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I'm a linguist at the University of California, San Diego. I study how usage and context interact with phonetic reduction & enhancement. I am also interested in how these things influence the mental representation of word and sound structures.


Papers

Seyfarth, S., Buz, E., & Jaeger, T. F. (2016). Dynamic hyperarticulation of coda voicing contrasts. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139(2), EL31-37. [ doi ] [ paper (pdf) ]

Seyfarth, S. & Garellek, M. (2015). Coda glottalization in American English. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. [ paper (pdf) ]

Malouf, R., Ackerman, F., & Seyfarth, S. (2015). Explaining the number hierarchy. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [ paper (pdf) ]

Seyfarth, S. (2014). Word informativity influences acoustic duration: effects of contextual predictability on lexical representation. Cognition, 133(1), 140-155. [ doi ] [ paper (pdf) ]

Seyfarth, S. & Myslin, M. (2014). Discriminative learning predicts human recognition of English blend sources. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [ paper (pdf) ]

Seyfarth, S., Ackerman, F., & Malouf, R. (2014). Implicative organization facilitates morphological learning. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. [ abstract (pdf) ] [ paper (pdf) ]

Rohde, H., Seyfarth, S., Clark, B., Jäger, G., & Kaufmann, S. (2012). Communicating with cost-based implicature: a game-theoretic approach to ambiguity. Proceedings of the 16th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue. [ paper (pdf) ]


Presentations

Garellek, M., & Seyfarth, S. (2016). Acoustic comparison of /t/ glottalization and phrasal creak. Poster presented at the 171st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Salt Lake City, UT.

Seyfarth, S., Garellek, M., Malouf, R., & Ackerman, F. (2015). Acoustic differences in morphologically-distinct homophones. Talk presented at the 3rd American International Morphology Meeting. Amherst, MA.

Seyfarth, S., Buz, E., & Jaeger, T. F. (2015). Talkers selectively enhance informative duration contrasts. Poster presented at the 28th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. Los Angeles, CA. [ poster (pdf) ]

Malouf, R., Ackerman, F., & Seyfarth, S. (2014). Explaining the number hierarchy. Talk presented at the Workshop on Corpus Resources for Quantitative and Psycholinguistic Analysis. Eger, Hungary.

Seyfarth, S., Ackerman, F., & Malouf, R. (2014). Implicative organization facilitates morphological learning. Talk presented at the 16th International Morphology Meeting. Budapest, Hungary.

Seyfarth, S., & Sneller, E. (2014). Diachronic evidence for phonological reanalysis in New Zealand English /u/-fronting. Talk presented at the 38th Annual Penn Linguistics Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

Seyfarth, S., & Myslin, M. (2014). Discriminative learning predicts human recognition of English blend sources. Talk presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Berkeley, CA. [ abstract (pdf) ]

Seyfarth, S. (2013). Word informativity affects acoustic duration. Talk presented at the 19th Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing. Marseille, France.

Rohde, H., Seyfarth, S., Clark, B., Jäger, G., & Kaufmann, S. (2012). Cost and implicature in word use: Testing predictions of a game-theoretic model of alignment. Talk presented at the 25th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. New York, NY. [ abstract (pdf) ]


Misc

Python packages for linguistics:

San Diego Linguistic Papers Issue 5 is available on eScholarship.


Address

Department of Linguistics
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0108

Office:
AP&M 4432 B