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Dr Benjamin Munson

Dr Benjamin Munson

612/624-3322
Speech Language Hearing Sciences 115 Shevlin 164 Pillsbury

Narrative

Please visit my personal Web page at http://www.tc.umn.edu/~munso005. I update that page much more frequently than I update this one. That page has a current list of publications and presentations and a current CV.


Specialties

  • Speech-sound development in children
  • Childhood speech-sound disorders
  • The influence of social stereotypes on speech perception
  • Speech production
  • Speech perception
  • Experimental methods in speech and language research
  • Children's word learning

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Speech and Hearing Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2000.
  • B.A.: Linguistics, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, 1992.
  • M.A.: Speech-Language Pathology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1997.

Publications

  • The effect of phonological neighborhood density on vowel production: Munson, Benjamin, Solomon, N., Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2004.
  • Variability in /s/ production in children and adults: evidence from dynamic measures of spectral mean: Munson, Benjamin, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2004.
  • Phonological pattern frequency and speech production in children and adults: Munson, Benjamin, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 44 778-792, 2001.
  • Acoustic and perceptual correlates of stress in nonwords produced by children with suspected developmental apraxia of speech and children with phonological impairments: Munson, Benjamin, Bjorum, E. & Windsor, J., Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 46 189-202, 2003.
  • The interaction between vocabulary size and phonotactic probability effects on children’s production accuracy and fluency in nonword repetition: Munson, Benjamin, Edwards, J. & Beckman, M., Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2004.
  • The influence of sexual orientation on vowel production: Munson, Benjamin, Pierrehumbert, J. & Bent, T. & Bradlow, A. & Bailey, J., Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2004.
  • The acoustic correlates of perceived sexual orientation, perceived masculinity, and perceived femininity: Munson, Benjamin, Language and Speech, 2007 . Download
  • Lexical access, lexical representation, and vowel articulation: Munson, Benjamin, Papers in Laboratory Phonology 10, 2007.
  • Acoustic and perceptual bases of judgments of women and men's sexual orientation from read speech.: Munson, Benjamin, Elizabeth McDonald, Nancy DeBoe, Aubrey White, Journal of Phonetics, 34 202-240, 2006.
  • The influence of perceived sexual orientation on fricative identification: Munson, Benjamin, Sarah Jefferson, Elizabeth McDonald, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 119 2427-2437, 2006.
  • The Influence of Vocabulary Size, Phonotactic Probability, and Wordlikeness on Nonword Repetitions of Children with and without Language Impairments: Munson, Benjamin, Jennifer Windsor, Beth Kurtz, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2005.

Research Activities

  • Modeling the Interplay between production dynamics and perception dynamics during phonological acquisition across languages: NSF-Funded research project, 1/1/2008 - 12/31/2010
  • Speech Production in Phonological Impairment: This is a 3-year, NIH-funded project examining the cognitive and linguistic basis of phonological development and disorders in children, June 1, 2003 - May 31, 2006
  • Gender Typicality in Children's Speech: This project examines when and how children learn to express gender through speech, with a particular focus on how this learning interacts with more general aspects of language learning, Ongoing

Professional Activities

  • Member, Speech Communication Technical Committee, Acoustical Society of America: 2002 - 2009
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: 2004 - 2006
  • Faculty Education Advisory Committee: I am the sole CLA member on the FEAC, which advises the OVPR on content and implementation of RCR training programs , 8/31/2006 - Good question!
  • Senate Committee on Equity, Access, and Diversity: Chair, 2008-2009 , 8/31/2007 - 5/31/2010

Awards

  • CLA Student Board Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, 2002 - 2003
  • Editor's Award, Outstanding Research Article in Hearing (awarded to Elizabeth Collison, Benjamin Munson, and Arlene Carney), 2004
  • Award for Early Career Achievements in Research, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Arthur "Red" Motley Teaching Award, 2006
  • McKnight Presidential Fellowship, September, 2006 - August, 2009

Courses Taught

  • SLHS 3305W - Speech Science
  • SLHS 3304 - Phonetics
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