Jai was awarded a prestigious Liberal Arts Honors Scholarship for her honors thesis proposal. Her project is examining clear speech vowel production in early and late learners of Korean. Congratulations , Jai!
UTsoundLab had three presentations at the ASA in beautiful Boston: Improving speech recognition in noise through speaking style modifications for native and non-native listeners, Acoustic cues and linguistic experience as factors in regional dialect classification, and Effects of intelligibility on within- and cross-modal sentence recognition memory. Congratulations Kirsten, Steven, and Sandie! And we even ran into a lab alumni, Lauren Franklin, who is working toward her PhD at Brown University!
We celebrated a happy summer with end-of-the-year lab selfie!
Maria will be joining Linguistics program at Northwestern University this fall!
Maria is also one of the 2017 Dean’s Distinguished Graduates Honorable Mention recipients! She is one of the 25 (!) students in the ENTIRE college of Liberal Arts to receive a recognition from the Dean. Congratulations, Maria!! Well deserved!
Steven has been awarded an E.D. Farmer International Fellowship from the Mexico Center of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) for conducting research in Mexico during Summer 2017. Congratulations, Steven!
Niamh’s paper “The Effect of Focus and Phrase Position on East Norwegian Lexical Tonal Accents” has been published in Phonetica 2017;74:193-230 (DOI: 10.1159/000453270) http://www.karger.com/DOI/10.1159/000453270
Elisa has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for her work in computational linguistics.
Congrats to both!!