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Joan A. Sereno

425 Blake Hall
1541 Lilac Lane
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045 -2140
(785) 864-2619
fax: (785) 864-5724
email: sereno@ku.edu



Education

1988 Ph.D.   Linguistics Brown University 
  Graphemic, associative, and syntactic priming effects at a brief SOA in lexical decision and naming
1986 M.A.    Linguistics Brown University
1982 B.S.     Psychology Northern Illinois University
1982 B.A.    Philosophy  Northern Illinois University

Professional Appointments

2009-present Professor, Linguistics Department, University of Kansas
2002-2009 Associate Professor, Linguistics Department, University of Kansas
2000-2002 Assistant Professor, Linguistics Department, University of Kansas
1999-2000 Assistant Professor (Linguistics Department) and Research Associate (Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center), University of Kansas.
1997-1999 Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Modern Languages, Cornell University.
1996-1997 Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of Noyes Lodge Language Learning Center, Department of Modern Languages, Cornell University.
1995-1996 Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages, Cornell University.
1992-1995 Acting Assistant Professor, Joint Appointment in Department of Psychology and Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Cornell University.
1991-1992 Visiting Fellow, Psychology Department and Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Cornell University.
1991 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Linguistics, UCLA.
1988-1991 Scientific Research Staff, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
1987-1988 Adjunct Professor of Linguistics, Washington University.
1987-1988 Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Central Institute for the Deaf.

Academic Honors and Awards

Outstanding College Alumni Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Northern Illinois University
http://www.niu.edu/PubAffairs/RELEASES/2009/apr/serenos.shtml
2009
William T. Kemper Foundation Fellowship for Teaching Excellence,
Teaching and Advising at the Freshman-Sophomore Level
http://www2.ku.edu/~kuppl/sereno/kemper.html
2006
Visiting Scientist, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany 2005, 2006
Undergraduate Teacher Appreciation Award, Center for Teaching Excellence 2002
Invited Visiting Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics 2001, 2002

Research Interests

My area of expertise is psycholinguistics. My particular approach is to seek converging evidence from language comprehension and language production, with the ultimate goal of relating these data to specific brain processes. My current research focuses on language learning, specifically the training and learning of non-native language contrasts. I teach a variety of courses in language and mind, psychology of language, second language acquisition, and research methods.

  • Psycholinguistic investigations of language structure
  • Ssecond language learning
  • Language perception and production processes
  • Auditory and visual word recognition
  • Neurological bases of language
  • Cognitive science

Research Funding

2009-2012 National Science Foundation: Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences, Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, P.I. Sereno, $284,641
The contribution of speaking rate, talker, and coarticulation to lexical tone processing: Effects of language background and training
2009-2010 University of Kansas General Research Fund, $9,731
The contribution of speaking rate and talker to lexical tone processing
2006-2007 University of Kansas General Research Fund, $1603
Native language influence on native and non-native perception
2005-2008 National Science Foundation, Faculty Associate, P.I. Jongman, $230,000
Acoustic and perceptual correlates of emphasis in Arabic
2002-2003 University of Kansas General Research Fund, $8,669
Training with Linguistic Contrasts
2002, 2001, 2000, 1999 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, $24,500
Processing of German Inflectional Morphology
2000 KU New Faculty General Research Fund Program, $9,994
Acquiring a Second Language: Perception of Mandarin Tone
1999-2000 Research Development Fund, $61,548.25
Cognitive Robotics Project
(co-PI: Agah, Brown, Gauch, Jongman, Schreiber, Sereno, and Speer)
1999-2000 KU Research Development Fund, (co-PI: Rice, Sereno, Jongman, and Atchley), $47,400
Evaluation of the perceptual and neurological processing abilities of children with grammatical limitations
1998-1999 National Science Foundation NSF POWRE Award, P.I. Sereno, $49,981
Behavioral Investigations of Nouns and Verbs
1998-1999 Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (Dutch NSF), $15,000
Phonetic Priming
1995 PEW Fellowship Program in Undergraduate Science Education, $7,000
Lexical Organization of Inflectional Structure
1993-1994 President's Council of Cornell Women Research Grant, $5,000
The Processing of Inflectional Structure: Nouns and Verbs in English
1990 German Science Foundation Fellowship (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
1985-1987 John D. and Catherine T.MacArthur Foundation Fellowship
1985-1987 Brown University Scholarship
1982-1985 National Science Foundation NSF Graduate Fellowship
1977-1978 Northern Illinois University Alumni Association Scholarship (full tuition)
1977-1981 Academic Achievement Award, Northern Illinois University

Advising

Chair, Ph.D. Thesis

Eva Rodriguez (2006), Morphological Regularity and Neighborhood Density Effects in the Acquisition and Processing of the Spanish Preterite
Wael Zuraiq (2005), The Production of Lexical Stress by Native Speakers of Arabic and English and by Arab Learners of English.
Yen-kuang Ho (2009) The Perception and Production of American English Vowels by EFL Learners in Taiwan: The Influence of First Language and Proficiency Levels

Chair, M.A. Thesis

Yu Ju Lee (2008), The role of lexical tone in spoken word recognition in Chinese
Carrie Yun Stockton (2008), The effects of speaking rate on Mandarin tones
Melissa Stamer, (2006), The Influence of Neighborhood Density on the Recognition of Bisyllabic English Words.
Mariko Karasawa, (2004), Native and Non-native Production and Perception of Japanese Affricate [ts] and the Fricative [s].
Diana Pastoriza, (2004), Second Language Lexical Processing: Influence of Teaching Method and Word Characteristics.
Eva Rodriguez, (2003),  Second Language Acquisition of the Spanish Preterite.
Ricardo Benitez, (2002), An Acoustic and Perceptual Study of the Vowels of Spanish.
Ruth Merz, (2000)

Honors Thesis Advisor

Christopher Huff (2008), The Raising Effect of Aspirated Consonants on F0 in Taiwanese
Joyce McCall, May 2001, The Effects of Foreign Accent and Phonetic Inventory on Word Recognition
Karen Johnson, December 2001, Sensitivity to Prestigious Forms by Non-native speakers of English
Lynne Lammers (2010) The Perception of Foreign-Accented Speech: Segmentals versus Suprasegmentals

Undergraduate Honors thesis committee membership

Zachary Davidson (2008), Jana Johnston (2007), Ariane Rhone (2006), Liane Carmi (2005), Erin Klager (2005), Rachel Bernard (2003)


Courses

Fall 2009 courses
Linguistics 110: Language and Mind                  MW     10:00 - 10:50am
Linguistics 794: Proseminar                               W         3:00 – 5:00pm
Linguistics 910: Empirical Research Seminar      T          3:30 – 5:30pm

Courses Taught (University of Kansas)

Language and Mind (Ling 110), University of Kansas
Fall 1999, Fall 2000, Fall 2001; Spring 2002, Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009
An introductory course fulfilling CLAS General Education Degree Requirements (Social Sciences, Individual Behavior, SI). The field of linguistic science is examined, specifically studying the relation between language and the mind.

Psycholinguistics (Psych 735/Ling 735), University of Kansas
Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009
A detailed examination of issues in the processing of language, reflecting the influence of linguistic theory and experimental psychology. Language comprehension, language production, and language acquisition issues are discussed. The course is cross-listed in linguistics and psychology.

Topics in Psycholinguistics (Ling 737, Psych 737), University of Kansas
Fall 2008
This course explores the psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic study of language in lexical processing. We consider key concepts such as representations, kinds of architecture, computation, and timing in language processing. A major focus will be on how linguistic structures are perceived and produced in real-time, what those processes tell us about the basic nature of the representations under study, and how we can use timing-based methods. The course highlights psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic research methods (specifically eye movement data) to think critically about what the method can show and how it is relevant to addressing basic psycholinguistic processing issues. The course is cross-listed in Linguistics and Psychology.

Methods of Experimental Research (Ling 420, Ling 720), University of Kansas
Spring 2003, Fall 2004, Fall 2006, Fall 2007
A detailed study of experimental design, research methods, and statistical analyses.  The class focuses on concepts in research design, descriptive statistics, and inferential statistics. SPSS software is used.

Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Ling 415/Ling 715), University of Kansas
Spring, 2000, Fall, 2000, Spring 2001, Fall 2003
An introduction to the study of second language acquisition. Most second language learners acquire a second language slowly, with some effort, and usually incompletely.  The main aim of the course is to begin to understand the explanations for such a pattern.

Proseminar (Ling 794), University of Kansas
Fall 2001, Fall 2002, Fall 2004
This course is targeted toward incoming graduate students in Linguistics. Students are introduced to the field of Linguistics and to research areas represented by the faculty in the department.

Acquisition of Spoken Language (Ling 910), University of Kansas
Fall 2002
This seminar focuses on the early stages of language (L1 and L2) development, focusing on spoken language acquisition and including a discussion of the role of innate knowledge versus linguistic experience.

Empirical Research Seminar (Ling 910), University of Kansas
Fall 2003, Spring 2004, Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007
A seminar for upper level graduate students pursuing individual experimental research projects.


Courses Taught (Cornell University)

Psychology of Language (Psych 215), Cornell University - Fall 1992, Fall 1993, Fall 1994, Fall 1995, Spring 1998

Advanced Psychology of Language(Psych 715), Cornell University - Fall 1993, Fall 1994, Fall 1995, Spring 1998 

Experimental Research in Language Sciences (Ling 637), Cornell University - Fall 1995, Fall 1997 

Language Learning and Language Use (Ling 110), Cornell University - Fall 1996, Fall 1997

Cognitive Studies Proseminar (Psychology/Linguistics/Comp. Sci/Philosophy 773/774), Cornell Univ
Fall 1995 & Spring 1996, Fall 1996 & Spring 1997, Fall 1997 & Spring 1998

Introduction to Bilingualism (Ling 200), Cornell University - Spring 1997

Seminar on Spoken Language (Psych 518/Ling 700), Cornell University - Spring 1995

Living With Two Languages (Ling 700), Cornell University - Spring 1996

Theory and Practice of Linguistics (Ling 101), Cornell University - Spring 199

Courses Taught (Washington University)

Introduction to Syntactic Theory, Washington University - Fall 1987


Published Articles

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

Dmitrieva, O., Sereno, J.A., and Jongman, A. (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., and Sereno, J.A. (2010). Intelligibility of foreign-accented speech for older adults with and without hearing loss. Journal of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology, 21, 153-162.

Herd, W., Jongman, A. and Sereno, J. (2010). An acoustic 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.  (download the pdf)

Wade, T. Jongman, A. and Sereno, J.A. (2007). Effects of acoustic variability in the perceptual learning of non-native-accented speech sounds. Phonetica, 64, 122-144.  (download the pdf)

Zuraiq, W. and Sereno, J.A. (2007). English lexical stress cues in native English and non-native Arabic speakers. In J. Trouvain and B. Barry (Eds.) Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVI), 829-832. (download the pdf)

Sereno, J. and Wang, Y. (2007). Behavioral and Cortical Effects of Learning a Second Language: The Acquisition of Tone. In O. Bohn. and M. Munro (Eds.), Language Experience in Second Language Speech Learning, New York: John Benjamins Publishing Company. (download the pdf)

Smits, R., Sereno, J., and Jongman, A. (2006). Categorization of sounds. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 32, 733-754.

Wang, Y., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J. (2006). Second language acquisition and processing of Mandarin tone. In E. Bates, L. Tan, and O. Tzeng (Eds.), Handbook of Chinese Psycholinguistics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 250-257. (download the pdf)

Jongman, A., Wang, Y., Moore, C. and Sereno, J. (2006). Perception and production of Mandarin tone. In E. Bates, L. Tan, and O. Tzeng (Eds.), Handbook of Chinese Psycholinguistics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 209-217. (download the pdf)

Atchley, R., Rice, M., Betz, S., Kwasny, K., Sereno, J., and Jongman, A. (2006).  A comparison of semantic and syntactic Event Related Potentials generated by children and adults. Brain and Language, 99(3), 236-246.

Warner, N., Good, E., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J. (2006). Orthographic versus morphological incomplete neutralization effects. Journal of Phonetics, 34, 285-293. (download the pdf)

McQueen, J. and Sereno, J.A. (2005). Cleaving automatic processes from strategic biases in phonological priming. Memory & Cognition, 33, 1185-1209.

Warner, N., Jongman, A., Sereno, J., and Kemps, R. (2004). Incomplete neutralization and other sub-phonemic durational differences in production and perception of Dutch. Journal of Phonetics, 32, 251-276. (download the pdf)

Wang, Y., Behne, D., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J. (2004). The role of linguistic experience in the hemispheric processing of lexical tone. Applied Psycholinguistics, 26, 449-466. (download the pdf)

Wang, Y., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J. (2003). Acoustic and perceptual evaluation of Mandarin tone productions before and after training. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 113, 1033-1043. (download the pdf)

Jongman, A., Wade, T., and Sereno, J. (2003). On improving the perception of foreign-accented speech. In M.J. Sole, D. Recasens, and J. Romero (Eds.) Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, pp.1561-1564.

Wang, Y., Sereno, J., Jongman, A., and Hirsch, J. (2003). fMRI evidence for cortical modification during learning of Mandarin lexical tone. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15, 1019-1027. (download the pdf)

Wade, T., Eakin, D., Webb, R., Agah, A., Brown, F., Jongman, A., Gauch, J., Schreiber, T. and Sereno, J. (2002). Modeling recognition of speech sounds with Minerva2. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, 2002, pp. 1653-1656.

Wang, Y., Jongman, A. and Sereno, J.A. (2001). Dichotic perception of linguistic tones by Mandarin and American listeners. Brain and Language, 78, 332-348. (download the pdf)

Sereno, J., Smits, R., and Jongman, A. (2001). Auditory category learning. In Smits, R., Kingston, J., and Nearey, T. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Workshop on Speech Recognition as Pattern Classification (SPRAAC), 43-48.

Doeleman, T., Sereno, J.A., Jongman, A. and Sereno, S.C. (2000). Features and feedback.  Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23(3), 328-329.

Wang, Y., Sereno, J., Jongman, A., and Hirsch, J. (2000). Cortical reorganization associated with the acquisition of Mandarin tones by American learners: An fMRI study. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, II, 511-514.

Jongman, A., Wang, Y., and Sereno, J. (2000). Acoustic and perceptual properties of English fricatives. Proceedings of the 6th Inter. Conference on Spoken Language Processing, I, 536-539.

Sereno, J. and Quene, H. (2000). Facilitation and inhibition using a segmental phonetic priming paradigm. Proceedings of the Spoken Word Access Processes (SWAP) Conference, 171-174.

Sereno, J.A., Zwitserlood, P., and Jongman, A. (1999).  Entries and operations: The great divide and the pitfalls of form frequency.  Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22(6), 1039.

Sereno, J.A. (1999). Hemispheric differences in grammatical class. Brain and Language, 70, 13-28.

Wang, Y., Spence, M., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J.  (1999).  Training American listeners to perceive Mandarin tones.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 106, 3649-3658. (download the pdf)

Wang, Y, Jongman, A., and Sereno, J.A  (1998). Training American listeners to perceive Mandarin tones. In N. Adisasmito-Smith, W. Ham, and L. Lavoie (eds.), Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory, 12, 243-254.

Sereno, J.A. (1998).  Hemispheric differences in grammatical class: A hemifield investigation. In N. Adisasmito-Smith, W. Ham, and L. Lavoie (eds.), Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory, 12, 233-242. 

Jongman, A., Sereno, J.A., Wayland, R., and Wong, S.  (1998). Acoustic properties of English fricatives. In P. Kuhl and L. Crum (eds.), Joint Proceedings of the 16th International Congress on Acoustics and the 135th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 2935-2936.

Wang, Y, Jongman, A., and Sereno, J.A.  (1998). Training American listeners to perceive Mandarin tones: A first report. In P. Kuhl and L. Crum (eds.), Joint Proceedings of the 16th  International Congress on Acoustics and the 135th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 2979-2980.

Sereno, J.A. and Jongman, A.  (1997). Processing of English inflectional morphology.  Memory & Cognition, 25, 425-437.

Burton, M., Jongman, A. and Sereno, J. (1996). Phonological and orthographic priming effects in auditory and visual word recognition, In W. Ham and L. Lavoie (Eds.), Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory, 11, 17-41.

Sereno, J. and Jongman, A. (1996). Processing of English inflectional morphology. In W. Ham and L. Lavoie (Eds.), Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory, 11, 317-346.

Jongman, A. and Sereno, J.A. (1995). Acoustic properties of non-sibilant fricatives.  Proceedings of the XIIIth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Vol. 4, 432-435.

Sereno, J.A. and Jongman, A.  (1995). Acoustic correlates of grammatical class. Language and Speech, 38, 57-76.

Sereno, J.A.  (1994).  Phonosyntactics.  In L. Hinton, J. Nichols, and J. Ohala (Eds.), Sound Symbolism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 263-275.

Sereno, J.A. and Jongman, A.  (1993).  Acoustic correlates of form class.  A. Bradlow and C. Moore (Eds.), Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory, 8, 119-140.

Sereno, J.A. and Jongman, A. (1992).  Phonetic priming effects in auditory word recognition. Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory, 7, 151-177.

Jongman, A., Sereno, J, Raaijmakers, M. and Lahiri, A. (1992). The phonological representation of [voice] in speech perception. Language and Speech, 35, 137-152.

Sereno, J.A. (1991). Graphemic, associative, and syntactic priming effects at a brief stimulus onset asynchrony in lexical decision and naming.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 17(3), 459-477.

Jongman, A. and Sereno, J.A. (1991). On vowel quantity and post-vocalic consonant duration in Dutch. Proceedings of the XIIth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Vol. 2, 294-297.

Sereno, J.A. (1990). Phonology and the brain: Review of Phonological Processes and Brain Mechanisms (edited by Harry Whitaker). Contemporary Psychology, 35(5), 475-476.

Sereno, J.A. and Jongman, A. (1990). Phonological and form class relations in the lexicon. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 19(6), 387-404.

Lahiri, A., Jongman, A. and Sereno, J.A. (1990). The pronominal clitic [dәr] in Dutch: A theoretical and experimental approach. In A. Jongman and A. Lahiri (Eds.), Yearbook of Morphology, 3, 115-127.

Jongman, A., Fourakis, M. and Sereno, J.A. (1989).  The acoustic vowel space in modern Greek and German. Language and Speech, 32(3), 221-248.

Sereno, J.A., Baum, S.R., Marean, G.C. & Lieberman, P. (1987). Acoustic analyses and perceptual data on anticipatory labial coarticulation in adults and children. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 81, 512-519.

Sereno, J.A. and Lieberman, P. (1987). Developmental aspects of lingual coarticulation. Journal of Phonetics, 15, 247-257.

Published Abstracts

Ferguson, S, Keum, K., Jongman, A. and Sereno, J.A.. (2009). Intelligibility of foreign-accented speech in noise for younger and older adults. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125, 2751.

Herd, W. and Sereno, J.A. (2008). Tracking non-native acquisition of the Spanish tap-trill distinction: Cross-modal priming differences between native and non-native Spanish speakers. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 124, 2594.

Lai, Y. and Sereno, J.A. (2008). English lexical stress perception by second language learners with a tonal L1. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 124, 2595.

Lai, Y. and Sereno, J.A. (2007). Acquisition of English stress by Mandarin learners. Proceedings of the 153rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 121(5), 3071.

Lee, Y., Sereno, J.A., Zhang, J., and Jongman, A. (2007). Processing of lexical tone on spoken word recognition of Chinese, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Processing of East Asia Related Languages (PEARL 2007).

Sereno, J.A. and Maniwa, K. (2006). Age contributions to language learning. Abstracts of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vol. 11, 107.

Ferguson, S.H., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J.A. (2005). Intelligibility of foreign-accented speech: Effects of listening condition, listener age, and listener hearing status. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 118(3), 1932.

Warner, N., Jongman, A., Sereno, J.A. and Good, E. (2003). Orthography and underlying form in incomplete neutralization, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 114, 2396.

Sereno, J.A., McCall, J., Jongman, A., Dijkstra, T., and van Heuven, W. (2002). On the role of phonetic inventory in the perception of foreign-accented speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 111(5), 2363.

Atchley, R., Rice, M., Betz, S., Kwasny, K., Rice, M., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J.A. (2002). An Electrophysiological Study of Language Comprehension in Children. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, 2002, 38.

Sereno, J.A., McCall, J., Jongman, A.,  Dijkstra, T., and van Heuven, W. (2002). Perception of accented speech by native and non-native listeners. Abstracts of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vol. 7, 59.

Eakin, D., Wade, T., Schreiber, T., Jongman, A. and Sereno, J.A. (2002). Simulating recognition memory using abstract features, acoustic-phonetic features, and features of real speech production. Abstracts of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vol. 7, 91.

Wang, Y., Jongman, A. and Sereno, J.A. (2001). Acoustic analysis of American listeners’ Mandarin tone productions before and after training. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 110(5), 2685.

Smits, R., Sereno, J.A., and Jongman, A. (2000). Categorization of sounds. Abstracts of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vol. 5, 53.

Wang, Y., Spence, M., Jongman, A. and Sereno, J.A. (1999). Training American listeners to perceive Mandarin tones: Transfer to production. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 105, 1095.

Jongman, A., Sereno, J.A., Wayland, R., and Wong, S. (1998). Acoustic properties of English fricatives. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 103, 3086.

Wang, Y., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J.A. (1998). Training American listeners to perceive and produce Mandarin tones. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 103, 3090.

Sereno, J.A. Slack, E. and Jongman, A. (1996). Hemispheric differences in grammatical class. Abstracts of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vol. 1, 53.

Burton, M. Jongman, A. and Sereno, J.A. (1993). Phonological and orthographic priming effects in auditory and visual word recognition. Abstracts of 34th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, 1, 27.

Rossi, R., Burton, M. Jongman, A. and Sereno, J.A. (1993). Coarticulatory information in word recognition: A phonetic priming study. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 93, 2393.

Jongman, A., Sereno, J.A., Lahiri, A. and Raaijmakers, M. (1992). Phonological representation affects phonetic perception. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 91, 2338.

Jongman, A. and Sereno, J.A. (1990). Compensatory effects due to vowel length in Dutch. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 88, S130.

Sereno, J.A. and Lieberman, P. (1987). Anticipatory coarticulation in children with good and poor syntactic abilities. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 81, S70.

Sereno, J.A. (1986). Stress pattern differentiation of form class in English. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 79, S36.

Lieberman, P. and Sereno, J.A. (1986). Developmental aspects of the production of velar stop consonants. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 79, S54.

Sereno, J.A. Baum, S., Marean, G. and Lieberman, P. (1985). Acoustic analyses and perceptual data on anticipatory labial coarticulation in adults and children. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 77, S7-8.

Presented/Invited Papers

Ferguson, S, Keum, K., Jongman, A. and Sereno, J.A.. (2009). Intelligibility of foreign-accented speech in noise for younger and older adults. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 125, 2751.

Intelligibility of foreign-accented speech in noise for younger and older adults. Paper presented at the 157th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Portland, OR, May 2009 (S. Ferguson, K. Keum, A. Jongman,. and J.A. Sereno).

Tracking non-native acquisition of the Spanish tap-trill distinction: Cross-modal priming differences between native and non-native Spanish speakers. Paper to be presented at the 156th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Miami, FL, November 2008 (W. Herd and J.A. Sereno).

 English lexical stress perception by second language learners with a tonal L1. Paper to be presented at the 156th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Miami, FL, November 2008 (Y. Lai and J.A. Sereno).

The Raising Effect of Aspirated Consonants on F0 in Taiwanese. Paper to be presented at the The Second International Conference on East Asian Linguistics  (ICEAL 2), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 2008 (Y. Lai and J.A. Sereno).

The production and perception of English lexical stress cues. Paper to be presented at the Canadian Acoustical Association (CAA), Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2008 (Y. Lai, A. Jongman and J.A. Sereno).

Processing of lexical tone in spoken word recognition of Chinese. Poster presented at the 12th International Conference on the Processing of East Asia Related Languages (PEARL2007), National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, December 2007 (Y. Lee, J.A. Sereno, J. Zhang, and A. Jongman).

Plasticity: Acquisition of novel language contrasts, Invited Keynote Speaker, Language in Cognition, Cognition in Language Conference, Aarhus, Denmark, October 2007.

Accented Speech: Is it hard to understand? Department of English, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, October 2007.

An acoustic analysis of lexical stress cues in speakers’ first and second languages: English and Arabic.  Paper presented at the Mid-America Linguistics Conference (MALC), October 2007 (J.A. Sereno and W. Zuraiq).

English lexical stress cues in native English and non-native Arabic speakers. Paper presented at the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVI), Saarbrucken, Germany, August 2007 (W. Zuraiq and J.A. Sereno).

Acquisition of English stress by Mandarin learners. Paper presented at the 153rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Salt Lake City, UT, May 2007 (Y. Lai and J.A. Sereno).

The Noun-Verb Contrast: More than just grammatical class. Invited talk, Linguistics Department and Cognitive Sciences Program, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ, March 2007.

Why Linguistics? Talks presented to Lawrence Free State High School AP Literature and Composition classes. January 2007.

Age contributions to language learning. Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Houston, TX, November 2006 (J.A. Sereno and K. Maniwa).

Intelligibility of foreign-accented speech in older adults. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology Institute, Louisville, KY, October 2006 (S. Ferguson, A. Jongman and J.A. Sereno).     

Phonological neighborhood density influences the recognition of bisyllabic words in English. Paper presented at the Mid-America Linguistics Conference (MALC), Edwardsville, IL, October 2006 (M. Stamer, M. Vitevitch and J.A. Sereno).

Psycholinguistic investigations of nouns and verbs. Invited talk. Fachbereich Sprachwissenschaft, Konstanz, Germany, July 2006.

Interaction of first and second language in perception and production. Invited talk. Workshop on Models of L1 and L2 PhoneticsPhonology. Utrecht, The Netherlands, November 2005.

Intelligibility of foreign-accented speech: Effects of listening condition, listener age, and listener hearing status. Presented at the 150th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, October 2005 (S. H. Ferguson, J.A. Sereno  and A. Jongman).

Language Learning in Adults and Children. Paper presentation, International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) Workshop on Plasticity in Speech Perception, London, UK, June 2005.

Second language perception and production training. Invited Panel Discussant, 1st Acoustical Society of America Workshop on Second Language Speech Learning, Vancouver, Canada, May 2005.

Acquisition of non-native contrasts. Invited presentation at a workshop on Speech perception in humans and not so humans, Freudental, Germany, July 2004.

Acoustic and perceptual characteristics of English fricatives. Presented at From Sound to Sense: Fifty+ Years of Discoveries in Speech Communication. Boston, MA, June 2004 (A. Jongman and J.A. Sereno).

Perception of accented speech by native and non-native listeners. Presented at From Sound to Sense: Fifty+ Years of Discoveries in Speech Communication. Boston, MA, June 2004 (J.A. Sereno, A. Jongman, J. Fergel, T. Dijkstra, and W. van Heuven).

Behavioral and cortical effects of learning a second language.  Invited talk at the University of Kansas Child Language Proseminar, February 2004.

Perception of accented speech by native and non-native listeners.  Presented at the University of Kansas Linguistics Colloquy, February 2004.

Orthography and underlying form in incomplete neutralization. Presented at the 146th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Austin, TX, November 2003 (N. Warner, J.A. Sereno, A. Jongman and E. Good).

On improving the perception of foreign-accented speech. Presented at the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain, August 2003 (J.A. Sereno, A. Jongman, and T. Wade).

Processing German inflectional morphology. Paper presented at the 3rd International Workshop on Morphological Processing, Aix-en-Provence, France, June 2003 (P. Zwitserlood, S. Burgsdorf and J.A. Sereno).

Cortical effects of learning a second language. Invited symposium on Recent Investigations of the Bilingual Brain. 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Phoenix, AZ, May 2003.

Psycholinguistics. Invited talk for Psychology 418: Introduction to Cognitive Science, University of Kansas, March 2003.

Perception of accented speech by native and non-native listeners. Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Kansas City, MO, November 2002 (J.A. Sereno, A. Jongman, J. McCall, T. Dijkstra, and W. van Heuven).

Simulating recognition memory using abstract features, acoustic-phonetic features, and features of real speech production. Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Kansas City, MO, November 2002 (D. Eakin, T. Wade, T. Schreiber, A. Jongman, and J.A. Sereno).

Modeling recognition of speech sounds with Minerva2. Poster presented at the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, Denver, CO, September 2002 (T. Wade, D. Eakin, R. Webb, A. Agah, F. Brown, A. Jongman, J. Gauch, T. Schreiber, and J.A. Sereno).

On the role of phonetic inventory in the perception of foreign-accented speech. Presented at the 143rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Pittsburg, PA, June 2002 (J.A. Sereno, J. McCall, A. Jongman, T. Dijkstra, W. van Heuven).

Cortical effects of second language learning by adults and children: an fMRI study. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Cognitive Neuroscience, Hong Kong, April 2002 (Y. Wang, J.A. Sereno, A. Jongman, J. Hirsch, and P. Kuhl).

An electrophysiological study of language comprehension in children. Presented at the 9th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. San Francisco, CA, April 2002 (R. Atchley, M. Rice, S. Betz, K. Kwasny, J.A. Sereno, and A. Jongman).

Acoustic analysis of American listeners’ Mandarin tone productions before and after training. Poster presented at the 142nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Fort Lauderdale, FL, December 2001 (Y. Wang, A. Jongman, and J.A. Sereno).

Auditory category learning. Paper presented at the Workshop on Speech Recognition as Pattern Classification, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, July 2001 (J.A. Sereno, R. Smits and A. Jongman).

Processing of lexical tone in Mandarin Chinese. Invited paper presented at the New Frontiers in Chinese Psycholinguistics Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, July 2001.

Learning non-native language contrasts. Invited talk at the University of Kansas Child Language Proseminar, February 2001.

Categorization of sounds. Presented at the 41st Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. New Orleans, LA., November 2000 (J.A. Sereno, R. Smits and A. Jongman).

Cortical reorganization associated with the acquisition of Mandarin tones by American learners: An fMRI study. Presented at the 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, Beijing, China, October 2000 (Y. Wang, J.A. Sereno, A. Jongman, and J. Hirsch).

Acoustic and perceptual properties of English fricatives. Presented at the 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, Beijing, China, October 2000 (A. Jongman, Y. Wang and J. Sereno).

Native and non-native speech perception and implications for the learning of non-native contrasts. Presented at UiL OTS The Nature of Speech Perception Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 2000 (J.A. Sereno, Y. Wang, A. Jongman, and J. Hirsch).

Learning to categorize sounds. Presented at UiL OTS The Nature of Speech Perception Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 2000 (R. Smits, J.A. Sereno, and A. Jongman).

Facilitation and inhibition using a segmental phonetic priming paradigm.  Poster presented at the Spoken Word Access Processes (SWAP) Conference, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, May 2000 (J.A. Sereno and H. Quene).

Second language acquisition of tone, Invited talk at the University of Kansas Ermal Garinger Brown Bag Series, December 1999.

Linguistics and the mental lexicon. Invited talk.University of Kansas Psychology Department, November 1999.

Psycholinguistics, Talk at Department of Linguistics Graduate Student Lunch Seminar, November 1999.

Suprasegmental learning. Talk at the Mid-America Linguistics Conference (MALC). The University of Kansas, October 1999 (J.A. Sereno, A. Jongman and Y. Wang).

Nouns and Verbs.  Invited talk at the University of Kansas Child Language Proseminar, October 1999.

The processing of grammatical class.  Invited talk at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, May 1999.

Training American listeners to perceive Mandarin tones: Transfer to production. Poster presented at the 137th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 2nd Convention of European Acoustics Association. Berlin, Germany, March 1999 (Y. Wang, M. Spence, A. Jongman, and J.A. Sereno).

Native and non-native perception of tone.  Invited talk.  International Symposium on Future Directions in Cross-Language and Second Language Speech Perception, Sandbjerg, Denmark, March 1999.

Some unexplored properties of lexical representation.  Invited talk.  Lexical Representations in Language Comprehension Workshop, Schloss Maurach, Konstanz, Germany, December 1998.

Phonetic priming effects in auditory word recognition.  Invited talk.  Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, October 1998.

Acoustic properties of English fricatives. Poster presented at the Joint Meeting of the 16th International Congress of Acoustics and the 135th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Seattle, WA., June 1998. (A. Jongman, J.A. Sereno, R. Wayland and S. Wong).

Training American listeners to perceive and produce Mandarin tones. Poster presented at the 135th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Seattle, June 1998 (Y. Wang, J.A. Sereno, and A. Jongman).

A psycholinguistic approach to lexical organization: Auditory and visual evidence for grammatical class. Invited talk at University of Kansas, May 1998.

Hemispheric differences in grammatical class.  Paper presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL, November 1996.

Acoustic properties of non-sibilant fricatives.  Poster presented at the 13th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden, August 1995 (A. Jongman and J.A. Sereno).

A psycholinguistic approach to lexical processing: Auditory and visual evidence for grammatical class. Invited talk at SUNY-Binghamton, Spring 1994.

A psycholinguistic approach to lexical processing: Auditory and visual evidence for grammatical class. Invited talk at Cornell University, Spring 1994.

Phonological and orthographic priming effects in auditory and visual word recognition.  Paper presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Washington, D.C., Nov. 1993.

Coarticulatory information in word recognition: A phonetic priming study.  Paper presented at the 125th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Ottawa, Canada, Spring 1993 (J.A. Sereno, A. Jongman, R. Rossi, and M. Burton).

Phonological representation affects phonetic perception. Presented at the 123rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Salt Lake City, UT, May 1992 (A. Jongman, J.A. Sereno, A. Lahiri, and M. Raaijmakers).

Interaction of vowel length and voicing in Dutch: The role of underlying representations. Paper presented at the 21st Annual Linguistics Symposium on the Reality of Linguistic Rules. Milwaukee, WI, April 1992 (A. Jongman, J.A. Sereno, A. Lahiri, and M. Raaijmakers).

The processing of inflectional morphology in English. Poster presented at the Fifth Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. New York City, NY, March 1992.

Inflectional morphology in the mental lexicon.  Paper presented at 1991 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Chicago, IL, January 1991.

Compensatory effects due to vowel length in Dutch.  Paper presented at the120th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. San Diego, CA, November 1990 (A. Jongman and J.A. Sereno).

Dutch pronominal clitics: A theoretical and experimental approach. Paper presented at the Max Planck Institute Conference "When words happen to be phrases", Nijmegen, The Netherlands, December 1989 (A. Lahiri, A. Jongman, and J.A. Sereno).

Phonetic priming: Explorations into the nature of the input representation in word recognition. Paper presented at the Summer Meeting of the British Experimental Psychology Society, Cambridge, UK, July 1989.

Priming effects using phonetic segments in auditory word recognition. Invited talk at Washington University, St. Louis, MO, September 1988.

Anticipatory coarticulation in children with good and poor syntactic abilities. Paper presented at the 113th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Indianapolis, IN, May 1987 (J.A. Sereno and P. Lieberman).

Coarticulatory processes in speech. Invited talk at M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, March 1987.

The development of rule-governed behavior in speech. Paper presented at the MacArthur Foundation Meeting. Chatham, MA, June 1986.

Developmental aspects of the production of velar stop consonants. Paper presented at the 111th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Cleveland, OH, May 1986 (J. Sereno and P. Lieberman).

Stress pattern differentiation of form class in English. Poster presented at the 111th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Cleveland, OH, May 1986.

Phonosyntactics. Paper presented at Sound Symbolism Conference. University of California at Berkeley, CA, January 1986.

The development of anticipatory labial coarticulation in a child. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, MA, October 1985 (J.A. Sereno and P. Lieberman).

Acoustic analyses and perceptual data on anticipatory labial coarticulation in adults and children. Paper presented at the 109th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Austin, TX, May 1985 (J.A. Sereno, S. Baum, and G. Marean, and P. Lieberman).

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