RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • The phonetic description of sound systems in different languages: Dutch, Belgian Limburg dialects, Lusoga, Punjabi, Zulu.

  • Instrumental phonetics: electropalatography and asymmetries in speech production.

  • Motor speech disorders: speech errors in dysarthria and intelligibility.

  • Phonetic distance in dysarthric speech.

  • Neurophonetics: Foreign Accent Syndrome.

  • The quantification of phonetic complexity.

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

  • Boonen, N., Kloots, H., Verhoeven, J., Gillis, S. (2019). Can listeners hear the difference between children with normal hearing and children with a hearing impairment? Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 33:4, pp. 316 - 333.

  • Mariën, P., Keulen, S., Verhoeven, J. (2019). Neurological aspects of foreign accent syndrome in stroke patients. Journal of Communication Disorders, 77, pp. 94-113.

  • Verhoeven, J., Miller, N., Daems, L. Reyes-Aldasoro, C. (2019). Visualisation and analysis of speech production with electropalatography. Journal of imaging, 5/3, pp. 1-16.

  • De Clerck, I., Verhoeven, J., Gillis, S., Pettinato, M., Gillis, S. (2019). Listener's perception of lexical stress in first words of infants with cochlear implants and normally hearing infants. Journal of Communication Disorders, 80, pp. 52-65.

  • Miller, N., Reyes-Adasoro, C., Verhoeven, J. (2019). Asymmetries in tongue-palate contact during speech. In Sasha Calhoun, Paola Escudero, Marija Tabain & Paul Warren (eds.). Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia 2019 (pp. 1734-1738).

  • Verhoeven, J.,Mariën, P., De Clerck, I., Daems, L., Reyes-Aldasoro, C., Miller, N. (2019). Asymmetries in speech articulation as reflected on palatograms: a meta-study. In Sasha Calhoun, Paola Escudero, Marija Tabain & Paul Warren (eds.). Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia 2019 (pp. 2821-2825).

TEACHING

  • Articulatory Phonetics.

  • Acoustic Phonetics.

  • Phonetics & Phonology.

  • Anatomy & Physiology.

  • Instrumental Phonetics.

  • Language and Medium.

  • Writing systems of the world's languages.

  • General Phonetics.

PASSIONS

MY FAMILY

... DESIGN

... FOOD

Professor Jo Verhoeven, Chair in Experimental Phonetics

City, University of London, UK

Division of Language and Communication Science

" I studied phonetics at Edinburgh University where I obtained an MSc and PhD in Phonetics. It was there that I became passionate about the immense variety of different speech sounds in the languages of the world. I was trained in practical phonetics in the tradition of David Abercrombie, Peter Ladefoged, Ian Catford and John Laver".

" I have published on a wide variety of topics in phonetics ranging from intonation to the instrumental analysis of speech and the phonetic description of speech pathology".

" Besides a keen interest in practical and experimental phonetics, I do research on the phonetic characteristics of motor speech disorders. I have carried out several studies of Foreign Accent Syndrome. In 2012, I was fellow of the Advanced Studies Institute of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts and this gave me the opportunity to focus on Foreign Accent Syndrome research. More recently, I am studying the phonetic characteristics of dysarthria and apraxia of speech, asymmetries in speech articulation and differences in the phonetic complexity of speech sounds".

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