Sarah will be going to Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada to work with Associate Professor Yvan Rose and Dr Greg Hedlund and the team to help them build a user-friendly interface for Phon. Sarah met with Yvan and Greg in Canada a few months ago at the ICPLA conference (here).
Phon is an innovative and comprehensive open-source analysis software that has been developed for linguists and is free (Rose et al., 2006). Phon has received funding from a number of sources including R01 funding from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Phon is currently used in phonetics and speech pathology research and has nine language dictionaries (Rose & Stoel-Gammon, 2015).Sarah is the third of my students to be awarded an Endeavour Scholarship/Fellowship (see blog posts here). Suzanne Hopf is currently on an Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship in Fiji. Sarah Verdon was also awarded an Endeavour Research Fellowship after her PhD, but had to decline the offer. The opportunities provided by the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are outstanding, enabling international collaborations that can make a big difference to professional practice and children's lives.