Santiago Barreda
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, UC Davis

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EMPLOYMENT
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2014 -Present

University of California Davis, Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics

2013-
2014

University of Arizona, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Physiology

EDUCATION
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PhD

University of Alberta, Linguistics, Phonetics, 2013.
Thesis: Cognitively-Active Speaker Normalization Based on Formant-Frequency Scaling Estimation

MA


The University of Western Ontario, Hispanic Studies, Language and Linguistics, 2008.       
Thesis: The acquisition of Canadian English vowels by L1 Spanish speakers.

BA

The University of Western Ontario. Combined Honours, Linguistics and Spanish Language and Literature, 2006.

PUBLICATIONS
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Barreda, S. (2016). Investigating the use of formant frequencies in listener judgments of speaker size. Journal of Phonetics 55: 1-18.


Barreda, S. and Georgia, Z. (2015). Speaker identity and spectral changes in word recognition. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVIII), August, Glasgow, UK.



Barreda, S., Kidder, I., Mudery, J. & E. F. Bailey. (2015). Developmental nicotine exposure adversely effects respiratory patterning in vivo. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology 208: 45-50.



Barreda, S. and T. Nearey. (2013). The perception of formant-frequency range is affected by veridical and judged fundamental frequency. Proceedings of the 21st International conference on Acoustics, Montreal, 2013.



Assmann, P., Barreda, S. and T. Nearey. (2013). Perception of speaker age in children’s voices. Proceedings of the 21st International conference on Acoustics, Montreal, 2013.



Barreda, S. and Nearey, T. (2013). Training listeners to report the acoustic correlate of vocal tract length using synthetic voices. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 133(2): 1065-1077.       [Link]



Barreda, S.  (2012). Vowel normalization and the perception of speaker changes: An exploration of the contextual tuning hypothesis. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 132(5): 3453-3464.       [Link]



Barreda, S. and Nearey, T. (2012b). The association between speaker-dependent formant space estimates and perceived vowel quality. Canadian Acoustics 40: 12-13.



Barreda, S. & T.M. Nearey. (2012a). The direct and indirect roles of fundamental frequency in vowel perception. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 131: 466-477.       [Link]



Barreda, S. (2011).The Tsuut’ina Vocalic System. Rochester Working Papers in the Language Sciences 6: 1-10.



Barreda, S. & T. M. Nearey. (2010). How the role of F3 in vowel perception may be influenced by listener expectations. Canadian Acoustics 38: 124-125.

PRESENTATIONS
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Barreda, S. and Georgia, Z. (2015). Speaker identity and spectral changes in word recognition. The 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVIII), Glasgow, UK. 



Barreda, S., Vranish, J. R., and E. Fiona Bailey. (2014). A novel approach for the analysis of respiratory sinus arrhythmia using breath phase information. Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C..



Assmann, P., Kapolowicz, M., Massey, D., Barreda, S., and T. Nearey. (2014). Perception of speaker sex in re‐synthesized children's voices. The 167th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Providence, RI.  



Barreda, S. and Nearey, T. (2013). Investigating the perception of relative speaker size using synthetic talkers. The 166th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Francisco, CA.



Assmann, P., Barreda, S. and T. Nearey. (2013). Modeling the perception of speaker age and sex in children's voices. The 166th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Francisco, CA.



Barreda, S. and T. Nearey. (2013). The perception of formant-frequency range is affected by veridical and judged fundamental frequency. The 21st International conference on Acoustics, Montreal, 2013.



Assmann, P., Barreda, S. and T. Nearey. (2013). Perception of speaker age in children’s voices. The 21st International conference on Acoustics, Montreal, 2013.

Barreda, S. and Nearey, T. (2012). The association between speaker-dependent formant space estimates and perceived vowel quality. The 2012 Annual Conference of the Canadian Acoustical Association. Banff, AB.



Barreda, S. & Nearey, T. (2011). Formant frequencies, vowel identity and the perceived relative tallness of synthetic speakers. The 162nd meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, CA.



Barreda, S. & Nearey, T. (2011). Training listeners to report fundamental frequency and formant range information independently. The 161th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Seattle, WA.



Barreda, S. & Nearey, T. (2010). Using systematic synthetic voice differences to probe the perception of mixed-talker vowels. The 160th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Cancun, MX.


Barreda, S. & Nearey, T. (2010). How the role of F3 in vowel perception may be influenced by listener expectations.  The 2010 Annual Conference of the Canadian Acoustical Association. Victoria, BC.



Barreda, S. & Nearey, T. (2010). The relationship between fundamental frequency and vowel quality. The 159th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Baltimore, MA.


Barreda, S. (2009). The use of trigrams in the classification of texts based on authorship. Conference of the American Association for Corpus Linguistics. University of Alberta.



Barreda, S. (2008). Perception and Production of Canadian English Vowels by L1 Spanish Speakers. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium. The University of Laval.



Barreda, S. (2008). Spanish stress placement by L1 English speakers of L2 Spanish. 9th Annual Graduate Conference Hosted by Comparative Literature, Spanish and Theory & Criticism. The University of Western Ontario.



Barreda, S. (2007).The Role of Perception in L2 Spanish Stress Assignment. Ontario dialogues on the acquisition of Spanish, University of Ottawa.

SOFTWARE PACKAGES
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Barreda, S. (2014). phonTools, Functions for phonetics in R. R package version 0.2-2.0.