A conversation in the gallery with Anna Barham and invited speakers:
Roger K Moore, Professor of Spoken Language Processing, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Sheffield.
Ranjan Sen, Researcher in the sounds of language and language change, School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, University of Sheffield.
Although from very different fields, both speakers work with constructing voices that are in some sense artificial – either computer generated for use in technology or reconstructing the sounds of dead languages and tracking phonetic change over time. Their different approaches to the field will provide fascinating insights into how language is stored and processed in the mind.