In August 2018, we investigated the influence of alcohol on native and non-native speech using ultrasound tongue imaging. It was an incredible experience and we were able to collect speech productiong for about 150 speakers during only three days! Our participation was made possible through financial contributions of the University of Groningen, the Young Academy Groningen and the Groningen University Fund. Below you can see an impression of this event. The event was covered by various national news media, including De Telegraaf, NPO Radio 1, NOS op 3 and Dagblad van het Noorden. More links to media items can be found further below (News coverage).
We enjoy demonstrating how we collect data on tongue and lip movement during speech. If you'd like a demonstration at your school or event, please contact me. Below you can see an impression of my team at the Experiment Event for children organized by De Jonge Akademie, the NS, the Spoorwegmuseum, and Quest Junior.
(Note that especially the English news coverage in 2014 got many details wrong, see this Language Log post.)
Through a project grant of De Jonge Akademie, I was able to create a comic about my research (designed and drawn by Lorenzo Milito and Ruggero Montalto). You can view the comic below or download it here for free. Please contact me if you would like to receive a printed copy of the Dutch version of the comic (as long as supplies last).