Connecting mouths, minds and movement
The New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB) is a multi-disciplinary centre dedicated to the study of human language. The researchers come from a wide range of disciplines, forging connections across linguistics, speech production and perception, language acquisition, language disorders, social cognition, memory, brain imaging, cognitive science, bilingual education, and interface technologies. This highly interdisciplinary team is working together toward a truly unified understanding of how language is acquired, produced and understood in its social and physical contexts.
UC - What If? story - What if we learnt Te Reo to delay Alzheimers?
NZILBB Seminar Series 2013: Thursday May 23rd, 4pm in Locke 104a Dr Mark Sagar (Director, The Laboratory for Animate Technologies at the Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland) Neurobehavioural Animation.
Congratualtions to the following NZILBB Researchers who have been asked to submit full proposals to the second round of the Marsden grant process: Catherine Theys (NZILBB) and Megan McAuliffe (CMDS) Unraveling the neural mechanisms of speech production: insights from neuroimaging in persons who stutter. Jeanette King (Aotahi), Lucy Johnston (NZILBB), James Gruber (NZILBB) Moving and Speaking: The impact of gesture on the interpretation of speech and the evaluation of the speaker. Lynn Clark (Linguistics) Recency effects in spoken New Zealand English. Megan McAuliffe (CMDS) and Donal Sinex (CMDS) Understanding how listeners comprehend distorted speech.
John Templeton Foundation Grant success - Janet Pierrehumbert (Northwestern University), Jen Hay, Stephanie Stokes and Christoph Bartneck (all University of Canterbury) have been awarded a USD $2.7 million grant on 'Creativity and Cooperation in the Dynamics of the Lexicon: from Lexis to Logos'
Marsden Grant success - Donald Derrick has been awarded a three year Fast Start "Saving energy vs. making yourself understood during speech production" (NZ$345,000), 2013-2015.
Articulatory Phonetics Bryan Gick, Ian Wilson, and Donald Derrick. Articulatory Phonetics presents a concise and non-technical introduction to the physiological processes involved in producing sounds in human speech. With a primary focus on the basic anatomy and physiology of speech and how different kinds of speech sounds are made, the text serves as an ideal guide through this burgeoning area of research.
Jeanette King featured on TV One's Breakfast show Can learning a second language help keep Alzheimers at bay?
Learning ROILA book (HitLab website)
Now available for purchase through Amazon. Made possible with the support of NZILBB and HIT Lab NZ.
Waking up with a new accent (Campbell Live)
Megan McAuliffe discussing Foreign Accent Syndrome.
Lost for Words. Listener article with Stephanie Borrie.