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 the influence of communication on sound patterns and other linguistic systems. My phonetics research focuses on the acoustics of voicing contrasts.

January 2019: I'll be presenting recent work at the Linguistic Society of America conference on January 3rd in New York City.


Papers

Case, J., Seyfarth, S., & Levi, S. (2018). Short-term implicit voice-learning leads to a Familiar Talker Advantage: The role of encoding specificity. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 144(6), EL497-502. [ doi ] [ paper (pdf) ]

Seyfarth, S. & Garellek, M. (2018). Plosive voicing acoustics and voice quality in Yerevan Armenian. Journal of Phonetics, 71, 425-450. [ doi ] [ paper (pdf) ]

Turnbull, R., Seyfarth, S., Hume, E., & Jaeger, T. (2018). Nasal place assimilation trades off inferrability of both target and trigger words. Laboratory Phonology, 9(1):15, 1-27. [ doi ] [ paper (pdf) ]

Case, J., Seyfarth, S., & Levi, S. (2018). Does implicit voice learning improve spoken language processing? Implications for clinical practice. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 61, 1251-1260. [ doi ]

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. Interspeech 2016, 1054-1058. [ doi ] [ paper (pdf) ]

Seyfarth, S., Buz, E., & Jaeger, T. (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) ]


Resources

buckeye Python package for working with the Buckeye Corpus

tgre Python package for reading and writing Praat TextGrids in Python

Praat annotation script for more efficient manual TextGrid annotation

voicequality R package with a tidyverse-formatted version of the acoustic and EGG measurements from the UCLA Voice Quality Project