Khia A. Johnson

Linguistics & Speech ScienceUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouver, BCkhia.johnson@ubc.ca

About me

I'm a PhD student in linguistics at the University of British Columbia with Dr. Molly Babel. I research bilingual speech production and perception. I'm developing a conversational corpus of Cantonese-English bilingual speech, with support from the UBC Public Scholars Initiative, as part of my dissertation research—it will be publicly available in the future.

Publications

Johnson, K. A., Mellesmoen, G., Lo, R. Y.-H., & Gick, B. (2018). Prior pronunciation knowledge bootstraps word learning. Frontiers in Communication 3, 1-9.

Bliss, H., Johnson, K. A., Burton, S., Yamane, N., & Gick, B. (2017). Using Multimedia Resources to Integrate Ultrasound Visualization for Pronunciation Instruction into Postsecondary Language Classes. Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching 8(2), 173-188.

Presentations

🔜 Johnson, K.A. (2018, November). Information-theoretic variables in Spanish-English bilingual speech. Poster at the 176th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Victoria, BC.

🔜 Cheng, L., Johnson, K.A., & Babel, M. (2018, November). Bilingual word familiarity in Cantonese and English. Poster at the 176th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Victoria, BC.

Johnson, K. A., Mellesmoen, G., Lo, R. Y.-H., & Gick, B. (2017, September). Help or hinder? The complicated role of pronunciation knowledge in word learning. Oral presentation at the Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT) 9th Annual Conference, University of Utah.

Johnson, K. A. (2017, May). Using enhanced distributional perceptual training to mitigate L2 phonetic undershoot. Poster at Northwest Phon{etics;ology} 3, University of British Columbia.