September 7, 2014

Phonetic Building Blocks of Speech

PBBS is being held at the University of Victoria from September 18th to 21st. Two talks and three posters involve people associated with our department:

Alexei Kochetov (faculty) is presenting “Supralaryngeal correlates of the Japanese voiceless-voiced stop distinction.”

Ph.D. alumna Nicole Rosen (University of Manitoba) is part of a presentation with colleague Christian Guilbault (Simon Fraser University): “Speaking to the beat of a different drum: Rhythmic properties of Manitoba French.”

Radu Craioveanu (Ph.D.) and Ross Godfrey (Ph.D.) are co-presenting a poster: “Vowel transparency in Harari long-distance palatalization.”

Phil Howson (Ph.D.) is presenting a poster with colleague Ekaterina Komova (University of British Columbia): “Palatalization and sound change: an ultrasound examination of trills in Russian and Czech.”

New MA alumna Maida Percival is also presenting a poster: “Acoustic variation in ejective stops in Oromo.”

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