Contact information

Duolingo

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Email: bozena @ duolingo.com

Dissertation

Pajak, Bozena. 2012. Inductive inference in non-native speech processing and learning. Ph.D. dissertation. University of California, San Diego.

 

 

Papers

 

manuscripts

Pajak, Bozena, Klinton Bicknell, & Roger Levy. submitted. Analogical reuse of newly learned phonetic categories: a computational model and experimental investigation.

 

2016

Pajak, Bozena, Sarah C. Creel, & Roger Levy. 2016. Difficulty in learning similar-sounding words: a developmental stage or a general property of learning? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Pajak, Bozena, Alex B. Fine, Dave Kleinschmidt, & T. Florian Jaeger. 2016. Learning additional languages as hierarchical inference: insights from first language processing. Language Learning.

 

2014

Pajak, Bozena & Roger Levy. 2014. The role of abstraction in non-native speech perception. Journal of Phonetics, 46. 147-160.

 

2013

Pajak, Bozena, Klinton Bicknell, & Roger Levy. 2013. A model of generalization in distributional learning of phonetic categories. In V. Demberg & R. Levy (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (pp. 11-20). Sofia, Bulgaria: Association for Computational Linguistics.

Pajak, Bozena. 2013. Non-intervocalic geminates: typology, acoustics, perceptibility. In L. Carroll, B. Keffala, & D. Michel (Eds.), San Diego Linguistics Papers 4 (pp. 2-27). San Diego, CA: UC San Diego.

 

2012

Pajak, Bozena, Sarah C. Creel, & Roger Levy. 2012. Can native-language perceptual bias facilitate learning words in a new language? In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2174-2179). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Pajak, Bozena & Roger Levy. 2012. Distributional learning of L2 phonological categories by listeners with different language backgrounds. In A. K. Biller, E. Y. Chung, & A. E. Kimball (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 400-413). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

 

2011

Pajak, Bozena & Roger Levy. 2011. How abstract are phonological representations? Evidence from distributional perceptual learning. In Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago.

Pajak, Bozena & Roger Levy. 2011. Phonological generalization from distributional evidence. In L. Carlson, C. Holscher &, T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2673-2678). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

 

2010

Pajak, Bozena. 2010. Perceptual advantage from generalized linguistic knowledge. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 369-374). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Pajak, Bozena & Eric Baković. 2010. Assimilation, antigemination, and contingent optionality: the phonology of monoconsonantal proclitics in Polish. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 28(3). 643-680. (preprint available at ROA-1034)

Pajak, Bozena. 2010. Contextual constraints on geminates: the case of Polish. In Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (pp. 269-280). Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley. (preprint available at ROA-1051)

 

before 2010

Pajak, Bozena. 2007. Polish clitics: consequences for the analysis of optionality in OT. In Proceedings of the 37th Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL) (pp. 173-188). San Diego, CA: University of California, San Diego.

Rubio, Manuel & Bozena Pajak. 2006. Fibonacci numbers using mutual recursion. In Proceedings of Koli Calling 2005: 5th Annual Finnish/Baltic Sea Conference on Computer Science Education (pp. 174-177). Finland: TUCS General Publications.

     
Last updated: 1-Jan-2016