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Georgia Zellou, Ph.D.


Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of California, Davis


Co-PI, UC Davis Phonetics Lab

Co-Director, 2019 Linguistic Institute

Area Editor (Phonetics & Phonology), Linguistics Vanguard

Affiliated Faulty, Center for Mind & Brain, UC Davis

Affiliated Faulty, French & Italian Department, UC Davis


Recent Awards/Honors:

Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America

2020-2023 Dean’s Fellow, UC Davis

2022 Fulbright Fellow, at Université de Paris, Paris, France

2019 Chancellor’s Award in Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research


Co-PI on National Science Foundation SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, awarded to PI: Dr. Michelle Cohn, “Device-directed speech as a window into mechanisms of speech production: an investigation of adults and children.” (co-PI, with Zhou Yu and Katharine Graf Estes).

Contact:

Office: 278 Kerr Hall

Email: gzellou@ucdavis.edu


News and updates:


Georgia was named a Fulbright Fellow to work on coarticulation in French at Paris 7 (hosted by Ioana Chitoran) in 2022!


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Education:

Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2012

M.A., Linguistics, Stony Brook University (SUNY), 2007

B.A., Linguistics & Anthropology (double major, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa), University of Florida, 2005


Past Awards

2019 Amazon Faculty Research Award. "Applying human 'speech rules' to Alexa: Impact of acoustic-phonetic modifications on device engagement and perceived naturalness."

Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare Seed Grant. "Using device-directed speech in children and adults to automatically detect autistic traits."

NSF BCS-1822522. "Workshop: 5th Workshop on Sound Change: Sound change in endangered or small speech communities." (with Alan Yu, PI).

Interdisciplinary Research Grant. "How infants learn from infant-directed speech". (with Katharine Graf Estes, PI).

Hellman Foundation Fellow, UC Davis, 2017-2018

ISS Junior Faculty Research Grant, UC Davis, 2018

Visiting Research Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies/ Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat, Munich, Germany, May 2016.