MARK LIBERMAN

Education:

1965-1969   Harvard University   Linguistics and Applied Mathematics    
1972 M.I.T. Linguistics M.S.
1972-1975 M.I.T. Linguistics Ph.D.


Professional Experience:

University of Pennsylvania:
  (Primary Appointment): Trustee Professor of Phonetics, Department of Linguistics: 1990-2010
                                         Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Linguistics: 2010-present
  (Secondary Appointment): Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science: 1992-present
Faculty Director, Ware College House: 2001-present
Faculty Director, College Houses and Academic Services: 2006-2013
Director, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science: 2001-2006
Director, Linguistic Data Consortium: 1992-present

Head, Linguistics Research Department, AT&T Bell Laboratories: 1987-1990
Visiting Assistant Professor, M.I.T.: 1978
Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories: 1975-1987

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Fellow, Linguistic Society of America

Other Experience: U.S. Army, 1969-1972

Research Interests:

Corpus-based phonetics; speech and language technology; the phonology and phonetics of lexical tone, and its relationship to intonation; gestural, prosodic, morphological and syntactic ways of marking focus, and their use in discourse; formal models for linguistic annotation; information retrieval and information extraction from text; the organization of spoken communication in the human brain, especially in relation to the evolutionary substrates for speech and language, and to analogous systems in other animals; agent-based models of language evolution and learning.

Teaching at Penn:

LING001: Introduction to Linguistics
LING052: Freshman Seminar
COGS 501-502: Mathematical Foundations of Language and Communication Sciences
LING525/CIS558: Computer Analysis and Modeling of Biological Signals and Systems
LING520-521: Phonetics I-II
LING620: Prosody
LING502/202: Field Linguistics
COGS001: Introduction to Cognitive Science
COLL002: Biology, Language and Culture
HUM100: Human Nature

Selected Professional Activies (current and past):

Director, Linguistic Data Consortium.
Co-Editor, Annual Review of Linguistics (to begin publication in 2015)
Editorial Advisory Boards: Cognition; Computer Speech and Language; Speech Communication; International Journal of Corpus Linguistics; Linguistics and Language Technology.
Executive Committee, Linguistic Society of America.
Chair, International Coordinating Committee on Speech Databases and Assessment (COCOSDA).
DARPA TIDES Advisory Committee.
U.S. Dictionaries Advisory Board, Oxford University Press.

Weblog: Language Log

Publications:

Books:

(1979) The Intonational System of English. Garland Publishing.
(1995) Invitation to Cognitive Science, ed. with Lila Gleitman. MIT Press.
(2006) Far from the Madding Gerund, with Geoffrey K. Pullum. William, James & Co.

Papers:

(1973) "Alternatives", CLS 9.
(1974a) "On Conditioning the Rule of Subject-Auxiliary Inversion", NELS 5, pp. 77-91.
(1974b) "Prosodic Form and Discourse Function", with I. Sag, CLS 10, pp. 416-427.
(1975a) "Intonational Disambiguation of Indirect Speech Acts", with I. Sag, CLS 11, pp. 487- 497.
(1975b) "The Intonational System of English" (MIT PhD dissertation)
(1977a) "The Geniohyoid and the Role of the Strap Muscles in Pitch Control", with D. Erickson and S. Niimi, Haskins Laboratories Quarterly Status Report 49, pp. 103-110.
(1977b) "Studies of Metrical Patterns", with J.P. Olive and P. Zukovsky, JASA 62 (S1).
(1977c) "Further Work on Duration Modeling in Reiterant Speech", JASA 62 (S1).
(1977d) "On Stress and Linguistic Rhythm", with A. Prince, Linguistic Inquiry 8 pp. 249-336.
(1978a) "Use of Nonsense-Syllable Mimcry in the Study of Prosodic Phenomena", with L.A. Streeter, JASA 63 pp. 231-233.
(1978b) "Modeling of Durational Patterns in Reiterant Speech", pp. 127-138 in D. Sankoff , Ed., Linguistic Variation: Models and Methods. Academic Press.
(1978c) "Phonetic Transcription, Stress and Segment Durations from Spelled Proper Names", JASA 64.
(1978d) "On the Nature of Normalization Functions for Durations in Speech", JASA 64.
(1979a) "Text-to-Speech Conversion by Rule and a Practical Application," with P.B. Denes and J.P. Olive, Proceedings of the 8th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Copenhagen. Vol. I, p. 350.
(1979b) "A Set of Concatenative Units for Speech Synthesis", with J.P. Olive, JASA 65.
(1979c) "A Metric for the Height of Certain Pitch Peaks in English", with J.B. Pierrehumbert, JASA 66.
(1979d) "The Intrinsic Pitch of Vowels in Sentence Context", with C.H. Shadle and J..B. Pierrehumbert, JASA 66.
(1980) "Intelligibility of Consonants Produced by Dyadic Rule Synthesis", with J.P. Olive and K. O'Connor-Dukes, JASA 68.
(1981a) "Speech Recognition by Computer", with S.E. Levinson, Scientific American, April 1981, V. 244, p. 64-76.
(1981b) "Effects of Linguistic Boundary and Stress Placement on Speech Dynamics: A Preliminary Study Using a New Method to Compare Articulatory Movement Across Uttersances", with O. Fujimura, JASA 69.
(1982a) review of J.C. Simon, Ed. Spoken Language Generation and Understanding, in JASA 72 p. 1657.
(1982b) "Test of an Automatic Syllable Peak Detector", with M. Fleck, JASA 72.
(1982c) "Modeling the Fundamental Frequency of the Voice", with J.B. Pierrehumbert, Contemporary Psychology 27 pp. 690-692.
(1983a) "In Favor of Some Uncommon Approaches to the Study of Speech", pp. 265-274 in P. MacNeilage, Ed. Speech Motor Control, Springer Verlag.
(1983b) "The Symmetric Time-warping Problem: from Continuous to Discrete", with J.B. Kruskal, pp. 125-163 in D. Sankoff and J.B. Kruskal, Eds., Time Warps, String Edits and Macromolecules, Addison-Wesley. Republished 1999 in the David Hume Series, CSLI Publications.
(1983c) "Neurobiology of Language Processes: a Linguistic Point of View", pp. 7-16 in M. Studdert-Kennedy, Ed., The Psychobiology of Language, MIT Press.
(1983d) "On finding the iguana", with J.B. Pierrehumbert, Contemporary Psychology 28.
(1984a) "Words and Sounds", pp. 157-173 in Kerr et al. Eds., Science, Computers and the Information Onslaught, Academic Press.
(1984b) "Intonational Invariance under Changes in Pitch Range and Length", with J.B. Pierrehumbert, pp. 157-234 in M. Aronoff and R. Oehrle, Eds., Language Sound Structure, MIT Press.
(1984c) "Synthesis by rule of English intonation patterns", with M. Anderson and J. Pierrehumbert, IEEE ICASSP 1984.
(1985) "Text to Speech Work at Bell Laboratories", with J.P. Olive, JASA 79.
(1986a) "Connectionist Models of Natural Language", Proceedings of the 24th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics.
(1986b) "Synthesis of Falling Nuclear Pitch Accents", with S. Steele, JASA 80.
(1986b) "Stressing English Noun Compounds Correctly", with Richard Sproat, JASA 80.
(1987a) "The Shape and Alignment of Rising Intonation", with S. Steele, JASA 81.
(1987b) "Towards Treating English Nominals Correctly", with R. Sproat, pp. 140-146 in Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the ACL.
(1989a) "Speaker Independent Phonetic Transcription of Fluent Speech for Large Vocabulary Speech Recognition," with S.E. Levinson and A. Ljolje, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing.
(1989b) "The ACL Data Collection Initiative", pp. 173-188 in Proceedings of DARPAWorkshop on Speech and Natural Language Processing, Morgan Kaufman.
(1990a) "Morphology and Rhyming: Two Powerful Alternatives to Letter-to-Sound Rules for Speech Synthesis", with C.H. Coker and K.W. Church, pp. 83-87 in Proceedings of the ESCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis.
(1990b) "A Finite-state Morphological Processor for Spanish," with E. Tsoukermann, pp. 277-283 in Hans Karlgren, Ed., COLING90.
(1991a) "Cryptographic Protection of Databases and Software," with J. Feigenbaum and R. Wright, in Feigenbaum and Merrit, editors, Distributed Computing and Cryptography, AMS and ACM, v. 2, 161-172.
(1991b) "The Trend Towards Statistical Models in Natural Language Processing", in Natural Language and Speech, edited by E. Klein and F. Veltman, Springer Verlag, pp. 1-8.
(1991c) "A Procedure for quantitatively comparing the syntactic coverage of English grammars", with S. Abney, S. Flickenger, C. Gdaniec, R. Grishman, P. Harrison, D. Hindle, R. Ingria, F. Jelinek, J. Klavans, M. Marcus, S. Roukos, B. Santorini & T. Strzalkowski
(1992a) "The Phonetics of Igbo Tone", with J.M. Schultz, S. Hong and V. Okeke, ICSLP 92.
(1992b) "Text Analysis and Word Pronunciation in Text-to-Speech Synthesis," with K. Church, pp. 791-832 in Furui and Sondhi, Eds., Advances in Speech Technology, Marcel Dekker.
(1992c) "The Stress and Structure of Modified Noun Phrases in English," with R. Sproat, pp. 131-181 in Lexical Matters, Sag and Szabolsci, Eds. University of Chicago Press.
(1992d) "The Structure and Intonation of Business Telephone Greetings", with C. McLemore, pp. 68-83 in Penn Review of Linguistics, 1992.
(1993) "The Phonetic Interpretation of Tone in Igbo" with J.M. Schultz et al., Phonetica 50(3) 147-160.
(1994a) "Computer Speech Synthesis: Its Status and Prospects," pp. 107-116 in D. B. Roe and J. G. Wilpon, Eds., Voice Communication between Humans and Machines, National Academy Press.
(1994b) "Phonological Optionality in Latin Clitics," Penn Review of Linguistics, 1994.
(1994c) "UNIPEN: Data Exchange and Recognizer Benchmarks," with I. Guyon et al., in Proceedings, International Conference on Pattern Recognition.
(1994d) "Commentary on Kaplan and Kay", Computational Linguistics 20(3).
(1995a) "On the Phonetic Interpretation of the Yoruba Tonal System" with Akin Akinlabi, in Proceedings, International Congress of Phonetic Sciences.
(1995b) "The Sound Structure of Mawu Words," pp. 55-86 in Invitation to Cognitive Science, L. Gleitman and M. Liberman, Eds., MIT Press.
(1995c) "The Cognitive Science of Language," with Lila Gleitman, in L. Gleitman and M. Liberman, Eds. Invitation to Cognitive Science, MIT Press, pp. xix-xxxvii.
(1996) "Error analysis and disfluency modeling in the switchbboard domain", with R. Rosenfeld, R. Agaarwal, B. Byrne, R. Iyer, E. Shriberg, J. Unverfuehrt, D. Vergyri, and E. Vidal. ICSLP1996.
(1997) "Le Consortium de Données Linguistiques", Journées Scientifiques et Techniques du Réseau Francophone d'Ingénierie de la Langue, l'AUPELF-UREF.
(1998a) "The Creation, Distribution and Use of Linguistic Data," with C. Cieri, Proceedings, First International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Granada, 1998.
(1998b) "Transcriber: a Free Tool for Segmenting, Labeling and Transcribing Speech," with C. Barras, E. Geoffrois and Z. Wu, Proceedings of LREC-1998.
(1998c) "Towards a Formal Framework for Linguistic Annotation", with S. Bird, Proceedings, International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, Sydney, 1998.
(1998d) "Annotation Graphs as a Framework for Multidimensional Linguistic Data Analysis", with S. Bird, Proceedings, Workshop on Standards and Tools for Discourse Tagging, Association for Computational Linguistics.
(1998e) "The Creation, Distribution and Use of Linguistic Data", with C. Cieri, Proceedings of LREC-1998.
(1999a) "The TDT-2 Text and Speech Corpus", with C. Cieri, D. Graff, N. Martey and S. Strassel, Proceedings of DARPA Broadcast News Workshop, 1999.
(1999b) "Topic Detection and Tracking using IDF-Weighted Cosine Coefficient", with M. Schultz, Proceedings of DARPA Broadcast News Workshop, 1999
(1999c) "The TDT-2 Text and Speech Corpus", with C. Cieri, D. Graff, N. Martey, & S. Strassel. DARPA Broadcast News Workshop.
(1999d) "BITS: A Method for Bilingual Text Search over the Web", with X. Ma. Machine Translation Summit VII
(1999e) "A Formal Framework for Linguistic Annotation",with Steven Bird. Department of Computer and Information Science Technical Report, University of Pennsylvania, 1999.
(2000a) "Issues in Corpus Creation and Distribution", with C. Cieri, pp. 49-56, Proceedings of LREC-2000, Athens.
(2000b) "Large Multilingual Broadcast News Corpora for Cooperative Research in Topic Detection and Tracking", with C. Cieri, D. Graff, M. Nii and S. Strassel, pp. 925-930, Proceedings of LREC-2000, Athens.
(2000c) "ATLAS: A Flexible and Extensible Architecture for Linguistic Annotation", with S. Bird, D. Day, J. Garofolo, J. Henderson and C. Laprun, pp. 1699-1706, Proceedings of LREC-2000, Athens.
(2000d) "Issues in Corpus Creation and Distribution: the Evolution of the Linguistic Data Consortium", with C. Cieri, In Proceedings LREC-2000.
(2000e) "The Tonal Phonology of Yoruba Clitics", with A. Akinlabi, pp. 31-63 in B. Gerlach and J. Grijzenhout, Eds., Clitics in Phonology, Morphology and Syntax, John Benjamins
(2001a) "Transcriber: development and use of a tool for assisting in the creation of speech corpora", with C. Barras, E. Geoffrois and Z. Wu, Speech Communication 33.1-2 (pp. 5-22).
(2001b) "A Formal Framework for Linguistic Annotation", with S. Bird, Speech Communication 33.1-2 (pp. 23-60).
(2001c) "Tonal Complexes and Tonal Alignment", with A. Akinlabi, in NELS 31.
(2002a) Schultz, M. and M. Liberman, "Towards a 'Universal Dictionary' for Multi-Language Information Retrieval Applications", in J. Allan, J. Carbonell and J. Yamron, Eds., Topic Detection and Tracking: Event-based Information Organization, Kluwer International Series on Information Retrieval, Kluwer Academic Press.
(2002b) "Corpora for Topic Detection and Tracking", with C. Cieri, S. Strassel, D. Graff, N. Martey, K. Rennert and M. Liberman. In J. Allan, J. Carbonell and J. Yamron, Eds., Topic Detection and Tracking: Event-based Information Organization, Kluwer International Series on Information Retrieval, Kluwer Academic Press.
(2002c) "TIDES language resources: A resource map for translingual information access", with C. Cieri. LREC-2002.
(2003a) "Shallow Semantic Annotation of Biomedical Corpora for Information Extraction", with S. Kulick, M. Palmer, and A. Schein. BioLink2003.
(2003b) "Automated information extraction from biomedical text", with R.S. Winters, Y. Jin, R. McDonald, S. Kulick, A. Bies, M.A. Mandel, E. Pancoast, F.C.N. Pereira &, P.S. White. TIBETS.
(2004) "Integrated Annotation for Biomedical Information Extraction", with.S. Kulick, A. Bies, M. Mandel, R. McDonald, M. Palmer, A. Schein, and L. Ungar. HLT/NAACL.
(2005a) " Identifying and Extracting Malignancy Types in Cancer Literature.", with Y. Jin, K. Lerman, M. Mandel, R. McDonald, F. Pereira, P. White, and S. Winters. BioLink2005.
(2005b) 'The Place of Culture in a World Dictionary of the Yoruba Language", with Yiwola Awoyale, in Toyin Falola and Ann Genova, Eds., Yoruba Creativity, Africa World Press.
(2006a) "Linguistic Data Resources", with C. Cieri, V. Arranz and K. Choukri, Chapter 3 in Tanja Schultz and Katrin Kirchhoff (eds.) Multilingual Speech Processing, Elsevier, Academic Press.
(2006b) "The Mixer and Transcript Reading Corpora: Resources for Multilingual, Crosschannel Speaker Recognition Research", with C. Cieri, W. Andrews, J.P. Campbell, G. Doddington, J. Godfrey, S. Huang, A. Martin, H. Nakasone, M. Przybocki, & K. Walker. LREC 2006
(2006c) "Towards an Integrated Understanding of Speaking Rate in Conversation", with J. Yuan and, C. Cieri. Interspeech 2006.
(2006d) "Automated recognition of malignancy mentions in biomedical literature", with Y. Jin, R. T. McDonald, K. Lerman, M. A. Mandel, S. Carroll, F. C. Pereira, R. S. Winters, & P. S. White. .BMC Bioinformatics.
(2006e) "A Context Pattern Induction Method for Named Entity Extraction", with P. Talukdar, T. Brants, and F. Pereira. Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL-X).
(2006f) "Language and gender differences in speech overlaps in conversation", with J. Yuan and C. Cieri, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 120, 3295
(2006g) "Frequency and amplitude derivatives as syllable-level F0 features", with J. Yuan, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 120, 3090
(2007a) "Lightly supervised attribute extraction", with K. Bellare, P. Talukdar, F. Pereira & A. McCallum (NIPS 2007)
(2007b) "Towards an Integrated Understanding of Speech Overlaps in Conversation", with J. Yuan and C. Cieri (ICPhS2007)
(2007c) "Perception of Disfluency: Language Differences and Listener Bias", with C. Lai, K. Gorman & J. Yuan (InterSpeech 2007)
(2008a) "Vowel acoustic space in continuous speech: An example of using audio books for research", with Jiahong Yuan (CatCod 2008)
(2008b) "Speaker identification in the SCOTUS corpus", with Jiahong Yuan (Acoustics 2008)
(2008c) "Different Roles of Pitch and Duration in Distinguishing Word Stress in English", with Stephen Isard and Jiahong Yuan (InterSpeech 2008)
(2009a) "Automatic formant extraction for sociolinguistic analysis of large corpora", with Keelan Evanini and Stephen Isard (InterSpeech 2009)
(2009b) "Investigating /l/ Variation in English through Forced Alignment", with Jiahong Yuan (InterSpeech 2009)
(2009c) "The annotation conundrum" (EACL 2009)
(2010a) "Robust speaking rate estimation using broad phonetic class recognition", with Jiahong Yuan (IEEE ICASSP 2010)
(2010b) "F0 Declination in English and Mandarin Broadcast News Speech", with Jiahong Yuan (Interspeech 2010)
(2010c) "Fred Jelinek", Comptuational Linguistics 36(4): 595-599, Dec. 2010
(2010d) "A New Approach to Lexical Disambiguation of Arabic Text", with Rushin Shah and Lyle Ungar (EMNLP 2010)
(2011a) "Automatic measurement and comparison of vowel nasalization across languages," with Jiahong Yuan, ICPhS XVII 2244-2247
(2011b) "Automatic detection of 'g-dropping' in American English using forced alignment," with Jiahong Yuan, (IEEE ICASSP 2011)
(2011c) "Speech Processing Tools - An Introduction to Interoperability", with Christoph Draxler, Toomas Altosaar, Sadaoki Furui, and Peter Wittenburg (Interspeech 2011)
(2012) "/l/ variation in American English: A corpus approach," with Jiahong Yuan ( Journal of Speech Sciences, 1(2), pp. 35-46)
(2013a) "Articulatory trajectories for large-vocabulary speech recognition," with V. Mitra, W. Wang, A. Stolcke, H. Nam , C. Richey ,and J. Yuan (IEEE ICASSP 2013)
(2013b) "Using Multiple Versions of Speech Input in Phone Recognition", with Jiahong Yuan, Andreas Stolcke, Wen Wang, and Vikramjit Mitra, (IEEE ICASSP 2013)
(2013c) "Scale Space Expansion of Acoustic Features Improves Speech Event Detection", with Neville Ryant and Jiahong Yuan (IEEE ICASSP 2013)
(2013d) "A Cross-language Study on Automatic Speech Disfluency Detection", with Wen Wang, Andreas Stolcke, and Jiahong Yuan (NAACL-HLT 2013)
(2013e) "Automating phonetic measurement: The case of voice onset time", with Neville Ryant and Jiahong Yuan (ICA 2013)
(2013f) "Automatic Phonetic Segmentation using Boundary Models", with Jiahong Yuan, Neville Ryant, Andreas Stolcke, Vikramjit Mitra, and Wen Wang (InterSpeech 2013)
(2013g) "Speech Activity Detection on YouTube Using Deep Neural Networks", with Neville Ryant and Jiahong Yuan (InterSpeech 2013)
(2014a) "Highly Accurate Phonetic Segmentation Using Boundary Correction Models and System Fusion", with Andreas Stolcke, Neville Ryant, Vikramjit Mitra, Jiahong Yuan, and Wen Wang (IEEE-ICASSP 2014)
(2014b) "Automatic Phonetic Segmentation in Mandarin Chinese: Boundary Models, Glottal Features and Tone", with Jiahong Yuan and Neville Ryant (IEEE-ICASSP 2014)
(2014c) "Mandarin Tone Classification Without Pitch Tracking", with Neville Ryant and Jiahong Yuan (IEEE-ICASSP 2014)
(2014d) "Highly Accurate Mandarin Tone Classification In The Absence of Pitch Information", with Neville Ryant, Malcolm Slaney, Elizabeth Sriberg, and Jiahong Yuan (Speech Prosody 2014)
(2014e) "F0 Declination in English and Mandarin Broadcast News Speech", with Jiahong Yuan, Speech Communication Nov-Dec. 2014
(2014f) "Parser Evaluation Using Derivation Trees", with Seth Kulick, Ann Bies, Justin Mott, Antony Kroch, and Beatrice Santorini, ACL 2014.
(2015a) "A Crosslinguistic Study of Prosodic Focus", with Yong-cheol Lee, Bei Wang, Sisi Chen, Martine Adda-Decker, Angélique Amelot, and Satoshi Nambu (IEEE ICASSP 2015).
(2015b) "The effect of spectral slope on pitch perception", with Jianjing Kuang (InterSpeech 2015)
(2015c) "Investigating Consonant Reduction in Mandarin Chinese with Improved Forced Alignment", with Jiahong Yuan, (InterSpeech 2015)
(2015d) "Sentence selection for automatic scoring of Mandarin proficiency", with Jiahong Yuan, Xiaoying Xu, Wei Lai, Weiping Ye, Xinru Zhao,( SIGHAN 2015
(2015e) "Development of pitch contrast in Korean prosody: A corpus study",with Sunghye Cho and Yong-cheol Lee, (ICKL 2015 )
(2015f) "Annual Review of Lingusitics: Introduction to Volume 1", with Barbara Partee, Annual Review of Linguistics 2015
(2016a) "Variation and change in the use of hesitation markers in Germanic languages", with Martijn Wieling, Jack Grieve, Gosse Bouma, Joseph Fruehwald, John Coleman (Language Dynamics and Change, forthcoming)
(2016b) "Pauses and Pause Fillers in Mandarin Monologue Speech: The Effects of Sex and Proficiency", with Jiahong Yuan, Xiaoying Xu, & Wei Lai (IEEE ICASSP2016)
(2016c) "Voice quality as a pitch-range indicator", with Jianjing Kuang and Yixuan Guo, (IEEE ICASSP2016)
(2016d) "The effect of vocal fry on pitch perception", with Jianjing Kuang (IEEE ICASSP 2016)
(2016e) "Morris Halle: An Appreciation", Annual Review of Linguistics 2016
(2016f) "Building Language Resources for Exploring Autism Spectrum Disorders", with Julia Parish-Morris, Christopher Cieri, Leila Bateman, Emily Ferguson and Robert Schultz (LREC 2016)
(2016g) "Exploring Autism Spectrum Disorders Using HLT", with Julia Parish-Morris, Neville Ryant, Christopher Cieri, Leila Bateman, Emily Ferguson and Robert Schultz, CLPsych Workshop (NAACL-HLT 2016)
(2016h) "Automatic Analysis of Phonetic Speech Style Dimensions", with Neville Ryant, (InterSpeech 2016)
(2016i) "The rhythmic constraint on prosodic boundaries in Mandarin Chinese based on corpora of silent reading and speech perception", with Wei Lai, Jiahong Yuan, Ya Li, & Xiaoying Xu (InterSpeech 2016)
(2016j) "Phoneme, Phone Boundary, and Tone in Automatic Scoring of Mandarin Proficiency", with Jiahong Yuan (InterSpeech 2016)
(2016k) "Pitch-range perception: the dynamic interaction between voice quality and fundamental frequency", with Jianjing Kuang (InterSpeech 2016)
(2016l) "Prosodic Strength Intrinsic to Lexical Items: A Corpus Study of Tone Reduction in Tone4+Tone4 Words in Mandarin Chinese", with Wei Lai & Jiahong Yuan (ISCSLP 2016)
(2016m) "Large-scale analysis of Spanish /s/-lenition using audiobooks" , with Neville Ryant (International Congress on Acoustics 2016).
(2016n) "Production and Perception of Tone 3 Focus in Mandarin Chinese", with Yong-Cheol Lee and Ting Wang, Frontiers in Psychology 26 July 2016.

Manuscripts and submitted papers:

"Featurizing Text: Converting Text into Predictors for Regression Analysis", with Dean Foster and Robert Stine (draft 10/18/2013)
"Towards Progress in Theories of Language Sound Structure", Shaping Phonology (Festschrift for John Goldsmith, forthcoming)
"Development of pitch contrast and Seoul Korean intonation: A corpus study", with Sunhye Cho and Yong-cheol Lee (submitted)

Recent Grants:

Mining a Year of Speech, sponsors NSF and JISC (award amount $100,000 to Penn and £100,000 to Oxford), January 2010-March 2011, with Jiahong Yuan and Chris Cieri (Penn) and John Coleman (Oxford). See "Mining Years and Years of Speech: Final Report of the Digging into Data project 'Mining a Year of Speech'", 2011.

New tools and methods for very-large-scale phonetics research, sponsor NSF (award amount $450,000), June 2010-May 2013, with Jiahong Yuan (Penn), Susan Davidson (Penn) and Andreas Stolcke (SRI/Berkeley).

Language Preservation 2.0: Crowdsourcing Oral Language Documentation using Mobile Devices, sponsor NSF (award amount $101,501), June 2012-May 2014, with Steven Bird.

Recent Awards:

Linguistics, Language and the Public Award, by the Linguistic Society of America, "given for a body of work that has had a demonstrable impact on the public awareness of language and/or linguistics", to Language Log 2009

Antonio Zampolli Prize, by the European Language Resources Association, "awarded to individuals whose work lies within the areas of Language Resources and Language Technology Evaluation with acknowledged outstanding contributions", 2010.

IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award, "For pioneering contributions and continued leadership in robust, replicable, and data-driven speech and language science and engineering", 2017.