Lisa Goffman, Ph.D.
During development, an extremely complex interface exists between language and motor variables. The central aim of the research conducted in this laboratory is to determine how linguistic intentions are instantiated in motor action and how motor and repsentational factors are related to speech and language disorders. The experiments combine physiological analyses of movement with phonetic transcription and acoustic approaches. One recent research question involves how production based factors at the level of movement contribute to the acquisition of prosodic structure. In other research, we investigate how speech movements are organized for the production of differentiated phonetic segments. A major objective of these studies is to discover how language and motor development are linked and, thus, to contribute to new intervention approaches for children with speech and language deficits.
Lisa Goffman teaches courses in the area of speech and language development and disorders. Some specific courses include an undergraduate class in developmental speech and language disorders and graduate classes in speech motor and feeding development and disorders and communication disorders in infancy. Professor Goffman holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Goffman, L., Smith, A., Heisler, L., & Ho., M. (in press). Coarticulation as an index of speech production units in children and adults. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.
Chakraborty, R., Goffman, L., & Smith, A. (2008). Physiological indices of bilingualism: Oral motor coordination and speech rate in Bengali-English speakers. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 51, 321-332.
Owen, A. J., & Goffman, L. (2007). Acoustic correlates of inflectional morphology in the speech of children with specific language impairment and their typically developing peers. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 21, 501-522.
Goffman, L., Gerken, L. A., & Lucchesi, J. (2007). Relations between segmental and motor variability in prosodically complex non-word sequences. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 50, 444-458.
Goffman, L., Heisler, L., & Chakraborty, R. (2006). Mapping of prosodic structure onto words and phrases in children’s and adults’ speech production. Language and Cognitive Processes, 21, 25-47.
Goffman, L. (2004). Kinematic differentiation of prosodic categories in normal and disordered language development. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 47¸ 1088-1102.
Goffman, L., Ertmer, D., & Erdle, C. (2002). Changes in speech production in a child with a cochlear implant: Acoustic and kinematic evidence. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 45, 891-901.
Goffman, L., & Leonard, J. (2000). Growth of language skills in preschool children with specific language impairment: Implications for assessment and intervention. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 9, 151-161.
Goffman, L. (1999). Prosodic influences on speech production in children with specific language impairment: Kinematic, acoustic, and transcription evidence. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 42, 1499-1517.
Goffman, L., & Malin, C. (1999). Metrical effects on speech movements in children and adults. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 42, 1003-1115.
Goffman, L., & Smith, A. (1999). Development and phonetic differentiation of speech movement patterns. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 25, 649-660.
Smith, A., & Goffman, L. (1998). Stability and patterning of speech movement sequences in children and adults. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 41, 18-30.
Goffman, L., Schwartz, R. G., & Marton, K. (1996). Information level and young children's phonological accuracy. Journal of Child Language, 23, 337-347.
Schwartz, R. G., & Goffman, L. (1995). Metrical patterns of words and production accuracy. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 38, 876-888.
Smith, A., Goffman, L., Zelaznik, H., Ying, G., & McGillem, C. (1995). Spatiotemporal stability and patterning of speech movement sequences. Experimental Brain Research, 104, 493-501.
Goffman, L., & Smith, A. (1994). Motor unit territories in the human perioral musculature. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 37, 975-984.