I work on speech prosody in first and second language speakers. In particular, I explore how patterns in the perception and production of intonation and rhythm interact with different acoustic dimensions and learner characteristics.
Dissertation: Cross-linguistic perception and learning of Japanese lexical prosody by English listeners.
- SHPORT, I.A., & REDFORD, M.A. (resubmitted). Interactions between lexical and phrasal prosody in school-aged children's speech.
- SHPORT, I.A. (2012). Children's productions of multi-syllabic lexical stress patterns in different prosodic positions. Proceedings of InterSpeech 2012. Portland.
- SHPORT, I.A., & REDFORD, M.A. (2011). Interactions between lexical and phrasal prosody in school-aged children's speech. In W.-S. Lee & E. Zee (Eds.), Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (pp. 1838-41). Hong Kong.
- GUION, S.G., AMITH, J.D., DOTY, C.S. & SHPORT, I.A. (2010). Word-level prosody in Balsas Nahuatl: The origin, development, and acoustic correlates of tone in a stress accent language. Journal of Phonetics, 38, 137-166.
- SHPORT, I.A., & GUION, S.G. (2008). The effect of segmental structure on F0 patterns of words in Tokyo Japanese. Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan, 12(2), 4-16.
- SHPORT, I.A. (2008). Acquisition of Japanese pitch accent by American learners. In P. Heinrich and Y. Sugita (eds.), Japanese as foreign language in the age of globalization (pp. 165-187). München: Iudicium Verlag.
- SHPORT, I.A. (2008). Culture-specific concepts of 'sad': Revising cognitive scenarios through dimensional decomposition. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference in Cognitive Science (pp. 146-147). Russia: Moscow.
- HAYAKAWA, N., IRIE, S. & SHPORT, I. (1999). 日本語の一人称 [1st-person pronouns in the Japanese language]. Japan, Sapporo.
Conference presentations (selected):
- SHPORT, I.A., & GUION ANDERSON, S.G. (2012). English and Russian listeners perceive cues to lexical pict accent differently. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 121(5), 3200.
- SHPORT, I.A., & GUION ANDERSON, S.G. (2011). Cross-linguistic perception and learning of F0 fall as an acoustic cue to Japanese pitch accent. 85th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. PA, Pittsburgh.
- SHPORT, I.A. (2008). Oral proficiency and pauses in speech: What is the connection? Spring Meeting of the Confederation in Oregon for Language Teaching. Oregon, Newberg.
- SHPORT, I.A. (2007). A prototypical pitch pattern of unaccented Japanese words. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 121(5), 3200. [PPT of invited talk]
- SHPORT, I.A. (2007). Acquisition of the mora-timing: Evidence from spontaneous speech of American learners of Japanese. Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan, 11(2), 94. [text of invited talk]
- SHPORT, I.A. (2006). Development of oral proficiency as captured by the Japanese STAMP test. Joint Fall Conference of the Confederation in Oregon for Language Teaching and the Washington Association for Language Teaching. Oregon, Portland.
- SHPORT, I.A. (2006). Nasals as tone-bearing units in Kihehe. 37th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Oregon, Eugene.
Work in progress (selected):
- SHPORT, I.A. Production of mora-timed rhythm in Japanese native and non-native spontaneous speech.
- SHPORT, I.A. Cross-linguistic perception of Japanese prosody by speakers of stress languages.
- CHANDRASEKARAN, B., SHPORT, I. & REDFORD, M. Individual differences among school-aged children in second language tone learning.
- SHPORT, I.A. & BELOVA, S.S. Sensitivity to emotional prosody of speech as a component of emotional intelligence.