Andreia Schurt Rauber

Andreia Schurt Rauber

a s r a u b e r      at      g m a i l      dot      c o m

Nationality: Brazilian

Aachen, Germany

 


 

Work experience

- Speech Scientist (Speech Package Manager - Automotive Systems), Nuance Communications Intl, Aachen, Germany (since 2016).

- Senior Linguist/Language Lead, Appen Butler Hill/Google, Ridgefield, USA (2013-2016).

- Linguistic Project Manager, Appen Butler Hill, Ridgefield, USA (2012-2016).

- Linguist/Phonetics Consultant, Appen Butler Hill, Ridgefield, USA (2009-2016).

- Linguistic Project Manager (Brazilian Portuguese TTS, ASR, NLP systems), Robert Half International/Google, São Paulo, Brazil (2012-2013).

- Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program in Applied Linguistics, Catholic University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil (2010-2013).

- Editor of Revista Linguagem & Ensino, Pelotas, Brazil (2010-2013).

- Phonetics consultant, Gracenote, Inc., Emeryville, USA (2010-2012).

- Researcher in Phonetics/Phonology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal (2008-2010).

- Phonetics consultant, Harman/Becker Automotive Systems, Ulm, Germany (2008-2009).

- Language specialist (Brazilian and European Portuguese TTS systems), Nuance Communications Intl, Merelbeke, Belgium (2007).

- Lab assistant (Brazilian Portuguese TTS system), LINSE-UFSC, Florianópolis, Brazil (2006-2007).

- English teacher, English extracurricular course, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil (2002, 2006).

- English Phonetics Instructor, Graduate Course in English, University of the West of Santa Catarina, Xanxerê, Brazil (2004).

- English teacher, CCAA, Marechal Cândido Rondon and Toledo, Brazil (1993-2000).

 

Education


2002-2006            Ph.D. in English Linguistics/Applied Linguistics, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

                           Dissertation advisor: Dr. Barbara O. Baptista (UFSC), co-advisor: Dr. Paul Boersma (University of Amsterdam) 

                           Title of the dissertation: Perception and production of English vowels by Brazilian EFL speakers

2001-2002            M.A. in English Language and Literature, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

                           Thesis advisor: Dr. Barbara Oughton Baptista (UFSC)

                           Title of the thesis: The production of English initial /s/ clusters by Portuguese and Spanish EFL speakers

1995-1998            B.A. in Bilingual Executive Secretariat, State University of the West of Paraná, Brazil 

Incomplete:

2014-2016         M.A. in Computational Linguistics, University of Tübingen, Germany.

                           Thesis advisor: Dr. Walt Detmar Meurers (University of Tübingen)

                           Title of the thesis: Effects of perceptual training of German sounds through an online game for refugees


 

Research interests

Second language acquisition.

Speech perception and speech production.

 

Current research projects

- Los!: A game to improve the perception of German sounds (with Walt Detmar Meurers, Valentin Pickard, Mario Giulianelli, Roshanak Hamidi, University of Tübingen)

- Sasi: Portuguese Pseudoword Generator (with Valentin Pickard, University of Tüingen)

- Electrophysiological investigation of auditory affective processing in schizophrenia and its relationship with self-monitoring: a window into auditory hallucinations? (with Ana P. Pinheiro (Chair), Margaret Niznikiewicz, Óscar F. Gonçalves - University of Minho).

- Procura-PALavras (P-PAL): A Web application for a new European Portuguese lexical database (with Ana Paula de Carvalho Soares (Chair); Álvaro Iriarte, José João de Almeida, Alberto Simões, Manuel Perea, Ana Costa, Patrícia França, João Machado, Montserrat Comesaña Villa – University of Minho).

 

Publications

Journals

Pinheiro, A. P., Rezaii, N., Rauber, A., Nestor, P. G., Spencer, K. M., & Niznikiewicz, M. (2017). Emotional self–other voice processing in schizophrenia and its relationship with hallucinations: ERP evidence. Psychophysiology.

Pinheiro, A. P., Rezaii, N., Rauber, A., & Niznikiewicz, M. (2016). Is this my voice or yours? The role of emotion and acoustic quality in self-other voice discrimination in schizophrenia. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry.

Pinheiro, A. P., Rezaii, N., Nestor, P. G., Rauber, A., Spencer, K. M., & Niznikiewicz, M. (2016). Did you or I say pretty, rude or brief? An ERP study of the effects of speaker’s identity on emotional word processing. Brain and Language153, 38-49.

Rato, A., Rauber, A. S., Soares, L. P., Lucas, L. R. (2014). Challenges in the perception and production of English front vowels by native speakers of European Portuguese. Diacrítica, 28(1), 141-159.

Santos, G. R., Rauber, A. S., (2014). Descrição acústica das vogais do espanhol do Uruguai. Revista X, 1, 23-34.

Santos, G. S., Rauber, A. S., Rato, A., Kluge, D. C., Figueiredo, M. G. (2013). TP (v.3.1): Una herramienta para experimentos de percepción. Estudios de Fonética Experimental, 23, 335-366.

Pinheiro, A. P., Del Re, E., Mezin, J., Nestor, P. G., Rauber, A. S., McCarley, R. W., Gonçalves, Óscar F., Niznikiewicz, Margaret (2013). Sensory-based and higher-order operations contribute to abnormal emotional prosody processing in schizophrenia: an electrophysiological investigation. Psychological Medicine, 43, 603-618.

Comesaña, M., Sanchez-Casas, R., Soares, A. P. C., Pinheiro, A. P., Rauber, A. S., Frade, S., Fraga, I. (2012). The interplay of phonology and orthography in visual cognate word recognition: An ERP study. Neuroscience Letters, 529, 75-79.

Pinheiro, A. P., Galdo-Álvarez, S., Rauber, A. S., Sampaio, A., Niznikiewicz, M., Gonçalves, O. F. (2011). Abnormal processing of emotional prosody in Williams syndrome: An event-related potentials study. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 133-147.

Rauber, A. S., Rato, A., Silva, A. L. (2010). Percepção e produção de vogais anteriores do inglês por falantes nativos de mandarim. Revista Diacrítica, 24(1), 307-325.

Flores, C., Rauber, A. S. (2010). A percepção de vogais do alemão por bilingues luso -alemães: remigrantes sofrem erosão fonológica? Revista Diacrítica, 24(1), 327-352.

Escudero, P., Boersma, P., Rauber, A. S., Bion, R. A. H. (2009). A cross-dialect acoustic description of vowels: Brazilian and European Portuguese. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126(3), 1379-1393.

Rauber, A. S. (2008). An acoustic description of Brazilian Portuguese oral vowels [spoken in the South of Brazil]. Revista Diacrítica, 22(1), 229-238.

Rauber, A. S., Koerich, R. D. (2004). Accurate pronunciation for efficient communication. Revista Expectativa, 3, 145-151.

Rauber, A. S., Gil, G. (2004). Feedback to grammar mistakes in EFL classes: A case study. Revista Brasileira de Lingüística Aplicada, 4 (1), 277-289.

Rauber, A. S., Baptista, B. O. (2004). The production of English initial /s/ clusters by Portuguese and Spanish EFL speakers. Revista de Estudos da Linguagem, 12, 459-474.

 

Book Chapters

Rato, A., Rauber, A. S., Kluge, D. C., dos Santos, G. R. (2015). Designing speech perception tasks with TP. In Investigating English Pronunciation (pp. 295-313). Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Flores, C. M. M., Rauber, A. S. (2011). Perception of German vowels by bilingual Portuguese-German returnees: A case of phonological attrition?. In E. Rinke & T. Kupisch (Eds.), The Development of Grammar: Language Acquisition and Diachronic Change - Volume in honor of Jürgen M. Meisel (pp. 287-305). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Watkins, M. A. & Rauber, A. S. (2010). Variability in pretonic vowel reduction by fluent Brazilian speakers of English. In A. S. Rauber, M. A. Watkins, R. Silveira & R. D. Koerich (Eds.), The acquisition of second language speech: Studies in honor of Professor Barbara O. Baptista (pp. 75-99). Florianópolis: Insular.

Rauber, A. S. (2010). The learning of English front vowels by native speakers of Mandarin: Perception and production results. In A. S. Rauber, M. A. Watkins, R. Silveira & R. D. Koerich (Eds.), The acquisition of second language speech: Studies in honor of Professor Barbara O. Baptista (pp. 145-167). Florianópolis: Insular.

Rauber, A. S. (2006). Brazilian Portuguese and Argentine Spanish speakers’ production of English initial /s/-clusters. In B. O. Baptista, & M. A. Watkins (Eds.), English with a Latin beat: Studies in Portuguese/Spanish - English interphonology (pp. 155-167). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Rauber, A. S., Gil, G. (2005). Correção de erros gramaticais de inglês-LE em ambiente comunicativo [Feedback to grammar EFL mistakes in communicative settings]. In G. Gil, A. S. Rauber, M. R. P. Carazzai, & J. M. Bergsleithner, (Eds.), Pesquisas qualitativas no ensino e aprendizagem de inglês: A sala de aula e o professor de LE [Qualitative research in English teaching and learning: The classroom and the L2 teacher] (pp. 149-166). Florianopolis: Editora do Programa de Pos-Graduação em Inglês.

 

Proceedings

Rato, A., Rauber, A. S. (2015). The effects of perceptual training on the production of English vowel contrasts by Portuguese learners. Proceedings of the 18th ICPHS, Glasgow 

Rauber, A. S., Rato, A., Kluge, D. C., Santos, G. R. (2013). TP 3.1 Software: A tool for designing audio, visual, and audiovisual perceptual training tasks and perception tests. Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2013, Lyon, France.

Mota, M. B., Rauber, A. S., Moura, H. M. M. (Eds.) (2012). Anais do V Congresso Linguística e Cognição, 2010. Florianópolis: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, 171p.

Kluge, D. C., Reis, M. S., Nobre-Oliveira, D., Rauber, A. S. (2008). Intelligibility of accented speech: The perception of word-final nasals by Dutch and Brazilians. Proceedings of V Jornadas en Tecnología del Habla (pp. 199-202). Bilbao: Universidad del País Vasco.

Rauber, A. S., Watkins, M. A., Baptista, B. O. (Eds.) (2008). New Sounds 2007: Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech. Florianópolis, Brazil: Federal University of Santa Catarina, 498p.

Abrahão, M. H. V., Gil, G., Rauber, A. S. (Eds.) (2007). Anais do I Congresso Latino-Americano sobre Formação de Professores de Línguas. Florianópolis: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, 1210p.

Bettoni-Techio, M., Rauber, A. S., Koerich, R. D. (2007). Perception and production of word-final alveolar stops by Brazilian Portuguese learners of English. Proceedings of INTERSPEECH'2007 ICSLP, 2293-2296, Antwerp, Belgium.

Kluge, D. C., Rauber, A. S, Reis, M. S., Bion, R. A. H. (2007). The relationship between the perception and production of English nasal codas by Brazilian learners of English. Proceedings of INTERSPEECH'2007 ICSLP, 2297-2300, Antwerp, Belgium.

Bion, R. A. H., Escudero, P., Rauber, A. S., Baptista, B. O. (2006). Category formation and the role of spectral quality in the perception and production of English front vowels. Proceedings of INTERSPEECH'2006 ICSLP, 1363-1366, Pittsburgh, USA.

Rauber, A. S., Escudero, P., Bion, R. A. H., Baptista, B. O. (2005). The interrelation between the perception and production of English vowels by native speakers of Brazilian Portuguese. Proceedings of INTERSPEECH'2005 - EUROSPEECH, 2913-2916, Lisbon, Portugal.

Rauber, A. S.(2005). Working memory capacity and the role of schema activation in reading. In O. A. Souza, C. C. Z. Branco, & M. C. Lopes (Eds.), Universidade: Ação e Interação (pp. 235-239).  Guarapuava: Editora Universitária da UNICENTRO.

Rauber, A. S., Bion, R. A. H. (2005). Pausing, discourse markers and speed of production in the oral performance of native and nonnative English PhD professors. In O. A. Souza, C. C. Z. Branco, & M. C. Lopes (Eds.), Universidade: Ação e InteraçãoGuarapuava: Editora Universitária da UNICENTRO.

 

Books

Rauber, M. J. Rauber, A. S. (2013). Perguntar não ofende… Uma abordagem de coaching para o profissional de Secretariado. Toledo: Editora Mundo Hispânico. 182p.

Rauber, A. S. (2010). Acoustic characteristics of Brazilian English vowels: perception and production results. Saarbrücken: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Rauber, A. S., Watkins, M. A., Silveira, R. & Koerich, R. D. (Eds.) (2010). The acquisition of second language speech: Studies in honor of Professor Barbara O. Baptista. Florianópolis: Insular.

Watkins, M. A., Rauber, A. S., & Baptista, B. O. (Eds.) (2009). Recent Research in Second Language Phonetics/Phonology: Perception and Production. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Gil, G., Rauber, A. S., Bergsleithner, J. M., Carazzai, M. R. P. (Eds.), Pesquisas qualitativas no ensino e aprendizagem de inglês: A sala de aula e o professor de LE [Qualitative research in English teaching and learning: The classroom and the L2 teacher]. Florianópolis: PPGI-UFSC, 344p. 

Klenner, A., Rauber, A. S., & Moraes, M. (2002). Ahora Sí - Español para Brasileños - Libro del Profesor. Toledo: Editora InBrasill, 98p.

 

Software

Rauber, A. S., Rato, A., Santos, G. R, Kluge, D. C., Figueiredo, M. TP: Perception tests and perceptual training with immediate feedback.

 

www Paper

Rauber, A. S. (2008). Investigação em fonética experimental: Estudos e aplicabilidades. Atelier do CEHUM (pp. 1-15). Braga: Universidade do Minho.

 

Scientific Review Committees

INTERSPEECH 2017, Stockholm, Sweden

IberSPEECH’2016, Lisbon, Portugal

New Sounds 2016, Aarhus, Denmark

INTERSPEECH 2016, San Francisco, USA

PROPOR 2016, Tomar, Portugal

INTERSPEECH 2015, Dresden, Germany

INTERSPEECH 2014, Singapore

IberSPEECH'2014, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

PROPOR 2014, São Carlos, Brazil

INTERSPEECH 2013, Lyon, France

PROPOR 2012, Coimbra, Portugal

IberSPEECH'2012, Madrid, Spain

INTERSPEECH 2012, Portland, USA

INTERSPEECH 2011, Florence, Italy

INTERSPEECH 2010, Makuhari, Japan

FALA 2010, Vigo, Spain

INTERSPEECH 2009, Brighton, UK

INTERSPEECH 2008, Brisbane, Australia

INTERSPEECH 2007, Antwerp, Belgium

New Sounds 2007, Florianópolis, Brazil

 

Organizing Committees

2014 - International Workshop on Cross-Language Speech Perception, Braga, Portugal, January 30-31.

2012 - Language and Neuroscience Conference, Florianópolis, Brazil, November 29-December 1.

2012 - II Escola de Inverno (Winter School). Courses: Descriptive and inferential statistics; Pelotas, Brazil, July 22-29.

2011 - Escola de Inverno (Winter School). Courses: Descriptive and inferential statistics; Methods to carry out speech perception studies, Pelotas, Brazil, August 22-25.

2010 - V Conference on Linguistics and Cognition, Florianópolis, Brazil, October 28-30 (secretary).

2009 - XIV Convention of English Teachers of the (Brazilian) Southern States (APIRS, APLISC & APLIEPAR), Florianopólis, Brazil, October 23-24 (chair of the Scientific Committee).

2008 - XXIV Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística, Braga, Portugal, November 20-22 (local committee).

2007 - New Sounds 2007, Florianópolis, Brazil, November 25-28 (secretary & treasurer).

2006 - I Congresso Latino-Americano de Formação de Professores de Línguas, UFSC, Florianópolis, Brazil, November 9-11 (secretary & treasurer).

2005 - Workshop on Models of L1/L2 Phonetics/Phonology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, November 8-9 (secretary).

2004 - III English Immersion Course, Toledo-PR, Brazil (secretary).

2003

I English Immersion Course, Toledo-PR, Brazil (secretary).

II English Immersion Course, Florianópolis-SC, Brazil (secretary).

XVII National Meeting of English Language Professors & XXXII National Meeting of English Literature Professors, Florianópolis, Brazil (secretary & treasurer).

VII APIRS, APLISC & APLIEPAR Convention, Florianópolis-SC, Brazil (secretary & treasurer).

2002

I Curso Internacional de Inmersión en la Lengua Española, Toledo-PR, Brazil (secretary).

II Curso Internacional de Inmersión en la Lengua Española, Toledo-PR, Brazil (secretary).


Former advisees

Anabela Rato (PhD dissertation, U. of Minho, 2014) - Effects of perceptual training on the perception and production of English vowels by native speakers of European Portuguese.

Giane Rodrigues dos Santos (PhD dissertation, UCPel, 2014) – Perception and production of Spanish mid vowels by native speakers of Brazilian Portuguese.

 

Languages

Brazilian Portuguese (native speaker), English (advanced), Spanish (intermediate), German (intermediate), Dutch (basic).

 

      Useful links

      Praat: doing phonetics by computer

      Institute of Phonetic Sciences

      Revistas Brasileiras da Área de Letras e Lingüística

      ISCA - International Speech Communication Association   

   

 

 

For Portuguese speakers: tutorial básico sobre como medir formantes de vogais de forma automática no Praat e fazer as respectivas plotagens, clique aqui.

Tutorial: Example - wav

Portuguese Pseudoword Generator

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Sasi: Portuguese Pseudoword Generator by Ignacio Rubio Majano, Valentin Pickard, Roshanak Hamidi, Andreia Schurt Rauber, Ana Paula Soares is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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Last modified: May 21 2017.