Research in the Speech Perception Laboratory focuses on the perceptual
consequences of phonetic variability in speech. The main topics under
investigation are how listeners adapt to the variability present in the
speech signal, how this learning can best be facilitated, and how
children develop the ability to accurately and effortlessly perceive
highly variable speech signals, including foreign-accented speech.
Research in the Speech Perception Lab has been supported by a grant from
the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
(R21 DC010027) as well as numerous grants from the Hutton Honors College
at Indiana University.
Amal Akbik, who completed her departmental honors project in the
lab, was awarded a Provost's Award for Undergraduate Research and
Creativity. Congratulations Amal! Read about Amal's project and
other award recipients here.