Scott Seyfarth ● CV (pdf)

I'm a linguist with research interests in phonetics, psycholinguistics, and laboratory phonology.

I study voicing and non-modal phonation, phonetic enhancement and reduction, and psycholinguistic models of speech production. I'm also interested in the mental representation of linguistic morphology.


Seyfarth, S., Vander Klok, J., & Garellek, M. (2019). Evidence against interactive effects on articulation in Javanese verb paradigms. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. [ doi ] [ paper (pdf) ] [ data & analysis ]

Case, J., Seyfarth, S., & Levi, S. (2018). Short-term implicit voice-learning leads to a Familiar Talker Advantage: The role of encoding specificity. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 144(6), EL497-502. [ doi ] [ paper (pdf) ]

Seyfarth, S. & Garellek, M. (2018). Plosive voicing acoustics and voice quality in Yerevan Armenian. Journal of Phonetics, 71, 425-450. [ doi ] [ paper (pdf) ] [ analysis ]

Turnbull, R., Seyfarth, S., Hume, E., & Jaeger, T. (2018). Nasal place assimilation trades off inferrability of both target and trigger words. Laboratory Phonology, 9(1):15, 1-27. [ doi ] [ paper (pdf) ]

Case, J., Seyfarth, S., & Levi, S. (2018). Does implicit voice learning improve spoken language processing? Implications for clinical practice. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 61, 1251-1260. [ doi ] [ pubmed (pdf) ]

Seyfarth, S., Garellek, M., Gillingham, G., Ackerman, F., & Malouf, R. (2018). Acoustic differences in morphologically-distinct homophones. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 33(1), 32-49. [ doi ] [ paper (pdf) ] [ stimuli (zip) ]

Garellek, M. & Seyfarth, S. (2016). Acoustic differences between English /t/ glottalization and phrasal creak. Interspeech 2016, 1054-1058. [ doi ] [ paper (pdf) ]

Seyfarth, S., Buz, E., & Jaeger, T. (2016). Dynamic hyperarticulation of coda voicing contrasts. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139(2), EL31-37. [ doi ] [ paper (pdf) ]

Seyfarth, S. & Garellek, M. (2015). Coda glottalization in American English. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. [ paper (pdf) ]

Malouf, R., Ackerman, F., & Seyfarth, S. (2015). Explaining the number hierarchy. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [ paper (pdf) ]

Seyfarth, S. (2014). Word informativity influences acoustic duration: Effects of contextual predictability on lexical representation. Cognition, 133(1), 140-155. [ doi ] [ paper (pdf) ]

Seyfarth, S. & Myslín, M. (2014). Discriminative learning predicts human recognition of English blend sources. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [ paper (pdf) ]

Seyfarth, S., Ackerman, F., & Malouf, R. (2014). Implicative organization facilitates morphological learning. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. [ abstract (pdf) ] [ paper (pdf) ]

Rohde, H., Seyfarth, S., Clark, B., Jäger, G., & Kaufmann, S. (2012). Communicating with cost-based implicature: a game-theoretic approach to ambiguity. Proceedings of the 16th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue. [ paper (pdf) ]


buckeye Python package for working with the Buckeye Corpus

tgre Python package for reading and writing Praat TextGrids in Python

Praat annotation script for more efficient manual TextGrid annotation

voicequality R package with the acoustic and EGG measurements from the UCLA Voice Quality Project