The PhonPod Podcast
By Vicky Loras
The PhonPod Podcast Jun 27, 2022
The PhonPod Podcast - Episode 6 - Carolina Lins Machado
In Episode 6, my guest is Carolina Lins Machado!
Carolina is a Research Assistant and PhD student in the SNSF project Untangling the relationship between voice and face: A cross-modal approach to talker identity, supervised by Dr. Lei He, Prof. Dr. Volker Dellwo and Dr. Willemijn Heeren. She completed a BA in Linguistik und Phonetik and Informationsverarbeitung (University of Cologne, DE), followed by an MA in Theoretical and Experimental Linguistics (Leiden University, NL).
Her primary research interest is related to speaker-specific information in speech dynamics. The aim of her research is to investigate idiosyncratic behavior in the acoustic and articulatory domains.
How did I meet Carolina? We are in the same Reading Group at university, she always gives us a lot of insight into phonetics and today I’m really happy to have her as my guest on the podcast. Carolina, thank you so much for being my guest for this episode on the PhonPod!
You can read some of her work here:
The PhonPod Podcast - Episode 5 - Valeriia Perepelytsia
For Episode 5, I am honored to welcome the amazing Valeriia Perepelytsia!
Valeriia is a PhD student in the SNSF project Dynamics of indexical information in speech and its role in speech communication and speaker recognition, supervised by Prof. Dr. Volker Dellwo, Prof. Dr. Martin Meyer and Dr. Natalie Giroud. She has a bachelor’s degree in English philology from Kyiv National Linguistic University, Ukraine, and master’s degree in English linguistics from the University of Graz, Austria. She is interested in voice quality and voice dynamics, neurobiology of speech and language, and evolution of language. Her PhD project focuses on the role of neuronal oscillations in speech processing, namely, which role different acoustic cues play in the entrainment to speech of specific speakers.
How do I know Valeriia? We are in the same Reading Group every semester, where we read journal articles and present them, and now I’m more than delighted to have her as my guest on the podcast. Valeriia, thank you so much for being my guest today and welcome to the podcast!
- on ResearchGate
The PhonPod Podcast - Episode 4 - Omnia Ibrahim
My guest in Episode 4 is the spectacular Omnia Ibrahim!
Omnia is a PhD student in the Computational Linguistics Department, University of Zürich, Switzerland. Her PhD project focuses on Speech dynamics as a function of channel and listener variability. Since June 2020, she has been a Research Assistant in the SFB 1102 project in the Language Science and Technology Department at Saarland University, Germany, where she is looking at the interaction between information density and channel characteristics.
How did I meet Omnia? I met Omnia in an face to face session in 2019 at the University of Zurich, where I was just a visitor and not yet a PhD student. Life happened that we also met later on in the same reading group where we still are together, and now I’m so so happy to have her as my guest on the podcast.
Omnia, thank you so much for being my guest!
Read her first first-author article:
- Ibrahim, O., Yuen, I., van Os, M., Andreeva, B., & Möbius, B. (2022). The combined effects of contextual predictability and noise on the acoustic realisation of German syllables. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 152(2), 911–920. https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0013413
The PhonPod Podcast - Episode 3 - Leah Bradshaw
Get ready to listen to Leah, whom I also know personally and travels us in very interesting worlds in the realm of Linguistics!
Leah Bradshaw is a PhD student in the SNSF project "Dynamics of indexical information in speech and its role in speech communication and speaker recognition”, supervised by Prof. Dr. Volker Dellwo, Prof. Dr. Lena Jäger and Dr. Eleanor Chodroff. She completed a BA in English Language and Linguistics (University of Sheffield, UK), followed by an MSc in Forensic Speech Science (University of York, UK). Broadly, her research interests are in forensic phonetics, prosodic features of speech and automatic speaker recognition. Her PhD project investigates the role of indexical acoustic properties to assist decision making in discriminating and identifying speakers, and the possibility of using different experimental techniques (namely, eye-tracking) to gain insights into this decision making process.
You can follow Leah here:
- On Twitter: @_leahkaye
- On ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Leah-Bradshaw-2, where you can also read all of her articles.
The PhonPod Podcast - Episode 2 - Rasmus Puggaard-Rode
My guest is an amazing linguist from Denmark and who is currently located in the Netherlands, Rasmus Puggaard-Rode.
Rasmus is a PhD candidate working on phonology, phonetics, and the space between them. He is currently based at Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. He has his MA Linguistics from Aarhus University.
His dissertation, which he has recently handed in (good luck, Rasmus!), deals with the stop consonants of Danish. It is largely corpus-based. He uses a corpus of spontaneous spoken Danish to investigate intervocalic voicing and spectral characteristics of stop releases, and a large legacy corpus of dialect recordings to investigate regional variation in voice onset time, closure voicing, and characteristics of stop releases.
We discuss many interesting things with Rasmus in this episode, and I have learned so many things from him.
The resources he mentions during the podcast are:
Fischer-Jørgensen, Eli (1989). Annual Report of the Institute of Phonetics University of Copenhagen. tidsskrift.dk/ARIPUC/issue/archive
Fischer-Jørgensen, Eli (1954). Acoustic Analysis of Stop Consonants. acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:35530345-85c0-3e5a-94e3-c84db44eb093
The Danish dialect collection: dansklyd.statsbiblioteket.dk/samling/dialektsamlingen/
Thank you so much for everything, Rasmus!