Faculty Associates

Alexander L. Francis

Contact Information
Email: francisa@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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PhD 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


2015 - Purdue University Office of Research and Partnerships and Office of the Provost

Selected Publications

Lory, C., Kadlaskar, G., McNally Keehn, R., Francis, A. L., & Keehn, B. (in press). Brief report: Reduced heart rate variability in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Francis, A.L. & Love, J. (2019). Listening Effort: Are we measuring cognition, affect, or both? Invited review article, WIREs Cognitive Science.e1514.

Xu, D., & Francis, A.L. (2019) Psychological distress mediates the relationship between hearing impairment and cardiovascular disease. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research; 62(8), 2872-2881.

Keehn, B., Kadlaskar, G., NcNally Keehn, R., & Francis, A.L. (2019). Auditory attentional disengagement in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism an Developmental Disorders. Available online June 4, 2019.

Law, W.L., Dmitrieva, O., & Francis, A.L. (19). Language attitudes modulate phonetic convergence and divergence in bilingual speakers in diglossic settings. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism. Available online October 4, 2019.

Francis, A.L., & Oliver, j. (2018). Psychophysiological measurement of affective responses during speech perception. Hearing Research, 369, 103-119.

Francis, A.L., Tigchelaar, L.J. Zhang, R., & Zekveld, A. (2018). Effects of second language proficiency and linguistic uncertainty on recognition of speech in native and non-native competing speech. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 61(7), 1815-1830.

Strauss, D.J. & Francis, A.L. (2017). Toward a taxonomic model of attention in listening effort. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 17(4), 809-825.

Francis, A.L. MacPherson, M.K., Chandrasekaran, B., & Alvar, A.M. (2016). Autonomic nervous system responses during perception of masked speech may reflect constructs other than subjective listening effort. Frontiers in Psychology: Cognitive Hearing Mechanisms of Language Understanding: Short- and Long-term Perspectives, 7(263), 1-15.

Llanos, F. & Francis, A.L. (2016). The effects of language experience and speech context on the phonetic accommodation of English-accented Spanish voicing. Language & Speech, 60(1), 3-26.

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