Professor Stefan Frisch accepts Visiting Erskine Fellowship

Professor Stefan A. Frisch, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has accepted a Visiting Erskine Fellowship for Spring 2020 to be held in the Department of Linguistics, University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand (

The Erskine fellowship program was created in 1960 with a bequest from Canterbury University alumnus John Angus Erskine ( The program allows approximately 75 scholars to visit the university each year by providing travel, housing and living expenses for an extended visit to Canterbury University. The Erskine program also funds international travel for faculty and staff at Canterbury University.

During the fellowship, Dr. Frisch will teach LING307 (Topics in Phonetics and Phonology) at Canterbury University, sharing his research in language sound structure with advanced students in the linguistics department. Dr. Frisch's research examines all stages of the speech production process from access to the mental lexicon through to the movement of speech articulators. In addition to lecturing, Dr. Frisch will be a visiting scholar to the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour ( The institute is a multi-disciplinary research center dedicated to the study of human language including speech production and perception, language acquisition, language disorders, social cognition, memory, brain imaging, cognitive science, bilingual education and interface technologies.

Stefan Frisch
Published: Nov 4, 2019 11:09am