Allard Jongman

Allard Jongman
  • Department of Linguistics, Professor
  • Department of Linguistics

Contact Info

Blake Hall, 422
1541 Lilac Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045


B.A. in Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Amsterdam, 1980, The Netherlands
M.A. in Linguistics , University of Amsterdam, 1982, The Netherlands
M.A. in Linguistics, Brown University, 1985
Ph.D. in Linguistics, Brown University, 1986


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


  • Phonetics

Selected Publications

Book: Phonetics: Transcription, Production, Acoustics and Perception. Wiley-Blackwell (2nd edition), 2020.

Selected Presentations

Garg, S., Hamarneh, G., Jongman, A., Sereno, J. A., & Wang, Y. (4/30/2018). Joint gender-, tone-, vowel-classification via novel hierarchical classification for annotation of monosyllabic Mandarin word tokens. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP). Calgary, Alberta

Grants & Other Funded Activity

  • 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.