Alicia Beckford Wassink

Education

Employment and Professional Honors

Research Projects

Publications & Talks

Professional Service

 

Research Projects

English in the Pacific Northwest project:

Project Corpus: (123 GB, 193 hours) audio recordings, including transcriptions.

 

Vowel Trajectory Analysis Demonstration:

Corpus: (10 MB) Demonstration corpus, with analysis scripts.  Prepared for Invited Workshop “Best Practices in Sociophonetics”, New Ways of Analyzing English (NWAV 2013) with Christian Koops, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

VOIS3D:

User Interface for SOAM, the Spectral Overlap Assessment Metric (Wassink, 2006). A software tool for acoustic phonetic, sociolinguistic, and experimental phonological research

 

 

Grants

2012 Dialect Evolution and Ongoing Variable Linguistic Input: Production and Perception of the English spoken in the Pacific Northwest”, National Science Foundation. $250,000 USD. Role: PI. (BCS-1147678)

2007 “Dialect Evolution and Ongoing Variable Linguistic Input: English in the Pacific Northwest 200 years after Lewis and Clark”, National Science Foundation. Award Amount: $97,000 USD. Role: PI. (BCS-0643374)

2007 “How strict is the “mother tongue”?  Using Dialects to Probe Early Speech Perception and Word Recognition”. Australian Research Council/National Institute of the Humanities Research Grant (Drs. Catherine Best and Christine Kitamura, co-PIs). $1.4million USD. Role: consultant.

2005 Curriculum Development Award, African Studies Minor, University of Washington.  $2,000.  LING455: Areal Linguistics.

2003 Royalty Research Fund, University of Washington.  $40,000. “Spectral Overlap Assessment Metric: vowel analysis and 3-D graphical representation”. Software development. Role: PI.

2002   Center for Mind, Brain and Learning, University of Washington (now i-Labs). $101,788. “Intraspeaker variability in Motherese, Hyperspeech and the Lombard Reflex” (Co-PI with Richard Wright, Department of Linguistics)

2002   Junior Faculty Development Grant, University of Washington. $30,000.  Investigation of intra-speaker variability in Jamaican Creole.  Role: Principal Investigator

2000   Curriculum Development Grant, University of Washington. $27,722 Role: co-awardee (with Julia Herschensohn, Karen Zagona, and Richard Wright)

2000   “Intrinsic f0 in Jamaican Creole”. Faculty Fellows Undergraduate Research Assistantship Award, University of Washington.  $1,000. Role: PI

1999   Allen Endowment Award, University of Washington. $10,000.  Grant to supplement the holdings of the Sociolinguistics laboratory with electronic corpora.