribution of underlying and surface representations. Language and Speech. PDF

Sereno, J.A. (in press). How category learning occurs in adults and children. In A. Lahiri and S. Kotzor (Eds.), The Speech Processing Lexicon: Neurocognitive and behavioural approaches. De Gruyter Mouton.

Leung, K., Jongman, A., Sereno, J.A., and Wang, Y. (2016). Acoustic characteristics of clearly spoken English tense and lax vowels. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140, 45-58. DOI:10.1017/S1366728916000559​ PDF

Yakup, M. and Sereno, J.A. (2016). Acoustic correlates of lexical stress in Uyghur. Journal of the International Phonetics Association, 46(1), 61-77. DOI:10.1017/S0025100315000183 PDF

Sereno, J.A., Lammers, L., and Jongman, A. (2016). The relative contribution of segments and intonation to the perception of foreign-accented speech. Applied Psycholinguistics, 37, 303-322. DOI:10.1017/S0142716414000575  PDF

Wang, Y., Jongman, A. and 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). ISBN 978 90 04 18643 9  

Chien, Y-F., Sereno, J.A., and Zhang, J. (2016). Priming the representation of Mandarin tone 3 sandhi. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31(2), 179-189. DOI:10.1080/23273798.2015.1064976   PDF

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.    DOI:10.1016/j.specom.2015.09.008   PDF

Yakup, M., Abliz, W., Sereno, J.A., and 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. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000143   PDF

Sereno, J.A. and Lee, H. (2015). The contribution of segmental and tonal information in Mandarin spoken word processing. Language and Speech, 58(2), 131-151. DOI: 10.1177/0023830914522956   PDF

Herd, W., Sereno, J.A., 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   PDF

Leung, K., Jongman, A., Wang, Y., & Sereno, J. (2015). Acoustic characteristic of clearly spoken English tense and lax vowels. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, The University of Glasgow. ISBN 978-0-85261-941-4. Paper number 276. 

Sereno, J., Lee, H., & Jongman, A. (2015). Effects of speaking rate and context on the production of Mandarin tone. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, The University of Glasgow. ISBN 978-0-85261-941-4. Paper number 680. 

Tang, L., Hannah, B., Jongman, A., Sereno, J., Wang, Y., & Hamarneh, G. (2015). Examining visible articulatory features in clear and conversational speech. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, The University of Glasgow. ISBN 978-0-85261-941-4. Paper number 438. 

Yakup, M., Abliz, W., Sereno, J.A., and Perea, M. (2014). How is letter position coding attained in scripts with position-dependent allography? Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21(6), 1600-1606. DOI: 10.3758/s13423-014-0621-6   PDF

Vitevitch, M., Sereno, J.A., Jongman, A. and Goldstein, R.  (2013). Speaker sex influences the processing of grammatical gender. PLOS ONE: November 13, 2013. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079701   PDF

Herd, W., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J.A. (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

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

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

Ferguson, S.H., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J.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

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

Lai, Y., Huff, C., Sereno, J., & Jongman, A. (2009). The raising effect of aspirated prevocalic consonants on F0 in Taiwanese. In J. Brooke, G. Coppola, E. Görgülü, M. Mameni, E. Mileva, S. Morton, & A. Rimrott (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on East Asian Linguistics. Simon Fraser University Working Papers in Linguistics.  

Vitevitch, M., Stamer, M., and Sereno, J.A. (2008). Word length and lexical competition: Longer is the same as shorter. Language and Speech, 51(4), 361-383.   PDF

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

Zuraiq, W. and Sereno, J.A. (2007). English lexical stress cues in native English and non-native Arabic speakers. In J. Trouvain and B. Barry  (Eds.) Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVI), 829-832.   PDF

Sereno, J.A. and Wang, Y. (2007). Behavioral and cortical effects of learning a second language: The acquisition of tone. In O. Bohn. and M. Munro (Eds.), Language Experience in Second Language Speech Learning, New York: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 239-258.   PDF

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

Wang, Y., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J.A. (2006). Second language acquisition and processing of Mandarin tone. In E. Bates, L. Tan, and O. Tzeng (Eds.), Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 250-257.   PDF

Jongman, A., Wang, Y., Moore, C. and Sereno, J.A. (2006). Perception and production of Mandarin tone. In E. Bates, L. Tan, and O. Tzeng (Eds.), Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 209-217.   PDF

Atchley, R., Rice, M., Betz, S., Kwasny, K., Sereno, J.A., and Jongman, A. (2006).  A comparison of semantic and syntactic Event Related Potentials generated by children and adults. Brain and Language, 99(3), 236-246.   PDF

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

McQueen, J. and Sereno, J.A. (2005). Cleaving automatic processes from strategic biases in phonological priming. Memory & Cognition, 33, 1185-1209.   PDF

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

Wang, Y., Behne, D., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J.A. (2004). The role of linguistic experience in the hemispheric processing of lexical tone. Applied Psycholinguistics, 26, 449-466.   PDF

Wang, Y., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J.A. (2003). Acoustic and perceptual evaluation of Mandarin tone productions before and after training. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 113, 1033-1043.   PDF

Jongman, A., Wade, T., and Sereno, J.A. (2003). On improving the perception of foreign-accented speech. In M.J. Sole, D. Recasens, and J. Romero (Eds.) Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XV), 1561-1564.  

Wang, Y., Sereno, J.A., Jongman, A., and Hirsch, J. (2003). fMRI evidence for cortical modification during learning of Mandarin lexical tone. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15, 1019-1027.   PDF

Wade, T., Eakin, D., Webb, R., Agah, A., Brown, F., Jongman, A., Gauch, J., Schreiber, T. and Sereno, J.A. (2002). Modeling recognition of speech sounds with Minerva2. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, 2002, 1653-1656.   

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

Sereno, J.A., Smits, R., and Jongman, A. (2001). Auditory category learning. In Smits, R., Kingston, J., and Nearey, T. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Workshop on Speech Recognition as Pattern Classification (SPRAAC), 43-48.  

Doeleman, T., Sereno, J.A., Jongman, A. and Sereno, S.C. (2000). Features and feedback.  Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23(3), 328-329. 

Wang, Y., Sereno, J.A., Jongman, A., and Hirsch, J. (2000). Cortical reorganization associated with the acquisition of Mandarin tones by American learners: An fMRI study. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, II, 511-514. 

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

Sereno, J.A. and Quene, H. (2000). Facilitation and inhibition using a segmental phonetic priming paradigm. Proceedings of the Spoken Word Access Processes (SWAP) Conference, 171-174.

Sereno, J.A., Zwitserlood, P., and Jongman, A. (1999).  Entries and operations: The great divide and the pitfalls of form frequency.  Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22(6), 1039.

Sereno, J.A. (1999). Hemispheric differences in grammatical class. Brain and Language, 70, 13-28.   PDF

Wang, Y., Spence, M., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J.A. (1999).  Training American listeners to perceive Mandarin tones.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 106, 3649-3658.   PDF

Wang, Y, Jongman, A., and Sereno, J.A. (1998). Training American listeners to perceive Mandarin tones. In N. Adisasmito-Smith, W. Ham, and L. Lavoie (eds.), Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory, 12, 243-254.

Sereno, J.A. (1998).  Hemispheric differences in grammatical class: A hemifield investigation. In N. Adisasmito-Smith, W. Ham, and L. Lavoie (eds.), Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory, 12, 233-242. 

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

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

Sereno, J.A. and Jongman, A.  (1997). Processing of English inflectional morphology.  Memory & Cognition, 25, 425-437.   PDF

Burton, M., Jongman, A. and Sereno, J.A. (1996). Phonological and orthographic priming effects in auditory and visual word recognition, In W. Ham and L. Lavoie (Eds.), Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory, 11, 17-41.

Sereno, J.A. and Jongman, A. (1996). Processing of English inflectional morphology. In W. Ham and L. Lavoie (Eds.), Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory, 11, 317-346.

Jongman, A. and Sereno, J.A. (1995). Acoustic properties of non-sibilant fricatives.  Proceedings of the XIIIth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Vol. 4, 432-435.

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

Sereno, J.A.  (1994).  Phonosyntactics.  In L. Hinton, J. Nichols, and J. Ohala (Eds.), Sound Symbolism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 263-275.   PDF

Sereno, J.A. and Jongman, A.  (1993). Acoustic correlates of form class.  A. Bradlow and C. Moore (Eds.), Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory, 8, 119-140.

Sereno, J.A. and Jongman, A. (1992).  Phonetic priming effects in auditory word recognition. Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory, 7, 151-177.

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

Sereno, J.A. (1991). Graphemic, associative, and syntactic priming effects at a brief stimulus onset asynchrony in lexical decision and naming.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 17(3), 459-477.   PDF

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

Sereno, J.A. (1990). Phonology and the brain: Review of Phonological Processes and Brain Mechanisms (Edited by Harry Whitaker). Contemporary Psychology, 35(5), 475-476.

Sereno, J.A. and Jongman, A. (1990). Phonological and form class relations in the lexicon. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 19(6), 387-404.   PDF

Lahiri, A., Jongman, A. and Sereno, J.A. (1990). The pronominal clitic [dәr] in Dutch: A theoretical and experimental approach. In A. Jongman and A. Lahiri (Eds.), Yearbook of Morphology, 3, 115-127.   PDF

Jongman, A., Fourakis, M. and Sereno, J.A. (1989).  The acoustic vowel space in modern Greek and German. Language and Speech, 32(3), 221-248.   PDF

Sereno, J.A., Baum, S.R., Marean, G.C. and Lieberman, P. (1987). Acoustic analyses and perceptual data on anticipatory labial coarticulation in adults and children. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 81, 512-519.   PDF

Sereno, J.A. and Lieberman, P. (1987). Developmental aspects of lingual coarticulation. Journal of Phonetics, 15, 247-257.   PDF

Selected Presentations

Recently Presented Papers

Sereno, J. A. (2017, February). Vibrations to representations: Issues in speech processing. Invited talk at the 42nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference (AIC), Sereno Symposium, Breckenridge, Colorado.

Chien, Y.-F., Fiorentino, R., Yang, X., & Sereno, J. A. (2016, December). Surface phonetic or underlying phonological representations: A mismatch negativity study of Mandarin tone assimilation. 168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and the Acoustic Society of Japan (5th Joint Meeting), Honolulu, Hawaii.

Hannah, B., Wang, Y., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. A. (2016, December). Cross-modal association between auditory and visual-spatial information in Mandarin tone perception. 168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and the Acoustic Society of Japan (5th Joint Meeting), Honolulu, Hawaii.

Jongman, A., Qin, Z., Zhang, J., & Sereno, J. A. (2016, December). Just noticeable differences for pitch height and pitch contour for Chinese and American listeners. 168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and the Acoustic Society of Japan (5th Joint Meeting), Honolulu, Hawaii.

Leung, K., Wang, Y., Redmon, C., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. A. (2016, December). Cross-linguistic perception of clearly spoken English tense and lax vowels based on auditory, visual, and auditory-visual information. 168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and the Acoustic Society of Japan (5th Joint Meeting), Honolulu, Hawaii.

Chien, Y.-F., Sereno, J. A., & Zhang, J. (2016, May). Priming the Representation of Taiwanese Tone Sandhi Words. Paper to be presented at the Fifth International Symposium on the Tonal Aspects of Languages (TAL 2016), Buffalo, New York.

Sereno, J. A. (2016, April). Observing underlying and surface representations in tone sandhi. Invited talk, University of Oxford, Workshop on (Morpho)-phonological Processing, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Minai, U., Gustafson, K., Fiorentino, R., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. A. (2015, October). Assessing pre-natal rhythm-based discrimination of language by fetal magnetocardiography (fMCG). Presented at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL), Chicago, Illinois.

Leung, K., Jongman, A., Wang, Y., & Sereno, J. A. (2015, August). Acoustic characteristics of clearly spoken English tense and lax vowels. Presented at the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Sereno, J. A., Lee, H., & Jongman, A. (2015, August). Effects of speaking rate and context on the production of Mandarin tone. Presented at the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Tang, L., Hannah, B., Jongman, A., Sereno, J. A., Wang, Y., & Hamarneh, G. (2015, August). Examining visible articulatory features in clear and conversational speech. Presented at the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Chien, Y.-F., & Sereno, J. (2014, October). The representation of Tone 3 sandhi words in Mandarin: A psycholinguistic study. Presented at the 168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Indianapolis, Indiana. Proceedings.

Nakata, K., & Sereno, J. (2014, October). Perception of sound symbolism in mimetic stimuli: The voicing contrast in Japanese and English. Presented at the 168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Indianapolis, Indiana.

Sereno, J. (2013, September). Perception of foreign-accented speech. Presented at the 5th annual Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT) Conference,, Ames, IA.

Herd, W., Fiorentino, R., & Sereno, J. A. (2012, October). High variability training increases mismatch negativity responses to L2 contrasts. Presented at the 164th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Kansas City, MO.

Sereno, J. A., & Lee, H. (2012, October). Lexical tone in Mandarin spoken word processing. Presented at the 164th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Kansas City, MO.

Herd, W., Fiorentino, R., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. A. (2012, March). Changes in MMN responses in English learners of Spanish as a result of training. Presented at the 6th Conference on Mismatch Negativity (MMN) and its Clinical and Scientific Applications, New York, NY.

Selected Grants

Sereno, J. (Co-Principal), Jongman, A. (Co-Principal) & Zhang, J. (Co-Principal). The role of variability in speech categorization. University of Kansas $5,168 (2015 - 2016).

Sereno, J. A. (Principal) & Martinez-Garcia, M. (Principal). Graduate Research Consultant (GRC) award for Linguistics 110 (Language and Mind). Center for Undergraduate Research, $500 (Fall 2015).

Sereno, J. A. (Co-Principal) & Jongman, A. (Co-Principal). Evaluating student learning and program curriculum through Capstone Courses (Linguistics 420 and Linguistics 421). Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) $5,000 (2014 - 2015).

Sereno, J. A. (Principal) & Martinez-Garcia, M. (Principal). Graduate Research Consultant (GRC) award for Linguistics 435 (Psycholinguistics). Center for Undergraduate Research, $500 (Spring 2015).

Sereno, J. A. (Co-Principal), Minai, U. (Co-Principal), Fiorentino, R. (Co-Principal) & Jongman, A. (Co-Principal). Pre-birth assessment of language ability: A fetal MEG study. Frontiers Pilot and Collaborative Studies Funding Program (NIH) $30,000 (2013 - 2014).

Sereno, J. A. (Principal). The contribution of speaking rate, talker, and coarticulation to lexical tone processing: Effects of language background and training. National Science Foundation, Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences, Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences $284,641 (2009 - 2012).

Sereno, J. A. The contribution of speaking rate and talker to lexical tone processing. University of Kansas General Research Fund $9,731 (2009 - 2010).

Jongman, A. (Principal), & Sereno, J. A. Acoustic and perceptual correlates of emphasis in Arabic. 0518969, National Science Foundation, Faculty Associate $230,000 (2005 - 2007).

Sereno, J. A. Native language influence on native and non-native perception. University of Kansas General Research Fund $1,603 (2006 - 2007).

Sereno, J. A. (Principal). William T. Kemper Foundation Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. William T. Kemper Foundation $5,000 (2006). Teaching and Advising at the Freshman-Sophomore Level

Sereno, J. A. Training with Linguistic Contrasts. University of Kansas General Research Fund $8,669 (2002 - 2003).

Rice (Co-Principal), Sereno, J. A. (Co-Principal), Jongman (Co-Principal), & Atchley (Co-Principal). Evaluation of the perceptual and neurological processing abilities of children with grammatical limitations. KU Research Development Fund $47,400 (1999 - 2000).

Agah (Co-Principal), Brown (Co-Principal), Gauch (Co-Principal), Jongman (Co-Principal), Schreiber (Co-Principal), Sereno, J. A. (Co-Principal), & Speer (Co-Principal). Cognitive Robotics Project. KU Research Development Fund $61,548 (1999 - 2000).

Sereno, J. A. (Principal). Processing of German Inflectional Morphology. Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship $24,500 (1999 - 2002).

Sereno, J. A. (Principal). Acquiring a Second Language: Perception of Mandarin Tone. KU New Faculty General Research Fund Program $9,994 (2000).

Sereno, J. A. (Principal). Behavioral Investigations of Nouns and Verbs. National Science Foundation NSF POWRE Award $49,981 (1998 - 1999).

Sereno, J. A. (Principal). Phonetic Priming. Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (Dutch NSF) $15,000 (1998 - 1999).

Sereno, J. A. (Principal). Lexical Organization of Inflectional Structure. PEW Fellowship Program in Undergraduate Science Education $7,000 (1995).

Sereno, J. A. (Principal). The Processing of Inflectional Structure: Nouns and Verbs in English. President's Council of Cornell Women Research Grant $5,000 (1993 - 1994).

Sereno, J. A. (Principal). German Science Foundation Fellowship. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (1990).

Sereno, J. A. (Principal). Graduate Fellowship. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Fellowship (1985 - 1987).

Sereno, J. A. (Principal). University Scholarship. Brown University Scholarship (1985 - 1987).

Sereno, J. A. (Principal). National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship. National Science Foundation (1982 - 1985).

Sereno, J. A. (Principal). Academic Achievement Award, Northern Illinois University. Northern Illinois University (1977 - 1981).

Sereno, J. A. (Principal). Northern Illinois University Alumni Association Scholarship (full tuition). Northern Illinois University (1977 - 1978).

Selected Awards & Honors

Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Re-accreditation Self Study Committee, University of Kansas (2013 - 2015)

Faculty Fellow for Faculty Development, Mary Lee Hummert, KU Provost’s Office (2013 - 2014)

Senior Administrative Fellow, Provost Office, University of Kansas (2013 - 2014)

Visiting Professor MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney, Australia (Spring 2013)

Gene A. Budig Teaching Professor Award in Social and Behavioral Sciences (2011 - 2012)

Outstanding College Alumni Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Northern Illinois University (2009)

William T. Kemper Foundation Fellowship for Teaching Excellence (2006)

Visiting Scientist, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany (Summer 2006)

Visiting Scientist, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany (Summer 2005)

Undergraduate Teacher Appreciation Award, Center for Teaching Excellence (2002)

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (1999 - 2002)

Invited Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI) (Summer 2002)

Invited Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI) (Summer 2001)

PEW Fellowship Program in Undergraduate Science Education, PEW Fellowship (1995)

German Science Foundation Fellowship (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), German Science Foundation (1990)

Brown University Tuition Scholarship, Brown University (1985 - 1987)

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Fellowship (1985 - 1987)

National Science Fellowship (NSF) Graduate Fellowship (1982 - 1985)

Northern Illinois University Academic Achievement Award, Northern Illinois University (1977 - 1981)

Northern Illinois University Alumni Association Scholarship (full tuition), Northern Illinois University (1977 - 1978)


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