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forthcoming/submitted


Darcy, I., Park, H., & Yang, C.-L. (submitted). Individual differences in L2 acquisition of English phonology: the relation between cognitive abilities and phonological processing.

Schaefer, V. & Darcy, I. (under review). Functional prominence of lexically-contrastive pitch in L1 shapes cross-linguistic perception of Thai tones.

Gordon, J. & Darcy, I. (submitted). Pronunciation instruction and comprehensibility: Effects of explicit pronunciation instruction on segmentals and suprasegmentals.

Williams, J., Darcy, I., & Newman, S. (submitted). Fingerspelling and Orthography: Lexical Organization in Deaf Signers

Williams, J., Darcy, I., & Newman, S. (submitted). Lexical Networks of Fingerspelling and Print: Insights from L2 Learners of American Sign Language and Deaf Signers

Sicola, L. & Darcy, I. (under review). Integrating Pronunciation into the Language Classroom. In M. Reed & J. Levis (Eds.), Handbook of English Pronunciation.


2014
Holliday, J. J. (2014). The perceptual assimilation of Korean obstruents by native Mandarin listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135 (3),1585-595.

Darcy, I., & Feldhausen, I. (2014). Französisch [French]. In M. Krifka, J. Blaszczak, A. Leßmöllmann, A. Meinunger, B. Stiebels, R. Tracy & H. Truckenbrodt (Eds.), Das mehrsprachige Klassenzimmer [The multilingual classroom] (pp. 321-346). Berlin: Springer.

Darcy, I., Mora, Joan C., and Daidone, D. (2014). Attention control and inhibition influence phonological development in a second language. Concordia Working Papers in Applied Linguistics, Volume 5, March 2014, pp 115-129

Schaefer, V. and Darcy, I. (2014). Pitch prominence matters: Perception of Thai tones by Seoul Korean and Kyungsang Korean speakers. Concordia Working Papers in Applied Linguistics, Volume 5, March 2014, pp 597-611

Schaefer, V. & Darcy, I. (2014). Typological differences in L1 pitch shape naive perception of Thai tones. In Selected Proceedings of the 2012 Second Language Research Forum, ed. Ryan T. Miller, Katherine I. Martin, Chelsea M. Eddington, Ashlie Henery, Nausica Marcos Miguel, Alison Tseng, Alba Tuninetti, and Daniel Walter, Cascadilla Proceedings Project. [Uncorrected proofs]

Daidone, D., & Darcy, I. (2014). Quierro Comprar una Guitara: Lexical Encoding of the Tap and Trill by L2 Learners of Spanish. In Selected Proceedings of the 2012 Second Language Research Forum, ed. Ryan T. Miller, Katherine I. Martin, Chelsea M. Eddington, Ashlie Henery, Nausica Marcos Miguel, Alison Tseng, Alba Tuninetti, and Daniel Walter, Cascadilla Proceedings Project. [Uncorrected proofs]

Kojima, C., & Darcy, I. (2014). Learners' Proficiency and Lexical Encoding of the Geminate / Non-geminate Contrast in Japanese. In Selected Proceedings of the 2012 Second Language Research Forum, ed. Ryan T. Miller, Katherine I. Martin, Chelsea M. Eddington, Ashlie Henery, Nausica Marcos Miguel, Alison Tseng, Alba Tuninetti, and Daniel Walter, Cascadilla Proceedings Project. [Uncorrected proofs]

2013
Darcy, I., Daidone, D., & Kojima, C. (2013). Asymmetric lexical access and fuzzy lexical representations in second language learners. The Mental Lexicon, 8(3), 372-420.

Gordon, J., Darcy, I., & Ewert, D. (2013). Pronunciation teaching and learning: Effects of explicit phonetic instruction in the L2 classroom. In J. Levis & K. LeVelle (Eds.). Proceedings of the 4th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference. Aug. 2012. (pp. 194-206). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

2012
Darcy, I., Ewert, D. and Lidster, R. (2012) Bringing pronunciation instruction back into the classroom: An ESL Teachers' pronunciation "toolbox". In J. Levis & K. LeVelle (Eds.). Proceedings of the 3rd Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, Sept. 2011. (pp. 93-108). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Darcy, I., and Krüger, F. (2012). Vowel perception and production in Turkish children acquiring L2 German. Journal of Phonetics, 40, 568-581

Darcy, I., Dekydtspotter, L., Sprouse, R., Glover, J., Kaden, C., McGuire, M., and Scott, J. (2012). Direct Mapping of Acoustics to Phonology: On the lexical encoding of front round vowels in L1 English-L2 French acquisition. Second Language Research, 28, 5-40.
2010
Truckenbrodt, H., & Darcy, I. (2010). Object clauses, movement, and phrasal stress. In L. Rochman & N. Erteschik-Shir (Eds.), The sound patterns of syntax (pp. 189-216). Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press
2009
Darcy, I., Ramus, F., Christophe, A., Kinzler, K., & Dupoux, E. (2009). Phonological knowledge in compensation for native and non-native assimilation. In F. Kügler, C. Féry & R. van de Vijver (Eds.), Variation and Gradience in Phonetics and Phonology (pp. 265-309). Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Teichmann, M., Darcy, I., Bachoud-Lévi, A.-C., & Dupoux, E. (2009). The role of the striatum in phonological processing. Evidence from early stages of Huntington's disease. Cortex, 45(7), 839-849.

Bartels, S., Darcy, I., & Höhle, B. (2009). Schwa Syllables Facilitate Word Segmentation for 9-month-old German-learning Infants. In J. Chandlee et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Vol. 1, pp. 73-84). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

2008
Darcy, I. (2008). Representation of Phonological Alternations in a First and a Second Language: A Preliminary Report. In M. Bowles et al. (Eds.), Selected Proceedings of the 2007 Second Language Research Forum (pp. 171-186). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

2007
Darcy, I., & Kügler, F. (2007). Phonological context effects for voicing and devoicing in French. In J. Trouvain & W. J. Barry (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (pp. 1257-1260). Saarbrücken.

Darcy, I., Peperkamp, S., & Dupoux, E. (2007). Bilinguals play by the rules. Perceptual compensation for assimilation in late L2-learners. In J. Cole & J. I. Hualde (Eds.), Laboratory Phonology 9 (pp. 411-442). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.



Conference Presentations


Research presentations (slides/handouts on request if not available here)


Darcy, I. (2013, October). Fuzzy Lexical Representations in a Second Language. Second Language Colloquium, Department of Second Language Studies.

Holliday, J. J. (2013, October). Initial reliance on orthography may hinder accurate L2 production in the long-term. Paper to be presented to the Second Language Research Forum, Provo, UT.

Holliday, J. J. (2013, August). Unexpected accents: Probing the relationship between non-native perception and novice L2. Talk given at Interspeech 2013 Satellite Workshop on Phonetics, Phonology and Language Contact (PPLC 13). Paris, France. August 21, 2013.

Showalter, C. (2013, August). Native English speakers learning Arabic: The influence of novel orthographic information on second language phonological acquisition. Paper presented to the EUROSLA 2013 Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Mora, J.C. & Darcy, I. (2013, August). Inhibition and Phonological Processing in a Second Languag. Paper presented to the EUROSLA 2013 Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Darcy, I., Mora, J.C. & Daidone, D. (2013, May). Phonological Attention Control, Inhibition, and Second Language Speech Learning. Paper presented to the New Sounds 2013 Conference, Montreal, Canada.
Here is a zipped folder containing a couple of audio files we used in the Attention Control Task: Audiofiles_DarcyMoraDaidone_NewSounds2013.zip

Schaefer, V. & Darcy, I. (2013, May). Cross-linguistic perception of Thai tones is shaped by the functional prominence of lexically-contrastive pitch in L1. Paper presented to the New Sounds 2013 Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Garcia-Amaya, L. & Darcy, I. (2013, March). Attention Control in a Study-Abroad context: Longitudinal data from L2 learners of Spanish. Paper presented to AAAL, Dallas, TX.

Darcy, I., Daidone, D., & Kojima, C. (2012, October) Asymmetric Lexical Access in Second Language Learners. Poster presented to the Eighth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Montreal, Canada.

Schaefer, V. & Darcy, I. (2012, October). Cross-linguistic perception of Thai tones. Paper presented to the Second Language Research Forum, Pittsburgh, PA.

Kojima, C. & Darcy, I. (2012, October). Learners' Proficiency and Lexical Encoding of the Geminate / Non-geminate Contrast in Japanese. Paper presented to the Second Language Research Forum, Pittsburgh, PA.

Daidone, D. & Darcy, I. (2012, October). Quierro comprar una guitara: Lexical encoding of /r/ vs. /rr/ by L2 learners of Spanish. Paper presented to the Second Language Research Forum, Pittsburgh, PA.

Gordon, J., Darcy, I., & Ewert, D. (2012, August). Pronunciation Teaching and Learning: Effects of Explicit Phonetic Instruction in the L2 Classroom. Poster presented to the 4th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Schaefer, V. & Darcy, I. (2012, July). Cross-linguistic perception of Thai tones. Poster presented to the 13th Conference on Laboratory Phonology. Stuttgart, Germany

Darcy, I., Dekydtspotter, L., Sprouse, R. A., Daidone, D., Kaden, C., Krüger, F., & Scott, J. H. G. (2012, April). Asymmetric development in lexical encoding of L1-English L2-German Front Rounded Vowels. Paper presented to the 18th Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference, Bloomington, IN.

Gordon, J. & Darcy, I. (2012, March). The development of comprehensible speech in L2 learners. Effects of explicit pronunciation instruction on segmentals and suprasegmentals. Paper presented to AAAL, Boston, MA.

Darcy, I., Park, H., Yang, C.-L., and Gleiser, A. (2012, March). Individual differences in the development of L2 phonological processing: The contribution of cognitive abilities and executive function. Poster presented to the 1st Conference on Sources of Individual Linguistic Differences. Ottawa, Canada.

Darcy, I., Ewert, D. & Lidster, R. (2011, September). Bringing pronunciation instruction back into the classroom. Paper presented to the 3d Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, Ames, IA.

Darcy, I., Park, H. & Yang, C-L. (2011, October). Underlying sources of individual differences: Cognitive abilities in L2 phonological development. Paper presented to the Second Language Research Forum, Ames, IA.

Park, H., Darcy, I. & Yang, C-L. (2011, May). Underlying sources of individual differences: Cognitive abilities in L2 phonological development. Poster presented to the 161st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Seattle, WA.

Darcy, I. & Krüger, F. (2010, July). Vowel perception and production in Turkish children acquiring L2 German. Poster presented to the 11th Conference on Laboratory Phonology. Albuquerque, NM.

Darcy, I., Dekydtspotter, L., Sprouse, R. A., Glover, J., Kaden, C., McGuire, M., Schaefer, V. & Scott, J. H. G. (2009, November). The contours of lexico-phonological dissociation in English-French interlanguage. Poster presented to the 34th Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA.

Darcy, I., Dekydtspotter, L., Sprouse, R. A., Glover, J., Kaden, C., McGuire, M., Schaefer, V. & Scott, J. H. G. (2009, October). Lexical encoding of new phonological categories: An English-French interlanguage lexico-phonological study. Paper presented to the Second Language Research Forum, East Lansing, MI.

Rose, M. & Darcy, I. (2009, October). Cross-language identification of Spanish consonants in English. Paper presented to the Second Language Research Forum, East Lansing, MI.

Darcy, I., Dekydtspotter, L., Sprouse, R. A., Glover, J., Kaden, C., McGuire, M., Schaefer, V. & Scott, J. H. G. (2009, May). Category formation and lexical encoding of a new contrast. Poster presented to The Acoustical Society of America's 2nd Special Workshop on Speech: Cross-language speech perception and variation in linguistic experience. Portland, OR.

Miller, J. D., Sillings, R., Watson, C. S., Darcy, I., & Bardovi-Harlig, K. (2009, May). Experience with computerized speech-perception training (SPATS-ESL) for speakers of other languages learning English. Paper presented to The Acoustical Society of America's 2nd Special Workshop on Speech: Cross-language speech perception and variation in linguistic experience. Portland, OR.

Park, H., De Jong, K., & Darcy, I. (2008, November). The amount of information needed for listeners to detect a foreign accent. Poster presented to the 156th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Miami, FL.
Note: this paper was selected by the Acoustical Society of America World Wide Press Room to be presented to the public because of its particular relevance for the general interest. The lay-language version is available under http://www.acoustics.org/press/156th/park.html

Bartels, S., Darcy, I. & Höhle, B. (2008, October) Schwa syllables facilitate word segmentation for 9-month-old German-learning infants. Paper presented to the 33rd Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA.

Miller, J. D., Sillings, R., Watson, C. S., Darcy, I., & Bardovi-Harlig, K. (2008, June-July). Computerized assessment and training of the perception of American English (AE) speech sounds by adult learners of English. Poster presented to ACOUSTICS 2008, Paris, France

Darcy, I. (2008, June) Acquisition of the context-dependant [ç]-[x] alternation at 9 and 13 months in German infants. Poster presented to the Child Phonology Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Darcy, I. (2007, October). Representation of phonological alternations in a first and a second language. Poster presented to the Mid-Continental Workshop On Phonology (McWOP) Conference, Columbus, OH.

Darcy, I. (2007, October). Representation of phonological alternations in a first and a second language. Poster presented to the Second Language Research Forum, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Bartels, S., Darcy, I. & Höhle, B. (2007, August). Do German 9-month-olds use schwa-syllables as a cue to word endings? Paper presented to the British Psychological Society Developmental Section Conference, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom.

Darcy, I. & Kügler, F. (2007, August). Phonological context effects for voicing and devoicing in French. Poster presented to the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Saarbrücken, Germany.

Darcy, I. (2006, October). Evidence for specific prelexical phonological processing in compensation for assimilation. Paper presented to the Phonetics & Phonology 3 Conference, Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung IMS, Stuttgart, Germany.

Szenkovits, G., Darma, L., Darcy, I. & Ramus, F. (2006, June). Phonological grammar in developmental dyslexia. Poster presented to the 10th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, Paris, France

Teichmann, M., Darcy, I., Dupoux, E. & Bachoud-Lévi, A.-C. (2006, January). The role of the striatum in phonological processing. Evidence from early stages of Huntington's disease. Poster presented to the Twenty-fourth European workshop on cognitive neuropsychology, Bressanone, Italy

Darcy, I., Dupoux, E. & Peperkamp, S. (2005, September). Bilinguals play by the rules: perceptual compensation for assimilation in late L2-learners. Paper presented to the 2nd MAP Workshop, Potsdam, Germany

Darcy, I. (2004, June). Perceptual learning and plasticity in L2-learners: building a new system for phonological processes. Paper presented to the 9th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Darcy, I. & Dupoux, E. (2003, June). Compensation for phonological variations and acquisition of phonological rules : monolingual and bilingual results. Paper presented to the 5th annual meeting GDR Phonologie, Montpellier, France

Darcy, I. (2002, October). La compensation des variations phonologiques dans le langage parlé : résultats mono- et bilingues. Poster presented to the Journée du Réseau de Sciences Cognitives d'Ile de France, Paris, France

Darcy, I. (2002, May). Crosslinguistic study of compensation for phonological variation. Poster presented to the 10th Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester, United Kingdom

Darcy, I. (2002, April). Online processing of phonological variation in speech comprehension: The case of assimilation. Poster presented to the ISCA Workshop on Temporal Integration in the Perception of Speech, Aix-en-Provence, France (http://www.lpl.univ-aix.fr/~tips/)
Invited lectures and colloquia (slides/handouts on request)


Darcy, I. (2011, June). Vowel perception and production in Turkish children acquiring L2 German. IDEA Zentrum, Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany)

Darcy, I. (2011, March). Individual differences in acquisition of second language Phonology. Department of Linguistics, University of Utah

Darcy, I. (2010, October). Individual differences in acquisition of second language Phonology. Speech and Hearing Science Colloquium, Indiana University Bloomington

Darcy, I. (2008, December). Acquisition of new phonemic categories and the establishment of lexical contrasts. Laboratoire Parole et Langage, Aix-en-Provence, France.

Darcy, I. (2008, March). Nature and scope of phonological knowledge in a first and a second language. Insight from phonological alternations. Indiana University Linguistics Club Colloquium Series, 28, 2008.

Darcy, I. (2006, December). Evidence for specific prelexical phonological processing in compensation for assimilation. Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung IMS, University of Stuttgart, Germany.

Darcy, I. (2006, February) Bilinguals play by the rules: perceptual compensation for assimilation in late L2-learners. Linguistics Colloquium, University of Köln, Germany.

Darcy, I. (2004, May). Règles phonologiques et maladie de Huntington. Hopital Henri Mondor, Service de Neurologie, Professeur A.C. Bachoud-Levi, Créteil, France.

Darcy, I. (2003, November). La compétence phonologique: concepts centraux de la phonologie et approches psycholinguistiques. Département d'études cognitives, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France.

Darcy, I. (2002, February). Compensation for phonological variation: monolingual and bilingual results. Department of Linguistics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA.

Darcy, I. (2002, February) Compensation for variations in spoken language: do phonological rules play a role? Department of Linguistic and Cognitive Science, Brown University, Providence, USA.

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