Scott Seyfarth

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I'm a linguist at the University of Rochester, where I'm a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.

My research interests are in phonetics, psycholinguistics, and laboratory phonology.

I study how spoken word forms are affected by context. My recent work focuses on phonetic reduction and enhancement, voice quality and voicing acoustics, and paradigmatic effects in speech production.


Papers

Seyfarth, S., Garellek, M., Gillingham, G., Ackerman, F., & Malouf, R. (in press). Acoustic differences in morphologically-distinct homophones. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. [ 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) ]


Recent presentations

Seyfarth, S., & Garellek, M. (2017). Plosive voicing acoustics and voice quality in Yerevan Armenian. Talk presented at the 41st Annual Penn Linguistics Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

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) ]


Resources

Python packages for linguistics:
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