Douglas Whalen, Vice President of Research

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Professor (Adjunct) of Linguistics
300 George St Suite 900, New Haven, CT 06511-6624
203 865-6163 x 234


Ph.D., Yale University, 1982 (Linguistics)
M.Phil., Yale University, 1979 (Linguistics)
M.A., Yale University, 1978 (Linguistics)
B.A., Rice University (cum laude), 1976

Representative Publications

Whalen, D. H., Chen, W.-R., Tiede, M. K., & Nam, H. (2018). Variability of articulator positions and formants across nine English vowels. Journal of Phonetics, 68, 1-14. 

DiCanio, C. T., Nam, H., Amith, J. D., Whalen, D. H., & Castillo García, R. (2015). Vowel variability in elicited versus running speech: Evidence from Mixtec. Journal of Phonetics, 48, 45-59.

Yang, B., & Whalen, D. H. (2015). Perception and production of American English vowels by American males and females. Australian Journal of Linguistics, 35, 121-141.

Noiray, A., Iskarous, K., & Whalen, D. H. (2014). Variability in English vowels is comparable in articulation and acoustics. Laboratory Phonology, 5, 271–288.

DiCanio, C. T., Nam, H., Whalen, D. H., Bunnell, H. T., Amith, J. D., & Castillo García, R. (2013). Using automatic alignment to analyze endangered language data: Testing the viability of untrained alignment. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134, 2235-2246.

Iskarous, K., Mooshammer, C. M., Hoole, P., Recasens, D., Shadle, C. H., Saltzman, E., & Whalen, D. H. (2013). The Coarticulation/Invariance Scale: Mutual Information as a measure of coarticulation resistance, motor synergy, and articulatory invariance in speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134, 1271-1282.

Supported Grant

PI, A-93: Links Between Production and Perception in Speech

PI, A-206: Improving Clinical Speech Remediation with Ultrasound Technology