Speech Science: Tongue Twisters and Valley Girls

14:32 minutes

Drawing from research presented at this year’s Acoustical Society of America conference, psycholinguist Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel untangles tongue twisters to look at speech planning patterns, and professor Amalia Arvaniti discusses the “Valley Girl” dialect.

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Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel

Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel is a psycholinguist at the Speech Communication Group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Amalia Arvaniti

Amalia Arventi is a linguistics professor at the University of Kent in Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom.

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About Alexa Lim

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