Lunch Meeting

Each week during term time - irregularly also outside terms - we have a group meeting on Tuesdays from 12:15 to 13:45 in the meeting room (AND 2.23) at Andreastrasse 15. During this meeting we eat our self-provided lunch and discuss the latest news relevant for our lab and our research. This is followed by a short presentation by one of the group members on a topic of his/her choice. Such a presentation can be the discussion of a interesting paper or the demonstration of own research results. Sometimes we also invite guest speakers.

Everybody who is interested in our phonetics group is welcome!

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In the Fall term 2019 we have the following presentations:

Date Speaker & Topic
17.09.2019 Welcoming Session

Urban Zihlmann:

Vowel quality in four Alemannic dialects and its influence on the respective varieties of Swiss Standard German.


Alexis Hervais-Adelman:

Cognitive and Brain Structural Predictors of Word in Noise Recognition


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Juliane Britz (UNIFR):

The sound of laughter: Lachen auf Deutsch = rire en français?


Thayabaran Kathiresan:

Understanding the effects of intrinsic speaker variability to enhance ASR performance


Sandra Schwab: 

How to detect and prevent fake data?


Volker Dellwo:

Dynamics of Indexical Information in Speech


Marie-Anne Morand:
Phonetic features of (multi-)ethnic urban vernaculars in German-speaking Switzerland


Alejandra Pesantez:
Learning English as a foreign language

Omnia Abdo:
Vocal accommodation as a source of speaker variability within multiparty conversations


Michael Riccabona:

Regional variation in German intonation

Justine Salvadori (UNIFR):

Temporal processing and aging


Nivja de Jong:

Fluency in Speaking Viewed From Different Research Perspectives
Location: Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Room 106, Schaffhauserstrasse 239


Stephan Schmid:

Library new arrivals presentation

Location: (Main Building KOL-E-18 )