PhD student Stefano Coretta is giving a Langwidge Sandwidge talk

Posted on May 7, 2017 by



After Sascha’s talk last week, another one of LEL’s PhD students will present his ongoing research. On Tuesday, May 9, Stefano Coretta will be talking about Vowel duration and consonant voicing: an articulatory study.

The event details are as follows:

Room Booked: Stephen Joseph, room G3
Date(s): Tuesday 9 May, 2017
Time: 1pm – 2pm

In addition to the ‘food for thought’, there will be some lunch snacks and drinks for all attendees. We look forward to seeing you there!


Vowel duration and consonant voicing: an articulatory study

Stefano Coretta – University of Manchester

In this talk I will present my PhD project, which deals with the influence of consonantal voicing on preceding vowels. Given the initial stage of the research, I will focus on the relevant background literature, the working assumptions and the research hypothesis. Special attention will be dedicated to the experimental design of this study, which consists of the simultaneous acquisition of audio and articulatory data. In particular, I will discuss ultrasound tongue imaging (which exploits ultrasound technology for tracking tongue gestures) and electroglottography (which records vocal fold activity), and how these techniques will inform my research.

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