Khia A. Johnson

PhD Candidate · Linguistics · University of British Columbia

I study phonetic variation in bilingual speech—broadly construed—and think about questions related to processing, representation, and language contact. My dissertation focuses on within-talker (dis)similarities in speech sounds and voice quality across languages, and uses a new Cantonese-English bilingual speech corpus I'm developing. I'm a PhD candidate in the UBC Linguistics Department with Dr. Molly Babel.

Here's my cv (updated Jul. 25, 2020).


October 29, 2020: Interspeech 2020 was a lot of waking up early and live-tweeting. The proceedings paper and YouTube-version-of-my-talk are available.

October 8, 2020: I'll be presenting on The effect of passage length on acoustic voice variability in bilingual speech, on December 9 at 179th ASA meeting.

May 15, 2020: Our paper SpiCE: A New open-access corpus of conversational bilingual speech in Cantonese and English was published in the LREC 2020 proceedings.

March 27, 2020: I'll be presenting a poster on Uniformity and crosslinguistic influence in Cantonese-English bilingual stops at ISBPAC3, whenever it gets rescheduled.

March 23, 2020: New paper! Lexically-guided perceptual learning in Cantonese-English bilinguals was published in JASA Express Letters.