Connor Mayer

Department of Linguistics
3125 Campbell Hall, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
90095-1543


Publications

Peer reviewed articles and proceedings

Mayer, C. (submitted). An algorithm for learning phonological classes from distributional similarity.

Graf, T., & Mayer, C. (2018). Sanskrit n-Retroflexion is Input-Output Tier-Based Strictly Local. Proceedings of the 15th SIGMORPHON Workshop on Computational Research in Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology. The Special Interest Group on Computational Morphology and Phonology: Brussels, Belgium, 151-160.

Mayer, C., & Major, T. (2018). A challenge for tier-based strict locality from Uyghur backness harmony. In Foret, A., Kobele, G., Pogodalla, S. (Eds). Formal Grammar 2018. FG 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10950. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-57784-4_4

Major, T., & Mayer, C. (2018). Towards a phonological model of Uyghur intonation. In K. Klessa, J. Bachan, A. Wagner, M. Karpiński, and D. Śledziński (Eds). Proceedings of the 9th Speech Prosody International Conference. doi: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018

Mayer, C., Roewer-Despres, F., Stavness, I. & Gick, B. (2017). Do innate stereotypies serve as a basis for swallowing and learned speech movements? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40. doi:10.1017/S0140525X16001928

Mayer, C., Gick, B., Weigel, T., & Whalen, D.H. (2013). Perceptual integration of visual evidence in the airstream from aspirated stops. Canadian Acoustics, 41(3), 23-27.

Mayer, C., & Gick, B. (2012). Talking while chewing: Speaker response to natural perturbation of speech. Phonetica, 69(3), 109-123.

Other publications

Mayer, C., Stavness, I., & Gick, B. (2018). A biomechanical model for infant speech and aerodigestive movements. Canadian Acoustics. 2pp.

Mayer, C., Stavness, I., & Gick, B. (2018). Understanding how we speak using computational models of the vocal tract. Popular version of presentation at 176th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Acoustical Society of America World Wide Press Room. https://acoustics.org/5asc1-understanding-how-we-speak-using-computational-models-of-the-vocal-tract-connor-mayer/

Mayer, C., Stavness, I., & Gick, B. (2018). A biomechanical model for infant speech and aerodigestive movements. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 144(3), Pt. 2, 1963. (published abstract).

Mayer, C. (2018). An algorithm for learning phonological classes from distributional similarity (Unpublished master's thesis). University of California, Los Angeles.

Mayer, C., Roewer-Despres, F., Stavness, I., & Gick, B. (2016). Does swallowing bootstrap speech learning? Journal of the Canadian Acoustical Association, 44(3), 194-195.

Abel, J., Barbosa, A.V., Black, A., Mayer, C., & Vatikiotis-Bateson, E. (2011). The labial viseme reconsidered: Evidence from production and perception. In Y. Laprie and I. Steiner (Eds). Proceedings of the 9th International Seminar on Speech Production, 337-344.

Mayer, C. (2010). Voice onset time and the realization of voiced stops in Kwak’wala. In Proceedings of the 45th International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages. The University of British Columbia Working Papers in Linguistics, 27, 238-244.

Mayer, C., Gick, B., Weigel, T., & Whalen, D.H. (2010). Perceptual effects of visual evidence of the airstream. Canadian Acoustics, 38(3), 126-127.

Mayer, C., Gick, B. & Ferch, E. (2009). Talking while chewing: Speaker response to natural perturbation of speech. Canadian Acoustics, 37(3), 144-145.

Edited Volumes

Szakay, A., Mayer, C., Rogers, B., Gick, B., & Dunham, J. (Eds.) (2009). Papers for the Interlocution Conference. Interlocution: Linguistic structure and human interaction. Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia Working Papers in Linguistics, 24.

Presentations

(* indicates presenting author)

Conference talks

*Mayer, C., & Major, T. A challenge for tier-based strict locality from Uyghur backness harmony. Formal Grammar 2018. Sofia, Bulgaria. August 11th, 2018.

*Mayer, C., Roewer-Despres, F., Stavness, I., & Gick, B. Does Swallowing Bootstrap Speech Learning? Acoustics Week in Canada. Vancouver, BC. September, 2016.

Abel, J., Barbosa, A., Black, A., Mayer, C., & *Vatikiotis-Bateson, E. The labial viseme reconsidered: Evidence from production and perception. The 9th International Seminar on Speech Production. Montreal, QC. June, 2011.

*Mayer, C., Gick, B., Weigel, T., & Whalen, D.H. Perceptual effects of visual evidence of the airstream. Acoustics Week in Canada. Victoria, BC. October, 2010.

*Mayer, C., Gick, B., & Ferch, E. Talking while chewing: Speaker response to natural perturbation of speech. Acoustics Week in Canada. Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. October, 2009.

Poster presentations

*Mayer, C., Stavness, I., & Gick, B. A biomechanical model for infant speech and aerodigestive movements. 176th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Victoria, BC. November 9th, 2018.

Sundara, M., & *Mayer, C. Modeling developmental changes in infants' discrimination of English vowels. Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, MA. November 2nd, 2018.

Graf, T., & *Mayer, C. Sanskrit n-retroflexion is Input-Output Tier-Based Strictly Local. SIGMORPHON 2018. Brussels, Belgium. October 31st, 2018.

*Mayer, C. An algorithm for learning phonological classes from distributional similarity. Annual Meeting on Phonology. San Diego, CA. October 6th, 2018.

*Major, T., & Mayer, C. What indexical shift sounds like: Uyghur intonation and interpreting speech reports. North East Linguistics Society. Ithaca, NY. October 5th, 2018.

Sundara, M., & *Mayer, C. Does the developing lexicon constrain infants' learning of English vowels? 2018 International Congress of Infant Studies. Philadelphia, PA. July, 2018.

*Major, T., & *Mayer, C. Towards a phonological model of Uyghur intonation. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody. Poznań, Poland. June, 2018.

*Sundara, M., & Mayer, C. Does the developing lexicon constrain infants’ discrimination of English vowels? Fall Acoustical Society of America meeting in New Orleans. December, 2017. Abstract.

*Mayer, C. & Gick, B. Talking while chewing: Speaker response to natural perturbation of speech. Ultrafest V at Haskins Labs, Yale. New Haven, CT. March 2010.

Invited talks

*Mayer, C. Towards a computational model of emergent features. University of British Columbia West African Vowels Project Meeting. Vancouver, BC. October, 2018.