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Name: Patrizia  Bonaventura (IPA: bonaven'tu:ra)
Institution: Case Western Reserve University
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State and/or Country: OH
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Phonetics, speech production, speech science, speech recognition and synthesis, phonology
Subject Language(s): Italian
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Selected Publications: Journals

P. Bonaventura, M. Gori, M. Maggini, F. Scarselli, J. Q. Sheng, ‘A hybrid model for the prediction of the linguistic origin of surnames’. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol 15, n. 5, 2003.

W. Menzel, D. Herron, R. Morton, D. Pezzotta, P. Bonaventura, P. Howarth, ‘Interactive pronunciation training’. ReCALL, vol. 13, n. 1, pp. 67-78, 2001.

E. Atwell, P. Baldo, R. Bisiani, P. Bonaventura, D. Herron, P. Howarth, W. Menzel, R. Morton, C. Souter, H. Wick, ‘User-Guided System Development in Interactive Spoken Language Education’. Natural Language Engineering , vol 6, no. 3/4, p. 229-241, 2000.

P. Bonaventura, L. Tessiore and F. Giuliani, ‘Letter-to-phone transcription rules for Brazilian and European Portuguese, with application to automatic speech recognition’. Intercâmbio’, vol. 9, 2000.

P. Bonaventura, A. Di Carlo, ‘Grapheme-to-phoneme transcription rules for applications to speech synthesis of standard Italian’. Rivista Italiana di Acustica, vol.3, pp. 85-105,1985.

Peer-reviewed international conferences

Bonaventura, P., Piecuch, T., Oaxley M., Iida J. and Prahl, J. ‘Assessment of speech production with dentures by electromagnetic articulography’, to be presented at the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC’13), Osaka, Japan, July 3-7,

Bonaventura, P. and Taylor, P. ‘Modeling stable articulatory patterns across subjects variability’, on: Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, vol. 4, 06004, 2008 (online at:
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Selected conferences

Bonaventura, P., Varjao, F. and Sharma, V. ‘Compensatory articulatory strategies in speech with dentures’, presented at the 6th International Conference on Speech Motor Control, Groningen - Nijmegen, June 8-11 2011.

Bonaventura, P. , Tomaiuoli D., Pasqua E., Calanca M., Massini M., Miller, L., Owens, R. and Marulli M. ‘Word-internal coarticulation patterns in Italian children with Speech Sound Disorders of Unknown Origin: an acoustic study’, presented at the 28th IALP (International Association of Logopedics and Pediatrics) Congress, Athens, Greece, August 22-26 2010.

Bonaventura, P., Tomaiuoli D., Pasqua E., Calanca M., Lewis B. and Massini M. ‘Speech Production in Italian Versus English Children With Childhood Apraxia of Speech: An Acoustic Longitudinal Study’, presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, 20-22
November 2008.

Clopton, S. and Bonaventura, P. ‘Articulation errors in Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)’, presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, 20-22 November 2008.

Bonaventura, P. and Taylor, P. ‘Cross- subject stability of models of articulatory movements’, presented at the Acoustical Society of America Meeting, Paris – 29 June-4 July 2008.

Bonaventura, P. and Brandt, P. A. ‘Sentence modes and prosodic phrasing’, presented to the Speech Prosody 2008 Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 6 – 9, 2008.

Bonaventura, P., Lewis B., Freebairn L. and Clopton S. ‘Intervocalic coarticulation across syllables in children with CAS’, presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Convention, Boston, 15-17 November 2007.
Courses Taught: 2005-present Two graduate courses (COSI 453, “Articulatory and phonology disorders” and COSI 497, “Methods of research”), two undergraduate courses (COSI 211, “Phonology and phonetics” and COSI 355 Introduction to Linguistics), and two bivalent courses (COSI 321/421, “Speech and Hearing Science” and COSI 302/402, “Instrumental Measurements in Speech Sciences”) in the Department of Psychological Sciences (Communication Sciences program), Case Western Reserve University. Invited classes for COGSCI 102

Taught one graduate course (LING 507, “Formal Foundations of Phonetics & Phonology”) and an advanced graduate seminar (LING 530A, “Linguistic Problems in a Special Area”, on linguistic/phonetic units used in speech processing and modeling) in the Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia.

Taught Lab session for “Advanced Speech Science” seminar (assisting Prof. O. Fujimura), Department of Speech and Hearing, Ohio State University.

Designed and administered the WebCT online section of two “Advanced Speech Science” seminars (Autumn 2002 and Winter 2003).

1987/89 - 1990/92
Twelve Italian courses (seven introductory and five advanced), Department of French and Italian, University of Texas at Austin.

Dissertation Abstract: Invariant Patterns in Articulatory Movements

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