Please note that in my scholarly work, I use my middle initial “A.” to distinguish from the other K. Johnson’s in the field.

Education

๐Ÿ”œ 2016โ€“present, PhD in Linguistics, University of British Columbia (Title: Crosslinguistic similarity and structured variation in Cantonese-English bilingual speech production; Chair: Molly Babel)

๐ŸŽ“ 2013, BA in Linguistics, University of Washington, Magna Cum Laude

Data

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

Publications

Babel, M., Johnson, K. A., & Sen, C. (In press). Asymmetries in perceptual adjustments to non-canonical pronunciations. Laboratory Phonology. [preprint]

Johnson, K. A. (2021). Leveraging the uniformity framework to examine crosslinguistic similarity for long-lag stops in spontaneous Cantonese-English bilingual speech. Proceedings of Interspeech 2021. doi:10.21437/Interspeech.2021-1780 [open-access paper]

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. Proceedings of Interspeech 2021. doi:10.21437/Interspeech.2021-1754 [open-access paper]

Johnson, K. A., Babel, M., & Fuhrman, R. A. (2020). Bilingual acoustic voice variation is similarly structured across languages. Proceedings of Interspeech 2020, 2387โ€“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, 4089โ€“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), EL277โ€“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, 1263โ€“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), 173โ€“188. [open-access paper]

Preprints

๐Ÿ”œ Johnson, K. A., Mellesmoen, G., & Babel, M. Truthfulness judgments are negligibly affected by talker traits. Manuscript under review. [preprint]

๐Ÿ”œ Johnson, K. A. & Babel, M. Language contact within the speaker: Phonetic variation and crosslinguistic influence. Manuscript under review. [preprint]

Presentations

๐Ÿ”œ Schwarz, N., Johnson, K. A., & Babel, M. (2021, Accepted). Exploring the variable efficacy of Google speech-to-text with spontaneous bilingual speech in Cantonese and English. The 181st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Seattle, WA, November 29-December 3.

๐Ÿ”œ Johnson, K. A., Soo, R., Lee, T. & Babel, M. (2021, Accepted). Cross-linguistic influence in spontaneous bilingual speech: Examining language dominance and usage patterns on the Cantonese n-l merger in Cantonese-English bilinguals. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 49, Virtual, October 19-24.

Johnson, K. A. (2021). 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. [slides]

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. Interspeech 2021, Brno, Czechia, August 30-September 3.

Johnson, K. A. & Babel, M. (2021). 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). 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 7โ€“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 7โ€“11.

Johnson, K. A., Babel, M., & Fuhrman, R. A. (2020). Bilingual acoustic voice variation is similarly structured across languages. Interspeech 2020, Virtual, October 25โ€“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, CA, USA, December 2โ€“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, CA, USA, December 2โ€“6. [poster]

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

Johnson, K. A. (2019). Building a Cantonese-English bilingual speech corpus. PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series: Bridging Communities. Vancouver Public Libraryโ€”Central Branch, Vancouver, BC, 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, BC, Canada, November 5โ€“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, UT, USA, September 1โ€“2.