Language Science and Technology

This academic year we launched a new M.A. degree at the University of Warsaw. It is addressed at all those who want to work as linguists or data scientists and combine linguistic background with the knowledge of statistics and programming. Read more

OCP 2022

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, I have had a chance to participate in a conference on site! Old World Conference in Phonology (OCP) is currently being held in San Sebastian (Spain) in a hybrid form.  Read more

PaPE 2021

I am currently attending the Phonetics and Phonology in Europe conference where I presented a paper on lenition in the Spanish of Gran Canaria prepared jointly with Marzena Żygis, Adam Sikorski and Jan Wołłejko. The research was founded by the National Science Foundation (see Research tab > Sonata project) and will be published in open access in the next volume of Phonology.

The presentation, entitled "Gradient effects and contrast preservation in Spanish lenition", is available here.

Also, my student Jan Wołłejko is presenting his research at one of the PaPE poster sessions. The title is "Perception of word-final aspirated /s/ - a cross-dialectal and cross-linguistic study". See the presentation here.
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Wrocław talk

On Friday, December 18th I had the pleasure to give a talk on the neural correlates of word stress processing in L1 and L2.

The title of the talk was "The phonetics and phonology of word stress perception – neurophysiological evidence".

I would like to thank dr Dorota Klimek-Jankowska and students and staff from the University of Wrocław for the invitation.

The handout from the talk is available here. The poster announcing the talk can be found below.

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French Government Scholarship

I was awarded a short research scholarship funded by the French Government to study the perception of subphonemic features in Nice, France!

In August 2021, I will go to Nice (Université Côte d’Azur) to conduct an EEG experiment forming part of a project entitled: "Cross-linguistic differences in the perception of subphonemic features – an EEG study". My host is Tobias Scheer.

In Nice, I will be looking at the perception of aperture in obstruents based on differences in intensity, duration and harmonics-to-noise ratio in post-vocalic position. In an oddball paradigm, I will be looking at the mismatch negativity (MMN) marking reactions to these sound differences, comparing Polish, Spanish and French speakers. The study in Nice will be focused on the French group of participants. Read more

New publication

My paper, co-authored by Martin Meyer, Maria Kliesch and Volker Dellwo from the University of Zurich just got accepted by the Journal of Neurolinguistics!

The full title is:  Word stress processing integrates phonological abstraction with lexical access – an ERP study Read more

OCP17 has been launched!

Today is the first day of Old-World Conference in Phonology in Warsaw :)

Although I cannot physically participate due to my out-of-the-country maternity leave, my heart is with the other ogranisers and presenters in Warsaw.

I am also very excited to report that we introduced live streaming this year!
Hopefully, others will follow :-)
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Sonata database

We have finished the works on the Sonata project database!

We now have over 200,000 sounds in the database containing the phonetic transcriptions of spontaneous speech produced by 44 native speakers from Gran Canaria. 

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OCP 17 Warsaw

The deadline for submisions to the 17th Old-World Conference in Phonology is today at midnight EST!

The conference will take place at the University of Warsaw on February 5-7, 2020.

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OCP 16

I just came back from the Old-World Conference in Phonology (OCP 16) which took place in Verona. 

This year, I presented my joint work with the Zurich team which tested generative and exemplar phonology models with the use of electroencephalography (EEG).  The presentation is available in the Conferences section.
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Phonology Reading Group

On November 27, 2018 we had the first meeting of our Warsaw-based Phonology Reading Group, followed by a session on language standardisation on December 11.

On December 12, we had the pleasure to listen to a guest talk by Małgorzata Ćavar from Indiana University on "The role of the tongue root in speech production. Results of a 3D ultrasound study and their theoretical implications". 

We plan to meet regularly every 2-3 weeks to discuss various topics in phonology and phonetics. All those interested in phonology and related disciplines are welcome to join! The next meeting will take place around January 9.

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New publications!

Soon, two new publications will be available.

Journal of Linguistics will publish my paper on Stratal OT vs. Harmonic Serialism in complex opacity cases (Chilean Spanish) in First View by the end of the year.

In 2019, a paper reporting an experiment conducted on 20 native speakers of Gran Canarian Spanish, co-authored with Katarzyna Lipowska, will be published in Phonetica.
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National Science Centre grant

Great News!

I have just become a grantee of the Polish National Science Centre. With the latest Sonata grant edition, I received funding for two years for my Gran Canarian Spanish project entitled "Acoustic, perceptual and gestural correlates of (sub)phonemic distinctions: aperture in obstruents". 

I will be working on the data and the experiments in collaboration with Marzena Zygis from ZAS Berlin :)

The abstract of the study can be found here:
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EEG measurements

The experiment has been set up and is now running at the University of Zurich!
We already have 25 out of the 30 volunteers needed for the Spanish Stress Perception Study taking place at the Phonetics and EEG labs in Zurich, in cooperation with professor Volker Dellwo and professor Martin Meyer, as well as Maria Kliesch from the University of Zurich.

The measurements started with a pilot phase last week and we are now ready to continue with the rest of the participants!
Like our page and invite friends to volunteer. The study focuses on native Spanish speakers born in Spain, aged 18-32.
Our webpage:

The tests will end in the second half of March.

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25th MFM

The 25th Manchester Phonology Meeting was truly special! Not only because of the silver jubilee, but also because of the outstanding weather :-) 28 degrees in May was something very much unexpected -- instead of zipping our jackets up in the cold walls of the Old Dining Hall, we were all gasping for air in T-shirts and tank tops...
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Research project in Zurich

I got a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship
for a 2017-2018 post-doc position at the University of Zurich!
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I just got back from NELS 46 (Montreal this year). I am really glad that I had a chance to participate in one of the most prestigious linguistic events on the planet :-) Thanks to all of the participants for their interesting contributions, and for giving me great feedback! My poster is available in the Files section. I am already working on the article for the NELS Proceedings. Read more