I'm a third year graduate student in the Department of Linguistics at UCLA and a member of the UCLA phonetics lab.
I'm interested in phonetics, prosody and speech perception.
More specifically, I'm interested in the phonetic encoding of prosodic and intonational patterns, and how listeners are sensitive to this encoding in perception.
One focus of my research along these lines has been exploring how listeners' perception of segmental categories is mediated by prosodic factors. Check out the research tab for more.
- My paper "Intonational structure mediates speech rate normalization in the perception of segmental categories" is out now in Journal of Phonetics. This study investigates how listeners interpret intonational patterns in their perception of prosodic structure and speech rate, and consequent effects on the rate-dependent processing of phonetic cues. The results suggest an interesting interplay between prosody and listeners' perception of segmental categories. Check it out here!
- I'll be giving two presentations at the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences 2019 in Melbourne, Australia (August 5-9). One is entitled "Effects of prosodic structure versus durational context on the perception of segmental categories: The case of focus realization" in collaboration with Sun-Ah Jun, and the other: "Testing the influence of distal rhythmic structure on listeners' perception of durational cues".