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Dr Anita Szakay

BA UC, MA UC, PhD UBC.

Anita Szakay

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Phone : + 61 2 9850 4155
email : anita.szakay@mq.edu.au

External Address

Department of Linguistics,
Macquarie University

Awards

  • Honourable Mention, Best Student Paper (2012), Szakay, A. 8th International Mental Lexicon Conference, Montreal, Canada.
  • Best Student Paper Award (2011), Szakay, A. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 40, Washington, USA.

Recent Grants Awarded

  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme Grant (2016) "Future proofing Macquarie’s Speech Perception Laboratory." Benders, T., Demuth, K., Cox, F., Sharma, M., Tsukuda, K., Proctor, M., Szakay, A., Yuen, I., Xu, N., Schmidt, E., Koring, L., Ma, W., & Kung, C. ($136,000)
  • University of British Columbia, Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Doctoral Fellowship (2009 - 2011) (CAD$55,000) Szakay, A. ($58,676)
  • University of British Columbia, Graduate Fellowship (2008 - 2011) (CAD$16,000) Szakay, A. ($16,437)

Selected Publications

Books

  • Szakay, A. (2008). Ethnic Dialect Identification in New Zealand: The Role of Prosodic Cues. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller.

Periodicals

  • Szakay, A., Babel, M., & King, J. (2016). Social categories are shared across bilinguals? lexicons. Journal of Phonetics, 59, 92-109. doi:10.1016/j.wocn.2016.09.005
  • Szakay, A. (2012). Voice quality as a marker of ethnicity in New Zealand: From acoustics to perception. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 16(3), 382-397. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9841.2012.00537.x
  • Torgersen, E.N., & Szakay, A. (2012). An investigation of speech rhythm in London English [Special Issue]. Lingua: New Horizons in Sociophonetic Variation and Change, 122(7), 822-840. doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2012.01.004

Published Conference Proceedings

  • Szakay, A., & Torgersen, E. (2015). An acoustic analysis of voice quality in London English: The effect of gender, ethnicity and f0. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: University of Glasgow.
  • Szakay, A., Babel, M., & King, J. (2012). Sociophonetic markers facilitate translation priming: Maori English GOAT - A different kind of animal. In H. Prichard (Ed.), University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics (Vol. 18:2): Selected Papers from New Ways of Analyzing Variation 40 (pp. 137-146). Pennsylvania, USA: Penn Libraries.
  • Torgersen, E., & Szakay, A. (2011). A study of rhythm in London: Is syllable-timing a feature of multicultural London English? In M. Tamminga (Ed.), University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics (Vol. 17:2): Selected Papers from New Ways of Analyzing Variation 39 (pp. 165-174). Pennsylvania, USA: Penn Libraries.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Szakay, A. (2017, April). Processing and representation of indexical information in the bilingual mind. Paper presented at the Developing Lexicon: Representations and Processing Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Walker, M., Szakay, A., & Cox, F. (2016, December). Regional priming in Australian English kit, dress and trap vowels. Paper presented at the 16th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST2016), Western Sydney University, Sydney.
  • Szakay, A. (2016, March). Speaker sex and the processing of grammatical gender: Evidence from Italian-English bilinguals. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistic Variation and Language Processing Conference (SVALP), Blacksburg, USA.
  • Szakay, A. (2015, December). Socio-indexical information is processed relatively late during speech perception. Paper presented at the 46th Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society, Sydney.
  • Mohammed, H., & Szakay, A. (2015, September). The perceptual salience of speech rhythm in Multicultural London English. Paper presented at the 10th UK Language Variation and Change Conference (UKLVC10), University of York, UK.
  • Szakay, A., & Torgersen, E. (2015, August). An acoustic analysis of voice quality in London English: The effect of gender, ethnicity and f0. Poster session presented at the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Torgersen, E., & Szakay, A. (2015, May). An analysis of VOT in London English. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe, Leipzig, Germany.
  • Szakay, A., & Torgersen, E. (2015, April). Voice quality differences in London English: The effect of gender and ethnicity. Paper presented at the The Phonology of Contemporary English 2015, Toulouse, France.
  • Podesva, R.J., Szakay, A., & Callier, P. (2015, January). Gender differences in the acoustic realization of creaky voice: Evidence from conversational data collected in inland California. Paper presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Portland, USA.
  • Szakay, A., & Babel, M. (2014, January). Bilingual lexical activation by linguistic and paralinguistic content. Poster session presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Minneapolis, USA.
  • Podesva, R.J., Hilton, K., Moon, K., & Szakay, A. (2013, October). Nasality as enregistered whiteness: An articulatory sociophonetic study. Paper presented at the New Ways of Analyzing Variation 42, Pittsburgh, USA.
  • Szakay, A. (2013, October). Social category activation in bilingual memory. Invited colloquium at the College of Arts and Humanities, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK.
  • Szakay, A. (2013, September). Indexical specificity effects in cross-dialect auditory priming. Paper presented at the UK Language Variation and Change Conference 9, Sheffield, UK.
  • Szakay, A. (2013, January). The time-course of processing sociophonetic information: Insights from cross-dialect priming. Invited colloquium at the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain & Behaviour, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.
  • Szakay, A., Babel, M., & King, J. (2013, January). Processing and mental representation of innovative phonetic variables. Paper presented at the Variation and Language Processing 2, Christchurch, NZ.
  • Szakay, A. (2012, December). The effect of social cues during bilingual speech perception. Invited colloquium at the Department of Linguistics, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada.
  • Szakay, A. (2012, November). Social category activation across L1 and L2. Invited colloquium at the Department of Linguistics, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.
  • Szakay, A., Babel, M., & King, J. (2012, October). Social context trumps superficial similarity in long-term priming. Paper presented at the New Ways of Analyzing Variation 41, Bloomington, USA.
  • Szakay, A., Babel, M., & King, J. (2012, October). Abstract lexical representations are mediated by social code: Evidence from long-term cross-language auditory priming. Paper presented at the 8th International Mental Lexicon Conference, Montreal, Canada.
  • Szakay, A. (2012, June). Activation of socio-indexical information during bilingual speech processing. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Sociolinguistics Summer School, Newcastle, UK.
  • Szakay, A. (2012, January). On the elusive L2-L1 translation priming: The effect of dialect exposure. Paper presented at the 86th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Portland, USA.
  • Szakay, A., & King, J. (2011, November). Te Reo Maori and its socio-indexical links to Maori English and Pakeha English. Paper presented at the 19th Biennial Conference of the Linguistics Society of New Zealand, Wellington, NZ.
  • Szakay, A. (2011, October). The effect of dialect on bilingual language processing. Invited colloquium at the Linguistics Seminar Series, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Szakay, A., Babel, M., & King, J. (2011, October). Sociophonetic markers facilitate translation priming: Maori English GOAT - A different kind of animal. Paper presented at the New Ways of Analyzing Variation 40, Washington, USA.
  • Torgersen, E., & Szakay, A. (2011, October). What is behind syllable-timing in multicultural London English? Paper presented at the New Ways of Analyzing Variation 40, Washington, USA.
  • Szakay, A. (2011, August). A priming method for investigating interdialectal influences on bilingual lexical processing. Paper presented at the Methods in Dialectology 14, London, Canada.
  • Szakay, A. (2011, July). Cross-language socio-indexicality. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Sociolinguistics Summer School, Glascow, UK.
  • Szakay, A., & Babel, M. (2011, July). How do bilinguals process non-standard dialect forms? Poster session presented at the UMinho Summer School of Linguistics, Braga, Portugal.
  • Szakay, A. (2011, June). Exploring the perceptual and conceptual relationship between L1 ethnolectal variants and L2. Invited colloquium at the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain & Behaviour, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Szakay, A., & Babel, M. (2011, June). The processing of cross-dialectal variants by bilingual listeners. Paper presented at the 8th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Oslo, Norway.
  • Szakay, A. (2011, April). The effect of dialect on bilingual language processing. Paper presented at the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Auckland, NZ.

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