Melissa Annette Redford (w/ Max & Luka)

Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Oregon




Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 1999 (December)

M.A. in Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin, 1995

B.A. in Anthropology, University of California in Berkeley, 1992


TEACHING 201011 Academic Year


LING 202: Language Learning and Change


LING 407/507: Pragmatics and Prosody in Autism




We are currently pursuing several lines of research in my lab. In one line of work, we are investigating the structure of the speech plan in child and adult language and the typical development of parameters that control rate, emphasis, and style changes. In a second line of work, we are investigating how language and nonlanguage subsystems interact to support the development of hierarchically organized speech. In a third line of work, we are investigating the relative weightings of factors that contribute to the perception of disordered prosody and the social import of these weightings.


Selected Recent Publications


Redford, M.A. (2009). The development of distinct speaking styles in preschool children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 52, 143448.


Redford, M.A. (2008). Production constraints on learning novel onset phonotactics. Cognition, 107, 785816.


Redford, M.A., Miikkulainen, R. (2007). Rate effects on structure in a source-filter model of phonological development. Language, 83, 73769.


All publications w/ hyperlinks.

Curriculum Vitae




Department of Linguistics

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403-1290

tel. (541) 346-3818, fax (541) 346-5961


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