Data

Johnson, K. A. (2021). SpiCE: Speech in Cantonese and English. Scholars Portal Dataverse, V1. doi:10.5683/SP2/MJOXP3 [data] [documentation]

Papers

πŸ”œ Johnson, K. A., Mellesmoen, G., & Babel, M. Truthfulness judgments are negligibly affected by talker traits. Manuscript under review. [preprint]

πŸ”œ Babel, M., Johnson, K. A., & Sen, C. Asymmetries in perceptual adjustments to non-canonical pronunciations. Manuscript under review. [preprint]

πŸ”œ Johnson, K. A. & Babel, M. Language contact within the speaker: Phonetic variation and crosslinguistic influence. Manuscript under review. [preprint]

πŸ”œ Johnson, K. A. (2021). Leveraging the uniformity framework to examine crosslinguistic similarity for long-lag stops in spontaneous Cantonese-English bilingual speech. Accepted to Interspeech 2021. [preprint]

πŸ”œ Soo, R., Johnson, K. A., & Babel, M. (2021). Sound change in spontaneous bilingual speech: A corpus study on the Cantonese n-l merger in Cantonese-English bilinguals. Accepted to Interspeech 2021. [preprint]

Johnson, K. A., Babel, M., & Fuhrman, R. A. (2020). Bilingual acoustic voice variation is similarly structured across languages. Proceedings of Interspeech 2020, 2387–2391. doi:10.21437/Interspeech.2020-3095 [open-access paper] [code]

Johnson, K. A., Babel, M., Fong, I., & Yiu, N. (2020). SpiCE: A new open-access corpus of conversational bilingual speech in Cantonese and English. Proceedings of the 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 4089–4095. [open-access paper]

Chan, L., Johnson, K. A., & Babel, M. (2020). Lexically-guided perceptual learning in early Cantonese-English bilinguals. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 147(3), EL277–EL282. doi:10.1121/10.0000942 [open-access paper]

Johnson, K. A. (2019). Probabilistic reduction in Spanish-English bilingual speech. Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 1263–1267. [open-access paper]

Johnson, K. A., Mellesmoen, G. M., Lo, R. Y.-H., & Gick, B. (2018). Prior pronunciation knowledge bootstraps word learning. Frontiers in Communication, 3. doi:10.3389/fcomm.2018.00001 [open-access paper] [materials]

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. [open-access paper]

Presentations

πŸ”œ Johnson, K. A. (2021, Accepted). Leveraging the uniformity framework to examine crosslinguistic similarity for long-lag stops in spontaneous Cantonese-English bilingual speech. Interspeech 2021, Brno, Czechia, August 30-September 3.

πŸ”œ Soo, R., Johnson, K. A., & Babel, M. (2021, Accepted). Sound change in spontaneous bilingual speech: A corpus study on the Cantonese n-l merger in Cantonese-English bilinguals. Interspeech 2021, Brno, Czechia, August 30-September 3.

Johnson, K. A. & Babel, M. (2021, Accepted). Language contact within the bilingual: Adapting a model from sound change to crosslinguistic influence. The 13th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB13), Virtual, July 9-14. [abstract] [slides] [recording]

Lloy, A., Johnson, K. A., & Babel, M. (2021, Accepted). Examining the roles of language familiarity and bilingualism in talker recognition. The 13th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB13), Virtual, July 9-14. [abstract]

Johnson, K. A. & Babel, M. (2021). Uniformity and crosslinguistic influence in Cantonese-English bilingual stops. The 3rd International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children, Virtual, June 3-4. [abstract] [poster]

Johnson, K. A. (2021). SpiCE: A new open-access corpus of conversational bilingual speech in Cantonese and English. New Empirical Contributions to Cantonese Linguistics and Language Processing, Virtual, February 28. [slides]

Johnson, K. A. (2020). Bilingual acoustic voice variation is similarly structured across languages. UBC Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing Reading Group, Virtual, December 16. [slides]

Johnson, K. A. & Babel, M. (2020). The role of passage length in acoustic voice variability in bilingual speech. The 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Virtual, December 7–11. [poster] [materials]

Lloy, A., Johnson, K. A., & Babel, M. (2020). Bilingual talker identification with spontaneous speech in Cantonese and English: The role of language-specific knowledge. The 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Virtual, December 7–11.

Johnson, K. A., Babel, M., & Fuhrman, R. A. (2020). Bilingual acoustic voice variation is similarly structured across languages. Interspeech 2020, Virtual, October 25–29. [recording]

Johnson, K. A. & Babel, M. (2019). Bilingual sibilant acoustics in conversational Cantonese-English speech. The 178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, USA, December 2–6. [poster]

Chan, L., Johnson, K. A. & Babel, M. (2019). Lexically-guided perceptual learning in Cantonese-English bilinguals: A web replication study. The 178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, USA, December 2–6. [poster]

Johnson, K. A. (2019). Probabilistic reduction in Spanish-English bilingual speech. The 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia, August 5–9. [slides]

Johnson, K. A. (2019). Building a Cantonese-English bilingual speech corpus. PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series: Bridging Communities. Vancouver Public Libraryβ€”Central Branch, Vancouver, Canada, April 26. [talk]

Cheng, L., Johnson, K. A. & Babel, M. (2018). Bilingual word familiarity in Cantonese and English. The 178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Victoria, Canada, November 5–9. [poster]

Johnson, K. A., Mellesmoen, G., Lo, R. Y.-H., & Gick, B. (2017). Help or hinder? The complicated role of pronunciation knowledge in word learning. The Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching 9th Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, USA, September 1–2.

Education

πŸ”œ 2016–present, PhD in Linguistics, University of British Columbia (Title: Cross-language (dis)similarity in Cantonese-English bilingual speech production; Chair: Molly Babel)

βš™οΈ 2019, LSA 2019 Linguistic Institute, University of California, Davis

πŸŽ“ 2013, BA in Linguistics, University of Washington, Magna Cum Laude

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