Professor Janet Pierrehumbert

Professor of Language Modeling, Dept of Engineering Science

Research interests

Language dynamics

Word formation

Computational linguistics

Phonology, phonetics, and sociophonetics

Recent publications

Pierrehumbert, J.B. (2016) Phonological representation: Beyond abstract versus episodic. Annual Review of Linguistics 2, 33-52.

He, Y., Baumann, P., Fang, H., Hutchinson, B., Jaech, A., Ostendorf, M., Fosler-Lussier, E., and Pierrehumbert, J.B. (2016) Using Pronunciation-Based Morphological Subword Units to Improve OOV Handling in Keyword Search . IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing 24(1), 79-92.

Hay, J.B., Pierrehumbert, J.B., Walker, A. J. and LaShell, P. (2015) Tracking word frequency effects through 130 years of sound change, Cognition 139, 83-91.

Munson, B, Crocker, L, Pierrehumbert, J.B., Owen-Anderson, A. and Zucker, K.J. (2015) Gender typicality in children’s speech: A comparison of boys with and without gender identity disorder. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 137

Pierrehumbert, J. B., Stonedahl, F. and Daland, R. (2014) A model of grassroots changes in linguistic systems , arXiv:1408.1985v1.

Schumacher, R.A, Pierrehumbert J.B., and LaShell, P. (2014) Reconciling Inconsistency in Encoded Morphological Distinctions in an Artificial Language, Proceedings of the 36th Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci2014) Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society

Racz, P., Beckner, C, Hay, J.B, and Pierrehumbert J.B. (2014) Rules, Analogy and Social Factors codetermine past-tense formation patterns in English , Joint 1-Day Workshop between SIGMORPHON and SIGFSM, Association for Computational Linguistics, Baltimore MD, June 2014

Baumann, P. and Pierrehumbert J.B. (2014) Using Resource-Rich Languages to Improve Morphological Analysis of Under-Resourced Languages , Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC) 2014 Proceedings

Dawdy-Hesterberg, L.G and Pierrehumbert, J.B. (2014) Learnability and generalization of Arabic broken plural nouns Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience DOI:10.1080/23273798.2014.899377

German, J.S, Carlson, K. and Pierrehumbert, J.B. (2013) Reassignment of consonant allophones in rapid dialect acquisition. J. Phonetics 41 (3), 228-248.

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