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Dr. Ashley Farris-Trimble



Research Themes: 

The Communicating Mind and Body

Dr. Farris-Trimble is an assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics at Simon Fraser University, where her research focuses on phonological acquisition and processing. Using a variety of theoretical and experimental methods, she studies how children learn the phonologies of their native languages, as well as how they learn to match the incoming speech stream to stored lexical representations. She also investigates how children and adults use phonological structure to recognize words, relying primarily on eye-tracking to study word recognition and speech perception in real-time. Dr. Farris-Trimble directs SFU’s Phonological Processing Lab.

Research Interests

Phonological acquisition, phonological processing, word recognition, psycholinguistics, theoretical phonology