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.
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.
Started a collaboration with Julie Anderson in IU Speech & Hearing. She works with preschoolers who stutter and has collected parent-reports on their psychosocial behaviors using the same scales I analyzed for CI users in the JDSDE paper. We'll see how they compare to our CI users and other preschoolers.
Submitted a condensed version of my main dissertation analysis to Language and Speech. Thanks to Jeff and Tyler for commenting and checking in!
Presented a poster on the ATAROS corpus at CLiF here at IU. Very interesting to see all different kinds of corpora mined for very different topics, ranging from recipes to subordinate clauses in Twitter to "Darwin's Semantic Voyage."
Attended a joint meeting of the Midwest Speech and Language Days 2016 and the Midwest Computational Linguistics Colloquium at IU this weekend. An interesting mix of topics, including some I wouldn't have come across otherwise. Particularly interesting for linguistic theory was Charles Lin's experiment comparing the effects of two Chinese phonetic transcription systems (Pinyin transcribes segments, Zhuyin syllables) on responses in auditory phoneme identification tasks. Most useful new method goes to John Jang and Chilin Shih for using force plates (very cheap and easy-to-use equipment!) to measure balance as a reflection of cognitive load.
Last month, I helped start a biweekly lunch meeting of the postdocs in the psych dept, dubbed P-PoDs (IU Psychology Postdoc Association) -- part career-prep, part writing-group, part social-support. Good turnout so far: lots of interest and good ideas.