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Please find a list of all phonetics courses here:


Current PhD students:

  • Leah Bradshaw (Indexical Dynamics)
  • Kostis Dimos (The phonetics of theatrical speech) 
  • Omnia Ibrahim (Speech Dynamics) 
  • Luca Marra (Speech and gestural communication)
  • Alejandra Pesantez Pesantez(Second language acquisition)
  • Yu Zhang (Between-speaker rhythmic variability)

Completed PhDs:

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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)