who, what, where
E-mail: h (dot) quene (at) uu (dot) nl
Adress: Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, the Netherlands
- Utrecht institute of Linguistics OTS
- topics: prosody (rhythm, tempo, intonation), speech and emotion, foreign accent (especially UCU English accents), general phonetics, research methods (especially mixed-effects modeling)
- profiles at Google Scholar, academia.edu
- useful R package, scripts, tools etc.
- new: helpful "cheat sheet" about designing and analyzing quantitative research
- new: open textbook on Quantitative Methods and Statistics, available at https://hugoquene.github.io/QMS-EN, 272 pp [all materials at doi:10.5281/zenodo.4479620].
- tutorial about Statistics with R (more R stuff on my tools page)
- inaugural lecture: De kansen van spreiding (in Dutch, Utrecht University, 13 March 2017).
- IPA: phonetic alphabet, phonetic fonts, Unicode
- tutorial about Phonetics and Speech Analysis and working with Praat
- UU Library: Catalogue, Picarta, WebOfScience, and much more
my pronunciation of my name /hˈyxo kənˈe/:
- Utrecht audio demonstrations about speech, hearing, language
- many links, phonetic and otherwise, by Karen Chung
- speech web sites by Diane Kewley-Port
- neat phonetic sites on the web by Natasha Warner
Hugo Quené received both his M.A. in Phonetics (1984) and his Ph.D. in Linguistics (1989) from Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
His dissertation was a phonetic study of speech segmentation, about phonetic cues for word boundaries. He has worked as an assistant professor in Phonetics at Leiden University, and as a research scientist developing linguistic analyses and intonation rules for Dutch text-to-speech systems. In 1989 he was appointed as assistant professor in Phonetics at Utrecht University. He has spent the year 2001-2002 as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A., where he studied speech rhythm and other topics. From 1999-2006 he held an adjunct position in the Liberal Arts program at Utrecht University.
From 2004 to 2016 he was senior associate professor in Phonetics at Utrecht University. Since 2016 Quené is professor in Quantitative Methods of Empirical Research in the Humanities. From 2014 to 2019 he was also director of the undergraduate school in Languages, Literature and Communication, and from 2020 onwards he is also founding director of the Centre for Digital Humanities. His current research topics include quantitative research methods, variation in pronunciation, self-monitoring during speaking, and text mining. He has taught many courses in phonetics, linguistics and other topics at the BA, MA and graduate levels.