DR IRENA YANUSHEVSKAYA

M.A., Ph.D.

 
researcher
 

Biography

Irena studied phonetics and linguistics at St. Petersburg State University (Russia) where she completed a PhD in Phonetics (2001) and where she taught English phonetics for a number of years. She came to Ireland in 2002 as a visiting researcher at the Phonetics and Speech Laboratory in Trinity College Dublin where she completed a PhD in Phonetics on the topic of voice quality correlates of emotion and affect (2010). She has been teaching phonetics and phonology and instrumental phonetics to the students of linguistics and speech and language therapy both in Trinity College Dublin and NUI Galway. Her research interests include prosodic characteristics of speech, particularly the role of the voice source in speech communication. She is also interested in clinical phonetics and clinical applications of acoustic analysis.

Research Interests

  • Segmental phonetics and phonology
  • Phonetic variation and change
  • Phonetic transcription
  • Speech acoustics
  • Voice source analysis and parameterisation 
  • Voice source in spoken communication: linguistic and paralinguistic (affective) prosody
  • Vocal expression of emotion and affect; cross-language perception of affect in voice quality
  • Clinical applications of phonetics and speech science

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2021) 'Students' views and experiences of the training and use of phonetic transcription in speech and language therapy - the Irish perspective'
Shaw Á;Yanushevskaya I; (2021) 'Students' views and experiences of the training and use of phonetic transcription in speech and language therapy - the Irish perspective'. Clinical linguistics & phonetics, [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Voice assessment practices of speech and language therapists in Ireland'
McAlister, S;Yanushevskaya, I (2019) 'Voice assessment practices of speech and language therapists in Ireland'. Clinical linguistics & phonetics, [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Cross-language differences in how voice quality and f0 contours map to affect'
Yanushevskaya I;Gobl C;Ní Chasaide A; (2018) 'Cross-language differences in how voice quality and f0 contours map to affect'. Journal Of The Acoustical Society Of America, 144 (5) [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Measuring vocal fatigue in sports coaches'
Connaughton, K., Yanushevskaya, I. (2016) 'Measuring vocal fatigue in sports coaches'. Journal Of Clinical Speech And Language Studies, 23 :1-20 [Details]
(2015) 'Illustrations of the IPA: Russian'
Yanushevskaya, I., and Bunčić, D. (2015) 'Illustrations of the IPA: Russian'. Journal Of The International Phonetic Association, 45 (2):221-228 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Phonetic feature extraction for context-sensitive glottal source processing'
Kane, J., Aylett, M., Yanushevskaya, I., Gobl, C. (2014) 'Phonetic feature extraction for context-sensitive glottal source processing'. Speech Communication, 59 :10-21 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Voice quality in affect cueing: does loudness matter?'
Yanushevskaya I; Gobl C; Ní Chasaide A; (2013) 'Voice quality in affect cueing: does loudness matter?'. Frontiers in psychology, 4 [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2012) 'Language matters in the perception of affect from voice'
Yanushevskaya, I., Ní Chasaide, A., and Gobl, C. (2012) 'Language matters in the perception of affect from voice' In: Celovek govor'ašcij. K 80-letiju so dn'a roždenija L. V. Bondarko (Speaking man. To commemorate the 80th anniversary of L. V. Bondarko). Ivanovo, Russia: Ivanovo State University of Technology Press. [Details]
(2007) 'Time- and amplitude-based voice source correlates of emotional portrayals'
Yanushevskaya, I., Tooher, M., Gobl, C., and Ní Chasaide, A. (2007) 'Time- and amplitude-based voice source correlates of emotional portrayals' In: Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction: Proceedings of the ACII 2007. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2020) Speech Prosody
Murphy, A., Yanushevskaya, I., Ní Chasaide, A., Gobl, C. (2020) Testing the GlórCáil system in a speaker and affect voice transformation task Speech Prosody Tokyo, Japan, , pp.950-954 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) Interspeech 2019
Murphy, A., Yanushevskaya, I., Ní Chasaide, A. and Gobl, C. (2019) The role of voice quality in the perception of prominence in synthetic speech Interspeech 2019 , pp.2543-2547 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) The XIX International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
Gobl, C., Yanushevskaya, I., Murphy, A. and Ní Chasaide, A. (2019) Comparison of the time and frequency domain measures of the voice source The XIX International Congress of Phonetic Sciences Melbourne, Australia, , pp.3290-3294 [Details]
(2018) 19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (INTERSPEECH 2018), VOLS 1-6
Gobl, C;Murphy, A;Yanushevskaya, I;Ni Chasaide, A (2018) On the relationship between glottal pulse shape and its spectrum: correlations of open quotient, pulse skew and peak flow with source harmonic amplitudes 19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (INTERSPEECH 2018), VOLS 1-6 , pp.222-226 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (INTERSPEECH 2018), VOLS 1-6
Murphy, A;Yanushevskaya, I;Ni Chasaide, A;Gobl, C (2018) Voice Source Contribution to Prominence Perception: Rd Implementation 19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (INTERSPEECH 2018), VOLS 1-6 , pp.217-221 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 18TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (INTERSPEECH 2017), VOLS 1-6
Yanushevskaya, I;Ní Chasaide, A;Gobl, C (2017) Cross-speaker Variation in Voice Source Correlates of Focus and Deaccentuation 18TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (INTERSPEECH 2017), VOLS 1-6 , pp.1034-1038 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 18TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (INTERSPEECH 2017), VOLS 1-6
Ní Chasaide, A;Yanushevskaya, I;Gobl, C (2017) Voice-to-Affect Mapping: Inferences on Language Voice Baseline Settings 18TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (INTERSPEECH 2017), VOLS 1-6 , pp.1258-1262 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) Interspeech 2017
Murphy, A.; Yanushevskaya, I.; Ní Chasaide, A.;Gobl, C. (2017) Rd as a control parameter to explore affective correlates of the tense-lax continuum Interspeech 2017 , pp.3916-3920 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 17TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (INTERSPEECH 2016), VOLS 1-5
Yanushevskaya, I;Murphy, A;Gobl, C;Ní Chasaide, A (2016) Perceptual salience of voice source parameters in signaling focal prominence 17TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION (INTERSPEECH 2016), VOLS 1-5 , pp.3161-3165 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) Speech Prosody
Yanushevskaya, I.; Ní Chasaide, A.; Gobl, C. (2016) The interaction of long-term voice quality with the realisation of focus Speech Prosody , pp.931-935 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) Interspeech 2015
De Looze, Céline, Yanushevskaya, Irena, Murphy, Andy, O'Connor, Eoghan, Gobl, Christer (2015) Pitch declination and reset as a function of utterance duration in conversational speech data Interspeech 2015 Dresden, Germany, [Details]
(2015) The XVIII Interantional Congress of Phonetic Sciences
Ní Chasaide, Ailbhe, Yanushevskaya, Irena, Gobl, Christer (2015) Prosody of voice: declination, sentence mode and interaction with prominence The XVIII Interantional Congress of Phonetic Sciences Glasgow, UK, [Details]
(2015) Interspeech 2015
Gobl, Christer, Yanushevskaya, Irena, Ní Chasaide, Ailbhe (2015) The relationship between voice source parameters and the Maxima Dispsersion Quotient (MDQ) Interspeech 2015 Dresden, Germany, , pp.2337-2341 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) Interspeech 2014
Kane, J., Yanushevskaya, I., De Looze, C., Ní Chasaide, A. (2014) Analysing the prosodic characteristics of speech-chunks preceding silences in task-based interactions Interspeech 2014 [Details]
(2014) Speech Prosody
De Looze, C., Yanushevskaya, I., Kane, J., Ní Chasaide, A. (2014) Pitch range declination and reset in turn-taking organisation Speech Prosody , pp.1100-1104 [Details]
(2014) Speech Prosody
Yanushevskaya, I., Kane, J., De Looze, C., Ní Chasaide, A. (2014) The distribution of pitch patterns and communicative types in speech chunks preceding pauses and gaps Speech Prosody , pp.959-963 [Details]
(2014) Speech Prosody
Dalton, J., Kane, J., Yanushevskaya, I., Ní Chasaide, A., Gobl, C. (2014) GlóRí - the glottal research instrument Speech Prosody Dublin, , pp.944-948 [Details]
(2013) Interspeech 2013
Kane, J., Yanushevskaya, I., Dalton, J., Gobl, C., and Ní Chasaide, A. (2013) Using phonetic feature extraction to determine optimal speech regions for maximising the effectiveness of glottal source analysis Interspeech 2013 , pp.29-33 [Details]
(2013) Interspeech 2013
Ní Chasaide, A., Yanushevskaya, I., Kane, J., and Gobl, C. (2013) The Voice Prominence Hypothesis: the interplay of F0 and voice source features in accentuation Interspeech 2013 , pp.3527-3531 [Details]
(2012) Speech Prosody
Kane, J., Yanushevskaya, I., Ní Chasaide, A., and Gobl, C. (2012) Exploiting time and frequency domain measures for precise voice source parameterisation Speech Prosody , pp.143-146 [Details]
(2011) The XVII International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
Ní Chasaide, A., Yanushevskaya, I., and Gobl, C. (2011) Voice source dynamics in intonation The XVII International Congress of Phonetic Sciences , pp.1470-1473 [Details]
(2011) The XVII International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
Yanushevskaya, I., Ní Chasaide, A., and Gobl, C. (2011) Universal and languagespecific perception of affect from voice The XVII International Congress of Phonetic Sciences , pp.2208-2211 [Details]
(2010) Interspeech 2010
Yanushevskaya, I., Gobl, C., Kane, J., and Ní Chasaide, A. (2010) An exploration of voice source correlates of focus Interspeech 2010 , pp.462-465 [Details]
(2009) Interspeech 2009
Yanushevskaya, I., Gobl, C., and Ní Chasaide, A. (2009) Perceived loudness and voice quality in affect cueing Interspeech 2009 Brighton, UK, , pp.1979-1982 [Details]
(2009) The 6th International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biometrical Applications (MAVEBA 2009)
Yanushevskaya, I., Gobl, C., and Ní Chasaide, A. (2009) Voice parameter dynamics in portrayed emotions The 6th International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biometrical Applications (MAVEBA 2009) , pp.21-24 [Details]
(2008) Interspeech 2008
Yanushevskaya, I., Ní Chasaide, A., and Gobl, C. (2008) Cross-language study of vocal correlates of affective states Interspeech 2008 Brisbane, Australia, , pp.330-333 [Details]
(2008) Speech Prosody
Yanushevskaya, I., Gobl, C., and Ní Chasaide, A. (2008) Voice quality and loudness in affect perception Speech Prosody Campinas, Brazil, , pp.709-712 [Details]
(2006) Speech Prosody
Yanushevskaya, I., Gobl, C., and Ní Chasaide, A. (2006) Mapping voice to affect: Japanese listeners Speech Prosody Dresden, Germany, , pp.1-4 [Details]
(2005) Interspeech 2005
Yanushevskaya, I., Gobl, C., and Ní Chasaide, A. (2005) Voice quality and f0 cues for affect expression: implications for synthesis Interspeech 2005 Lisbon, Portugal, , pp.1849-1852 [Details]

Abstract

  Year Publication
(2014) The role of voice in prosody and its relevance to understanding dysprosody.
Yanushevskaya, I., De Looze, C., Ní Chasaide, A. (2014) The role of voice in prosody and its relevance to understanding dysprosody. Abstract [Details]
(2014) Prosody and dysprosody in spoken interaction.
De Looze, C., Yanushevskaya, I., Ní Chasaide, A. (2014) Prosody and dysprosody in spoken interaction. Abstract [Details]
(2012) Analysing the voice.
Ní Chasaide, A., Kane, J., Dalton, J., Yanushevskaya, I., Gobl, C. (2012) Analysing the voice. Abstract [Details]
(2006) Cross-language perception of voice and affect.
Gobl, C., Yanushevskaya, I., Ní Chasaide, A. (2006) Cross-language perception of voice and affect. Abstract [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
International Phonetic Association member /
ISCA International Speech Communication Association member /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Trinity College Dublin Research Fellow /
NUIG Lecturer (Above the Bar) in Speech and Language Therapy /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2016 Trinity College Dublin Special Purpose Certificate in Academic Practice Academic Practice
2010 Trinity College Dublin PhD Phonetics
2001 St.Petersburg State University, Russia PhD Phonetics

Languages

  Language
Russian
English
Spanish
Italian
French

Reviews

  Journal Role
Journal Of The Acoustical Society Of America Reviewer
Journal Of Communication Disorders Reviewer
Journal Of The International Phonetic Association Reviewer
Speech Communication Reviewer

Teaching Interests

My main teaching interest is Phonetics, both impressionistic articulatory and instrumental (acoustic) phonetics. I am also interested in the methodological aspects of research and statistical analysis of quantitative data. 

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2003-present Phonetics and Phonology SL122
2005-present Linguistics 3 (Instrumental Phonetics) SL325

Internal Collaborators

  Name Description of Collaboration
Dr Stanislava Antonijevic-Elliott
Developing Crosslinguistic Nonword Repetition Test (CL-NWR) for phonological assessment of multilingual children

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
Prof. Shula Chiat City University London UNITED KINGDOM
Developing Crosslinguistic Nonword Repetition Test (CL-NWR) for phonological assessment of multilingual children
Dr Kamila Polisenska The University of Manchester UNITED KINGDOM
Developing Crosslinguistic Nonword Repetition Test (CL-NWR) for phonological assessment of multilingual children