Author: rmt

Tutorial for conducting online speech perception experiments

We’ve been fielding a lot of questions regarding online data collection for speech perception experiments as many of us prepare for disruptions to in-person data collection. We’ve put together a brief tutorial to share some of our successes, challenges, and advice.

A PDF of this page can be downloaded here, but the dynamic page is likely to be more current than the static PDF.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have additional questions or if you have feedback/suggestions for making this a better resource for the community in these challenging times.

-rmt

Paper accepted at Cognitive Science

Be on the lookout for a new paper to appear in Cognitive Science titled “EARSHOT: A minimal neural network model of incremental human speech recognition.” This work was led by Drs. James Magnuson, Heejo You, and Jay Rueckl at the University of Connecticut. A preprint of an earlier version of this paper is available here.

Paper accepted at Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research

Be on the lookout for a new paper to appear in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. The title is “Individual differences in distributional learning for speech: What’s ideal for ideal observers?” This work was conducted in collaboration with Ph.D. student Nick Monto and lab B.A./M.A. alum Stephen Graham. Reach out to rachel.theodore@uconn.edu if you’d like a preprint. Congratulations, Nick and Stephen!

SLaP Lab at Louisville ASA meeting

The SLaP Lab was well represented at the ASA meeting in Louisville. Nick and Nikole, Ph.D. students in our lab, presented posters relaying their recent discoveries (available here), and Dr. Theodore gave a talk at a special session titled “Exploring the interface between linguistic processing and talker recognition.” A live-tweet of the session can be read here; and here is a link to Dr. Theodore’s talk with a transcript of sorts (as she was the one tweeting). Thanks, ASA community, for a week filled with lively discussion (and a few mint juleps)!

Paper accepted at Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Be on the lookout for a new paper to appear in JASA Express Letters. The title is “Structured phonetic variation facilitates talker identification.” This work was conducted in collaboration with Ms. Divya Ganugapati in conjunction with her SHARE award from OUR. Reach out to rachel.theodore@uconn.edu if you’d like a preprint. Congratulations, Divya!

Paper accepted at Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Be on the lookout for a new paper to appear in JASA Express Letters. The title is “Identifying bilingual talkers after a language switch: Language experience matters.” This work was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Linda Polka (McGill University) and Dr. AJ Orena (University of British Columbia). Reach out to rachel.theodore@uconn.edu if you’d like a preprint!