Sarah Harper

Selected CV

Last update: September 2021

Education

2015-2021
Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Southern California

2015-2017
M.A. in Linguistics, University of Southern California

2010-2014
B.A. with High Distinction in Linguistics (Highest Honors) and Spanish, University of Michigan

Papers

Journal Articles and Refereed Conference Proceedings

2020
Lim, Y., Toutios, A., Bliesener, Y., Tian, Y., Lingala, S., Vaz, C., Sorensen, T., Oh, M., Harper, S., Chen, W., Lee, Y., Toger, J., Montesserin, M., Smith, C., Godinez, B., Goldstein, L., Byrd, D., Nayak, K., & Narayanan, S. A multispeaker dataset of raw and reconstructed speech production real-time MRI video and 3D volumetric images. Scientific Data, 8, Article 187. (Open Access Article) (Dataset) (Code Repository).

2020
Harper, S., Goldstein, L., & Narayanan, S. Variability in individual constriction contributions to third formant lowering in American English /ɹ/. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 147(6), 3905-3916. Link (Journal Website)

2019
Harper, S. The relationship between gestural timing and magnitude for American English /l/ across speech tasks. Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 830-834. Link (pdf)

2018
Harper, S., Lee, S., Goldstein, L., & Byrd, D. Simultaneous electromagnetic articulography and electroglottography data aqcuisition of natural speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 144(5), EL380. Link (Open Access)

2016
Harper, S., Goldstein, L., & Narayanan, S. L2 acquisition and production of the English rhotic pharyngeal gesture. Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2016. Link (pdf)

2016
Henriksen, N. & Harper, S. (2016). Investigating lenition patterns in south-central Peninsular Spanish /sp, st, sk/ clusters. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 46(3), p. 287-310.

Presentations

Green dates denote upcoming presentations

2021
Harper, S. Segmental effects on the transmission of variability between articulation and acoustics. Poster to be presented at the 181st meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Seattle, Washington, December 1st 2021.

2021
Harper, S. Idiosyncratic articulatory variability as evidence for individual differences in segmental representation. Talk given virtually at PaPE 2021, June 22nd, 2021.

2021
Harper, S. Idiosyncratic articulatory variability reflects individual differences in segmental representation. Poster presented virtually at the 95th Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, January 9th 2021.

2020
Harper, S. Variability of articulatory dimensions relates to their role in distinguishing phonological categories for individual speakers. Poster presented virtually at the 12th International Seminar on Speech Production, December 14-18th 2020.

2020
Harper, S. Variability in articulation and acoustics relates to the differentiation of segment pairs across speakers. Poster presented at the 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America ("Acoustics Virtually Everywhere"), December 8th 2020

2020
Harper, S. Consistency in difference: The relationship between articulatory variability and segment differentiation for individual speakers. Poster presented virtually at LabPhon17.

2020
Harper, S. Consistency in difference: The relationship between articulatory variability and segment differentiation for individual speakers. Lightning talk and poster presented virtually at "Situating phonological constrast within the production-perception loop" (Satellite workshop for LabPhon17).

2019
Harper, S. & Goldstein, L. Variability is variable: Individual differences in articulatory variation. Poster presented at the 178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, California, December 6th 2019.

2019
Harper, S. The relationship between gestural timing and magnitude for American English /l/ across speech tasks. Talk given at the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia, August 2019.

2019
Harper, S. Intrasegmental Gestural Timing for American English /r/ in Isolated and Connected Speech. Talk given at Phonetics and Phonology in Europe (PaPE) 2019, Lecce, Italy, June 2019.

2018
Harper, S., Goldstein, L. & Narayanan, S. Stylistic effects on the acoustic and articulatory properties of American English rhotics. Poster presented at SoCal Hearing, Los Angeles, California, September 2018.

2018
Harper, S., Goldstein, L. & Narayanan, S. Quantifying labial, palatal and pharyngeal contributions to rhotic F3 lowering. Talk given at LabPhon 16, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2018.

2017
Harper, S., Goldstein, L. & Narayanan, S. Quantifying labial, palatal and pharyngeal contributions to third formant lowering in American English /ɹ/. Poster presented at the 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 5th 2017.

2017
Harper, S., Lee, S., Goldstein, L. & Byrd, D. On simultaneous electromagnetic articulography and electroglottography data acquisition. Poster presented at the 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 5th 2017.

2017
Harper, S., Goldstein, L., & Narayanan, S. Stylistic Effecs on the Acoustic and Articulatory Properties of English Rhotics. Poster presented at Phonetics and Phonology in Europe (PaPE) 2017, Cologne, Germany.

2017
Henriksen, N., & Harper, S. (joint first authors). L2 status affects L3 learning from the onset of acquisition: A developmental study of L1 English, L2 Spanish and L3 Catalan. Talk given at Phonetics and Phonology in Europe (PaPE) 2017, Cologne, Germany.

2016
Harper, S., Goldstein, L., & Narayanan, S. L2 acquisition and production of the English rhotic pharyngeal gesture. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH), San Francisco, September 2016.

2016
Harper, S. Phonological Influence in Third Language Acquisition: L2 Spanish Effects on the Production of L3 Portuguese Voiced Stops. Poster Presented at LabPhon 15, Ithaca, New York, July 2016.

2016
Harper, S. L2 Spanish Effects on L3 Portuguese Voiced Stop Production. Talk given at the 8th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech (New Sounds), Aarhus, Denmark, June 2016.

2014
Henriksen, N. & Harper, S. Reconsidering s-lenition: An acoustic analysis of /sp, st, sk/ clusters in Manchego Spanish. Poster presented at the Linguistics Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 2014.