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Amanda KannPhD Student

About me

PhD student in Computational Linguistics at the Department of Linguistics since 2023.

Formerly Project Administrator at Språkstudion – for questions regarding the Language Cafes and other projects related to Språkstudion, please contact


I teach courses at undergraduate and graduate level at the Department of Linguistics, primarily in computational linguistics.

During 2023, I am teaching in the following courses:

I also have an interest in course development and scholarship of teaching and learning, with a particular focus on assessment and examination. At CeUL's teachers' conference 2020, I presented a best-practice submission on the rapid online conversion of a lab course in experimental phonetics.


A selection from Stockholm University publication database

  • Voice Assistants Have a Plurilingualism Problem

    2022. Amanda Kann. CUI '22


    Intelligent personal assistants (IPAs) using speech interfaces have historically been limited to monolingual use in pre-selected languages. Although recent developments in some IPAs have allowed for increased multilingual flexibility, the plurilingual competence-ability to utilise more than one language in the frame of a single interaction-of state-of-The-Art IPAs still falls short. This is demonstrated in a pilot study, where two widely used IPAs are shown to consistently fail in plurilingual interactions across 3 core tasks. This lack of plurilingual competence makes certain IPA functions virtually unusable in various contexts for users who are not native speakers of the official language(s) where they are located, and also speaks to wider problems in the treatment of multilingual use of IPAs by developers. Addressing these issues will not only make IPAs with speech interfaces considerably more functional for a large demographic of current and potential IPA users, but also enable new applications for IPAs in contexts such as self-regulated language learning. 

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