Graduate student
UCLA Department of Linguistics

General Research Interests

  • Production an perception of prosody
  • Tatar prosody
  • Role of prominence in sentence processing
  • L2 prosody

Current Projects

  • Tatar fieldwork on prosody
  • Perception of English focus

Theses

  • MA - UCLA Linguistics
    Individual Differences in the Production and Processing of Focus Intonation
    Committee - Sun-Ah Jun (Chair), Megha Sundara, & Jesse Harris
  • BA - OSU Linguistics
    Effects of Regional Dialect on Word-Final Consonant Voicing
    Advisor - Cynthia Clopper

Publications

  • Turnbull, R., Royer, A. J., Ito, K., & Speer, S. R. (2017). Prominence perception is dependent on phonology, semantics, and awareness of discourse Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, p1-17. [link to publisher]
  • Harris, J. A., Jun, S.-A., Royer, A.J. (2016). Implicit prosody pulls its weight: Recovery from garden path sentences. Proceedings of the 8th international conference on Speech Prosody, p207-211. [pdf]
  • Turnbull, R., Royer, A. J., Ito, K., & Speer, S. R.. (2014). Prominence perception in and out of context. Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Speech Prosody, p1164-1168. [pdf]

Presentations

  • Dec 2016 - Poster
    Royer, A. J. & Jun, S.-A. (2016). "Surface categorical variation In the prosodic marking of English focus." 5th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan. Honolulu, Hawaii.[abstract] [poster]
  • May 2016 - Poster
    Harris, J. A., Jun, S.-A., Royer, A.J. (2016). "Implicit prosody pulls its weight: Recovery from garden path sentences." Proceedings of the 8th international conference on Speech Prosody. Boston University, Boston, MA. [abstract]
  • March 2014 - Poster
    Ito, K., Minai, U., & Royer, A. J. (2014). "Is every child different until they turn 15?: Not so quick development of universal quantifier comprehension", CUNY 2014, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • Oct 2013 - Poster
    Royer, A. J. & Clopper, C. G. (2013). "Effects of Speaking Style and Regional Dialect on Word Final Stop Devoicing", New Ways of Analyzing Variance (NWAV) 42 , University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.