Maria Kondaurova, PhD

will be reviewing graduate student applications in the current application cycle for admission for the 2024-2025 academic year (application deadline: December 1, 2023). Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply! 


Ph.D. in Linguistics,  Purdue University, 2008

M.A. in Linguistics, Purdue University, 2004

B.A. in Linguistics, English, and French, Moscow State Linguistic University, Russia, 1995

Research Interests

Experimental Phonetics/Phonology

Acoustic-phonetic characteristics of infant-directed speech and language development of infants/children with hearing loss

Mechanisms of perceptual learning/auditory categorization of speech sounds in second language acquisition

Representative Publications

Kondaurova, M.V., VanDam, M., Qi Zheng, Welikson, B. (2023). Fathers’ unmodulated prosody in child-directed speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 154 (6), 3556-3567.

Pennington, R., Welch, K., Kondaurova, M., Kuravackel, G, Zheng, Q., & Shah, A. (2023). The effects of a social robot prompter on the vocal interactions of peers with autism spectrum disorder. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 58(4), 480-492.

Kondaurova, M.V., Zheng, Q., Donaldson, C.W., Smith, A.F. (2023). Effect of telepractice on pediatraic cochlear implant users and provider vowel space: A preliminary report. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 153 (1), 467-479.

Kondaurova,, M.V., ZhengQ., DonaldsonC.W., Betts, A., Smith, A.F. (2023). The effect of telepractice on vocal turn-taking between a provider, children with cochlear implants and caregivers: A preliminary report. Cochlear Implants International, 1-12.

Kondaurova, M.V., Zheng, Q., VanDam, M., Kinney, K. (2021) Turn-taking in families with children with and without hearing loss. Ear & Hearing, 43 (3), 883-898.

Kondaurova, M.V., Fagan, M., & Zheng, Q. (2020). Vocal imitation between mothers and their children with cochlear implants. Infancy, 25 (6), 827-850.

Dilley, L.C., Lehet, M., Wieland, E.A., Arjmandi, M.K., Kondaurova, M., Wang, Y., Reed, J., Svirsky, M., Bergeson, T., Houston, D. (2020). Quality and quantity of maternal speech predicts speech-language outcomes in deaf infants receiving cochlear implants. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 63 (7), 2453-2467.

Kondaurova, M.V., Smith, N.A., Zheng, Q., Reed, J., & Fagan, M.  (2020). Temporal coordination between mothers and their children with hearing loss. Ear and Hearing, 41 (2), 362-373.

Abu-Zhaya, R., Kondaurova, M.V., Houston, D., & Seidl, A. (2019). Vocal and tactile input to children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 62 (7), 2372-2385.

Kondaurova, M.V., Bergeson, T.R., Xu, H, & Kitamura, C. (2015). Affective properties of mothers’ speech to infants with hearing impairment and cochlear implants. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 58(3), 590-600.

Wieland, E.A., Burnham, E.B., Kondaurova, M.V., Bergeson, T.R., & Dilley, L.C., (2015). Vowel space characteristics of speech directed to children with and without hearing loss. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 58(2), 254-267.


Courses Often Taught


PSYC 301: Quantitative Methods in Psychology

PSYC 524: Psycholinguistics


PSYC 611: Advanced Statistics II

PSYC 571/609: Speech Science