First International Workshop on the History of Speech Communication Research (HSCR 2015)

Dresden, Germany
September 4-5, 2015

Bibliographic Reference

[HSCR-2015] First International Workshop on the History of Speech Communication Research (HSCR 2015), Dresden, Germany; September 4-5, 2015, ed. by R. Hoffmann and J. Trouvain, ISBN 978-3-95908-020-0; Studientexte zur Sprachkommunikation 79, TUD-Press, Dresden, Germany, ISSN 0940-6832; ISCA Archive,

Introduction to the Workshop

Author Index and Quick Access to Abstracts

Ashby   Aulanko   Berdux   Berthommier   Boë   Brackhane   Braun   Demolin   Gósy   Hoffmann (22)   Hoffmann (60)   Korpiun   Mehnert   Ohala   Pettorino   Schmitz   Siddins   Studer-Joho   Šturm   Tillmann   Trouvain   Vilain  

Names written in boldface refer to first authors, in CAPITAL letters to keynote and invited papers. Full papers can be accessed from the abstracts. Please note that each abstract opens in a separate window.

Table of Contents and Access to Abstracts

Opening Session

Ohala, John J.: "A brief history of experimental phonetics in the 18th and 19th centuries", 13-14.

Schmitz, Walter: "The power of communication. apps as human substitutes in science-fiction films", 15-21.

Hoffmann, Rüdiger / Mehnert, Dieter: "Recent development of the historic acoustic-phonetic collection of the TU Dresden", 22-29.

Mechanical Speech Synthesis

Pettorino, Massimo: "The history of talking heads: the trick and the research", 30-41.

Brackhane, Fabian: "Kempelen vs. Kratzenstein – researchers on speech synthesis in times of change", 42-49.

Berdux, Silke: "„eine kempelensche sprechmaschine“. new insights in speaking machines in the late 18th and early 19th centuries", 50-51.

Korpiun, Christian: "Kratzenstein’s vowel resonators – reflections on a revival", 52-59.

Hoffmann, Rüdiger: "Voices for toys – first commercial spin-offs in speech synthesis", 60-70.


Demolin, Didier: "The contribution of the kymograph to the description of african languages", 71-76.

Gósy, Mária: "A 75-year-old Hungarian spontaneous speech database", 77-86.

Studer-Joho, Dieter: "The early Swiss dialect recording collection “LA” (1924–1927): a description and a work plan for its comprehensive edition", 87-94.

Šturm, Pavel: "The Prague historical collection of tuning forks: a surviving replica of the Koenig tonometre", 95-105.

Pioneering Work in Phonetics

Braun, Angelika: "William Holder – a pioneer of phonetics", 106-117.

Ashby, Michael: "Experimental phonetics at University College London before World War I", 118-127.

Tillmann, Hans G. / Siddins, Jessica: "The "bonn connection" and its consequences: Paul Menzerath and Werner Meyer-Eppler's reunification of phonetics and phonology and the emergence of a new phonetic speech science based on Shannon’s mathematical theory of communication", 128-139.

Aulanko, Reijo: "Hugo pipping – a pioneer phonetician at the University of Helsinki", 140-147.

Vilain, Coriandre / Berthommier, Frédéric / Boë, Louis-Jean: "A brief history of articulatory-acoustic vowel representation", 148-159.

Trouvain, Jürgen: "Notes on the development of speaking styles over decades – the case of live football commentaries", 160-166.