Just submitted "Attitudes toward deafness affect speech-based first impressions of young adults with cochlear implants," Part 2 of my project on social effects of CI users' intelligibility and speech quality.
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America just accepted my paper with David Pisoni titled "Speech rate, speech rate-matching, and intelligibility in cochlear implant users."
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.
Just got notice of acceptance to the Saturday-morning LSA (Linguistic Society of America) poster session for "Speech rate, rate-matching, and intelligibility: Evidence from cochlear implant users" in Austin in January. The relationships between these linguistic factors are hard to determine in non-clinical populations because they normally function at ceiling, but we can learn more about them in clinical populations who show large individual differences, like CI users.
Collected personality ratings from almost 40 subjects in one week! IU's online system for scheduling psych students as study participants is amazing ... as are those responsible students who sign up early in the semester :). And also IU's streamlined online IRB process -- less than two weeks from starting the application to approval.