Research carried out at the URPP Language and Space
- Phonetic accommodation between speakers of Grison and Zurich German (together with Dr Tamara Rakic, Lancaster University)
- Function and mechanism of accommodation in humans and other primates (together with Dr Judith Burkart and Dr Yvonne Zürcher, Anthropological Institute, UZH)
- Using agent-based models to predict phonetic accommodation (together with Dr Mary Stevens, Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, LMU Munich)
- Perception and recognition of Swiss German dialects
- Perception of speaker age and geographic origin in Andalusian Spanish
- Sound change in Zurich German
2013 – 2018
PostDoc researcher, URPP Language and Space, University of Zurich
|2010 – 2013||PhD student in Linguistics, Linguististisches Internationales Promotionsprogramm (LIPP), Ludwig Maximilians University Munich|
|Thesis: Lautvariation und Lautwandel im andalusischen Spanisch: Prä- und Postaspiration bei /s/ vor stimmlosen Plosiven
(Prof. Dr. Ulrich Detges, Prof. Dr. Jonathan Harrington)
|2011||Teaching diploma for Spanish, University of Zurich|
|2009 – 2010||Research assistant at the Phonetics Laboratory, University of Zurich
Spanish teacher, Kantonsschule Stadelhofen, Zurich
German teacher, scw Sprachschule, Zurich
|2003 – 2009||Studies in Spanish Language and Literature, German Linguistics and Geography, University of Zurich
Thesis: La variante [ts] en el español de Sevilla: aspectos fonético-fonológicos y soiolingüísticos de un sonido innovador
(Prof. Dr. Georg Bossong)
|Nov 2017 – March 2018||
SNSF Scientific Exchange for a research stay at the Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, LMU Munich
|Oct 2012 – July 2013||SNSF fellowship for prospective researchers|
Ruch, Hanna (2018). Perception of speaker age and speaker origin in a sound change in progress: The case of /s/-aspiration in Andalusian Spanish. Journal of Linguistic Geography 6, 40-55. https://doi.org/10.1017/jlg.2018.4.
Ruch, Hanna (2018). The role of acoustic distance and sociolinguistic knowledge in dialect identification. Frontiers in Psychology 9:818. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00818/full
Ruch, Hanna, Yvonne Zürcher & Judith Burkart (2018). The function and mechanism of vocal accommodation in humans and other primates. Biological Reviews 93, 996-1013. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/brv.12382/full
Ruch, Hanna & Sandra Peters (2016). On the origin of post-aspirated stops: Perception and production of /s/ + voiceless stop sequences in Andalusian Spanish. Laboratory Phonology: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology7(1), 2.
Ruch, Hanna & Jonathan Harrington (2014). Synchronic and diachronic factors in the change from pre-aspiration to post-aspiration in Andalusian Spanish. Journal of Phonetics 45, 12-25.
Ruch, Hanna (2015). Vowel convergence and divergence between two Swiss German dialects. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: the University of Glasgow. Paper 0404. http://www.icphs2015.info/pdfs/Papers/ICPHS0404.pdf.
Ruch, Hanna (2013). Investigating a gradual metathesis: Phonetic and lexical factors on /s/-aspiration in Andalusian Spanish. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics, Selected Papers from NWAV 41, Article 19. http://repository.upenn.edu/pwpl/vol19/iss2/19.
Ruch, Hanna (2012). Affrication of /st/ in Western Andalusian Spanish: Variation and change from a sociophonetic point of view. In: Calamai, S.; Celata, C. & Ciucci, L. (Eds.): Proceedings of Sociophonetics, at the crossroads of speech variation, processing and communication, Pisa, December 14th-15th, 2010. Pisa: Edizioni della Normale, 61-64. http://edizioni.sns.it/en/downloadable/download/sample/sample_id/17/.
Other activities at the URPP Language and Space
|2016 - 2018||
Foundation and coordination of Research Group "Accommodation and Social Categorization"
|2016 - 2018||
Coordination (together with Rik van Gijn) of Language Contact Group
|2014 - 2017||
PhD and postdoc representative (Mittelbauvertreterin)