Back from two weeks in Italy (vacation in anticipation of the upcoming, all-consuming new job). Went to Rome, Florence, Venice, Tuscan wine country, and a quick stop in Pisa. A++ would move to Venice :)
I've started data collection on a new experiment that examines whether young adults converge toward the speech rate of cochlear implant users who vary in speech intelligibility and speech rate.
Submitted a revised "Speech rate, speech rate-matching, and intelligibility in cochlear implant users."
Presented my poster "Speech rate, rate-matching, and intelligibility: Evidence from cochlear implant users" at the Linguistic Society of America annual meeting in Austin TX. It's normally warm there, but not this week :(. But it wasn't too cold to visit the capitol, UT campus, and some live music on the weekend. Plus, I missed my connecting flight home, so I had an unplanned day trip to Atlanta.
My article with Pisoni, Kronenberger, & Castellanos titled "Speech intelligibility and psychosocial functioning in deaf children and teens with cochlear implants" was accepted to the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education! It will appear on line in March and in print in July.
Also got to see a lot around Vienna, the Danube, and Bratislava. It was very easy to get around on public transit, and there is so much to see -- have to go back someday!
My entry on Auditory Phonetics (aka Speech Perception) was accepted to The SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and Disorders, due to appear in 2017.