Janet B. Pierrehumbert

Janet B. Pierrehumbert

Current Students and Project Members

  • Samantha Gett Heidenreich, Ph.D student, Dept of Linguistics, Northwestern University.
  • Ramon Granell, Research Associate, Oxford e-Research Centre
  • Valentin Hofmann, DPhil Student, University of Oxford Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics.

Former Ph.D Students and Postdocs

  • Eduardo G. Altmann (postdoc 2007-2008, co-advised with Adilson Motter) Associate Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney.
  • Mary E. Beckman (postdoc 1984-84), Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, Ohio State University.
  • Clayton Beckner , NZILBB Postdoc on Wordovators Project. Asst. Prof, Centre for Applied Linguistics, Univ. of Warwick (from 9/2018).
  • Deborah Berkeley (Ph.D 2000) Gradient OCP Effects. Linguistic Test Engineer, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA.
  • Katy Carlson (postdoc 2001-03), Prof. of English, Morehead State Univ.
  • Cynthia Clopper (postdoc 2006-7, coadvised with Ann Bradlow), Prof. of Linguistics, OSU. Assoc. Director, OSU Center for Cognitive Science.
  • Fred Cummins (postdoc 1997-98) College Lecturer. University College Dublin School of Computer Science and Informatics.
  • Robert Daland (Ph.D 2009) Word Segmentation, Word recognition, and word learning: A computational model of first language acquisition. Apple (Siri): Quality Engineer for Natural Language understanding
  • Lisa Dawdy Hesterberg, (MA 2012; Ph.D 2014) The Structural and Statistical Bais of Morphological Generalization in Arabic. Linguistics. Data Analyst, Backflip Studios.
  • Stefan Frisch (Ph.D 1996) Similarity and Frequency in Phonology. Prof. of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Appalachian State University.
  • James Sneed German (Ph.D 2008) Prosodic Strategies for Negotiating Reference in Discourse. Maitre de conferences en Sciences du Langage (associate professor) Aix-Marseille University and Laboratoire Parole et Langage, Aix-en-Provence.
  • Carolyn Gottfurcht-Zafra (Ph.D 2007) Denominal Verb Formation in English. Adjunct Lect. in Foreign Languages and Linguistics, Univ. of Wisconson, Milwaukee.
  • Jennifer Hay (Ph.D 2000) Causes and Consequences of Word Structure. Prof. of Linguistics, University of Canterbury, NZ. Founder of the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain, and Behaviour.
  • Sarmad Hussain (Ph.D in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 1996). Professor of Computer Science and Head of the Center for Language Engineering at the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. IDN Programs Director, ICANN.
  • Kenneth Konopka (Ph.D 2011) The Vowels of Mexican Heritage English: Language Contact and Vocalic Variation in a Chicago Community. Lecturer in Linguistics, Northwestern University.
  • Rami Nair (Ph.D 1998) Syllables and Word Edges. Associate Professor of Instruction, Department of Asian Languages & Cultures, Northwestern University.
  • Jeremy Needle, (Ph.D 2018) Postdoctoral Fellow, New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour.
  • R. Alexander Schumacher (Ph.D 2018), Prepositions and Verbs in the Syntax and the Lexicon. Data Scientist, Open Data Group.
  • Kim Silverman (postdoc 1987-1989) Principle Research Scientist, Spoken Language Technologies, Apple.
  • Shirley Steele (postdoc 1986) New media artist.
  • Andrea Sims (postdoc 2006-8) Associate Professor of Slavic and Linguistics, OSU.
  • John Evar Strid (Ph.D 2006), The Effect of Phonological Structure on Visual Word Access in Bilinguals and Monolinguals. Assoc. Professor, Dept of Curriculum and Instruction, Northern Illinois University.
  • Xuejing Sun (Ph.D 2002, co-advised with Xu Yi), Senior Staff Researcher and Team Lead, Dolby Technologies.

MA students and BA honours students

  • Mark D. Anderson (MA 1984) Pitch Determination of Speech Signals (MIT-Bell Labs Cooperative Program)
  • Anne Bertram (MA 1994) A Quantitative Study of Transitive Phrasal Verbs: Form, Function and Word Order.
  • S. Corrado (BA honors 1994) An experimental study of stress in Russian nonwords
  • Karen Chu (MA 2013) Investigating novel word blends using Games with a Purpose.
  • Cara Coburn (MA 2000) Production and Perception of Focus Intonation.
  • Alex Djalali (BA 2008) Ph.D in Linguistics 2015, Stanford University. Staff Software Engineer, Tableau Software
  • Anne Gooch (BA honors 2006) The Role of Reduced Vowel Durations Perception of Foreign Accents in English and French. Assistant Parliamentarian, at the US House of Representatives.
  • Deborah Gordon (MA 2003) Influence of Russian L1 Palatalization Rules on Three Consonants in Azeri L2.
  • Lindsay Hartmann (MA 2002) Morphological Competition in Conjugation of Spanish Verbs.
  • Tyler Perrachione (BA/MA 2007), Asst. Professor and Peter Paul Career Development Professor, College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University
  • Andrew Talle , BA/MA 1995. Associate Professor of Musicology, Northwestern University.
  • Charlotte Vaughn MA 2011, Instructor in Linguistics, University of Oregon