Publications


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.

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.

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.


Cohn, M., Ferenc Segedin, B., Zellou, G. (Submitted). Prosodic alignment toward neutral and emotionally expressive speech interjections: Differences for human and device voices.

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


Cohn, M. (2018) “Investigating the Effect of Musical Training on Speech-in-Speech Perception: The Role of f0, Timing, and Spectral Cues”. Doctoral Dissertation. https://search.proquest.com/docview/2132930892?pq-origsite=gscholar

Submitted / Under review

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

Cohn, M., Ferenc Segedin, B., Zellou, G. (Under review). Siri-directed speech: Differences in global and targeted error repair strategies toward voice-AI and human interlocutors.​

Zellou, G., ​Cohn, M​., Ferenc Segedin, B. (Under review) ​Prosodic Alignment toward Device and Human Voices by Older and Younger Adults. ​