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Alexander L. Francis

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Email: francisa |at| purdue.edu
Office: HEAV G34A Map
Phone: (765) 494-3815
Fax: (765) 494-0771
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Associate Professor of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

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Ph.D. University of Chicago Psychology & Linguistics 1999

Research Interests

Speech perception, attention, cognitive aging, hearing impairment, perceptual learning

Teaching Interests

Speech perception, attention, cognitive aging, acoustics, speech science


National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders


Cristia, A., Seidl, A., and Francis, A. (in press). Phonological features in infancy. In G. N. Clements and R. Ridouane (Eds.), Where do features come from? The nature and sources of phonological primitives. Elsevier.

Kondaurova, M.V. & Francis, A.L. (2010). The role of selective attention in the acquisition of English tense and lax vowels by native Spanish listeners: comparison of three training methods. Journal of Phonetics, 38(4), 569-587.

Zhang, Y. & Francis, A.L. (2010). The weighting of vowel quality in native and non-native listeners' perception of English lexical stress. Journal of Phonetics, 38(2), 260-271.

Francis, A.L. (2010). Improved segregation of simultaneous talkers differentially affects perceptual and cognitive capacity demands for recognizing speech in competing speech. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 72(2), 501-516.

Francis, A.L., & Nusbaum, H.C. (2009). Effects of intelligibility on working memory demand for speech perception. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics,71(6), 1360-1374.

Finneran, D., Francis, A.L., & Leonard, L. (2009). Sustained attention in preschool-age children with specific language impairment. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 52, 915-929.

Roberts, F., & Francis, A. L. (2013). Identifying a temporal threshold of tolerance for silent gaps after requests. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133(6), EL471-EL477.

Shultz, A. A., Francis, A .L., & Llanos, F. (2012). Differential cue weighting in perception and production of consonant voicing. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 132(2), EL95-EL101.

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