Cornellians at LabPhon 13, Stuttgart, Germany

Congratulations to Seongyeon Ko!

Seongyeon Ko successfully defended his dissertation, entitled "Tongue Root Harmony and Vowel Contrast in Northeast Asian Languages," and will be joining the faculty of Queen's College in New York in the fall of 2012.

Phonetics Lab picnic at Taughannock State Park

Congratulations to Peggy Renwick!

Peggy Renwick has just completed her dissertation, entitled "Vowels of Romanian: Historical, Phonological and Phonetic Studies." Peggy will be leaving the lab in May, to join the Phonetics Lab at the University of Oxford as a postdoctoral researcher on the Word Joins project.

Sam Tilsen, Peggy Renwick, Christina Bjorndahl, and Becky Butler at LabPhon 13 (July 27-29, 2012)

Sam will present a paper entitled "Articulatory gestures are individually selected in production." Becky will present a poster entitled "Intrusive Schwa in Khmer." Peggy will present a poster entitled "Phonological Effects on Vowel Coarticulation and Variability."

Becky Butler at Chicago Linguistic Society meeting, CLS 48 (Apr 19-21, 2012)

Becky will give a talk on "A Gestural Account of Minor Syllables: Evidence from Khmer."

Phonetics Lab hike at Treman State Park

Several members of the lab got together for a hike along the beautiful Rim Trail at Treman State Park on October 16th.

Peggy Renwick and Sam Tilsen at ASA San Diego (Nov 4, 2011)

Peggy Renwick and Sam Tilsen will be presenting in a special session on speech rhythm at the fall meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, in San Diego, on November 3-7. Peggy's paper is etitled "Quantifying Rhythm: Interspeaker Variation in %V". Sam is presenting a paper entitled "Speech rhythm analysis with empirical mode decomposition" and is giving a joint presentation with Prof. Amalia Arvaniti, entitled "Comparing envelope- and interval-based rhythm metrics."

Dr. Jonathan! Yay! (Nov 19, 2010)

Jonathan Howell passed his "B" exam on November 19, 2010. Congratulations, Dr. Jonathan!

The title of his dissertation was "Meaning and Intonation: On the Web, in the Lab, and in the Theorist's Armchair."

His next step will be a postdoctoral fellowship at the prosody.lab at McGill University. We all wish you good luck, Jonathan!