Stefan A. Frisch


Postdoc 1996-1998, Speech, Hearing and Sensory Communication, Indiana University
Ph.D. 1996 Linguistics, Northwestern University
M.A. 1993 Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S. 1990 Mathmatics, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign 


Speech Production
Phonological Processing
Mental Lexicon


CSD 2260 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
CSD 2361 - Phonetics
CSD 3084 - Acoustics and Speech Science
CSD 3350 - Evaluating Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders                          


Dr. Stefan A. Frisch joined the department in Fall of 2018. Prior to coming to Appalachian, he served as a faculty member at the University of South Florida (2001-2018) and the University of Michigan (1998-2001). Dr. Frisch has two research themes: (1) the mental and articulatory processes in speech production; and (2) the processing and representation of language sound structure. In 2011, Dr. Frisch received a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research at Cardiff University, Wales.  In 2020, Dr. Frisch received a Visiting Erskine Fellowship to teach at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Selected Publications:

Frisch, S. A.
, & Wodzinski, S. M. (2016).  Velar-vowel coarticulation in a virtual target model of stop production.  Journal of Phonetics, 56, 52-65. doi: 10.1016/j.wocn.2016.01.001

Frisch, S. A., Maxfield, N. D., Belmont, A. (2016). Anticipatory coarticulation and stability of speech in typically fluent speakers and people who stutter. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 30, 277-291. doi:10.3109/02699206.2015.1137632

Alderete, J., Tupper, P., & Frisch, S. A. (2013).  Phonological constraint induction in a connectionist network: Learning OCP-Place constraints from data.  Language Sciences, 37, 52-69.


Title: Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology, Honors Program Director

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Phone: (828) 262-2056

Fax: (828) 262-3153

Office address
Levine Hall, Room 472