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Ignatius Nip

Ignatius Nip

Ignatius Nip

Associate Professor, Speech Language
Director, Speech Physiology Laboratory

Phone: (619) 594-2421
Office: SLHS 242

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  • Ph.D., Human Sciences (Communication Disorders), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007
  • M.S.L.P., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Alberta, 2001
  • B.A., Speech Sciences & Linguistics, University of British Columbia, 1999

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

Academic and Clinical Teaching Areas

  • Acquired Neurogenic Speech Disorders
  • Advanced Speech Physiology
  • Anatomy, Neurology, and Physiology of Speech
  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication
  • Voice, Resonance, and Fluency Disorders

Scholarly Areas

Dr. Nip’s primary research interests include speech motor performance changes in typical-developing children and in children with dysarthria due to Cerebral Palsy. In addition, he is interested in how cognition and language formulation can influence speech motor performance.

Research Support

  • NIH-NIDCD R03 DC012135, 09/2011-08/2014, Nip (PI), Orofacial Kinematics of Children with Cerebral Palsy
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation New Investigators Research Grant, 11/2011-11/2012, Nip (PI), Oromotor Development of Toddlers with Cerebral Palsy
  • Language Learning, 04/2011-04/2012, Nip (Co-PI with Dr. K. Henrike Blumenfeld), Cognitive and Linguistic Influences on Speech Motor Control of L2 in Adult Language Learners
  • University Grants Program, San Diego State University, 2010-2011, Nip (PI), The Influence of Speaker Intent on Speech Motor Planning
  • University Grants Program, San Diego State University, 2009-2010, Nip (PI), Speech Movement Characteristics of Children with Cerebral Palsy 

Selected Publications

  • Nip, I. S. B. & Green, J. R. (2013). Increases in cognitive and linguistic processing primarily account for increases in speaking rate with age. Child Development, 84, 1324-1337.
  • Barlow, J. A., Branson, P. E., & Nip, I. S. B. (in press). Phonetic equivalence in the acquisition of /l/ by Spanish-English bilingual children. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 16, 68-85.
  • Nip, I. S. B. (2012). Kinematic characteristics of speaking rate in individuals with cerebral palsy: A preliminary study. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 20, 88-94.
  • Wang, Y.T., Nip, I. S. B., Green, J. R., Kent, R. D., Kent, J. F., & Ullman, C. (2012). Accuracy of perceptual and acoustic methods for the detection of inspiratory loci in spontaneous speech. Behavior Research Methods, 44, 1121-1128.
  • Wilson, E. M. & Nip, I. S. B. (2012). Development of the oromotor functions for speech. In Roig-Quills, M. & Pennington, L. (eds.) Oro-motor disorders in childhood (pp. 45-62). Barcelona: Viguera.
  • Nip, I. S. B., Green, J. R, & Marx, D. B. (2011). The coemergence of cognition, language, and speech motor control in early development: A longitudinal correlation study. Journal of Communication Disorders, 44, 149-160.
  • Green, J. R, Nip, I. S. B., Wilson, E., M., Mefferd, A. S., Yunusova, Y. (2010). Lip movement exaggerations during infant directed speech. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 53(6), 1529-1542.
  • Wang, Y.T., Green, J. R., Nip, I. S. B., Kent, R. D., Kent, J. F., & Ullman, C. (2010). Accuracy of perceptually-based and acoustically-based inspiratory loci in reading. Behavior Research Methods, 42(3), 791-7.
  • Wang, Y.T., Green, J. R., Nip, I. S. B., Kent, R. D., & Kent, J. F. (2010). Breath group analysis for reading and spontaneous speech in healthy adults. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 62(6), 297-302. doi: 10.1159/000316976
  • Green, J.R., & Nip, I. S. B. (2010). Some organization principles in early speech development. In B. Maassen & P.H.H.M. van Lieshout (Eds.) Speech motor control: New developments in basic and applied research (pp. 171-188). NC: Oxford University Press.
  • Nip, I. S. B., Green, J. R., & Marx, D. B. (2009). Early speech motor development: Cognitive and linguistic factors. Journal of Communication Disorders, 42, 286-298. doi: 10.1159/000316976