CV

Santiago Barreda Castañón
Department of Linguistics
University of California Davis
265 Kerr Hall, One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
sbarreda@ucdavis.edu

 
EMPLOYMENT

2014-Present Assistant Professor, University of California Davis, Department of Linguistics

2013-2014 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Arizona, Department of Physiology

EDUCATION

2008-2013 PhD. Linguistics, Phonetics, University of Alberta
Thesis: Cognitively-Active Speaker Normalization Based on Formant-Frequency Scaling Estimation

2006-2008 MA. Hispanic Studies, Language and Linguistics, University of Western Ontario.
Thesis: The acquisition of Canadian English vowels by L1 Spanish speakers.

2002-2006 BA Combined Honours, Linguistics and Spanish Language and Literature,
University of Western Ontario.

PUBLICATIONS

Barreda, S. and T. M. Nearey (In Prep.). A regression approach to vowel normalization for missing and unbalanced data.

Barreda, S. (In Revision). Investigating within and between-talker sources of variance in talker-height estimation from speech acoustics. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Barreda, S. (In Press). Listeners respond to phoneme-specific spectral information when assessing speaker size from speech. Journal of Phonetics.

Such, O. and S. Barreda. (2016). Bayes covariant multi-class classification. Pattern Recognition Letters 84: 99-106.

Kidder, I. J., Mudery, J. A., Barreda, S., Taska, D. J., and Bailey, E. F. (2016). Evaluating the control: Mini-pump implantation and breathing behavior in the neonatal rat. Journal of Applied Physiology, jap-00080.

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. and E. F. Bailey. (2015). Developmental nicotine exposure adversely effects respiratory patterning in vivo. Respiratory Physiology and 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 formant-frequency scaling using synthetic voices. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 133(2): 1065-1077.

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.

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. and T.M. Nearey. (2012a). The direct and indirect roles of fundamental frequency in vowel perception. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 131(1): 466-477.

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

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

PRESENTATIONS

Barreda, S. (2016). Investigating the sliding template model of vowel perception. The 172th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Honolulu, HI.

Zellou, G., Barreda, S, McIntyre, N., Swain-Lerro, L., Zajic, M., and Peter Mundy. The role of fundamental and formant frequency information on voice and speaker perception in children with Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity. 15th Laboratory Phonology Conference (LabPhon 15), July 17-19, Ithaca, NY.

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. (2015). 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. (2015). Links between the perception of speaker age and sex in children’s voices. The 170th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Jacksonville, FL.

Nearey, T., Tucker, B., and S. Barreda. (2015). Unraveling phonological versus auditory context effects in the perception of synthetic liquid+stop clusters. The 2015 Annual Conference of the Canadian Acoustical Association. Halifax, NS.

Barreda, S. and Georgia Zellou. 2015. Speaker identity and spectral changes in word recognition. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 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.

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 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.

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. and 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. and 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. and 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, Mexico.

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

Barreda, S. and 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. (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 and 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 PACKAGE

Barreda, S. (2015). phonTools: Functions for phonetics in R. R package version 0.2-0.