Faculty member Amanda Rysling was recently awarded a Faculty Research Fellowship from The Humanities Institute at UCSC for her project, “Prediction in speech processing,” which she describes below:

It seeks to understand the types of cues that listeners do and do not use to form predictions in prosodic parsing, and when during the course of listening they do so. The project encompasses registered replications and novel extensions of previous sentence length prediction studies, replications and extensions of phoneme monitoring studies of accent prediction, and a critical re-evaluation of the literature on speech processing in light of (so far) systematic failures to find previously-reported results.

Congratulations, Amanda!