Omnia Ibrahim

Omnia Ibrahim, MA

Doctoral student

FFG Accommodation

Room number: FRF J 1 / FRF E 3

omnia.ibrahim@uzh.ch

Omnia Ibrahim joined the URPP Language and Space in October 2018.

PhD project: The development of linguistic accommodation in early language acquisition

The main goal is to investigate the development of accommodation in speech and language in early language acquisition, ideally in typologically diverse languages of ACQDIV corpus (http://www.acqdiv.uzh.ch/en.html)

Research questions:

  1. What is the role of linguistic accommodation in early language development?
  2. What are the stages of linguistic accommodation development?
  3. Do children accommodate at all, and do mothers accommodate to their children?

Supervisors: Sabine Stoll and Volker Dellwo

Funding source: URPP Language and Space

Background

Omnia earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2011 from the Phonetics and Linguistics Department in Alexandria University. She went on to obtain a Master of Arts degree from the same department in 2017.

Her master thesis was entitled "Building audio- visual Arabic phonetically annotated corpus for speech processing purposes". The building of the corpus consisted of 6 main stages: speaker selection, sentences selection, recording, analysis, annotation and evaluation.

Since 2012, she was a teaching assistant in phonetics and linguistics department, Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University.

  • Course 1: physiological phonetics (1, 2).
  • Course 2: Acoustic phonetics (1, 2).
  • Course 3: Auditory phonetics.
  • Course 4: Experimental phonetics (1,2)

Conference Proceedings

Abdo, O., Abdou, S., Fashal, M. (2017) Building Audio-Visual Phonetically Annotated Arabic Corpus for Expressive Text to Speech. Proc. Interspeech 2017, 3767-3771, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2017-1357.

https://www.isca-speech.org/archive/Interspeech_2017/pdfs/1357.PDF