Lunch hour lectures repository Spring 2009
- Does rule learning make us human?
- The man who invented the concept of pi: William Jones and his circle
- President Obama and America in the World: from inauguration to action
- The Reception of Homer in Byzantium
- Photodynamic Therapy: using light in a gentle approach to cancer therapy by remote control
- One World Week
- Still no black in the union jack
- Darwin Day
- Modelling how water vapour absorbs light
- Children and the environment: independence or obesity?
- Physiology on top of the world - Xtreme Everest
- The future of Brazil
- Sorry, can you say that again..?
- One person households - a resource time bomb?
- Mimicking tissue growth: towards customised, while-you-wait tissue fabrication
- What have the lawyers ever done for us? Law, culture and international agricultural trade
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3 December 2008
Professor Valerie Hazan (UCL Speech Hearing an Phonetic Sciences)
The ability to speak clearly is a definite advantage in many situations, such as when interacting with foreign speakers or individuals with a hearing loss. Some individuals seem to be inherently clearer than others, and we are all able to ‘clarify’ our speech when speaking to young children. However, elucidating what exactly makes a speaker easy to understand is not a trivial matter. I will present some recent work which has addressed this question and will consider whether it is possible to make a speaker clearer by electronically manipulating their speech.
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