Haskins Laboratories

The Science of the Spoken and Written Word

Ignatius Mattingly

Nov. 22, 1927 - Mar. 5, 2004

Speech, Reading and the Linguistic Process:
A conference in honor of Ignatius G. Mattingly

1947, B.A., Yale University, English (Honors)
1959, M.A., Harvard University, Linguistics
1968, Ph.D., Yale University, English


1972-1996, Professor of Linguistics, University of Connecticut
1968-72, Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Connecticut
1967-68, Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Connecticut
1966-67, Lecturer in English, University of Connecticut
1966-2004, Research Staff Member, Haskins Laboratories
1963-64, Guest Researcher, Joint Speech Research Unit, Eastcote, U. K.
1951-66, Analyst, National Security Agency
1950-51, Instructor in English, Yale University
1947-48, Instructor in English, Groton School


Member, Technical Committee on Speech Communication, Acoustical Society of America, 1966-72
Fulbright Research Fellowship, University of Cambridge, England, 1970-1971
Fellow, King’s College, Cambridge, England, 1970-1971
Fellow, Acoustical Society of America, 1983-
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Phonetics, 1995-

Research Interests

Speech synthesis; speech perception; the reading process


Mattingly, I. G. (1966). Synthesis by rule of prosodic features. Language and Speech, 9, 1-13.

Mattingly, I. G., Liberman, A. M., Syrdal, A. K., & Halwes, T. (1971). Discrimination in speech and nonspeech modes. Cognitive Psychology, 2, 131-157.

Mattingly, I. G. (1972). Reading, the linguistic process, and linguistic awareness. In J. F. Kavanagh & I. G. Mattingly (Eds.), Language by ear and by eye: The relationships between speech and reading.(pp. 133-147). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Mattingly, I. G. (1972). Speech cues and sign stimuli. American Scientist, 60, 327-337.

Erickson, D., Mattingly, I. G., & Turvey, M. T. (1977). Phonetic activity in reading: An experiment with Kanji. Language and Speech, 20, 384-403.

Liberman, A. M. & Mattingly, I. G. (1985). The motor theory of speech perception revised. Cognition, 21, 1-36.

Mattingly, I. G. (1990). The global character of phonetic gestures. Journal of Phonetics, 18, 445-452.

Mattingly, I. G. (1991). Reading and the biological function of linguistic representation. In I. G. Mattingly & M. Studdert-Kennedy (Eds.), Modularity and the Motor Theory of Speech Perception (pp. 339-346). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.