Washington State University
1980 - 1984. Undergraduate work in computer science.
1987-1990 Graduate work in anthropological linguistics. Master's thesis: Automated, Dialect-Independent Phoneme Detection and Word Recognition.
University of Arizona
1990 - 1996. Graduate work in psycholinguistics and theoretical linguistics. PhD dissertation: The Minimal Word Hypothesis: A Segmentation Strategy.
University of Alabama - Birmingham
1996 - 1997. Post-doctoral work in second language acquisition.
Past research included speech perception and production, theoretical phonology, artificial neural networks, and second language acquisition. Now, I tend to research fishing holes, hunting grounds, construction techniques, alternative energy systems, diesel engine maintenance and anything having to do with sailboats and cruising.
- 2002. Piske, T. J., E. Flege, I. R. A. MacKay, and D. Meador. “The production of English vowels by fluent early and late Italian-English bilinguals.” Phonetica, 49-71.
- 2000. MacKay, I. R. A., D. Meador, and J. E. Flege. “The identification of English consonants by native speakers of Italian.” Phonetica, 22-45.
- 2000. Meador, D., J. E. Flege, and I. R. A. MacKay. “Factors affecting the recognition of words in a second language.” Bilingualism, 3(1):55-67.
- 1999 Flege, J. E., I. R. A. MacKay, and D. Meador. “Native Italian speakers’ perception and production of English vowels.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 10:2973-2987.
- 1999. Piske, T., J. E. Flege, I. R. A MacKay, and D. Meador. “Non-natives’ production of vowels in conversational speech.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 107.
- 1997. Flege, J. E., D. Meador, and I. R. A. MacKay. “Nonnative speech perception in noise and in quiet.” International Conference on Speech Perception by Non-Native Listeners
Linguistic Society of America, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
Courses taught in the past include Introductory Anthropology, Introductory Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Art in Society, Phonology, Sailing Certification. Now I learn from you.