Scott Seyfarth

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I'm a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Linguistics at Ohio State University. My research interests are in phonetics, psycholinguistics, and laboratory phonology.

I study how prediction and context shape spoken words and linguistic systems. My current work focuses on phonetic reduction and enhancement, voice quality and voicing acoustics, and paradigmatic effects in speech production.


Case, J., Seyfarth, S., & Levi, S. (in press). Does implicit voice learning improve spoken language processing? Implications for clinical practice. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Seyfarth, S., Garellek, M., Gillingham, G., Ackerman, F., & Malouf, R. (2018). Acoustic differences in morphologically-distinct homophones. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 33(1), 32-49. [ doi ] [ paper (pdf) ] [ stimuli (zip) ]

Garellek, M., & Seyfarth, S. (2016). Acoustic differences between English /t/ glottalization and phrasal creak. Proceedings of Interspeech 2016. [ paper (pdf) ]

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) ]


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