Presentations

Upcoming Presentations

On March 20, our research team will present the methods and initial results of our NSF project in a 50-minute session called “New Perspectives on Historical Southern Speech,” at the UGA Integrative Research and Ideas Symposium

In April, I will present a paper, "Dimensions of phonemic contrast in three Romance languages" at LSRL47 at the University of Delaware.

In June, I'll attend the 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America to present two posters:

  • "Transcription and forced alignment of the Digital Archive of Southern Speech" with Michael L. Olsen, Rachel Miller Olsen, and Joseph A. Stanley
  • "An acoustic perspective on legacy data: Vowels in the Digital Archive of Southern Speech" with Joseph A. Stanley

 

Recent Presentations

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.