Speech Research Laboratory

Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
University of Arizona



What's new...

New book chapter:

-B. Story and K. Bunton, (2013) "Simulation and identification of vowels based on a time-varying model of the vocal tract area function" in Vowel Inherent Spectral Change, G.S. Morrison and P.F. Assmann, Eds, Springer, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-14209-3

Posters presented at the 2012 Motor Speech Conference (29 Feb to 04 Mar):

-B. Story and H. Vorperian, "A model of vocal tract growth and acoustic characteristics of vowels"

-K. Bunton and B. Story, "Relation of constriction location, formant transitions, and consonant identification based on VCVs simulated with a child-like model of speech production"

Research in Infant Speech Development


About SRL

Welcome to the homepage of the Speech Research Lab (SRL) at the University of Arizona. Research activities at the SRL are focused on the following areas:

-Speech acoustics and articulation

-Acoustic Phonetics

-Volumetric imaging of the vocal tract

-Speech Simulation/Synthesis

-Respiratory kinematics of speaking and swallowing

-Aeromechanical measures of velopharyngeal function


Brad H. Story, PhD., Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.

Kate Bunton, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.

Jeannette D. Hoit, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.



Graduate Students

         Ph.D.: Rosemary Lester, Kathy Carbonell

         M.S.: Caety Chong


         Brian Monson, Ph.D. 2011. Dissertation: "High frequency energy in singing and speech"

         Robin Samlan, Ph.D. 2012. Dissertation: "Kinematic modeling of asymmetric vocal fold vibration"

         Amanda Moody, Sarah Wickert, MS 2012.

         Christine Williams, MS 2013.


For questions about research: bstory @ email.arizona.edu
Postal Address: Rm 307, Dept of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences,
1131, E. 2nd St., University of Arizona, Tucson,AZ, 85721-0071.
Phone: 520-621-2195