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International Year of Sound Virtual Speaker Series Focuses on Tone of Your Voice

International Year of Sound Virtual Speaker Series Focuses on Tone of Your Voice

It’s in the Tone: The Acoustics of Social Judgments and Linguistic Profiling, Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. ET

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Keeta Jones
516-576-2364
kjones@acousticalsociety.org

 

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 10, 2020 – The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) continues its series of virtual talks featuring acoustical experts as part of the International Year of Sound celebration. For the third presentation in the series, Nicole Holliday, an assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, will examine how our voices convey meaning in their tone and what listeners perceive. Specifically, her virtual talk on Aug. 20 will reflect on what language can tell us about identity and inequality.

It’s in the Tone: The Acoustics of Social Judgments and Linguistic Profiling: Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. Eastern U.S.

Using her work with parents from different races and their intonations to construct and perform racial identities, Holliday expands on how listeners make judgements about gender, age and race, and the assumptions made based on the voice itself instead of the words being spoken. She explains how those assumptions have implications for how marginalized groups and people experience the world, especially in institutions like education and the criminal justice system.

A question-and-answer period will follow the talk.

Holliday’s scholarly writing has appeared in journals, such as American Speech and Language in Society, and in general media outlets, such as NPR, Bloomberg News and The Washington Post.

Free registration here: https://aipp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0of-qsrD8uHdGIHKZSuPaxDI_a4W7sJjQ2

The International Year of Sound is a global initiative to highlight the importance of sound-related sciences and technologies. For more information, visit https://sound2020.org/.

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ABOUT ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

The Acoustical Society of America is the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science and technology of sound. Its 7,000 members worldwide represent a broad spectrum of the study of acoustics. ASA publications include The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (the world’s leading journal on acoustics), Acoustics Today magazine, books, and standards on acoustics. The society also holds two major scientific meetings each year.

VIRTUAL PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

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VIRTUAL PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
(Note: All press conference times are in Eastern Time)

Wednesday, Dec. 9th @ 11:00 am ET

  • Imitation Mosquito Ears Help Identify Mosquito Species and Sex
    Tim Ziemer – University of Bremen
    (Session: “A bio-inspired acoustic detector of mosquito sex and species” Dec. 7, 1:10 pm ET)
  • Outside Oz, GLINDA Reports on Tornado Acoustics
    Brian Elbing – Oklahoma State University
    (Session: “Infrasound measurement of tornadoes and other severe storm events at close range” Dec. 7, 1:10 pm ET)
  • Smarter Traffic Signs Ahead?
    Andrzej Czyzewski – Gdansk University of Technology
    (Session: “Comparing traffic intensity estimates employing passive acoustic Radar and microwave Doppler Radar sensor” Dec. 7, 10:15 am ET)

Thursday, Dec. 10th @ 3:00 pm ET

  • Masked Education: Which Face Coverings are Best for Student Comprehension?
    Pasquale Bottalico – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    (Session: “Speech intelligibility in auralized classrooms when the talker is wearing a face mask” Dec. 9, 3:15 pm ET)
  • Lung Ultrasounds Could Help Determine COVID-19 Outcome
    Umberto Sabatini – Policlinico San Matteo
    (Session: “Is lung ultrasound a predictor of worsening in Covid-19 patients?” Dec. 10 at 12 noon ET)
  • How Loud Is Too Loud? Identifying Noise Levels That Deter Older Restaurant Patrons
    Pasquale Bottalico – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    (Session: “Lombard effect, ambient noise and willingness to spend time and money in a restaurant amongst older adults” Dec. 10, 1:10 p.m. ET)

Friday, Dec. 11th @ 10:00 am ET

  • Face Masks Provide Additional Communication Barrier for Non-Native Speech
    Rajka Smiljanic – University of Texas at Austin
    (Session: “Effects of face masks and speaking style on audio-visual speech perception and memory” Dec. 10, 3:35 pm ET)
  • Sounds, Smells Could Sway Our Self-Image
    Giada Brianza – University of Sussex
    (Session: 
    “Understanding the impact of sound and smell on body image perception” Dec. 11, 12:20 pm ET)

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WORLDWIDE PRESS ROOM

ASA’s Worldwide Press Room will be updated throughout the conference with additional tips on dozens of newsworthy stories and with lay language papers, which are 300-500 word summaries of presentations written by scientists for a general audience and accompanied by photos, audio and video. You can visit the site during the meeting at https://acoustics.org/world-wide-press-room/.

 

ABOUT THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science and technology of sound. Its 7,000 members worldwide represent a broad spectrum of the study of acoustics. ASA publications include The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (the world’s leading journal on acoustics), Acoustics Today magazine, books, and standards on acoustics. The society also holds two major scientific meetings each year. For more information about ASA, visit our website at http://www.acousticalsociety.org.

Speaker Update: International Year of Sound Event to Explore Acoustics of Steelpan Music

David Bradley unavailable; Andrew Morrison to present on making meaning from acoustical data

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Keeta Jones
516-576-2364
kjones@acousticalsociety.org

 

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 5, 2020 – The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) continues to host virtual events in August as part of the International Year of Sound.

On Aug. 6, David Carreon Bradley was scheduled to present at a virtual talk, but he is unable to do so. Instead, Andrew Morrison will discuss how the acoustical physics of the steelpan helps machine learning algorithms process large datasets.

All events are open to the public, and admission is free. ASA encourages media, scientists, audio enthusiasts, students, educators and families to tune in.

Making meaning from data — from the acoustics lab to machine learning: Thursday, Aug. 6

Morrison, a professor of physics and astronomy at Joliet Junior College, was intrigued by the characteristic sound of a Caribbean steelpan drum, which is easy to recognize by ear and yet still does not have a full scientific explanation for the how this musical instrument produces the distinctive tone.

His virtual talk, “Making meaning from data — from the acoustics lab to machine learning,” starts at 1 p.m. Eastern U.S. on Aug. 6.

He will discuss what is known about the physics of the steelpan, how scientists have engaged with the public to help classify the data, and how machine learning algorithms are being used to help process large datasets. He will also discuss how this study is useful for illustrating some parts of the scientific process.

A question-and-answer period will follow.

Morrison’s research interests include using optical methods and machine learning analysis techniques to study the vibrations of musical instruments. He is a past chair of the ASA Technical Committee on Musical Acoustics, is actively involved in the ASA Committee on Education in Acoustics and has a passion for working with undergraduates in his laboratory.

Don’t forget to register for this free event at https://aipp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pd-CgqjItH9wj-nGQnxV0hEJxbtYWiR1t.

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ABOUT ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

The Acoustical Society of America is the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science and technology of sound. Its 7,000 members worldwide represent a broad spectrum of the study of acoustics. ASA publications include The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (the world’s leading journal on acoustics), Acoustics Today magazine, books, and standards on acoustics. The society also holds two major scientific meetings each year.