Omnia Ibrahim

Omnia Ibrahim, MA

Doctoral student

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omnia.ibrahim@spur.uzh.ch

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Omnia Ibrahim joined the URPP Language and Space in October 2018 and is employed at the Institute of Computational Linguistics since December 2019.

PhD project: linguistic accommodation in Human-Human and Human - Robot interactions

The main goal is to investigate the various social (age and gender) and situational factors, which effect the Linguistics accommodation at Human-Human and Human - Robot interactions.

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 / Institute of Computational Linguistics

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

Ibrahim, O., Skantze, G., Stoll, S., Dellwo, V. (2019) Fundamental Frequency Accommodation in Multi-Party Human-Robot Game Interactions: The Effect of Winning or Losing. Proc. Interspeech 2019, 3980-3984, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2019-2496.

https://www.isca-speech.org/archive/Interspeech_2019/pdfs/2496.pdf