Steven Lulich

Steven Lulich

Assistant Professor, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Research interests

  • Speech production and modeling
  • 3D/4D ultrasound imaging techniques
  • Speech breathing, laryngeal function, articulation, acoustics, and aerodynamics

About Steven Lulich

I am interested in how anatomy, articulation, acoustics, and aerodynamics in speech production intersect with and influence both each other and the phonological systems of human languages. My research seeks to approach cross-linguistic theoretical issues in child phonological acquisition, adult phonology/phonetics, and phonological speech disorders with a strong experimental and modeling focus. To that end, my laboratory has pioneered 3D/4D ultrasound as an every-day imaging modality in speech/phonetics research, and is further equipped to carry out a broad variety of studies involving speech breathing, laryngeal function, articulation, acoustics, and aerodynamics.

Selected publications

Steven M. Lulich, Sherman Charles & Benjamin Lulich (2017) The relation between tongue shape and pitch in clarinet playing using ultrasound measurements. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 141(3):1759-1768.

Steven M. Lulich & Harish Arsikere (2015) Tracheobronchial soft tissue and cartilage resonances in the subglottal acoustic input impedance. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 137(6):3436-3446.

John R. Morton, Mitchell S. Sommers & Steven M. Lulich (2015) The effect of exposure to a single vowel on talker normalization for vowels. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 137(3):1443-1451.