Rochelle Newman (University of Maryland) will give the next MPI Colloquium on Tuesday 12 November, 2019 at 15.45 pm.
When listening to language is hard
Much of the research on speech perception has looked at relatively “easy” listening conditions: adult listeners, listening to their native language spoken by an unaccented speaker, with relatively little background noise. My research is focused on how processing changes when things get harder: when there is noise and other distractions, when the speaker has an accent or switches languages mid-sentence, and when the listener has less existing background knowledge (such as is the case for both young children and our canine companions). This talk represents a brief overview of recent results from my lab that cover a range of these topics. It serves as an introduction to the types of questions I am interested in, and the types of methods I am using to try and answer them.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, lectures can be cancelled at short notice. It is therefore advisable to confirm the date: +31 (0)24 3521911.
MPI Conference room 163
6525 XD Nijmegen