Posted on April 03, 2012
Primary Research Areas:
Discourse: Semantic and pragmatic theories of discourse structure, coherence relations, lexical and non-lexical cues to discourse organization.
Prosody: Perception, production, acoustic correlates of linguistic structures, prosodic disambiguation.
Experimental Methods: Linguistic methodology, Mechanical Turk.
Dissertation:Tyler, J. (2012). Discourse Prosody in Production and Perception. University of Michigan. (pdf)
Papers:Tyler, J. (submitted). Prosodic Correlates of Discourse Boundaries and Hierarchy in Discourse Production.
Tyler, J. (submitted). Prosody and the Interpretation of Ambiguous Discourse.
Conference Presentations:2011 Tyler, Joseph. Prosody and listeners' interpretation of ambiguous discourse. Ilse Lehiste Memorial Symposium: Melody and Meter, Nov. 11-12, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (pdf)
2011 Tyler, Joseph. “Prosodic Correlates of Discourse Structure: A Production Study” Annual Meeting of the International Pragmatics Association, Manchester, UK, July 3-8
2011 Tyler, Joseph. “Prosodic correlates of discourse structure: a production study” Linguistics Society of America Annual Meeting, Jan. 6-9, Pittsburgh, PA
2009 Tyler, Joseph. “Prosody and Discourse Structure” SWAMP (Semantics Workshop of the American Midwest and Prairies), Nov. 20, U of Chicago
Conference Posters:2012 Tyler, Joseph. Prosody and listeners’ interpretation of ambiguous discourse. 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse, July 10-12, Montreal, Canada (pdf)
2011 Tyler, Joseph. Discourse coherence in spoken vs. written discourse, and prosodic effects on coherence judgments. Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to Prosody, Sept. 23-25, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (pdf)
2011 Tyler, Joseph, Jason Kahn, & Jennifer Arnold. Speakers use prosody to communicate discourse structure, and listeners use that prosody in comprehending discourse structure Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to Prosody, Sept. 23-25, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (pdf)
2011 Kahn, Jason, Joseph Tyler, & Jennifer Arnold. “Speakers Use Prosody to Communicate the Intended Interpretation of an Ambiguous Discourse” CUNY 2011: Conference on Human Sentence Processing, March 24-26, Stanford, CA (pdf)
2010 Tyler, Joseph. “Prosody as empirical evidence for the communication and representation of discourse structure” WPSI IV (Workshop on Prosody, Syntax and Information) Sept. 17-18, U of Delaware
Invited Colloquia and Talks:2011 Tyler, Joseph. Prosody and listeners' interpretation of ambiguous discourse. Student Colloquium, Dec. 9, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
2010 Tyler, Joseph. Introduction to the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis Language and Rhetorical Studies Group, October 13, University of Michigan
2010 Tyler, Joseph. “Tips on Writing and Planning a Syllabus” English Department Writing Program (EDWP) Spring Teaching Workshop Panel, April 26, University of Michigan