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Meike de Boer

PhD candidate

Name
M.M. de Boer MSc BA
Telephone
+31 71 527 7701
E-mail
m.m.de.boer@hum.leidenuniv.nl

I am a PhD candidate working on Dr. Heeren's NWO VIDI project 'The speaker in speech - the interdependence of linguistic and indexical information’. The project’s goal is to investigate which aspects determine the speaker-specificity of speech sounds, which is essential information for forensic speaker comparisons. My PhD research deals with how and why the speaker-specificity of acoustic-phonetic features depends on whether the first or second language is spoken.

More information about Meike de Boer

I am a PhD candidate working on Dr. Heeren's NWO VIDI project 'The speaker in speech - the interdependence of linguistic and indexical information’. The project’s goal is to investigate which aspects determine the speaker-specificity of speech sounds, which is essential information for forensic speaker comparisons. My PhD research deals with how and why the speaker-specificity of acoustic-phonetic features depends on whether the first or second language is spoken.

Research

My research investigates how the speaker-specificity of speech sounds depends on the language spoken. I study whether differences in speaker-specificity in the first and second language arise as a result of differences in the speaker’s knowledge of the language and/or as a result of articulatory ease. The focus of my project is on segmental speech features, filled pauses, and hesitation behaviour in spontaneous and read speech. For this, I use speech samples from the Longitudinal Corpus of University College English Accents (LUCEA) of Dutch speakers speaking Dutch and English.

Fields of Interest

Forensic Linguistics and Phonetics, Forensic Expertise, Experimental Phonetics, Psycholinguistics 

Curriculum vitae

I have a background in linguistics and criminology. My specializations are: investigative/forensic criminology; legal psychology; and forensic linguistics and phonetics. Besides conducting academic research, I like to be involved in forensic casework. 

 

PhD candidate

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics
  • LUCL promovendus

Work address

Van Wijkplaats 4
2311 BX Leiden
Room number 1.02

Contact

  • Vrije Universiteit Maastricht boekje schrijven over project Gerede Twijfel
  • The Maastricht Forensic Institute Vooronderzoek Forensisch spraakonderzoek

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