Staff

Eugenio Martínez Celdrán (director)
Ana Ma. Fernández Planas (technical manager)

Members
Josefina Carrera
Juan María Garrido Almiñana
Joan Carles Mora Bonilla
Lourdes Romera Barrios
Paolo Roseano
Dorota T. Szmidt Sierykow
Wendy Elvira-García

Graduate students 
Chia-wen Yeh (a.k.a. Belinda)

Graduate students (without visiting hours at the Lab)
Javier Simón Casas
José Vicente Benavent
Renata Djuric

Undergraduate students (interns)
Two per semester

Visiting students

Former members
Ramon Cerdà Massó (Emeritus chair professor)
Valeria Salcioli Guidi (retired)
Sabela Labraña Barrero (in memoriam)

 


 

Eugenio Martínez Celdrán

PhD in Philology
Full professor (chair) at the Departament de Lingüística General
Director of the Laboratory of Phonetics

Eugenio Martínez Celdrán (Caravaca de la Cruz (Murcia) 1947) is Professor of General Linguistics at the University of Barcelona and Director of the Laboratory of Phonetics of the Faculty of Philology since its creation in 1978. He has published numerous articles in journals (RSEL, EFA, JIPA, Verba, LEA, RFE, etc.). He has been and currently is the main researcher in research projects related to phonetics, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. He is  the author of several books among which: Fonética (Teide, 1984, 4ª ed. 1994), Fonología General y Española (Teide, 1989), Fonética experimental (Síntesis, 1991), El sonido en la comunicación humana (Octaedro, 1996, 2nd ed. 2003); Análisis espectrográfico de los sonidos del habla (Ariel, 1998, 2nded. 2007) and Manual de Fonética Española (Ariel, 2007), written with A. Ma. Fernández Planas. In recent years, he has worked well coordinated with chapters in books by other authors, for example, M. Alvar, Introducción a la Lingüística Española (Ariel, 2000); P. Prieto, Teorías de la entonación (Ariel, 2003); E. Herrera y P. M. Butragueño, La tonía: dimensiones fonéticas y fonológicas (El Colegio de México, 2003); M. Contini, Projet Amper. Atlas multimédia prosodique de l’Espace roman (Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3, 2005) and J. Dorta et al. Fundamentos epistemológicos y metodológicos de la historiografía lingüística en el ámbito hispánico (Arco/Libros, 2007). He is also the founder and editor of the journal Estudios de Fonética Experimental, published by the Laboratory of Phonetics of the University of Barcelona.

Eugenio Martínez Celdrán's curriculum.
 


 

Ana Ma. Fernández Planas

PhD in Linguistics
Technical Manager of the Laboratory of Phonetics

PhD in Linguistics from the University of Barcelona since 2001 with the thesis titled Estudio electropalatográfico de la coarticulación vocálica en estructuras VCV en castellano. Since 1991 she works at the Laboratory of Phonetics of the UB, where she became the technical manager in 1998. Since 2008 she is Professor at the Department of Linguistics, where she has taught the following subjects: "Linguistics", "Introduction to Linguistics," "Experimental Phonetics", "Laboratory Phonology", and "Phonetics". She is the coordinator of the Catalan section of the Multimedia Atlas of Romance Prosody. She teaches in various PhD, MA, postgraduate and specialization courses. She has spublished several books and articles in journals such as: Estudios de Fonética Experimental, Verba, Caplletra, Journal of the Internacional Phonetic Association, Estudis Romànics, Onomázein, Géolinguistique, Head and Neck, Aphasiology, among others. Her works focus on articulatory phonetics, acoustics and perception. They address segmental and suprasegmentals issues, as well as some applications of phonetics in forensic issues, speech therapy and otorhinolaryngology.

Ana Ma. Fernandez Planas' homepage.


 

Lourdes Romera Barrios

PhD in Philology
Professor at the Departament de Lingüística General

PhD at the University of Barcelona (1990) with the thesis Problemas teóricos en fonología generativa.

Coordinator (1998-2008) of the PhD program in Linguistics and Communication. Member of the Research Group GREFE.

 


 

Ramon Cerdà Massó

PhD in Romance Philology
Emeritus Professor at the Departament de Lingüística General

Emeritus full professor (chair) at the Linguistics Department since 2011. Linguistics chair of the University of Barcelona (1986-2011). Previously, chair of Spanish at the University of Barcelona (1981-86) and visiting professor and, later, full professor at Illinois University at Chicago Circle (1975-76 i 1978-79)

He has been the Spanish representative at the European project EUROTRA which dealt with automatic translation (1986-1992) and president of the Spanish Society of Linguistics (1994-1999). He has published more than 100 papers, books, translations and dictionaries.

 


 

Dorota T. Szmidt Sierykow

PhD in Linguistics
Professor of Slavic Philology

PhD in Linguistics at the University of Barcelona, ​​Maîtrise en Science du Langage (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III), degree in Romance Philology (University of Barcelona). She teaches in the Department of General Linguistics, University of Barcelona, Section of Slavic Studies. Her research field is phonetics and phonology of Slavic and Romance languages​​, computational lexical semantics and teaching of Slavic languages ​​as L2. She is a member of the Research Group "GREFE" (ref.2005sgr00741). Among her recent publications: with Joan Castellví: (2010) Cechy charakterystyczne fonetyki polskiej w nauczaniu Katalończyków, Glotodydaktyka polonistyczna – współczesny język Polski – językowy obraz świata, pp. 1-12, Universitas, Kraków /  (2009) La sonoritat en les fricatives intervocàliques del polonès,   Estudios de Fonética Experimental XVIII, pp. 379-400. Barcelona /(2008) La coordinación entre las articulaciones glotal y supraglotal en los grupos fricativa + fricativa del polaco, Language Design, Granada, pp. 281-287 / (2007) Coordination of glottal and supraglottal articulations in fricative + rhotic polish clusters”; Studia Phonetica Posnaniensia, Universitat de Adam Mickiewicz, Poznan /  with  Agnieszka Mejnartowicz: (2009) Europejska wielojęzyczność i wielokulturowość, Investigationes Linguisticae XVIII, Universitat de Poznań, pp 80-88 / (2006) Los grupos fricativa + nasal del polaco. Realización sonora y fenómenos intermedios. Estudios de Fonética Experimental XV, pp. 67-97 / with Joan Castellví i Agnieszka Mejnartowicz: (2002), Estudio comparativo de las consonantes sibilantes y africadas de las lenguas polaca, rusa y catalana, Estudios Hispánicos X. pp. 15-30, Universidad de Wroclaw, Polonia / with  Sabela Labraña, Joan Castellví i Lourdes Aguilar: (2008) L’intonation des phrases interrogatives avec l’expansión du sujet et avec l’expansion de l’objet du catalan barceloní, Géolinguistique 10, pp. 93-110. She teaches the courses of Polish Language III, IV, V and Polish Phonetics and Phonology in the degree course in Modern Languages ​​and Literatures at he University of Barcelona.


 

Josefina Carrera Sabaté

PhD in Catalan Linguistics
Professor of Catalan Philology

PhD in Catalan Philology at the University of Barcelona (1999). Master in Language and Hearing Disturbance (UB 2001). Her research fields are mainly sociophonetics, prosody and teaching and applications of phonetics. She has published Escola catalana i variació fonètica (2002), with Ana M. Fernández, Vocals mitjanes tòniques del català. Estudi contrastiu interdialectal (2005), and, with Rosa Estopà and Imma Creus, EnRaonar. Lingüística general i aplicada per a la pràctica logopèdica (2010). She is the author of several scientific articles in national and international journals, and has participated in miscellaneous puclications such as Oralment. Estudis de Variació funcional (1998), that recieved the award "A. M. Badia i Margarit" of the Generalitat de Catalunya (1994). She has collaborated to the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (2005) and has participated in publications such as Variation in Indigenous Minority Languages (2009). Since 2003 she is the director of the electronic journal Llengua Societat i Comunicació (LSC). In the field of didactics of phonetics, she has published Fonètica pràctica del català oriental central i nord-occidental ([1995] 2001), with Ana M. Fernández, Prácticas de transcripción fonética en castellano (2001), and, with Joan Solà i Clàudia Pons, she has directed the website Els sons del català (2009). Since 1995 she has participated in funded research projects that are connected to the phonetic and linguistic variation and segmental suprasegmentals and she also has participated in teaching innovation projects since 2001. Since 1994 she is professor in the Department of Catalan at the University of Barcelona and between 2000 and 2004, also has been teaching at the University of Lleida. She teaches courses on Catalan language, descriptive grammar, oral language and phonetics.


 

Juan María Garrido Almiñana

PhD in Hispanic studies
Lecturer of Spanish

Juan María Garrido Almiñana is Associate Lecturer at the Department of Linguistic and Literary Education and Teaching and Learning of Experimental Sciences and Mathematics of the University of Barcelona. His specialisation areas are Spanish, General and Applied Linguistics, with a special focus on Phonetics, Phonology and Speech Technologies.

His research activity has been moving between basic and applied research. His main research areas are the phonetic description of Prosody, the design and collection of speech corpora, the development of speech processing tools and the application of linguistic and phonetic knowledge to Speech Technologies.

Juan María Garrido Almiñana's homepage.


 

Joan Carles Mora Bonilla

PhD in English Linguistics
Profesor of English

PhD in English Philology (University of Barcelona, 2001), Joan C. Mora is a lecturer and researcher in the department of English in the University of Barcelona, Spain. His research has examined the role of contextual and individual factors in the development of L2 speech and oral fluency, and the acquisition of L2 phonology. His current research interests focus on the role of input in bilingual phonological acquisition and the effect of individual differences in cognitive ability on L2 speech learning. His interests also include phonetic training methods, the teaching of English pronunciation to Spanish/Catalan learners of English, and the development of L2 phonological awareness in SLA.

Joan Carles Mora Bonilla's homepage.


 

Paolo Roseano

PhD in Linguistics
Professor of Hispanic Studies

PhD in Sociology at the University of Trieste (Italy) in 2004 with the thesis entitled The cyclic building  of ethnic identities. The case study of Friuli. At the University of Trieste he was professor of Sociology of Ethnic Relations. From 1999 to 2004 he was researcher at the Istituto di Sociologia Internazionale di Gorizia, where he studies sociolinguistic aspects of ethnic minority groups.
He obtained a PhD in Linguistics at the University of Barcelona in 2012, with the thesis Friulian Prosody within the Framework of the Multimedia Atlas of Romance Prosody. Since 2007 is works at the Laboratory of Phonetics of the University of Barcelona, where he collaborates within the framework on the project Multimedia Atlas of Romance Prosody. Since 2008 is also part of the Grup d’Estudis de Prosòdia of the Pompeu Fabra University. Since 2014 he is Professor at the Department of Spanish Philology, where he teaches "Sociolinguistics of Spanish" and "Spanish normative grammar".
His research interests include prosody of the Romance languages​​ and language contact, as well as the phonology and morphology of Friulian.

Paolo Roseano's homepage.


 

Wendy Elvira-García

PhD in Cognitive Science and Language
Researcher

PhD in Cognitive Science and Language at the Universitat de Barcelona in 2016. Previously, she obtained a MA in Lexis and Communication (2012) and BA in Hispanic Studies in (2011). She is a researcher at GREFE (Research Group on Experimental Phonetics) and member of the Amper-Cat technologies project. She has taught Forensic Linguistics (Universität Osnabrück, 2016) and Experimental Phonetics (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2015). She also has been a visiting student at KU Leuven (Belgium).

Her research interests include  both theoretical and applied phonetics.
Her theoretical research deals with the syntax-prosody interface. Currently she is particularly interested in the integration of prosody in construction grammar models.
In applied phonetics, she designs computational solutions to address issues in forensic and clinical phonetics.

Wendy Elvira-García's homepage.
 

 


Chia-wen Yeh

MA in Spanish Language and Culture
Graduate student

Chia-wen joined the PhD program in Cognitive Science and Language in 2014 after completing her MA in Spanish Language and Culture in Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan. She received her BA in Spanish with a minor in English from Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages. She also completed the Teaching Chinese as a Second Language Program in 2012. Her main research interests include Taiwan Mandarin vowels and Chinese pronunciation for Catalan speakers. Her thesis advisors are Ana Ma. Fernández-Planas (UB) and Max Cortés (Fu Jen Catholic University). She is member of the AmperCat Technologies research group.