Meghan Sumner

Stanford University

Meghan Sumner received her PhD in Linguistics from Stony Brook University in 2003. She spent three years as an NIH NRSA Post-doctoral Fellow examining stimulus variability and categorical perception, followed by a year as a visiting scholar in the Berkeley Phonology Lab. Since 2007, she has been Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Stanford University. Her research focuses broadly on the effect of phonetic and phonological variation on speech perception. To understand how variation influences speech perception, she integrates research examining the perceptual learning of non-native phonetic cues, the mapping of acoustic information onto lexical forms, the specificity of phonological representations and the activation of lexical and sublexical information.