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Dr. Adrian Leemann

Dr. Adrian Leemann

Forensic phonetics

Dialect identification

Dialect app development


Research Interests

Adrian Leemann is a visiting researcher at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation (October 2014 - September 2016). He has a broad interest in speech communication. Over the past years he has conducted research on the production and perception of prosody, forensic phonetics, dialect identification, speaker identification, and dialect app development.

Keywords

  • Phonology
  • Acoustics
  • Phonetics

Key Publications

Leemann, A., M.-J. Kolly, R. Purves, D. Britain, E. Glaser (2016). Crowdsourcing language change with smartphone applications. PLOS ONE. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0143060

Leemann, A., M.-J. Kolly (2015). Speaker-invariant suprasegmental temporal features in normal and disguised speech. Speech Communication 75, 97-122.

Leemann, A., H. Mixdorff, M. O'Reilly, M.-J. Kolly, V. Dellwo (2014). Speaker-individuality in Fujisaki model f0 features: implications for forensic voice comparison. International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law, 21.2, 343-370.

Leemann, A., M.-J. Kolly, I. Werlen, D. Britain, D. Studer-Joho (2014). The diffusion of /l/-vocalization in Swiss German. Language Variation and Change 26.2, 191-218.

Leemann, A., Kolly, M.-J., Dellwo, V. (2014). Speaker-individuality in suprasegmental temporal features: Implications for forensic voice comparison. Forensic Science International 238, 59-67.

Leemann, A. (2012). Swiss German Intonation Patterns (Studies in Language Variation 10). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 331 pp.

Leemann, A. (2011). Dialektale Intonation des Schweizerdeutschen. Zeitschrift für Dialektologie und Linguistik (Beihefte 144), 185-206.

Dellwo, V., A. Leemann, M.-J. Kolly (2015). The recognition of read and spontaneous speech in local vernacular: the case of Zurich German dialect. Journal of Phonetics 48, 13-28.

Dellwo, V., A. Leemann, M.-J. Kolly (2015). Rhythmic variability between speakers: Articulatory, prosodic and linguistic factors. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 137.3, 1513-1528.

Mixdorff, H., A. Leemann, V. Dellwo (2014). The influence of speaking rate on Fujisaki model parameters. EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing 33.