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Voice Perception Laboratory

Voice Perception Laboratory

Current projects

  • Principal Investigator, NIH NIDCD Individual Research Grant  "Toward standardizing perceptual voice quality measures" (DC01797), 2005-2010. 
  • Co-Principal Investigator, NSF Grant BCS-0720304, "Production and perception of linguistic voice quality", 2007-2010.  PI:  Patricia Keating.


  • Principal Investigator: Jody Kreiman, PhDBruce R. Gerratt, PhD
  • Collaborators: Professor Abeer Alwan - Electrical Engineering; Professor Patricia Keating - Linguistics; Norma Antoñanzas-Barroso - senior programmer/analyst.
  • Undergraduate Students: Theresa Fiddler; Larina Luu

Recent Publications

  • Kreiman, J., Gerratt, B.R., and Antonanzas-Barroso (2007).  Measures of the glottal source spectrum.  Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 50, 595-610.
  • Kreiman, J., Gerratt, B.R., and Ito, M.  (2007)  When and why listeners disagree in voice quality assessment tasks.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 122, 2354-2364.
  • Antonanzas-Barroso, N., Kreiman, J., and Gerratt, B.R.  (2008).  Recent improvements to the University of California, Los Angeles' voice synthesizer.  Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 5,  060001. 
  • Shue, Y-L., Kreiman, J., & Alwan, A. (2009).  A novel codebook search technique for estimating the open quotient.  Interspeech 2009, 2895-2898.
  • Kreiman, J., Antoñanzas-Barroso, N., and Gerratt, B.R.  (in press).  Integrated software for analysis and synthesis of voice quality.  To appear in Behavior Research Methods.
  • Kreiman, J., and Gerratt, B.R. (in press).  Perceptual assessment of voice quality:  Past, present, and future.  To appear in E. Ma and Y. Yiu (eds.), Handbook of Voice Assessments (San Diego:  Plural).


Book in preparation: Foundations of Voice Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Voice Production and Perception by Jody Kreiman (UCLA) and Diana Sidtis (NYU), forthcoming from Wiley-Blackwell

Contact Information

Jody Kreiman, PhD:
Email: jkreiman@ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 825-0736

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