Webinar – It’s in the Tone: The Acoustics of Social Judgments and Linguistic Profiling by Nicole Holliday, University of Pennsylvania

Posted in Communication and Room Acoustics, Events

  • Aug 20 - Aug 20, 2020
  • 18:00 — 19:00
  • Webinar organised by the Acoustical Society of America
  • Website

Using Nicole Holliday’s work with parents from different races and their intonations to construct and perform racial identities, she expands on how listeners make judgements about gender, age and race, and the assumptions made based on the voice itself instead of the words being spoken. She explains how those assumptions have implications for how marginalized groups and people experience the world, especially in institutions like education and the criminal justice system.

A question-and-answer period will follow the talk.

Holliday’s scholarly writing has appeared in journals, such as American Speech and Language in Society, and in general media outlets, such as NPR, Bloomberg News and The Washington Post.

Free registration here

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