Invited Speakers

Helena Moniz University of Lisbon
Helena Moniz graduated in Modern Languages and Literature – Portuguese Studies, at Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon (FLUL), in 1998. She received a Master’s degree in Linguistics at FLUL, in 2007, and a PhD in Linguistics at FLUL in cooperation with the Technical University of Lisbon (IST), in 2013, entitled Processing Disfluencies in European Portuguese. She has been working at INESC-ID/CLUL since 2000, in several national and international projects involving multidisciplinary teams of linguists and speech processing engineers.
Melissa Redford University of Oregon
Professor and current Department Head, joined the Linguistics faculty at the University of Oregon in 2002. Before this, she received a broad education in the cognitive sciences at the University of Texas in Austin with an MA in Linguistics, a PhD in Psychology, and postdoctoral training in Computer Sciences that was funded by a National Institute for Deafness and Other Communication Disorder (NIDCD) Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA). Professor Redford adopts a developmental perspective in her research on spoken language production, which focuses especially on how language and nonlanguage subsystems interact to support the emergence, over developmental time, of our ability to produce the hierarchically-organized sound patterns of spoken language. Her current work on speech rhythm acquisition aims to elucidate production processes and the structure of speech plan representations in child and adult speakers via measurement of speech acoustics and kinematics. Of specific interest is the development of long-distance coarticulation in the context of prosodic word acquisition and the coordination of conceptual and motor processes during speaking. The research, supported in part by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), informs Professor Redford’s theoretical work on a developmentally-sensitive model of spoken language production.
Maria Gosy Hungarian Academy of Sciences and ELTE Eötvös Loránd University
Mária Gósy is professor of phonetics and psycholinguistics at ELTE University, Budapest, and head of the Phonetics Department of the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Science. Her research areas cover various topics, with a main focus on disfluency phenomena and spontaneous speech production processes. She is a member of numerous national and international committees, societies, editorial boards, and works as editor-in-chief for the journal The Phonetician. She published 12 books and more than 380 scientific papers in Hungarian and English, and has been invited to be the plenary speaker of eight international conferences. She received various awards including the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic.