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Núria Gavaldà

Research

Current research groups

I am currently a member of the following research groups and projects:

  •  Percepción Interlingüística, procesamiento online y producción de categorías fonéticas similares en L1 y L2 (Ref: FF12017-88016-P), research project coordinated by Dr Juli Cebrián at the department of English and German studies, UAB.
  • L2 Speech Research Group, research group coordinated by Dr Joan Carles Mora (Universitat de Barcelona).
  •  English Phonetics and Phonology Research Group, coordinated by Dr Maria Josep Solé (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Previous research projects

  • Producción y percepción en L2: La formación de categorías fonológicas y categorías léxicas en una segunda Lengua (FFI2013-46354-P) co-PIs: M. Josep Solé and Juli Cebrián). Department of English and German, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. 2014-2017.
  • UVAL (Linguistic Variation Unit), PI: Esteve Clua (Institut Universitari de Lingüística Aplicada, Universitat Pompeu Fabra). Consolidated research group. 2009-2015.
  • Hacia la consolidación de un Índice de Similitud Idiolectal (IS/DI) en idiolectometría forense (FFI2012-34601). PI: M. Teresa Turell Julià, Institut Universitari de Lingüística Aplicada, Universitat Pompeu Fabra. 2012-2015.
  • Idiolectometría Forense e Índice de Similitud Idiolectal ( FFI2008-03583/FILO ). PI: M. Teresa Turell Julià, Institut Universitari de Lingüística Aplicada, Universitat Pompeu Fabra. 2009-2011.
  • Atles Interactiu de l’Entonació del Català. Principal Investigator: Pilar Prieto, ICREA-UPF. 2007-2008.
  • La secuenciación de los intervalos vocálicos y consonánticos de la cadena hablada como nuevos correlatos de la tipificación rítmica de las lenguas. Aplicación al estudio de un corpus de inglés por hispanohablantes y un corpus de español por nativos. (Fundación Séneca, 02997/PHCS/05). PI: Francisco Gutiérrez, Universidad de Murcia. 2006-2008.

Conference presentations

  • Cortés, Susana; Cebrian, Juli; Gavaldà, Núria; Gorba, Celia; Carlet, Angélica (2019). “Exploring cognate effects in L2 speakers’ consonant production and perception”. Poster at New Sounds 2019 International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech. Tokio, Japan, 30 August-1 September 2019.
  • Cebrian, Juli; Carlet, Angélica; Gavaldà, Núria; Gorba, Celia; De Witte, Wolf. (2019). “Perceptual training, cross-linguistic similarity and L2 perception and production”. Poster at New Sounds 2019 International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech. Tokio, Japan, 30 August-1 September 2019.
  • Cebrian, Juli; Carlet, Angélica; Gorba, Celia; Gavaldà, Núria (2019). “Perceptual training affects L2 perception but not cross-linguistic similarity”. Poster at 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS). Melbourne, Australia, August 2019
  • Gavaldà, N. (2017) “El análisis de los rasgos fonológicos en comparación forense de habla”. Paper at 18th AILA World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Rio de Janeiro. 23-28 July 2017.
  • Cebrian, J.; Carlet, A.; Gavaldà, N.; Gorba, C. (2017) “L2 vowel learning through perceptual training: The roles of training method task familiarity and experience”. Paper at 18th AILA World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Rio de Janeiro. 23-28 July 2017. 
  • Gavaldà, N. (2015). “Individual variation in allophonic processes as a forensic parameter: a study of Standard Southern British”. 39th AEDEAN Conference.  Bilbao, 11-13 November, 2015
  • Gavaldà, N. (2015). “Individual variation in allophonic processes of /t/ in Standard Southern British English”. IAFPA (International Association of Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics) annual conference, Leiden, 8-10 July, 2015.
  • Turell, M.T.; Gavaldà, N. (2012). “Towards an Index of Idiolectal Similitude (or Distance) in Forensic Authorship Analysis”. Authorship Attribution Workshop. Brooklyn Law School, New York, 11-12 October, 2012.
  • Gavaldà, N.; Cicres, J. (2012). “Inter-speaker variation in CV syllable durations: a preliminary study in Catalan”. 3rd European Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists: Bridging the Gap(s) between Language and the Law. Faculdade de direito, Universidade do Porto, Porto (Portugal), 15-18 October, 2012.
  • Turell, M.T.; Gavaldà, N. (2012). “Authorship attribution and Index of Idiolectal Similitude/Distance: variables, modules and methods”. 1st Inter-university PhD Seminar on Forensic Linguistics (University of Leeds-IULA/Universitat Pompeu Fabra). ForensicLab (IULA-UPF), Barcelona, 30 March, 2012.
  • Gavaldà, N. (2011). “The study of intra- and inter-speaker variation in forensic voice comparsion”. 35th Annual Conference of the Spanish Association of Anglo-American Studies. Barcelona, 16-18 November, 2011.
  • López, F; Gavaldà, N. (2011). “Propuesta de un método auditivo para su aplicación en fonética forense”. 1er Seminario de Lingüística Forense en la UNAM. Mexico, D.F.. 31 August, 2011.
  • Gavaldà, N.; López, F. (2011). “Towards and Index of Idiolectal Similitude for British English and Mexican Spanish phonology”. 20th Annual Conference of The International Association of Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics. Vienna, Austria, 24-28 July, 2011.
  • Gavaldà, N.(2011). “Index of idiolectal Similitude for the Phonological Module of English”. International Association of Forensic Linguists tenth biennal conference. Birmingham, England 11-14 July 2011.
  • Casesnoves, R.; Cicres, J.; Forcadell, M.; Gavaldà, N.; López, F.; Spassova, M.; Turell, M.T. (2010). “Recent Developments in Forensic Idiolectometry”. 2nd International Workshop on Forensic Linguistics/Language and the Law. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona,. 9 July 2010.
  • Casesnoves, R.; Cicres, J.; Forcadell, M.; Gavaldà, N.; López, F.; Spassova, M.; Turell, M.T. (2010). “Individual Language Variation and Index of Idiolectal Similitude for Forensic Text and Voice Comparison”. XXVIII Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada (AESLA). Universidad de Vigo, 15-17 April 2010.
  • Gavaldà, N.; Braz, A. (2010). “Idiolectometria Forense i Interrogacions Policials”. Jornada de Recerca de l’IULA. Barcelona, Institut Universitari de Lingüística Aplicada, 8 April 2010.
  • Gavaldà, N. (2009). “The effect of language contact on a speaker’s idiolect: variation in apparent and real time”. IAFL 9th Biennal Conference on Forensic Linguistics/Language and the Law. Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Holland, 6-9 July 2009.
  • Gutiérrez, F.; Dellwo, V.; Gavaldà, N.; Rosen, S. (2008). “The development of measurable speech rhythm during second language acquisition”. Acoustics 2008. French Acoustical Society, Paris, France, 29 June-4 July 2008.
  • Gavaldà, N. (2008). “Vowel Reduction and Catalan Speech Rhythm”. English Studies Postgraduate Conference. Departament de Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, 27 June 2008.
  • Gavaldà, N.; Dellwo, V. (2008). “Vowel Reduction and Catalan Speech Rhythm”. UCL/CHC Workshop on Empirical Approaches to Speech Rhythm. University College London, London, England, 28 May 2008.
  • Gavaldà, N.; Lundquist, J. (2007). “A phonetics study group run by students”. Phonetics Teaching and Learning Conference (PTLC). University College London, London, England, 24-26 August 2007.

Organisation of conferences and other academic events