SHANNON L BARRIOS portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Linguistics

Research Statement

My research examines the role of existing phonological knowledge in the representation and processing of nonnative input. It combines insight from phonological theory, and psycholinguistics in order to better understand the nature and persistence of cross-language influence in speech perception and the acquisition of an L2 sound system.

Research Keywords

  • Second Language Phonology; Speech Perception; Spoken Word Recognition

Presentations

  • 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, December. Poster. Poster, Presented, 12/03/2019.
  • 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. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/13/2019.
  • 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. Conference Paper, Refereed, Submitted, 09/12/2019.
  • Barrios, S. and Rodriguez, J. (2018, Nov.) Adult learners’ use of lexical cues in the acquisition of L2 allophones. Poster presentation at The Acoustical Society of America (ASA). Victoria, Canada. Poster, Presented, 11/07/2018.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. & Barrios, S. (2018, Sept.) Investigating the phonological content of learners’ lexical representations for new L2 words. Poster presentation at The Acoustical Society of America (ASA). Victoria, Canada. Poster, Presented, 11/07/2018.
  • Barrios, S. and Rodriguez, J. (2018, Sept.) The role of lexical cues in the adult acquisition of L2 allophonic alternants. Paper presentation at Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT). Ames, Iowa. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/08/2018.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. & Barrios, S. (2018, Sept.) Investigating the phonological content of learners’ lexical representations for new L2 words. Paper presentation at Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT). Ames, Iowa. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/07/2018.
  • Barrios, S. and Hayes-Harb, R. (2017, Oct.). L2 learning of phonological alternations with and without orthographic input. Paper presentation at Second Language Research Forum (SLRF). Columbus, Ohio. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/13/2017.
  • Barriuso, T.A. and Barrios, S. (2016, August). The role of distributional information in the acquisition of a novel allophonic alternation. Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching(PSLLT). Calgary, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/13/2016.
  • Barrios, S. and Hayes-Harb, R. (2016, August). L2 learning of phonological alternations with and without orthographic input. Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching(PSLLT). Calgary, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/12/2016.
  • Barrios, S., Jiang, N., & Idsardi, W. (2016, Apr). L1 Spanish late-learners’ perception and lexical repre- sentation of English vowel contrasts. Paper presentation at Sound to Word 2016, Iowa City, Iowa. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/01/2016.
  • Durham, K., Hayes-Harb, R. & Barrios, S. (2015, Oct). The influence of visual input type in the acquisition of phonological forms or newly-learned words. Poster presentation at Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Atlanta, GA. Poster, Presented, 10/31/2015.
  • Durham, K., Hayes-Harb, R. & Barrios, S. (2015, Oct). Influence of various input types. Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching(PSLLT). Dallas, TX. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/17/2015.
  • Kronrod, Y., Barrios, S., Winn, M., Idsardi, W., & Feldman, N. (2014, Oct). Relationships between phoneme identification and discrimination change with varying L2 Proficiency. Accepted for presentation at Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Columbia, South Carolina. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/25/2014.
  • Barrios, S., Namyst, A., Lau, E., Feldman, N., & Idsardi, W. (2014, Oct). Advanced L2 learners establish new mappings between existing phones. Accepted for presentation at Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Columbia, South Carolina. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/23/2014.
  • Barrios, S. (2013, February). Similarity in L2 phonology: Feature availability is neither necessary nor sufficient. University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/01/2013.

Publications

  • Barrios, S. & R. Hayes-Harb. To appear. L2 learning of phonological alternations with and without orthographic input: Evidence from the acquisition of a German-like voicing alternation. Applied Psycholinguistics. Accepted, 01/01/2020.
  • Barrios, S. (2018). Interlanguage Phonology. In J. Liontas (Ed). The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. DOI: 10.1002/9781118784235.eelt0230. Published, 01/18/2018.
  • Barrios, S. (2017). Review of German Phonetics and Phonology: Theory & Practice, by Mary Grantham O’Brien and Sarah M.B. Fagan. Journal of Second Language Pronunciation, 3:2 (2017), 288–292. DOI: 10.1075/jslp.3.2.06bar. Published, 12/04/2017.
  • Barriuso, T.A. & Barrios, S. (2017). The role of phonological distributional information on the acquisition of L2 allophones. In M. O’Brien & J. Levis (Eds). Proceedings of the 8th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, ISSN 2380-9566, Calgary, AL, August 2016 (pp. 10–20).Ames, IA: Iowa State University. Refereed. Published, 03/02/2017.
  • Barrios, S., Namyst, A., Lau, E., Feldman, N., & Idsardi, W. (2016). Establishing new mappings between familiar phones: Neural and behavioral evidence for early automatic processing of nonnative contrasts. Frontiers in Psychology 7:995. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00995. Published, 06/30/2016.
    http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fps...
  • Durham, K., Hayes-Harb, R., Barrios, S., Showalter, E. C. (2016). The influence of various visual input types on L2 learners’ memory for the phonological forms of newly-learned words. In J. Levis, H. Le., I. Lucic, E. Simpson, & S. Vo (Eds). Proceedings of the 7th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, ISSN 2380-9566, Dallas, TX, October 2015 (pp. 98-107). Ames, IA: Iowa State University. Published, 06/02/2016.
    http://speechlab.utah.edu/Durham%20et%20al.%20PSLL...
  • Barrios, S., Jiang, N., & Idsardi, W. (2016). Similarity in L2 Phonology: Evidence from L1 Spanish late-learners’ perception and lexical representation of English vowel contrasts. Second Language Research 32(3), 367-395. DOI: 10.1177/0267658316630784. Published, 02/18/2016.
    http://slr.sagepub.com/content/32/3/367
  • Chow W-Y, Lago S, Barrios S, Parker D, Morini G, et al. (2014) Additive Effects of Repetition and Predictability during Comprehension: Evidence from Event-Related Potentials. PLoS ONE 9(6): e99199. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099199. Published, 06/06/2014.
    http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.137...