April 17th, 2015

Hola, I’m solo in the lab today which means I get to laugh and talk out loud to myself while watching everyone’s Danny the Dolphin videos.  While watching the videos, we have created categories of the characters that people present when speaking like Danny, a true Southern Californian.  These categories consist of, but are not […]

March 11th, 2015

Hola! Today’s work in the lab consists of more organizing. All of the participants have their own note card with their background information on it, almost like a linguistic-style baseball card with stats about how many languages someone speaks rather than their batting average.  I had the privileged of taking all of these note cards and […]

March 4th, 2015

Greetings! After mourning over the death of our favorite half-human/half-Vulcan, we were back to work in the lab. As of right now, there is a lot of spring cleaning  going on in San Diego Speaks!  We are listening to all the data that has been collected thus far and are splicing up those sound files […]

February 4, 2015

Happy New Year!  Well, it’s already February, but it’s only the third week of the semester!  We’re up and running here in the lab.  We spent some time organizing the physical space as well as our files to get Spring 2015 off to a clean start. Today, we met our newest team member, Mechelle Negrete.  […]

May 19-June 13

We had three participants come in to the lab in the past several weeks.  The data from these participants were labeled and indexed, along with other recordings.  The new participants were added to our database.  All of our data was backed up in preparation for summer. Once we had the new data, we were able […]

Show Your Work May 12-16

This week we organized our new sound files and entered them into our database.  We also worked on an abstract to submit to a linguistics conference. We scheduled some recording sessions for next week.  To make sure we’re ready for our interviews next week, we spent some time on Thursday testing the mic levels.  We […]