CRSLA Labs: Media




These invited interviews helped stimulate societal paradigm shift about regional and foreign accents, develop evidence-based practice of accent modification, and educate/create awareness through social commentary and research.


    • Interviewed on “So THAT’S why your accent gets stronger when you’re drinking”. April 18, 2018

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    • Interviewed on “I can’t stop conspiracy theorizing about Jennifer Aniston’s Voice in this Smartwater commercial”. Aug 17, 2017


  • NEWSTALK 1010 (Canada’s largest Talk Radio):
    • Interviewed on “Is Drunk Accents a Thing”. Live interview on the show, The Rush, aired on September 27, 2016.


  • “Would you really like Hillary more if she sounded different? How biases shape our perceptions of a powerful woman’s voice. Video interview:
  • Interview story published:

Aug 1, 2016


  • Story featured titled, “Stockton Professor Bridges Communication Gaps in Universities”, May 7, 2016.


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  • Here’s why a young person’s voice sounds different than an old person’s voice”. Interview published in

  (The Science & Tech Journal of,

           December, 2015.

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    • So here’s why it’s OK to start a sentence with ‘So’

May 15, 2014.


    • Do the 'ayes' really have it? Researchers show that voice votes are invalid.

Feb 7, 2014:


  • Sep 9, 2011: Pahking the car: Regional accents getting stronger


  • Mar 14, 2012: Loud Talkers: Why do some voices seem to be set at top volume?


  • Jan 25, 2013: The wavery, shaky “old person’s voice” explained


  • June 8, 2013: Hey y’all, why yous accents come back when you’re drinking?



  • National Public Radio (NPR), WCPN 90.3 FM, Sound of Ideas, live 1-hour long three-panel expert discussion recorded and aired from the studio with audience calling in with questions and comments. Topic: “Can we talk” “(A discussion about the many contemporary words or phrases that are grammatically or syntactically incorrect, but flourish in the popular culture. Who decides proper usage --- especially when it crosses boundaries of race and identity?)