Melissa Annette Redford (w/ Max & Luka)
Professor of Linguistics,
M.A. in Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin, 1995
B.A. in Anthropology, University of California in Berkeley, 1992
TEACHING 2010–11 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, 1434—48.
Redford, M.A. (2008). Production constraints on learning novel onset phonotactics. Cognition, 107, 785—816.
Redford, M.A., Miikkulainen, R. (2007). Rate effects on structure in a source-filter model of phonological development. Language, 83, 737—69.
All publications w/ hyperlinks.
Department of Linguistics
Eugene, OR 97403-1290
tel. (541) 346-3818, fax (541) 346-5961
boys Summer 2008
family Spring 2008
dog Fall 2007