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Email: angela.cooper [at] utoronto.ca
3359 Mississauga Rd., Mississauga, ON L5G 4K2
Office: CCT 4051

Research Interests

  • Speech perception
  • Acoustic phonetics
  • Phonology
  • Second language acquisition
  • Perceptual learning
  • Language development

Recent News

September 12, 2017

Pleased to announce that my paper “Talker and background noise specificity in spoken word recognition memory”, in collaboration with Ann Bradlow, has been accepted for publication by the Journal for the Association of Laboratory Phonology.

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).

October 27, 2016

Exciting news! My paper “Linguistically guided adaptation to foreign-accented speech”, in collaboration with Ann Bradlow, has been published in JASA Express Letters. Click here for a PDF.

May 20, 2016

In collaboration with Yue Wang and Richard Ashley, our paper “Thai Rate-Varied Vowel Length Perception and the Impact of Musical Experience” has been published in Language and Speech. Click here for a PDF.

April 26, 2016

Defense1-webI am happy to report that I successfully defended my dissertation, “Perceptual learning of accented speech by first and second language listeners”. A big thank you to my advisor, Ann Bradlow, and my other committee members, Matt Goldrick and Nina Kraus, for their support throughout this process.


March 15, 2016

I am pleased to announce that I have accepted a position as a post-doctoral research scientist in Dr. Elizabeth Johnson’s Child Language and Speech Studies lab at the University of Toronto Mississauga starting in June 2016. I am excited to soon be embarking on a new research adventure!

August 15, 2015

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA big thanks to the organizing committee of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences in Glasgow. I had two great oral presentations: “Effects
of musical experience on Thai rate-varied vowel length perception” and “Rapid adaptation to target and background talker variation in speech-in-speech perception”. Looking forward to the next one in Australia!