Our lab is releasing an E-learning moodle course for reviewing the basics of phonetics and phonology. It is called “Interactive web-based review units for phonetics and phonology” and is available at Orca NRW and OSF The Project was funded by SeLL at HHU.
Kevin Tang will be presenting “Quantitative Acoustic versus Deep Learning Metrics of Lenition” (joint work with Ratree Wayland, Fenqi Wang, Sophia Vellozzi, Rahul Sengupta) at 19th Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum (@pundp2023 on twitter) this October in Bern.
Talks Measuring gradient effects of alcohol on speech with neural networks’s posterior probability of phonological features by Ratree Wayland, Kevin Tang, Fenqi Wang, Sophia Vellozi, Rahul Sengupta Posters [Individual differences in vowel compactness persist under alcohol intoxication across first and second languages]() by Charles B.
Three members of the Slam lab have been selected as Rising Stars by the Linguist List: Rayyan Merchant, Anh Kim Nguyen, Anna Stein
Rising Stars (from the Liguist List Website) This is one of the programs that we run during our Annual Fund Drive where we feature undergraduate and MA students who have gone above and beyond the classroom to participate in the wider field of linguistics.
Seyedeh Zahra Mirkhaef won the poster prize at at the Highlights Digital 2023 der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Parkinson und Bewegungsstörungen (DPG) for her poster about “Language production in Parkinson’s Disease. Measuring Syntactic Complexity”.
Paper announcement for Anh Kim Nguyen, Dominic Schmitz, Defne Cicek, Daniel Rottleb: “Cuteness amplifies effects of size sound symbolism: A cute /i/ is smaller than an ugly one”.
There will also be a talk at the 16th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference at HHU Düsseldorf - August 7-11, 2023.
Rayyan Merchant’s and Prof. Dr. Kevin Tang’s talk “Connecting the Persian-speaking world through Transliteration” was accepted at the North American Conference in Iranian Linguistics (NACIL). The conference will take place at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, on April 21-23, 2023.
Papers from the SLaM-Lab got accepted to ICPhS 2023 in Prague, Czech Republic. Congratulations to all authors!
The papers are:
Accommodation to passive exposure in the L2 by Chris Geissler and Julika Weber
Rayyan Merchant awarded the Summer Undergraduate International Research Award from the University of Florida.
The UF Center for Undergraduate Research awarded Rayyan Merchant a $5000 award to conduct research abroad.
The SLaM Lab invites students to apply for two paid student assistant (“HiWi”) positions to work on the project “Choose Your Own Adventure: Teleporting to a Virtual Phonetics Laboratory”. This project, funded by the E-Learning Förderfonds at HHU, will be making educational materials to support teaching in phonetics.