Summer 2002 at Ohio State University

Spoken Language:
Synthesis and Intonation


See the Frequently Asked Questions page for the latest information.


Practicum in English Intonation
Julia McGory
Building Speech Synthesis Systems
Chris Brew
The Speech Science of Speech Synthesis
Mary Beckman
For the month starting 24 June, 2002, the Department of Linguistics at the Ohio State University will offer a unique combination of short courses aimed at exploring spoken language, with a particular focus on prosody and on speech synthesis. Scholars, researchers (industry or academic), and students are invited to join us for an intense and rewarding summer session.


Dates: The summer 2002 session will be held from 24 June to 23 July.

Format: The program will consist of a single, four-and-a-half week session. Each course will be held 2 hours per day, except Wednesdays which will be open for study, informal discussion, and special lectures. Two of the courses will be taught in our new computational teaching laboratory, which will be open to course participants in the late afternoon and on Wednesdays for doing exercises.

Fees: Credit registration through OSU or one of the CIC institutions is at the regular institutional fee (see the CIC Traveling Scholar Program). The non-credit enrolment fee is $1000 per course. Substantial scholarships are available. Note that, since two of the courses (the Practicum in English Intonation and the seminar on Building Speech Synthesis Systems) will be taught in our new computational linguistics laboratory, these two courses have very small enrolment caps. The deadline to reserve a seat in either of these courses is 13 May 2002, and this will be the deadline to pay the non-credit enrolment fee.

Location: All courses are held at the Ohio State University campus, Columbus, Ohio. Accommodations are available in residence halls and off-campus. Please note: Participants must make their own travel and housing arrangements.

For further information see answers to some frequently asked questions, or contact:

Peggy Wong
Graduate Research Associate
Department of Linguistics
222 Oxley Hall
1712 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1298

pwong@ling.ohio-state.edu