UO Professor Researches How Speech Works (And Doesn't)

Oct 6, 2017

We depend on language a lot, often taking for granted how speech works. 

It only takes one slight hiccup--in either speaking or hearing--for "excuse me while I kiss the sky" to become "excuse me while I kiss this guy." 

This is the research zone in which the University of Oregon's Melissa Baese-Berk works.  She's an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics, studying speech production and perception. 

An example of her work: trying to figure out if Neil Armstrong said "small step for A man." 

Dr. Baese-Berk is this month's guest in cUriOus: Research Meets Radio. 
 

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