RACHEL HAYES-HARB portrait
  • Professor, Linguistics
  • Senior Education Advisor for Mentoring in Research, Vp For Research

Research Statement

I study a variety of phenomena related to the acquisition of the phonology of a second language (L2) by adult learners, specifically the development of L2 phoneme inventories. My research typically involves experimental investigations of the perception of L2 sounds, the influence of various types of linguistic experience on L2 phonological development, and L2 reading.

For a complete record of my research, please see my CV or visit my Google Scholar profile.

Presentations

  • Hayes-Harb, R. 2021. Using reproducibility education to teach research methods. Advances in Higher Education Seminar. University of Washington, October. Invited. , Presented, 2021.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. & Barrios, S. 2021. The social weighting of L2 speech input. The University of Western Ontario, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, L2 Speech Learning Research Group, Ontario, Canada, October. Invited. , Presented, 2021.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. 2020. Learning Across Disciplines: Approaches to Develop Reproducibility Education: Undergraduate / Graduate Education. Research Reproducibility 2020. University of Florida, December. , Presented, 2020.
    https://pwd.aa.ufl.edu/researchre-pro/agenda/
  • Hayes-Harb, R. & S. Barrios. 2018. Investigating the phonological content of learners’ lexical representations for new L2 words. 10th Annual Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching. Ames, IA, September. Invited. , Presented, 2018.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. 2018. Written input and the L2 lexical-phonological acquisition of German final devoicing by native English speakers. Center for Language Science, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, March. Invited. , Presented, 2018.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. 2016. Orthographic input and the acquisition of an L2 phonological process: The case of native English speakers learning and German final devoicing. Sound to Word in Bilingual and Second Language Speech Perception. University of Iowa, March-April. , Presented, 2016.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. 2014. Written input in second language phonological acquisition. University of Alberta Department of Linguistics, November. , Presented, 2014.
  • Blackmer, R. & R. Hayes-Harb. 2013. Identifying effective methods of instruction for adult emergent readers through community-based research. Utah State Office of Education Summer Conference. June. , Presented, 2013.
  • Barnhart, C. & R. Hayes-Harb. 2013. Community-Based Research: Effective literacy instruction for adult ESL emergent readers. University of Utah Engaged Faculty Retreat. May. , Presented, 2013.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. 2013. "Input" in second language phonology: The influence of orthographic information. University of Arizona Department of Linguistics, March. , Presented, 2013.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. & J. Hacking. 2013. Orthographic and auditory contributions to second-language word learning: Native English speakers learning Russian lexical stress. LSA-MLA joint forum entitled “Tuning in to the Phoneme: Phonetic and Phonological Nuances in Second Language Acquisition.” Boston, MA, January. , Presented, 2013.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. 2012. Orthographic input and the acquisition of second language phonological forms. Plenary speaker at the Second Language Acquisition of Phonology 2012 Conference. University of York, U.K., July. , Presented, 2012.
  • Munro, S., R. Blackmer & R. Hayes-Harb. 2011. Designing community-based research grant proposals. Research Administration Training Series, University of Utah, October. , Presented, 2011.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. & C. Barnhart. 2011. Designing community-based research grant proposals. Engaged Faculty Institute, Alta, UT, August. , Presented, 2011.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. 2011. The Development of L2 Lexical-Phonological Structure: Orthographic Effects. Topics in Spanish Language Acquisition, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Iowa (Skype), April. , Presented, 2011.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. 2008. Learning the phonological forms of L2 words: Orthographic and auditory input. Workshop on the Relation between Orthography and Phonological Acquisition, Ghent University, Belgium, November. , Presented, 2008.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. 2008. Learners’ use of orthographic information in the development of L2 lexical representations. Institute of Phonetic Sciences, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November. , Presented, 2008.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. 2008. Orthographic input and the phonological structure of the second language lexicon. University of Utah Communication Sciences & Disorders Colloquium, October. , Presented, 2008.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. 2007. The development of L2 lexical-phonological structure. Keynote speaker at the Conference of the Ohio University Linguistics Department, Ohio University, May. , Presented, 2007.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. 2006. Research in the acquisition of second language speech. University of Utah Educational Psychology/Learning Sciences Colloquium, November. , Presented, 2006.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. 2005. Novel phoneme contrasts and the developing L2 lexicon. University of Illinois Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education Colloquium, November. , Presented, 2005.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. 2021. Reproducibility education in an undergraduate capstone course. Project TIER 2021 Spring Symposium Instruction in Reproducible Research: Educational Outcomes. April. , Presented, 2021.
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  • Hayes-Harb, R. & S. Barrios. 2021. Whose input matters?: The influences of various input sources in adult L2 phonetic learning. Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching. Brock University, June. , Presented, 2021.
  • Barrios, S. & R. Hayes-Harb. 2019. The perceptual assimilation and discrimination of 20 Hindi consonants by native speakers of English. 178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. San Diego, CA, November. Poster. , Presented, 2019.
  • Barrios, S., C. Lloyd & R. Hayes-Harb. 2019. The role of written input in the acquisition of a German-like pattern of final devoicing by native English speakers: Evidence from a listening task. Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching. Flagstaff, AZ, September. , Presented, 2019.
  • Vonessen, J. & R. Hayes-Harb. 2019. The relationship between listener attitudes and the comprehension of nonnative-accented speech. Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching. Flagstaff, AZ, September. , Presented, 2019.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. & Barrios, S. 2019. Predicting learner difficulty: The perceptual assimilation of 20 Hindi consonants by native English speakers. Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching. Flagstaff, AZ, September. , Presented, 2019.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. & S. Barrios. 2018. The lexical representation of second language length contrasts: Native English speakers learning Japanese. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 144(3):1863-1864. Poster. Victoria, BC, November. , Presented, 2018.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. 2018. Assessment of undergraduate research learning outcomes: Poster presentations as artifacts. Council on Undergraduate Research Conference 2018. Oral presentation, Washington DC, July. , Presented, 2018.
  • Barrios, S. & R. Hayes-Harb. 2017. L2 learning of phonological alternations with and without orthographic input. Second Language Research Forum, Columbus, OH, October. , Presented, 2017.
  • Durham, K., R. Hayes-Harb & S. Barrios. 2015. The influence of visual input type in the acquisition of phonological forms for newly-learned words. Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching. Dallas, TX, October. , Presented, 2015.
  • Durham, K., R. Hayes-Harb & S. Barrios. 2015. The influence of visual input type in the acquisition of phonological forms for newly-learned words. Second Language Research Forum. Atlanta, GA, October. Poster. , Presented, 2015.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. & D. Cotsonas. 2014. Content effects in native English-speaking students' adaptation to the speech of ITAs. Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching. Santa Barbara, CA, September. , Presented, 2014.
  • Smith, B.L. & R. Hayes-Harb. 2014. Acoustic variability in the speech of L2 learners of American English as a function of accentedness. 167th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Providence, RI, May. Poster. , Presented, 2014.
  • Durham, K., A. Zaba & R. Hayes-Harb. 2014. The Perception of Arabic Emphatic-Plain Consonant Contrasts by Native English Speakers. 167th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Providence, RI, May. Poster. , Presented, 2014.
  • Smith, B.L. & R. Hayes-Harb. 2013. Non-native speakers' variability in achieving native-like English consonant and vowel productions. Second Language Research Forum 2013. Provo, UT. October-November. , Presented, 2013.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. 2013. Task effects on L2 lexical-phonological acquisition and processing. Second Language Research Forum 2013. Provo, UT. October-November. , Presented, 2013.
  • Brown, K., R. Hayes-Harb & B.S. Smith. 2013. Orthographic Input Effects in Production of L2 German Word Final Obstruents. Second Language Research Forum 2013. Provo, UT. October-November. , Presented, 2013.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. & J. Hacking. 2013. The influence of written stress marks on native English speakers’ acquisition of Russian lexical stress contrasts. EuroSLA 2013. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August. , Presented, 2013.
  • Bassetti, B., P. Escudero & R. Hayes-Harb. 2013. Orthographic effects on second language phonology. EuroSLA 2013. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August. , Presented, 2013.
  • Smith, B. & R. Hayes-Harb. 2013. Acoustic variability of consonant and vowel productions by native and non-native speakers of English. New Sounds 2013. Montreal, Canada. , Presented, 2013.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. & C. Showalter. 2012. Orthographic influences on second language phonological acquisition. Second Language Research Forum. Pittsburgh, PA, October. , Presented, 2012.
  • Showalter, C. & R. Hayes-Harb. 2011. Tone and orthography in novel second language segment learning. Second Language Research Forum. Ames, IA, October. , Presented, 2011.
  • Hayes-Harb & J. Hacking. 2011. Variability in listeners’ bases for accentedness judgments of L2 speech. Second Language Research Forum. Ames, IA, October. , Presented, 2011.
  • Smith, B.S. & R. Hayes-Harb. 2010. Speech production and speech perception findings for native German speakers learning English as a second language. New Sounds 2010. Poznan, Poland, May. , Presented, 2010.
  • Wood, A. & R. Hayes-Harb. 2010. Acquisition of Arabic phonemes by native English speakers. University of Utah Undergraduate Research Symposium. April. , Presented, 2010.
  • Haslam, M., A. Jarvi & R. Hayes-Harb. 2009. The influence of lexical access and linguistic context on second-language speech perception. 157th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Portland, OR, May. Poster. , Presented, 2009.
  • Bolewicz, K., A. Zaba & R. Hayes-Harb. 2009. Exploiting familiar contrasts to perceive novel contrasts: The perception of Arabic pharyngealization contrasts by native English speakers. Second Language Research Forum. East Lansing, MI, October-November. , Presented, 2009.
  • Haslam, M., A. Jarvi & R. Hayes-Harb. 2009. L2 word identification performance under various task conditions. 63rd Annual Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention. Snowbird, UT, October. , Presented, 2009.
  • Dickman, S. & Hayes-Harb, R. 2009. Differences in intelligibility of non-native directed and hearing impaired directed speech for non-native listeners. Second Language Research Forum. East Lansing, MI, October-November. , Presented, 2009.
  • Schierloh, M. & R. Hayes-Harb. 2008. The contributions of talker familiarity and individual talker characteristics to FL listening comprehension: Native English speakers listening to German. American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference. Washington, DC, March-April. , Presented, 2008.
  • Smith, B.L., M. Bruss, R. Hayes-Harb & A. Hamilton. 2007. Voicing and devoicing in similar German and English word pairs by native speakers of German. 154th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. New Orleans, LA, November. Poster. , Presented, 2007.
  • Smith, B.L. & R. Hayes-Harb. 2007. Individual differences in the production and perception of the voicing contrast by native and non-native speakers of English. 153rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Salt Lake City, UT, June. Poster. , Presented, 2007.
  • Escudero, P., R. Hayes-Harb, & H. Mitterer. 2007. Role of orthographic information in the auditory processing of novel L2 words. 153rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Salt Lake City, UT, June. Poster. , Presented, 2007.
  • Escudero, P., R. Hayes-Harb & H. Mitterer. 2007. Explaining the interrelation between auditory and orthographic cues in L2 sound perception and word recognition. Fifth International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech (New Sounds 2007). Santa Catarina, Brazil, November. , Presented, 2007.
  • Weber, A., P. Escudero, R. Hayes-Harb & A. Cutler. 2007. Exploring the phonological representations in the L2 lexicon. Workshop on Language Processing in First and Second Language Learners. MPI for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, November. , Presented, 2007.
  • Zaba, A., K. Bolewicz & R. Hayes-Harb. 2007. Native English speakers’ perception of Arabic pharyngealization contrasts. Panel on Experimental approaches to second language phonology. 36th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest. Denver, CO, September. , Presented, 2007.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. 2007. Lexical-phonological structure in second language acquisition. Panel on Experimental approaches to second language phonology. 36th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest. Denver, CO, September. , Presented, 2007.
  • Hayes-Harb, R., P. Escudero & H. Mitterer. 2007. Orthographic information and the phonological structure of the L2 lexicon. 30th annual Second Language Research Forum. Urbana-Champaign, IL, October. , Presented, 2007.
  • Barrios, S. & R. Hayes-Harb. 2021. Individual differences in native English speakers’ pre-existing sensitivity to the Hindi dental-retroflex contrast. Poster presented at the Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching. Brock University, June. Poster, Presented, 2021.

Publications

  • R. Hayes-Harb (date unknown). Hayes-Harb, R. 2012. Comparative phonetics and phonology. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, ed. Chapelle, C.A. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. Invited.. Accepted, .
  • Rachel Hayes-Harb (date unknown). Hayes-Harb, R. 2014. Acoustic-phonetic parameters in the perception of accent. In A. Moyer & J. Levis, eds. Social Influences in L2 Pronunciation. De Gruyter Mouton. Pp. 31-51.. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Masuda, K. & R. Hayes-Harb. 2007. Lexical development of Korean learners of Japanese: A case study of Japanese consonant quantity. In M. Minami, ed. Applying Theory and Research to Learning Japanese as a Foreign Language. Tokyo: Kurosio.. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Masuda, K. & R. Hayes-Harb. 2005. Eigobogowasha ni yoru sokuon shuutoku no sutoratejii: sinrigengogakuteki jikken to onkyoo bunseki o tooshite [English speakers’ strategies for acquiring Japanese geminates: A psycholinguistic and acoustic examination]. In M. Minami & M. Asano, eds. New Directions in Applied Linguistics of Japanese 4. Tokyo: Kurosio.. Accepted, .
  • Hayes-Harb, R. (date unknown). Investigating the phonological content of learners’ “fuzzy” lexical representation for new L2 words. Proceedings of the 10th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching conference. Accepted, .
  • Rachel Hayes-Harb (date unknown). Orthographic input and the acquisition of German word-final devoicing by native English speakers. Language and Speech. Vol. 61(4), 547–564. Accepted, .
  • BASSETTI, BENE (date unknown). Second language phonology at the interface between acoustic and orthographic input. Cambridge University Press (CUP). Vol. 36(01), 1-6. Accepted, .
  • SHOWALTER, CATHERINE E. (date unknown). Native English speakers learning Arabic: The influence of novel orthographic information on second language phonological acquisition. Cambridge University Press (CUP). Vol. 36(01), 23-42. Accepted, .
  • Hayes-Harb, Rachel (date unknown). Beyond rating data: What do listeners believe underlies their accentedness judgments?. John Benjamins Publishing Company. Vol. 1(1), 43-64. Accepted, .
  • R. Hayes-Harb (date unknown). Hayes-Harb, R., J. Nicol & J. Barker. 2010. Learning the phonological forms of new words: Effects of orthographic and auditory input. Language and Speech. Accepted, .
  • Olson, Daina Eve (date unknown). Voice onset time in Arabic and English stop consonants. Al-Arabiyya. Vol. 52, 29-48. Accepted, .
  • Smith, Bruce L. (date unknown). ESL learners’ acoustic variability in producing American English tense and lax vowels. Journal of Second Language Pronunciation. Vol. 5, 140-165. Accepted, .
  • Barriuso, T.A. (date unknown). High variability phonetic training as a bridge from research to practice. The CATESOL Journal. Vol. 30(1), 177-194. Accepted, .
  • Rachel Hayes-Harb (date unknown). Hayes-Harb, R. & J. Watzinger-Tharp. 2012. Accent, intelligibility, and the role of the listener: Perceptions of English-accented German by native German speakers. Foreign Language Annals 45, 2, 260–282. Accepted, .
  • Hayes-Harb, R (date unknown). The influence of orthography in second language phonological acquisition. Language Teaching. Accepted, .
  • Shannon Barrios (date unknown). L2 processing of words containing English /æ/-/ɛ/ and /l/-/ɹ/ contrasts, and the uses and limits of the auditory lexical decision task for understanding the locus of difficulty. Frontiers. Accepted, .
  • Rachel Hayes-Harb (date unknown). Native English speakers and Hindi consonants: From cross language perception patterns to pronunciation teaching. Foreign Language Annals. Accepted, .
  • Paola Escudero (date unknown). The Ontogenesis Model may provide a useful guiding framework, but lacks explanatory power for the nature and development of L2 lexical representation. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. Accepted, .
  • Barrios, S. (date unknown). L2 learning of phonological alternations with and without orthographic input: Evidence from the acquisition of a German-like voicing alternation. Applied Psycholinguistics. Accepted, .
  • Hayes-Harb, R (date unknown). Assessment of undergraduate research learning outcomes: Poster presentations as artifacts. Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research. Accepted, .
  • RACHEL HAYES-HARB (date unknown). Hayes-Harb, R. & K. Durham. 2016. Native English speakers’ perception of Arabic emphatic consonants and the influence of vowel context. Foreign Language Annals. Accepted, .
  • RACHEL HAYES-HARB (date unknown). Blackmer, R. & R. Hayes-Harb. 2016. Identifying effective methods of instruction for adult emergent readers through community-based research. Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education. Accepted, .
  • RACHEL HAYES-HARB (date unknown). Hayes-Harb, R. & H.-w. Cheng. 2016. The influence of the Pinyin and Zhuyin writing systems on the acquisition of Mandarin word forms by native English speakers. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00785. Accepted, .
  • Benedetta Bassetti (date unknown). Bassetti, B., P. Escudero & R. Hayes-Harb. 2015. Second language phonology at the interface between acoustic and orthographic input. Introduction to special issue of Applied Psycholinguistics 36, 1, 1-6. Accepted, .
  • Hayes-Harb, R. (date unknown). Beyond rating data: What do listeners believe underlies their accentedness judgments?. John Benjamins. Accepted, .
  • Hayes-Harb, R. (date unknown). . Accepted, .
  • Catherine Showalter (date unknown). Showalter, C. & R. Hayes-Harb. 2015. Native English speakers learning Arabic: The influence of novel orthographic information on second language phonological acquisition. Applied Psycholinguistics 36, 1, 23-42. Accepted, .
  • C. Showalter (date unknown). Showalter, C. & R. Hayes-Harb. 2013. Unfamiliar orthographic information and second language word learning: A novel lexicon study. Second Language Research 29, 2, 54 – 69. Accepted, .
  • B.L. Smith (date unknown). Smith, B.L. & R. Hayes-Harb. 2011. Individual differences in the perception of final consonant voicing among native and non-native speakers of English. Letter to the Editor. Journal of Phonetics 39, 1, 115-120. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Schierloh, M. & R. Hayes-Harb. 2009. The contributions of talker familiarity and individual talker characteristics to FL listening comprehension: Native English speakers listening to German. Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German 41, 2, 171-185. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Smith, B.L., R. Hayes-Harb, M. Bruss & A.A. Harker. 2009. Production and perception of voicing and devoicing in similar German and English word pairs by native speakers of German. Journal of Phonetics 37, 3, 257-275. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Hayes-Harb & K. Masuda. 2008. Development of the ability to lexically encode novel L2 phonemic contrasts. Second Language Research 24, 1, 5-33. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Hayes-Harb, R., B.L. Smith, T. Bent & A.R. Bradlow. 2008. The interlanguage speech intelligibility benefit for native speakers of Mandarin: Production and perception of English word-final voicing contrasts. Journal of Phonetics 36, 4, 664-679. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Escudero, P., R. Hayes-Harb, & H. Mitterer. 2008. Novel second-language words and asymmetric lexical access. Journal of Phonetics, 36, 2, 345-360. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Hayes-Harb, R. 2007. Lexical and statistical evidence in the acquisition of second language phonemes. Second Language Research 23, 1, 1-31. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Hayes-Harb, R. 2006. Native speakers of Arabic and ESL texts: Evidence for the transfer of written word identification processes. TESOL Quarterly 40, 2, 321-339. Accepted, .
  • Hayes-Harb, R. (date unknown). Hayes-Harb, R. 2018. How does orthography affect pronunciation in a second language?. PronunciationForTeachers.com. Accepted, .
  • Rachel Hayes-Harb (date unknown). Hayes-Harb, R. 2014. Review of Foreign Accent: The Phenomenon of Non-Native Speech, by Alene Moyer. Journal of Sociolinguistics 18, 3, 414-418. Accepted, .