Linguistics and Phonetics
Centre for Languages and Literature
Phone +46 (0)46 222 99 03
Fax +46 (0)46 222 32 11
Box 201, 221 00 Lund
Internal Post Code 20
I am currently doing research in the following projects:
* Exotic vowels in Swedish: an articulagraphic study of palatal vowels (VR)
* Thinking in Time: Cognition, communication and learning (VR)
* In September 2013 I will conduct research about Estonan Swedish dialects in a project funded by the Swedish Research Council:' Estlandssvenskans språkstruktur (ESST)'
I am also in charge of the articulograph (AG500) in the Humanities Lab
I teach the following courses:
* Introduction to Acoustic Analysis
* Recording techniques
* Speech production and articulography
* The Phonetic Geography of Swedish
* Experimental Phonetics
* Production and perception theory
Phonetic variation of various kinds, including (1) dialectal variation in Swedish and other languages, (2) paralinguistic variation like age, emotion, attitude and health condition, and (3) phonetic variation in human-animal communication. Specifically, I take interest in the following areas:
Dialectal variation. In the projects SweDia 2000 and SIMULEKT, I have been given excellent opportunities to study Swedish dialectal variation.
Speaker age: a paralinguistic and speaker-specific quality which is always present in speech. I am interested in human perception, acoustic analysis, machine recognition and simulation (synthesis) of speaker age.
Estonian Swedish is still spoken by a handful of speakers in Estonia and Sweden. I am currently helping with the documentation and analysis of these nearly extinct Swedish dialects.
Swedish long vowels and how they are articulated in different Swedish dialects. In the project Exotic Vowels in Swedish - an articulographic study of palatal vowels [VOKART] I am currently studying regional variability in Swedish vowel articulation using the in articulograph AG500 in the Humanities Lab.
Cat–cat and cat–human communication. I am interested in the sounds cats use in their vocal communication with cats and humans, and how these sounds are combined and varied (and if humans can understand them).
Fellow of the Special functions group of the Humanities centre LUX
Board member of Lyssnande Lund – Ljudmiljöcentrum vid Lunds universitet (Listening Lund – Center for Sound Environment at Lund University)
Content manager: Susanne Schötz
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