Colin Wilson

Associate Professor;
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Krieger 247 | Krieger 138 (lab)
By appointment
Curriculum Vitae
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Research interests

  • Theoretical phonology - phonotactics, constraint learning and interaction
  • Experimental phonology/phonetics - cross-language perception and production, artificial grammar, naturalness
  • Computational cognitive science - probabilistic models of phonology, spatial language, and visual working memory
  • AS.050.101 Cognition
  • AS.050.102 Language and Mind
  • AS.050.371/671 Bayesian Inference
  • AS.050.325/625 Phonology I
  • AS.050.327/627 Phonology II
  • AS.050.823. Research Seminar in Phonology
  • AS.050.826 Research Seminar in Formal Approaches to Cognitive Science


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E Chodroff, C Wilson
Structure in talker-specific phonetic realization: Covariation of stop consonant VOT in American English
Journal of Phonetics 61, 30-47, 2017

M Young, C Wilson
Markedness Effects in Visual Processing of Nonnative Onset Clusters
34th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, 582-589, 2017

K Johannes, C Wilson, B Landau
The importance of lexical verbs in the acquisition of spatial prepositions: The case of in and on
Cognition 157, 174-189, 2016

E Chodroff, C Wilson
Auditory and acoustic-phonetic mechanisms of adaptation in the perception of sibilant fricatives
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 140 (4), 3343-3343, 2016

C Wilson, E Chodroff, K Nielsen
Generalization in VOT imitation: Feature adaptation or acoustic-phonetic covariation?
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 140 (4), 3344-3344, 2016

L Davidson, C Wilson
Processing nonnative consonant clusters in the classroom: Perception and production of phonetic detail
Second Language Research, 0267658316637899, 2016

RW Wiley, C Wilson, B Rapp
The Effects of Alphabet and Expertise on Letter Perception.
American Psychological Association, 2016

K Johannes, C Wilson, B Landau
Systematic feature variation underlies adults’ and children’s use of in and on
Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the, 2429-2434, 2016

K Ferrara, M Silva, C Wilson, B Landau
Spatial Language and the Embedded Listener Model in Parents’ Input to Children
Cognitive science, 2015

Z Ma, SH Zhong, C Wilson, J Flombaum
Multiple object tracking explained with neither fixed nor flexible resources.
Journal of vision 15 (12), 462-462, 2015

E Chodroff, C Wilson
Talker variation and systematicity in voice onset time: A corpus study
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 137 (4), 2418-2418, 2015

L Davidson, S Martin, C Wilson
Stabilizing the production of nonnative consonant clusters with acoustic variability
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 137 (2), 856-872, 2015

E Chodroff, J Godfrey, S Khudanpur, C Wilson
Structured variability in acoustic realization: A corpus study of voice onset time in American English stops
The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS, 2015

C Wilson, L Davidson, S Martin
Effects of acoustic–phonetic detail on cross-language speech production
Journal of Memory and Language 77, 1-24, 2014

E Chodroff, C Wilson
Burst spectrum as a cue for the stop voicing contrast in American English
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 136 (5), 2762-2772, 2014

S Zhong, Z Ma, C Wilson, Y Liu, JI Flombaum
Why do people appear not to extrapolate trajectories during multiple object tracking? A computational investigation
Journal of vision 14 (12), 12-12, 2014

GY Bae, M Olkkonen, S Allred, C Wilson, J Flombaum
Models of color working memory with color perception as a variable
Journal of Vision 14 (10), 159-159, 2014

JA Menendez, GY Bae, C Wilson, J Flombaum
Deriving configuration effects in spatial working memory from rational correspondence
Journal of Vision 14 (10), 383-383, 2014

S Zhong, Z Ma, C Wilson, J Flombaum
Kalman filter models of multiple-object tracking within an attentional window
Journal of Vision 14 (10), 706-706, 2014

E Chodroff, A Arnette, S Ilango, C Wilson
An acoustic-phonetic account of phonotactic perceptual assimilation
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 135 (4), 2352-2352, 2014