302-831-3859 cscd-info@udel.edu

F. Sayako Earle

Assistant Professor
Communication Sciences & Disorders
The Tower at STAR
100 Discovery Boulevard, 534
Newark, DE 19713
P: 302-831-3878
Research Website 


Research Interests

  • Nonnative phonetic learning in adults with and without language impairment

Honors, Awards, and Major Professional Offices Held

  • Conference Fellow, “Lessons for Success: Developing the Emerging Scientist” (co-sponsored by ASHA and NIDCD), 2016
  • Student research competition judge, Oral and Poster sessions at the Acoustical Society of America in Honolulu, HI, Dec 2016
  • University of Connecticut Predoctoral Fellowship, 2010-15
  • University of Connecticut doctoral travel award, 2014
  • Session chair, Poster session at the Acoustical Society of America in Providence, RI, May 2014
  • American Speech and Hearing Foundation New Century Doctoral Scholarship, 2013
  • Travel award for 34th annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, 2013
  • Innovative Science in Teaching (University of Connecticut Psychology, 2012

Recent Publications

  1. Xie, X., Earle, F.S., Myers, E. (in press) Sleep facilitates generalization of accent adaptation to a new talker. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience.
  2. Earle, F.S., Landi., N., Myers, E.B. (2017) Sleep duration predicts behavioral and neural differences in adult speech sound learning. Neuroscience Letters. Available online October 2016.
  3. Earle, F.S., Myers, E.B. (2015) Sleep and native language interference affects non-native speech sound learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Aug 17 , 2015. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000113
  4. Earle, F.S., Gallinat, E., Grela, B., Lehto, A., Spaulding, T. (2015) Empirical implications of matching children with Specific Language Impairment to children with typical development on nonvebal IQ.
    Journal of Learning Disabilities.
  5. Earle, F. S., & Myers, E. B. (2015). Overnight consolidation promotes generalization across talkers in the identification of nonnative speech sounds. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137(1), EL91-EL97. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4903918
  6. Earle, F.S., Myers, E.B. (2014) Phonetic category stability: an argument for the role of sleep. Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences, 5:1192. DOI=10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01192

Link to CV