Perceptual validation of vowel normalization methods for variationist research. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954394521000016
Prosodic differences in human- and Alexa-directed speech, but similar local intelligibility adjustments. doi.org/10.3389/fcomm.2021.675704
Congrats to Dr. Georgia Zellou, postdoc Michelle Cohn, and graduate student Tyler Kline for their paper, "The influence of conversational role on phonetic alignment toward voice-AI and human interlocutors" published in Language, Cognition and Neuroscience (LCN) today!
Congrats to Dr. Georgia Zellou, postdoc Michelle Cohn, and graduate student Aleese Block for their paper, "Partial compensation for coarticulatory vowel nasalization across concatenative and neural text-to-speech", published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA) today!
Congrats to postdoc, Michelle Cohn, research coordinator Melina Sarian and Dr. Georgia Zellou for their new paper in Frontiers in Communication: Speech rate adjustments in conversations with an Amazon Alexa socialbot, in the special issue ‘Towards Omnipresent and Smart Speech Assistants‘.
Congrats to the two NSF postdoctoral fellows in the Phonetics Lab for being nominated for (Dr. Kayla Palakurthy) and awarded (Dr. Michelle Cohn) the UC Davis Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research.
Intelligibility of face-masked speech depends on speaking style: Comparing casual, smiled, and clear speech. (Cohn, Pycha & Zellou, 2021). Click here to read the paper in 'Cognition'
Feb 4., 2021 WFMY coverage of our 'Cognition' paper. They did an "experiment" to test if listeners could tell if the host was wearing a mask or not.
CBS-13 Sacramento covered our recent face-masked speech paper on Feb. 2, 2021
Congrats to the grad and undergrad students for their presentations at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA).
"Intelligibility of face-masked speech depends on speaking style: Comparing casual, clear, and emotional speech"
by postdoc Michelle Cohn (UC Davis), Anne Pycha (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and Georgia Zellou (UC Davis)
Recently published in Cognition: https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0010027720303899
[Take away: fabric face-masks don’t simply reduce intelligibility! The speaker plays an important role]
We are thrilled that our paper, Age- and gender-related differences in speech alignment toward humans and voice-AI, has been accepted at Frontiers in Communication: Language Sciences today!