Viktor Kharlamov


Associate Professor of Linguistics

Ph.D., University of Ottawa



Dr. Viktor Kharlamov is an Associate Professor of Linguistics.

Dr. Kharlamov holds the Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Ottawa, Canada. His primary area of expertise is experimental linguistics, including acoustic and articulatory phonetics, laboratory phonology, and psycholinguistics. His research deals with the phonetics-phonology interface, such as the relationship between phonological and phonetic voicing. Other areas of research include: investigating the roles of L1 phonology, orthographic knowledge, and sub-phonemic detail in the production and perception of speech; and documenting the phonetic systems of Native American languages. In the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature, Dr. Kharlamov directs an experimental linguistics lab and teaches a wide range of linguistics courses: lower-division courses such as Global Perspectives on Language; undergraduate Introduction to Linguistics; and upper-division and graduate seminars in phonetics, phonology, and psycholinguistics.

Selected Publications

Kharlamov, V., Brenner, D., & Tucker, B. V. (2023). Examining the effect of high-frequency information on the classification of conversationally produced English fricatives. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 154(3), 1896-1902.

Kharlamov, V., Brenner, D., & Tucker, B. V. (2022). Temporal and spectral characteristics of conversational versus read fricatives in American English. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 152(4), 2073-2081.

Kharlamov, V. (2022). Phonetic effects in the perception of VOT in a prevoicing language. Brain Sciences, 12(4), 427.

Kharlamov, V. & Oberly, S. (2021). Phonetics of Southern Ute vowels. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 51(1), 36-54.

Kharlamov, V. (2018). Prevoicing and prenasalization in Russian initial plosives. Journal of Phonetics 71: 215-228.

Zamuner, T. S. & V. Kharlamov (2016). Phonotactics and syllable structure. In J. Lidz, W. Synder & J. Pater (eds.), The Oxford handbook of developmental linguistics. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 27-42.

Oberly, S. & V. Kharlamov (2015). The phonetic realizations of devoiced vowels in the Southern Ute language. Phonetica 72: 1-19.

Kharlamov, V. (2015). Perception of incompletely neutralized voicing cues in word-final obstruents: The role of differences in production context. Laboratory Phonology 6: 147-165.

Kharlamov, V. (2014). Incomplete neutralization of the voicing contrast in word-final obstruents in Russian: phonological, lexical, and methodological influences. Journal of Phonetics 43: 47-53.

Kharlamov, V., K. Campbell & N. Kazanina (2011). Behavioural and electrophysiological evidence for early and automatic detection of phonological equivalence in variable speech inputs. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 23(11): 3331-3342.

Côté, M.-H. & V. Kharlamov (2011). The impact of experimental task on syllabification judgments: a case study of Russian. In C. Cairns & E. Raimy (eds.) Handbook of the Syllable. Leiden: Brill, 273-294.

Kazanina N., G. Dukova-Zheleva, D. Geber, V. Kharlamov & K. Tonciulescu (2008). Decomposition into multiple morphemes during lexical access: a masked priming study of Russian nouns. Language and Cognitive Processes 23(6): 800-823.