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50th Anniversary Deans' Lecture Series - Whatís New in Graduate Studies?

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Friday, December 7th, 2012
12:30 PM to 1:45 PM

For the Love of the Larynx: A tour of how we use this amazing structure in speech and beyond
This presentation will provide an in depth look at the larynx in its role as a mechanism of speech, performance, and singing. The laryngeal involvement in speech sound production will be discussed and illustrated using imaging techniques such as laryngoscopy, videofluoroscopy, and ultrasound as well as several different computational models, some simple and some sophisticated.

Date: Friday, December 7, 12:30-1:45 pm at the Greater Victoria Public Library
Speaker: Scott Moisik, PhD candidate, Department of Linguistics, UVic
Course Code: ASDS279 2012F E01

Scott Moisik is currently working on his PhD in Linguistics with specialization in phonetic sciences. He began his academic work in the Fine Arts at the University of Calgary, but he soon switched into Linguistics and, upon completion of his undergraduate degree, he was awarded the Silver Medallion in Linguistics. Scott then began graduate studies in Linguistics at the University of Victoria, where he completed his Masterís Degree under the supervision of John Esling. It was at this time that Scottís interest in the larynx developed into a passion. For his Masterís Thesis Scott developed a 3D computational model of the larynx, which propelled him into exploring beyond the domain of core Linguistics and into mathematics, computer science, engineering, and physics. His plans for his dissertation are to continue exploring the larynx as mechanism of articulation from both physiological and phonological perspectives. This work has led to Scott being invited to collaborate with a team of researchers from the University of British Columbia who are developing a sophisticated computational model of speech articulation called ArtiSynth. Once the PhD is complete, Scott hopes to one day find himself teaching and doing research as a professor of Linguistics.

Cost: Free Event
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Talks | Lectures
Location: Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Library
735 Broughton Street, Victoria
This event is for Adults, Seniors, Singles, Student / College
More Info: University of Victoria continuing Studies
register@uvcs.uvic.ca
(250) 472-4747
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