Assistant Professor of Linguistics
4107 Turlington Hall
Hours Spring 2012
M W F
10:40-11:40AM or by appt.
Fall 2012 Courses
Introduction to Phonology
Pronunciation for Teaching English as a Second Language
Professor of Linguistics
Dr. Harnsberger’s research concerns the perception and
learning of the linguistic and indexical properties of speech, particularly
from a cross-linguistic and/or crosscultural
perspective. The linguistic properties of speech include all aspects of the
speech signal that serve to communicate meaning through language (speech
sounds, syllables, words, phrases, utterances). The indexical properties of
speech include aspects of the speech signal that provide information about
the speaker (e.g., his/her age, regional or social dialect, gender, vocal
tract shape/size) or about the audience he/she is addressing (e.g., speaking
rate, speaking style).
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also leads the Speech Perception Laboratory located in Dauer
Hall, room 68 in the historic portion of the University of Florida campus.
The laboratory was constructed in the early 1960s by Professor Harry Hollien and was used for free-field perceptual testing of
human subjects. It was later converted into a classroom and served the
students of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders for many
years. In 2005, it was renovated to serve the needs of the growing speech
science research program at the University of Florida. Currently, the SPL
consists of six analysis stations, a perceptual testing chamber with four
stations that is also used for audio recording (Dauer
68B), and a small library (Dauer 68A).
Current and past
projects are underway at the Speech Perception Laboratory, including:
identification, with Harry Hollien, Melonie Richey, and Renee Gustain
with Tyler McPeek
correlates to vocal aging, with Rahul Shrivastav, W. S. Brown, Harry Hollien, and Krista Hadeed.
modeling of psychological stress effects on speech, with Kristin Perry and
category access in bilingual listeners, with Jenna Luque.
L2 speech sounds by monolingual and bilinguals learners, with Divya Gogoi.
The effects of
stress and deception on voice, with Harry Hollien,
Kevin Hollien, Rachel Kesselman
and Daniel Kahan.
Acoustic and perceptual
correlates of ethanol intoxication in speech, with Harry Hollien,
Camillo Martin and Kevin Hollien.