MA Marie-José Kolly

Marie-José Kolly


PhD position in Forensic Phonetic Speaker Identification Project
Office: PLK-203
Plattenstr. 54
CH-8032 Zurich
Tel.: +41(0)44 634 59 48
marie-jose.kolly@uzh.ch


I am a PhD student at the Phonetics Laboratory, University of Zurich, currently visiting the Laboratoire d'Informatique pour la Mécanique et les Sciences de l'Ingénieur (LIMSI) in Paris. Until December 2014 I was a research assistant in the SNF Project   Forensic Phonetic Speaker Identification Based on Temporal Evidence at the Phonetics Laboratory, University of Zurich.

I am interested in forensic phonetics, speech rhythm, foreign accents, dialectology, first and second language acquisition. My PhD project evolves around temporal features of foreign accented speech and what these can tell us about speaker characteristics and speaker origin.

I have co-developped several dialect prediction applications for science communication and crowdsourcing:

  • Dialäkt Äpp for Swiss German, available for iOS devices.
  • Voice Äpp with automatic speech recognition for Swiss German, available for iOS as well as Android devices.
  • Grüezi, Moin, Servus for German-speaking Europe, available for iOS as well as Android devices and on Tagesanzeiger.