Dr. Franich receives NSF Grant September 30, 2020

Dr. Franich has recently been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for her project Speech and Communicative Timing Across Languages and Linguistic Contexts (BCS 2018003)! As a part of this project, she will be hiring a postdoc (starting Fall 2021). More information about the grant can be found here. Please reach out to Dr. Franich for more information if you are interested in applying.


Summer Scholars and Fellows June 14, 2020

Three of our undergrad RAs have been awarded summer funding this year, Lindsay Hawtof as a Summer Scholar, and Anna Schumeyer and Nicole Taylor as Summer Fellows. Together, they will be working with Fridah Gam-Belek, a Master’s student in African Languages and Linguistics from the University of Yaounde I in Cameroon, to do phonetic analysis of various aspects of Rɨkpa’, Fridah’s native language (a Bantu language). Congratulations, all!


A (virtual) toast to our graduating seniors!  May 2020

Wishing our graduating seniors Jamiah Brown, Laura Matista, and Madison Stoupa all the best in their future endeavors! We will miss you!




Laura Matista at 2019 Summer Scholars Syposium August 15, 2019

Undergraduate research assistant Laura Matista represented the lab well at this year’s Summer Scholars Symposium on August 15th. Her poster investigated individual variability in the relationship between pitch and vowel quality in the Medʉmba language. Nice work, Laura!





The PhonLab Travels Down Under! August 10, 2019

The UD PhonLab was well-represented at the International Congress on Phonetic Sciences in Melbourne, Australia (August 2019). Pictured (from left to right): Professor Irene Vogel, Sree Sarkar, Ryan Rhodes (now teaching at Rutgers), Professor Katie Franich, Maxwell Schmid, and Chen Zhou (now a student at CUNY). Our papers can be found on the proceedings website here.



Welcome to our undergraduate RAs! January 15, 2019

We’re very happy to have (from farthest away to closest) rising junior Lindsay Hawtof and rising seniors Laura Matista and Madison Stoupa working in the lab!