The Prosody & Speech Dynamics Lab investigates prosody and dynamic patterning in the production, perception and comprehension of speech, through the multi-disciplinary lens of language science.

The goal of our research is to understand the nature of prosody and speech dynamics in linguistic grammars, in cognitive representations and processing, as they relate to emotional and affective expression, and in their social function in communicating identity and relationships of social alignment. We do this by investigating prosody and dynamic speech patterns in the acoustic signal and in the perception and comprehension of speech, studying language at the individual and population levels. We are interested in all human languages, and have conducted research on American and other varieties of English, as well as Spanish, Russian and Hindi, among other languages.

Are you curious about prosody and speech dynamics?
We are currently recruiting undergraduate and graduate student researchers. Contact us here.