Video: Meet Janet Fletcher
Centre Chief Investigator Janet Fletcher is Professor of Phonetics in the School of Languages and Linguistics at The University of Melbourne, where she is also a member of the Research Unit for Indigenous Language.
Janet has held previous appointments at the University of Edinburgh, the Ohio State University and Macquarie University. Her research interests include phonetic theory, laboratory phonology, prosodic phonology, articulatory and acoustic modelling of prosodic effects in various languages. Janet is currently working on phonetic variation, prosody and intonation in Indigenous Australian languages and has commenced projects on selected languages of Oceania, which began with a Centre-sponsored trip to the region, encompassing research collaboration, education and outreach.
Most recently, Janet was heavily involved in organising the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS2019) held in Melbourne in August 2019. She served as a member of the local advisory committee and sits on the executive of the Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association, the major sponsor of ICPhS2019.
(This video was recorded at the Centre's annual member conference, CoEDLFest 2019.)