Doctor Jason Shaw

Doctor Jason Shaw

Senior Lecturer,
Languages, Interpreting and Translation (SoHCA)

Biography

Dr Jason Shaw joined UWS in 2010 and is now a Senior Lecturer. He obtained his BA in Linguistics at the University of Southern California and his PhD also in Linguistics at New York University. His research investigates how phonological form structures natural variation in speech and how this variation is interpreted by listeners. His approach combines language description with formal computational models and experimental methods that capture the temporal unfolding of speech planning, production, and perception. Experimental methods include eye-tracking in speech perception experiments and Electromagnetic Articulography (EMA) and ultrasound in speech production experiments. Current projects include theoretical/computational work on phonological representations funded by an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award; a study of spoken word recognition across dialects of English funded by an ARC Discovery Project (with Prof Catherine Best and partner investigators Prof Jen Hay, Prof Gerry Docherty, Prof Paul Foulkes and Dr Bronwen Evans); a project investigating speech perception and production links through the study of lexical tone; a corpus-based study of new word formation in Chinese; on-going work on the phonetic expression of stress and syllable structure across languages.

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Qualifications

  • PhD New York University
  • MA New York University
  • BA (Ling) University of Southern California

Professional Memberships

  • MARCS Institute (2010 - 2016)

Awards

  • Japan Society for Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2015-07-01

Interests

  • Phonetics
  • Phonology

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Languages, Interpreting and Translation (SoHCA)

Committees

  • MARCS Colloquium organizing committee
  • MARCS Speech and Language Academic Meeting
  • Linguistics major area
  • BA core unit development committee
  • MARCS steering commitee
  • Organizing committee for the 14th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
  • Organizing committee for conference on the Social Side of Speech
  • Organizing committee for ResCom: researching communication
  • Linguistics Vanguard

Contact

Email: J.Shaw@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9772 6275
Mobile:
Location: 7.G.21
Bankstown
Website:

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 100201 Special Study in Languages and Linguistics, 2011
  • 100201 Special Study in Languages and Linguistics, 2013
  • 102042 The Sound of Language, 2014
  • A1082 Linguistics, 2011
  • A2912 The Structure of English, 2011

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Shaw, J. and Balusu, R. (2010), 'Language contact and phonological contrast: the case of coronal affricates in Japanese loans', Language Contact, Johns Benjamins 9789027218674.

Journal Articles

  • Shaw, J. and Gafos, A. (2015), 'Stochastic time models of syllable structure', PLOS One, vol 10, no 5 .
  • Gafos, A., Charlow, S., Shaw, J. and Hoole, P. (2014), 'Stochastic time analysis of syllable-referential intervals and simplex onsets', Journal of Phonetics, vol 44, no 1 , pp 152 - 166.
  • Shaw, J., Han, C. and Ma, Y. (2014), 'Surviving truncation : informativity at the interface of morphology and phonology', Morphology, vol 24, no 4 , pp 407 - 432.
  • Shaw, J. (2013), 'The phonetics of hyper-active feet : effects of stress priming on speech planning and production', Laboratory Phonology, vol 4, no 1 , pp 159 - 189.
  • Davidson, L. and Shaw, J. (2012), 'Sources of illusion in consonant cluster perception', Journal of Phonetics, vol 40, no 2 , pp 234 - 248.
  • Shaw, J. (2012), 'Rachel Walker, Vowel patterns in language', Journal of Linguistics, vol 48, no 1 , pp 248 - 253.
  • Shaw, J. and Davidson, L. (2011), 'Perceptual similarity in input output mappings : a computational/experimental study of non-native speech production', Lingua, vol 121, no 8 , pp 1344 - 1358.
  • Shaw, J., Gafos, A., Hoole, P. and Zeroual, C. (2011), 'Dynamic invariance in the phonetic expression of syllable structure : a case study of Moroccan Arabic consonant clusters', Phonology, vol 28, no 3 , pp 455 - 490.
  • Shaw, J., Gafos, A., Hoole, P. and Zeroual, C. (2009), 'Syllabification in Moroccan Arabic: evidence from patterns of temporal stability in articulation', Phonology, vol 26, no 1 , pp 187 - 215.
  • Davidson, L., Shaw, J. and Adams, T. (2007), 'The effect of word learning on the perception of non- native consonant sequences', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 122, no 6 , pp 3697 - 3709.

Conference Papers

  • Davis, C., Shaw, J., Proctor, M., Derrick, D., Sherwood, S. and Kim, J. (2015), 'Examining speech production using masked priming', International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, U.K..
  • Peretokina, V., Best, C., Tyler, M., Shaw, J. and Di Biase, B. (2015), 'Perception of English codas in various phonological and morphological contexts by Mandarin learners of English', International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Nguyen, N., Shaw, J., Tyler, M., Pinkus, R. and Best, C. (2015), 'Affective attitudes towards Asians influence perception of Asian-accented vowels', International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, U.K..
  • Best, C., Shaw, J., Mulak, K., Docherty, G., Evans, B., Foulkes, P., Hay, J., Al-Tamimi, J., Mair, K. and Wood, S. (2015), 'Perceiving and adapting to regional accent differences among vowel subsystems', International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Best, C., Shaw, J., Docherty, G., Evans, B., Foulkes, P., Hay, J., Al-Tamimi, J., Mair, K., Mulak, K. and Wood, S. (2015), 'From newcastle MOUTH to Aussie ears : Australians' perceptual assimilation and adaptation for Newcastle UK vowels', INTERSPEECH (Conference), Dresden, Germany.
  • Shaw, J., Best, C., Mulak, K., Docherty, G., Evans, B., Foulkes, P., Hay, J., Al-Tamimi, J., Mair, K., Peek, M. and Wood, S. (2014), 'Effects of short-term exposure to unfamiliar regional accents : Australians' categorization of London and Yorkshire English consonants', Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Christchurch, N.Z..
  • Wright, S., Shaw, J., Best, C., Docherty, G., Evans, B., Foulkes, P., Hay, J. and Mulak, K. (2014), 'Improvements to vowel categorization in non-native regional accents resulting from multiple- versus single-talker training : a computational approach', Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology , Christchurch, N.Z..
  • Nguyen, N. and Shaw, J. (2014), 'Why the SQUARE vowel is the most variable in Sydney', Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Christchurch, N.Z..
  • Ying, J., Shaw, J. and Best, C. (2013), 'L2 English learners' recogniton of words spoken in familar versus unfamiliar English accents', Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Lyon, France.
  • Best, C., Shaw, J. and Clancy, E. (2013), 'Recognizing words across regional accents : the role of perceptual assimilation in lexical competition', Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Lyon, France.
  • Shaw, J., Tyler, M., Kasisopa, B., Ma, Y., Proctor, M., Han, C., Derrick, D. and Burnham, D. (2013), 'Vowel identity conditions the time course of tone recognition', Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Lyon, France.
  • Shaw, J. (2012), 'Metrical rhythm in speech planning : priming or predictability', Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Ying, J., Shaw, J., Kroos, C. and Best, C. (2012), 'Relations between acoustic and articulatory measurements of /l/', Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Shaw, J. (2010), 'Quantitative evaluation of competing syllable parses', Proceedings of the 11th Meeting of the ACL-SIGMORPHON, ACL 2010, Uppsala, Sweden.
  • Shaw, J. (2009), 'Compensatory lengthening via mora preservation in OT-CC: theory and predictions', Proceedings of the 38th meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, Amherst, Ma: GLSA.
  • Shaw, J. (2007), '/ti/~/tSi/ contrast preservation in Japanese loans is parasitic on segmental cues to prosodic structure', Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Saabrucken, Germany.
  • Shaw, J. (2006), 'Learning a stratified lexicon', Proceedings of the 36th meeting of the North East Linguistics Society, Amherst, Ma: GLSA.

Research

Dr. Shaw's research in phonology instantiates a broad question in cognitive science, how discrete and continuous aspects of a cognitive system are related. Integrating theoretical, experimental, and computational components, his work seeks to understand the mechanisms that underlie the ability of humans to transmit and recover discrete categories through continuous movements. His approach combines language description with formal computational models and experimental methods that capture the temporal unfolding of speech planning, production, and perception. Experimental methods include eye-tracking in speech perception experiments and Electromagnetic Articulography (EMA) and ultrasound in speech production experiments. Current projects include theoretical/computational work on phonological representations funded by an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award; a study of spoken word recognition across dialects of English funded by an ARC Discovery Project (with Prof Catherine Best and partner investigators Prof Jen Hay, Prof Gerry Docherty, Prof Paul Foulkes and Dr Bronwen Evans); a project investigating speech perception and production links through the study of lexical tone; a corpus-based study of new word formation in Chinese; on-going work on the phonetic expression of stress and syllable structure across languages.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Shaw.

Current Projects

Title: You came TO DIE?! Perceptual adaptation to regional accents as a new lens on the puzzle of spoken word recognition
Years: 2012-01-01 - 2016-12-31
ID: P00020109
Western Researchers: Catherine Best and Jason Shaw
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)

Previous Projects

Title: Research Event - Workshop on the phonetics and phonology of Australian Indigenous languages
Years: 2013-06-13 - 2013-06-14
ID: P00021030
Western Researchers: Robert Mailhammer, Jason Shaw and Catherine Best
Funding:
  • Australasian Speech Science & Technology Association
Title: Temporal organisation and the distribution of information in Japanese speech [no funding to UWS]
Years: 2015-04-01 - 2015-11-30
ID: P00022396
Western Researchers: Jason Shaw
Funding:
  • Australian Academy of Science
Title: How we know who is talking: talker-distinctiveness in speech timing
Years: 2012-03-30 - 2015-12-31
ID: P00020324
Western Researchers: Jason Shaw
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)

Supervision

Current Supervision

Title: Speech-Perception Models and Segregation of Competing Speech-Signals
Field of Research:
Title: Implementing a Hierarchical Learning System of Sound and Language
Field of Research:
Title: Universal and Language-specific in Speech Perception: The case of Prosody
Field of Research:
Title: Cross Language Speech Perception and Word Recognition
Field of Research:
Title: How the Native Language Shapes Individual Differences in Non-native Perception and Spoken Word Recognition: English vs Spanish Learners of Portuguese
Field of Research: OTHER EDUCATION
Title: The Role of Intergroup Attitudes in Speech Perception
Field of Research:

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