The Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University cordially invites you to a special lecture:
In search for a perception-production link from an individual difference perspective: Two case studies
By Alan Yu (University of Chicago)
Friday 1 March 2019, 13.30 – 14.30
Room 401/5-7 Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Building, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
Recent studies have highlighted tremendously individual variability in speech perception and production alike. While some studies found a positive correlation between individual perception and production behaviors, others either failed to observe a relationship or found inconsistencies across tasks. In this talk, I report two case studies (tone perception and production among Chinese and South Asian speakers of Hong Kong Cantonese and sibilant-vowel coarticulation among speakers of American English), illustrating the nuance nature of the perception-production link and discussing how individual variation might be modeled within current theories of speech perception and production. Ramifications of this study for theories of sound change will also be discussed.