Associate Professor; Director, PhD Program
Adam Buchwald takes an interdisciplinary approach to address the questions of how we produce and perceive spoken and written language. His primary research focuses on describing the linguistic information that is neurally represented and manipulated during language processing tasks. To achieve these goals, Buchwald's research includes detailed studies of the performance of neurologically impaired populations with acquired language deficits (e.g., aphasia, apraxia of speech) as well as neurologically intact populations, and incorporates the research methods of several disciplines including speech science, cognitive neuropsychology, psycholinguistics, and theoretical linguistics. Buchwald completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University in 2005, and completed a two-year post doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University.
- Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University 2005, Cognitive Science
- M.A. Johns Hopkins University 2002, Cognitive Science
- B.A. Reed College 1997, Psychology
Grants and Awards
- 2015-2020. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (K01DC014298). Using tDCS to promote speech motor learning. PI.
- 2014-2015. NYU Research Challenge Fund. Using tDCS to facilitate speech motor learning. PI.
- 2013. NYU Steinhardt Summer Development Grant. Differentiation and treatment of acquired sound production errors. PI.
- 2013-2014. NYU Steinhardt Innovative, Development, Exploratory Awards (IDEA) Grant. Covert contrast in child phonology: Ultrasound imaging investigation of velar fronting. Co-PI; joint work with Tara McAllister Byun.
- 2012. Outstanding Faculty Award presented by Steinhardt Undergraduate Student Government
- 2011-2012. National Science Foundation. Cognitive, computational, and neural processing: Constraints on theories of language production. Workshop support grant. PI.
- 2010-2011. NYU Steinhardt Innovative, Development, Exploratory Awards (IDEA) Grant. Developing /r/ in Children with Phonological Disorders: Ultrasound Imaging and Perceptual Judgments. Co-PI; joint work with Harriet Klein.
- 2010. ASHA Lessons for Success Conference Fellow
- 2008. NYU Steinhardt Summer Development Grant. Distinguishing Motor-based Speech Errors from Phonologically-driven Speech Errors. PI.
- Speech and language production in aphasia, apraxia, and unimpaired speakers
- Relationship between speech motor control and phonological processing
- Levels of word retrieval impairment in aphasia
- Written language processing in aphasia
- McAllister Byun, T., Buchwald, A. & Mizoguchi, A. (2015) Covert contrast in velar fronting: An acoustic and ultrasound study, Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, to appear.
- Buchwald, A. (2015). Cognitive and neural constraints on theories of language production. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, 30(3), 235-238. (link)
- Buchwald, A. & Falconer, C.* (2014). Cascading activation from lexical processing to letter-level processing in written word production. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 31(7-8), 606-621. (link)
- Rapp, B., Buchwald, A., & Goldrick, M. (2014). Integrating accounts of speech production: the devil is in the representational details. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 29, 24-27 (link)
- Miozzo, Michele & Buchwald, Adam (2013). On the nature of sonority in spoken word production: Evidence from neuropsychology. Cognition, 128, 287-301. (link)
- Felty, Robert A., Buchwald, Adam, Gruenenfelder, Thomas & Pisoni, David B. (2013). Misperceptions of spoken words: Data from a random sample of American English words. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134 (1), 572.585. (link)
- Falconer, Carolyn* & Buchwald, Adam (2013). Do activated letters influence lexical selection in written word production? Aphasiology, 27(7), 849-866. (link)
- Buchwald, Adam & Miozzo, Michele (2012). Phonological and motor errors in individuals with acquired impairment. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 55(5), 1573-1586. (link)
- Buchwald, Adam & Henry, Heather K.* (2012). Lexically-driven phonetic variation in individuals with acquired speech impairment. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 20(4), 36-40.
- Buchwald, Adam and Miozzo, Michele (2011). Finding levels of abstraction in speech production: Evidence from sound production impairment. Psychological Science, 22(9), 1113-1119. (link)
- Buchwald, Adam (2009). Minimizing and optimizing structure in phonology: Evidence from aphasia. Lingua, 119, 1380-1395. (link)
- Buchwald, Adam & Rapp, Brenda (2009). Distinctions between orthographic long-term memory and working memory. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 26, 724-751. (link)
- Buchwald, Adam, Winters, Stephen J., & Pisoni, David B. (2009). Visual speech primes open-set recognition of spoken words. Language and Cognitive Processes, 24(4), 580-610. (link)
- Bent, T.C., Buchwald, A., & Pisoni, D.B. (2009). Perceptual adaptation and intelligibility of multiple talkers for two types of degraded speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126(5), 2660-2669. (link)
- Felty, Robert, Buchwald, Adam, & Pisoni, David B. (2009). Adaptation to frozen babble in spoken word recognition. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America - Express Letters, 125(3), EL93-EL97. (link)
- Buchwald, Adam, Rapp, Brenda, & Stone, Maureen (2007) Insertion of discrete phonological units: An ultrasound investigation of aphasic speech. Language and Cognitive Processes, 22(6), 910-948. (link)
- Buchwald, Adam and Rapp, Brenda (2006). Consonants and vowels in orthography. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 23, 308-337. (link)
- [Book Chapter] Buchwald, Adam (2014). Phonetic processing. In Ferreira, V., Goldrick, M. & Miozzo, M. (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Language Production (pp. 245-258). Oxford University Press: New York.
- [Book Chapter] Buchwald, Adam (2011). Neighborhood Effects. In van Oostendorp, Marc, Ewen, Colin, Hume, Beth & Rice, Keren (Eds.). The Blackwell Companion to Phonology (Vol. 4), Chapter 87. Wiley-Blackwell: New York.
- Buchwald, A., Henry, H.*, Shaw, T.* & Amato, G*. Evaluating Speech-Motor Learning in AOS: Evidence From Acoustics. Paper presented at ASHA Annual Convention, Orlando, FL, November 20-22, 2014.
- McAllister Byun, T., Buchwald, A. & Mizoguchi, A*. Covert Contrast in Velar Fronting: An Ultrasound Study. Paper presented at ASHA Annual Convention, Orlando, FL, November 20-22. 2014.
- Steinberg Lowe* & Buchwald, A. Using Feedback Frequency to Promote Speech Motor Learning. Poster presented at ASHA Annual Convention, Orlando, FL, November 20-22, 2014.
- Rimikis*, S. & Buchwald, A. Combinatorial Processing of Irregular Verbs: Evidence from Aphasia. Poster presented at 52nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, Miami, FL, October 5-7, 2014
- Falconer*, C., Buchwald, A., Zipse Chang, J., Cortes, M., Rykman, A., Krebs, H. Volpe, B., Fregni, F., Pascual-Leone, A. & Edwards, D. Speech-Language Neurorehabilitation: Preliminary results of tDCS and robotic arm training in single left ischemic stroke.Poster presented to the 2013 NYC Neuromodulation Conference, New York, NY, Nov. 22-23, 2013.
- Falconer, C. & Buchwald, A. Does orthographic overlap influence lexical selection? Poster to be presented at Clinical Aphasiology Conference 2012, Lake Tahoe, CA, May 20-May 25, 2012.
- Buchwald, A. & Henry, H.K. Lexically-driven phonetic variation in individuals with acquired speech impairment. Poster presented at Motor Speech Conference, Santa Rosa, CA, February 29-March 4, 2012.
- Miner, T. & Buchwald, A. Separating effects of morphological and phonological complexity in aphasia. Poster presented at ASHA Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, November 17-19, 2011.
- Krehm, M., Buchwald, A., & Vouloumanos, A. The Effect of Variation on Phonetic Category Learning. Poster presented at Boston University Conference on Language Development 36, Boston, MA, November 4-6, 2011.
- Falconer, C., Miner, T., Velez, D. & Buchwald, A. Interaction between word-level and letter-level processing in written language: Evidence from acquired dysgraphia. Paper presented at 49th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, Montreal, Canada, October 16-18, 2011 (presented by A. Buchwald).
- Miner, T. & Buchwald, A. Distinguishing morphological processing impairment from phonological impairment in aphasia. Poster presented at 49th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, Montreal, Canada, October 16-18, 2011.
- Buchwald, A. & Miozzo, M. Identifying the level that errors arise in acquired speech impairment. Poster to be presented at the 6th International Conference on Speech Motor Control, Groningen, The Netherlands, June 8-11, 2011.
- Buchwald, A. & Miozzo, M. Isolating the locus of articulation errors. Poster to be presented at Clinical Aphasiology Conference 2011, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, May 31-June 4, 2011.
- Buchwald, A. & Miozzo, M. Abstract Phonemic Representations Affect Speech Production: Evidence from Speech Impairment. Poster presented at 48th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, Athens, Greece, October 24-26, 2010.
- Buchwald, A. & Miozzo, M. Evidence for separate phoneme and allophone representations. Poster presented at 6th International Workshop on Language Production, Edinburgh, UK, September 2-4, 2010.
- Buchwald, Adam & Miozzo, Michele. Evidence for language-internal cluster well-formedness differences. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America, Baltimore, MD, January 7-10, 2010.
- Buchwald, Adam & Miozzo, Michele. Distinguishing phonological from phonetic errors in aphasia. Evidence from acoustics. Poster presented at ASHA Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, November 19-21, 2009.
- Buchwald, Adam, Rapp, Brenda & Miozzo, Michele. Distinguishing phonological errors from phonetic errors in acquired speech impairment. Paper presented at 47th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, Boston, MA, October 18-20, 2009.
- Buchwald, Adam, Rapp, Brenda, & Miozzo, Michele. Allophones, VOT and aphasic speech errors. Poster presented at 157th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Portland, Oregon, May 18-22, 2009.
- Felty, Robert, Buchwald, Adam & Pisoni, David B. Constructing neighborhood density from spoken word recognition errors. Paper presented at the 6th Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Banff, Alberta, October 7–10, 2008.
- Buchwald, Adam. Factors affecting consonant cluster production and perception. Presented at Workshop on Consonant Clusters and Structural Complexity, Munich, Germany, July 31-August 2, 2008. (Invited talk)
- Buchwald, Adam. Phonetic processing and its interfaces: Theoretical and applied perspectives. Presented at the 5th International Workshop on Language Production, Annapolis, MD, July 28-30, 2008. (Invited talk)
- Buchwald, Adam & Felty, Robert. Neighbors as competitors: Phonological analysis of spoken word recognition errors. Presented at the 155th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Paris, France, June 29 – July 4, 2008.
- Felty, Robert & Buchwald, Adam. Neighbors as competitors: Lexical analyses of spoken word recognition errors. Presented at the 155th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Paris, France, June 29 – July 4, 2008.
- Buchwald, Adam. Minimality and optimality in phonological processing: Evidence from aphasia. Paper presented at Workshop on Experimental evidence for minimal structure, DGfS, Siegen, Germany, Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2007. (Invited talk)
- Buchwald, Adam. Determining well-formedness in phonology: Type vs. token frequency. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Anaheim, CA, January 4-7, 2007.
- CSCD-UE 0402 - Acoustic Phonetics
- CSCD-UE 1045 - Science of Language (cross-listed as LIBAR-UE 341)
- CSCD-UE 1045 - Science and Neurology of Language
- CSCD-GE 2109 - Critical Evaluation of Research
- CSCD-GE 2125 - Speech Science: Instrumentation
- CSCD-GE 2130 - Perception and Production of Speech
- CSCD-GE 2420/1 - Research Colloquium in Speech-Language Pathology
- CSCD-GE 3021 - (Advanced Topics in CSD) Lexical retrieval for language production: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives
- CSCD-GE 3400 - Doctoral Seminar in Communicative Sciences and Disorders