Meghan Clayards

Meghan Clayards, Associate Professor, joint appointment with School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Specializations: Phonetics, Speech Perception
PhD University of Rochester

Contact information

Email: meghan.clayards [at] (Meghan Clayards)  -( Sabbatical Leave: June 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018)
Office: 2001 McGill College, rm. 819 / 1085 Dr. Penfield, rm 201
Office Hours:  
Phone: 514-398-4235
Web page:
Speech Learning Lab


Major publications

Clayards, M. (accepted) Individual talker and token variability in multiple cues to stop voicing. Phonetica.

Clayards, M., Niebuhr, O., Gaskell, M.G. (2015) The time-course of auditory and language-specific mechanisms in compensation for sibilant assimilation. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. 77:1, 311-328. doi: 10.3758/s13414-014-0750-z.

Clayards, M, Tanenhaus, M.K., Aslin, R.N., Jacobs, R.A (2008) Perception of speech reflects optimal use of probabilistic speech cues. Cognition, 108(3), 804-809.


Current grants

What makes a good listener: Individual differences in speech perception and their implications; SSHRC Insight Grant; Meghan Clayards (PI); 2016-2020

Breaking into the Acoustic Stream: The role of allophonic patterns in processing language: SSHRC Insight Grant; Michael Wagner (PI) & Meghan Clayards;  2014-2017