Rebecca Scarborough

Assistant Professor

 
 

My research falls broadly into the areas of phonetics, laboratory phonology, and psycholinguistics. You can read about my current research interests below, as well as find links to teaching, papers, conference presentations, and my CV.

 

office: Hellems 287A

Research Interests

  1. Bulletlistener-directed speech phenomena

  2. Bulletwithin and across language variability in coarticulation

  3. Bulletintonational phonology (especially in English, French, Farsi, and Pima)

Teaching

  1. BulletLinguistics 5030 - Linguistic Phonetics (Fall 2008)

  2. BulletLinguistics 7410 - Phonological Theory (Fall 2008)

  3. BulletLinguistics 5410 - Phonology (Spring 2008)

Publications

  1. BulletScarborough, R.A. (in press) Lexical and Contextual Predictability: Confluent Effects on the Production of Vowels. In Papers in Laboratory Phonology X. Mouton de Gruyter.

  2. BulletScarborough, R., Brenier, J., Zhao, Y., Hall-Lew, L., and Dmitrieva, O. (2007) An Acoustic Study of Real and Imagined Foreigner-Directed Speech. Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 2007.

  3. BulletScarborough, R., Keating, P., Baroni, M., Cho, T., Mattys, S., Alwan, A., Auer, E., Bernstein, L.E. (2007) Optical Cues to the Visual Perception of Lexical and Phrasal Stress in English. UCLA Working Papers in Phonetics, no. 105, p.118-124.

  4. BulletScarborough, R. (2007) The Intonation of Focus in Farsi. UCLA Working Papers in Phonetics, no. 105, p.19-34.

  5. BulletScarborough, R., Keating, P., Baroni, M., Cho, T., Mattys, S., Alwan, A., Auer, E., Bernstein, L.E. (2006) Optical Cues to the Visual Perception of Lexical and Phrasal Stress in English. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Speech Prosody, May, 2006.

  6. BulletScarborough, R.A. (2004) Degree of Coarticulation and Lexical Confusability. Proceedings of the 29th Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, February 2003.

  7. BulletKeating, P. A., Baroni, M., Mattys, S., Scarborough, R., Alwan, A., Bernstein, L., Chaney, B. (2003) Optical Phonetics and Visual Perception of Lexical and Phrasal Stress in English. Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 2003.

  8. BulletBrown, R.A. (2002) Effects of Lexical Confusability on the Production of Coarticulation. UCLA Working Papers in Phonetics, no. 101.


Conference Presentations

  1. BulletAn Acoustic Study of Real and Imagined Foreigner-Directed Speech. Poster. International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain, Aug. 2007. (1st author, with J. Brenier, Y. Zhao, L. Hall-Lew, and O. Dmitrieva)

  2. BulletAn Acoustic Study of Real and Imagined Foreigner-Directed Speech. Poster. 153rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Salt Lake City, UT, June 2007. (1st author, with O. Dmitrieva, L. Hall-Lew, Y. Zhao, and J. Brenier)

  3. BulletLexical and Contextual Predictability: Confluent Effects on the Production of Vowels. Talk presented at the Tenth Conference on Laboratory Phonology, Paris, France. June 2006.

  4. BulletLexically-conditioned phonetics: Frequency & neighborhood effects on coarticulation. Talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America, Albuquerque, NM, Jan. 2006.

  5. BulletSpeaker specificity in speech perception: the importance of what is and is not in the signal. Talk presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada, Nov. 2005. (co-author, with Delphine Dahan, 1st author)

  6. BulletLexical confusability and nasal coarticulation in French. Poster presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 2005.

  7. BulletSpeaker specificity in speech perception: the importance of what is and is not in the signal. Poster presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 2005. (co-author, with Delphine Dahan, 1st author)

  8. BulletAn acoustic and electroglottographic study of V?V in two indigenous American languages. Poster presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, CA, Nov. 2004. (co-author, with Christina Esposito)

  9. BulletOptical phonetics and visual perception of lexical and phrasal boundaries in English. Poster presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, CA, Nov. 2004. (co-author, with Edward T. Auer, 1st author, and others)

  10. BulletThe Word-Level Specificity of Lexical Confusability Effects. Poster presented at the 146th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Austin, TX. November 2003.

  11. BulletAccentual Phrase and the Domain of Liaison in French. Poster presented at the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain. August 2003. (1st author, with Sun-Ah Jun)

  12. BulletOptical Phonetics and Visual Perception of Lexical and Phrasal Stress in English. Poster presented at the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain. August 2003. (co-author, with Patricia Keating, 1st author, and others).

  13. BulletDegree of Coarticulation and Lexical Confusability. Talk presented at the Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, Berkeley, CA. February 2003.

  14. BulletIntonational Phonology and the Domain of Liaison in French. Poster presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Cancun, Mexico. December 2002.

  15. BulletEffects of Lexical Confusability on the Production of Coarticulation. Poster presented at the Eighth Conference on Laboratory Phonology, New Haven, CT. June 2002.