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Email: a.kanita.cooper [at] gmail.com

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Research Interests

  • Speech perception
  • Acoustic phonetics
  • Phonology
  • First and second language acquisition
  • Perceptual learning
  • Music and language

Recent News

February 20, 2018

My paper, with Ann Bradlow, on “Training-induced pattern-specific phonetic adjustments by first and second language listeners” has been published in Journal of Phonetics (PDF).

December 9, 2017

Excited to announce that my paper “Toddlers’ comprehension of adult and child talkers: adult targets versus vocal tract similarity”, in collaboration with Elizabeth Johnson and Natalie Fecher, has been published in Cognition (PDF).

November 21, 2017

Pleased to announce that my paper “Talker and background noise specificity in spoken word recognition memory”, in collaboration with Ann Bradlow, has been published in Laboratory Phonology (PDF).

June 16, 2017

Thanks to the organizers of the 3rd Workshop on Infant Language Development in Bilbao. I was pleased to present two posters from our lab there: “Does live interaction facilitate accent adaptation by 16- to 24-month-old infants?” (PDF) and “2.5-year-olds show no own-voice advantage: Implications for the nature of children’s early lexical representations” (PDF).