Computational phonetician, psycholinguist, phonologist
PhD, Linguistics; University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC)
Thesis title: Attention and Salience in Lexically-Guided Perceptual Learning
Advisor: Molly Babel
BA, Linguistics; University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
Honors Thesis Advisor: Ellen Kaisse
Postdoctoral Fellow; McGill University, Department of Linguistics
Supervisors: Morgan Sonderegger and Michael Wagner
Research Assistant; University of British Columbia, Department of Linguistics
Supervisor: Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson
Mitacs Accelerate Fellow; Malaspina Labs Inc.
Supervisor: Alex Escott
Research Assistant; University of British Columbia, Department of Linguistics
Supervisors: Gunnar Hansson and Douglas Pulleyblank
Vietnamese forced aligner; University of Ottawa, Department of Linguistics
Principle investigator: Marc Brunelle
3D face database analysis and animation; University of British Columbia, Departments of Linguistics and Psychology
Pricinple investigators: Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson and Janet Werker
Database development and management; Zabaan Language Institute
Four Year Doctoral Fellowship; University of British Columbia
International Speech Communication Association Grant; 13th Conference of the International Speech Communication Association
Linguistic Institute Fellowship; Linguistic Society of America.
McAuliffe, M., Babel, M. Stimulus-directed attention attenuates lexically-guided perceptual learning. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140 (3), 1727-1738.
Hall, K. C., Allen, C., Fairburn, T., Fry, M., McAuliffe, M., McMullin, K. Measuring Perceived Morphological Relatedness. Canadian Journal of Linguistics / La Revue canadienne de linguistique, 61 (1), 31-67.
Babel, M., McAuliffe, M., Haber, G. Can mergers-in-progress be unmerged in speech accommodation? Frontiers in Psychology, 4.
McAuliffe, M., Stengel-Eskin, E., Socolof, M., and Sonderegger, M. Polyglot and Speech Corpus Tools: a system for representing, integrating, and querying speech corpora.
McAuliffe, M., Socolof, M., Mihuc, S., Wagner, M., Sonderegger, M. Montreal Forced Aligner: trainable text-speech alignment using Kaldi.
Wagner, M., McAuliffe, M. Three Dimensions of Sentence Prosody and their (Non-)Interactions.
McAuliffe, M., Babel, M., Vaughn, C. Do listeners learn better from natural speech? In Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the International Speech Communication Association.
McAuliffe, M., Babel, M. Attention, word position, and perceptual learning. In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress on the Phonetic Sciences. London: International Phonetic Association.
Babel, M., McAuliffe, M., Narayan, C. Linguistic effects on talker discrimination: The effect of semantic cohesion. In Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Laboratory Phonology.
McAuliffe, M., Babel, M. Predictability Affects Vowel Dispersion and Dynamics in the Buckeye Corpus. In Proceedings of the 13th Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, 1398-1401.
Sonderegger M., McAuliffe, M., Bang, H-Y. Segmental influences on F0: cross-linguistic and interspeaker variability of phonetic precursors. Presented at the 4th Workshop on Sound Change, Edinburgh, UK.
Sonderegger, M., McAuliffe, M., Bozic, J., Bruno, C., Cowley, S., Jiang, B., Lamontagne, J., Schwarz, M., Su, J. Laryngeal timing across seven languages: phonetic data and their relationship to phonological features. Presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Austin, USA.
Babel, M., McAuliffe, M., Lawler, Z., Norton, C. Category typicality in perceptual learning. Presented at the 15th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, Ithaca, USA.
Cruz-Pavía, I., Gervain, J., McAuliffe, M., Vatikiotis-Bateson, E. Chunking the phrase: Acoustic and facial movement cues to word order in Infant- and Adult- Directed Speech. Presented at the 2016 International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, USA.
McAuliffe, M., Sonderegger, M., Wagner, M. A system for unified corpus analysis, applied to polysyllabic shortening across 12 languages. Presented at Montreal- Ottawa-Laval-Toronto Phonology Workshop 2016, Ottawa, Canada.
Cruz-Pavía, I., McAuliffe, M., Werker, J. F., Gervain, J., Vatikiotis-Bateson, E. Visual Cues to Phrase Segmentation and the Acquisition of Word Order. Poster presented at FAAVSP - The 1st Joint Conference on Facial Analysis, Animation and Auditory-Visual Speech Processing, Vienna, Austria.
Hall, K. C., Allen, B., Fry, M., Mackie, S., McAuliffe, M. Calculating functional load with pronunciation variants. Presented at the Modeling variability in speech workshop, Stuttgart, Germany.
McAuliffe, M., Babel, M. High variability contexts inhibit lexically-guided perceptual learning – or do they? Poster presented at the Modeling variability in speech workshop, Stuttgart, Germany.
Babel, M., McAuliffe, M., McGuire, G. Spectral similarity and listener judgments of phonetic accommodation. Presented at the Workshop on Interpersonal coordination and phonetic convergence, Cologne, Germany.
Mackie, S., Hall, K. C., Allen, B., Fry, M., McAuliffe, M. Phonological CorpusTools: A free, opensource tool for phonological analysis. Presented at the 14th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, Tokyo, Japan.
McAuliffe, M., Babel, M. Toward a holistic measure of reduction in spontaneous speech. Presented at the 14th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, Tokyo, Japan.
McAuliffe, M. Sources of lexical statistics affect model performance. Presented at the 29th Northwest Linguistics Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
McAuliffe, M. Workshop on speech synethesis using STRAIGHT. Workshop at University of Connecticut, February 23-24, 2017. Materials available at https://memcauliffe.com/straight_workshop/.
McAuliffe, M. Dual nature of perceptual learning: Robustness and specificity. Colloquium at the McGill University Department of Linguistics, September 23, 2016.
McAuliffe, M., Sonderegger, M. Speech Corpus Tools: an application for easier analysis of large speech corpora. Presented at the Tools for Big Data in Laboratory Phonology, July 13, 2016. Materials available at http://speech-corpus-tools.readthedocs.io/en/latest/tutorial/tutorial.html.
McAuliffe, M., Sonderegger, M. Easier speech corpus analysis: A practical introduction to Montreal Corpus Tools (including Speech Corpus Tools). Scottish Graduate School of Social Science; University of Glasgow, April 28, 2016.
McAuliffe, M. Hacking mixed models without hacking p-values. Presented at the University of Ottawa Department of Linguistics, March 29, 2016. Materials available at https://memcauliffe.com/workshops/statistics/032816/.
McAuliffe, M. Statistical phonological analysis in corpora using Phonological Corpus Tools. Presented at Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music; McGill University, October 2, 2015.
Department of Linguistics at McGill Univeristy
Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia
PolyGlotDB: Linguistic data store and query interface in Python.
Montreal Forced Aligner: Forced alignment software built on top of Kaldi.
python-acoustic-similarity: Python package for calculating acoustic and auditory measures and comparing waveforms.
python-praat-scripts: Python package for calling Praat scripts.
python-BLICK: Python port of Bruce Hayes’ BLICK for calculating phonotatic probability in English.
Regular contributer to:
Phonological CorpusTools: Computer application for calculating quantitative phonological measures from corpora.
linguistic-analysis-resources: A collection of tutorials and information for technical aspects of linguistic research.
Minor contribution of bugfixes and improvements to Menpo, Menpo3d, Py2neo and textgrid.
Department of Linguistics, McGill University
1085 Dr. Penfield, Room 111 Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A7
Last updated April 20, 2017