The Alberta Phonetics Laboratory is a collaborative space located in Assiniboia Hall and is part of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta. We pursue research investigating speech perception, speech production, and speech technology.

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Lab News

A comparison of four vowel overlap measures

Multiple measures of vowel overlap have been proposed that use F1, F2, and duration to calculate the degree of overlap between vowel categories. The present study assesses four of these measures: the spectral overlap assessment metric [SOAM; Wassink (2006). J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 119(4), 2334–2350], the a posteriori probability (APP)-based metric [Morrison (2008). J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 123(1), 37–40], […]

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Research in the news!

Linguistics student pinpoints differences in Western Canadian dialects Vowel pronunciation varies between urban and rural populations, study shows. Click here for Folio & CBC articles. You can also watch the CBC interview here and the CityNews interview here.

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Massive Auditory Lexical Decision database released!

The first version of our Massive Auditory Lexical Decision database has been released. You can read the article here and check out the data here.

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