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Prof Valerie Hazan

Prof Valerie Hazan

Address

315
Chandler House
2 Wakefield Street
London
WC1N 1PF

Appointments

  • Professor of Speech Sciences
    Speech, Hearing & Phonetic Sciences
    Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL

1982-10-01

Recently, most of my research has been concerned with speaker/listener interaction in speech communication, i.e. how speakers adapt the characteristics of their speech production to achieve effective communication in good and poor listening conditions. In a series of three ESRC-funded projects, we have investigated the acoustic-phonetic characteristics of speaker-listener interactions in young adults, children with normal and impaired-hearing and older adults. The accent has been on ‘clear speech’ adaptations made in challenging communicative conditions.

I generally have an interest in issues of within- and between-speaker variability in speech perception and production and in the development of speech perception and production in typical and atypical populations.

I have also carried out research on speech perception in second-language learners, on the effectiveness of auditory-visual phonetic training and on audiovisual speech perception.



Collaborators

Profs Jeesun Kim and Chris Davis (University of Western Sydney, Australia)

Award year Qualification Institution
1986 PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Experimental Phonetics
University of London
1980 MA
Master of Arts
Linguistics
University of Reading
1979 BSc Hons
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
French and Italian
University of Salford

Keywords

Deafness|*|Learning|*|Learning disability|*|Perception|*|Speech|*|Speech perception