Lunch Meeting

Each week during term time - irregularly also outside terms - we have a group meeting on Wednesdays from 12:15 to 13:45. Currently, this takes place in a hybrid format - in person in AND 2.23, and online via Zoom (Join). During this meeting, we discuss the latest news relevant for our lab and our research. This is followed by a short presentation by one of the group members on a topic of his/her choice. Such a presentation can be the discussion of an interesting paper or the demonstration of own research results. Sometimes we also invite guest speakers.

Everybody who is interested in our phonetics group is welcome!

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In the Fall term 2022 we have the following presentations (Time 12:15-13:45):

Date Speaker & Topic

Planning and Updates


Dr. Susanne Flach

Title: The two meanings of must: A study in word duration in a large corpus of Spoken American English


Tomáš Nechanský

Title: The impact of mismatched recordings on an automatic-speaker-recognition system and human listeners


Prof. Dr. Rushen Shi (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Title: Prosody and infants' grammatical representation


PhD Student Updates


PhD Student Updates


Faustine Etter, Jean-Philippe Goldman and Dr. Sandra Schwab

Title: The role of musical training in learning L2 stress contrasts


Prof. Dr. Stephan Schmid and Dr. Marie-Anne Morand

Title: Phonetic features of multi-ethnolectal Zurich German - a research project comes to its end.


Dr. Catalina Torres

Title: Prominence patterns in Vera'a a Southern Oceanic language from Vanuatu


Invited Speaker: Dr. Emma Holmes (University College London)

Title: How does voice familiarity affect speech intelligibility?


Invited Speaker:Prof. Dr. Andy Wedel (University of Arizona)

Title: TBC

Note: Date Change - This session will take place on Tuesday 29th as opposed to the usual Wednesday slot.


Invited Speaker: Dr. Amelia Gully (University of York)

Title: TBC


Prof. Dr. Erica van de Waal (Université de Lausanne)



Library Updates from Stephan

Location Change: Room KOL-E-13 (Rämistrasse 71)