Institutions: McGill University, School of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Research interests: Speech perception; Speech production; Learning; Phonetics; Word recognition
Meghan Clayards’ research interests are in speech perception, online auditory word recognition, acoustic phonetics and learning. She uses acoustic analysis of speech to look at patterns of variability in acoustic-phonetic cues and perception and training studies to see how that variability affects speech processing. Eye-tracking and the visual world paradigm are used to investigate how acoustic phonetic cues are integrated in real time during on-line word recognition. Current projects are also investigating the effects of variability on word learning in toddlers and adult second language learners.