Professor Janet B. Pierrehumbert
Fellow of the American Academy, LSA & Cognitive Science Society

Professor of Language Modeling

Research interests

Language dynamics

Word formation

Computational linguistics

Phonology, phonetics, and sociophonetics

Recent publications

Hay, J.B., Pierrehumbert, J.B., Walker, A. J. and LaShell, P. (2015) Tracking word frequency effects through 130 years of sound change, Cognition 139, 83-91.

Munson, B, Crocker, L, Pierrehumbert, J.B., Owen-Anderson, A. and Zucker, K.J. (2015) Gender typicality in children's cpeech: A comparison of boys with and without gender identity disorder. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 137

Pierrehumbert, J. B., Stonedahl, F. and Daland, R. (2014) A model of grassroots changes in linguistic systems , arXiv:1408.1985v1.

Schumacher, R.A, Pierrehumbert J.B., and LaShell, P. (2014) Reconciling Inconsistency in Encoded Morphological Distinctions in an Artificial Language, Proceedings of the 36th Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci2014) Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society

Racz, P., Beckner, C, Hay, J.B, and Pierrehumbert J.B. (2014) Rules, Analogy and Social Factors codetermine past-tense formation patterns in English , Joint 1-Day Workshop between SIGMORPHON and SIGFSM, Association for Computational Linguistics, Baltimore MD, June 2014

Baumann, P. and Pierrehumbert J.B. (2014) Using Resource-Rich Languages to Improve Morphological Analysis of Under-Resourced Languages , Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC) 2014 Proceedings

Dawdy-Hesterberg, L.G and Pierrehumbert, J.B. (2014) Learnability and generalization of Arabic broken plural nouns Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience DOI:10.1080/23273798.2014.899377

German, J.S, Carlson, K. and Pierrehumbert, J.B. (2013) Reassignment of consonant allophones in rapid dialect acquisition. J. Phonetics 41 (3), 228-248.