Patrice Speeter Beddor
Professor of Linguistics

The University of Michigan
Department of Linguistics
440 Lorch Hall
611 Tappan Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1220

A member of the Linguistics faculty at the University of Michigan since 1987, I am a phonetician whose research interests extend beyond phonetics to the phonetics-phonology interface. Much of my current research focuses on the inter-gestural timing, acoustics, and perception of coarticulation. A goal of this work is to better understand human speech perception, and especially to understand how systematic coarticulatory variation facilitates the listener's task. Another goal is to explore the role of perception in sound change and the influence of listener knowledge of phonetic structure on the organization of phonological systems.