Welcome to the Speech Perception & Acoustics Laboratory

The Speech Perception & Acoustics Laboratory is located in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

What we study

  • Regional and ethnic variation in American English speech
  • Sociocultural and perceptual learning in school-age children
  • Changes in the pronunciation patterns across human lifespan
  • Brain-to-brain synchrony in human speech communication
  • Phonological processing in dyslexia
  • Perception of voice characteristics
  • Second language production and perception

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Articles targeted at a general audience can be accessed here:

Acoustics of regionally accented speech


Sociocultural learning in late childhood

About the Cover: The cover image is based on the paperĀ The old, the new, and the in-between: Preadolescents’ use of stylistic variation in projecting speech in their own identify in a culturally changing environment, by Ewa Jacewicz and Robert A. Fox. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12722.