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Associate Professor Felicity Cox

BA DipEd Macq, PhD Macq.

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Office : 3.519
Phone : +61 2 9850 8767
Fax : +61 2 9850 9352
email : Felicity.Cox@mq.edu.au
Homepage : http://www.ling.mq.edu.au/about/staff/cox_felicity/index.html

External Address

Department of Linguistics
Australian Hearing Hub
16 University Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109

Recent External Appointments

  • Secretary, Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association. (2016 continuing)
  • Editorial Board, Australian Journal of Linguistics. (2010 continuing)

External Memberships

  • Australian Linguistic Society
  • International Phonetic Association
  • Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association

Awards

  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Executive Dean's Awards for Learning and Teaching. (2013), Cox, F. Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Promotion to Associate Professor (Level D) (2012), Cox, F.

Recent Grants Awarded

  • ARC CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme (2017) "Investigating lexical representation using masked onset priming and electromagnetic articulography." Coltheart, M., Proctor, M., Cox, F., Forster, K., & Ratko, L. ($7,598)
  • 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)
  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme Grant (2015) "Phonetics laboratory research facilities." Proctor, M., Cox, F., Demuth, K., Cupples, L., Harrison, E., Sharma, M., Mannell, R., Yuen, I., Xu, N., Schmidt, E., Kung, C., Nickels, L., Johnson, B., Palethorpe, S., Biedermann, B., Sowman, P., Kinoshita, S., & Tsukada, K. ($88,650)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Equipment Grant (2014) "Speech studio equipment." Cox, F., Proctor, M., Demuth, K., Crain, S., Xu, N., Slatyer, H., Kruger, J.-L., Mannell, R., Yuen, I., Palethorpe, S., McMahon, C., Barnes, S., Thornton, R., Cupples, L., & Sharma M. ($9,980)
  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme Grant (2014) "Articulograph for speech research." Proctor, M., Biedermann, B., Cox, F., Cupples, L., Demuth, K., Harrison, E., Johnson, B., Kinoshita, S., Lin, S., Mannell, R., Nickels, L., Palethorpe, S., Sharma, M., Sowman, P., Thompson, B., Tsukada, K., Yuen, I., & Xu, N. ($75,915)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Equipment Grant Scheme (2013) "Australian English-speaking child language acquisition database". Cox, F., Palethorpe, S., Demuth, K., & McMahon, C. ($9,267)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grants [9201301063]. (2013) "Tobii eye-tracker and sound level meter for testing infants and young children." Demuth, K., Xu Rattanasone, N., Cox, F., Proctor, M., McMahon, C., & Sharma, M. ($77,661)
  • Macquarie University Innovation and Scholarship Program (2013 - 2014) "Mobile Language Lab (MLL) for enhancing students’ learning experience and communicative efficiency in Italian and Japanese." Tsukada, K., Alimeni, G., Lomonaco, E., & Cox, F. ($19,880)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block (2012 - 2013) "Tobii eye-tracker for testing infants and young children." Demuth, K., Grant, K.-A., McMahon, C., Crain, S., Thornton, R., Sharma, M., Cox, F., Tsukada, K., Zhou, P., & Moscati, V. ($49,150)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant (2012 - 2013) "Processing of sounds, words and sentences: An ERP study." Sharma, M., Demuth, K., Kinoshita, S., Cox, F., Peter, V., & Johnson, B. ($43,062)
  • ARC Discovery Project Grant [DP110102479] (2011 - 2013) "Phonological effects on the development of inflectional morphology." Cox, F., & Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. ($205,000)
  • ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Facilities Grant [LE100100211] (2010 - 2013) “The big Australian speech corpus: An audio-visual speech corpus of Australian English.” Burnham, D.K., Cox, F.M., Butcher, A.R., Fletcher, J.M., Wagner, M., Epps, J.R., Ingram, J.C., Arciuli, J., Togneri, R., Rose, P.J., Kemp, N.M., Cutler, A., Dale, R., Kuratate, T., Powers, D.M., Cassidy, S., Grayden, D.B., Loakes, D.E., et al ($650,000)

Media Engagement

Selected Publications

Books

  • Fromkin, V., Rodman, R., Hyams, N., Amberber, M., Cox, F., & Thornton, R. (2014). An Introduction to Language: Australia and New Zealand Edition (8th ed.). Melbourne: Cengage Learning.
  • Cox, F. (2012). Australian English: Transcription and Pronunciation. Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.
  • Fromkin, V., Rodman, R., Hyams, N., Collins, P., Amberber, M. & Cox, F. (2012). 7th Edition, An Introduction to Language. Melbourne, Australia: Cengage.
  • Cassidy, S., Cox, F., Mannell, R., & Palethorpe, S. (Eds.). (2004). Proceedings of the 10th Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology. (CD ed.). Sydney, Australia: Macquarie University.

Book Chapters

  • Cox, F.M., & McLeod, S. (2015). Speech: Phonetics. In S. McLeod & J. McCormack (Eds.), Introduction to Speech, Language and Literacy (pp. 83-133). South Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand.
  • Cox, F., & Palethorpe, S. (2012). Standard Australian English: The sociostylistic broadness continuum. In R. Hickey (Ed.), Standards of English: Codified varieties around the world, studies in language (pp. 294-317). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cox, F., & Palethorpe, S. (2001). The changing face of Australian English vowels. In D.B. Blair & P. Collins (Eds.), Varieties of English Around the World: English in Australia (pp. 17-44). Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins.

Periodicals

  • Yuen, I., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2017). Planning of hiatus-breaking inserted 'r' in the speech of Australian English-speaking children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60, 826-835. doi:10.1044/2016_JSLHR-S-16-0085
  • Miles, K., Yuen, I., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2016). The prosodic licensing of coda consonants in early speech: Interactions with vowel length. Journal of Child Language, 43(2), 265-283. doi:10.1017/S0305000915000185
  • Yuen, I., Miles, K., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2015). The syllabic status of final consonants in early speech: A case study. Journal of Child Language, 42, 682-694. doi:10.1017/S0305000914000324
  • Cox, F., Palethorpe, S., & Bentink, S. (2014). Phonetic archaeology and 50 years of change to Australian English /i:/. Australian Journal of Linguistics, 34, 50-75. doi:10.1080/07268602.2014.875455
  • Cox, F., Palethorpe, S., Buckley, L., & Bentink, S. (2014). Hiatus resolution and linking /ɹ/ in Australian English. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 44, 155-178. doi: 10.1017/S0025100314000036
  • Yuen, I., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2014). Three-year-olds' production of Australian English phonemic vowel length as a function of prosodic context. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135(3), 1469–1479. doi:10.1121/1.4864292
  • Mealings, K.T., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2013). Acoustic investigations into the later acquisition of syllabic -es plurals. Journal of Speech, Language, & Hearing Research, 56, 1260-1271.
  • Cox, F., (2008). Vowel transcription systems: An Australian perspective. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 10, 327-333.
  • Cox, F., and Palethorpe, S. (2007). An illustration of the IPA: Australian English. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 37, 341-350.
  • Palethorpe, S., & Cox, F. (2007). An Illustration of the IPA: Australian English. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 37(3), 341-350.
  • Cox, F. (2006). Australian English Pronunciation into the 21st Century. Prospect: Australian Journal of TESOL, 21, 3-21.
  • Cox, F., (2006). The acoustic characteristics of /hVd/ vowels in the speech of some Australian teenagers. Australian Journal of Linguistics, 26, 147-179.
  • Cox, F., (1999). Vowel change in Australian English. Phonetics, 56, 1-27.
  • Cox, F., (1998). The Bernard Data Revisited Australian Journal of Linguistics, 18, 29-55.
  • Harrington, J., Cox, F., & Evans, Z. (1997). An acoustic phonetic study of broad, general, and cultivated Australian English Vowels. Australian Journal of Linguistics, 17, 155-184.

Published Abstracts

  • Cox, F., & Palethorpe, S. (2010). Broadness variation in Australian English speaking females [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 13th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science & Technology.
  • Cox, F., & Palethorpe, S. (2008). Nasalisation of /æ/ and sound change in Australian English [Abstract]. Laboratory Phonology 11. [Link]
  • Cox, F., & Palethorpe, S. (2008). Reversal of short front vowel raising in Australian English [Abstract]. Proceedings of Interspeech 2008, 1, 342-345.
  • Cox, F., & Palethorpe, S. (2006). A preliminary acoustic phonetic examination of Lebanese Australian English [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 58(Suppl. 1), 5.
  • Cox, F., & Palethorpe, S. (1998). Regional variation in the vowels of females adolescents from Sydney [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing.

Published Conference Proceedings

  • Cox, F., Palethorpe, S., & Miles, K. (2015). The role of contrast maintenance in the temporal structure of the rhyme. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: University of Glasgow.
  • Tsukada, K., Cox, F., Hajek, J., & Hirata, Y. (2015). Perception of Italian and Japanese singleton/geminate consonants by listeners from different language background. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: University of Glasgow.
  • Yuen, I., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2015). Anticipatory planning of r-insertion in Australian English. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: University of Glasgow.
  • Cox, F., & Palethorpe, S. (2014). Phonologisation of vowel duration and nasalised /æ/ in Australian English. In J. Hay & E. Parnell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (pp. 33-36). Sydney: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Assoc.
  • Estival, D., Cassidy, S., Cox, F., & Burnham, D. (2014). AusTalk: An audio-visual corpus of Australian English. In N. Calzolari, K. Choukri, T. Declerck, H. Loftsson, B. Maegaard, J. Mariani, A. Moreno, J. Odijk & S. Piperidis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (pp. 3105-3109). Luxembourg: European Language Resources Association (ELRA).
  • Tsukada, K., Cox, F., & Hajek, J. (2014). Cross-language perception of Japanese singleton and geminate consonants: Preliminary data from non-native learners of Japanese and native speakers of Italian and Australian English. In H. Li, H. Meng, B. Ma, E. Siong Chng & L. Xie (Eds.), Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (pp. 1288-1292). Singapore: International Speech and Communication Association.
  • Tsukada, K., Cox, F., Hajek, J., & Hirata, Y. (2014). Perception of Italian and Japanese consonant length by native speakers of Australian English and Italian: A pilot study. In J. Hay & E. Parnell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (pp. 213-218). Sydney: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Assoc.
  • Lin, S., Palethorpe, S., & Cox, F. (2012). An ultrasound exploration of Australian English /CVl/ words. In F. Cox, K. Demuth, S. Lin, K. Miles, S. Palethorpe, J. Shaw & I. Yuen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 14th Speech Science and Technology Conference (pp. 105-108). Sydney: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Assoc.
  • Yuen, I., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2012). Interaction of vowel length, utterance-position and accent in 3-year olds’ Australian English. In F. Cox, K. Demuth, S. Lin, K. Miles, S. Palethorpe, J. Shaw, & I. Yuen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 14th Speech Science and Technology Conference (pp. 17-20). Sydney: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Assoc.
  • Burnham, D., Ambikairajah, E., Arciuli, J., Bennamoun, M., Best, C. T., Bird, S., Butcher, A. R., Cassidy, S., Chetty, G., Cox, F. M., Cutler, A., Dale, R., Epps, J. R., Fletcher, J. M., et al (2009). A blueprint for a comprehensive Australian English auditory-visual speech corpus. In M. Haugh, K. Burridge, J. Mulder, J. & P. Peters (Eds.), Selected proceedings of the 2008 HCSNet Workshop on Designing the Australian National Corpus (pp. 96-107). Somerville, USA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
  • Cox, F., & Palethorpe, S. (2004). The Border Effect: Vowel Differences Across the NSW/Victorian Border. In C. Moskovsky (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2003 Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society (pp. 1-14). : http://www.als.asn.au.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Penney, J., Cox, F., Palethorpe, S., & Miles, K. (2016, December). Glottalisation and coda stop voicing in Australian English. Poster session presented at the 16th Speech Science and Technology Conference (SST2016), Western Sydney University, Parramatta.
  • Ratko, L., Proctor, M., Cox, F., & Veld, S. (2016, December). Preliminary investigations into the Australian English articulatory vowel space. Paper presented at the 16th Speech Science and Technology Conference (SST2016), Western Sydney University, Parramatta.
  • 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.
  • Yuen, I., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2016, August). Planning of hiatus breaking inserted 'r' in Australian English speaking children. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Penney, J., Cox, F., Palethorpe, S., & Miles, K. (2016, July). Enhancement of glottalisation as a cue to coda stop voicing in Australian English. Paper presented at the Workshop on Sociophonetic Variability in the English Varieties of Australia, Griffith University, Brisbane.
  • Penney, J., Cox, F., Palethorpe, S., & Miles, K. (2015, December). Glottalisation in Australian English: A change in progress. Paper presented at the Australian Linguistic Society Conference, Western Sydney University, Parramatta.
  • Tsukada, K., Cox, F., & Hajek, J. (2015, June). The perception of unfamiliar Italian and Japanese consonant length contrasts by monolingual and bilingual speakers. Symposium conducted at the Bilingualism Symposium - Theory, Practice and Innovation: Social, Cognitive and Linguistic Perspectives in the Study of Bilingualism, The University of New South Wales, Sydney.
  • Xu Rattanasone, N., Demuth, K., & Cox, F. (2015, May). Production of English plurals by 3-year-old monolingual and Mandarin L2-learners of English. Paper presented at the 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB10), Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.
  • Cox, F., Palethorpe, S., Miles, K., & Davies, B. (2014, December). Is there evidence for region specific vowel variation in /hVd/ word list data from AusTalk? Paper presented at the Australian Linguistic Society Conference, Newcastle.
  • German, A., Yuen I., Cox, F., Buckley, L. & Demuth, K. (2014, December). Perceptual analysis of epenthetic ‘r’ in linking and intrusive contexts in Australian English Paper. Paper presented at the Australian Linguistic Society Conference, Newcastle.
  • Chen, H., Xu Rattanasone, R., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2014, August). Perception and production of phonemic vowel length in Australian English-learning toddlers. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Chen, H., Xu-Rattanasone, N., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2014, July). Perception and production of phonemic vowel length in Australian English-learning 18-month-olds. Poster session presented at the 14th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon14), Tokyo, Japan.
  • Tsukada, K., Cox, F., & Hajek, J. (2014, July). Perception of sokuon (long/geminate consonants) in Japanese. Paper presented at the Sydney International Conference Japanese Language Education (ICJLE), University of Technology, Sydney and The University of New South Wales.
  • Cox, F. & Palethorpe, S. (2014, May). Probablilistic enhancement and Australian English /æ/. Paper presented at the 3rd Workshop on Sound Change, University of California, Berkeley, USA.
  • Bentink, S., Cox, F, & Palethorpe, S. (2013, October). How /ɹ/-like is linking /ɹ/ in Australian English? Paper presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Australian Linguistic Society (ALS), Melbourne.
  • Cox, F., & Palethorpe, S. (2013, October). Contrast enhancement and Australian English /æ/ change. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Australian Linguistic Society (ALS), Melbourne.
  • Cox, F. (2013, May). Sound change in Australian English. Keynote paper presented at the The 3rd International Conference on English Pronunciation: Issues & Practices (EPIP3), Murcia, Spain.
  • Lin, S., Palethorpe, S., & Cox, F. (2012, December). An ultrasound exploration of Australian English /CVl/ words. Paper presented at the 14th International Australasian Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST), Sydney.
  • Yuen, I., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2012, December). Interaction of vowel length, utterance-position and accent in 3-year olds’ Australian English. Paper presented at the 14th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST), Sydney.
  • Yuen, I., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2012, July). Phrase-final lengthening, focus and Australian-English vowel length contrast. Perspectives on Rhythm and Timing (PoRT). Presentation given at the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.
  • Cox, F., & Palethorpe, S. (2012, May). The relationship between oral and nasalised vowels in Australian English /æ/ change. Paper presented at the 2nd Workshop on Sound Change, Kloster Seeon, Germany.
  • Mealings, K.T., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2012, April). Acoustic investigations into the delayed acquisition of syllabic -es plurals in 2-year-olds' speech. Paper presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Miles, K., Demuth, K., & Cox, F. (2012, April). The development of coda consonants in early speech. Poster session presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Yuen, I., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2012, April). Phonetic realisation of epenthetic /lateral flap/ in Australian English. Paper presented at the Social Side of Speech Workshop, University of Western Sydney, Sydney.
  • Cox, F. (2012, March). Variation and change in Australian English phonology. Keynote paper presented at the The Phonology of Contemporary English. Variation and change (PAC 2012), Toulouse, France.
  • Mealings, K.T., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2011, December). Acoustic investigations of the syllabic -es plural morpheme in 2-year-olds' speech. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistics Society, The Australian National University, Canberra.
  • Xu, N., Demuth, K., & Cox, F. (2011, December). Sequential Bilingual (Mandarin-English) Children’s Production of Australian English Codas. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society (ALS), Canberra.
  • Mealings, K.T., Cox, F., & Demuth, K. (2011, November). An acoustic investigation into the delayed acquisition of syllabic -es plurals in 2-year-olds' speech. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney..
  • Xu, N., Demuth, K., & Cox, F. (2011, November). Australian English codas: Easy or hard for Mandarin children? Poster session presented at the Annual Workshop of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Cox, F. (2010, December). The evolution of the Australian English accent. Paper presented at the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Cox, F. (2010, November). Australian voices. Keynote paper presented at the 12th New Zealand Language & Society Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Cox, F. (2010, June). What can vowels tell us about Australians? Keynote paper presented at the Speech and Drama Assoication, Sydney, Australia.
  • Cox, F. (2008, September). Australian English. Keynote paper presented at the Interspeech, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Cox, F. (2007, September). What is 21st Century Australian English? Keynote paper presented at the Adult Migrant Education Service Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Cox, F., & Palethorpe, S. (2006, December). A preliminary acoustic phonetic examination of Lebanese Australian English. Paper presented at the 15th Australian Language and Speech Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Cox, F., & Palethorpe, S. (2006, December). Open vowels in Australian English. Paper presented at the 11th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Cox, F. (2006, July). Shape shift: Australian English sound change. Keynote paper presented at the Australian Linguistic Society (ALS)/Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) Conferences, Brisbane.
  • Cox, F. & Palethorpe, S. (2006, July). Some phonetic characteristics of Lebanese Australian English. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society (ALS), Brisbane.
  • Cox, F. (2006, April). Current issues in the description of the Australian English accent. Paper presented at the Australian Centre for Languages (ACL) Consortium Professional Development Day, Sydney, Australia.
  • Cox, F. (2005, October). Australian English pronunciation into the 21st century. Keynote paper presented at the Adult Migrant Education Program (AMEP) Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Cox, F. (2005, July). Current issues in Australian English. Keynote paper presented at the Speech and Drama Association Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia.

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