Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel

Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel

Principal Research Scientist

617.253.3201—Tel
sshuf@mit.edu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 36-511
Cambridge, MA 02139

Dr. Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel is a principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She received her B.A. from Wellesley College in 1965 and her Ph.D. in psychology from MIT in 1975. She was Assistant Professor of Psychology at Cornell University from 1974 to 1979 before joining RLE in 1980.

Dr. Shattuck-Hufnagel investigates the cognitive structures and processes involved in speech production planning, particularly at the level of speech sound sequencing. Her work with speech error patterns and with the acoustic analyses of prosody has implications for cognitive models of speech production and for phonological theory, as well as applications in speech recognition and synthesis.

Recent Publications List (2010–Present)

Journal Articles

  1. Barnes, J., Veilleux, N., Brugos, A. & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2010), Turning points, tonal targets, and the English L- phrase accent. Language and Cognitive Processes 25. 982- 1023. [Available as part of the volume: Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody, A Special Issue of Language and Cognitive Processes, Edited by Duane G. Watson, Michael Wagner and Edward Gibson]
  2. Theodore, R. M., Demuth, K., & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2011). Acoustic evidence for position and complexity effects on children's production of plural -s. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 54, 539-548
  3. Barnes, J.A., Veilleux, N., Brugos, A. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2012), Tonal Center of Gravity: A global approach to tonal implementation in a level-based intonational phonology. Laboratory Phonology 3(2), 337-383 DOI: 10.1515/lp-2012-0017
  4. Song, J. Y., Demuth, K., & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2012). The development of acoustic cues to coda contrasts in young children learning American English. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 131(4), 3036-3050.
  5. Theodore, R. M., Demuth, K. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2012), Segmental and positional effects on children's coda production: comparing evidence from perceptual judgments and acoustic analysis. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics 26(9), 755-773 DOI:10.3109/02699206.2012.700680
  6. Geiser, E. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2013), Temporal regularity in speech perception---is regularity beneficial or deleterious? Proceedings of Meetings in Acoustics 14 http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4707937
  7. Song, J. Y., Demuth, K., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. and Menard, L. (2013), The effects of coarticulation and morphological complexity on the production of English coda clusters: Acoustic and articulatory evidence from 2-year-olds and adults using ultrasound. Journal of Phonetics 41(3-4), 281-295.
  8. Song, J. Y., Demuth, K., Evans, K., & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2013), Durational cues to fricative codas in 2-year-olds' American English: Voicing and morphemic factors. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 133(5), 2931-2946.
  9. Turk, A.E. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2013), What is speech rhythm? A commentary inspired by Arvaniti & Rodriquez, Krivokapic, and Goswami and Leong, in Laboratory Phonology 4(1), 93-118 DOI: 10.1515/lp-2013-0005
  10. Turk, A. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2014), Timing in talking: What is it used for, and how is it controlled? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 369(1658) DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2013.0395
  11. Katsika, A., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., Mooshammer, C., Tiede, M. and Goldstein, L. (2014), Effects of Compatible vs. Competing Rhythmic Grouping on Errors and Timing Variability in Speech. Language and Speech 57(4), 544-562 DOI: 10.1177/0023830913512776
  12. Zipse, L., Worek, A. Guarino, A.J. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2014), Tapped Out: Do People with Aphasia have Rhythmic Processing Deficits? Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research 57, 2234-2245 DOI: 10.1044/2014_JSLHR-L-13-0309
  13. Theodore, R., Demuth, K. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (in press), Examination of the locus of positional effects on children's production of plural -s: Considerations from local and global speech planning. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research
  14. Cole, J.S. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (to appear), New methods for prosodic transcription: capturing variability as a source of information. Journal of Laboratory Phonology
  15. Song, J-Y, Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. and Demuth, K. (to appear), Development of phonetic variants (allophones) in 2-year-olds learning American English: A study of alveolar stop /t, d/ codas. Journal of Phonetics
  16. Murton, O., Zipse, L. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (under revision), What determines the duration of intervals between repetitions of a tapping pattern? Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics

Book Chapters

  1. Barnes, J.A., Brugos, A., Veilleux, N. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2012), On the nature of perceptual differences between accentual peaks and plateaux. In Niebuhr, O. (ed.), Festschrift in honor of Klaus Kohler, Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter
  2. Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2014), Phrase-level Phonological and Phonetic Phenomena. In Ferreira, V., Goldrick, M. and Miozzo, M. (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Language Production. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  3. Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (in press), Prosodic frames in speech production. In Redford, M., (ed.), Handbook of Speech Production. Wiley-Blackwell
  4. Cole, J.S. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (to appear), Exploring speaker-specific phonetic reduction in imitated speech. In Clayards, M. (ed.), Reduction Revisited.

Meeting Presentations

  1. Barnes, J., Brugos, A., Veilleux, N. & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2011), Voiceless intervals and perceptual completion in F0 contours: Evidence from scaling perception in American English. In Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, August 2011, Hong Kong.
  2. Barnes, J., Brugos, A., Veilleux, N. & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2011), Modelling the perception of English F0 scaling in a segmental context. Presented at Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody 2, Montreal, September 2011
  3. Cole, J., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2011), The phonology and phonetics of perceived prosody: What do listeners imitate? Presented at Interspeech 2011, Florence, Italy
  4. Cole, J., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. and Mixdorf, H.J. (2011), Are listeners sensitive to the phonological form of prosody or its phonetic encoding? Presented at the 2nd conference on Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to Prosody, Montreal, 2011
  5. Geiser, E., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. and Gabrielli, J. (2011), Temporal regularity in speech perception: Is regularity beneficial or deleterious? Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 130(4), 2568 (doi.org/10.1121/1.3655289)
  6. Gillespie, M., Pearlmutter, N. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2011), Prosody reflects semantic integration in sentence production. Presented at Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to Prosody 2, Montreal, September 2011
  7. Hanson, H. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2011), An acoustic study of word-medial stop consonants in 2-3-year-old speakers of American English. In Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong, August 2011. DOI: 10.13140/2.1.2028.2562
  8. Katsika, A., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., Mooshammer, C., Tiede, M. & Goldstein, L. (2011), Effects of prosodic grouping and phonemic content on error patterns in the production of repeated strings. Poster presentation at the International Seminar on Speech Production 2011, Montreal, Canada, 20-23 June 2011.
  9. Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. and Turk, A.E. (2011), Durational evidence for word-based vs. prominence-based constituent structure in limerick speech. In Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong, August 2011, 1806-1809
  10. Tiede, M., Mooshammer, C., Goldstein, L., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. and Perkell, J. (2011), Motor learning of articulator trajectories in the production of novel utterances. In Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong, August 2011
  11. Tiede, M., Goldstein, L., Mooshammer, C., Nam, H., Saltzman, E. and Shattuck- Hufnagel, S. (2011), Head movement is correlated with increased difficulty in an accelerating speech production task. Presented at the 9th International Seminar on Speech Production, Montreal.
  12. Brugos, A. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2012), A proposal for labelling prosodic disfluencies in ToBI. Poster presented at the workshop on Advancing Prosodic Transcription for Spoken Language Science and Technology, July 31, 2012, Stuttgart, Germany.
  13. Geiser, E. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2012), Temporal regularity in speech perception: Is regularity beneficial or deleterious? In Proceedings of Meetings in Acoustics 14, 2012
  14. Mixdorff, H., Cole, J., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2012), Prosodic similarity--evidence from an imitation study. Presented at Speech Prosody 2012, Shanghai.
  15. Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. and Ren, A. (2012), Preliminaries to a Kinematics of Gestural Accents. Presented at the 5th meeting of the International Society for Gestural Studies, Lund, Sweden, August 2012
  16. Theodore, R. M., Demuth, K., & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2012). Effects of articulatory planning factors on children's production of plural -s. Presented at the 164th annual meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Kansas City, Missouri
  17. Turk, A. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2012), Does speech timing control involve an extrinsic timekeeper? Presented at the XIIIth meeting of Laboratory Phonology, Stuttgart, Germany, August 2012
  18. Veilleux, N., Barnes, J., Brugos, A. & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2012), Perceptual Foundations for Naturalistic Variability in the Prosody of Synthetic Speech. In Proceedings of Interspeech 2012, Portland OR
  19. Zipse, L. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2012), Can speakers with aphasia entrain their tapping to short rhythmic patterns? Presented at the New England Sequencing and Timing meeting, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, March 2012
  20. Zipse, L., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., & Worek, A. (2012). Can people with aphasia reproduce and discriminate rhythms? Poster presented at the ASHA Convention, Atlanta, GA.
  21. Barnes, J., Brugos, A., Rosenstein, E., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. & Veilleux, N. (2013), Segmental sources of variation in the timing of American English pitch accents. Paper presented at the Linguistic Society of America, Boston, January 2013.
  22. Kenney, J., Paller-Rzepka, Choi, J-Y., and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2013), Performance analysis of a matcher in a lexical access system based on landmarks and distinctive features. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 134(5), 4237
  23. Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., Bai, C., Tiede, M., Katsikis, A., Pouplier, M., and Goldstein, L. (2013), A comparison of speech errors elicited by sentences and alternating repetitive tongue twisters. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 134 (5, Pt. 2), 4166
  24. Zipse, L., & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2013). Vowel Duration and F0 Stability in Singing vs. Speech. Poster presented at the Society for Music and Perception Conference, Toronto, Canada.
  25. Barnes, J., Brugos, A., Veilleux, N. & Shattuck Hufnagel, S. (2014), Segmental Influences on the Perception of Pitch Accent Scaling in English. In Campbell, N., Gibbon, D. and Hirst, D. (eds.), Proceedings of Speech Prosody 7, 1125-1129.
  26. Choi, J-Y. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2014), Quantifying surface phonetic variation using acoustic landmarks as feature cues. Journal of the Acoustical Society 134 (4-part 2), 2174
  27. Hanson, H. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2014), Do subglottal resonances lead to quantal effects resulting in the features [back] and [low]?: A review. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 136(4 Pt.2), 2260
  28. Levy, C., Mann, A., Kenney, J., Choi, J-Y. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2014), Contextual landmark analysis of speech from typically and atypically developing children. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 135(4, Pt 2), 2293
  29. Murton, O., Zipse, L., & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2014). Do Repetitions of Short Patterns Show Systematic Beat-related Inter-pattern Intervals? Platform presentation at the annual New England Sequencing and Timing (NEST) meeting, Amherst, MA.
  30. Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. and Ren, A. (2014), On the quantification of manual gesture grouping in lecture-style speech. Presented at the 6th meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, August 2014, San Diego
  31. Turk, A.E. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2014), A sketch of an extrinsic timing model of speech production. Presented at Speech Prosody, Dublin, May 2014
  32. Turk, A. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2014), A sketch of an extrinsic timing model of speech production. Presented at the meeting of the British Association of Academic Phoneticians, May 2014
  33. Veilleux, N., Barnes, J., Brugos, A. & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2014), Individual differences in the perception of fundamental frequency scaling in American English speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 135(4, Pt 2), 2195
  34. Barnes, J., Veilleux, N., Brugos, A. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2015), Interpreting Patterns of Variability in the Realization of English Intonation Contours. Presented at Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to Prosody 3, Champaign, IL, May 2015
  35. Choi, J-Y. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2015), Applications of Stevens' Proposal for Individual-Feature-Cue-Based Processing of Speech. Presented at the special session in honor of Kenneth N. Stevens, 169th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Pittsburgh, May 2015
  36. Kimball, A., Cole, J.S., Dell, G. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (2015), Is phonetic variation represented in memory for pitch accent? Presented at Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to Prosody 3, Champaign IL, May 2015
  37. Barnes et al., ICPhS 2015 (to appear), Perception of Pseudoswedish Tonal Contrasts by Native Speakers of American English: Implications for Models of Intonation Perception. In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, August, 2015
  38. Kimball, A., Cole, J.S., Dell, G. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (to appear), Categorical vs. episodic memory for pitch accents in English. In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, August, 2015
  39. Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., Hanson, H. and Zhao, S. (to appear), Feature-Cue-Based Processing of Speech: A Developmental Perspective. In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, August, 2015
  40. Turk, A.E. and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. (to appear), Is there a general motor basis for final lengthening? In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, August, 2015

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Books in Preparation

Recent Invited Talks