PAYAM GHAFFARVAND MOKARI
Ph.D. in General Linguistics
The broad area of my research interests includes phonetics and second-language speech acquisition. My doctoral research was on effects of cognitive abilities on second language speech learning. Started during my post-doc fellowship in Phonetics and Phonology group at University of Potsdam (Germany), a part of my research has been on understanding how vowels are processed in human mind and how vowels’ abstract phonological organisation relates to the continuous and variable phonetic signal.
I am aIso working on other research projects including an investigation of acoustic and linguistic correlates of L2 speech comprehensibility, acoustic parameters in the classification of fricative sounds, and acquisition of difficult non-native sounds by different L1 groups. I have also a longstanding interest in Azerbaijani Turkish phonetics and phonology.
Philosophical Faculty, School of Humanities
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Ghaffarvand Mokari, Payam; Gafos, Adamantios; Williams, Daniel. 2020. Perceptuomotor compatibility effects in vowels: Beyond phonemic identity Attention perception and psychophysics 82 5: 2751-2764. 2020
Ghaffarvand Mokari, Payam; Mahdinezhad Sardhaei, Nasim. 2020. Predictive power of cepstral coefficients and spectral moments in the classification of Azerbaijani fricatives Journal of the acoustical society of america 147 3: EL228. 2020
Ghaffarvand Mokari, P; Werner, S. 2018. On the Role of Cognitive Abilities in Second Language Vowel Learning Language and speech 2019; 62 2: 260-2801-21. 2018
Ghaffarvand Mokari, Payam. 2018. Second language vowel learning and the role of cognitive abilities : a study on Azerbaijani learners of English. Itä-Suomen yliopisto. 2018
Ghaffarvand Mokari P, Werner S. 2017. Perceptual Training of Second-Language Vowels: Does Musical Ability Play a Role?. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 2018; 47 1: 95-112. 2017
Ghaffarvand Mokari Payam, Werner Stefan. 2017. Azerbaijani. Journal of International Phonetic Association 47 2: 207-212. 2017
Mokari OG, Werner S. 2017. Perceptual assimilation predicts acquisition of foreign language sounds: The case of Azerbaijani learners' production and perception of Standard Southern British English vowels. Lingua 185: 81-95. 2017
Mokari Payam Ghaffarvand, Werner Stefan, Talebi Ali. 2017. An acoustic description of Farsi vowels produced by native speakers of Tehrani dialect. Phonetician 114: 6-23. 2017
Mokari Payam Ghaffarvand, Werner Stefan. 2017. Individual variability in cue weighting for first-language vowels. Loquens 4 2: e044. 2017
Ghaffarvand Mokari Payam, Werner Stefan. 2016. An Acoustic Description of Spectral and Temporal Characteristics of Azerbaijani Vowels. Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics 52 3: 503-518. 2016