B.A., French and Spanish Language and Literature, Western Washington University
M.A., Cross-Cultural Communication and Applied Linguistics, Newcastle University, UK
Hannah King’s main work involves data processing of speech data for Doug Whalen’s grant, ‘Links between Production and Perception in Speech,’ in which the goals are to “substantiate the claim that speech production and perception are related and to validate the articulatory gesture as the link between production and perception.”
Previously, she worked on data in the later stages of the grant, ‘From Endangered Language Documentation to Phonetic Documentation,’ which explored the effectiveness of automatic segmentation software as compared to hand-alignment of phonetic segments using Arapaho speech from a corpus not designed for phonetic analysis.
She contributed to ‘Neurocognitive Determinants of Second Language Literacy Development in Adolescents,’ by preparing and recording Spanish-language stimuli for a bilingual Spanish/English cohort whose L2 reading will be investigated through a neurocognitive lens.
Ms. King also works as the volunteer project director for The Endangered Language Fund, which involves a wide variety of tasks including newsletter writing/editing, grant proposal analysis for proposed projects, digitization of materials, website upkeep and so on.
Hannah’s research interests fall mostly within sociolinguistics and applied linguistics, with particular interest in bi/multi-lingualism, multilingual communication, code-switching, and second language acquisition. She seeks to better understand multilingual language in context and through a pragmatic approach to language acquisition and production, including examination of cultural and social factors.
Conference Presentations and Published Abstracts
D.H. Whalen, Hannah King, and Christian DiCanio (2014). From corpus to corpus phonetics: Challenges in adapting an Arapaho corpus for linguistic research. Oral presentation at the 46th Annual Algonquian Conference, Uncasville, CT, 23-26 October 2014.
D.H. Whalen, Argyro Katsika, Mark K. Tiede, Hannah M. King (2015). Acoustic measures of planned and unplanned coarticulation. 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland, 10-14 August, 2015.
Argyro Katsika, D.H. Whalen, Mark K. Tiede, Hannah M. King (2015). Articulatory measures of planned and unplanned coarticulation. 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland, 10-14 August, 2015.