Rajka is giving a talk at the Acoustics Seminar (Cockrell School of Engineering) this Friday November 8, 2019 @4pm, ETC 2.136. Come join us!
Our second year PhD student, Zhe-Chen Guo, presented two papers at the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS 2019) in Melbourne in August:
Luis De La Cruz, who was with us in the lab for 2 years, just graduated with a double major in English and Linguistics. Congrats! Now he is off to the Rio Grande Valley to teach with the Teach for America program.
The same week, Jailyn paid us a visit! Jailyn was with us in the lab for a year and she just completed her first year of Ph.D. program at NYU.
Plenty happened at the Louisville meeting: we celebrated the ASA’s 90th anniversary, Sandie presented a poster (see the lay-language article), Rajka was officially introduced as Fellow of the society, and we practiced all the acceptable ways to pronounce Looavul. #ASA177
We celebrated the end of a great year. Our lab veteran, Irene, who was with us for 4 years and graduate last semester, joined us in celebrating the beginning of the summer!
Sandie presented “Memory for speech of varying intelligibility” at the 2019 UT Conference on Learning and Memory
Our lab was well represented at various research events at UT this April. Luis, Gabby and Frida presented “Speaking clearly can improve listener memory”. Our Dean, Randy Diehl, stopped by our poster during the Linguistics Research Showcase.
Congratulations to Luis de la Cruz who has been named 2019 Dean’s Distinguished Graduate. We are so proud of you and wish you good luck on your future endeavors!
It was fun and privilege talking to so many middle and high school students, parents and, teachers from all over Texas at Explore UT. My students were fantastic at explaining about sounds, bilingualism, speech perception, and many other things about language the attendants were interested in!
Congratulations to Rajka Smiljanic who is the new chair of the Speech Communication Technical Committee at the Acoustical Society of America! Her 3-year term starts in Fall 2019.
The Speech Communication Technical Committee of ASA is special-interest group of about 950 scientists within the ASA concerned with the study of the production, transmission, and perception of spoken language, including the following: The acoustic, physiological, psychological, and linguistic phenomena related to the human speech process; Speech-transmission systems; Machine processing of speech, including speech analysis, synthesis and automatic recognition; The measurement and assessment of speech as to its intelligibility and its quality. Read more here.