Contact

Mietta Lennes, M.A.,
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Mailing address:
Department of Modern Languages
PO Box 24
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki

Visiting address:
Department of Modern Languages
Language Technology
Unioninkatu 40 (Metsätalo)
room A309, 3rd floor

fax (09) 191 28313
email: mietta.lennes ATT helsinki.fi

Publications


2013

2012

  • Toivola, M. & Lennes, M. (2012) Speech rate. In Robinson, P., ed., The Routledge Encyclopedia od Second Language Acquisition. London: Routledge.
  • Koskenniemi, K. , Linden, K. , Carlson, L. , Vainio, M. , Arppe, A. , Lennes, M. , Westerlund, H. , Hyvärinen, M. , Bartis, I. , Nuolijärvi, P. & Piehl, A. (2012) Suomen kieli digitaalisella aikakaudella. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.
  • 2011

  • Huttunen, K., Lennes, M., Vainio, M. & Mäki-Torkko, E. (2011) Suomen kielen erityispiirteitä. In K. Laitakari & M. Luotonen (eds.), XXXII Valtakunnalliset audiologian päivät, 7.-8.4.2011 Oulu, Finland, p. 82-90. Helsinki: Finnish Audiological Society.
  • Lennes, M. (2011) Speech Corpus Toolkit for Praat - Basic steps in annotating, querying and analysing two corpora of conversational Finnish with Praat scripts. Poster presented at New Tools and Methods for Very-Large-Scale Phonetics Research (VLSP-2011) 28.-30.1.2011, Philadelphia, USA.
    Download poster (A4 version, PDF)
  • 2010

  • Lennes, M. (2010) Book review: Suomi, K., Toivanen, J. & Ylitalo, R., Finnish sound structure. Phonetics, phonology, phonotactics and prosody. Puhe ja kieli 30, 121-124.
  • Lennes, M. & Toivola, M. (2010) Book review: Puhuva ihminen - puhetieteiden perusteet (Aaltonen, O., Aulanko, R., Iivonen, A., Klippi, A. & Vainio, M., eds.), Helsinki: Otava, 2009. Puhe ja kieli 30 (4), 249-252.
  • Toivola, M., Lennes, M., Korvala, J. & Aho, E. A longitudinal study of speech rate and pauses in non-native Finnish. Presented at New Sounds 2010, 1-3 May, Poznan, Poland. To be published by Peter Lang.
  • 2009

  • Toivola, M., Lennes, M. & Aho, E. (2009) Speech rate and pauses in non-native Finnish. Proceedings of Interspeech 2009, Brighton, UK, pp. 1707-1710.
  • Lennes, M. (2009) Segmental features in spontaneous and read-aloud Finnish. In: de Silva, V. & Ullakonoja, R., eds., Phonetics of Russian and Finnish, 145-166. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
  • Lennes, M., Aalto, D. & Palo, P. (2009) Puheen perustaajuusjakaumat: Alustavia tuloksia. In: O'Dell, M. L. & Nieminen, T., eds., Fonetiikan päivät 2008. XXV Fonetiikan päivillä Tampereen yliopistossa 11.-12.1.2008 pidetyt esitelmät. Tampere Studies in Language, Translation and Culture, Series B 3, 147-155. Tampere: Tampere University Press. Full proceedings
  • Toivola, M., Lennes, M. & Aho, E. (2009) Onko maahanmuuttajan vieraalla aksentilla väliä? In: O'Dell, M. L. & Nieminen, T., eds., Fonetiikan päivät 2008. XXV Fonetiikan päivillä Tampereen yliopistossa 11.-12.1.2008 pidetyt esitelmät. Tampere Studies in Language, Translation and Culture, Series B 3, 73-78. Tampere: Tampere University Press. Full proceedings
  • 2008

  • O'Dell, M., Lennes, M. & Nieminen, T. (2008) Hierarchical levels of rhythm in conversational speech. Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2008, 355-358.
  • 2007

  • Lennes, M. (2007) On pitch and perceptual prominence in conversational Finnish speech. Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences 2007, 6.-10.8.2007, Saarbrücken, Germany, 1061-1064.
    Article in the Proceedings
  • O'Dell, M., Lennes, M., Werner, S. & Nieminen, T. (2007) Looking for rhythm in conversational speech. Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences 2007, 6.-10.8.2007, Saarbrücken, Germany.
    Article in the Proceedings
  • 2006

  • Lennes, M., Aho, E., Toivola, M. & Wahlberg, L. (2006) On the use of the glottal stop in Finnish conversational speech. The Phonetics Symposium 2006. Publications of the Department of Speech Sciences, University of Helsinki, 53, 93-102.
    Article (pdf) - draft version!
    The full publication of the Phonetics Symposium 2006
  • 2005

  • Altosaar, T. & Lennes, M. (2005) A graphical query formation compiler for speech database access. In Proceedings of the Second Baltic Conference on Human Language Technologies, 4.-5.4.2005, Tallinn, Estonia..
    Poster presented at the conference (PDF)

  • Lennes, M. (2005) Word form frequency and phone durations in Finnish informal dialogue. In T. Seppänen, K. Suomi, and J. Toivanen, editors, Fonetiikan päivät 2004 - The Phonetics Symposium 2004, pages 77-80.
    Draft version of the article (PDF)

  • 2004

  • Kujala, A., Huotilainen, M., Hotakainen, M., Lennes, M., Parkkonen, L., Fellman, V. & Näätänen, R. (2004) Speech-sound discrimination in neonates as measured with MEG. NeuroReport, 15 (13), 2089-2092.

  • van Son, R.J.J.H., Bolotova, O., Lennes, M. & Pols, L.C.W. (2004) Frequency Effects on Vowel Reduction in Three Typologically Different Languages (Dutch, Finnish, Russian). ICSLP 2004 (INTERSPEECH), 4.-8.10.2004, Jeju Island, Korea.
    Article (pdf)

  • 2003

  • Lennes, M. (2003) On the expected variability of vowel quality in Finnish informal dialogue. In: Solé, M., Recasens, D. & Romero, J., eds., Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Barcelona, Spain, 2985-2988.
    Article (pdf) - draft version!
  • Altosaar, T., Lennes, M., Miettinen, M., Grönroos, M. & Karjalainen, M. (2003) Designing a Finnish multimodal speech database system. In: Solé, M., Recasens, D. & Romero, J., eds., Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Barcelona, Spain, 1369-1372.
    Article (pdf) - draft version!
  • Kujala, A., Huotilainen, M., Hotakainen, M., Lennes, M., Fellman, V. & Näätänen, R. (2003) MMNm to speech sounds in newborns. Third International Workshop on Mismatch Negativity and Auditory Functions and Dysfunctions: MMN03, 15.-17.5.2003, Lyon, France.
  • 2002

  • Lennes, M. & Anttila, H. (2002) Prosodic features associated with the distribution of turns in Finnish informal dialogues. In: Korhonen, P. (ed.) The Phonetics Symposium 2002. Helsinki University of Technology, Laboratory of Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing, Report 67, 149-158.
    Full article (pdf)
  • 2001

  • Lennes, M., Alarotu, N., & Vainio, M. (2001) Is the phonetic quality of unaccented words unpredictable? An example from spontaneous Finnish. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 31 (1) , 127-138.
    Abstract | Full article (Copyright Cambridge University Press)
    See my picture from the symposium in Sankelmark, Germany in 2000!
  • 2000


    1999

  • Alarotu, N. & Lennes, M. (1999) Comparison of the duration of phones and words in the speech of normal-hearing and hearing-impaired individuals. Proceedings of the 14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS'99), 1.-7.8.1999, San Francisco, USA, 775-777.
  • Lennes, M., Lehtokoski, A., Alku, P. & Näätänen, R. (1999) Acoustic, psychoacoustic, and psychophysiological measures of distance in the Finnish vowel space. Proceedings of the 14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS'99), 1.-7.8.1999, San Francisco, USA, 2465-­2468.
  • 1998

  • Alarotu, N. & Lennes, M. (1998) Variability of Finnish speech spoken by hearing-impaired individuals. In Proceedings of the Finnic Phonetics Symposium, August 11-14, 1998, Pärnu, Estonia. Linguistica Uralica, 34, 295-300.
  • Lennes, M. (1998) Comparison of acoustic, psychoacoustic, and psychophysiological distances of Finnish vowels. Master's thesis, University of Helsinki.
    Abstract
  • 1997

  • Alarotu, N., Lennes, M., Altosaar, T., Malm, A. & Karjalainen, M. (1997) Applications for the hearing-impaired: Comprehension of Finnish text with phoneme errors. EuroSpeech'97. Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, Rhodes, Greece, Vol. 4, 1815-1818.
  • Näätänen, R., Lehtokoski, A., Lennes, M., Cheour, M., Huotilainen, M., Iivonen, A., Vainio, M., Alku, P., Ilmoniemi, R., Luuk, A., Allik, J., Sinkkonen, J. & Alho, K. (1997) Language-specific phoneme representations revealed by electric and magnetic brain responses. Nature, 385, 432-434.
    Abstract

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    Presentations

  • Slides from the hands-on tutorial in Palmse, 10.-15.8.2005 (VISPP summer school organized by NordForsk):
    Using Praat for analysing a speech corpus
  • Presentation in Lund 7.8.2004 (seminar organized by NorFA):
    Annotation and speech corpora
  • Presentations during Kielitieteen päivät 2002 
    (in Finnish, sorry!)
  • Lennes, M. & Anttila, H. (2002) Suomenkielisen keskustelupuheen segmentoinnin ja nimikoinnin ongelmia. Posteriesitelmä, Kielitieteen päivät 2002, Helsinki.
    Abstrakti (pdf)
    Posteri
  • Lennes, M., Anttila, H., Iivonen, A., Bolotova, O. & de Silva, V. (2002) Vokaalisegmenttien kesto ja akustinen laatu spontaanissa suomenkielisessä puheessa: Alustavia tuloksia. Sektioesitelmä, Kielitieteen päivät 2002, Helsinki.
    Abstrakti (pdf)
    Esitelmä: PowerPoint (.ppt) tai OpenOffice (.sxi)

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