Papers & Presentations

Publications

Journal Articles

Cooper, A., Yue Wang and Richard Ashley. (2017). Thai rate-varied vowel length perception and the impact of musical experience. Language and Speech, 60(1), 65-84. PDF
Cooper, A. and Ann R. Bradlow. (2016). Linguistically-guided adaptation to foreign-accented speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140(5), EL378-384. PDF
Cooper, A., Susanne Brouwer and Ann R. Bradlow. (2015). Interdependent processing and encoding of speech and concurrent background noise. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 77(4), 1342-1357. PDF
Cooper, A. and Yue Wang. (2013). Effects of tone training on Cantonese tone-word learning. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America134(2), EL133-EL139. PDF 
Cooper, A. and Yue Wang. (2012). The influence of linguistic and musical experience on Cantonese word learning. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America131(6), 4756-4769. PDF

Conference Proceedings

Cooper, A., Yue Wang and Richard Ashley. (2015). Effects of musical experience on Thai rate-varied vowel length perception. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, August 10-14. PDF
Bradlow, A. and Angela Cooper. (2015). Rapid adaptation to target and background talker variation in speech-in-speech perception. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, August 10-14. PDF
Wang, Y., Yang Zhang, Angela Cooper and Mathieu Dovan. (2011). Effects of training on the processing of speech and non-speech tone: An event-related potential study. Proceedings of the Psycholinguistic Representation of Tone Conference, Hong Kong, August 22-23. PDF
Cooper, A. and Yue Wang. (2011). Effects of linguistic experience and tone training on Cantonese tone word learning. Proceedings of the Psycholinguistic Representation of Tone Conference, Hong Kong, August 22-23. PDF
Cooper, A. and Yue Wang. (2011). The influence of tonal awareness and musical experience on tone word learning. Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong, August 17-21, pp. 512-515. PDF
Wang, Y., Angela Cooper, Xianghua Wu and Dawn Behne. (2011). Effect of semantic context on the perceptual learning of lexical tone. Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong, August 17-21, pp. 2098-2101. PDF
Zhang, Y., Angela Cooper and Yue Wang. (2010). Processing of speech and non-speech tonal information by native and nonnative tone language speakers: an event-related electrophysiological study. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Canadian Acoustical Association, Victoria, October 13-15. PDF
Cooper, A. and Yue Wang. (2010). Cantonese tone word learning by tone and non-tone language speakers. Proceedings of Interspeech 2010, Makuhari, September 26-30. PDF
Cooper, A. and Yue Wang. (2010). The role of musical experience in Cantonese lexical tone perception by native speakers of Thai. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Speech Prosody, Chicago, May 11-14. PDF

Manuscripts

Cooper, A. and Ann R. Bradlow. (under revision). Talker and background noise specificity in spoken word recognition memory. Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology.
Cooper, A. and Ann R. Bradlow. (under revision). Training-induced pattern-specific phonetic adjustments by first and second language listeners. Journal of Phonetics.
Cooper, A., Natalie Fecher, and Elizabeth K. Johnson. (under review). Toddlers’ comprehension of adult and child talkers: adult targets versus vocal tract similarity. Cognition.
Cooper, A., Yue Wang, and Dawn Behne. (submitted). Effects of semantic information and segmental familiarity on learning lexical tone. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Conference Presentations

2017 Cooper, A. Natalie Fecher and Elizabeth Johnson. My voice or your voice: Talker age and familiarity effects on spoken word recognition in toddlers and adults. To be presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, November 9-11.
2017 Cooper, A. Natalie Fecher and Elizabeth Johnson. 2.5-year-olds show no own-voice advantage: Implications for the nature of children’s early lexical representations. Presented at the 3rd Workshop on Infant Language Development, Bilbao, June 15-17. (poster: PDF)
2017 Cooper, A., Melissa Paquette-Smith, Keren Smith, Chen Peng, and Elizabeth Johnson. Does live interaction facilitate accent adaptation by 16- to 24-month-old infants? Presented at the 3rd Workshop on Infant Language Development, Bilbao, June 15-17. (poster: PDF)
2016 Cooper, A. and Ann R. Bradlow. Perceptual learning of accented speech by first and second language listeners. Presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, November 17-20. (poster: PDF)
2015 Cooper, A. and Ann R. Bradlow. Linguistically-Guided Perceptual Adaptation to Foreign-Accented Speech. Presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, November 19-22. (poster: PDF)
2015 Cooper, A., Yue Wang and Richard Ashley. The impact of musical experience on the perception of rate-varied vowel length in Thai. Meeting of the Society for Music Perception & Cognition (SMPC 2015), Nashville, August 1-5. (oral)
2014 Cooper, A. and Ann R. Bradlow. Lexical Feedback and Perceptual Learning of Foreign-Accented Speech. 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, November 20-23. (oral)
2014 Cooper, A. and Ann R. Bradlow. Effects of talker and noise variation on recognition memory for spoken words. Architecture and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP 2014), Edinburgh, September 3-6. (poster: PDF)
2014 Cooper, A., Susanne Brouwer and Ann R. Bradlow. Interdependent processing of speech and background noise. 167th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Providence, May 5-9. (poster: PDF)
2013 Cooper, A. and Ann R. Bradlow. Talker familiarity effects on speech-in-speech perception. 166th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Francisco, December 2-6. (poster: PDF)
2013 Cooper, A., Susanne Brouwer and Ann R. Bradlow. Perceptual integration of speech and background noise. Architecture and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP 2013), Marseille, September 2-4. (poster: PDF)
2012 Wang, Y., Yang Zhang, Angela Cooper and Mathieu Dovan. Effects of musical and linguistic experience on the processing of speech and non-speech pitch: an event-related electrophysiological study. 19th Annual Cognitive Neuroscience Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 31 – April 3. (poster: PDF)
2011 Cooper, A., Michael Blasingame and David Potter. Communicatively- and prosodically-driven hyper-articulation in English. 17th Mid-Continental Phonetics and Phonology Conference, Urbana-Champaign, IL, October 21-23. (oral)
2010 Cooper, A. and Yue Wang. Can musical aptitude and experience predict success in non-native tone word learning? 2nd PanAmerican/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics, Cancun, October 15-19. (poster: PDF)
2010 Zhang, Y., Angela Cooper and Yue Wang. Processing of speech and non-speech tonal information by native and nonnative tone language speakers: an event-related electrophysiological study. 2010 Annual Conference of the Canadian Acoustical Association, Victoria, October 13-15. (oral)
2009 Cooper, A. and Yue Wang. Effects of linguistic and musical experience on non-native perception of Thai vowel duration. 2nd Acoustical Society of America Workshop on Speech: Cross-language speech perception and variations in linguistic experience, Portland, May 22-23. (poster: PDF)
2009 Wang, Y., Dawn Behne, Angela Cooper, and Jung-Yueh Tu. Domain-specific processing of Mandarin tone. 157th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Portland, May 18-22. (poster: PDF)
2008 Wang, Y., Dawn Behne, Angela Cooper, Haisheng Jiang, Nina Leung, and Jung-Yueh Tu. Effects of auditory, visual and audio-visual training on nonnative perception of English fricatives. Acoustics 2008, Paris, Jun. 29 – Jul. 4. (poster: PDF)
2008 Wang, Y., Dawn Behne, Angela Cooper, Haisheng Jiang, Nina Leung, and Jung-Yueh Tu. Effects of training modality on audio-visual perception of place of articulation and voicing in nonnative speech. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Acoustics Association, Vancouver, Oct. 6-8. (oral)

PhD Thesis

2016 Cooper, A. Perceptual learning of accented speech by first and second language listeners. PDF
Committee chair: Ann R. Bradlow
Committee members: Matt Goldrick, Nina Kraus

MA Thesis

2010 Cooper, A. Effects of linguistic and musical experience on Cantonese tone word learning.  PDF
Senior supervisor: Yue Wang
Supervisory committee: Murray Munro, Dean Mellow
External examiner: Valter Ciocca

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