Department of Linguistics 3-minute thesis (3MT) winners
Congratulations to the three candidates selected to represent the Department of Linguistics at the Faculty of Human Sciences 3-minute thesis (3MT) competition on 6 September. Chi Yhun Lo, Baljeet Rana and Rakshita Gokula wowed the audience with their science-communication skills. They held their own against some tough competition from across the faculty, with Rakshita ultimately taking the award as second runner up at the faculty event.
Baljeet spoke about his research on improving speech intelligibility in noise for people with hearing loss, while Rakshita’s talk focused on “Hearing, listening, and reading”. Chi’s presentation was entitled “Music: A creative playground for children with hearing loss” and discussed how music training may be an effective complementary habilitation for children with hearing loss, as it supports skills such as speech-in-noise and general wellbeing that are important for healthy and effective communication. Read more about Chi’s research here.
(from left to right): Associate Professor Mridula Sharma (Department Director of HDR), Chi Yhun Lo, Baljeet Rana, Associate Professor Jan-Louis Kruger (Head of Department) and Rakshita Gokula.