Summer highlights:

Russ Schuh: UCLA alumnus Alhaji Maina Gimba visited the department from mid-May to mid-July 2012 for work with Russ Schuh on a dictionary of Bole, a West Chadic language spoken in northeastern Nigeria.  Gimba and Russ collaborated with another UCLA alumnus, Paul Newman, for a week at the end of June (Paul is the author of a 2007 Hausa-English Dictionary—Yale UP, and is one of the world’s foremost scholars of Hausa and Chadic languages).  The plan is to submit the dictionary to UC Press before the end of the calendar year for consideration to be published in the Publications in Linguistics series.  This will be the most comprehensive dictionary of any Chadic language other than Hausa (and maybe a dictionary of Dangaléat, a language spoken in Chad Republic, which was published in the early 1970’s in a funky mimeographed version).

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With the end of Pat Keating’s NSF-funded project “Production and Perception of Linguistic Voice Quality” (2007-2012), all of the project materials (recordings, data, publications) are being made publicly available through the new project website: http://www.phonetics.ucla.edu/voiceproject/voice.html.
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Marc Garellek was a co-author on two papers at the 8th International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics (Erlangen, Germany , July 2012):

  • J. Kreiman, B. R. Gerratt, G. Chen, M. Garellek, & A. Alwan, “Perceptual evaulation of source models”
  • Z. Zhang, J. Kreiman, B. R. Gerratt, & M. Garellek, “Relationship between left-right stiffness mismatches, left-right vibration asymmetries, and voice quality”
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