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Mark Yoffe Liberman {{IPAc-en|ˈ|l|ɪ|b|ər|m|ə|n}}WEB,weblink UM / UH map in the media, Mark Liberman, 2014-09-17, Language Log, 2014-10-19, is an American linguist. He has a dual appointment at the University of Pennsylvania, as Trustee Professor of Phonetics in the Department of Linguistics, and as a professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. He is the founder and director of the Linguistic Data Consortium. Liberman is the Faculty Director of Ware College House at the University of Pennsylvania.

Early life

Liberman is the son of the late Alvin Liberman and Isabelle Liberman. Both were psychologists.Mark Liberman attended Harvard College but did not graduate. After two years' service in the US Army in Vietnam,normblog: The normblog profile 196: Mark Liberman he enrolled in graduate school in linguistics at MIT, from which he received a Master of Arts and, in 1975, a PhD.WEB,weblink UPenn Linguistics: faculty, THESIS, Ph.D, Liberman, Mark Yoffe, 1975, The intonational system of English, pdf,weblink MIT (reproduced by the Indiana University Linguistics Club), 60569027,

Career

From 1975 to 1990, he was a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories.

Research

Liberman's main research interests lie in phonetics, prosody, and other aspects of speech communication. His early research established the linguistic subfield of metrical phonology. Much of his current research is conducted through computational analyses of linguistic corpora. In 2017, Liberman was the recipient of the IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award.Liberman is also the founder of (and frequent contributor to) Language Log, a blog with a broad cast of dozens of professional linguists. The concept of the eggcorn was first proposed in one of his posts there.

Mobile phones and endangered languages

In 2012, Liberman and Steven Bird began a US$101,501 project "to use mobile telephones to collect larger amounts of data on undocumented w:endangered languages|endangered languages]] than would ever be possible through usual fieldwork."WEB, NEH and NSF Award $4.5 Million to Preserve Languages Threatened With Extinction, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2012-08-29, 2012-08-09,weblink The project resulted in the mobile app Aikuma.CONFERENCE,weblink Aikuma: A Mobile App for Collaborative Language Documentationauthor2=Florian R. Hanke author4=Haejoong Lee, 2014, Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages,weblink Association for Computational Linguistics, 1–5, 2016-04-30,

Books

  • Mark Liberman and Geoffrey K. Pullum, Far from the Madding Gerund: and Other Dispatches from the Language Log. 2006, William, James, and Co. {{ISBN|1-59028-055-5}}.

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