Publications

Cohn, M., Ferenc Segedin, B., & Zellou, G. (Under review). The acoustic-phonetic properties of voice-AI- and human-DS: Differences by error type and rate


Cohn, M., Predeck, K., Sarian, M., Zellou, G. (Under review). Prosodic alignment toward neutral and emotionally expressive speech interjections: Differences for human and device voices.


Cohn, M. & Zellou, G. (In press). Perception of concatenative vs. Neural text-to-speech (TTS): Differences in intelligibility in noise and language attitudes. Interspeech 2020. [Pre-print: doi: 10.31234/osf.io/86wbf]. 


Cohn, M., Raveh, E., Predeck, K., Gessinger, I., Möbius, B., & Zellou, G. (In press). Differences in Gradient Emotion Perception: Human vs. Alexa Voices. Interspeech 2020.


Zellou, G., & Cohn, M. (In press). Social and functional pressures in vocal alignment: Differences for human and voice-AI interlocutors. Interspeech 2020.


Cohn, M, Sarian, M., Predeck, K., & Zellou, G. (In press). Individual variation in language attitudes toward voice-AI: The role of listeners’ autistic-like traits. Interspeech 2020.


Cohn, M., Jonell, P., Kim, T., Beskow, J., Zellou, G. (In press). Embodiment and gender interact in alignment to TTS voices. 2020 Cognitive Science Society Annual Meeting. [pdf] Click here for virtual talk video.


Zellou, G., & Cohn, M. (In press). Top-down effects of apparent humanness on vocal alignment toward human and device interlocutors. 2020 Cognitive Science Society Annual Meeting. [pdf]


Zellou, G., Cohn, M., Block, A. (In press). Top-down effect of speaker age guise on perceptual compensation for coarticulatory /u/-fronting. 2020 Cognitive Science Society Annual Meeting. [pdf]


Yu, D., Cohn, M., Yang, Y.M., Chen, C., … Yu, Z. (2019). Gunrock: A Social Bot for Complex and Engaging Long Conversations. 2019 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and 9th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-IJCNLP). [pdf]
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Cohn, M., Chen, C., & Yu, Z. (2019). A Large-Scale User Study of an Alexa Prize Chatbot: Effect of TTS Dynamism on Perceived Quality of Social Dialog. Proceedings of the 2019 Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDial), 293-306. Stockholm, Sweden. [pdf]

Cohn, M., & Zellou, G. (2019). Expressiveness influences human vocal alignment toward voice-AI. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH), 41-45. Graz, Austria. [pdf]

Snyder, C. Cohn, M., Zellou, G. (2019). Individual variation in cognitive processing style predicts differences in phonetic imitation of device and human voices. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH), 116-120. Graz, Austria. [pdf]

Ferenc Segedin, C. Cohn, M., Zellou, G. (2019). Perceptual adaptation to device and human voices:  learning and generalization of a phonetic shift across real and voice-AI talkers. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH), 2310-2314. Graz, Austria.[pdf]

Cohn, M., Zellou, G., Barreda, S. (2019). The role of musical experience in the perceptual weighting of acoustic cues for the obstruent coda voicing contrast in American English. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH), 2250-2254. Graz, Austria. [pdf]

Cohn, M., Ferenc Segedin, B., Zellou, G. (2019). Imitating Siri: Socially-mediated vocal alignment to device and human voices. International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), 1813-1817. Melbourne, Australia. [pdf]

Brotherton, C., Cohn, M., Zellou, G., Barreda, S. (2019). Sub-regional variation in positioning and degree of nasalization of /æ/ allophones in California. International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), 2373-2377. Melbourne, Australia. [pdf]

Cohn, M. (2018).Investigating a possible “musician advantage” for speech-in-speech perception: The role of f0 separation. Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America, 3(1), 24:1-9. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3765/plsa.v3i1.4311.  [pdf]


Cohn, M. (2018) “Investigating the Effect of Musical Training on Speech-in-Speech Perception: The Role of f0, Timing, and Spectral Cues”. Doctoral Dissertation. [pdf]