Dr Adrian Leemann

Lecturer in Language Variation and Change

Research Overview

I have a broad interest in speech communication. Over the past years I have conducted research on the production and perception of prosody, forensic phonetics, dialect identification, speaker identification, and dialect app development.

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The role of segments and prosody in the identification of a speaker’s dialect
Leemann, A., Kolly, M., Nolan, F., Li, Y. 05/2018 In: Journal of Phonetics. 68, p. 69-84. 16 p.
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The English Dialects App: the creation of a crowdsourced dialect corpus
Leemann, A., Kolly, M., Britain, D. 2018 In: Ampersand. 5, p. 1-17. 17 p.
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Listeners use temporal information to identify French- and English-accented speech
Kolly, M., Boula de Mareüil, P., Leemann, A., Dellwo, V. 02/2017 In: Speech Communication. 86, p. 121-134. 14 p.
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Analyzing geospatial variation in articulation rate using crowdsourced speech data
Leemann, A. 1/01/2017 In: Journal of Linguistic Geography. 4, 2, p. 76-96. 21 p.
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Editorial in Multiplicity of Cues and Functions in Prosody
Leemann, A., Post, B. 2017 In: Laboratory Phonology.

Crowdsourcing language change with smartphone applications
Leemann, A., Kolly, M., Purves, R., Britain, D., Glaser, E. 4/01/2016 In: PLoS ONE. 11, 1
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Speaker-invariant suprasegmental temporal features in normal and disguised speech
Leemann, A., Kolly, M. 12/2015 In: Speech Communication. 75, p. 97-122. 26 p.
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Rhythmic variability between speakers: articulatory, prosodic and linguistic factors
Dellwo, V., Leemann, A., Kolly, M. 03/2015 In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 137, 3, p. 1513-1528. 16 p.
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The recognition of read and spontaneous speech in local vernacular: the case of Zurich German dialect
Dellwo, V., Leemann, A., Kolly, M. 01/2015 In: Journal of Phonetics. 48, p. 13-28. 16 p.
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The influence of speaking rate on Fujisaki model parameters
Mixdorff, H., Leemann, A., Dellwo, V. 13/08/2014 In: EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing. 2014, 11 p.
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The diffusion of /l/-vocalization in Swiss German
Leemann, A., Kolly, M., Werlen, I., Britain, D., Studer-Joho, D. 07/2014 In: Language Variation and Change. 26, 2, p. 191-218. 28 p.
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Speaker-individuality in suprasegmental temporal features: implications for forensic voice comparison
Leemann, A., Kolly, M., Dellwo, V. 05/2014 In: Forensic Science International. 238, p. 59-67. 9 p.
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Speaker-individuality in Fujisaki model f0 features: implications for forensic voice comparison
Leemann, A., Mixdorff, H., O'Reilly, M., Kolly, M., Dellwo, V. 2014 In: International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law. 21, 2, p. 343-370. 28 p.
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Swiss German Intonation Patterns
Leemann, A. 2012 John Benjamins. ISBN: 9789027234902.

Dialektale Intonation des Schweizerdeutschen
Leemann, A. 2010 In: Zeitschrift für Dialektologie und Linguistik. p. 185-206. 22 p.
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