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Workshop announcement: Psycholinguistic Approaches to Speech Recognition in Adverse Conditions


Psycholinguistic Approaches to Speech Recognition in Adverse Conditions
University of Bristol
8-10 March 2010

Speech recognition in ‘adverse conditions’ has been a familiar area of research in computer science, engineering, and hearing sciences for several decades. In contrast, most psycholinguistic theories of speech recognition are built upon evidence gathered from tasks performed by healthy listeners on carefully recorded speech, in a quiet environment, and under conditions of undivided attention.

The aim of this workshop is to gather academics from various field in order to discuss the benefits, prospects, and limitations of considering adverse conditions in models of speech recognition. The adverse conditions we will discuss will include extrinsic signal distortions (e.g., speech in noise, vocoded speech), intrinsic distortions (e.g., accented speech, conversational speech, dysarthric speech, Lombard speech), listener-specific limitations (e.g., non-native listeners, older individuals), and cognitive load (e.g., speech recognition under an attentional or memory load, multi-tasking).

Registration now open:


* Jennifer Aydelott, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
* Ann Bradlow, Northwestern University, USA
* Martin Cooke, University of the Basque Country, Spain
* Anne Cutler, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, NL
* Matt Davis, MRC CBU Cambridge, UK
* John Field, University of Reading, UK
* Valerie Hazan, UCL, UK
* MLuisa García Lecumberri, University of the Basque Country, Spain
* Sven Mattys, University of Bristol, UK
* Holger Mitterer, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, NL
* Dennis Norris, MRC CBU Cambridge, UK
* Kathy Pichora-Fuller, University of Toronto, Canada
* Sophie Scott, UCL, UK
* Laurence White, University of Bristol, UK

Important Dates

* Poster abstract deadline: 30 November 2009
* Notification of acceptance: 11 December 2009
* Preregistration deadline: 31 January 2010
* Conference dates: 8-10 March 2010


* Sven Mattys

Local Organising Commitee

* Sven Mattys
* Laurence White
* Lukas Wiget

Contact: sven.mattys@xxxxxxxxxx