Sam Tilsen - Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (2009)
email@example.com, 216 Morrill Hall[CV] Cornell Phonetics LabCornell Linguistics Outreach
My research investigates the dance of the tongue, lips, and jaw: the motions of the speech articulators. Speech movements are quick, fluid, overlapping, and coordinated. By observing the spatial and temporal effects of perturbations of speech motor planning, we can gain insight into how linguistic systems are represented cognitively. One main line of my research investigates the dynamics of articulatory, rhythmic, and prosodic systems in the planning and production of speech. The other main line of my research investigates interplay between motor and sensory representations in working and long-term memory, as well as their respective contributions to sound change.
- Selection and coordination in temporally constrained production. Tilsen, S. (2014). Journal of Phonetics, 44: 26-46.
- A dynamical model of hierarchical selection and coordination in speech planning. Tilsen, S. (2013). PLoS ONE 8(4): e62800. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062800
- Speech rhythm analysis with decomposition of the amplitude envelope: Characterizing rhythmic patterns within and across languages. Tilsen, S. & Arvaniti, A. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134:1 doi:10.1121/1.4807565
- Articulatory gestures are individually selected in production. Tilsen, S. & Goldstein, L. (2012). Journal of Phonetics, 40, 764-779.
- Effects of syllable stress on articulatory planning observed in a stop-signal experiment. Tilsen, S. (2011). Journal of Phonetics, 39, 642-659.
- Metrical regularity facilitates speech planning and production. Tilsen, S. (2011). Laboratory Phonology, 2: 1, 185-218.
- Multitimescale dynamical interactions between speech rhythm and gesture. Tilsen, S. (2009). Cognitive Science, 33, 839-879.
- Subphonemic and cross-phonemic priming in vowel shadowing: evidence for the involvement of exemplars in production. Tilsen, S. (2009). Journal of Phonetics, 37: 3, 276-296.