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- PhD, Linguistics, Indiana University
Dr. Farris-Trimble's research background includes phonological theory as it relates to the phonologies of clinical populations, especially children with phonological delay and individuals with cochlear implants. During her NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Iowa, she studied online processing and word recognition in cochlear implant users. Her current research interests include the role of phonological knowledge in speech processing, first-language phonological acquisition, and weighted-constraint-based theories of phonology. Dr. Farris-Trimble uses eye-tracking in the visual world paradigm as a real-time measure of speech processing and word recognition. She directs the Phonological Processing Lab.