Contact information

Duolingo

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Email: bozena @ duolingo.com

Presentations

 

2015

Pajak, Bozena. Analogy in learning second-language phonetic categories. Oral presentation at the 137th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci). Pasadena, CA. July 2015.

 

2014

Pajak, Bozena, Page Piccinini, & Roger Levy. Perceptual warping of phonetic space applies beyond known phonetic categories: evidence from the perceptual magnet effect. Poster presentation at the 168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). Indianapolis, IN. October 2014. (poster)

 

2013

K. Michael Brooks, Bozena Pajak, & Eric Baković. Learning biases for phonological interactions. Poster presentation at Phonology 2013. Amherst, MA. November 2013.

Pajak, Bozena, Klinton Bicknell, & Roger Levy. A computational model of generalization in phonetic category learning. Oral presentation at the 38th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD). Boston, MA. November 2013.

Pajak, Bozena, Klinton Bicknell, & Roger Levy. A model of generalization in distributional learning of phonetic categories. Oral presentation at the 4th Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL). Sofia, Bulgaria. August 2013.

Pajak, Bozena, Klinton Bicknell, & Roger Levy. A computational model of generalization in distributional learning: the role of phonetic variability across segment classes. Poster presentation at the 2013 Linguistic Institute Workshop on Variation in the Acquisition of Sound Systems. Ann Arbor, MI. June 2013.

Pajak, Bozena & Roger Levy. Distributional learning of non-native phonetic categories: the role of talker variability. Oral presentation at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). Boston, MA. January 2013.

K. Michael Brooks, Bozena Pajak, & Eric Baković. Learnability of complex phonological
interactions: an artificial language learning experiment
. Oral presentation at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). Boston, MA. January 2013.

 

2012

Pajak, Bozena, Sarah C. Creel, & Roger Levy. Can native-language perceptual bias facilitate learning words in a new language? Poster presentation at the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci). Sapporo, Japan. August 2012.

Pajak, Bozena, Sarah C. Creel, & Roger Levy. Adults take advantage of fine phonetic detail when learning words in a novel language. Oral presentation at the 86th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). Portland, OR. January 2012.

 

2011

Pajak, Bozena & Roger Levy. Distributional learning of L2 phonological categories by listeners with different language backgrounds. Oral presentation at the 36th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD). Boston, MA. November 2011.

Pajak, Bozena & Roger Levy. Phonological generalization from distributional evidence. Oral presentation at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci). Boston, MA. July 2011.

Pajak, Bozena & Roger Levy. How abstract are phonological representations? Evidence from distributional perceptual learning. Oral presentation at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS). Chicago, IL. April 2011.

 

2010

Pajak, Bozena. Bilinguals generalize from known phonological contrasts in perception of a novel language. Poster presentation at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. St. Louis, MO. November 2010. (poster)

Pajak, Bozena. Perceptual advantage from generalized linguistic knowledge. Oral presentation at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci). Portland, OR. August 2010.

Pajak, Bozena. L2 knowledge facilitates perception of L3. Oral presentation at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). Baltimore, MD. January 2010.

 

2009

Pajak, Bozena. Perception of Moroccan Arabic geminates by English native speakers. Poster presentation at the 2nd Acoustical Society of America Special Workshop on Speech: Cross-language speech perception and variations in linguistic experience. Portland, OR. May 2009. (poster)

Pajak, Bozena. Contextual constraints on geminates: the case of Polish. Oral presentation at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS). Berkeley, CA. February 2009. (handout)

Pajak, Bozena. Context-dependent perception of geminates. Poster presentation at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). San Francisco, CA. January 2009. (poster)

 

2008

Pajak, Bozena. Perception of sibilant geminates by non-native listeners. Oral presentation at the Southern California Workshop on Phonetics/Phonology. Pomona College, CA. November 2008. (slides)

Baković, Eric & Bozena Pajak. Why and how not to counterbleed. Oral presentation at the Workshop on Phonological Variation in Voicing. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. September 2008.

Baković, Eric & Bozena Pajak. Contingent optionality. Oral presentation at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). Chicago, IL. January 2008. (handout)

 

2007

Pajak, Bozena. Polish clitics: consequences for the analysis of optionality in OT. Oral presentation at the 37th Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL). San Diego, CA. December 2007. (handout)

     
Last updated: 25-Jul-2015