Alumni

Rhonda Aboultaif

  • Title: PhD Graduate
  • Program: Processing
  • Institution: CoEDL Western Sydney University Node

Samra Alispahic

  • Title: PhD Graduate
  • Program: Processing
  • Institution: CoEDL Western Sydney University Node

Recent Publications

  1. Acoustic Properties Predict Perception of Unfamiliar Dutch Vowels by Adult Australian English and Peruvian Spanish Listeners

    Bibliography

    Samra Alispahic, Karen Mulak, and Paola Escudero. 2017. "Acoustic Properties Predict Perception of Unfamiliar Dutch Vowels by Adult Australian English and Peruvian Spanish Listeners." Frontiers in Psychology. 8: doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00052.

  2. More Vowels Are Not Always Better: Australian English and Peruvian Spanish Learners' Comparable Perception of Dutch Vowels

    Bibliography

    Paola Escudero, Karen Mulak, and Samra Alispahic. 2015. "More Vowels Are Not Always Better: Australian English and Peruvian Spanish Learners' Comparable Perception of Dutch Vowels". In Proceedings of the 39th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, 40-51.

  3. Acoustic distance explains speaker versus accent normalization in infancy

    Bibliography

    Paola Escudero, Karen Mulak, and Samra Alispahic. 2014. "Acoustic distance explains speaker versus accent normalization in infancy". In Proceedings of the 15th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology 2-5 December 2014, Christchurch.

  4. Difficulty in discriminating non-native vowels: Are Dutch vowels easier for Australian English than Spanish listeners?

    Bibliography

    Samra Alispahic, Paola Escudero, and Karen Mulak. 2014. "Difficulty in discriminating non-native vowels: Are Dutch vowels easier for Australian English than Spanish listeners?". In Proceedings of Interspeech 2014, Christchurch.

  5. Is more always better? The perception of Dutch vowels by English versus Spanish listeners

    Bibliography

    Samra Alispahic, Paola Escudero, and Karen Mulak. 2014. "Is more always better? The perception of Dutch vowels by English versus Spanish listeners". In Proceedings of the 15th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology 2-5 December 2014, Christchurch.

Christina Atay Former Research Fellow

Christina Atay

  • Title: Former Research Fellow
  • Program: Technology
  • Institution: CoEDL University of Queensland Node

Christina currently holds a conjoint position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Complex & Intelligent Systems Research Group (Prof. Janet Wiles) and the Queensland Brain Institute, both at The University of Queensland. Her research focuses on the effects of neurological disorders on communication abilities, with an emphasis on technologies that can assist in the identification and management of communication impairments. Her projects aim to develop novel smartphone-based technologies for the remote monitoring of voice, speech and communication in people with dementia, Parkinson’s disease and in healthy individuals. At CoEDL, Christina works under the supervision of Prof. Helen Chenery and Janet Wiles, collaborating with CoEDL members Daniel Angus (UQ) and Adam Vogel (UMelb) and CoEDL affiliates Jacki Liddle (UQ), David Ireland (CSIRO) and Erin Conway (ACU).

Recent Publications

  1. Using Visual Text Analytics to Examine Broadcast Interviewing

    Bibliography

    Daniel Angus, Richard Fitzgerald, Christina Atay, and Janet Wiles. 2016. "Using Visual Text Analytics to Examine Broadcast Interviewing." Discourse, Contact & Media. 11: 38-49.. doi: 10.1016/j.dcm.2015.11.002.

  2. Hello Harlie: Enabling Speech Monitoring Through Chat-Bot Conversations

    Bibliography

    David Ireland, Christina Atay, Jacki Liddle, Dana Bradford, Helen Lee, Olivia Rushin, Thomas Mullins, Daniel Angus, Janet Wiles, Simon McBride, and Adam Vogel. 2016. "Hello Harlie: Enabling Speech Monitoring Through Chat-Bot Conversations." Studies in Health Technology and Informatics.. 227: 55. doi: 10.3233/978-1-61499-666-8-55.

  3. Using technology to enhance communication between people with dementia and their carers

    Bibliography

    Helen Chenery, Christina Atay, Alana Campbell, Erin Conway, Daniel Angus, and Janet Wiles. July 1, 2016. "Using technology to enhance communication between people with dementia and their carers." Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. 12 (7): 279-280. doi: 10.1016/j.jalz.2016.06.507.

  4. Can a smartphone-based chatbot engage older community group members? The impact of specialised content

    Bibliography

    Christina Atay, David Ireland, Jacki Liddle, Janet Wiles, Adam Vogel, Daniel Angus, Dana Bradford, Alana Campbell, Olivia Rushin, and Helen Chenery. July 1, 2016. "Can a smartphone-based chatbot engage older community group members? The impact of specialised content." Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. 12 (7): 1005-1006.

  5. Using visual text analytics to examine broadcast interviewing

    Bibliography

    Daniel Angus, Richard Fitzgerald, Christina Atay, and Janet Wiles. 2015. "Using visual text analytics to examine broadcast interviewing." Discourse, Context & Media. doi: 10.1016/j.dcm.2015.11.002.

Rosey Billington Former Research Fellow

Rosey Billington

  • Title: Former Research Fellow
  • Program: Processing
  • Institution: CoEDL University of Melbourne Node

Recent Publications

  1. Advanced Tongue Root’ in Lopit: Acoustic and ultrasound evidence

    Bibliography

    Rosey Billington. 2014. "Advanced Tongue Root’ in Lopit: Acoustic and ultrasound evidence". In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 119-122. Christchurch.

  2. Temporal correlates of Lopit singleton and geminate glide

    Bibliography

    Rosey Billington. 2016. "Temporal correlates of Lopit singleton and geminate glide". In Proceedings of the 16th Australasian International Speech Science and Technology Conference, 265-268. Parramatta.

  3. Lexical tone in Lopit

    Bibliography

    Rosey Billington. 2015. "Lexical tone in Lopit". In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland.

Jiyoun Choi PhD Graduate

Jiyoun Choi

  • Title: PhD Graduate
  • Program: Processing
  • Institution: CoEDL Western Sydney University Node

Recent Publications

  1. Early development of abstract language knowledge: Evidence from perception-production transfer of birth-language memory

    Bibliography

    Jiyoun Choi, Anne Cutler, and Mirjam Broersma. 2017. "Early development of abstract language knowledge: Evidence from perception-production transfer of birth-language memory." Royal Society Open Science. 4: 160660. doi: 10.1098/rsos.160660.

  2. Processing advantages for focused words in Korean

    Bibliography

    Heather Kember, Jiyoun Choi, and Anne Cutler. June 2016. "Processing advantages for focused words in Korean". In Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016, Boston.

Daniela Diedrich PhD Graduate

Daniela Diedrich

  • Title: PhD Graduate
  • Program: Shape
  • Institution: CoEDL University of Melbourne Node

Topic: A Grammar of Paku, a Language of Central Kalimantan Supervisors: Nick Thieberger, Rachel Nordlinger, Sander Adelaar Daniela did her undergraduate studies at the University of Cologne and La Trobe University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in 2010. Her Honours research focused on the phonology of Tombulu, a Minahasan language spoken in North Sulawesi, which ignited a keen interest in Austronesian linguistics. Daniela’s PhD research is concerned with the documentation of Paku, a highly endangered Southeast Barito language spoken in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. She works with speakers to compile a grammar, a dictionary and texts in order to not only preserve the language but also the cultural heritage for future generations. Of particular interest in Paku are the harmony systems in the phonology as well as the at times complex verbal morphology. As a member of the Southeast Barito language family, Paku is closely related to Malagasy and the documentation of the Bornean Southeast Barito languages will hopefully contribute to research into the migration of the Malagasy.

Jaydene Elvin PhD Graduate

Jaydene Elvin

  • Title: PhD Graduate
  • Program: Processing
  • Institution: CoEDL Western Sydney University Node

Recent Publications

  1. Dynamic acoustic properties of monophthongs and diphthongs in Western Sydney Australian English

    Bibliography

    Paola Escudero, Daniel Williams, and Jaydene Elvin. 2016. "Dynamic acoustic properties of monophthongs and diphthongs in Western Sydney Australian English." Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. (140): 576-581. doi: http://doi.org/10.1121/1.4952387.

  2. Predicting vowel discriminantion accuracy through cross-linguistic acoustic analyses

    Bibliography

    Paola Escudero, and Jaydene Elvin. 2015. "Predicting vowel discriminantion accuracy through cross-linguistic acoustic analyses". In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences,

  3. Comparing acoustic analyses of Australian English vowels from Sydney: Cox (2006) versus AusTalk

    Bibliography

    Jaydene Elvin, and Paola Escudero. 2014. "Comparing acoustic analyses of Australian English vowels from Sydney: Cox (2006) versus AusTalk". In Proceedings of the 15th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology 2-5 December 2014, Christchurch.

  4. Spanish is better than English for discriminating Portuguese vowels: acoustic similarity versus vowel inventory size

    Bibliography

    Jaydene Elvin, Paola Escudero, and Polina Vasiliev. 2014. "Spanish is better than English for discriminating Portuguese vowels: acoustic similarity versus vowel inventory size." Frontiers in Psychology, Language Sciences. 5 (1188)

Jennifer Green Former Research Fellow

Jennifer Green

  • Title: Former Research Fellow
  • Program: Shape
  • Institution: CoEDL University of Melbourne Node

Jennifer Green is a linguist in the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne and a member of RUIL (the Research Unit for Indigenous Language). Green has worked in Central Australia since the mid 1970s documenting Indigenous languages, cultural history and visual arts. She has researched and compiled two major dictionaries: Alyawarr (Green 1992) and Central & Eastern Anmatyerr (Green 2010); co-authored The Town Grew up Dancing: The Life and Art of Wenten Rubuntja (Rubuntja & Green 2002) and collaborated on many language documentation projects, including recent work on Indigenous sign languages with Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (http://iltyemiltyem.com/sign/). Her recently published book, Drawn from the Ground: Sound, Sign and Inscription in Central Australian Sand Stories (Cambridge University Press, 2014), examines the way multiple semiotic systems work together in the narrative practice of ‘sand drawing’. She has recently been awarded an ARC DECRA award to conduct further research on the ways that Indigenous sign languages are used in Australia.

Recent Publications

  1. Getting in Touch: Language and digital inclusion in Australian Indigenous communities

    Bibliography

    Margaret Carew, Jennifer Green, Inge Kral, Rachel Nordlinger, and Ruth Singer. 2015. "Getting in Touch: Language and digital inclusion in Australian Indigenous communities." Language Documentation and Conservation. 9: 307-323. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4940.5924.

  2. Arandic alternate sign language(s)

    Bibliography

    Green, Jennifer, Wilkins, David, Jepson, Julie Bakken, de Clerck, Goedele, Lutalo-Kiingi, Sam, and McGregor, William B. 2015. "Arandic alternate sign language(s)". In Sign languages of the world: A comparative handbook, 843-870.

  3. Mer Angenty-Warn Alhem. Travelling to Angenty Country

    Bibliography

    April Pengart Campbell, Clarie Kemarr Long, Jennifer Green, and Margaret Carew. 2015. Mer Angenty-Warn Alhem. Travelling to Angenty Country. Darwin : Batchelor Press.

  4. Finding Common Ground: Sign Language and Gesture Research in Australia

    Bibliography

    Jennifer Green, Barbara F. Kelly, and Adam Schembri. April 3, 2014. "Finding Common Ground: Sign Language and Gesture Research in Australia." Australian Journal of Linguistics. 34 (2): 185-192. doi: 10.1080/07268602.2014.887404.

  5. With or Without Speech: Arandic Sign Language from Central Australia

    Bibliography

    Jennifer Green, and David Wilkins. April 3, 2014. "With or Without Speech: Arandic Sign Language from Central Australia." Australian Journal of Linguistics. 34 (2): 234-261. doi: 10.1080/07268602.2014.887407.

Scott Heath PhD Graduate

Scott Heath

  • Title: PhD Graduate
  • Program: Technology
  • Institution: CoEDL University of Queensland Node

Recent Publications

  1. Lingodroids: Cross-Situational Learning for Episodic Elements

    Bibliography

    Scott Heath, David Ball, and Janet Wiles. 2016. "Lingodroids: Cross-Situational Learning for Episodic Elements." IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems. 8 (1): 3-14. doi: 10.1109/TAMD.2015.2442619.

  2. Discovering patterns of touch: a case study for visualization-driven analysis in human-robot interaction

    Bibliography

    Kris Rogers, Janet Wiles, Scott Heath, Kristyn Hensby, and Jonathan Taufatofua. 2016. "Discovering patterns of touch: a case study for visualization-driven analysis in human-robot interaction". 499-500. Christchurch, NZ.

  3. Social cardboard: Pretotyping a social ethnodroid in the wild.

    Bibliography

    Janet Wiles, Peter Worthy, Kristyn Hensby, Marie Boden, Scott Heath, Paul Pounds, Nikodem Rybak, Michael Smith, Jonathan Taufatofua, and Jason Weigel. 2016. "Social cardboard: Pretotyping a social ethnodroid in the wild.". In Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 531-532. Christchurch, NZ.

  4. Lingodroids: Investigating grounded color relations using a social robot for children

    Bibliography

    Scott Heath, Kristyn Hensby, Marie Boden, Jonathan Taufatofua, Jason Weigel, and Janet Wiles. March 2016. "Lingodroids: Investigating grounded color relations using a social robot for children". 435-436. Christchurch, NZ.

Sebastian Lecrampe

  • Title: Former Research Fellow
  • Institution: CoEDL University of Melbourne Node

Amit Malegaonker

  • Title: Former Research Fellow
  • Program: Technology
  • Institution: CoEDL University of Queensland Node

Caroline McKinnon

  • Title: PhD Graduate
  • Program: Technology
  • Institution: CoEDL University of Queensland Node
Sophie Nicholls Former Research Fellow

Sophie Nicholls

  • Title: Former Research Fellow
  • Program: Processing
  • Institution: CoEDL Western Sydney University Node

Recent Publications

  1. From principle to practice: community consultation regarding access to Indigenous language material in archival records at the State Library of New South Wales

    Bibliography

    Sophie Nicholls, Lauren Booker, Kirsten Thorpe, Melissa Jackson, Clement Girault, and Ronald Briggs. 2016. "From principle to practice: community consultation regarding access to Indigenous language material in archival records at the State Library of New South Wales." Archives and Manuscripts..

  2. Grammaticalization and interactional pragmatics: A description of the recognitional

    Bibliography

    Sophie Nicholls. 2016. "Grammaticalization and interactional pragmatics: A description of the recognitional."

Jia Hoong Ong PhD Graduate

Jia Hoong Ong

  • Title: PhD Graduate
  • Program: Processing
  • Institution: CoEDL Western Sydney University Node

Recent Publications

  1. Naive learners show cross-domain transfer after distributional learning : the case of lexical and musical pitch

    Bibliography

    Jia Hoong Ong, Denis Burnham, and Paola Escudero. 2016. "Naive learners show cross-domain transfer after distributional learning : the case of lexical and musical pitch." Frontiers in Psychology. 7: 1189. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01189.

  2. Mandarin Listeners can learn non-native lexical tones through distributional learning

    Bibliography

    Paola Escudero, Jia Hoong Ong, and Denis Burnham. 2015. "Mandarin Listeners can learn non-native lexical tones through distributional learning". In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences,

  3. Distributional learning of lexical tones: A comparison of attended vs. unattended listening

    Bibliography

    Jia Hoong Ong, Denis Burnham, and Paola Escudero. 2015. "Distributional learning of lexical tones: A comparison of attended vs. unattended listening." PloS one. 10 (7)

Jill Vaughan Former Research Fellow

Jill Vaughan

  • Title: Former Research Fellow
  • Program: Shape
  • Institution: CoEDL University of Melbourne Node

Recent Publications

  1. The Survival of the Subjunctive in Australian English: Ossification, Indexicality and Stance

    Bibliography

    Jill Vaughan, and Jean Mulder. October 2, 2014. "The Survival of the Subjunctive in Australian English: Ossification, Indexicality and Stance." Australian Journal of Linguistics. 34 (4): 486-505. doi: 10.1080/07268602.2014.929086.

  2. Australia Loves Language Puzzles: The Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad (OzCLO)

    Bibliography

    Dominique Estival, Cathy Bow, John Henderson, Barbara F. Kelly, Mary Laughren, Elisabeth Mayer, Diego Mollá, Colette Mrowa-Hopkins, Rachel Nordlinger, Verna Rieschild, Andrea C. Schalley, Alexander W. Stanley, and Jill Vaughan. December 1, 2014. "Australia Loves Language Puzzles: The Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad (OzCLO)." Language and Linguistics Compass. 8 (12): 659-670. doi: 10.1111/lnc3.12096.

  3. Child-caregiver interaction in two remote Indigenous Australian communities

    Bibliography

    Jill Vaughan, Gillian Wigglesworth, Deborah Loakes, Samantha Disbray, and Karin Moses. 2015. "Child-caregiver interaction in two remote Indigenous Australian communities." Frontiers in psychology. 6:

Jason Weigel

  • Title: PhD Graduate
  • Program: Technology
  • Institution: CoEDL University of Queensland Node

Recent Publications

  1. Hand in hand: Tools and techniques for understanding children’s touch with a social robot

    Bibliography

    Kristyn Hensby, Janet Wiles, Marie Boden, Joshua Riddell, Mark Nielsen, Paul Pounds, Nikodem Rybak, Virginia Slaughter, Michael Smith, Jonathan Taufatofua, Peter Worthy, and Jason Weigel. 2016. "Hand in hand: Tools and techniques for understanding children’s touch with a social robot". In HRI 2016 - 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, 437-438. Christchurch, NZ.

  2. Social cardboard: Pretotyping a social ethnodroid in the wild.

    Bibliography

    Janet Wiles, Peter Worthy, Kristyn Hensby, Marie Boden, Scott Heath, Paul Pounds, Nikodem Rybak, Michael Smith, Jonathan Taufatofua, and Jason Weigel. 2016. "Social cardboard: Pretotyping a social ethnodroid in the wild.". In Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 531-532. Christchurch, NZ.

  3. Lingodroids: Investigating grounded color relations using a social robot for children

    Bibliography

    Scott Heath, Kristyn Hensby, Marie Boden, Jonathan Taufatofua, Jason Weigel, and Janet Wiles. March 2016. "Lingodroids: Investigating grounded color relations using a social robot for children". 435-436. Christchurch, NZ.

Mengyue Wu

  • Title: PhD Graduate
  • Program: Processing
  • Institution: CoEDL University of Melbourne Node

Recent Publications

  1. Native prosodic systems and learning experience shape production of non-native tones

    Bibliography

    Mengyue Wu, Janet Fletcher, Rikke Bundgaard-Nielsen, and Brett Baker. 2016. "Native prosodic systems and learning experience shape production of non-native tones". In Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016, 587-591. Boston, USA.

  2. Perception of Cantonese tones by Mandarin speakers

    Bibliography

    Janet Fletcher, Mengyue Wu, Rikke Bundgaard-Nielsen, Brett Baker, and Catherine Best. 2015. "Perception of Cantonese tones by Mandarin speakers". In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences,

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