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Expert profile: Michael Carey

[ ID = 0842 ] Michael Carey 
Name Carey, Michael
Job Title English language/pronunciation teacher and PhD candidate 
Organisation Speech, Hearing and Language Research Centre and the 
Address 12/35 Fontenoy rd, 
Postal Code 2113 
City North Ryde 
Country Australia 
Phone + (+612)9888 3638
Fax + (+612)9888 3638
Mobile
Email michael_(on)_shlrc.mq.edu.au [@ replaced for spam protection]
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LanguagesEnglish
Specialism Speechtechnology:
Acoustic Phonetics
Audio Signal Processing
Audiovisual Speech Processing
Bilingual Speech Production/Perception
Causes of Listeners' Mishearing
Computer Assisted Language Learning
Development and Implementation of Speech Technology Applications
Digital Speech Processing
general linguistics
Grammar
Intonation
Language Learning
Linguistics
Phonology
Pronunciation Modelling
Prosody
Prosody (Linguistic Description of)
Second Language Speech
Signal Analysis
Signal Processing
Speech Acoustics
Speech Analysis
Speech Applications
Speech Evaluation
Speech Perception
Speech Production 
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Description: Speech technology experience Jan 1999 recently. Research
 assistant - administering various speech perception experiments for:
 Dr. Sallyann Palethorpe/Prof. Jonathan Harrington, and Dr Robert
 Mannell. Aug 1998 - Dec 98. Duties: Research assistant - NEC vocoder
 experiment. Segmenting speech data and assembling a speech database.
 Participating in a speech perception experiment that assessed the
 cognitive load experienced when listening to vocoded telephone speech
 with various degrees of delay and quantisation. Jul 1998 - Jan 1999.
 Research assistant - The Australian Voices Project Duties: To travel
 around outback NSW and record speech data from Australian high school
 students for a project which tests hypotheses concerning regional and
 social difference in the Australian accent. Jul 1996- Sep 1996.
 Research assistant, SHLRC, Macquarie University Duties: Hand editing
 phonemic script in the Australian National Database of Spoken Language
 (ANDOSL) lexicon. Professional experience: I have been a teacher of
 English language for 9 years. I have also taught in various high
 schools as an English and Drama teacher. Over the past 5 years I have
 developed considerable expertise in the area of English pronunciation
 teaching. This has developed from applying the theoretical knowledge I
 have gained through my studies to classroom practice. For the past 3
 years I have worked as an English language teacher with NCELTR/ELS at
 Macquarie University and have run pronunciation workshops for
 NCELTR/EAP. Over the period of my candidature I have developed other
 skills in the related area of computer mediated learning. In 1997 I
 started an Ecommerce-enabled business www.correctme.com which provides
 a proofreading service to international students. I have also set up a
 pronunciation interest group bulletin board on the NCELTR server for
 which I am the administrator. Currently I am in the process of setting
 up a unit on WebCT for my pronunciation workshop students to give them
 access to extra support and practice outside their workshop hours.
 Publications Interlanguage vowel quality error is L1-specific,
 idiosyncratic and transitional. Conference paper presented at ALI
 2000, Melbourne, July 2000 and forthcoming journal article. I am the
 sole author and the journal is refereed. But is it interactive and
 does it work? A review of some CALL English pronunciation CD-ROMs
 Proceedings of the 10th World Conference On Educational Multimedia and
 Hypermedia. AACE ED-MEDIA and ED-TELECOM. Conference paper presented
 in Freiburg, Germany, June 1998. I was the sole author and it was not
 refereed.




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