Author: petergraff

New Paper on Phonetic Variation over Time

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Max Bane (UChicago, LING), Morgan Sonderegger (UChicago, CS) and I just finished a proceedings paper about our work on phonetic variation. We tracked the VOT distributions of 4 contestants in the reality TV show Big Brother (Season 9, UK) over 3 months and obtained preliminary results showing that social perturbations can potentially explain non-linearities in phonetic parameters over time. Below is a link to our paper. We would be extremely grateful for feedback.

Bane, Max, Peter Graff and Morgan Sonderegger. 2010. Longitudinal Phonetic Variation in a Closed System.

If you would like to hear more about our project, come hear us talk at the LSA in Pittsburgh:

Session 21: Social Factors in Variation
Room: Benedum
Time: Friday, January 7th, 2011 at 9AM

Mini-WOMM Montreal Slides Now Available…

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Florian, Maureen Gillespie and I taught a mini-Workshop on Ordinary and Multilevel Models at McGill University last week. Our slides are available here:

Lecture1McGill (F. Jaeger)

Lecture2McGill (F. Jaeger)

CodingTutorial (M. Gillespie)

ModelComparisonTutorial (P. Graff)

Other materials, data files and scripts can be found here:

Feedback, comments and questions are much appreciated!