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Sonia Granlund

Research Student

Email: s.granlund@ucl.ac.uk

Principal Supervisor: Valerie Hazan

Subsidary Supervisor: Merle Mahon

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Research Interests

My research interests are in speaker-listener adaptations, speech intelligibility, and speech production/perception in hearing-impaired and non-native speakers, especially in spontaneous speech. In my PhD research I am recording pairs of normally-hearing and hearing-impaired children completing problem-solving tasks together to investigate the acoustic-phonetic and linguistic strategies that the children use to communicate effectively with each other, and whether they are able to adapt their speech to their listener’s needs.

I completed my undergraduate degree in MA (Hons) Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh in 2009, and I have an MSc in Speech & Hearing Sciences from UCL (2010).

Dissertations

Granlund, S. (2010). An acoustic-phonetic comparison of late bilinguals’ Finnish and English clear speech using spontaneous and read speech. MSc Dissertation, UCL, London, UK.

Granlund, S. (2009). Speech timing in Finnish: the interaction between accentual and final lengthening. MA Dissertation, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

Publications

Granlund, S., Hazan, V., Baker, R. (2012). An acoustic-phonetic comparison of the clear speaking styles of Finnish-English late bilinguals. Journal of Phonetics 40(3), 509-520. [doi:10.1016/j.wocn.2012.02.006]

Granlund, S., Baker, R., Hazan, V. (2011). Acoustic-phonetic characteristics of clear speech in bilinguals. Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Hong Kong, 17-21 August 2011, 763-766. 

Presentations

Granlund, S., Hazan, V., Baker, R. (2012). Production of clear speech in late bilingual and monolingual speakers of English. Bilingual and Multilingual Interaction, Bangor, Wales, 30th March – 1st April, 2012

Granlund, S., Baker, R., Hazan, V. (2011). Acoustic-phonetic characteristics of clear speech in bilinguals. 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Hong Kong, China, 17th– 21st August 2011

Teaching Experience/Responsibilities

2011/2012

SPSC2003: Acoustics of Speech and Hearing (Laboratory Demonstrator, 2011-2012)