The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

William F. Katz


Research Interests

Acoustic phonetics, speech production, kinematic analyses of speech, visual feedback for speech rehabilitation and second language training

Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 214-905-3188
Office: CD_A122
Campus Mail Code: CD10
Website: Speech Production Lab and Foreign Accent Syndrome


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.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Katz, W., Reidy, P., and Prabhakaran, D. (2018). Sensorimotor response to tongue displacement imagery by talkers with Parkinson’s disease. Proc. Interspeech, 2018, 1502-1506.

Katz, W.F., Mehta, S., Wood, M. and Wang, J. (2017). Using electromagnetic articulography with a tongue lateral sensor to discriminate manner of articulation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141(1), EL57-EL63.

Katz, W. F., and Mehta, S. (2015). Visual feedback of tongue movement for novel speech sound learning. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Vol. 9, Article 612.

Katz, W., Campbell, T., Wang, J., Farrar, E., Eubanks, J., Balasubramanian, A., Prabhakaran, B., and Rennaker, R. (2014). Opti-Speech: A real-time, 3D visual feedback system for speech training. Proc. Interspeech, 1174-1178.

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