Applying Exemplar Models to Sociophonetic Analysis

Date: November 4, 2022

Time: 11:00

Location: SH 4430C/ PC Zoom Room

Speakers: Cooper Bedin (UCSB)

This paper is a work-in-progress where I’m applying exemplar models—a cognitive computational model—to look at the effects of sibilants in the results of a sociolinguistic speech perception experiment I conducted last year, which was oriented towards asking listeners to identify speech as queer- vs non-queer-sounding. The ultimate goal of this work is to build towards developing more generalized computational methodology that can quantitatively capture the complex/nuanced/non-linear ways that acoustic variables work together to construct indexicality in speech.