2022 recipient, UWM Office of Research/UWM Foundation Research Award
Personal website: http://people.uwm.edu/pycha/
PhD, Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley
BA, Religious Studies, Brown University
Phonology and its interfaces with phonetics and morphology
Linguis 440 – Psycholinguistics
Linguis 460 – Introductory Phonology
Linguis 560 – Advanced Phonology
Linguis 590 – Morphology
Linguis 802 – Laboratory Phonology
Director, UWM Phonology Lab, Johnston Hall G32
Song, J., Pycha, A., and Culleton, T. (2022, in press). Interactions between voice-activated AI assistants and human speakers and their implications for second-language acquisition. Frontiers in Communication.
Aldholmi, Y. and Pycha, A. (2022, in press). Segmental contributions to the intelligibility of Arabic sentences. Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics.
Pycha, A., Cohn, M., and Zellou, G. (2022). Face-masked speech intelligibility: The influence of speaking style, visual information, and background noise. Frontiers in Communication.
Cohn, M., Pycha, A., and Zellou, G. (2021). Intelligibility of face-masked speech depends on speaking style: Comparing casual, smiled, and clear speech. Cognition.
Press coverage: CBS 58 Morning News, Milwaukee (story), US News & World Report (story), Ladders News (story), WFMY News (story), CBS Television News, Sacramento (story), KBUS Radio, San Francisco, KCBS Radio, Bay Area (story)
Pycha, A. (2021). Phonological and morphological roles modulate the perception of consonant variants. Linguistics Vanguard. PDF
Pycha, A. (2020). Differences in perception and memory for speech fragments in complex versus simple words: Two experiments. The Mental Lexicon, 15(2): 189-222. PDF
Zellou, G. and Pycha, A. (2018). The gradient influence of temporal extent of coarticulation on vowel and speaker perception. Journal of Laboratory Phonology 9(1), 12. PDF
Pycha, A. (2017). A new test for exemplar theory: Varying versus non-varying words in Spanish. Glossa. PDF
Pycha, A. (2017). False memory rates for morphologically simple versus complex words in English. The Mental Lexicon, 12 (1): 71-106. PDF
Pycha, A. (2016). False memories for varying and non-varying words in American English. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience. PDF
Pycha, A., & Dahan, D. (2016). Differences in coda voicing trigger changes in gestural timing: A test case from the American English diphthong /aɪ/. Journal of Phonetics, 56, 15-37. PDF
Pycha, A. (2016). Co-articulatory cues for communication: An investigation of five environments. Language and Speech, 59, 364-386. PDF
Pycha, A. (2015). Subjective perception of affixation: A test case from Spanish. Lingua, 159, 47-69. PDF
Pycha, A. (2015). Listeners perceive prefixes differently: Evidence from a noise-rating task. Word Structure, 8(1), 53-83. PDF
Pycha, A. (2010). A test case for the phonetics–phonology interface: gemination restrictions in Hungarian. Phonology, 27(01), 119-152. PDF
Pycha, A. (2009). Lengthened affricates as a test case for the phonetics–phonology interface. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 39(01), 1-31. PDF
Caballero, G., Houser, M. J., Marcus, N., McFarland, T., Pycha, A., Toosarvandani, M., & Nichols, J. (2008). Nonsyntactic ordering effects in noun incorporation. Linguistic Typology, 12(3), 383-421. PDF
Pycha, A., Inkelas, S., & Sprouse, R. (2007). Morphophonemics and the lexicon: A case study from Turkish. Experimental Approaches to Phonology, ed. by Maria-Josep Solé, Patrice Speeter Beddor, and Manjari Ohala, 369–85. PDF