Tutorials

AMP 2016 is hosting three tutorials on the morning of Friday, October 21. All tutorials will take place in Tutor Campus Center (TCC) room 227. Please check in at the registration desk outside TCC 227 to receive your registration packet.

The tutorial presenters have provided the following information about their sessions. Please note that two of the sessions recommend bringing a laptop computer with specific programs installed.

8:30-10:00 – USC-TIMIT rtMRI Speech Production Database
presented by Samantha Gordon Danner (USC) (personal website)

Attendees of this tutorial session will learn about the real-time vocal tract imaging (rtMRI) data contained in the USC-TIMIT database and how to access and work with the database materials. We will discuss how to use some common rtMRI video analysis tools/techniques for linguistic analyses.

Please visit https://sgdanner.wordpress.com/amp-2016-tutorial/ and provide your e-mail to receive instructions for accessing the database.

10:00-11:30 – Infant Speech Perception Research
presented by Megha Sundara (UCLA) (personal website)

In the first half of this tutorial, methods, measures, and paradigms used in infant speech perception research will be presented. Then, we will discuss specific applications to questions relevant to phonological theory. Everyone is welcome—previous familiarity with infant perception research is not necessary.

11:30-1:00 – Python for Linguists
presented by Robert Daland (UCLA) (personal website)

This tutorial will focus on the Python skills needed to do basic corpus work (basic syntax, loops and conditionals, opening files and reading/writing information to them, frequency counting and associated data structures; we will cover one advanced topic if there is time). No previous Python experience is assumed; previous programming experience is helpful but not required.

The tutorial will proceed using the Jupyter notebook, a browser-enabled interactive Python environment. To get Jupyter, and a painless SciPy (Scientific Python) install, please register for a free academic license and then download and install Enthought Canopy (https://www.enthought.com/academic-subscriptions/index.html). The day of/before the tutorial, please also check the website for a copy of the tutorial and associated text files: https://sites.google.com/site/rdaland/amp-2016-tutorial.

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