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Aleah Combs

Aleah Combs

CLS Lab Manager


  1. MA in Linguistic Theory and Typology, University of Kentucky, 2020
  2. BA in Linguistics, University of Kentucky, 2019
  3. BHS in Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Kentucky, 2019


My research interests are: affect perception, coarticulation, acoustic phonetics, speech anatomy, dialect and identity, and emotional prosody.


Forthcoming Masters Thesis: Relevant angry affect slows response times to commands . 2020. University of Kentucky.

McGowan, K. B., Johnson, M. T., Combs, A. D., & Soleymanpour, M. (2019). Acoustic, non-invasive measurement of velopharyngeal aperture using a high frequency tone. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 145(3), 1931-1931.

Combs, A. D., Calvert, E. K., & McGowan, K. B. (2019). Angry prosody slows responses to simple commands. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 145(3), 1910-1910.