Chris Carignan
Chris Carignan

Chris Carignan

Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Tompkins 205
ccarign at ncsu dot edu
www.christophercarignan.com

Education

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, French Linguistics, 2013
M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, French Linguistics, 2008
B.A., Western Washington University, double major: Linguistics/French, 2005


Research Interests

Articulatory phonetics, acoustic phonetics, vowel nasalization, individual phonetic variation, French phonetics




Recent Publications

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Carignan, C., Shosted, R., Fu, M., Liang, Z.-P., & Sutton, B. (in preparation). "A real-time MRI investigation of lingual and pharyngeal enhancement of vowel nasalization in French."

Carignan, C. (submitted). "An acoustic and electromagnetic articulographic examination of the 'oral' in 'nasal': The oral articulations of French nasal vowels are not arbitrary."

Fu, M., Zhao, B., Carignan, C., Shosted, R., Perry, J., Kuehn, D., Liang, Z.-P., & Sutton, B. (submitted). "High-resolution dynamic speech imaging with joint low-rank and sparsity constraints."

Shosted, R., Carignan, C., Fu, M., Liang, Z.-P., & Sutton, B. (submitted). "Principal component analysis of discretized human vocal tract images using real-time magnetic resonance imaging."

Shosted, R., Carignan, C., & Rong, P. (2012). "Managing the distinctiveness of phonemic nasal vowels: Articulatory evidence from Hindi." Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 131(1), 455-465.

Carignan, C., Shosted, R., Shih, C., & Rong, P. (2011). "Compensatory articulation in American English nasalized vowels." Journal of Phonetics, 39, 668-682

BOOK CHAPTERS

Carignan, C. and Fagyal, Z. (2010). "V-to-V assimilation in trisyllabic words in French: Evidence for gradience and locality." In S. Colina, A. Olarrea, & A.M. Carvalho (eds.), Romance Linguistics 2009: Selected papers from the 39th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Tucson, Arizona, March 2009, volume XIV of Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 25-42, Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Carignan, C., Shosted, R., Fu, M., Liang, Z.-P., & Sutton, B. (forthcoming)."The role of the tongue and pharynx in enhancement of vowel nasalization: A real-time MRI investigation of French nasal vowels." INTERSPEECH 2013.

Carignan, C. (2012). "Quand nasal est plus que nasal: L'articulation orale des voyelles nasales en français." In Actes de la conférence conjointe JEP-TALN-RECITAL 2012, volume 1: JEP, 747-754.

Carignan, C. (2011). "Oral articulation of nasal vowels in French." In W.-S. Lee and E. Zee (eds.), Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences XVII, 408-411, Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong.

Carignan, C. (2011). "French nasal vowels: Motor equivalence in vowel dispersion." In D. Ostry, S. R. Baum, L. Ménard, & Vincent L. Gracco (eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Seminar on Speech Production, 265-272, Montréal: UQAM.

Rong, P., Shosted, R., & Carignan, C. (2011). "The relationship between velopharyngeal opening and place of articulation: An aerodynamic and EPG investigation." In D. Ostry, S. R. Baum, L. Ménard, & Vincent L. Gracco (eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Seminar on Speech Production, 281-288, Montréal: UQAM.

Shosted, R., Carignan, C., & Rong, P. (2011). "Estimating vertical larynx position with EMA." In D. Ostry, S. R. Baum, L. Ménard, & Vincent L. Gracco (eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Seminar on Speech.


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Interests

Star Wars (ever and always), landscape photography, astro-photography, digital photo editing, boxing


Awards and Honors

Student grant, INTERSPEECH 2013, International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), 2013.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Improvement Grant (1121780), "Doctoral Dissertation Research: Oral articulation of French nasal vowels." PI: Ryan Shosted, Co-PIs: Christopher Carignan, Zsuzsanna Fagyal, 2011-2013

University of Illinois Graduate College Dissertation Completion Fellowship, "Oral Articulation of French Nasal Vowels.", 2012-2013