Speech Analysis at George Mason University

Projects in the Speech Analysis Lab at GMU investigate speech perception and production with quantitative and experimental methods.

This projects examines the phonetic cues of linguistic rhythm across languages, and how these cues are produced and perceived by speakers in different contexts.
In this collaboration with Melissa Baese-Berk at the University of Oregon, we are examining factors affecting non-native speech perception and production. We are particularly interested in whether inconsistency in variables such as speaking rate contributes to foreign-accented speech.
Prosody Perception
This project includes collaborations with Laura Dilley and the MSU Speech Perception-Production Lab, and Devin McAuley and the Timing, Attention and Perception (TAP) Lab at Michigan State. We have investigated context prosody and speaking rate information and its effects on word segmentation and lexical perception.