Dr. Braver's research interests include phonetics, phonology, and their interface; laboratory phonology; incomplete neutralization; and South African and Bantu languages (especially Xhosa). His research investigates the ways in which speech sounds are organized, produced, perceived, and manipulated by our linguistic system. Much of this work takes place in the laboratory, with both speech production and speech perception experiments.
Dr. Braver also runs the TTU Phonetics and Phonology Linguistics Lab.
For a full list of publications and more up-to-date information, visit www.aaronbraver.com.
Ph.D. Rutgers, 2013
Will Bennett and Aaron Braver (2020). Different Speakers, different grammars: Productivity and representation of Xhosa labial palatalization. Phonological Data and Analysis 2(6). [PDF]
Takehiro Iizuka, Kimi Nakatsukasa, and Aaron Braver (2020). The efficacy of gesture on second language pronunciation: An exploratory study of handclapping as a classroom instructional tool. Language Learning 70(4). [PDF]
Last updated October 2021
Associate Professor of Linguistics, Director of Linguistics
Linguistics (Phonetics and Phonology)