Linguistics Speaker Series TalkLinguistics Speaker Series Talkhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/252041Chase Auditorium2013-11-04T17:00:002013-11-04T18:30:00
November 4,2013 5:00PM–6:30PM
"'Big data' in small languages: challenges in extracting phonetics from endangered language corpora"
Christian DiCanio, Haskins Laboratories
I am currently a research associate (postdoc) at Haskins Laboratories at Yale University. I am funded through a National Science Foundation grant with Douglas Whalen (PI). Under the grant, we are investigating the phonetics of various endangered languages using corpus documentation data. The idea here is to determine the validity of documentation data for creating descriptive phonetic work and, furthermore, for responding to theoretical questions in the phonetics literature using corpus methods. I completed my Ph.D. in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley in December 2008, under the direction of Keith Johnson, Ian Maddieson, Larry Hyman, and Johanna Nichols. Prior to my employment at Haskins, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the laboratory "Dynamique du Langage" at Université Lumière, Lyon 2 in France, funded by a grant from the Fyssen Foundation.
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