Speech Dynamics, Social Meaning, and Phonlogical Categories

LabPhon15 Satellite Workshop
Ithaca, NY, 13th July 2016



  • Jonathan Harrington (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)
  • Gerry Docherty (Griffith University, Queensland, Australia)
  • Paul Foulkes (University York, UK)
  • Jane Stuart-Smith (Glasgow University, UK)

Supported by:
Labphon Association Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing

This workshop, to be held in conjunction with LabPhon 15, explores how phonological categories, sociophonetic variation, and dynamic information in speech signals are inter-related. It focuses on the synergies between the cognitive representation of sociophonetic knowledge and models that map phonological categories onto vocal tract dynamics. The topic is important because it has become increasingly apparent that the learning and representation of sociophonetic knowledge is dependent on time-varying signals and also because of the need to develop new techniques for quantifying dynamic acoustic information in speech. With a strong focus on methodology, the workshop will bring together researchers from a range of backgrounds concerned with quantifying speech dynamics and with understanding how sociophonetic knowledge is cognitively represented.

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