Brief CV

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MA Phonetics (UCL), Cand.Mag. English Studies (Copenhagen), PhD (Cantab) – for my full CV, see this page.

Edited volume

  • Nyvad, A-M, M. Hejná, A. Højen, A. Jespersen & M. H. Sørensen (in press). A Sound Approach to Language Matters: in honor of Ocke-Schwen Bohn. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press.

Peer-reviewed publications

  • (In preparation – Jespersen & Hejná) Age in Language, Variation and Change: teasing apart the chronological, the social, and the biological. To be submitted to Linguistic Compass.
  • (In preparation – Jespersen, Hejná, Šturm) The rise and fall of Danish dialects: A preliminary look at f0 variation in Jutland Danish. To be submitted to Interspeech 2019.
  • (Submitted): Acoustic, pragmatic and sociolinguistic cues to the distinction between uptalk and other declarative rises in Australian English. Submitted to Journal of the International Phonetic Association.
  • (Submitted): The size of Australian English uptalk rises correlates with speaker ethnicity. Submitted to Australian Journal of Linguistics.
  • (Accepted –  Jespersen & Hejná): Rødgrød med fløde? Hvilke aspekter af det danske sprog kæmper andetsprogstalere med? Submitted to Rapport fra MUDS (Møderne om Udforskningen af Dansk Sprog) 17.
  • (Accepted): All rise? The perception of falls, plateaux and simple rises in Belfast English. Submitted to ICPhS 19.
  • (In press – Hejná & Jespersen): Focus on consonants: prosodic prominence and the fortis-lenis contrast in English dialects. In Nyvad, Hejná, Højen, Jespersen & Sørensen (Eds.) “A Sound Approach to Language Matters: in honor of Ocke-Schwen Bohn. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 237-270.
  • 2018: Innovations in the stylistic variation of nuclear tunes in Belfast English, Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2018, 527-531.
  • 2016: A first look at declarative rises as markers of ethnicity in Sydney. Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016, 143-147. Awarded an IPA Student Award.
  • 2016: (Leemann, Kolly, Li, Chan, Kwek, Jespersen): Towards a typology of prominence perception: the role of duration. Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016, 445-449.
  • 2015: Intonational rises and interaction structure in Sydney Aboriginal English. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow: University of Glasgow. Awarded an IPA Student Award.

Summary of teaching experience

  • Autumn 2018: Disciplinary Perspectives, MA minor course, University of Aarhus.
  • Spring 2017: English and Globalisation, 3rd year BA minor course, University of Aarhus.
  • Autumn 2016: Sociophonetics, MA course, University of Aarhus.
  • Autumn 2016: English phonetics and phonology, 1st year BA course, University of Aarhus.
  • 2014–2016: Phonetics, 2nd/3rd year undergraduate course + lecture,  University of Cambridge.
  • October 2014 and 2015: Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology for MML 2. 1st year undergraduate lecture, University of Cambridge.
  • 2013–2014: Sounds and Words, 1st year undergraduate course, University of Cambridge.
  • 2013–2014: Language, Brain and Society, 1st year undergraduate course, University of Cambridge.
  • Spring 2012: English Grammar and Communication. Sessional teaching assistant, 2nd year BA course, University of Copenhagen
  • Spring 2009: English Phonetics. Sessional teaching assistant, 1st year BA course, University of Copenhagen.

Conference presentations

  • October 2018: Rødgrød med fløde? Hvilke aspekter af det danske sprog kæmper andetsprogstalere med? MUDS (Møderne om Udforskningen af Dansk Sprog) 17, Aarhus University. Co-authored.
  • August 2018: Style-shifting in the production of Sallingbomål high vowels (poster), PPDK (Phonetics and Phonology in Denmark), Aarhus University.
  • April 2018: Stylistic variation in the use of rise-plateaux, falls and uptalk rises in Belfast English, British Association of Academic Phoneticians Colloquium, University of Canterbury.
  • April 2018 – Keynote presentation: The highs and lows of social life: what studies of intonation can teach sociolinguists, mFil postgraduate conference, University of Manchester.
  • January 2018: Language and Politics in Northern Ireland: intonational innovation in Belfast English. Language, Place and Periphery, University of Copenhagen.
  • June 2017: Is uptalk coming to Northern Ireland? Acoustical Society of America conference, University of Boston.
  • June 2017: Language-dependent and language-independent perception of prominence, Phonetics and Phonology in Europe, University of Cologne. Co-authored.
  • June 2017: Audience effects on the phonetic realisation of uptalk, ICLaVE 9, University of Malaga. 
  • June 2016: Uptalk and ethnicity in Sydney Aboriginal English, Sociolinguistics Symposium 22, University of Murcia
  • May-June 2016: A first look at declarative rises as markers of ethnicity in Sydney. Speech Prosody, University of Boston.
  • May-June 2016: Towards a typology of prominence perception: the role of duration. Speech prosody, University of Boston. Co-authored.
  • March–April 2016: The role of duration in the perception of prominence in typologically different and related languages, British Association of Academic Phoneticians Colloquium, University of Lancaster. Co-authored.
  • November 2015: High rising terminals as markers of ethnicity in Sydney, Cambridge Language Sciences Symposium, University of Cambridge.
  • September 2015: “That’s us mob?”: high rising terminals in Aboriginal and Standard Australian English, UK Language, Variation and Change 10, University of York
  • August 2015: Intonational rises and interaction structure in Sydney Aboriginal English, ICPhS 18, University of Glasgow
  • April 2015: High rise terminals and discourse structure in Sydney Aboriginal English, The Phonology of Contemporary English, University of Toulouse
  • July 2014: Voice quality as a sociophonetic variable in Sydney Aboriginal English, Sociolinguistics Summer School 5, University College Dublin.
  • April 2014: The Effect of Speaker Roles and Speech Style on the Use of HRTs in Aboriginal English, poster presentation, British Association of Academic Phoneticians Colloquium, University of Oxford. Awarded the Eugénie Henderson prize.
  • November 2013: The Sociophonetic Function of High Rise Terminals in Aboriginal English, poster presentation, UCL Graduate Conference in Linguistics, University College London.
  • October 2013: Performing Aboriginal English on a Sydney Radio Station, Australian Linguistics Society Conference, University of Melbourne.