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Cognitive Science Colloquium Series

Date: 02/28/13
Time: 4:00
Audience: Public
Sponsored By: CAS, Psy Chi, Undergraduate Psychology Association, Dept. of Psychology
Location: LC 104
Contact: Navin Viswanathan, x2380,
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Dr. Jennifer Pardo (Montclair State University) "How did I pick up that accent? Phonetic convergence in spoken communication" Have you ever wondered why certain people just appear to pick up accents wherever they go? Dr. Pardo will discuss this phenomenon, called phonetic convergence, by which speakers productions start to resemble specific characteristics of speech from their linguistic surroundings.