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Upcoming seminars - 2017

  • Alan Wisler (University of Canterbury) 3 November 2017
  • Dan Villarreal (University of Canterbury) 10 November 2017
  • Dan Jiao (University of Canterbury) 24 November 2017
  • Darcy Rose (University of Canterbury) 1 December 2017

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Past seminars - 2017

  • Dean Sutherland and Michelle Westley (University of Canterbury) Voice-banking: donor experiences and listener perception. 13 October 2017.
  • Sarah Hawkins (University of Cambridge) Intelligibility of connected speech and singing in ‘adverse’ listening conditions. 6 October 2017.
  • Catherine Theys (University of Canterbury) How do our brains process disordered speech? 29 September 2017.
  • Anita Szakay (Macquarie University) Parallel activation of indexical information during bilingual speech perception. 26 September 2017.
  • Xuan Wang (University of Canterbury) The role of attitudes in the formation of a new urban dialect in Hohhot, China. 12 September 2017.
  • Doreen Hansmann (University of Canterbury) The effect of phonological neighbourhood density on word production in children: An ERP. 15 September 2017.
  • Cathi Best (Western Sydney University) How toddlers develop the ability to recognise familiar words when they are spoken in unfamiliar regional accents. 25 August 2017
  • Stefan Engelberg (Universität Mannheim) & Irene Rapp (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen). Metaphor, Metonymy, and Grammar. 23 August 2017
  • Sarah Wallace (Duquesne University) Multimodal Communication Treatment for People with Aphasia. 18 August 2017.
  • John Everatt (University of Canterbury) Dyslexia assessment and intervention in non-Latin-based orthographies. 11 August 2017
  • Kathleen Wermke (University Hospital, Julius-Maximilians-University , Würzburg, Germany and UC Erskine Fellow) The influence of sex hormones on infant babbling. 8 August 2017.
  • Paul Foulkes (University of York) Voice and Identity: exploring the contribution of voice quality. 28 July 2017
  • Rolando Coto-Solano (Victoria University of Wellington) Tonal Reduction, Tonal Awareness and Literacy in Me'phaa Vathaa. 16 June 2017.
  • Donald Derrick (NZILBB, University of Canterbury) Effects of speech air flow on 2AFC word identification in Mandarin and English. 26 May 2017.
  • Susan Foster-Cohen, Viktoria Papp and Anne van Bysterveldt (University of Canterbury) Identifying pragmatic triggers for multi-word expressions in children with complex developmental delays. 12 May 2017.
  • Matthias Heyne (University of Canterbury) The influence of native language on playing brass instruments: An ultrasound study of Tongan and Kiwi trombone players. 28 April 2017.
  • Alison Cook (University of Canterbury) Outer hair cell auto-regulation and measurement of slow basilar membrane movements in the living ear. 7 April 2017.
  • Marco Congedo (Centre National de la recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Université Grenoble Alpes) Time-domain analysis of electroencephalographic event-related potentials (ERP). 24 March 2017.

    Yoon Mi Oh (NZILBB Post-Doc) Assessing trade-offs between linguistic subsystems and the equal overall complexity hypothesis. March 3 2017.

    Monica Axelsson (University of Stockholm and Visiting Canterbury Fellow) Disciplinary literacy – Multilingual students’ meaning-making in school biology and physics – an interdisciplinary study on subject and language.17 February 2017.

  • Jessie Nixon (NZILBB) Effects of acoustic cue variance on perceptual uncertainty and prediction error during native and non-native speech perception. 3 February 2017.

Past seminars - 2016

  • Becky Tollan (University of Toronto) Ergative case and the role of the transitive object in sentence processing. 9th December 2016.
  • Abby Walker (Virginia Tech) The consequences of long term variability in linguistic input. 2nd December 2016.
  • Sarah Hawkins (University of Cambridge and NZILBB Strategic Fellow) Rhythmic entrainment in spoken and musical interaction. 25th November 2016.
  • Simon Todd (Stanford University) Word Frequency Effects in Push Chains as a Consequence of Perceptual Asymmetries: A Computational Model. 4th November 2016.
  • Jen Hay (NZILBB), Katie Drager (University of Hawaii) and Andy Gibson (University of Canterbury) Hearing /r/-sandhi:   The role of past experience. October 28 2016.

  • Bethany Townsend (Rice University) Any Man, Any Time: How Opposition to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance Created Media Discourses That Support the Heterosexual Matrix and Sex Hierarchy. October 21 2016
  • R. Malatesha Joshi (Texas A & M University and NZILBB Strategic Fellow) Componential Model of Reading applied to different orthographies. 14 October 2016.
  • Esther Janse (Radboud University Nijmegen and NZILBB Strategic Fellow) Contextually-constrained speech processing: predictability effects in younger and older adults. 7 October 2016.
  • Brigid McNeill (University of Canterbury) A comparison of the metalinguitics performance and spelling development of children with inconsistent speech errors and their age-matched and reading-matched peers.16 September 2016.
  • Siene Moris (KU Leuven) Development of a coding scheme with facilitative parameters for the interaction between a primary caregiver and a normal hearing child. 26 August 2016.
  • John Everatt (School of Teacher Education, University of Canterbury) Orthography and language-related neurological learning difficulties. 12 August 2016.
  • Deryk Beal (Bloorview Research Institute, University of Toronto and NZILBB Strategic Fellow) Stuttering: A neurodevelopmental perspective. 8 August 2016.
  • Annalise Fletcher (NZILBB) Predicting Intelligibility Gains in Dysarthria through Speech Feature Analysis. 5 August 2016.
  • Ahmad Haider (Department of Linguistics, UC) Combining critical discourse analysis and corpus linguistics to examine the representation of the 2011 Arab uprisings in English and Arabic newspapers. 18 July 2016.
  • Ksenia Gnevsheva (Fluent Scientific and Department of Linguistics, UC) Variation in passing for a native speaker: accentedness in second language speakers of English in production and perception. 24 June 2016.
  • Alan Wisler (Arizona State University) Acoustic and linguistic biomarkers for neurological health. 17th June 2016.
  • Keyi Sun (PhD candidate, Department of Linguistics, UC) Pointing, swaying, and walking towards tomorrow: the link between spatial metaphor and body movements in Mandarin and English. June 10th 2016.
  • Dean Sutherland (Communication Disorders, University of Canterbury) The language development of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. May 13th 2016.
  • Julia Zimmermann (University of Dusseldorf) Morphological Status and Acoustic Realization: English S and D Morphemes. 8th April 2016.
  • Katie Drager (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and University of Canterbury Erskine Fellow) Languages in Contact: Variation among quotatives in Hawaiʻi. 1st April 2016.
  • Sigrid Beck (University of Tubingen) Comparing the interpretive possibilities of scalar particles: noch/still. 5th January 2016.
  • Paul Foulkes and Vincent Hughes (University of York) To errrr is human, for guilt divine. 1st February 2016
  • Marton Soskuthy (University of York) and Jen Hay (University of Canterbury) The coevolution of word usage patterns and word durations in New Zealand English. 22nd January 2016.

Past seminars - 2015

  • Daniel Burkle (University of Central Lancashire) Animacy, length, and number in the English dative alternation. 17th December 2015.
  • Rory Turnbull (Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique) Explaining probabilistic phonetic reduction: Speech production, theory of mind, and conceptual unity. 23rd November 2015.
  • Anne van Bysterveldt (School of Health Sciences, UC) Children with Down syndrome sharing personal event
    narratives with teacher aide: who says what. 2nd November 2015.
  • Patrycja Strycharczuk (Queen Margaret University and NZILBB Strategic Fellow) Morphological effects on pronunciation - perspectives from sound change. 19th October 2015.
  • Harald Baayen (University of Tübingen) Age of acquisition and subtitle frequencies: A critical assessment. Thursday 24th September 2015.
  • Erez Levon (Queen Mary University and NZILBB Strategic Fellow) On stereotypes and thresholds: Teasing apart social and cognitive factors in sociolinguistic perception. Monday 21st September 2015.
  • Joan Bresnan (Stanford University and NZILBB Strategic Fellow) "Is" contraction: the garden and the bush. 17th September 2015.
  • Douglas Bagnall New methods for uncovering anonymous authors. 11 September 2015.
  • Maarten De Vos (Oxford University and NZILBB Strategic Fellow) Decoding brain activity in real-life scenarios with mobile EEG. 10 September 2015.
  • Donna Rose Addis (School of Psychology and Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland) Constructive Episodic Simulation of Future Events. 31st August 2015.
  • Barbara Cone (Erskine Fellow, CMDS and University of Arizona) Cortical Auditory Evoked Potentials Estimate Speech Feature Detection and Discrimination Capacity in Infants.17th August 2015.
  • Susan Foster-Cohen (Director, Champion Centre and University of Canterbury) Modifying child-directed speech: A relevance theory analysis of clinical interaction strategies. 10th August 2015.
  • Graeme Trousdale (University of Edinburgh and Linguistics Erskine Fellow) Change in language and music: a constructional outline. 27th July 2015.
  • Peter Racz (NZILBB Post-Doctoral Fellow) Morphological convergence as on-line lexical analogy. 23rd June 2015.
  • Peter Culicover (Ohio State University) and Linguistics Erskine Fellow. Freezing in Simpler Syntax. 26 May 2015.
  • Christopher Dromey (Brigham Young University) Speech and language divided attention studies in healthy young adults and in people with Parkinson’s disease. Tuesday 19 May 2015.
  • Kathleen Currie Hall (University of British Columbia) Phonological CorpusTools and its Applications. 28 April 2015.
  • Gareth Baxter (University of Aveiro, Portugal) Modeling language change across the lifespan: Individual trajectories in community change. 21 April 2015.

  • Dr Donald Derrick (NZILBB) Aero-tactile Speech. 24 March 2015.
  • Prof Janet Pierrehumbert (Northwestern) Paying attention to and replicating social features in phonetics. 2 March 2015.
  • Jeremy Needle (Northwestern) PseudoMatic: A flexible pseudoword generator with triphones. 10 March 2015.

Past seminars - 2014

  • Douglas Pulleyblank (University of British Columbia) Emergent morphophonology: vowel harmony and tone in Nata. 12 December 2014.
  • Dave Kleinschmidt (Rochester University) The Ideal Adapter: Robust speech perception in the presence of talker variability. 8 December 2014.
  • Anne Cutler (University of Western Sydney) The speech perception Big Data family: DADDY, EDDY, NINNY, NANNY and BALDEY
    (with little DOS coming along)
    . 1 December 2014.
  • Kumar Yogeeswaran (University of Canterbury) Conceptions of Nationhood in Pluralistic Societies: Psychological Processes and Implications. 17 November 2014.
  • Susan Foster-Cohen (Champion Centre) Parent and professional observations of language and communication in four-year-old children with multi-system developmental delays. 10 November 2014.
  • Mari Jones (University of Cambridge) 1204 and all that: variation and change in contemporary Norman. 22 September 2014.
  • Beth Hume (University of Canterbury) Modelling Perceptual Similarity: Effects of Phonetics, Phonology, and Frequency on the Perception of French Vowels. 25 August 2014.
  • Márton Sóskuthy (University of York)  Word-specific and sub-phonemic representations: yod-dropping and /u/-fronting in Derby. 18 August 2014.
  • Jacqui Nokes (Linguistics, University of Canterbury) Dolls are prissy: Preschoolers’ toy preferences predict medial /t/ production. 4 August 2014.
  • Jayne Newbury, Thomas Klee, Stephanie Stokes and Catherine Moran (University of Canterbury) Early identification of language impairment: A longitudinal study of typically developing and late talking toddlers. 28 July 2014.
  • Andreea Calude (University of Waikato) Modelling word evolution within and across languages. 8 July 2014.
  • Phil Carr (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier) RP influences on Standard Scottish English, and unconscious accent modification.14 July 2014.
  • Tracy Melzer (New Zealand Brain Institute) Mapping cognitive decline in Parkinson's disease with MRI. 26 May 2014
  • Enric Vallduvibotet (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) Information Structure in Context: The role of theme and contrast. 19 May 2014.
  • Katie Drager (University of Hawai'i at Manoa) Sociolinguistic Variation in Pidgin and Hawai‘i English: Ideology, Perception, and Production. 28 April 2014.
  • Stephanie Borrie (Arizona State) Disorders of Conversation. 14 April 2014.
  • Una Cunningham (University of Canterbury) Language Learning and Liminality. 7 April 2014.
  • Amanda Lee (University of Canterbury) Communication Behaviour in Adults who Stutter. 31 March 2014.
  • Tom de Rybel (University of Canterbury) Smart Grids: Technical and Human Factors. 24 March 2014.
  • Kate Nation (University of Oxford) Form-meaning connections and learning to read words. 17 March 2014.
  • Stephen Bier (University of Auckland) Using the perturbation of the Contact quotient of the EGG waveform to analyse age differences in adult speech. 13 March 2014.
  • Margaret Maclagan (University of Canterbury) and Boyd Davis (UNCC-Charlotte) When much is taken, what remains? The language of people with Alzheimer’s disease. 27 February 2014.
  • Peter Racz (University of Canterbury) The social learning of the gendered diminutive using chicken. 20 February 2014.

Past seminars - 2013

  • Suzanne Purdy (University of Auckland) Hearing and auditory processing in school aged children. 12 December 2013.
  • Alex Schumacher (Northwestern) Learning of Grammatical Number in an Artificial Language. 6 December 2013.
  • Chigusa Kurumada, Meredith Brown and Michael K. Tanenhaus (University of Rochester) A probabilistic approach to intonational interpretation: It LOOKS like speech adaptation. 5 December 2013.
  • Clay Beckner (University of Canterbury) Quantitative determinants of prefabs: Experimental studies of multiword units in the lexicon. 26 September 2013.
  • Greg O'Beirne (University of Canterbury) Speech, noise, and the Matrix: Tests of hearing and auditory processing at UC. 12 September 2013.
  • Amir Sadeghi (University of Canterbury) Language, orthography and text comprehension: Investigations into Persian monolingual and English-Persian bilingual speakers. 5 September 2013.
  • Rachel McKee (Victoria University of Wellington) Is Maori identity linguistically indexed in New Zealand Sign Language? 29 August, 2013.
  • Lynn Clark and Kevin Watson (University of Canterbury) The transmission and diffusion of /t/-debuccalisation. 22 August 2013.
  • Scott Seyfarth (University of California, San Diego) Word informativity affects acoustic duration. 8 August 2013
  • Jen Hay (University of Canterbury) Word memory and regular sound change. 13 June 2013.
  • Kourosh Saberi (University of Canterbury) Routine politeness formulae in Persian: A socio-lexical analysis of greetings, leave-taking, apologizing, thanking and requesting. 30 May 2013.
  • Mark Sagar (Director, The Laboratory for Animate Technologies at the Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland) Neurobehavioural Animation. 23 May 2013.
  • Andrew MacFarlane (University of Canterbury) Voices, attitudes and behaviours: a whistle-stop tour. 16 May 2013.
  • Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy (University of Canterbury) Latvian nouns and language evolution. 9 May 2013.
  • Tim Connell (University of Canterbury) Matéq: A Land Dayak Language of West Kalimantan, Indonesia. 2 May 2013.
  • Victor Friedman (University of Chicago) Linguistic endangerment and revival in the Balkans. 23 April 2013.
  • Brigid McNeill (University of Canterbury) A longitudinal examination of inconsistent speech production errors in children with severe speech disorder. 11 April 2013.
  • Ghada Khattab (Newcastle University) Early word shapes in Lebanese Arabic: challenging universal tendencies in the acquisition of syllable structure. 4 April 2013
  • Paul Foulkes (University of York) and Jen Hay (University of Canterbury) The evolution of medial /t/ over real and remembered time. 28 March 2013
  • Anne Cutler (MARCS, University of Western Sydney) Segmentation is where it all begins. 21 March 2013
  • Richard Kayne (New York University) Comparative Syntax. 14 March 2013
  • Susan Duncan (University of Chicago) Co-production of gesture and speech in natural discourse: some implications for theories of language production. 11 March 2013.
  • Anna Siyanova (Victoria University of Wellington) Activating gender stereotypes: A life-span perspective. 7 March 2013.
  • Janos Nemeth (University of Canterbury) Iterated Learning, Relevance Theory and Innate Grammar.21 February 2013.
  • Catherine Theys (KU Leuven & University of Canterbury) Unraveling the enigma of neurogenic stuttering: prevalence, behavioral characteristics and brain correlates. 14 February 2013.
  • Vince Hughes (University of York) The Bayesian approach to forensic voice comparison: applications and limitations. 7 February 2013.
  • Cathi Best (MARCS, University of Western Sydney) World War of Words: Visual world eye-tracking results in L1 and L2 English listeners' recognition of words spoken in familiar and unfamiliar regional English accents. 31 January 2013
  • Anita Szakay (University of British Columbia) The time-course of processing sociophonetic information: Insights from cross-dialect priming. 24 January 2013.
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