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!

Draga in Belgrade (Nov 10, 2010)

Draga Zec gave a talk "Rhyme and Assonance in the Poetry of Laza Kostic" at a conference marking the 100th anniversary of Kostic's death.

Seongyeon at WAFL7 (Oct 29, 2010)

Seongyeon Ko presented a paper at WAFL7 at USC, "Vowel contrast and vowel harmony shift in the Mongolic languages"

Becky at Workshop on Sound Change (Oct 21-22, 2010)

Becky Butler presented a poster at the Workshop on Sound Change in Barcelona, Spain, "Registrogenesis in Bunong: The Interaction of Phonetics and Phonology."