ICPhS 2019

Our second year PhD student, Zhe-Chen Guo, presented two papers at the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS 2019) in Melbourne in August:

The use of tonal coarticulation in speech segmentation by listeners of mandarin

and

The role of initial F0 rise in speech segmentation: a cross-linguistic study

Explore UT 2019

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!

Speech Communication Technical Committee Chair

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.