Patrice BeddorI am a phonetician who has been a member of the Linguistics faculty at U-M since 1987. Much of my research focuses on the production, acoustics, and perception of coarticulation. A long-standing goal of this work is to better understand human speech perception, and especially to understand how coarticulatory variation facilitates the listener’s task. Recently I have begun studying the relation between the individual language user’s perception and production repertoires or grammars, with a special interest in the potential implications of the perception-production relation for sound change.

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