Jason Bishop is a linguistics professor in the English Department at CSI, with an appointment in Linguistics at the CUNY Graduate Center. Director of the CSI Speech Laboratory in 2S-216a, he specializes in phonetics and laboratory phonology (two experimental approaches to the study of spoken language). As such, he is interested in how speech sounds are articulated in the world’s languages, and how they are represented in the mind/brain of speakers and listeners. His primary research focus involves how prosody (the rhythm and melody of speech) is linguistically structured in English and other languages, how it encodes discourse and information structure, and how it influences speech perception.

Professor Bishop studied in the UCLA Phonetics Laboratory; previously he was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany, where he taught English as a Second Language courses, and carried out research on reading in the Neuropsychology Department at the Max Planck Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience in Leipzig.


PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Scholarship / Publications

Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Bishop, J. & Keating, P. (2012). Perception of pitch location within a speaker's range: Fundamental frequency, voice quality and gender. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 132(2), 1100-1112.

Bishop, J. (2012). Information structural expectations in the perception of prosodic prominence. In G. Elordieta and P. Prieto (Eds.) Prosody and Meaning (Interface Explorations). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Publications in Conference Proceedings and Working Papers

Jun, S.-A. (submitted). Implicit prosodic priming and autistic traits in relative clause attachment. Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2014.

Bishop, J. & Toda, K. (2014). Syllabification, sonority, and spoken word segmentation: evidence from word-spotting. Proceedings  of the 47th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society.

Bishop, J. (2012). Focus, prosody, and individual differences in "autistic" traits: evidence from cross modal semantic priming. UCLA Working Papers in Phonetics 111, 1-26.

Bishop, J. (2011). English listeners' knowledge of the broad versus narrow focus contrast. Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences XVII, 312-315.   

Abner, N. & Bishop, J. (Eds). (2009). Proceedings of the 27th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Cascadilla Press.

Bishop, J. (2008). The effect of position on the realization of second occurrence focus. Proceedings of Interspeech 2008, 869-872.

Bishop, J. (2007). Incomplete neutralization in Eastern Andalusian Spanish: perceptual consequences of durational differences involved in s-aspiration. Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences XVI, 1765-1768.