How do speakers turn language into the action that is speech? We take a developmental approach to this question.
In so doing, we challenge common assumptions about speech production while investigating spoken language behavior across the lifespan.

Work in the lab focuses on how motor processes and language production interact to define the characteristic rhythms of fluent speech. We also provide normative data on prosodic development and identify factors that contribute most to the perception of disorder.

The Speech & Language Lab is located at The University of Oregon and is directed by Melissa (Lisa) Redford, Professor of Linguistics.