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William F. Katz

Professor
Communication and science Disorders
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, UT Dallas
United States of America

Biography

William Katz is a leading researcher in the areas of clinical linguistics, speech production and perception, and phonetics. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California Santa Cruz and a PhD in linguistics from Brown University. In his work at UT Dallas, he has helped develop a novel system for displaying real-time 3D images of the speech articulators and has used this system to improve the pronunciation of language learners and individuals with communication disorders. Dr. Katz’s research has included characterizing the speech and language of children and adults, developing interventions for apraxia of speech; and understanding foreign accent syndrome (FAS). Dr. Katz has been recognized as a Callier Research Scholar and he has served as a member of a number of professional organizations, including the National Aphasia Association, the Linguistics Society of America, the International Phonetics Association, and the American Speech and Hearing Association.

Research Interest

Memory and cognition, quantitative models, neuroimaging, genomics, Nonverbal cognition with specific projects focused on human aging and memory, long-term memory for faces, perception of faces, eyewitness memory, and music cognition.

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