Doctor Michael Tyler

Doctor Michael Tyler

DAP - Psychology: Behavioural Science,
Dean's Unit School of Social Sciences & Psychology

SENIOR LECTURER,
Psychology: Behavioural Science (SSAP)

Biography

The University of Western Sydney has been a magnet in Michael Tyler's career. He first completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Sydney (1993-1995), double-majoring in Psychology and Linguistics, followed by an honours year at the University of Western Sydney (1996, Supervisor: Dr. Kate Stevens). After beginning his PhD in Psychology at the University of New South Wales in 1998, under the supervision of Prof. Denis Burnham, he soon transferred to the University of Western Sydney, where Prof. Burnham had taken up the position of Director of MARCS Auditory Laboratories at http://marcs.uws.edu.au

After completing his PhD he moved to France (Dijon) for a one-year postdoctoral research appointment at the Laboratoire d'Etude de l'Apprentissage et du Développement (CNRS), Université de Bourgogne and then to the Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) for a further 7 months. After nearly two years overseas, the UWS magnet pulled him back again. He returned to MARCS in 2005 to work with Prof. Catherine Best on cross-language speech perception. In 2008 he took up a position as Lecturer in the School of Psychology and he continues to collaborate with his colleagues in MARCS Auditory Laboratories.

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Qualifications

  • BA University of Sydney
  • PhD University of Western Sydney
  • BA University of Western Sydney

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit School of Social Sciences & Psychology
  • Psychology: Behavioural Science (SSAP)

Contact

Email: M.Tyler@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9772 6507
Mobile:
Location: 24.G.37
Bankstown
Website:

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Teaching

Current Teaching Areas

  • 100023 Psychology of Language
  • 101677 Cognitive Processes
  • 101680 Perception
  • 800173 Cognitive Science: Research and Application

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Best, C. and Tyler, M. (2007), 'Nonnative and second-language speech perception', Language Experience in Second Language Speech Learning: In honor of James Emil Flege, John Benjamins 9027219737.
  • Burnham, D., Tyler, M. and Horlyck, S. (2002), 'Period of Speech Perception Development and their Vestiges in Adulthood', An Integrated View of Language Development: Papers in Honour of Henning Wode, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier 3884764888.

Journal Articles

  • Faris, M., Best, C. and Tyler, M. (2016), 'An examination of the different ways that non-native phones may be perceptually assimilated as uncategorized', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 139, no 1 , pp 1 - 5.
  • Johnson, E., Seidl, A. and Tyler, M. (2014), 'The edge factor in early word segmentation : utterance-level prosody enables word form extraction by 6-month-olds', PLoS One, vol 9, no 1 , pp 1 - 14.
  • Tyler, M., Best, C., Goldstein, L. and Antoniou, M. (2014), 'Investigating the role of articulatory organs and perceptual assimilation of native and non-native fricative place contrasts', Developmental Psychobiology, vol 56 , pp 210 - 227.
  • Tyler, M., Best, C., Faber, A. and Levitt, A. (2014), 'Perceptual assimilation and discrimination of non-native vowel contrasts', Phonetica, vol 71, no 1 , pp 4 - 21.
  • Hoch, L., Tyler, M. and Tillmann, B. (2013), 'Regularity of unit length boosts statistical learning in verbal and nonverbal artificial languages', Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, vol 20, no 1 , pp 142 - 147.
  • Stevens, C., Keller, P. and Tyler, M. (2013), 'Tonal language background and detecting pitch contour in spoken and musical items', Psychology of Music, vol 41, no 1 , pp 59 - 74.
  • Morrison, B., Wiggins, M., Bond, N. and Tyler, M. (2013), 'Measuring relative cue strength as a means of validating an inventory of expert offender profiling cues', Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, vol 7, no 2 , pp 211 - 226.
  • Antoniou, M., Best, C. and Tyler, M. (2013), 'Focusing the lens of language experience : perception of Ma?di stops by Greek and English bilinguals and monolinguals', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 133, no 4 , pp 2397 - 2411.
  • Mulak, K., Best, C., Tyler, M., Kitamura, C. and Irwin, J. (2013), 'Development of phonological constancy : 19-month-olds, but not 15-month-olds, identify words in a non-native regional accent', Child Development, vol 84, no 6 , pp 2064 - 2078.
  • McQueen, J., Tyler, M. and Cutler, A. (2012), 'Lexical retuning of children's speech perception : evidence for knowledge about words' component sounds', Language Learning and Development, vol 8, no 4 , pp 317 - 339.
  • Antoniou, M., Tyler, M. and Best, C. (2012), 'Two ways to listen : do L2-dominant bilinguals perceive stop voicing according to language mode?', Journal of Phonetics, vol 40, no 4 , pp 582 - 594.
  • Bundgaard-Nielsen, R., Best, C., Kroos, C. and Tyler, M. (2012), 'Second language learners' vocabulary expansion is associated with improved second language vowel intelligibility', Applied Psycholinguistics, vol 33, no 3 , pp 643 - 664.
  • Bundgaard-Nielsen, R., Best, C. and Tyler, M. (2011), 'Vocabulary size matters: The assimilation of second-language Australian English vowels to first-language Japanese vowel categories', Applied Psycholinguistics, vol 32, no 1 , pp 51 - 67.
  • Bundgaard-Nielsen, R., Best, C. and Tyler, M. (2011), 'Vocabulary size is associated with second-language vowel perception performance in adult learners', Studies in Second Language Acquisition, vol 33, no 3 , pp 433 - 461.
  • Antoniou, M., Best, C., Tyler, M. and Kroos, C. (2011), 'Inter-language interference in VOT production by L2-dominant bilinguals : asymmetries in phonetic code-switching', Journal of Phonetics, vol 39, no 4 , pp 558 - 570.
  • Johnson, E. and Tyler, M. (2010), 'Testing the limits of statistical learning for word segmentation', Developmental Science, vol 13:2, no 2010 , pp 339 - 345.
  • Antoniou, M., Best, C., Tyler, M. and Kroos, C. (2010), 'Language context elicits native-like stop voicing in early bilinguals' productions in both L1 and L2', Journal of Phonetics, vol 38, no 4 , pp 640 - 653.
  • Best, C., Tyler, M., Gooding, T., Orlando, C. and Quann, C. (2009), 'Development of phonological constancy : toddlers' perception of native- and Jamaican-accented words', Psychological Science, vol 20, no 5 , pp 539 - 542.
  • Tyler, M. and Cutler, A. (2009), 'Cross-language differences in cue use for speech segmentation', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 126, no 1 , pp 367 - 376.
  • Tyler, M., Jones, C., Grebennikov, L., Leigh, G., Noble, W. and Burnham, D. (2009), 'Effect of Caption Rate on the Comprehension of Educational Television Programmes by Deaf School Students', Deafness and Education International, vol 11, no 3 , pp 152 - 162.
  • Burnham, D., Leigh, G., Noble, W., Jones, C., Tyler, M., Grebennikov, L. and Varley, A. (2008), 'Parameters in Television Captioning for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Adults: Effects of Caption Rate Versus Text Reduction on Comprehension', Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, vol 13, no 3 , pp 391 - 404.
  • Perruchet, P., Peereman, R. and Tyler, M. (2006), 'Do We Need Algebraic-Like Computations? A reply to Bonatti, Pena, Nespor and Mehler', Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, vol 135, no 2 , pp 322 - 326.
  • Tyler, M. and Burnham, D. (2006), 'Orthographic influences on phoneme deletion response times', The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, vol 59, no 11 , pp 2010 - 2031.
  • Tyler, M., Tyler, L. and Burnham, D. (2005), 'The delayed trigger voice key: An improved analogue voice key for psycholinguistic research', Behavior Research Methods, vol 37, no 1 , pp 139 - 147.
  • Perruchet, P., Tyler, M., Galland, N. and Peereman, R. (2004), 'Learning Nonadjacent Dependencies: No Need for Algebraic-Like Computations', Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, vol 133, no 4 , pp 573 - 583.
  • Tyler, M. (2001), 'Resource consumption as a function of topic knowledge in nonnative and native comprehension', Language Learning, vol 51 , pp 257 - 280.

Conference Papers

  • Faris, M., Best, C. and Tyler, M. (2015), 'The perceptual assimilation of Danish monophthongs and diphthongs by monolingual Australian English speakers', 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..
  • Fenwick, S., Davis, C., Best, C. and Tyler, M. (2015), 'The effect of modality and speaking style on the discrimination of non-native phonological and phonetic contrasts in noise', Joint Conference on Facial Analysis, Animation and Auditory-Visual Speech Processing, Vienna, Austria.
  • Fenwick, S., Best, C. and Tyler, M. (2015), 'Non-native discrimination across speaking style, modality, and phonetic feature', International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Fenwick, S., Best, C. and Tyler, M. (2015), 'Non-native discrimination across speaking style, modality, and phonetic feature', International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, U.K..
  • Tyler, M., Kawase, S. and Antoniou, M. (2014), 'Does immersion experience reduce /r/-/l/ category overlap for Japanese learners of English?', Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Christchurch, N.Z..
  • Peretokina, V., Tyler, M. and Best, C. (2014), 'Influence of phonological, morphological, and prosodic factors on phoneme detection by native and second-language adults', Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Christchurch, N.Z..
  • 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.

Research

Second Language Speech Learning; Cross-Language Speech Perception; Spoken Word Recognition; Statistical Language Learning Developmental and Auditory Psycholinguistics; Research Methodology.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Tyler.

Previous Projects

Title: How do infants segment their first words from continuous speech?
Years: 2005-12-21 - 2007-06-20
ID: P0015006
Western Researchers: Michael Tyler and Catherine Best
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Development of second language phonetic and phonological categories
Years: 2008-01-01 - 2012-09-30
ID: P0015549
Western Researchers: Michael Tyler
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: AHAA! (Analysis of Human Articulate Activities): A Communicative Dynamics Research Facility
Years: 2006-09-01 - 2007-08-31
ID: P0015240
Western Researchers: Catherine Best, Kate Stevens, Michael Tyler, Christian Kroos, Christopher Davis and Denis Burnham
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Dynamic Auditory-Visual Humans
Years: 2007-08-06 - 2008-12-31
ID: P0015758
Western Researchers: Christopher Davis, Denis Burnham, Catherine Best, Roger Dean, Kate Stevens, Jeesun Kim, Christian Kroos, Michael Tyler and Connie So
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney

Supervision

Doctor Tyler is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Title: The Role of Intergroup Attitudes in Speech Perception
Field of Research:
Title: The Effects of Code-Switching on Executive Functioning in Early and Late Bilinguals
Field of Research:
Title: The Effect of Native-Language Attunement on Cross-Language Speech Perception and Second Language Acquisition of Vowels
Field of Research:
Title: The Role of Visual Information on the Perceptual Assimilation of Non-Native Speech
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Title: Nativeness, Dominance and the Flexibility of Listening to Spoken Language
Field of Research: OTHER SOCIETY AND CULTURE; PSYCHOLOGY; LINGUISTICS
Thesis: Nativeness, Dominance and the Flexibility of Listening to Spoken Language

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