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Cynthia Clopper

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Cynthia Clopper

Distinguished College Professor


(614) 292-8235

306 Oxley Hall
1712 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Phonetics
  • Speech perception
  • Laboratory phonology


  • Ph.D. in Linguistics and Cognitive Science, Indiana University, 2004
  • M.A. in Linguistics, Indiana University, 2001
  • B.A. in Linguistics and Russian, Duke University, 1999

Cynthia G. Clopper is an Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Ohio State University. She received a B.A. in Linguistics and Russian from Duke University in 1999, an M.A. in Linguistics from Indiana University in 2001, and a Ph.D. in Linguistics and Cognitive Science from Indiana University in 2004. She spent one year as a postdoctoral researcher in Psychology at Indiana University and one year as a postdoctoral fellow in Linguistics at Northwestern University, both funded by the National Institutes of Health, before joining the faculty at Ohio State in 2006. Her major areas of expertise are phonetics, speech perception, sociophonetics, and laboratory phonology. Dr. Clopper’s current research projects examine the effects of geographic mobility and linguistic experience on cross-dialect lexical processing, the relationships between linguistic and indexical sources of variation in speech processing, and regional prosodic variation in American English.

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