Peter French

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  • Language and Linguistic Science
    University of York
    Heslington
    York
    YO10 5DD

Phone: (01904) 322649

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Prof. Peter French

Professor of Forensic Speech Science

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Prof. Peter French

Professor

  • Language and Linguistic Science
Postal address:
United Kingdom

Email: peter.french@york.ac.uk

Phone: (01904) 322649

Research interests

Human voice and speech behviour.

Employment

Professor of Forensic Speech Science

Professor

Language and Linguistic Science

University of York

United Kingdom

1 Jan 2015 → present

Visiting Professor

University of York St John

United Kingdom

Apr 2019 → …

Professorial Fellow and Executive Board Member

University of Zurich

Mar 2019 → …

Visiting Professor of Forensic Speech Science

The University of Huddersfield

United Kingdom

2016 → …

Chair

Home Office Forensic Science Regulator's Committee for Forensic Speech and Audio

United Kingdom

2013 → …

Chairman

J P French Associates Forensic Speech and Acoustics Laboratory

United Kingdom

1989 → …

Research outputs

Examining articulatory settings using MRI: pilot results

Gully, A. J., Foulkes, P., French, J. P., Harrison, P. T. & Hughes, V., 14 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press).

International Practices in Forensic Speaker Comparisons: Second Survey

Gold, E. & French, J. P., 27 Jun 2019

Article in International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law

Forensic speaker comparison: the role of linguistic analysis

French, J. P., 24 May 2019, InterFORENSICS Conference 2019.

What can automatic accent recognition technology bring to language analysis in the asylum process (LAAP)? A demonstration using spoken Arabic dialect data. Workshop on Arabic and language analysis in asylum procedures

Brown, G., Alhussein Almbark, R., French, J. P. & Hellmuth, S., 9 Apr 2019, Workshop on Arabic and language analysis in asylum procedures.

Effects of formant settings and channel mismatch on semi-automatic systems in forensic voice comparison

Hughes, V., Harrison, P. T., Foulkes, P., French, J. P. & Gully, A. J., 12 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS).

Forensic voice comparison using long-term acoustic measures of voice quality

Cardoso, A., Foulkes, P., French, J. P., Gully, A. J., Harrison, P. T. & Hughes, V., 12 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS).

LADO as forensic speaker profiling

Foulkes, P., French, P. & Wilson, K., 2019, Language Analysis for the Determination of Origin. Patrick, P., Schmid, M. & Zwaan, K. (eds.). SPRINGER

Sub-regional ‘other-accent’ effects on lay listeners’ speaker identification abilities: a voice line-up study with speakers and listeners from the North East of England

Braun, A., Llamas, C., Watt, D., French, J. P. & Robertson, D., 7 Dec 2018

Article in International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law

Voice biometrics for forensic speaker recognition applications

Dellwo, V., French, J. P. & He, L., 6 Dec 2018, The Oxford Handbook of Voice Perception. Frühholz, S. & Belin, P. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 777-798 21 p.

Sub-regional 'other accent' effects in a forensic phonetic speaker identification experiment

Braun, A., Watt, D., Llamas, C., French, J. P. & Robertson, D., 3 Aug 2018.

Comparing Apples with Apples, Apples with Oranges and Apples with Apples and Oranges: the Effects of (Mis)matching Reference Population Accents in ASR Speaker Comparisons

French, J. P., Harrison, P. T., Hughes, V., Watt, D., Llamas, C., Braun, A. & Robertson, D., 30 Jul 2018.

The use of the vocal profile analysis for speaker characterization: methodological proposals

San Segundo Fernandez, E., Foulkes, P., French, J. P., Harrison, P. T., Hughes, V. & Kavanagh, C., 29 Jun 2018

Article in Journal of the International Phonetic Association

Sociophonetic factors predict phoneme boundary location in production and perception among speakers of three varieties of British English

Watt, D., Llamas, C., French, J. P., Braun, A., Robertson, D. & Kendall, T., 22 Jun 2018.

TUULS of the forensics trade: assessing the viability of pooling heterogeneous speech corpora for automatic speaker comparison purposes

Watt, D., French, J. P., Harrison, P. T., Hughes, V., Llamas, C., Braun, A. & Robertson, D., 12 Apr 2018.

A new corpus of Northern Englishes: Building the TUULS database for sociolinguistic and forensic research on phonetic variation in the Northeast of England

Watt, D., Llamas, C., French, J. P., Braun, A. & Robertson, D., 28 Mar 2018.

The individual and the system: Assessing the stability of the output of a semi-automatic forensic voice comparison system

Hughes, V., Harrison, P. T., Foulkes, P., French, J. P., Kavanagh, C. & San Segundo Fernandez, E., 2018, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of Interspeech 2018.

Routinised mobility and vowel change in the North East of England

Llamas, C., Watt, D., French, J. P., Braun, A. & Robertson, D., 7 Jun 2017.

Mapping across feature spaces in forensic voice comparison: the contribution of auditory-based voice quality to (semi-)automatic system testing

Hughes, V., Harrison, P. T., Foulkes, P., French, J. P., Kavanagh, C. & San Segundo Fernandez, E., 30 May 2017, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of Interspeech 2017. Stockholm, Sweden

The effects of assimilation and host community structure in historical dialect contact contexts

Llamas, C., Watt, D., French, J. P., Braun, A. & Robertson, D., 6 Apr 2017, (Unpublished).

A developmental history of forensic speaker comparison in the UK

French, J. P., 8 Jan 2017

Article in English Phonetics

Routinised mobility and vowel change at the individual and community level in the North East of England

Llamas, C., Watt, D., French, J. P., Braun, A. & Robertson, D., 2017, (Unpublished).

The complementarity of automatic, semi-automatic, and phonetic measures of vocal tract output in forensic voice comparison

San Segundo Fernandez, E., Hughes, V., Harrison, P. T., Foulkes, P., French, J. P. & Kavanagh, C., 2017.

Forensic aspects of spectral and durational variability in English schwa at the individual, community and regional levels

Watt, D., Llamas, C., French, J. P., Braun, A. & Robertson, D., 25 Jul 2016, (Unpublished).

Developing the vocal profile analysis scheme for forensic voice comparison

San Segundo Fernandez, E., Hughes, V., French, J. P., Foulkes, P. & Harrison, P. T., 2016, (Unpublished).

Perceptual similarity of identical twins across different L1 listeners: the importance of voice quality in Forensic Phonetics

San Segundo Fernandez, E., Foulkes, P., French, J. P., Hughes, V. & Koester, O., 2016, (Unpublished).

Thirty years on...

French, P., 2016.

Voice quality in Panjabi English: sociophonetic and forensic considerations

Wormald, J. H., French, P., Harrison, P. T., Rhodes, R. W., Kirchhübel, C. & Watt, D., 2016.

HASR to AHSR

French, P., Foulkes, P., Harrison, P., Hughes, V. & San Segundo Fernandez, E., 2015, The 24th Conference of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA), Leiden, Netherlands.

Long term measures of the resonating vocal tract: establishing correlation and complementarity

French, P., Foulkes, P., Harrison, P., Hughes, V., San Segundo Fernandez, E. & Stevens, L. C., 2015, The 24th Conference of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA), Leiden, Netherlands. p. 1-2 2 p.

The vocal tract as a biometric: output measures, interrelationships, and efficacy

French, P., Foulkes, P., Harrison, P., Hughes, V., San Segundo Fernandez, E. & Stevens, L. C., 2015, Proceedings of ICPhS 2015: 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. University of Glasgow, 5 p. (ICPhS Proceedings; vol. 18).

Examining long-term formant distributions as a discriminant in forensic speaker comparisons under a likelihood ratio framework

Gold, E., French, P. & Harrison, P., 19 Jun 2013

Article in Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics

The UK position statement on forensic speaker comparison: a rejoinder to Rose and Morrison

French, P., Nolan, F., Foulkes, P., Harrison, P. T. & McDougall, K., 2010

Article in International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law

The UK position statement on forensic speaker comparison: a rejoinder to Rose and Morrison

French, P., Nolan, F., Foulkes, P., Harrison, P. & McDougall, K., 2010

Editorial in International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law

A case study in forensic acoustics: The 'Who wants to be a millionaire'? fraud trial

French, P. & Harrison, P., 1 Mar 2005

Article in Acoustics Bulletin

Activities

Voice and identity: applications and limitations of the voice as a biometric

Colleen Kavanagh (Speaker), Paul Foulkes (Speaker), Vincent Hughes (Speaker), John Peter French (Speaker), Philip Thomas Harrison (Speaker)
2 Oct 2017

Prizes

Honorary Life Membership of The International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics

Peter French (Recipient), 2016

Lifetime Achievement Award for services to forensic phonetics, Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics,

Peter French (Recipient), 2018

Awards

The use and utility of localised speech forms in determining identity

Llamas, C., French, P. & Watt, D.

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC): £649,756.00

4/01/162/07/19

Award date: 9/07/15

Projects

BBfor2, MC ITN: Bayesian Biometrics for Forensics

Foulkes, P., French, P., Harrison, P., Watt, D., Fecher, N. & Gold, E. A.

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

1/01/1031/12/13

Modelling features for forensic speaker comparison

Foulkes, P., French, P., Gold, E. A., Harrison, P. & Hughes, V.

THE BRITISH ACADEMY

1/06/1331/05/15

The use and utility of localised speech forms in determining identity

Llamas, C., French, P., Watt, D. & French, P.

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

4/01/162/07/19

Voice and Identity: source, filter, biometric

Foulkes, P., French, P., Harrison, P., Hughes, V. & San Segundo Fernandez, E.

AHRC

1/02/1511/09/19

Impacts

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