Institut für Phonetik und Sprachverarbeitung (IPS)
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I am a Phonetician from Berlin/Munich with a Ph.D. in Phonetics and Speech Processing and a background in Music and German studies. In my research, I am using temporal auditory feedback perturbation to probe the cognitive representation of speech timing. With this method, we investigate the role of auditory feedback for establishing and controlling temporal patterns of speech and explore the interplay between feedback and feedfoward mechanisms in speech production. The additional assessment of individual perceptual and motor abilities of our participants allows for conclusions about how their auditory feedback or temporal feedforward capacities shape the responses to temporal auditory feedback perturbations.
Our current research projects investigate responses to temporal perturbations in Quebec French speakers (tested at Brams https://brams.org/members/miriam-oschkinat-ph-d/) who are musicians or non musicians and compare their responses in speech and music production. This research can give insight into common mechanisms of timing in music and speech production. The second direction focusses on persons who stutter, who are known to show timing deficits in speech and non-verbal productions. Temporal auditory feedback perturbation can help us gain knowledge about differences in the incorporation of auditory feedback into the speech production process and the control and of timing mechanisms between fluent speakers and persons who stutter.
Oschkinat, M., Hoole, P., Falk, S., & Dalla Bella, S. (2022). Temporal malleability to auditory feedback perturbation is modulated by rhythmic abilities and auditory acuity. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 16. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2022.885074
Oschkinat, M., & Hoole, P. (2022). Reactive feedback control and adaptation to perturbed speech timing in stressed and unstressed syllables. Journal of Phonetics, 91, 101133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wocn.2022.101133
Oschkinat, M., & Hoole, P. (2020). Compensation to real-time temporal auditory feedback perturbation depends on syllable position. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 148, 1478-1495. DOI: 10.1121/10.0001765
Oschkinat, M., & Hoole, P. (2019). The effect of real-time temporal auditory feedback perturbation on the timing of syllable structure. In S. Calhoun, P. Escudero, M. Tabain & P. Warren (Eds.), 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (pp. 1848-1852). Melbourne, Australia: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc.