Laboratory of Phonetics & Psycholinguistics

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For KUPPL Users

The University of Kansas
15 Blake Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045-3129

Phone: 785-864-3414
Fax: 785-864-5724


The University of Kansas Phonetics and Psycholinguistics Laboratory (KUPPL) provides an integrated environment for the experimental study of speech and language, including its production, perception, and acquisition. Primary research areas are acoustic and auditory phonetics as well as spoken and written word recognition, all across a variety of languages.

Current and recent grant support

Sereno, J. The contribution of speaking rate, talker and coarticulation to lexical tone processing: Effects of language background and training. National Science Foundation, 2009-12. Abstract

Herd, W. The perceptual and production (re)training of allophones and phonemes in L2 Spanish.. National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2009-2010. Abstract

Zhang, A. Testing the productivity of Chinese tone sandhi. National Science Foundation, 2008-11. Abstract

Recent publications

Rhone, A., and Jongman, A. (2012). Modified locus equations categorize stop place in a perceptually realistic time frame. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 131, EL 487-491.(pdf)

Lee, H., and Jongman, A. (2012). Effects of tone on the three-way laryngeal distinction in Korean: An acoustic and aerodynamic comparison of the Seoul and South Kyungsang dialects. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 42, 145-169. (pdf)

Jongman, A. (in press). Acoustic Phonetics. In Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics. Edited by M. Aronoff. New York: Oxford University Press.

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

McMurray, B., and Jongman, A. (2011). What information is necessary for speech categorization? Harnessing variability in the speech signal by integrating cues computed relative to expectations. Psychological Review 118, 219-246.

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

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

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

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

Zhang, Jie and Jiang Liu (2011). Tone sandhi and tonal coarticulation in Tianjin Chinese. Phonetica 68.3: 161-191.

Zhang, Jie, Yuwen Lai, and Craig Sailor (2011). Modeling Taiwanese speakers’ knowledge of tone sandhi in reduplication. Lingua 121.2: 181-206.

Zhang, Jie and Jiang Liu (2011). Patterns of tone sandhi productivity in Tianjin Chinese. In Suzanne E. Boyce (ed.), Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, Vol. 11, 060003 (18 pages): 160th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. DOI: 10.1121/1.3573498.

Zhang, Jie (2010). Issues in the analysis of Chinese tone. Language and Linguistics Compass 4.12: 1137-1153.

Zhang, J., and Lai, Y. (2010).  Testing the role of phonetic naturalness in Mandarin tone sandhi.  Phonology 27.1:  1-49.