July 21, 2021

12 pm HST – 3 pm PST – 4 pm MST – 5 pm CST – 6 pm EST

Duration: 30 mins

Presented by Ernesto Gutiérrez Topete, Ph.D. Candidate in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Voice onset time (VOT) is an acoustic property of speech that is able to reveal a lot of information about a speaker’s linguistic experience(s). Analyzing VOT helps us in (a) developing linguistic theories of language representation and (b) assessing a language learner’s approximation to phonetic norms in the target language.

In this online presentation, Ernesto Gutiérrez Topete will present a computational tool (a Python program) that can be used to analyze a speaker’s VOT productions for the purposes of linguistic research or instructional student support. This presentation will cover installation and usage instructions and will provide a live demonstration of how to use the tool. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the presentation.

The presentation is part of the Programming Essentials for Studies in Human Language & Technology series at the Center for Language & Technology.

The work described above was supported through a Summer internship sponsored by the Center for Language & Technology and the Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center.



Webcasts Link: https://vimeo.com/577807818

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