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Prof. Dr. Adrian P. Simpson

Institut für Germanistische Sprachwissenschaft
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Fürstengraben 30
07743 Jena

Tel: +49-3641-944330
Fax: +49-3641-944332
Mail: Adrian.Simpson[at]uni-jena.de

Teaching | CV | Research
Publications | Organisations
Teaching Office hours (during break)
Wed, 25.02.15, 11.00-12.00
Wed, 11.03.15, 11.00-12.00
Wed, 25.03.15, 11.00-12.00
Wed, 15.04.15, 11.00-12.30

Courses winter term 2014/15

Einführung in die Phonetik und Phonologie der deutschen Sprache (B-GSW-01), Fri 08.15-09.00
Allgemeine Phonetik (Sprewi-01), Thu 12.15-13.45
Experimentelle Phonetik (Sprewi-05), lecture Fri 09.15-10.00 | seminar Thu 14.15-15.45
Komparative Phonetik und Phonologie (M-GSW-01), theory Thu 10.15-11.45 | practical Fri 10.15-11.45

Since May 2003 Professor of speech at the Institute of German Linguistics, University of Jena
10/2001-4/2003 Acting chair of speech at the Institute of German Linguistics, University of Jena
4/1999-9/1999 Acting chair at the Institute of Phonetics, University of the Saarland
10/1992-9/2001 Lecturer at the Institute of Phonetics and Digital Speech Processing, University of Kiel
10/1987-9/1992 University of Tübingen, language assistant at the Dept. of English; lecturer in phonetics at the Dept. of Natural Language Systems (from 10/1991)
8/1992 DPhil, Dept. of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York (Download thesis)
10/1981-7/1985 BA Hons Language, University of York
Research Phonetic correlates of sex and gender
Articulatory and acoustic differences between male and female speech. Which differences are learnt, which are anatomical and physiological inevitabilities?

Phonetics and phonology of spontaneous speech
Description and explanations of the phonetic patterns of spontaneous speech.

Nonpulmonic epiphenomenal sound production
Clicks and ejectives emerge as epiphenomenal products of certain nasal and oral stop sequences where the place of articulation of the first stop is anterior to that of the second, e.g. [-mk-].

Funded projects
Acoustic and articulatory aspects of sex and gender in German
Interactions of visual and auditory information in social perception related to gender and ethnicity

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Simpson, Adrian P. In press. Ejectives in English and German - linguistic, sociophonetic, interactional, epiphenomenal? In Silvia Calmai & Chiara Celata (eds.), Advances in sociophonetics. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
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Weirich, Melanie & Adrian P. Simpson. 2013. Investigating the relationship between average speaker fundamental frequency and acoustic vowel space size. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 134(4), 2965-2974.
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Schweinberger, Stefan R., Hideki Kawahara, Adrian P. Simpson, Verena G. Skuk, & Romi Zäske. 2013. Speaker perception. WIREs Cogn Sci 2013.
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Simpson, Adrian P. 2013. Spontaneous speech. In Mark J. Jones & Rachael-Anne Knight (eds.), The Bloomsbury companion to phonetics. London: Bloomsbury, 155-170.
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Simpson, Adrian P. 2012. The first and second harmonics should not be used to measure breathiness in male and female voices. Journal of Phonetics 40, 477-490.
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Grawunder, S., Adrian P. Simpson & M. Khalilov. 2010. Phonetic characteristics of ejectives - samples from Caucasian languages. In Fuchs, S.; Toda, M.; Zygis, M., eds., Turbulent sounds. An interdisciplinary guide, Interface Explorations, pp. 209-244. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin.
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Simpson, Adrian P. 2009. Phonetic differences between male and female speech. Language and Linguistics Compass, 3(2): 621-640.
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Simpson, Adrian P. 2009. Breathiness differences in male and female speech. Is H1-H2 an appropriate measure? In Branderud, P.; Traunmüller, H., eds., Proc. FONETIK 2009, pp. 172-175, Stockholm.
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Simpson, Adrian P. 2007. Acoustic and auditory correlates of non-pulmonic sound production in German. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 37(2): 173-182.
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Simpson, Adrian P. & Gottfried Meinhold. 2007. Compensatory articulations in a case of congenital aglossia. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 21(7): 543-556.
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Organisations International Phonetic Association
British Association of Academic Phoneticians
Acoustical Society of America
International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics
Mitteldeutscher Verband für Sprechwissenschaft und Sprecherziehung e.V.
© 2013 Adrian P. Simpson