Doctor Christopher Carignan

Doctor Christopher Carignan

Adjunct Fellow,
MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development



  • PhD University of Illinois

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  • MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development


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Chapters in Books

  • Carignan, C., Mielke, J. and Dodsworth, R. (2016), 'Tongue trajectories in North American English /?/ tensing', Future of Dialects: Selected Papers From Methods in Dialectology XV, Language Science Press 9783946234197.

Journal Articles

  • Ying, J., Shaw, J., Carignan, C., Proctor, M., Derrick, D. and Best, C. (2021), 'Evidence for active control of tongue lateralization in Australian English /l/', Journal of Phonetics, vol 86 .
  • Carignan, C. (2021), 'A practical method of estimating the time-varying degree of vowel nasalization from acoustic features', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 149, no 2 , pp 911 - 922.
  • Carignan, C., Hoole, P., Kunay, E., Pouplier, M., Joseph, A., Voit, D., Frahm, J. and Harrington, J. (2020), 'Analyzing speech in both time and space : generalized additive mixed models can uncover systematic patterns of variation in vocal tract shape in real-time MRI', Laboratory Phonology, vol 11, no 1 .
  • Egurtzegi, A. and Carignan, C. (2020), 'An acoustic description of Mixean Basque', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 147, no 4 , pp 2791 - 2802.
  • Carignan, C. (2019), 'A network-modeling approach to investigating individual differences in articulatory-to-acoustic relationship strategies', Speech Communication, vol 108 .
  • Carignan, C. (2018), 'Using ultrasound and nasalance to separate oral and nasal contributions to formant frequencies of nasalized vowels', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 143, no 5 , pp 2588 - 2601.
  • Carignan, C. (2018), 'Using naive listener imitations of native speaker productions to investigate mechanisms of listener-based sound change', Laboratory Phonology, vol 9, no 1 .
  • Carignan, C. (2017), 'Covariation of nasalization, tongue height, and breathiness in the realization of F1 of Southern French nasal vowels', Journal of Phonetics, vol 63 , pp 87 - 105.
  • Blackwood Ximenes, A., Shaw, J. and Carignan, C. (2017), 'A comparison of acoustic and articulatory methods for analyzing vowel differences across dialects : data from American and Australian English', The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 142, no 1 , pp 363 - 377.
  • Kalashnikova, M., Carignan, C. and Burnham, D. (2017), 'The origins of babytalk : smiling, teaching or social convergence?', Royal Society Open Science, vol 4, no 8 .
  • Mielke, J., Carignan, C. and Thomas, E. (2017), 'The articulatory dynamics of pre-velar and pre-nasal /?/-raising in English : an ultrasound study', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 142, no 1 , pp 332 - 349.
  • Fu, M., Zhao, B., Carignan, C., Shosted, R., Perry, J., Kuehn, D., Liang, Z. and Sutton, B. (2015), 'High-resolution dynamic speech imaging with joint low-rank and sparsity constraints', Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol 73, no 5 , pp 1820 - 1832.
  • Carignan, C., Shosted, R., Fu, M., Liang, Z. and Sutton, B. (2015), 'A real-time MRI investigation of the role of lingual and pharyngeal articulation in the production of the nasal vowel system of French', Journal of Phonetics, vol 50 , pp 34 - 51.
  • Carignan, C. (2014), 'An acoustic and articulatory examination of the "oral" in "nasal" : the oral articulations of French nasal vowels are not arbitrary', Journal of Phonetics, vol 46, no 1 , pp 23 - 33.
  • Shosted, R., Carignan, C. and Rong, P. (2012), 'Managing the distinctiveness of phonemic nasal vowels : articulatory evidence from Hindi', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 131, no 1 , pp 455 - 465.
  • Carignan, C., Shosted, R., Shih, C. and Rong, P. (2011), 'Compensatory articulation in American English nasalized vowels', Journal of Phonetics, vol 39, no 4 , pp 668 - 682.

Conference Papers

  • Ying, J., Carignan, C., Shaw, J., Proctor, M., Derrick, D. and Best, C. (2017), 'Temporal dynamics of lateral channel formation in /l/ : 3D EMA data from Australian English', INTERSPEECH (Conference), Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Frej, M., Carignan, C. and Best, C. (2017), 'Acoustics and articulation of medial versus final coronal stop gemination contrasts in Moroccan Arabic', INTERSPEECH (Conference), Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Blackwood Ximenes, A., Shaw, J. and Carignan, C. (2016), 'Tongue positions corresponding to formant values in Australian English vowels', Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Parramatta, N.S.W..
  • Carignan, C., Shosted, R., Fu, M., Liang, Z. and Sutton, B. (2013), 'The role of the pharynx and tongue in enhancement of vowel nasalization : a real-time MRI investigation of French nasal vowels', International Speech Communication Association. Conference, Lyon, France.
  • Carignan, C. (2012), 'Quand nasal est plus que nasal : l'articulation orale des voyelles nasales en francais', JEP-TALN-RECITAL Conference, Grenoble, France.
  • Carignan, C. (2011), 'Oral articulation of nasal vowels in French', International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong.
  • Rong, P., Shosted, R. and Carignan, C. (2011), 'The relationship between velopharyngeal opening and place of Articulation : an aerodynamic and EPG investigation', International Seminar on Speech Production, Montreal, Canada.
  • Carignan, C. and Fagyal, Z. (2010), 'V-to-V assimilation in trisyllabic words in French : evidence for gradience and locality', Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, Tucson, Ariz..

Previous Projects

Title: Deciphering the great and mysterious singing machine [via ANU CoE]
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Christopher Carignan and Catherine Best
Years: 2016-05-01 - 2017-12-31
ID: P00023477

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