Invited Speaker

Professor Denis Burnham

BA (Hons) (UNE); PhD (Monash); FASSA

Specialisation: Speech Perception; Auditory-Visual Speech; Language Development; Infant-Directed Speech; Lexical Tone


Denis Burnham has championed cross-disciplinary and cross-language research and pioneered, especially in Australia, infant speech perception, auditory-visual speech, cross-language speech perception, psycholinguistics of lexical tone, human-machine speech perception and production, and large-scale corpus development. He has collaborations internationally (Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, UK, Sweden, Denmark, France), and across disciplines (linguists, experimental phoneticians, speech scientists, engineers, computer scientists, roboticists, music psychologists).