Kuniko Nielsen

Kuniko Nielsen

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Kuniko Nielsen
Assistant professor
Linguistics Department

Kuniko Nielsen is an assistant professor in Oakland University’s Linguistics Department. Dr. Nielsen’s research is focused on the areas of phonetics and psycholinguistics. By conducting behavioral experiments and acoustics analysis, she explores questions such as how linguistic sound structures are represented in memory and how those representations are accessed and reflected in speech production and perception.

A member of the OU community since 2008, Dr. Nielsen has served on the College of Arts and Sciences Assembly and Graduate Studies Committee and has supervised graduate and undergraduate student research projects, including presentations for the annual Meeting of the Minds conference.

She recently presented the results of her research on the effects of autism traits on phonetic imitation at the 13th Conference on Laboratory Phonology in Stuttgart, Germany, and is currently organizing a special session on phonetic imitation for the 165th annual meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Montreal.

Dr. Nielsen holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from UCLA and received an OU Faculty Fellowship Award in 2010. She teaches courses in general linguistics, phonology, phonetics theory, and language development in children.

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