Andrew Rosenberg (Google)
Prosody of Vocal Attractiveness
A speaker’s voice impacts listeners’ perceptions of its owner, leading to inference of gender, age, personality, and even height and weight. In this chapter we describe research into the qualities of speech that are deemed “attractive” by a listener. There are a number of ways that a person can be found attractive. This talk will review research into what makes speakers attractive in the political and business domains, and what vocal properties lead to perceptions of trust. I will then describe research into “likeability” and romantic attraction. While the lexical content of a speaker’s speech is important to their attractiveness, I’ll focus this survey on prosodic qualities, those acoustic properties that describe “how” the words are said rather than “what” the words are. I will also summarize work that has investigated attraction dynamics in two-party conversations.
Thursday, March 7th, 2019, 4:15pm – 6pm, room 6417
Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave
All are welcome!
Refreshments to follow in room 7400
Title: Minnesota Undergraduate Linguistics Symposium 2019
Short Title: MULS
Date: 13-Apr-2019 – 13-Apr-2019
Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Contact Person: Katherine Redetzke
Meeting Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: http://z.umn.edu/muls
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Call Deadline: 22-Feb-2019
The Minnesota Undergraduate Linguistics Symposium (MULS) is dedicated to promoting the study of linguistics by undergraduates in Minnesota and surrounding states by sharing exemplary undergraduate research and fostering a dialogue between students of linguistics and other language-related topics across various institutions.
2nd Call for Papers: The deadline for submission is February 22 at 11:59pm CT.
We are pleased to accept papers for the sixth annual Minnesota Undergraduate Linguistics Symposium (MULS), which will be held on April 13, 2019 on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis, MN.
The event will consist of both oral and poster presentations. Oral presentations will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions afterwards. Poster presentations will occur simultaneously during the afternoon poster session.
If you are interested in participating in MULS, please prepare an abstract following these general guidelines:
500 words, minimum 11 point font, Times New Roman, single spaced, with a second page for graphs, figures and references. Examples should be interspersed in the text.
The deadline for submission is February 22 at 11:59pm CT.
For abstract submission visit: https://sites.google.com/umn.edu/muls2019/submit-an-abstract
If you are interested in learning more about MULS, please email us at email@example.com
Institution/Organization: Syracuse University
Department: Languages, Literatures & Linguistics
Web Address: http://lll.syr.edu/linguistics/graduate.html
Level: MA / MSc
Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Clinical Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Documentation; Linguistic Theories
Teaching Assistantships are still available in TESOL/TLOTE, Linguistics, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Japanese for the support of Master of Arts students beginning study in Fall 2019 in the Linguistic Studies Program at Syracuse University. Language Teaching Assistants must have native-like command of the language they teach. Outstanding applicants who are not chosen for a Teaching Assistantship may instead be eligible to receive tuition credits toward the completion of their coursework.
The Linguistic Studies Program at Syracuse University offers a US Master of
Arts degree in any one of six concentrations: TESOL/TLOTE; Linguistic Theory;
Logic and Language; Information Representation and Retrieval; Language,
Culture, and Society; and Language Acquisition. The time of study is one and a
half to two years.
Admission to the Program is continuous; students are able to begin in Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. Note, however, that it is preferable to begin in the Fall semester, given that courses which serve as prerequisites for Spring courses are typically offered in the Fall term.
Consult the Syracuse University Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics Graduate Study website at http://lll.syr.edu/graduate.html for further details. An application for admission to study in the MA Program is accessible here: http://lll.syr.edu/linguistics/faq.html. Please direct further questions to the Program’s general graduate advisor, Dr. Amanda Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: these are not free-standing teaching positions but are, rather, awards to support students in a graduate program of study.
Application Deadline: 16-Jul-2019
Web Address for Applications: http://www.syracuse.edu/admissions/graduate/apply/?_ga=2.35290081.1713833411.1550338977-1376883759.1550338977
Dr Amanda Brown
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