I am an Assistant Professor in Linguistics at McGill University, and direct the Montreal Language Modeling Lab.

I'm also affiliated with the Centre for Brain, Language, and Music and the School of Computer Science.

CV (7/2013)

Presentations on ongoing work

Refereed publications

  • Matthew Carlson, M. Sonderegger, and Max Bane. (2014) How children explore the phonological network in child-directed speech: A survival analysis of children’s first word productions. Journal of Memory and Language 75: 159–180. (preprint | paper)
  • Alan Yu, M. Sonderegger, and Carissa Abrego-Collier. (2013) Phonetic imitation from an individual-difference perspective: subjective attitude, personality and ``autistic'' traits. PLOS ONE 8 (9): e74746. (paper)
  • M. Sonderegger and Partha Niyogi. (2013) Variation and change in English noun/verb pair stress: Data, dynamical systems models, and their interaction. In A.C.L. Yu (Ed.), Origins of Sound Patterns: Approaches to Phonologization (pp. 262–284) . Oxford: OUP. (preprint)
  • M. Sonderegger and Joseph Keshet. (2012) Automatic measurement of voice onset time using discriminative structured prediction. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 132: 3965–3979. (paper | code)
  • M. Sonderegger. (2011) Applications of graph theory to an English rhyming corpus. Computer Speech and Language 25: 655–678. (preprint | paper)
  • Max Bane, Jason Riggle, and M. Sonderegger. (2010) The VC dimension of constraint based grammars. Lingua 120: 1194–1208. (preprint | paper)
  • Xuemin Chi and M. Sonderegger. (2007) Subglottal coupling and its influence on vowel formants. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 122: 1735–1745. (preprint | paper)

Conference proceedings

  • Morgane Ciot, M. Sonderegger, and Derek Ruths. (2013) Gender inference of Twitter users in non-English contexts. Proceedings of EMNLP 2013. (paper)
  • James Kirby and M. Sonderegger. (2013) A model of population dynamics applied to phonetic change. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 776–781). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. (paper | errata)
  • Katie Henry, M. Sonderegger and Joseph Keshet. (2012) Automatic measurement of positive and negative voice onset time. Proceedings of Interspeech 2012. (paper)
  • Carissa Abrego-Collier, Julian Grove, M. Sonderegger, and Alan Yu. (2011) Effects of speaker evaluation on phonetic convergence. Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (pp. 192–195). (paper)
  • Alan Yu, Julian Grove, Martina Martinović, and M. Sonderegger. (2011) Effects of working memory capacity and "autistic traits" on phonotactic effects in speech perception. Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (pp. 2236–2239). (paper)
  • Matthew Carlson, Max Bane, and M. Sonderegger. (2011) Global properties of the phonological network in child-directed speech. In N. Danis, K. Mesh, and H. Sung (Eds.), BUCLD 35: Proceedings of the 35th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 97–109). (paper)
  • Max Bane, Peter Graff, and M. Sonderegger. (2010/in press) Longitudinal phonetic variation in a closed system. Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society. (paper)
  • M. Sonderegger. (2010/in press) Testing for frequency and structural effects in an English stress shift. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. (paper)
  • M. Sonderegger and Joseph Keshet . (2010) Automatic discriminative measurement of voice onset time. Proceedings of Interspeech 2010, pp. 2242–2245. (paper)
  • M. Sonderegger and Partha Niyogi. (2010) Combining data and mathematical models of language change. Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pp. 1019–1029. (paper)
  • M. Sonderegger and Alan Yu. (2010) A rational account of perceptual compensation for coarticulation. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 375–380). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. (paper)

Theses

  • M. Sonderegger. (2012) Phonetic and phonological dynamics on reality television . Ph.D. thesis, U. Chicago. (thesis)
  • M. Sonderegger. (2009) Dynamical systems models of language variation and change: An application to an English stress shift. M.S. thesis, U. Chicago. (thesis)
  • M. Sonderegger. (2004) Subglottal coupling and vowel space. B.S. thesis, MIT. (thesis)

Code

  • Joseph Keshet, M. Sonderegger, and Thea Knowles. (2014) AutoVOT, v 0.9.
    • An open source software package for automatic measurement of voice onset time (VOT), using the algorithm described in Sonderegger & Keshet (2012).

Data

  • English stress shift:
    • Stress vs. time trajectories for the 149 N/V pairs. (pdf)
    • Stress data, stress vs. time trajectories. (zip)
  • Rhyme graphs: 1900 subcorpus graph (10M, components with 2 or 3 words omitted) (image)
  • Subglottal resonances: Wav files of microphone and accelerometer signals of English vowels for 14 speakers; F2 and second subglottal formant (SubF2) measurements in my B.S. thesis.