papers

“[…] indeed the gritty details are always messier than the abstractions on the linguist’s desk.”

Árnason 1986: 21.

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INVITED TALKS & WORKSHOPS

April 2018 “Language and age: teasing apart the chronological, the social, and the biological”; Lingvistika Praha / Linguistics Prague, Charles University, Czech Republic.

April 2017The phonetics-phonology interface: what’s phonological?”; Lingvistika Praha / Linguistics Prague, Charles University, Czech Republic. This also includes slides on articulatory data, which we did not go through.

April 2017 Why do linguists need statistics and where do we begin?; Lingvistisk Weekendkonference [Linguistics Weekend Conference], Ryomgård, Denmark.

April 2016 “Precursors of laryngeal allophonies: English pre-aspiration and glottalisation”; London Phonology Seminar, UCL, UK.

February 2016 “Laryngeal allophonies: English pre-aspiration and glottalisation”; invited talk to Glasgow University phonetics lab seminars, Glasgow University, Glasgow, UK.

October 2014 “Breathiness and pre-aspiration in Aberystwyth English”; invited talk to Langwidge Sandwidge departmental seminar series, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. 

ORAL & POSTER CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2017

September 2017 “Pre-closure laryngeal properties as cues to the fortis-lenis plosive contrast in British English”; Beyond VOT session at the 47th Poznań Linguistic Meeting, Poznań, Poland [with Wendell Kimper].

August 2017 “Automatic measurement of pre-aspiration”; Interspeech 2017, Stockholm, Sweden [with Yaniv SheenaAdi Yossi, and Yossi Keshet]. This is available in more detail as a published study (Sheena, Hejná, Yossi & Keshet 2017).

April 2017 & June 2017 “Dissimilation can be gradient: evidence from Aberystwyth English”; 4th International Workshop on Sound Change, Edinburgh, UK; Phonetics and Phonology in Europe, Cologne, Germany [with Adèle Jatteau]. This is available in more detail as a published study (Jatteau & Hejná 2016).

April 2017Hormonal organising effects and sound change from below”; 4th International Workshop on Sound Change, Edinburgh, UK [with Claire Cochrane, Lauren Ackerman, and Joel Wallenberg].

2016

September 2016Multiplicity of the acoustic correlates of the fortis-lenis contrast: plosives in Aberystwyth English“; INTERSPEECH 2016, San Francisco. This is available in more detail as a published study (Hejná 2016).

September 2016Glottal squeaks in CV sequences” [together with Pertti Palo and Scott Moisik]; INTERPSEECH 2016, San Francisco. This is available in more detail as a published study (Hejná, Palo & Moisik 2016).

July 2016 “Pre-aspiration in Bethesda Welsh”; 23rd Welsh Linguistics Seminar, Gregynog, Wales, UK [with Jon Morris]. A journal paper with more details has been submitted.

May 2016Pre-aspiration, sonorant devoicing, and the sonority hierarchy“; 24th Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester, UK. Poster presentation.

March 2016Linguistic and extra-linguistic constraints on pre-aspiration in Bethesda Welsh” [together with Jon Morris]; British Association of Academic Phoneticians, Lancaster, UK. A journal paper with more details has been submitted.

March 2016Glottal squeaks” [together with Pertti Palo and Scott Moisik]; British Association of Academic Phoneticians, Lancaster, UK.  This is available in more detail as a published study (Hejná, Palo & Moisik 2016).


2015

December 2015The phonetic precursors of aspiration dissimilation: evidence from Aberystwyth English” [together with Adèle Jatteau]; The Second Edinburgh Symposium on Historical Phonology, Edinburgh, UK. This is available in more detail as a published study (Jatteau & Hejná 2016).

November 2015Variability in British English /t/: preliminary study” [together with Lauren Bramley, Sadie Maher & Siobhan Paterson]; Manchester Forum in Linguistics, Manchester, UK.

September 2015 “Does English pre-aspiration matter?”; Linguistic Association of Great Britain, London, UK.

September 2015 Pre-aspiration and gender in Aberystwyth English; 10th UK Language Variation and Change, York, UK. Poster presentation. This poster is based on analyses of more speakers than those presented at Amrywiaeth 2014 (below) and treats age as a continuous variable. It also touches upon sex vs gender in pre-aspiration studies.

August 2015 New Laryngeal Allophony in Manchester English [together with Jane Scanlon]; 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, UK. This is available in more detail as a published study (Hejná & Scanlon 2015). The presentation does not mention everything in the  and adds more context and some more recent preliminary findings.

July 2015 “Linguistic and extra-linguistic constraints on pre-aspiration in Bethesda Welsh” [together with Jon Morris]; International Congress of Celtic Studies 2015, Glasgow, UK. A journal paper with more details is almost baked.

June 2015 Pre-aspiration and breathiness in Aberystwyth English; Phonetics and Phonology in Europe, Cambridge, UK. Poster presentation. Poster presentation.

May 2015 “Glottalisation and Pre-aspiration in English” [together with Jane Scanlon]; 23rd Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester, UK. Poster presentation. This is available in more detail as a published study (Hejná & Scanlon 2015).

2014

November 2014 “Glottalisation and pre-aspiration in Mancunian and Aberystwyth English” [together with Jane Scanlon]; Manchester Forum in Linguistics 2014, Manchester, UK. This is available in more detail as a published study (Hejná & Scanlon 2015).

July 2014 Is there gender variation in pre-aspiration in Aberystwyth English? An apparent time study“; Amrywiaeth Ieithyddol yng Nghymru / Language Diversity in Wales 1, Aberystwyth, Wales.

July 2014 “Phonetic cues of the fortis-lenis contrast in Bethesda Welsh” [together with Jon Morris]; 21ain Seminar Ieithyddiaeth y Gymraeg / 21st Welsh Linguistics Seminar, Gregynog, Wales.

May 2014 Phonetic and Phonological Aspects of Pre-aspiration in Aberystwyth English“; 22nd Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester, UK. Poster presentation.

April 2014Pre-aspiration before voiceless plosives and fricatives in Aberystwyth English“; 6th Northern Englishes Workshop, Lancaster, UK. Poster presentation.

April 2014Vocalic conditioning of pre-aspiration in Aberystwyth English“; British Association of Academic Phoneticians, Oxford, UK. An expanded version of a presentation given at Manchester Forum in Linguistics in November 2013 (Manchester, UK).


2013

August 2013 “Pre-aspiration and Gemination in Aberystwyth English“; Linguistic Association of Great Britain, London, UK.

2009-2012

March 2012 “Language(s) of The Owl and the Nightingale and the Circularity of Arguments in EME Dialectology”; Britain in the Middle Ages, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. This is available in more detail as a chapter of an edited volume (Hejná 2013).

May 2011 “Typological Tendencies in the Development of Ablaut Formations”; 4th Old English Student Conference, Cracow, Poland.

December 2010 “Proč dialektologie?” [Why Dialectology?]; 27. Studentský Workshop Žďárek, Institute of Czech Language and Theory of Communication, Charles University, Czech Republic.

March 2010 “Doubled Letters of Consonantal Character in OE Texts”; From Medieval to Medievalism, Warsaw, Poland.

November 2009 “Některé problémy diachronní analýzy” [Selected Issues in Historical Linguistic Analysis]; 26. Studentský Workshop Žďárek, Institute of Czech Language and Theory of Communication, Charles University, Czech Republic.

May 2009 “Old English and its Relationships with Finnish and Welsh”, together with Helena Filipová; 2nd Anglo-Saxon Student Conference, Cracow, Poland.

OUTREACH  TALKS AND PEDAGOGICAL LECTURES

March 2016 & January 2017 “Introduction to Praat”; CRiLLS Research Training Programme, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK.

February 2015 “Pre-aspiration, breathiness, and gender in Aberystwyth English”; Linguist Mix UG/PGR enhancement lecture series, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; a talk given to BA students.

April 2014 & November 2015 “Phonation Types; Postgridiots PhD training lecture series, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

March 2014 Pre-aspiration in Wales and England; Linguist Mix UG/PGR enhancement lecture series, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; a talk given to BA students.

March 2013 “What is rhythm?”; Postgridiots PhD training lecture series, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

2011 “Languages of Britain and Ireland”; lectures at grammar schools in Prague, Czech Republic.