Mietta Lennes

Person

    Research areas

  • 612 Languages and Literature - Phonetics, Speech Sciences, Linguistics, Finnish pronunciation, speech corpora, language corpora, linguistic methods, The Language Bank of Finland, language data, speech data, language technology

Curriculum Vitae

I work as a Project Planning Officer for the FIN-CLARIN project that maintains the Language Bank of Finland. I help and advise researchers and students who need to use, share and publish speech and text corpora.

I teach online courses in corpus linguistics, speech analysis and language data management. My courses are open to students at the University of Helsinki as well as those of other Finnish universities. In spring 2018, I am even teaching an online course in corpus linguistics for an international audience, and all the course materials will be available in both Finnish and English. I am interested in various tools and methods that can aid the research process and make it more efficient. I frequently produce online materials, e.g., video tutorials, related to the aforementioned topics.

As a phonetician by training, I am interested in the pronunciation variation and temporal nature of speech, and especially in how the language that human beings share can emerge and evolve in their everyday interaction. I am also interested in how people learn the pronunciation of a second or foreign language. Even today, this is not a well-known field. Some years ago I was involved in, e.g., the ProoF project (2008-2011), where we studied the Finnish pronunciation of immigrants in Finland.

The title of my forthcoming doctoral dissertation is Phonetic correlates of word frequency in spoken everyday Finnish. It is an acoustic-phonetic study of how the frequency of words in speech is related to their pronunciation.

 

Highlighted publications

  1. What I tried out today: Using a green screen in videos

    Lennes, M. E. 11 Jan 2018

    Research output: Other contributionResearch

  2. Mylly - The Mill: A new platform for processing speech and text corpora easily and efficiently

    Lennes, M. E., Piitulainen, J. O. & Matthiesen, M. 2017 Interspeech 2017. International Speech Communications Association, p. 829-830 2 p. 2059. (Proceedings of Interspeech)

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

  3. Annotointi ELAN-ohjelmalla: Vasta-alkajan ohje, jossa on mukana suomenkielinen tekstitys

    Lennes, M. E. (ed.) & Lennes, M. E. 20 Oct 2016

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual ProductsScientific

  4. SpeCT - The Speech Corpus Toolkit for Praat (v1.0.0): First release on GitHub

    Lennes, M. 8 Mar 2017

    Research output: Non-textual formSoftwareScientific

  5. Comparing pitch distributions using Praat and R

    Lennes, M., Stevanovic, M., Aalto, D. & Palo, P. 2015 In : Phonetician. 111-112, p. 35-53 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  6. Aikuisten maahanmuuttajien suomen ääntämisestä

    Aho, E., Toivola, M., Karlsson, F. & Lennes, M. May 2016 In : Puhe ja Kieli. 36, 2, p. 77-96 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  7. Segmental features in spontaneous and read-aloud Finnish

    Lennes, M. 2009 Phonetics of Russian and Finnish: general description of phonetic systems : experimental studies on spontaneous and read-aloud speech. V. D. S. R. U. . . (ed.). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang , p. 145-166 22 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  8. On the use of the glottal stop in Finnish conversational speech

    Lennes, M., Toivola, M., Wahlberg, L. & Aho, E. 2006 Fonetiikan päivät 2006 = The phonetics symposium 2006. Aulanko, R., Wahlberg, L. & Vainio, M. (eds.). Helsinki: Helsingin yliopisto, p. 93-102 10 p. (Helsingin yliopiston puhetieteiden laitoksen julkaisuja = Publications of the Department of Speech Sciences, University of Helsinki; no. 53)

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

  9. Is the phonetic quality of unaccented words unpredictable?: An example from spontaneous Finnish

    Lennes, M., Alarotu, N. & Vainio, M. 2001 In : Journal of the International Phonetic Association.. 31, 1, p. 127-138 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  10. Speech rate

    Toivola, M. & Lennes, M. 10 Jul 2012 The Routledge Encyclopedia of Second Language Acquisition. Robinson, P. (ed.). London: Routledge

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  11. Finnish rhythmic structure and entrainment in overlapped speech

    Włodarczak, M., Šimko, J., Wagner, P., O'Dell, M., Lennes, M. & Nieminen, T. 2013 Nordic Prosody: Proceedings of the XIth Conference, Tartu 2012: Proceedings of the XIth Conference, Tartu 2012. Asu, E. L. & Lippus, P. (eds.). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang , p. 421-430 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

  12. Suomen kieli digitaalisella aikakaudella

    Koskenniemi, K., Linden, K., Carlson, L., Vainio, M., Arppe, A., Lennes, M., Westerlund, H., Hyvärinen, M., Bartis, I., Nuolijärvi, P. & Piehl, A. 2012 Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 85 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookGeneral public

  13. Juoksukilpailuja aivotyöläisille

    Lennes, M. Sep 2013 In : HYT:n jäsenlehti. 2013, 3, p. 8-9 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

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Highlighted activities

  1. Kielitieteen päivät 2017

    Lennes, M. (Speaker: Presenter)
    18 May 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  2. Kielitieteen päivät 2017

    Lennes, M. (Speaker: Presenter), Piitulainen, J. (Speaker: Presenter)
    18 May 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. XLIV Kielitieteen päivät

    Lennes, M. (Speaker: Presenter)
    20 May 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  4. Kielipankki ja puheaineistot -koulutuspäivä

    Lennes, M. (Speaker: Presenter)
    24 Mar 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  5. Introduction to Python

    Lennes, M. (Attendee)
    16 Jan 201717 Jan 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  6. CLARIN ERIC User Involvement Group (External organisation)

    Lennes, M. (Member)
    Dec 2016 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in research network

  7. BAULT (Building and Using Language Technology) Symposium 2016

    Lennes, M. (Speaker: Presenter)
    1 Dec 20162 Dec 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  8. Rajoittaako lainsäädäntö humanistista tutkimusta?

    Lennes, M. (Attendee)
    14 Sep 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  9. Langnet-tohtoriohjelman kesäkoulu

    Lennes, M. (Speaker: Presenter)
    24 Aug 201528 Aug 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  10. ELAN-koulutus viittomakielen tutkijoille

    Lennes, M. (Speaker: Presenter)
    19 May 201420 May 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  11. Visualizing speech and teaching phonetics: from the IPA to Big Data

    Lennes, M. (Speaker: Presenter)
    6 May 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  12. Contemporary research in phonetics and phonology: Methods, aspects and problems

    Lennes, M. (Speaker: Presenter)
    6 Feb 20147 Feb 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  13. CLT150 Korpuslingvistiikan johdantokurssi

    Lennes, M. (Participant)
    14 Jan 201427 Feb 2014

    Activity: OtherTypes for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination

  14. Kieliaineiston käsittely -kurssi

    Lennes, M. (Participant)
    18 Nov 201321 Nov 2013

    Activity: OtherTypes for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination

  15. AARDVARC workshop

    Lennes, M. (Attendee)
    24 Oct 201325 Oct 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  16. TAYJ542 Aineistonhallinta-koulutus

    Lennes, M. (Speaker: Presenter)
    10 Sep 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  17. Helsingin yliopiston tieteentekijät ry. (External organisation)

    Lennes, M. (Board member)
    1 Jan 2014 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in public Finnish or international organization

  18. TTA-työpaja: Kerro meille datastasi, Helsingin yliopisto

    Lennes, M. (Speaker: Presenter)
    22 May 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  19. Esitelmä Tiedekulmassa Kielten kaupunkimaisema -viikolla

    Lennes, M. (Speaker: Presenter)
    20 Sep 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Talks

  20. AARDVARC workshop: Automatically Annotated Repository of Digital Audio and Video Resources Community

    Lennes, M. (Speaker: Presenter)
    9 May 201311 May 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  21. Suomen kieli digitaalisella aikakaudella -kirjan julkistustilaisuus

    Lennes, M. (Member of organizing committee)
    2 Nov 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  22. HYT:n jäsenlehti (Journal)

    Lennes, M. (Editor in chief)
    1 Jan 201231 Dec 2013

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditor of communication journal

  23. Summer School: Software Tools and Methods for Advanced Research in Phonetics

    Lennes, M. (Speaker: Presenter)
    26 Sep 201130 Sep 2011

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  24. STELARIS - Software To Empower Learning and Research in Speech (External organisation)

    Lennes, M. (Member)
    Dec 2010 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in research network

  25. New Tools and Methods for Very Large-Scale Phonetics Research

    Lennes, M. (Poster Presentation)
    29 Jan 201130 Jan 2011

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  26. Helsingin yliopiston tieteentekijät ry. (External organisation)

    Lennes, M. (Board member)
    1 Jan 201231 Dec 2013

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in public Finnish or international organization

  27. Varaluottamusmies

    Lennes, M. (Participant)
    20112012

    Activity: OtherTypes for other activities - Other

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Education

Fil. maist., puhetieteet

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