Kateřina Chládková

Kateřina Chládková, M.A., Ph.D.

Adresa

Fonetický ústav
Hlavní budova FF UK, nám. Jana Palacha 2
Místnost č. 13

CurriculumPublicationsProjects

Education

2014 – Universiteit van Amsterdam, Faculty of Humanities, PhD
2009 – Universiteit van Amsterdam, Faculty of Humanities, MA in General linguistics
2008 – Palacky University in Olomouc, Faculty of Arts, BA in English and Dutch philology

Employment

since 07/2018 researcher – Institute of Phonetics, Centre for the Study of Mankind and Society, Faculty of Arts, Charles University
since 07/2018 researcher – Institute of Psychology, Czech Academy of Sciences
03/2016 – 05/2018 post-doc – Institute of Psychology, Universität Leipzig (Germany)
od 11/2014 guest researcher – Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication, Universiteit van Amsterdam
11/2013 – 11/2014 post-doc, vědecká pracovnice – Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication, Universiteit van Amsterdam
09/2009 – 09/2013 PhD candidate – Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Research Interests

I work on the cognitive processing of speech and language with focus on speech sound learning and category formation in adults and infants. I am interested in all areas of laboratory phonology and phonetics in general. My current project aims to describe the development al trajectory of various types of vowel contrasts in Czech-learning infants, assessing the effects of pre-natal exposure in newborns and the effects of talker accent on speech sound learning in older infants. I use behavioural (e.g. looking paradigms), neurophysiological (ERPs) and computational methods (neural networks).

Peer-reviewed papers

Mulak, K., Bonn, C.D., Chládková, K., Aslin, R.N., & Escudero, P. (2017). Indexical and linguistic processing by 12-month olds: Discrimination of speaker, accent and vowel differences. PLoS One. doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0176762

Tuninetti, A., Chládková, K., Peter, V., Schiller, N.O., & Escudero, P. (2017). When speaker identity is unavoidable: Neural processing of speaker identity cues in natural speech. Brain and Language,174, 42–49. link

Chládková, K., Podlipský, V.J., & Chionidou, A. (2017). Perceptual adaptation of vowels generalizes across the phonology and doesn’t require local context. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43, 414–427. doi: https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/xhp0000333

Kriengwatana, B., Terry, J., Chládková, K., & Escudero, P. (2016). Speaker and accent variation are handled differently: Evidence in native and non-native listeners. PLoS One. 11(6): e0156870. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0156870

Chládková, K., Hamann, S., Williams, D., & Hellmuth, S. (2016). F2 slope as a perceptual cue for the front-back contrast in Standard Southern British English. Language and Speech, 1–22. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0023830916650991

Chládková, K., Escudero, P., & Lipski, S. (2015). When “AA” is long but “A” is not short: speakers who distinguish short and long vowels in production do not necessarily encode a short-long contrast in their phonological lexicon. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:438. doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00438

Chládková, K., Escudero, P., & Lipski, S. (2013). Pre-attentive sensitivity to vowel duration reveals native phonology and predicts learning of second-language sounds. Brain and Language, 126: 243-252. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2013.05.020

Boersma, P., & Chládková, K. (2013). Detecting categorical perception in continuous discrimination data. Speech Communication, 55: 33-39. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.specom.2012.05.003

Šimáčková, Š., Podlipský, V.J., & Chládková, K. (2012). Czech spoken in Bohemia and Moravia. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 42: 225-232. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025100312000102

Chládková, K., & Escudero, P. (2012). Comparing vowel perception and production in Spanish and Portuguese: European versus Latin American dialects. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 131: EL119-EL125. https://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.3674991

Chládková, K., & Podlipský, V.J. (2011). Native dialect matters: Perceptual assimilation of Dutch vowels by Czech listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130: EL186-EL192. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.3629135

Chládková, K., Escudero, P., & Boersma, P. (2011). Context-specific acoustic differences between Peruvian and Iberian Spanish vowels. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130: 416-428. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.3592242

Escudero, P., & Chládková, K. (2010). Spanish listeners’ perception of American and Southern British English vowels: Different initial stages for L2 development. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 128: EL254-EL260. https://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.3488794

Conference papers and other articles

Chládková, K., Boersma, P. Benders, T. (2015). The perceptual basis of the feature vowel height. Proceedings of ICPhS XVIII 2015, Glasgow, article 711.

Dadwani, R., Peter, V., Chládková, K., Geambașu, A., Escudero, P. (2015). Adult listeners’ processing of indexical versus linguistic differences in a pre-attentive discrimination paradigm. Proceedings of ICPhS XVIII 2015, Glasgow, article 829.

Podlipský, V.J, Šimáčková, Š., & Chládková, K. (2013). Imitation interacts with one’s second-language phonology but it does not operate cross-linguistically. Proceedings of Interspeech 2013, Lyon, France.

Chládková, K., & Hamann, S. (2011). High vowels in Standard British English: /u/-fronting does not result in merger. Proceedings of ICPhS XVII 2011, Hong Kong, pp 476-479.

ter Schure, S., Chládková, K., & van Leussen, J.-W. (2011). Comparing identification of artificial and natural vowels. Proceedings of ICPhS XVII 2011, Hong Kong, pp 1770-1773.

Boersma, P., & Chládková, K. (2011). Asymmetries between speech perception and production reveal phonological structure. Proceedings of ICPhS XVII 2011, Hong Kong, pp 328-331.

Boersma, P., & Chládková, K. (2010). Detecting categorical perception in continuous discrimination data. Proceedings of Interspeech 2010. Chiba, Japan.

Chládková, K., Boersma, P., & Podlipský, V.J. (2009). On-line formant shifting as a function of F0. Proceedings of Interspeech 2009. Brighton, UK.

Invited talks (in English)

2013: Tracing phonological vowel length across languages through pre-attentive auditory responses to vowel duration differences: an ERP study, Language and Cognition Group, Universiteit Leiden

2011: Investigating the perceptual basis of phonological features, Phonology Seminar, University of California Los Angeles

2011: Perception of speech sound structure, Katedra anglistiky a amerikanistiky, Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci

2018 – 2020: Acquiring a quantity language: infants’ input and perceptual processing of vowel length (Principal Investigator)

2018 – 2020: The effect of talker accent on speech sound learning in infants (Principal Investigator, Czech Science Foundation)

2016 – 2018: Piecing auditory cues together: how we learn to integrate cues in speech perception (individual post-doctoral fellowship Rubicon, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research)

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