Canan Ipek is a Ph.D. candidate in the USC Department of Linguistics. Her research focuses on speech perception. In particular, she explores the interaction between the acoustic cues in the speech signal and listener's linguistic knowledge in the perception of prominence relations in spontaneous speech.
Canan holds a BA in English Language Teaching from Marmara University (Istanbul, Turkey), and an MA in Linguistics from the University of Southern California. Before coming to USC, Canan lectured several core linguistics courses in the Department of Linguistics at Hacettepe University (Ankara, Turkey) for seven years.
Canan served as a teaching assistant for 6 semesters at USC. She taught two general education courses, LING 110: In a Word, and LING 275: Language and Mind. Canan is a recipient of the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences General Education Graduate Assistant Award (2011-2012), and USC Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award in the category of Linguistics (2011-2012).