Anne Pycha

Associate Professor, Dept. Chair
 Johnston Hall 124

2022 recipient, UWM Office of Research/UWM Foundation Research Award

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PhD, Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley
BA, Religious Studies, Brown University

Research Interests

Phonology and its interfaces with phonetics and morphology

Courses Offered

Linguis 440 – Psycholinguistics
Linguis 460 – Introductory Phonology
Linguis 560 – Advanced Phonology
Linguis 590 – Morphology
Linguis 802 – Laboratory Phonology

Other Activities

Director, UWM Phonology Lab, Johnston Hall G32

Selected Publications

Pycha, A., Cohn, M., & Zellou, G. (2022, May). Face-Masked Speech Intelligibility: The Influence of Speaking Style, Visual Information, and Background Noise. Frontiers in Communication.
Pycha, A. (2017). False memory rates for morphologically simple versus complex words in English. The Mental Lexicon, 12(1), 71-106.
Pycha, A. (2016, September). Co-articulatory cues for communication: An investigation of five environments. Language and Speech, 59, 364-386.
Pycha, A. (2016, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). False memories for varying and non-varying words in American English. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, 1-16.
Pycha, A. (2015, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Listeners perceive prefixes differently: Evidence from a noise-rating task. Word Structure, 8(1), 53-83.
Pycha, A. (2015, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Subjective perception of affixation: A test case from Spanish. Lingua, 159, 47-69.
Pycha, A. (2009). Lengthened affricates as a test case for the phonetics-phonology interface. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 39(1), 1-31.