Research

 

A copy of my dissertation is available here.

Broad interests: acoustic phonetics, speech perception, perceptual learning, language acquisition, multilingualism, mental representation and cognitive models, laboratory phonology, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive science, speech technology

Narrow interests: second language production and perception, perceptual adaptation to accented speech, speech variability, listener variability (expectations and experiences), speech and voice recognition, biases and stigma, education and language policy, language rights, linguistic discrimination

Select publications & presentations

Laturnus R. (Submitted). The effect of implicit bias on perceptual adaptation to non-native speech. Language and Speech. 34 pages

Laturnus R. (Submitted). The effect of lifetime exposure on perceptual adaptation to non-native speech. Laboratory Phonology. 26 pages.

Laturnus R. (2018). Implicit bias weakens perceptual adaptation to non-native speech. Linguistic Society of America Meeting, Salt Lake City, United States.

Laturnus R. (2017). The effect of lifetime exposure on perceptual adaptation to non-native speech. New Ways of Analyzing Variation, Madison, United States.

Laturnus R. (Submitted) Comparative Acoustic Analyses of L2 English: The Search for Systematic Variation. Phonetica. 43 pages.

Chen S, Hohaus V, Laturnus R, Louie M, Matthewson L, Rullmann H, Simchen O, Turner C, and Vander Klok J. (2017). Past possibility cross-linguistically: Evidence from 12 languages. In Arregui A, Rivero M, & Salanova A. (Eds), Modality Across Syntactic Categories. Oxford University Press: 235-237

Laturnus R. (2017). The influence of stance-taking on cross-dialectal accommodation: a case study. Linguistic Society of America Meeting, Austin, United States.

Laturnus R., de Vilchez N., Chaves R. & Guy G. (2016). Dialect, priming, and frequency effects on (-ING) variation in English. New Ways of Analyzing Variation, Vancouver, Canada.

Laturnus R. (2016). Comparative acoustic analyses of L2 English: The search for systematic variation. Acoustical Society of America Meeting, Honolulu, United States.

Laturnus R. (2014). Ktunaxa Future Modals. In Hannah Greene (Ed.) Proceedings of the Seventh Conference on the Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas (SULA) 7 (2012), 71-88. Amherst, MA: GLSA.

Laturnus R. (2012). /r/ to /R/ in Montreal French: A Cross-generational Priming Experiment. 2012 Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Laturnus R. (2012). Future modals in Ktunaxa. Modality Workshop, Ottawa, Canada.

Laturnus R. (2012). Modality and the future in Ktunaxa. Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas (SULA) 7, Ithaca, United States.

Laturnus R. (2012). Reflexives and the Middle Voice in Ktunaxa. Forty-seventh International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages, Cranbrook, Canada.

Laturnus R. (2011). Future expressions in Ktunaxa. In Lyon J & Dunham J (Eds.) Papers for ICSNL XLVI: The Forty-Sixth International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages. UBC Working Papers in Linguistics: 157-163.

Laturnus R. (2011). Future expressions in Ktunaxa. Forty-sixth International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages, Vancouver, Canada.