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Susannah Levi

Associate Professor; Director of the Undergraduate Program

Communicative Sciences and Disorders

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Susannah Levi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. She examines how information about a speaker affects language processing. Her past research has looked at whether people sound the same when speaking different languages and whether being familiar with a speaker's voice in one language, helps a listener understand that speaker in a different language. Her current work expands on this to examine whether children, like adults, also show a processing benefit when listening to familiar talkers. She is also exploring whether language processing can be improved for children with language disorders using speaker familiarity.

Dr. Levi received her doctorate from the Department of Linguistics at the University of Washington, completed a postdoctoral research position in the Department of Brain and Psychological Sciences at Indiana University. Prior to coming to NYU, she taught at the University of Michigan. She is currently the Director of the Undergraduate Program in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders.

Acoustic Phonetics and Perception Lab

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Acoustic Phonetics

A broad-based study of acoustic phonetics including acoustic theory and measurement; distinctive feature systems; integration of physiologic and perceptual characteristics with concomitant acoustic features.
Course #
CSCD-UE 402
Units
3
Term
Spring
Faculty

Professors

Susannah Levi ,
Department

Phonetics and Phonemics

A study of the production, description, and classification of speech sounds; English sounds, stress, and intonation; phonemes and allophones, ear training, phonetic and phonemic transcription.
Course #
CSCD-UE 61
Units
3
Term
Fall, Spring
Faculty

Professors

Susannah Levi ,
Department

Research Colloquium in Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Students participate in discussion of research topics, AND engage in research out of class with a faculty member. During this time, students are also exposed to examples of scholarly research presented by guest speakers, who are eminent researchers on speech language pathology and related areas. This course is required for 3 semesters for doctoral students but may also be taken by master’s level students for a single semester. Doctoral students doing research with faculty will present results at the colloquium.
Course #
CSCD-GE 2420
Units
1
Term
Fall, Spring
Faculty

Professors

Susannah Levi , Diana Van Lancker Sidtis , Sonja Molfenter , Maria Grigos ,
Department