Mark Liberman


Linguistic Data Consortium




Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics


Faculty Director
Ware College House
Department of Computer
and Information Science
Office hours: (by appointment)

Recent courses:   LING 001: Introduction to Linguistics
Computational Analysis and Modeling of Biological Signals and Systems
    LING521: Corpus Phonetics
    LING 052: Big Data in Linguistics (Freshman Seminar)
    LING 005: The Landscape of Research and Innovation at Penn
    COGS 501 / COGS 502
Mathematical Foundations of Language and Communication Sciences

Linguistics 520: Phonetics I

    Cognitive Science 001: Introduction to Cognitive Science
(with Lyle Ungar)
    College 002: Biology, Language and Culture
(with Alan Mann and Greg Urban)
    Humanities 100: Human Nature
(with Wendy Steiner)
    Linguistics 620: Prosody
    Linguistics 502/202: Field Linguistics

Recent research areas:
  • corpus-based phonetics
  • the phonology and phonetics of lexical tone, and its relationship to intonation;
  • gestural, prosodic, morphological and syntactic ways of marking focus, and their use in discourse;
  • formal models for linguistic annotation;
  • the language of law

A few papers:

Akinlabi, A. and M. Liberman, "Tonal Complexes and Tonal Alignment". NELS 31.
Akinlabi, A. and M. Liberman, "The Tonal Phonology of Yoruba Clitics". In B. Gerlach and J. Grijzenhout, eds., Clitics in Phonology, Morphology and Syntax. John Benjamins (2000).
Bird, S. and M. Liberman, "A Formal Framework for Linguistic Annotation".Speech Communication 33.1-2 (pp. 23-60).
Ryant, N., M. Slaney, M. Liberman, E. Shriberg, and J. Yuan, "Highly Accurate Mandarin Tone Classification in the Absence of Pitch Information", Speech Prosody 2014.
Yuan, J., and M. Liberman, "F0 Declination in English and Mandarin Broadcast News Speech", Speech Communication 2014.

Full CV here.

Erdös number: 3

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