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Phonetics grad student Robin Karlin successfully defends her dissertation on Tone Gesture Timing

Phonetics grad student Robin Karlin successfully defended her dissertation
"The timing of tone gestures and tone-bearing units: a cross-linguistic investigation".

Robin is shown here with members of her thesis committee - from left to right: External Committee member Elizabeth Zsiga (Georgetown University); committee chair Dr. Draga Zec, and committee members Dr. Abby Cohn and Dr. Mats Rooth. Robin has accepted a position at Rutgers University, where she will teach phonology.



28th June 2018

The Phonetics Lab holds its annual Fall Outing at Taughannock Park 2017-10-17

The Phonetics Lab held its annual Fall outing at Taughannock Park on October 15, 2017. The assembled adults and children hiked the South Rim Trail, which has many beautiful views of Taughannock Falls. The weather was sunny, warm, and absolutely perfect. Afterward everyone went to the Glenwood Pines for a lunch hosted by the P-Lab. It was a wonderful day for all, and we are fairly sure that the little ones didn't bring home any toads, bugs, or frogs to show their parents.

17th October 2017

Phonetics grad student Hao Yi completes his PhD and heads to industry

Phonetics grad student Hao Yi completed his PhD this summer, where he successfully defended his dissertation "Lexical Tone Gestures", where he experimentally studied lexical f0 control in Mandarin within the framework of Articulatory Phonology.

The tired but happy Hao is shown here with members of his thesis committee - from left to right: Dr. Draga Zec, Hao's thesis advisor Dr. Sam Tilsen, and Dr. Abby Cohn.
Hao is now working as a Speech and Data Scientist at Nuance Communications, Inc. in Mahwah, New Jersey. At Nuance, he is using his knowledge of linguistics and statistics to improve speech applications for understanding human language.

29th August 2017

The Linguistics Department Survives Eclipse!

The assembled Linguistics Department enjoyed the solar eclipse today - and no one was blinded.

22nd August 2017