Melinda Fricke

  • Assistant Professor

Courses Taught

LING 1000, Introduction to Linguistics
LING 1579, Phonology
LING 1903, Undergraduate Directed Research

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Representative Publications

Fricke, M., & Kootstra, G. J. (in press). Primed codeswitching in spontaneous bilingual dialogue. Journal of Memory and Language.

Fricke, M., Kroll, J. F., & Dussias, P. E. (2016). Phonetic variation in bilingual speech: A lens for studying the production–comprehension link. Journal of Memory and Language, 89, 110-137.

Fricke, M., Baese-Berk, M. M., & Goldrick, M. (2016). Dimensions of similarity in the mental lexicon. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31(5), 639-645.

Jacobs, A., Fricke, M., & Kroll, J. F. (2016). Cross‐Language Activation Begins During Speech Planning and Extends Into Second Language Speech. Language Learning, 66(2), 324-353.

Research Interest Summary

Psycholinguistics, Bilingualism, Speech Production & Perception

Research Interests

Melinda’s research uses experimental and corpus linguistic methods to study the psycholinguistic processes involved in speech production and speech perception, with a particular focus on bilingual speakers.  She is broadly interested in the interplay between lexical access and phonetic variation.  Her current work examines the production and perception of phonetic variation during codeswitching.

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