Presentations

Upcoming Presentations

In November 2017, Rachel Miller Olsen and I will present a paper at NWAV 46 entitled “Linking acoustic correlates of rhoticity to perception: How the past informs the present.”

In December 2017, I will (co-)present several posters at the 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, in New Orleans LA:

  • “Dynamic trajectories of tense vs. lax vowels in the American South”
  • “Acoustically quantifying /ai/ monophthongization in four southern dialect regions” with Rachel Miller Olsen and Michael L. Olsen
  • “Vowel Mergers in the American South” with Shawn C. Foster and Joseph A. Stanley

In January 2018, work on the Gazetteer of Southern Vowels will be presented at the 2018 Meeting of the American Dialect Society in Salt Lake City, UT: Joseph A. Stanley, William A. Kretzschmar Jr., Margaret E. L. Renwick, Rachel M. Olsen, and Michael Olsen. “The Gazetteer of Southern Vowels.”

Recent Presentations

"Transcription and forced alignment of the Digital Archive of Southern Speech" with Michael L. Olsen, Rachel Miller Olsen, and Joseph A. Stanley. Poster presentation at the 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Boston, MA. June 29, 2017. [poster]

"An acoustic perspective on legacy data: Vowels in the Digital Archive of Southern Speech" with Joseph A. Stanley. Poster presentation at the 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Boston, MA. June 29, 2017. [poster] [Science News coverage]

"Dimensions of phonemic contrast in three Romance languages." Oral presentation at LSRL 47, University of Delaware. Newark, DE. April 21, 2017.

Rachel Miller Olsen, Michael L. Olsen, Joseph A. Stanley, Katherine Kuiper, Margaret E. L. Renwick, and William Kretzschmar. “New Perspectives on Historical Southern Speech.” Symposium presentation at the Integrative Research and Ideas Symposium, University of Georgia. Athens, GA. March 20, 2017.

Rachel Miller Olsen, Michael L. Olsen, Joseph A. Stanley, and Margaret E. L. Renwick. “Transcribing the Digital Archive of Southern Speech: Methods and Preliminary Analysis.” Oral presentation at the 84th Southeastern Conference on Linguistics (SECOL). Charleston, SC. March 8 – 11, 2017.

"Methods for Capturing Acoustic Variation in Southern U.S. Speech," with Rachel Miller Olsen. Oral presentation at the first Diversity and Variation in Language Conference (DiVar1) at Emory University. February 2017.

"New Life for Legacy Data: Acoustically Analyzing the Linguistic Atlas of the Gulf States," with Rachel Miller Olsen. Poster presentation at 91st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in Austin, TX. January 2017.

"/r/ You The(re)? Analyzing Rhoticity in the Linguistic Atlas of the Gulf States," with Rachel Miller Olsen. Poster presentation at NWAV 45. Vancouver, BC. November 2016.

"Marginal contrast among Romanian vowels: evidence from ASR and functional load," with Ioana Vasilescu, Lori Lamel, Bianca Vieru and Camille Dutrey. Oral presentation at Interspeech 2016. San Francisco, CA. September 2016.

"A phonologically weak contrast can induce phonetic overlap," with Ioana Vasilescu, Camille Dutrey, Lori Lamel and Bianca Vieru. Poster presentation at LabPhon15, the 15th Conference on Laboratory Phonology. Ithaca, NY. July 2016. [poster]

"Phonetic Shift /ɔr/ Phonemic Change? American English mergers over 40 years," with Joseph Stanley. Poster presentation at LabPhon15, the 15th Conference on Laboratory Phonology. Ithaca, NY. July 2016. [poster]

"Voices of Coastal Georgia," with Rachel Miller Olsen. Oral presentation at the 170th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Jacksonville, Florida. November 5, 2015.

"Acoustic evidence for the role of lexical frequency in English palatalization," with Caitlin N. Cassidy. Oral presentation at Phonetics and Phonology in Europe 2015, Cambridge, UK. June 29, 2015.

"Detecting palatalization in spontaneous spoken English," with Caitlin N. Cassidy. Poster presented at the 169th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Pittsburgh PA. May 2015.

"The Manifestation of Three Phonological Processes in Spontaneous Speech," at the Linguistics Program, Pennsylvania State University. January 2015.

"Dimensions of Phonemic Contrast in Romance Vowels," at the Institute of Linguistics, University of Minnesota. October 2014.

"Phonological closeness between phonetically distinct vowel phonemes," with D. R. Ladd, at Laboratory Approaches to Romance Languages VII, Aix-en-Provence, France. September 2014.

"(t,d) deletion in everyday speech," with Ros Temple, Ladan Baghai-Ravary and John Coleman. Poster presented at LabPhon 14, Tachikawa, Japan. July 2014.

"Deletions in Big Data? The phonetics of word-final (t,d) in the Audio BNC," with Ros Temple, Ladan Baghai-Ravary and John Coleman, at BAAP 2014, University of Oxford. April 2014.

"Nasal assimilation in British English: Evidence from Big Data," at the UGA Linguistics Colloquium, University of Georgia. February 2014.

 

More recent presentations are listed on my CV.