Grant McGuire, UC Santa Cruz

Friday, May 17th, 4pm, Humanities 1 Room 210
UCSC Institute for Humanities Research Faculty Fellow Talk

Separating Voice Prototypicality and Stereotypicality  

Current theories of speech perception emphasize the demonstrated role of direct experience in voice processing where greater experience with a voice or voice type results in various processing advantages. This talk describes early results from a project examining the role of stereotypes, or more abstracted representations not necessarily based in direct experience, in the processing of voices. Specifically, we will detail the role various voice types play in phonetic accommodation, the phenomenon where a talker adapts properties of another talker's voice.

Sponsored by the UCSC Institute for Humanities Research