CV

Susanne Fuchs, PhD

·        Single, one child (born 2004)

 

Education

1999-2005

PhD student at Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

PhD title: Articulatory correlates of the voicing contrast in alveolar obstruent production in German (supervisors: Prof. Jim Scobbie, Dr. Alan Wrench, Prof. Bernd Pompino-Marschall)

1996-2000

MA student in Drama, Cultural Communication, New German Literature, Linguistics at Humboldt University Berlin; Intermediate examinations

1991-1998

Diploma student of Speech Science and Speech Therapy at Humboldt University Berlin, Diploma (level A) Thesis title: Speaking styles in presenting of the radio news (with honours) (supervisors: Prof. Braun, Prof. Bernd Pompino-Marschall)

1989-1991

Student of Social Psychology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena

 

Non-scientific professional experience

1988-1989

1992-1995

1995

1996

Shift worker in shoe factory “Panther” Ehrenfriedersdorf (GDR)

Geriatric care for Diakonie and different private companies in Berlin

Director assistant at the theatre (Schauspielhaus) in Chemnitz (Production: Red Ryder)

Director assistant at the theatre in Berlin Treptow (Production: Trübsal am hellichten Tag oder umgekehrt)

Scientific experience

2017-

 2008-2019

Request for group leader position for the Phonetics-Phonology Group at ZAS

Full-time research position in the project: Constituent-related phenomena of spoken language at ZAS Berlin, funded by the Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)

2009-2012

Member of the language documentation project in Vanuatu (Ambrym) sponsored by the VW-Foundation (PI: Prof. Manfred Krifka, ZAS Berlin), Role: Camera woman, 2-months stay at Ambrym in 2010 for film documentation (see http://www.sciencemovies.de/de/07_wer_spricht_noch_daakaka)

2005

Postdoc position at the Institut de la Communication Parlée, Grenoble, France

2003-2007

Half-time and later full-time research position in the project: Articulatory economy and perceptual discriminability at ZAS Berlin, funded by the German Research Council (DFG)

Awards & Grants

2017-2020

 

2016

PI (with Manfred Krifka & Cornelia Ebert) for DFG project PSIMS: The pragmatic status of iconic meaning in spoken communication: Gestures, ideophones, prosodic modulations (177 050€ respective part)

Award for highly cited research in recognition of the contribution to the quality of the Journal of Phonetics (Elsevier)

 

2016

Grant for the organization of the International Winter School (15000 Euro) by the French-German University (UFA) Saarbrücken

 

2013

2010-2013

Invitation for an interview for an ERC Starting grant (Brussel)

PI: SPEECHart: Speaker-specific articulation as an adaptation to speaker-specific vocal tract shapes (PI), funded by the German Research Council (ca. 200 000 €)

 

2008-2012

PI (together with Pascal Perrier) PILIOS: Speech as the interaction between linguistics, cognition and physics – Data and models; funded by the French-German University (UFA) Saarbrücken (260 000 €)

 

2007

Christian Benoit Award (7500 €)

 

2007

Grant for the organization of the German-French Summer School (CNRS, DFG & AFCP, 12000 Euro)

 

2004

 

2004-2008

Grant for the organization of the German-French Summer School (13000 Euro) by the French-German University Saarbrücken

Grant for POPAART (P2R Germany - Ministère des Affaires Etrangères – CNRS): Facteurs physiques et de contrôle moteur dans les propriétés acoustiques et articulatoires de la parole: données physiologiques, expérimentations physiques, simulations et interprétation phonétique (Money for exchange between French and German laboratories), Role: Coordination and grant writing with Pascal Perrier

 

2003

ISCA award for travelling to ICPhS in Barcelona

 

2002

Princess Alice Award from QMUC in Edinburgh (support for a guest stay in Columbus Ohio (USA) Osamu Fujimura and at Haskins Laboratories (USA) with Anders Löfqvist)

 

2000

ESCR graduate scholarship  for my PhD at QMUC in Edinburgh

 

 

Grants under review

DFG

PI (with Christine Mooshammer HU Berlin) Acoustic, physiological and neurocognitive aspects of speech preparation

ANR-DFG

PI (with Amelie Rochet-Capellan, GIPSA-lab Grenoble) Spoken language in motions

Learning and adaptation of speech communication in the context of body motions

Leibniz competition

PI (with Peter Birkholz, TU Dresden & Dan Dediu, MPI Nijmegen) Sound production and aging: From genes to vocal tract anatomy, articulation and acoustics.

 

Skills

Technical skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basics

Motion capture (OptiTrack) to analyze body gestures

Inductance Pletysmography (respitrace) to analyze respiration

Electromagnetic Articulography to analyze articulatory kinematics

Electropalatography to analyze tongue-palatal contacts during speech production

Piezoresistive pressure sensor to analyze intraoral pressure

Laryngography to analyse vocal fold vibrations/contacts

Photoelectroglottography to analyze glottal aperture

Hooked wire electromyography to analyze muscular activation

Eye tracking to analyze language processing and speech planning

Magnetic Resonance Imaging to analyze individual vocal tract anatomy and articulation

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging to analyze BOLD responses and neuronal activation

Electroencephalography to analyze evoked cortical potentials

 

Software

 

Languages

MATLAB, R, Praat, Latex and the standard Microsoft products

 

English (proficient), German (native), basic knowledge of French

 

Scientific Memberships

 

ASA, Labphon, German Linguistic Society, IPA

 

Organization of conferences, workshops, schools

Conferences

ISSP 2008 in Strasbourg (150 participants)

ISSP 2014 in Cologne (200 participants)

P and P 2017 in Berlin (100 participants expected)

 

Summer schools

Series of 5 schools

“Speech production and perception: Models and data” in Lubmin 2004 (Germany),

“Speech production and perception: Speech and the brain” in Autrans 2007 (France),

“Speech production and perception: Planning and dynamics” in Berlin 2010 (Germany),

“Speech production and perception: Speaker-specific behavior” in Aix-en-Provence 2013 (France), “Speech production and perception: Learning and memory” in Chorin 2017 (Germany)

 

Workshops

Conference on turbulences (ZAS 2005),

Is there a biological grounding of phonology? (ICPhS Saarbrücken, 2007),

Positional phenomena in phonetics and phonology, (GLOW Wroclaw Poland, 2010),

Workshop audiovisual perception (ZAS Berlin, 2011)

Building speaker - specific biomechanical tongue models (ICPhS Glasgow (UK), 2015)

 

Reviewer & editorial board member, editor

Grant agencies

NSF (USA)

DFG (Germany),

European Commission (Marie Curie Actions)

Berlin Graduate School of Mind and Brain (Germany)

 

Journals & conferences

The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research

Motor Control

Perception, Attention and Psychophysics

IEEE Trans. Audio, Speech and Language Processing

Journal of Voice

Journal of the International Phonetic Association

Journal of Phonetics

Computer, Speech & Language

Language & Speech

Since ca. 2007 I review for Interspeech, LabPhon, ICPhS, Speech Prosody, ISSP and smaller meetings

 

Editorial Board

 

Motor Control (since 2012)

Journal of Phonetics (since 2012)

 

Editor

 

Book series: Speech production and perception (Peter Lang Publisher) with Pascal Perrier

 

Ethical board of the DGFS

 

Member since 2012

 

 

Supervision

Post-docs

Amelie Rochet-Capellan (now CNRS, GIPSA-lab Grenoble)

Caterina Petrone (now CNRS, LPL Aix-en-Provence)

Leonardo Lancia (now CNRS, LPP, Paris)

Özlem Ünal-Logacev (now Ass. Prof. Medipol University Istanbul)

Ralf Winkler (now at TU Berlin)

Mariam Hartinger (now Prof. at Medical Academy Berlin)

Stephanie Bouchaillard (now at private company)

 

PhD commissions

 

Christian Geng (2008): A cross-linguistic study on the phonetics of dorsal obstruents. HU Berlin

Daniel Pape (2008): Microprosodic differences in a cross-linguistic vowel comparison of speech production and speech perception. HU Berlin

Melanie Weirich (2011): The influence of NATURE and NURTURE on speaker-specific parameters in twins' speech: Articulation, acoustics and perception. HU Berlin

 

External examiner

 

Pertti Palo at QMU Edinburgh (2017)