UCSD Phonetics Lab

Welcome!

Welcome to UCSD’s Phonetics Lab! We are located in 4432 AP&M. The focus of the laboratory is to study sound articulation, acoustics, perception, and patterning in adults. The lab is currently equipped with a sound booth for high-quality audio recordings, electroglottography for measuring indirect vocal fold contact, as well as a system for measuring airflow and air pressure.


Recent and Upcoming Events

UCSD Phonetics was well represented at the 2019 International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS) meeting in Melbourne Australia, where the following papers by our lab members were presented:

The source of creak in Mandarin utterances by Yuan Chai.

Dynamics of voice quality over the course of the English utterance by Liz Bird (UCSD Bioengineering) Marc Garellek.

The role of creaky voice in Mandarin tonal perception by Yaqian Huang.

Tone-tune association and voice quality in Green Mong folk songs by Anna Mai, Mai Moua, and Marc Garellek.

Producing and perceiving socially indexed coarticulation in Afrikaans by Andries Coetzee, Patrice Speeter Beddor, Will Styler, Stephen Tobin, Ian Bekker, and Daan Wissing.


We will also be well represented at the upcoming Fall meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, to be held in San Diego:

Yuan Chai will present a poster entitled "The neutralization of Xiapu Min tones in disyllabic tone sandhi forms".

Yaqian Huang and Yuan Chai and will present a poster entitled "Voice quality of coarticulated Mandarin tones".

Yuan Chai and Marc Garellek will present a poster entitled "Using H1 instead of H1–H2 as an acoustic correlate of glottal constriction".


Nina Hagen Kaldhol presented a talk entitled "Gender and headedness in nominal compounds in Somali" at the 50th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, Workshop on Morphology and its guises, University of British Columbia.

Nina Hagen Kaldhol presented a poster entitled "Grammatical gender assignment to nominal compounds in Somali" at the LSA Linguistic Institute, UC Davis.

Nina Hagen Kaldhol presented a talk entitled "Gender and tone assignment to nominal compounds in Somali" at the Departmental Linguistics Seminar, University of Gothenburg.

Gabriela Caballero will present an invited talk entitled "Tone and inflection in Choguita Rarámuri (Tarahumara): implications for the typology and theory of grammatical tone" at the Georgetown University Department of Linguistics Colloquium on November 8, 2019.

Will Styler will present an invited colloquium talk at UCLA's Linguistics department.

Ray Huaute and Gabriela Caballero will present a talk entitled "Reduplication and syncope in Cahuilla distributive verbs" at Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Gabriela Caballero will present an invited talk at the Tone and phonological theory workshop of the Princeton Phonology Forum in April 2020.


Lab Address

Phonetics Lab
Applied Physics and Math Building 4432
UCSD Linguistics Department
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0108

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