The Penn Phonetics Laboratory
The phonetics group at Penn emphasizes the interdisciplinary and experimental nature of phonetics in both teaching and research. The group is engaged in a wide range of research topics, including laboratory studies of speech production and perception, prosody modeling, phonetic patterns and variation in large speech corpora, integration of phonetics and speech technology, etc.
The lab will be hosting a workshop on New tools and methods for very-large-scale phonetics research on January 28-30, 2011. You can find out more on the workshop page linked above.
The lab develops the Penn Phonetics Lab Forced Aligner, an automatic phonetic alignment toolkit.
The lab also develops P2TK, the Penn Phonetics Toolkit, a collection of Python scripts and other tools to facilitate speech research.
The lab hosts a weekly lunch meeting called Splunch (Speech Lunch).
Phonetics Lab Faculty
Mark Liberman, Trustee Professor of Phonetics and Director of LDC (Ph.D. MIT, 1975)
Mark Liberman's recent research areas include the phonology and phonetics of lexical tone, and its relationship to intonation; gestural, prosodic, morphological and syntactic ways of marking focus, and their use in discourse; formal models for linguistic annotation; information retrieval and information extraction from text.
Jiahong Yuan, Assistant Professor (Ph.D. Cornell, 2004)
Jiahong Yuan's recent research areas include speech prosody, with particular attention to tone, intonation, and their interaction; corpus phonetics; and the integration of speech technology in phonetics research.
Phonetics Lab Students
Josef Fruehwald, Kyle Gorman, Catherine Lai, Yong-cheol Lee, Laurel MacKenzie, Rebecca Marsh, Satoshi Nambu, James Mesbur, Giang Nguyen, Hilary Prichard, GaYeon Son, Meredith Tamminga, Joshua Tauberer, Yanyan Sui.
The students in the "p.lab" have recently worked on
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Last Modified: 17 May 2010