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Phonetics Laboratory
Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics

Sound day: program

5 March: main workshop

Venue: Taylor Institution (map)

09:30 — 10:30 - Registration, coffee, posters.
10:30 — 11:30 - Eric Clarke, "Sound, music, meaning"
11:30 — 13:00 - Oral presentations about posters

13:00 — 14:00 - Lunch

14:00 — 15:00 - John Coleman, "First steps in digital signal processing" [pdf]
15:15 — 16:15 - Dave De Roure, Web-scale music analysis 16:15 — 17:00 - Poster session and coffee
17:00 — 18:30 - Aaron Fox, "Bringing the songs back home: community-partnered repatriation of Native American music."

Download workshop program in pdf

Poster presentations

  1. May Chan, Analysing consonantal speech sounds: a sociophonetic approach
  2. Steven Chance, Chimpanzee-human neuro-anatomical differences in auditory association cortex
  3. P. Garcia-Bellido, A. Benitez-Burraco, K. Park, B. Molineaux, Timing the integration of utterance duration and task shift in a case of genetic anomaly implicating 7q31 with language disorders.
  4. Rob Godman, David Mapp and Lee Richardson. The making and performance of Alyona
  5. Grace de la Flor and Marina Jirotka, Understanding observable order for software design: using the tools and techniques of conversation analysis
  6. Sergio Grau, Automatic Speech-to-Phoneme alignment of the Spoken British National Corpus
  7. Marinda Hagen, The effect of singing on the Perception of Dutch-accentedness in English
  8. Lauren Hall-Lew, Sound and Sociophonetics
  9. Zoe Handley, Second Language Speech Learning
  10. Greg Kochanski, Ladan Baghai-Ravary, and John Coleman, A Phonologically-Calibrated Acoustic Dissimilarity Measure.
  11. Alexander Krasovitsky, Sound change across generations: evidence from North Russia
  12. Noel Lobley, Recording and remembering the sounds of Africa: ethnomusicology, sound archiving and sound elicitation
  13. Anastassia Loukina and Greg Kochanski, Measuring linguistic rhythm
  14. Kevin R. Page. Linked Data, e-Research, and Music Information Retrieval
  15. Zeynab Raeesy, Acoustic-to-Articulatory Inversion based on Dynamic MRI
  16. Jonathan Roberts, Sounding Authentic: Helping English People Sing Javanese
  17. Duncan Williams, Evaluating timbre in location recordings
Download poster abstracts

4 March: Special session on Basics of Sound Recording and Processing

Venue: Oxford University Computing Services

Time: 2-5 pm

This three-hour session the day before the main worskshop will provide participants with skills for creating recordings as part of research, focusing on the most common recording methods, equipment, and software used by academic researchers. It is intended for people without specialised training in sound recording, who would like to gain skills to use in their research. Some of the topics covered will include:

  • Signal Path: choosing a file format to record to, microphones and microphone placement, location-specific issues
  • Software: Audacity. Introduction to this free software, including the functions available on the editor and tool palette.
  • Processing: Normalising, equalizing, compression, reverb
  • Exporting files: the right choice for your intended purposes.