My name is Seung Suk Lee (이승석 [i.sɨŋ.sʌk]), and I also go by Josh.
I'm a fifth year PhD student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
I am interested in how we perceive sounds categorically from the varying input signal, and also in the relations between the linguistic representation and learning.
In particular, I am interested in how the segmental realization is conditioned by the prosodic structure and how humans might learn this interdependency from the acoustic signal.
I mostly focus on Korean but I also have worked on other languages such as Hakha Chin and Luganda.
Lee, S. S. To appear. Detecting Accentual Phrase boundaries in Seoul Korean using tonal and segmental cues. Proceedings of the 20th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic. [pdf]
Hughes, C., Lee, S. S., Farinella, A., and Yu, K. M. To appear. Detecting Accentual Phrase boundaries in Seoul Korean using tonal and segmental cues. Proceedings of the 20th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic. [pdf]
Lee, S. S., Hughes, C., Farinella, A., and Pater, J. To appear. “Learning Stress with Feet and Grids: Annual Meeting on Phonology”. In Noah Elkins, Bruce Hayes, Jinyoung Jo and Jian-Leat Siah (eds.), Supplemental Proceedings of the 2022 Annual Meeting on Phonology. Washington, DC: Linguistic Society of America. [pdf]
Darcy, I., Rocca, B., Hancock, Z., and Lee, S. S. 2020. Do individual differences in stress perception and in selective attention relate to improvements in spontaneous speech? Fremdsprachen Lehren und Lernen (FLuL), 49(2): 28-45. doi:10.2357/FLuL-2020-0017 [link]
Lee, S. S. and Berkson, K. 2019. Speech-rate effects in a 3-category language: Evidence from Hakha Chin. Indiana Working Papers in South Asian Languages and Cultures, 1(1). [link]