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:
 //media.voog.com/0000/0036/9385/files/Abstract_EN.pdf
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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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NELS 46

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