Kelly Berkson

Kelly Berkson

Assistant Professor, Linguistics

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Kansas, 2013

Research interests

My research investigates the production and perception of typologically rare speech sounds and contrasts. This endeavor is critically informed both by phonetics (which studies the physical properties of speech sounds) and by phonology (which studies the abstract representation and organization thereof). Using instrumental acoustic analysis, perception tasks deployed in the laboratory, and computational analysis of corpus data, I investigate the complex connections between the physical instantiation, perception/interpretation, and phonotactic distribution of these sounds in languages where they do occur.

Representative publications

Is linguistic injustice a myth? A response to Hyland (2016) (2016)
Stephen Politzer-Ahles, Jeffrey J Holliday, Teresa Girolamo, Maria Spychalska and Kelly Harper Berkson
Journal of second language writing, 34 3

Phonation types in Marathi: An acoustic investigation (2013)
Kelly Harper Berkson

What does incipient/ay/-raising look like?: A response to Josef Fruehwald (2017)
Kelly Berkson, Stuart Davis and Alyssa Strickler
Language, 93 (3), e181-e191

Capturing breathy voice: Durational measures of oral stops in Marathi (2012)
Kelly Harper Berkson

Acquiring and visualizing 3D/4D ultrasound recordings of tongue motion (2018)
Steven M Lulich, Kelly H Berkson and Kenneth de Jong
Journal of Phonetics, 71 410-424

Acoustic correlates of breathy sonorants in Marathi (2019)
Kelly Harper Berkson
Journal of Phonetics, 73 70-90

Real-time three-dimensional ultrasound imaging of pre-and post-vocalic liquid consonants in American English (2015)
Brandon Rhodes, Kelly Berkson, Kenneth de Jong and Steven Lulich
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137 (4), 2268-2269

Phonotactic frequencies in Marathi (2017)
Kelly Harper Berkson and Max Nelson
IULC Working Papers, 17 (PUBART),

Production, perception, and distribution of breathy sonorants in Marathi (2016)
Kelly Berkson
Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages, 2

Optionality and locality: Evidence from Navajo sibilant harmony (2013)
Kelly Harper Berkson
Laboratory Phonology, 4 (2), 287-337

The nature of optional sibilant harmony in Navajo (2010)
Kelly Harper Berkson

Articulatory and acoustic investigation of coronals in Hakha Chin (2018)
James Smith, Stefon Flego and Kelly Berkson
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143 (3), 1755-1755

Three dimensional ultrasound imaging of pre-and post-vocalic liquid consonants in American English: Preliminary observations (2017)
Kelly H Berkson, Kenneth de Jong and Steven M Lulich
IEEE. 5080-5084

Region, gender, and within-category variation in American English voiced stops (2016)
Abigail H Elston, Katherine Blake, Kelly Berkson, Wendy Herd, Joy Cariño, Max Nelson ...
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139 (4), 2123-2123

An acoustic analysis of the vowels and stop consonants of Bashkir (2016)
Kelly H Berkson, Matthew C Carter and Christopher M Robbins
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139 (4), 2215-2215