Selected Publications

Borrie, S. A., Baese-Berk, M., Van Engen, K., & Bent, T. (2017). A relationship between processing speech in noise and dysarthric speech. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America141(6), 4660-4667.

Shepard, B., Elliot, N., Baese-Berk, M. M. (2017). Perceptions of university instructors when listening to international student speech. The ORTESOL Journal, 34, 4-16.

Shepard, B., Elliot, N., Baese-Berk, M. M. (2017). Comprehensibility and intelligibility of international student speech: Comparing perceptions of university EAP instructors and content faculty. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 26, 42-51.

Bent, Tessa, Baese-Berk, M. M., Borrie, S. A., and McKee, M. (2016). Individual differences in the perception of regional, nonnative, and disordered speech varieties. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140(5), 3775-3786.

Baese-Berk, M. M., Dilley, L. C., Schmidt, S., Morrill, T. H., Pitt, M. A. (2016). Revisiting Neil Armstrong's Moon-Landing Quote: Implications for Speech Perception, Function Word Reduction, and Acoustic Ambiguity. PLoS ONE 11(9): e0155975, 1-11

Baese-Berk, M. M. and Samuel, A.G. (2016). Listeners beware: Speech production may be bad for learning speech sounds. Journal of Memory and Language, 89, 23-36.

Fricke, M., Baese-Berk, M. M., and Goldrick, M. (2016). Dimensions of similarity in the mental lexicon. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, 31 (5), 639-645.

Baese-Berk, M. M. and Morrill, T. H. (2015). Speaking rate consistency in native and non-native speakers of English. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138 (3), EL223-EL228.

Morrill, T. H., Baese-Berk, M. M., Heffner, C.C., and Dilley, L. C. (2015). Interactions between distal speech rate, linguistic knowledge, and speech environment. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 22 (5), 1451-1457.

Wright, B. A., Baese-Berk, M. M., Marrone, N., and Bradlow, A. R. (2015). Enhancing speech learning by combining task practice with periods of stimulus exposure without practice. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138 (2), 928-937.

Baese-Berk, M. M., Heffner, C. C., Dilley, L. C., Pitt, M. A., Morrill, T. H., and McAuley, J.D. (2014). Long-term temporal tracking of speech rate affects spoken word recognition. Psychological Science, 25 (8), 1546-1553.

Baese-Berk, M. M., Bradlow, A. R, and Wright, B. A. (2013)  Accent-independent adaptation to foreign accented speech.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133(3), EL174-EL180.  PMCID:  PMC3579861

Baker, R. E., Baese-Berk, M., Bonnasse-Gahot, L., Kim, M., Van Engen, K. J., and Bradlow, A. R. (2011).  Word durations in non-native English. Journal of Phonetics, 39 (1), 1-17.

Goldrick, M., Baker, H.R., Murphy, A., & Baese-Berk, M. (in press).  Interaction and representational integration:  Evidence from Speech Errors. Cognition, 121, 58-72.

Peramunage, D., Blumstein, S. E., Myers, E., Goldrick, M., & Baese-Berk, M.  (2011).  Phonological neighborhood effects in spoken word production:  An fMRI study.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 593-603

Van Engen, K. J., Baese-Berk, M., Baker, R. E., Choi, A., Kim, M.,  and Bradlow, A. R. (2010).  The Wildcat corpus of native- and foreign-accented English:  Communicative efficiency across conversational dyads with varying language alignment profiles.  Language and Speech, 53 (4), 510-540.

Baese-Berk, M. & Goldrick, M. (2009).  Mechanisms of interaction in speech production.  Language and Cognitive Processes, 24, 527-554.

Upcoming/recent presentations and posters (Slides and posters available upon request)

Baese-Berk, Melissa M. and Tuuli H. Morrill. Factors influencing intelligibility and fluency in non-native speech. Poster presented at the 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 8th Forum Acusticum, June 25.

McLaughlin, Drew J., Melissa M. Baese-Berk, Tessa Bent, Stephanie Borrie, and Kristin Van Engen. Individual variation in the perception of different types of speech degradation. Poster presented at the 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 8th Forum Acusticum, June 25.

Baese-Berk, Melissa M. Interactions between perception and production during speech sound learning. Poster presented at the Third Annual Meeting of the North West Phonetics and Phonology Conference, May 20.

McLaughlin, Drew J., Melissa M. Baese-Berk, Tessa Bent, Stephanie Borrie, and Kristin Van Engen. Individual differences in the perception of different types of speech degradation. Talk presented at the Third Annual Meeting of the North West Phonetics and Phonology Conference, May 19.

Robinson, Anna M. and Melissa M. Baese-Berk. Effect of melodic accent on perceived acceptability in text setting. Poster presented at the Third Annual Meeting of the North West Phonetics and Phonology Conference, May 20.

Elliott, Nancy, Beth Shephard, and Melissa Baese-Berk. Comprehensibility and Intelligibility of International Student Speech. Poster presented at the TESOL 2017 International Convention and English Language Expo, Seattle, WA, Mar. 23.

Baese-Berk, Melissa. Interactions between perception and production in speech sound learning. Special Session on Second Language Speech Learning and Education. 5th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of Japan. Honolulu, HI,  Dec. 1.

Kato, Misaki, Tyler Kendall, Melissa M. Baese-Berk. Collocational patterns of disfluencies in native and non-native speech: Evidence from the Wildcat Corpus. Poster presented at the 5th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of Japan. Honolulu, HI,  Dec. 2.

Baese-Berk, Melissa M. and Tuuli, H. Morrill. The effect of context rate and rhythm on non-native perception. Poster presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Boston, MA, Nov. 19.

Kato, Misaki and Melissa M. Baese-Berk. The relationship between speech production and perception representations in different non-native sound contrasts. Poster presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Boston, MA, Nov. 19.

Baese-Berk, Melissa, M. Factors influencing perceptual learning of novel speech sounds. Poster presented at the Future of Language Science: A Celebration of 50 Years of Linguistics at Northwestern. Evanston, IL, September 30.

Baese-Berk, Melissa M., Charlotte Vaughn, and Misaki Kato. Factors influencing variability in native and non-native speech. Poster presented at the International Workshop on Language Production. San Diego, CA, July 26.

Kato, Misaki and Melissa M. Baese-Berk. The relationship between speech production and perception representations in different non-native sound contrasts. Poster presented at the International Workshop on Language Production. San Diego, CA, July 25.

Baese-Berk, Melissa. Perception and production of Basque sibilant fricatives by native and non-native speakers. Poster presented at Workshop on Dynamics and Representation of Turbulent Sounds. Ithaca, NY, July 13.

Baese-Berk, Melissa and Katherine White. Using developmental data to explore frequency and neighborhood density effects in production. Poster presented at the 15th Conference on Laboratory Phonology. Ithaca, NY, July.

Morrill, Tuuli H. and Melissa M. Baese-Berk. Interactions of speaking rate and prosodic organization in non-native speech production. Poster presented at the 15th Conference on Laboratory Phonology. Ithaca, NY, July.

Vaughn, Charlotte, Melissa Baese-Berk, Kaori Idemaru, and Misaki Kato*. Dimensions of variability in non-native speech. Talk presented at Higher Order Structure in Speech Variability. Ithaca, NY, July 17.

Pretty excited to find Calle de San Sebastian when I first arrived in San Juan, PR (I was living in San Sebastian, Spain at the time!)

Pretty excited to find Calle de San Sebastian when I first arrived in San Juan, PR (I was living in San Sebastian, Spain at the time!)