Teaching

Current teaching program

In the spring term 2018 I will teach the following courses:

   Lecture: Phonetics and speech signal processing (Wed: 10-12)

   Seminar: Experiments with speech (Wed: 14-16)

Please check the electronic 'Vorlesungsverzeichnis' of Zurich University for details.

As of autumn term 2017 all my teaching will be in English. 

Current PhD students:

  • Kostis Dimos The phonetics of theatrical speech (General Linguistics/Zurich University)

  • Yshai Kalmanovitch Phonetic accomodation (General Linguistics/Zurich University)

  • Thayabaran Kathiresan Vocalic variability (General Linguistics/Zurich University)

  • Matthias Keller Neuro-Psychology & Phonetics (Psychology/Zurich University)

  • Yu Zangh Between-speaker rhythmic variability (General Linguistics/Zurich University)

Completed PhDs:

  • Year
  • Author
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  • 2017
    • Friedrichs, Daniel
      • Friedrichs, Daniel. Beyond formants: vowel perception at high fundamental frequencies. 2017, University of Zurich, Faculty of Arts. ZORA
    • Giroud, Nathalie
      • Giroud, Nathalie. Dynamics of electrophysiology and morphology in older adults with age-related hearing loss. 2017, University of Zurich, Faculty of Arts. ZORA
    • He, Lei
      • He, Lei. Speaker Idiosyncratic Intensity Variability in the Speech Signal. 2017, University of Zurich, Faculty of Arts. ZORA
    • Kolly, Marie-José
      • Kolly, Marie-José. The influence of speaker origin and individuality on rhythmic features of non-native speech. 2017, University of Zurich, Faculty of Arts. ZORA
  • 2015
    • Eberhard-Moscicka, Aleksandra K
      • Eberhard-Moscicka, Aleksandra K. Visual Word Processing in the Context of Learning to Read. 2015, University of Zurich, Faculty of Arts. ZORA
    • Jost, Lea B
      • Jost, Lea B. Audiovisual integration of words and processing of native and non-native speech sounds. 2015, University of Zurich, Faculty of Arts. ZORA
  • 2013
    • Kühnis, Jürg
      • Kühnis, Jürg. The influence of musical training on spectro-temporal speech processing. 2013, University of Zurich, Faculty of Arts. ZORA
    • Liem, Franziskus
      • Liem, Franziskus. Combined brain imaging methods to study structural and functional signatures of auditory and speech processing. 2013, University of Zurich, Faculty of Arts. ZORA
    • Ott, Cyrill Guy Martin
      • Ott, Cyrill Guy Martin. Long-term plasticity of speech-related auditory functions in professional musicians. 2013, University of Zurich, Faculty of Arts. ZORA
    • Rathore-­Nigsch, Claudia
      • Rathore-­Nigsch, Claudia. Dialect variation and change in the diaspora: a sociophonetic study of the East African Indian community in Leicester, UK. 2013, University of Zurich, Faculty of Arts. ZORA

PhD: External supervision

  • Karnthida Kerdpol (2015) Nasality in Karenic Languages (Department of Linguistics, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok/Thailand)
  • 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)
  • Robert Fuchs (2014) Speech Rhythm in Indian English (English Linguistics/Munester 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)
  • Paolo Mairano (2011) Rhythm Typology: Acoustic and Perceptive Studies. (Phonetics/University of Turin/Italy)

Master @ UZH (only primary supervision)

  • Andrea Fröhlich (2018) Evaluation des forensischen Sprechererkennungssystems 'iVocalise' (MLTA/ U Zurich)
  • Caro Stutz (2015) Speech rhythm variability between speakers (German Linguistics/U Zurich)
  • Nancy Renning (2014) Speech rhythm and the Cocktail-Party Effect (General Linguistics/U Zurich)
  • Lukas Mueller (2014) Standardhochdeutsch in LIchtenstein (German Linguistics/U Zurich)
  • Dario Brander (2013) The use of hesitation for forensic phonetic speaker identification (German Linguistics/U Zurich)
  • Daniel Friedrichs (2012) Changes of speech rhythm in synchronous speech(German Linguistics/U Zurich)
  • 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/U Zurich)