USC presence at the 21st International Congress on Acoustics

The 21st International Congress on Acoustics, combining the 165th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 52nd meeting of the Canadian Acoustical Association, was held in Montréal, Quebec, Canada from June 2 – 7, 2013 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

The congress was an opportunity for people from a number of different fields and backgrounds to present recent work in acoustics. 

USC had several representatives in attendance and presenting posters at the ICA (unless otherwise noted, authors are from the USC Linguistics department):

On instantaneous vocal tract length estimation from formant frequencies
Adam Lammert (SAIL) and Shrikanth Narayanan (SAIL)

The use of mixed effects models in quantifying the dynamics of speech
Khalil Iskarous

An examination of the articulatory characteristics of prominence in function and content words using real-time magnetic resonance imaging
Zhaojun Yang (Elecrtical Engineering), Vikram Ramanarayanan (Electrical Engineering), Dani Byrd, and Shri Narayanan (Elecrtical Engineering)

Prosodic characteristics of two focus types in emphatic context in Thai
Alif Silpachai

Downstep Exceptions in Ibibio
Afton Coombs

Articulatory overlap in English syllables with postvocalic / ɹ/
Rachel Walker and Michael Proctor (University of Western Sydney)

Pharyngeal constriction in English diphthong production
Fang-Ying Hsieh, Louis Goldstein, Dani Byrd, and Shrikanth Narayanan (Electrical Engineering)

Does articulatory setting provide some mechanical advantage for speech motor action?
Vikram Ramanarayanan (Electrical Engineering), Adam Lammert (Electrical Engineering), Louis Goldstein, and Shrikanth Narayanan (Electrical Engineering)

On distinguishing articulatory configurations and articulatory tasks: Tamil retroflex consonants
Caitlin Smith, Michael Proctor (University of Western Sydney), Khalil Iskarous, Louis Goldstein, and Shrikanth Narayanan (Electrical Engineering)

Effects of prosodic strengthening and lexical boundary on /s/-stop sequences in English
Cynthia Lee

A comparative cross-linguistic study of vocal tract shaping in sibilant fricatives in English, Serbian and Mandarin using real-time magnetic resonance imaging
Li Hsuan Lu (Electrical Engineering), Adam Lammert (Electrical Engineering), Vikram Ramanarayanan (Electrical Engineering), and Shrikanth Narayanan (Electrical Engineering)

Developmental aspects of American English diphthong trajectories in the formant space
Sungbok Lee (Electrical Engineering), Alexandros Potamianos (Technical University of Crete), and Shrikanth Narayanan (Electrical Engineering)

Prosodic effects on speech gestures: A shape analysis based on functional data analysis
Christine Mooshammer, Lasse Bombien (Ludwig Maximilian University), Jelena Krivokapic (University of Michigan, USC Alumna 2007)

Towards a model of intonational phonology of Turkish: Neutral intonation
Canan Ipek and Sun-ah Jun (UCLA)

Cynthia Lee (second from left) discusses her poster with a conference attendee 
Afton Coombs (right) discusses her poster with Rachel Walker (left) and Li Hsuan Lu, a USC Electrical Engineering undergraduate student (center)

Alif Silpachai with his ICA poster

 Congratulations to all who attended and presented posters!

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