Lunch Meeting



Our lab meeting will be held online via Zoom from March. 2, 2021 until further notice. Write a mail to Sandra Schwab to receive the Zoom link.


Each week during term time - irregularly also outside terms - we have a group meeting on Tuesdays from 12:15 to 13:45 via Zoom. During this meeting we 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 Spring term 2021 we have the following presentations:

Date Speaker & Topic
23.02.2021 No lunch meeting

Organization of next sessions


Carolina Lins Machado

Variation in intensity dynamics: A cross-linguistic study of between-speaker variability among L1 and L2 speakers


Leah Bradshaw

Investigating the Forensic Applications of Global and Local Temporal Representations of Speech for Dialect Discrimination


Thayabaran Kathiresan

What are MFCCs?


Volker Dellwo

Tools for acoustic visualization


No lunch meeting
13.04.2021 Franka Zebe
Production and perception of Swiss Standard German vowel and consonant quantities in different speech tempi


Yeongeun Choi
Production and perception of word-initial Korean plosives: a comparison between native Standard German and Swiss German learners of L2 Korean


Maria Kliesch
Searching for the holy grail - Does foreign language learning in old age improve brain function?

Chantal Oderbolz

The role of prosody for oscillatory mechanisms in speech processing


Lei He
Low-frequency spectral characterization of rhythmicity in shouted speech

Vera Bernhard

Automatic Prominence Detection for Computer-Assisted Language Learning on MIAPARLE: A Pipeline for Detecting Lexcial Stress in Isolated English Words


E. Pellegrino, T. Kathiresan, V. Dellwo in collaboration with Campus Biotech (Geneva)

The flexibility of human voices: a novel experimental paradigm to study the trade-off between acoustic convergence and voice individualization

18.05.2021 Elena Bolt

How the virtually embodied gender influences social decision making

25.05.2021 Valeriia Perepelytsia

The dynamics of indexical information in speech


Stephan Schmid

Presentation of the new acquisitions of the Phonetics Library

Andrew Clark

Introduction to the LiRI facilities

08.06.2021 Oliver Profant

How do ageing and tinnitus affect our hearing system?