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Juha-Pertti Laaksonen

  • PhD
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Suthers Laboratory, Medical Sciences Dept., Indiana University at Bloomington, U.S.
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Research interests

SpeechSensorimotor DisordersPhysiologyBirdsongAcoustics

About

○ Personal Details: Sex: male Nationality: Finnish Birthplace: Turku, Finland Marital status: single Mother tongue: Finnish Other language skills: English (fluent), Swedish (moderate), German (mediocre), Latin (mediocre), Italian (poor) Interests and hobbies: Animal communication, Speech Evolution, Disordered Speech, Vocal Communication ○ Professional skills: -Acoustic analysis of vocal communication: CSL, PRAAT -Song production in songbirds: C-arm x-ray (OEC 9800) -Speech synthesis: HLsyn -Usability testing: The Observer -Statistics: SPSS, GraphPad -Others: Microsoft Office ○ Career development -1.8-30.9.1999 and 1.4-31.5.2000. Research Assistant (Clinic of Oral Diseases, Turku University Central Hospital, Finland): Recording speech material, collecting patient data, conducting acoustic analyses, performing statistical analyses, writing scientific articles, presenting study results in scientific congresses -1.8.2001-31.12.2002. Assistant Professor (Department of Phonetics, University of Turku, Finland). Lecturing and assisting with undergraduate courses, co-supervising graduate student (M.A. thesis in phonetics), recording speech material, collecting participant data, conducting acoustic analyses, performing statistical analyses, writing scientific articles, presenting study results in scientific congresses -1.1.-31.12.2004. Researcher (Department of Phonetics, University of Turku, Finland) working in ”Integrated Resources for Speech Technology and Spoken Language Research”-project (funded by the Academy of Finland). Designing and conducting usability experiments for annotation software tool, analyzing and reporting results of experiments in collaboration with the personnel of the Department of French Translation Studies and the Department of Information Technology (University of Turku, Finland) -1.9.2005-31.5.2006. Senior Researcher (Department of Phonetics, University of Turku, Finland) working in ”Multidisciplinary Studies of the Production and Perception of Speech - Learning and Plasticity Effects in Speech Perception and Production”-project (funded by the Academy of Finland: project number: 206352). Recording speech material, collecting participant data, conducting acoustic analyses, performing statistical analyses, writing scientific articles, presenting study results in scientific congresses -1.7.2006-30.9.2007. Researcher (Clinic of Oral Diseases, Turku University Central Hospital, Finland). Recording speech material, collecting patient data, conducting acoustic analyses, performing statistical analyses, writing scientific articles, and presenting study results in scientific congresses. -8.6.2007-31.10.2010. Postdoctoral fellow (Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology, University of Alberta, Edmonton) working in the Head and Neck Surgery Functional Assessment Laboratory (iRSM, Misericordia Community Hospital, Edmonton). Principal investigator of the research project “Effects of Microvascular Reconstruction on Speech Production after Treatment of Oral Cancer”. Conducting acoustic analyses, performing statistical analyses, writing scientific articles, and presenting study results in scientific congresses. Supervisor: associate professor Jana Rieger, PhD -1.1.2011-31.8.2012. Researcher (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Turku) Recording speech material, conducting acoustic, perceptual and articulatory analyses, performing statistical analyses, writing scientific articles, presenting study results in scientific congresses. 1.9.2012-present> Postdoctoral Researcher (Suthers Laboratory, Medical Sciences Dept., Indiana University at Bloomington. Currently, I study songbirds and their abilities to adapt their vocal production to sensorimotor distortions, which inhibit the vocal apparatus to function normally by reducing neural function of vocal organ and by conducting analyses and tests of vocal production, acoustics and perception. ○ Other developmental contributions - Military service (the Finnish Defense Forces and the Border Guard) as a private and a sergeant at the Sports School (The Häme Regiment, Lahti) specializing in communication and accomplishing the athletic trainer-exam (level B) - Semi-professional soccer player in 25 official international matches in Finnish Olympic, under-21, and under-18 teams, and over 200 official international and domestic matches in club level (TPS, Turku) ○ Research development -2001. Degree of MA in phonetics for a thesis entitled ”Effects of lingual nerve anesthesia on Finnish vowels: An acoustic comparison between vowels produced by male subjects under normal and anesthetized conditions” at the Department of Phonetics, School of Finnish and General Linguistics, University of Turku (Finland) on 6.1.2001. Work was supervised by Professor Olli Aaltonen -2001. Lecturing the first academic course (“Experimental Phonetics”, Department of Phonetics, University of Turku, Finland) -2002. First published international refereed paper (Effects of transitory lingual nerve impairment on speech: An acoustic study of vowel sounds. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) -2002. First accepted paper for an international congress (Effects of genioglossal muscle advancement on speech: An acoustic study of Finnish vowels. The 9th Meeting of International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association, Hong Kong, 1.-4.5.2002 -2003 -2006. Graduate student (with personal funding) at the Graduate School of Language Technology in Finland (KIT Graduate School) -2004. First personal grant (The Finnish Cultural Foundation) -2004. First time as a paper reviewer (Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica) -2006. Degree of PhD in oral and maxillofacial surgery for a dissertation entitled “Control mechanisms of speech production. Evidence from acoustic studies of speech after neural and muscular manipulations of the tongue” (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Finland) on 13.12.2006. Supervisors: Professor Risto-Pekka Happonen (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Turku) and Adjunct Professor Olli Aaltonen (Department of Phonetics, University of Turku) Reviewers: Associate Professor Erkki Vilkman (Outpatient Department of Phoniatrics, Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa, Helsinki, Finland) and Associate Professor Jana Rieger (Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada). Opponent: Professor Anne-Maria Laukkanen (Department of Speech Communication and Voice Research, University of Tampere, Finland) Custos: Professor Risto-Pekka Happonen (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Turku) -2007 - 2010. Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology, University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) and at the Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine, Misericordia Community Hospital (Edmonton, Canada) -2010. First published international refereed paper being the first author (Speech after radial forearm free flap reconstruction of the tongue: A longitudinal acoustic study of vowel and diphthong sounds. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics) ○ Committee membership - Member of peer review committee of the 16th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics - NODALIDA 2007 (25-26.5.2007, Tartu, Estonia) - Member of organizing committee of the 21st Phonetics Symposium (4-5.1.2001, Turku, Finland) - Founding member of “Kalaba”, the student body organization of general linguistics and phonetics students at the University of Turku, Finland ○ Membership of Scientific Societies: - Finnish Speech and Communication Research Collegium - International Phonetic Association (IPA) - North European Association for Language Technology (NEALT) ○ Peer reviewer for scientific journals - Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica

Publications (5)

  • The effect of duration on vowel categorization and perceptual prototypes in a quantity language

    • Eerola O
    • Savela J
    • Laaksonen J
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  • Phonetics institutes present themselves: Department of Phonetics at the University of Turku, Finland

    • Laaksonen J
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  • Acoustic analysis of vowels before and after orthognathic surgery

    • Laaksonen J
    • Niemi M
    • Happonen R
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  • Perception and production of the short and long Finnish [i] vowels: Individuals seem to have different perceptual and articulatory templates

    • Eerola O
    • Laaksonen J
    • Savela J
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  • Effects of transitory lingual nerve impairment on speech: An acoustic study of vowel sounds

    • Niemi M
    • Laaksonen J
    • Vähätalo K
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Professional experience

Postdoctoral Researcher

Suthers Laboratory, Medical Sciences Dept., Indiana University at Bloomington, U.S.

September 2012 - Present

Researcher

Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

January 2011 - August 2012(2 years)

Postdoctoral fellow

Dept of Speech Pathol Audiol, U Alberta,

June 2007 - October 2010(3 years)

Researcher

Clin Oral Dis, Turku Univ Centr Hosp

July 2006 - September 2007(a year)

Senior researcher

Dept of Phonetics, Univ of Turku

September 2005 - May 2006(8 months)

Researcher

Dept of Phonetics, Univ of Turku

January 2004 - December 2004(a year)

Assistant Professor

Dept of Phonetics, Univ of Turku

August 2001 - December 2002(a year)

Education history

PhD

Dept of Oral Maxillofac Surg, U of Turku

January 2001 - December 2006(6 years)

Master of Arts

Dept of Phonetics, University of Turku

September 1997 - January 2001(3 years)