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James Tanner

Department of Linguistics, McGill University

james.tanner@mail.mcgill.ca

About me

I am a linguist in the Department of Linguistics at McGill University.
I am affiliated with the McGill Computational and Quantitative Linguistics Lab (MCQLL), the Centre for Brain, Language, and Music (CRBLM), and the Speech Across Dialects of English (SPADE) project.

You can download my CV here (PDF).

Publications

Tanner, J., Sonderegger, M., & Stuart-Smith, J. (accepted) 'Structured speaker variability in Japanese stops: relationships within versus across cues to stop voicing'. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Tanner, J., Sonderegger, M., Stuart-Smith, J., & Fruehwald, J. (2020). 'Towards 'English' phonetics: variability in the pre-consonantal voicing effect across English dialects and speakers'. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, 3:38. https://doi.org/10.3389/frai.2020.00038

Tanner, J., Sonderegger, M., & Torreira, F. (2019). 'Durational evidence that Tokyo Japanese vowel devoicing is not gradient reduction'. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 821. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00821

Tanner, J., Sonderegger, M., & Wagner, M. (2017). 'Production planning and coronal stop deletion in spontaneous speech'. Laboratory Phonology: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology, 8(1), 15. http://doi.org/10.5334/labphon.96

Conference proceedings and presentations

Stuart-Smith, J., Sonderegger, M., Mielke, J., Tanner, J., Willterton, V., $ The SPADE Consortium. (2020) 'Desperately seeking English sibilants: Discovering dialect norms and speaker variability for /s S/ from large-scale multi-dialect analysis'. Presented at LabPhon 17, 6-8th July, University of British Columbia/Simon Fraser University.

Tanner, J., Sonderegger, M., Stuart-Smith, J., & The SPADE Consortium. (2020) 'Vowel variation across English dialects'. Presented at SPADE-PAC-PFC Workshop, 20-21st February, University of Glasgow.

Stuart-Smith, J., Macdonald, R., Tanner, J., & The SPADE Consortium. (2019) 'Large-scale automatic acoustic analysis of word-final /r/ in Scottish English'. Presented at R-atics 6, 7-8th November, Laboratoire de Phonétique et Phonologie, UMR 7018 - CNRS/Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris - 3. (slides)

Tanner, J., Sonderegger, M., Stuart-Smith, J., & The SPADE Consortium. (2019) 'How consistent is the voicing effect across dialects of English?'. Poster presented at UK Language Variation & Change 12, 3-5th September, Queen Mary's University of London & University College London. (poster)

Tanner, J., Sonderegger, M., Stuart-Smith, J., & The SPADE Consortium. (2019). 'Vowel duration and the voicing effect across English dialects'. Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics, 41(1). https://doi.org/10.33137/twpl.v41i1.32769

Tanner, J., Sonderegger, M., & Stuart-Smith, J. (2019). 'Structured speaker variability in spontaneous Japanese stop contrast production'. In Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia, pp.666-670. (access)

Tanner, J., Sonderegger, M., Stuart-Smith, J. & The SPADE Data Consortium (2019). "Vowel duration & the 'voicing effect' across English dialects and speakers". Presentation at The Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto Phonology Workshop, 29-31 March, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Stuart-Smith, J., Sonderegger. M., McAuliffe, M., Tanner, J., & Willerton, V. (2018). 'Integrated Speech Corpus ANalysis (ISCAN): a new tool for large-scale cross-corpus sociolinguistic analysis'. Workshop at NWAV 47, NYU/CUNY, 17th October. (slides)

Tanner, J. (2017). 'Phonetic and phonological mechanisms of Tokyo Japanese vowel devoicing'. Presentation at The Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto Phonology Workshop, 22-24 March, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Tanner, J., Sonderegger, M., & Wagner, M. (2015). 'Production planning and coronal stop deletion in spontaneous speech'. In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, edited by the Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015. Glasgow: University of Glasgow. (access)