Language Production Lab
Location: 7205 Robert C. Brown Hall Local Map Finding Robert C. Brown
Phone: 778-782-9909
Email: alderete (at)

Current Research Focus


Simon Fraser University Speech Error Database

Building a richly structured speech error database designed to support research projects using a large baseline of errors collected from audio recordings. 


Sound structure in speech production

Investigates the impact of sound structure on speech production processes in languages that have been ignored in language production research, including Fijian (Austronesian) and Tashlhiyt Berber (Afro-asiatic).


Computational learning in phonology

Creating algorithms that can learn real life phonological systems, both at the macro-structure level of OT grammars and the micro-structure level of artificial neural networks.