Upcoming Presentations

I'm co-presenting two papers at the 6th Annual Linguistics Conference at UGA, held this October 4 - 5:

  • with CURO student Bailey Bigott: "Diving into DASS: A multimedia exploration of Southern Speech."
  • with NSF REU Jonathan Jones: "Detecting Southern vowel features with GIS mapping."

With Yuanming Shi and Fred Maier of UGA's Institute for Artificial Intelligence, I'm presenting a poster at the 178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, "Improved Vowel Labeling for Prenasal Merger Using Customized Forced Alignment (San Diego, December 2019).

With Joey Stanley, I'm co-presenting a paper at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, entitled "Back Vowel Distinctions and Dynamics in Southern US English." See you in New Orleans!

Recent Presentations

"Methods for noise reduction in a legacy speech corpus" with Lisa Lipani, Yuanming Shi, and Josh McNeill. Poster presentation at the 177th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. May 13 - 17, 2019.

"Reconciling perception with production in Southern speech" with Rachel Olsen, Joey Stanley, Mike Olsen, and Lisa Lipani. Oral presentation at ADS 2019. January 6, 2019. [poster]

"Lexical and geographic variation in Italian mid vowels." Poster presentation at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. January 4, 2019. [poster]

"Social factors in Southern US speech: acoustic analysis of a large-scale legacy corpus" with Joey Stanley. Poster presentation at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. January 3, 2019.

"Finding pockets of social variation in the Digital Archive of Southern Speech" with Joey Stanley. Oral presentation at the 5th Annual Linguistics Conference at UGA. October 12, 2018. 

"The impact of social factors on vowel duration in natural Southern speech" with Rachel M. Olsen. Oral presentation at the 85th Southeastern Conference on Linguistics. April 21, 2018. 

"Phonetic implementation of mid vowel contrasts across Italian varieties." Poster presentation at the 2018 meeting of the British Association of Academic Phoneticians. Canterbury, UK. April 12, 2018. [poster

"Dynamic trajectories of tense vs. lax vowels in the American South." Poster presentation at the 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. New Orleans, LA. December 7, 2017. [poster

"Acoustically quantifying /ai/ monophthongization in four southern dialect regions" with Rachel Miller Olsen and Michael L. Olsen. Poster presentation at the 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. New Orleans, LA. December 7, 2017. 

"Vowel Mergers in the American South" with Shawn C. Foster and Joseph A. Stanley. Poster presentation at the 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. New Orleans, LA. December 5, 2017. 

Rachel Miller Olsen and Margaret E. L. Renwick. "Linking acoustic correlates of rhoticity to perception: How the past informs the present." Oral presentation at NWAV 46. Madison, WI. November 2 - 5, 2017. 

"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.