Jessamyn Schertz

Jessamyn Schertz

Associate Professor, Linguistics (on leave)
Language Studies

Jessamyn Schertz's research focuses on speech perception, production, and the link between the two. Much of her work examines how listeners integrate different sources of information during speech perception, and how this is shaped by linguistic, cognitive, and social factors. 

Areas of Academic Interest

  • phonetics
  • speech perception
  • psycholinguistics

Grants, Fellowships and Awards

(2019) University of Toronto Mississauga Research and Scholarly Activity Fund: “Factors Influencing Perceptual Adaptation of Sound Categories: The Ef- fect of Listener Experience."

(2019) UTM Decanal Graduate Expansion Fund Award for Interdisciplinary Graduate Workshop in Summer 2019: Building Synergies between Psy- chology, Language Studies, and Computer Science at UTM and beyond (with E. Johnson, C. Chambers, and B. Beekhuizen).

(2017-2019) SSHRC Insight Development Grant: Shifting perception: How listeners adapt to a multi-accented world (Grant number 430-2017-00011)

(2013) National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant: Structure and Plasticity of Bilingual Sound Systems (Award #BCS- 1324668 with Natasha Warner).

(2013) National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (Award #1311026).

PhD, Linguistics, University of Arizona
M.S., Human Language Technology, University of Arizona
B.A., Classical Languages, Carleton College


Linguistic Studies
Current Courses
Introduction to General Linguistics, Phonetics, Acoustic Phonetics, Advanced Quantitative Methods in Linguistics (Graduate, St. George Campus)