Prof. Dominic W. Massaro

University of California, Santa Cruz, USA




1968 Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

1966 M.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

1965 B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Publications (Selected)

  1. Perry, L. K., Perlman, M., Winter, B., Massaro, D. W., & Lupyan, G. (2017). Iconicity in the speech of children and adults.. Developmental science. doi:10.1111/desc.12572
  2. Massaro, D. W. , & Perlman, M. (2017). Quantifying Iconicity’s Contribution during Language Acquisition: Implications for Vocabulary Learning. Frontiers Communication,09 March 2017
  3. Massaro, D. W. (2017) Reading Aloud to Children: Benefits and Implications for Acquiring Literacy Before Schooling Begins. American Journal of Psychology, 130, 63-72. Stable URL
  4. Massaro, D. W. (2017) The McGurk Effect: Auditory Visual Speech Perception’s Piltdown Man. The 14th International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing(AVSP2017). ISSN 2308-975X (Online). Editors: Slim Ouni, Chris Davis, Alexandra Jesse, Jonas Beskow. Publisher: KTH. August 25-26, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden.
  5. Massaro, D. W. (2016). Multiple influences in vocabulary acquisition: Parental input dominates. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2016), pp. 878-882. ISSN 2308-457X. Available at www.isca-speech/archive/interspeech_2016/pdfs/0037.PDFMassaro.
  6. Massaro, D. W., & Rowe, B. (2015). Comprehension outscores production in language acquisition: Implications for Theories of Vocabulary Learning. Journal of Child Language Acquisition and Development – JCLAD, Vol: 3 Issue: 3 121-152, 2015, September ISSN: 2148-1997.
  7. Massaro, D.W. (2015). Two Different Communication Genres and Implications for Vocabulary Development and Learning to Read. Journal of Literacy Research December 2015 47: 505–527, first published on February 17, 2016 .
  8. Dominic William Massaro. Method And System For Acquisition Of Literacy. United States Patent Number U.S. 9,028,0255 B2. Date May 12, 2015.
  9. Massaro, D.W., (2015). Speech Perception. In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 23. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 235–242. ISBN: 9780080970868 PDF
  10. Massaro, D. W. (2015). Baby talk. New Yorker, 2015, February 2, p. 3.
  11. Massaro, D. W., Cohen, M. M., Schwartz, W.; Vanderhyden, S., & Meyer, H. (2013).Facilitating Speech Understanding for Hearing-Challenged Perceivers in Face-to-Face Conversation and Spoken Presentations. Paper presented to the 1st International Conference on Technology for Helping People with Special Needs (ICTHP-2013). Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. PDF
  12. Massaro, D. W. (2012). Acquiring Literacy Naturally: Behavioral science and technology could empower preschool children to learn to read naturally without instruction, American Scientist, 100, 324-333. PDF
  13. Massaro, D. W. (2012). Speech Perception and Reading: Two Parallel Modes of Understanding Language and Implications for Acquiring Literacy Naturally. American Journal Psychology, 125, 307-320. PDF
  14. Massaro, D. W., Cohen, M. M., Tabain, M., Beskow, J., & Clark, R. (2012). Animated Speech: Research Progress and Applications. In G. Bailly, P. Perrier & E. Vatikiotis-Bateson (Eds.) Audiovisual Speech Processing. (pp. 309-345). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. PDFMassaro, D. W. (2012). Multimodal Learning. In N. M. Seel (Ed.) Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012. 10.1007/978-1-4419-1428-6_273. PDF
  15. Massaro, D. W., Cohen, M. M., Meyer, H., Stribling, T., & Sterling, C., & Vanderhyden, S. (2011) Integration of Facial and Newly Learned Visual Cues in Speech Perception. American Journal of Psychology, 124, 341-354. PDF
  16. Chen, T. H., & Massaro, D. W. (2011). Evaluation of synthetic and natural Mandarin visual speech: Initial consonants, single vowels, and syllables. Speech Communication,53, 955-972. PDF