In the autumn term 2018 I teach the following courses:

   Lecture: Mysteries around spoken language

   Seminar: The role of indexical properties in speech communication

As of autumn term 2018 all my teaching will be in English. 

PhD: Primary supervision

  • Kostis Dimos The phonetics of theatrical speech (General Linguistics/Zurich University)
  • Thayabaran Kathiresan Vocalic variability (General Linguistics/Zurich University)


  • Daniel Friedrichs (2016) Vocalic variability in speaking and singing voice (German linguistics/Zurich University)
  • Lei He (2016) Models of speech rhythm (General Linguistics/Zurich University)
  • Marie-José Kolly (2016) The role of speech rhythm in foreign accent detection(General Linguistics/Zurich University)

PhD: Secondary supervision

  • Andreas Haupt  Computational analysis of music (Music Sciences/Zurich Universtity)
  • Yshai Kalmanovitch Phonetic accomodation (General Linguistics/Zurich Universtit
  • Mathias Keller Neuro-Psychology & Phonetics (Psychology/Zurich University)


  • Robert Fuchs (2014) Speech Rhythm in Indian English (English Linguistics/Munester Universtity)
  • Natalie Giroud (2016) Speech temporal parameters and age (Psychology, University of Zurich)
  • Lea Jost (2015) Neural basis of individual differences in foreign language learning in school: effects of bilingualism (Psychology/Zurich Universtity)
  • Karnthida Kerdpol (2015) Nasality in Karenic Languages (Department of Linguistics, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok/Thailand)
  • Aleksandra Moscicka (2015) Neural basis of individual differences in foreign language learning in school: effects of dyslexia (Psychology/Zurich Universtity)
  • Claudia Rathore (2013) Dialect variation and change among East African Indians in Leicester, UK (English Linguistics/Zurich Universtity)

PhD: Member of examination committee

  • Eugenia San Segundo (2014) Forensic speaker comparison of Spanish twins and non-siblings: A phonetic-acoustic analysis of formant trajectories in vocalic sequences, glottal source features and cepstral characteristics (Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo/Spain)
  • Nathalie Fecher (2014) Effects of forensically-relevant facial concealment on speech acoustics and perception (Department of Language Sciences/Universtity of York/UK)
  • Cyrill Ott (2013)Long-term plasticity of speech-related auditory functions in professional musicians (Psychology/Zurich Universtity)
  • Juerg Kuehnis (2013) The influence of musical training on spectro-temporal speech processing(Psychology/Zurich Universtity)
  • Nuria Gavalda (2013) Index of Idiolectal Similitude for the phonological module of English applied to forensic speech comparison (Forensic Linguistics/University Pompeu Fabra/Spain)
  • Franz Liem (2012) Combined brain imaging methods to study structural and functional signatures of auditory and speech processing (Psychology/Zurich Universtity)
  • Paolo Mairano (2011) Rhythm Typology: Acoustic and Perceptive Studies. (Phonetics/University of Turin/Italy)

Master @ UZH: primary supervision

  • Caro Stutz (2015) Speech rhythm variability between speakers (German Linguistics/Zurich Universtity)
  • Nancy Renning (2014) Speech rhythm and the Cocktail-Party Effect (General Linguistics/Zurich Universtity)
  • Lukas Mueller (2014) Standardhochdeutsch in LIchtenstein (German Linguistics/Zurich Universtity)
  • Dario Brander (2013) The use of hesitation for forensic phonetic speaker identification (German Linguistics/Zurich Universtity)
  • Daniel Friedrichs (2012) Changes of speech rhythm in synchronous speech(German Linguistics/Zurich Universtity)
  • Lea Hagmann (2012) Perceived differences in speech rhythm across languages(English Linguistics/Zurich Universtity)
  • Sibylle Sutter (2012) The influence of visual speech on auditory speaker identification ability(German Linguistics/Zurich Universtity)