Frank Kügler

Institut für Linguistik - Phonetik
Herbert-Lewin-Str. 6
D-50931 Köln

E-Mail: frank.kuegler@uni-koeln.de
Telefon: 0221/470-4253
Telefax: 0221/470-5938

News

In summer semester 2017 (April - September) I am acting chair of phonology (Vertretungsprofessur) at Goethe University of Frankfurt, Department of Linguistics.

As of February 2017, I am a Heisenberg Fellow at the Departmant of Linguistics - Phonetics.

Research

  • Prosody: Production, perception, synthesis, variation, processing of tone and intonation
  • Phonetics-Phonology-Interface: Experimental phonetics/phonology, tone and intonation
  • Syntax-Phonology-Interface: Prosodic phrasierung and recursivity
  • Pragmatics: Prosody and information structure
  • Typology: prosodic typology
  • Phonology of Swedish
  • Dialectology: Language variation, spoken speech
  • Acquisition of phonetic variation and phonologal alternations

Publications

Manuscripts / Submitted

  • Baer-Henney, Dinah; Kügler, Frank; van de Vijver, Ruben (under revision) The role of substance in learning intervocalic voicing patterns.
  • Genzel, S. & Kügler, F. (under revision) Prosodic question marking in Akan - what do listeners hear? JIPA.
  • Gryllia, Stella, Féry, Caroline & Kügler, Frank (under revision). Pitch Accents and Relative Clause Attachment in German.
  • Kügler, Frank (under revision) Coda consonant cluster timing in English, German, and Swedish.
  • Zerbian, Sabine & Kügler, Frank (under revision). Sequences of high tones across word boundaries in Twsana.

2016

2015

  • Baer-Henney, Dinah; Kügler, Frank; van de Vijver, Ruben (2015a) The interaction of language-specific and universal factors during the acquisition of morphophonemic alternations with exceptions. Cognitive Science, 39, 1537-1569. DOI: 10.1111/cogs.12209
  • Baer-Henney, Dinah; Kügler, Frank; van de Vijver, Ruben (2015b) On the nature of the substantive bias. Proceedings of the 39th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston: Cascadilla Press, 62–74.
  • Baumann, Stefan & Kügler, Frank (eds) (2015) Prosody and information status in typological perspective. Special Issue, Lingua, 165(B).
  • Baumann, Stefan & Kügler, Frank (2015) Prosody and information status in typological perspective - Introduction to the Special Issue. Lingua, 165(B), 179-182. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2015.08.001).
  • Gryllia, Stella; Féry, Caroline; Kügler, Frank; Pandey, Pramod (2015) On the phrasing properties of Hindi relative clauses. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: the University of Glasgow. ISBN 978-0-85261-941-4 Paper number 483: 1-5. (retrieved from www.icphs2015.info/pdfs/Papers/ICPHS0483.pdf)
  • Kleemann-Krämer, Anja, Kügler, Frank & Pötzl, Sarah (2015) Zur Anbindung extraponierter PPn an ihre Bezugsstruktur. In Hélène Vinckel-Roisin (ed) Das Nachfeld im Deutschen: Theorie und Empirie. Berlin: de Gruyter, 299-317.
  • Kügler, Frank (2015) ATR vowel harmony and phonological phrasing in Akan. Phonology, 32(1), 177-204. (doi:10.1017/S0952675715000081)
  • Kügler, Frank & Gollrad, Anja (2015) Production and Perception of Contrast: The case of the fall-rise contour in German. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1254 (Research Topic: Phonological and phonetic competence: between grammar, signal processing, and neural activity). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01254
  • Kügler, Frank, Bernadett Smolibocki, Denis Arnold, Bettina Braun, Stefan Baumann, Martine Grice, Stefanie Jannedy, Jan Michalsky, Oliver Niebuhr, Jörg Peters, Simon B. Ritter, Christine T. Röhr, Antje Schweitzer, Katrin Schweitzer, Petra Wagner (2015) DIMA – Annotation guidelines for German intonation. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: the University of Glasgow. ISBN 978-0-85261-941-4 Paper number 317: 1-5. (retrieved from www.icphs2015.info/pdfs/Papers/ICPHS0317.pdf)
  • Pfeil, Simone, Genzel, Susanne, Kügler, Frank (2015) Empirical investigation of focus and exhaustivity in Akan. In: Grubic, M. / Bildhauer, F. (eds.) Interdisciplinary Studies of Information Structure, [ISIS, vol. 19], Potsdam: Universitätsverlag Potsdam, 87-109. [pdf]
  • Verhoeven, Elisabeth & Kügler, Frank (2015) Accentual preferences and predictability. An acceptability study on split intransitivity in German. Lingua, 165(B), 298–315. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2014.09.013.
  • Zerbian, Sabine; Kügler, Frank (2015) Downstep in Tswana (Southern Bantu). Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: the University of Glasgow. ISBN 978-0-85261-941-4 Paper number 291: 1-5. (retrieved from www.icphs2015.info/pdfs/Papers/ICPHS0291.pdf)

2014

2013

  • Kügler, Frank, Smolibocki, Bernadett, Stede, Manfred & Varges, Sebastian (2013) Information structure in speech sythesis: Early focus and post-focal givenness. In: Wagner, Petra (ed.) Studientexte zur Sprachkommunikation: Elektronische Sprachsignalverarbeitung 2013. Dresden: TUDpress, 56-63. [pdf]

2012

  • Kügler, Frank & Genzel, Susanne (2012) On the prosodic expression of pragmatic prominence - The case of pitch register lowering in Akan, Language and Speech, 55(3), 331-359. [doi:10.1177/0023830911422182]
  • Kügler, Frank, Smolibocki, Bernadett & Stede, Manfred (2012) Evaluation of Information Structure in Speech Synthesis: The Case of Product Recommender Systems. In Fingscheidt, T. and Kellermann, W. (eds.) Sprachkommunikation. Beiträge zur 10. ITG-Fachtagung vom 26. bis 28. September 2012 in Braunschweig. Berlin: VDE Verlag, 131-134. [pdf]

2011

  • Kügler, Frank (2011) The prosodic expression of focus in typologically unrelated languages. Kumulative Habilitationsschrift, eingereicht an der Humanwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Potsdam, Juni 2011.
  • Kügler, Frank & Gollrad, Anja (2011) Production and perception of contrat in German. Proceedings of the XVII ICPhS, Hong Kong, 1154-1157. [pdf]
  • Genzel, Susanne & Kügler, Frank (2011) Phonetic realization of automatic (downdrift) and non-automatic downstep in Akan. Proceedings of the XVII ICPhS, Hong Kong, 735-738. [pdf]
  • Reckling, Franziska & Kügler, Frank (2011) Pitch Range in positive and negative connoted statements of German. Proceedings of the XVII ICPhS, Hong Kong, 1670-1673. [pdf]

2010

  • Genzel, Susanne & Kügler, Frank (2010) How to elicit semi-spontaneous focus realizations with specific tonal patterns. Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Structure (ISIS), Working Papers of the SFB 632. Potsdam: Universitätsverlag Potsdam, Germany 13: 77-102. [pdf]
  • Genzel, Susanne & Kügler, Frank (2010) The prosodic expression of contrast in Hindi, Speech Prosody 2010. [pdf]
  • Gollrad, Anja & Kügler, Frank (2010) Prosodic cue weighting in disambiguation: Case ambiguity in German, Speech Prosody 2010. [pdf]
  • Gryllia, Stella & Kügler, Frank (2010) What does prosody tell us about the relative clause attachments in German?, Speech Prosody 2010. [pdf]
  • Zerbian, Sabine & Kügler, Frank (2010) Experimental work on prosodically-marked information structure in selected African languages (Afroasiatic and Niger-Congo), Workshop on Experimental Approaches to Focus, Speech Prosody 2010. [pdf]

2009

  • Kügler, Frank, Féry, Caroline & van de Vijver, Ruben (eds) (2009) Variation and Gradience in Phonetics and Phonology. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. [Phonology and Phonetics 14]
  • Kügler, Frank (2009) A model for the quantification of pitch accent realisation. In: Kügler, F., Féry, C. & van de Vijver, R. (eds) Variation and Gradience in Phonetics and Phonology. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 405-424.
  • Asu, Eva-Liina, Schötz, Susanne & Kügler, Frank (2009) The acoustics of Estonian Swedish long close vowels as compared to Central Swedish and Finland Swedish. Proceedings of Fonetik 2009, Stockholm, 54-59. [pdf]
  • Zerbian, Sabine, Downing, Laura & Kügler, Frank (2009) Introduction: Tone and intonation from a typological perspective, Lingua 119: 817 - 826 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2007.10.024]
  • Zerbian, Sabine, Downing, Laura & Kügler, Frank (eds.) (2009) Tone and intonation from a typological perspective, Special Issue of Lingua, Lingua 119. [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00243841/119/6]

2008

  • Patil, Umesh and Kentner Gerrit and Gollrad, Anja and Kügler, Frank and Féry, Caroline and Vasishth, Shravan (2008) Focus, word order, and intonation in Hindi. Journal of South Asian Linguistics, 1, 53-70. [pdf]
  • Féry, Caroline & Kügler, Frank (2008) Pitch accent scaling on given, new and focused constituents in German, Journal of Phonetics 36, 680 - 703. [dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wocn.2008.05.001]
  • Kügler, Frank (2008) The role of duration as a phonetic correlate of focus. In Barbosa, P. A., Madureira, S., and Reis, C. (Eds.) Proceedings of the Speech Prosody 2008 Conference. Campinas, Brazil: Editora RG/CNPq, 591-594. [pdf]

2007

  • Kügler, Frank (2007) The Intonational Phonology of Swabian and Upper Saxon. Tübingen: Niemeyer. (Linguistische Arbeiten 515)
  • Hellmuth, Samantha, Kügler, Frank and Singer, Ruth (2007) Quantitative investigation of intonation in an endangered language. Proceedings of the Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory Conference (SOAS, London, December 2007). pp123-132. [pdf]
  • Kügler, Frank & Skopeteas, Stavros (2007) On the universality of prosodic reflexes of contrast: The case of Yucatec Maya. In Trouvain, Jürgen & Barry, William J. (Eds.), Proceedings of the XVI. International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Saarbrücken, Germany, 4-10 August 2007, pp. 1025-1028. [pdf]
  • Darcy, Isabelle & Kügler, Frank (2007) Phonological context effects for voicing and devoicing in French. In Trouvain, Jürgen & Barry, William J. (Eds.), Proceedings of the XVI. International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Saarbrücken, Germany, 4-10 August 2007, 1025-1028. [pdf]
  • Kügler, Frank (2007) Timing of legal and illegal consonant clusters in Swedish. Proceedings of Fonetik 2007, Stockholm, 30.05.-01.06.2007, STL-QPSR, 50: 9-12. [pdf]
  • Kügler, Frank, Skopeteas, Stavros & Verhoeven, Elisabeth (2007) Encoding Information Structure in Yucatec Maya: On the Interplay of Prosody and Syntax. In: Ishihara, S., Jannedy, S. & Schwarz, A. (Eds.) Working Papers of the SFB632, Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Structure (ISIS) 8. Potsdam: Universitätsverlag Potsdam, 187-208. [pdf]
  • Hellmuth S., Kügler & Singer R. (2007) Intonational patterns, tonal alignment and focus in Mawng. (Paper presented at ICPhS 2007 Satellite Workshop ‘Intonational phonology: understudied and fieldwork languages’.) [pdf]
  • Kügler, Frank (2007) Einführung in die Grundlagen von Praat. Manuskript, Universität Potsdam [pdf]

2006

  • Kügler, Frank & Skopeteas, Stavros (2006) Interaction of Lexical Tone and Information Structure in Yucatec Maya. TAL 2006 International Symposium (Tonal Aspects of Language), La Rochelle, France, April 27-29, 2006, 83-88. [pdf]
  • Kügler, Frank (2006) L-tone affixation: Evidence from German dialects. Proceedings of Speech Prosody, Dresden, 2.-5. Mai 2006, 201-204. [pdf]
  • Kügler, Frank & Drenhaus, Heiner (2006) Negation, Prosody and Replacives: An Auditory Acceptability Judgement Study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 46.

2005

2004

  • Kügler, Frank (2004) Dialectal variation in question intonation in two German dialects: the case of Swabian and Upper Saxon. Proceedings of the second International Conference on Language Variation in Europe, Uppsala University, 227-240. [pdf]
  • Kügler, Frank (2004) "The Phonology and Phonetics of Rising Pitch Accents in Swabian''. In: P. Gilles & J. Peters (eds.) Regional Variation in Intonation. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 75-98. [pdf]

2003

  • Kügler, F. (2003) Do we know the answer? -- Variation in yes-no-question intonation. In: Fischer, Susann and Vogel, Ralph and van de Vijver, Ruben (eds) Experimental studies in linguistics, Potsdam: Universitätsverlag, 9-29. [pdf]
  • Kügler, F. (2003) "The influence of vowel quality and syllable structure on the temporal organization of pitch accents in Berlin German.'' Proceedings of the 15th ICPhS, Barcelona, Spain, 1221-1224. [pdf]
  • Kügler, F., Féry, C. & van de Vijver, R. (2003) "Pitch accent realization in German.'' Proceedings of the 15th ICPhS, Barcelona, Spain, 1261-1264. [pdf]

2002

  • Sullivan, K.P.H., Zetterholm, E., van Doorn, J., Green, J., Kügler, F., & Eriksson, E. (2002) "The effect of removing semantic information upon the impact of voice imitation.'' in Proceedings of the 9th Australian International Conference on Speech Science & Technology, December 2-5 2002. Melbourne, Australia. [pdf]

2001

  • Sullivan, Kirk P.H. & Kügler, F. (2001) Was the knowledge of the second language or the age difference the determining factor? Forensic Linguistics, 8(2): 1-8.
  • Kügler, Frank (2001) "Rezension zu: Utz Maas, Phonologie.'' Gesprächsforschung Online, 2: 67-74.
  • Kügler, Frank (2001) "Traatsch - Ein Werkzeug zur Konvertierung von Transkripten.'' Gesprächsforschung Online, 2: 254-261.
  • Schlichting, Frank (2001) "Does prosody change with changes in segmental phonology? - Turn-taking in a German dialect'', Proceedings of ICLaVE 1, Barcelona, Spain, 213-222.
  • Gilles, Peter & Schlichting, Frank (2001) "Praat - doing phonetics by computer'', Tagungsbroschüre 8. Freiburger Arbeitstagung zur Gesprächsforschung, Freiburg, 23.03.2001, p. 20.
  • Gilles, Peter & Schlichting, Frank (2001) "Transkription und Datenaufbereitung mit Praat und prosoDB'', Tagungsbroschüre 8. Freiburger Arbeitstagung zur Gesprächsforschung, Freiburg, 23.03.2001, p. 21.

2000

  • Sullivan, Kirk P. H., Bayard, D., Weatherall, A., Gallois, C., Schlichting, Frank & Pittam, J. (2000) "Does media exposure to an accent impact upon the estimation of the age of the speakers?'' Proceedings of the 9th Australian International Conference on Speech Sciences and Technology, 336-341.
  • Schlichting, Frank (2000) "Prosodische Markierung von Sprecherwechseln im Schwäbischen'' Tagungsbroschüre 7. Freiburger Arbeitstagung "Neuere Entwicklungen in der Gesprächsforschung'', Freiburg, 15.
  • Sullivan, Kirk P. H. & Schlichting, Frank (2000) "Speaker discrimination in a foreign language: first language environment, second language learners'' Forensic Linguistics, 7(1): 95-111.
  • Wretling, Pär, Sullivan, Kirk P. H., Schlichting, Frank & Penny, S. (2000) "Age or knowledge of Swedish? An unsure factor in speaker recognition'' Proceedings of FONETIK-2000, 121-124.

1999

  • Wretling, Pär, Sullivan, Kirk P. H. & Schlichting, Frank (1999) "Does repeated exposure to a target voice reduce the impact of a similar voice?'' Proceedings of ICPhS-99, San Francisco, USA, 1385-1388.

1998

  • Schlichting, Frank (1998) Imitated Voices -- Selected Acoustic Features and their Perceptual Relevance. Unpublished D-level (M.A.) research paper in phonetics, Department of Phonetics, Umeå University, Sweden.
  • Schlichting, Frank & Sullivan, Kirk P. H. (1998) "Increased discrimination - a consequence of repeated exposure to an imitation of a familiar voice?'' Proceedings of FONETIK-98, Stockholm, Sweden, 130-133.
  • Sullivan, Kirk P. H. & Schlichting, Frank (1998) "A Perceptual and Acoustic Study of the Imitated Voice'', Proceedings of the 16th International Congress on Acoustics, Seattle, USA, 1295-1296.
  • Schlichting, Frank & Sullivan, Kirk P. H. (1998) "Can voice imitation be detected in voice line-ups in a language unknown by the listeners?'' Reports from the Department of Phonetics, Umeå University, Sweden, PHONUM 6: 105-118.

1997

  • Schlichting, Frank & Sullivan, Kirk P. H. (1997) "The imitated voice - a problem for voice line-ups?'' Forensic Linguistics: The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law, 4(1): 148-165 (Errata 4(2): 318-319).
  • Schlichting, Frank & Sullivan, Kirk P. H. (1997) "Discriminating between speakers - is this a skill language learners acquire?'' In: Di\'{az, L. and Peréz, C. (eds.) Views on the acquisition and use of a second language. University Pompeu Fabra: Barcelona, Spain, 457-468.
  • Sullivan, Kirk P. H. & Schlichting, Frank (1997) "Speaker identification in a second language by university-level language students'' Proceedings of FONETIK-97, Reports from the Department of Phonetics, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, PHONUM 4: 129-132.

1996

  • Schlichting, Frank (1996) Die imitierte Stimme -- ein Problem für voice line-ups? Unpublished C-level (B.A.) research paper in phonetics, Department of Phonetics, Umeå University, Sweden.
  • Schlichting, Frank & Sullivan, Kirk P. H. (1996) "Discrimination of imitated voices'', Proceedings of the 6th Australian International Conference on Speech Sciences and Technology, Adelaide, South Australia, 103-108.

Talks and Posters

2017

2016

  • 14.10.2016: DIMA - Erweiterte Richtlinien zur Annotation deutscher Intonation.
    Vortrag, P&P-12, München. (mit Stefan Baumann, Antje Schweitzer, Petra Wagner)

  • 30.07.2016: Embedded clauses and recursive i-phrases in Akan.
    Poster, Workshop 'The Effects of Constituency on Sentence Phonology', Amherst, USA.

  • 05.07.2016: Recursivity in the syntax-phonology interface.
    Vortrag, Universität Münster.

  • 23.03.2016: Effects of information structure, syllable structure, and voicing on nuclear falling pitch accents in German.
    Poster, Speech Prosody 2016, Boston, USA. (mit Susanne Genzel)

  • 26.05.2016: Embedded clauses and recursive prosodic phrasing in Akan.
    Vortrag, Tonal Aspects of Language (TAL-2016), Buffalo, USA.

  • 23.03.2016: Post-focal compression as a prosodic cue for focus perception in Hindi.
    Vortrag Workshop PINS, Universität Stuttgart.

  • 04.02.2016: Sprachspezifische und sprachübergreifende phonetische Effekte der Fokusrealisierung.
    Vortrag, Philips Universität Marburg.

2015

  • 19.11.2015: Erfahrungen mit Tests und E-Klausuren (E-Learning-Praxisberichte).
    Vortrag, E-learning Tag der Universität Potsdam.

  • 09.10.2015: Prosody and information status in spoken German - a corpus study.
    P&P-11, Marburg (mit Bernadett Smolibocki, Manfred Stede)

  • 08.10.2015: Effects of information structure, syllable structure, and voicing on the tonal realization of nuclear falling pitch accents in German.
    Poster, P&P-11, Marburg (mit Susanne Genzel)

  • 14.08.2015: On the phrasing properties of Hindi relative clauses.
    Poster, 18th ICPhS, Glasgow (mit Stella Gryllia, Caroline Féry and Pramod Pandey)

  • 13.06.2015: DIMA - Annotation guidelines for German intonation.
    18th ICPhS, Glasgow (mit DIMA Team)

  • 11.08.2015: Downstep in Tswana (Southern Bantu).
    18th ICPhS, Glasgow (mit Sabine Zerbian).

  • 16.06.2015: Prominence relations between discourse referents as a factor for the analysis of the prosodic marking of information status - a corpus study of spoken German.
    International Conference 'Prominence in Language', Universität Köln.

  • 13.06.2015: Pitch register reset and embedded clauses in Akan.
    Workshop on Morphosyntactic Triggers of Tone: New Data and Theories, Universität Leipzig.

  • 20.05.2015: Phonological phrasing and ATR vowel harmony in Akan.
    Forschungskolloquium, Institut für Afrikanistik und Ägyptologie, Universität Köln.

  • 10.05.2015: Stress shift and NSR in Czech.
    Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 24, New York. (mit Radek Simik und Lena Groeben).

  • 09.05.2015: The prosodic expression of focus - Between language-specifity and cross-linguistic similarities.
    Final Conference of the SFB 632 'Information Structure': Advances in Information Structure Research 2003 - 2015, Berlin.

  • 08.05.2015: Information status and prosody in a corpus of non-scripted spoken German.
    Poster, Final Conference of the SFB 632 'Information Structure': Advances in Information Structure Research 2003 - 2015, Berlin. (mit Bernadett Smolibocki, Manfred Stede).

  • 08.05.2015: Stress shift and NSR in Czech.
    Poster, Final Conference of the SFB 632 'Information Structure': Advances in Information Structure Research 2003 - 2015, Berlin. (mit Lena Groeben, Radek Simik).

  • 06.03.2015: Focal lowering in German interrogatives.
    DGfS 2015, AG 6 'The prosody and meaning of (non-) canonical questions across languages', Leipzig.

2014

  • 03.12.2014: Variation in the prosodic marking of information status of discourse referents in German – a corpus study
    Forschungskolloquium Phonetik, Universität Köln [mit Bernadett Smolibocki].

  • 01.12.2014: Information structure – basic concepts and its realization in a cross-linguistic perspective
    Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives on the Interrelation of Syntax, Semantics and Prosody, Universität Köln.

  • 29.11.2014: Corrective Focus of Varying Focus Domains in Standard Mandarin
    20th Internal Workshop of the SFB 632 Information Structure, Potsdam [with Qian Li].

  • 08.11.2014: Evidence for a substantive bias in synchronic grammar
    The 39th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development BUCLD 39, Boston, USA [Dinah Baer-Henney, Ruben van de Vijver].

  • 01.11.2014: Evidence for a substantive bias in synchronic grammar
    The 45th annual meeting of the North East Linguistic Society NELS 45, MIT, USA [Dinah Baer-Henney, Ruben van de Vijver].

  • 29.10.2014: Chinese fruit salad - The prosody of counter-presuppositional and counter-assertive focus in Mandarin
    Minzu University, Beijing.

  • 26.09.2014: Phonological phrasing and ATR vowel harmony in Akan
    Leiden University.

  • 19.06.2014: Information structure and prosody in advisory monologues of German
    19th Internal Workshop of the SFB 632 Information Structure, Wandlitz [mit Bernadett Smolibocki, Manfred Stede].

  • 17.06.2014: Phonological phrasing and ATR vowel harmony in Akan
    Syn-Sem-Colloquium, Potsdam.

  • 02.06.2014: Focus affects the pitch register – focal lowering in German
    Poster, International Symposium on Prosody to Commemorate Gösta Bruce, Lund, Sweden.

  • 22.05.2014: Phonological phrasing and ATR vowel harmony in Akan
    Phonologie-Syntax-Zirkel, ZAS, Berlin.

  • 16.05.2014: On the elicitation of focus – Prosodic differences as a function of sentence mode of the context?
    The 4th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages TAL 2014, Nijmegen, The Netherlands [mit Susanne Genzel].

  • 14.02.2014: Information status and prosody in a corpus of non-scripted spoken German
    Poster, Linguistic Evidence 2014, Tübingen [mit Bernadett Smolibocki, Manfred Stede].

  • 12.02.2014: On the syntax-phonology interface: What vowel harmony can tell us about phonological phrasing in Akan
    the small Linguistic Evidence KonferenLE, Tübingen.

  • 10.01.2014: 60 years of prosody research
    Prosody and Information Structure - A Workshop to Celebrate Caroline Féry on her 60th Birthday, Frankfurt/Main [mit Ingo Feldhausen, Gerrit Kentner, Shin Ishihara].

2013

  • 23.11.2013: Chinese fruit salad
    18th Internal Workshop of the SFB 632 Information Structure, Potsdam [mit Susanne Genzel]

  • 13.11.2013: Phonological phrasing and ATR vowel harmony in Akan
    Phonologie Kolloquium, Universität Stuttgart

  • 12.10.2013: Prosodische Annotation gesprochener Sprache
    Poster, PundP-9, Zürich, Schweiz [Bernadett Smolibocki]

  • 12.10.2013: Perception of sentence type in Akan
    Poster, PundP-9, Zürich, Schweiz [Susanne Genzel]

  • 12.10.2013: Learning irregular alternations: How language-specific and -universal factors interact
    Poster, PundP-9, Zürich, Schweiz [Dinah Baer-Henney, Ruben van de Vijver].

  • 13.06.2013: Information status and prosody in advisory dialogues of German
    17th Internal Workshop of the SFB 632, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Leucorea. [mit Bernadett Smolibocki, Manfred Stede].

  • 11.06.2013: Annotation of information status and prosody in advisory dialogues of German
    Information structure in Spoken Language Corpora ISSLaC, 10.-12.6.2013, Universität Bielefeld. [mit Bernadett Smolibocki, Manfred Stede].

  • 03.06.2013: Production and Perception of Contrast in German: Evidence for left-headed pitch accents in contrastive contexts
    Kolloquium Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Tübingen. [mit Anja Gollrad].

  • 15.05.2013: Postfocal realization in German
    Workshop `Deutsche Intonation: Modelle und Annotation (DIMA-III)', 15.-16.05.2013, ZAS, Berlin. [mit Caroline Féry]

  • 26.03.2013: Information structure in speech synthesis: Early focus and post-focal givenness
    24. Konferenz zur Elektronischen Sprachsignalverarbeitung (ESSV 2013), 26.-28.3.2013, Universität Bielefeld. [mit Bernadett Smolibocki, Manfred Stede, Sebastian Varges].

  • 13.03.2013: Accentual preferences and the degree of contribution to the common ground: Evidence from an acceptability study on German
    35. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS), AG 1 `Prosody and Information Status in Typological Perspective', 12.-15.03.2013, Universität Potsdam. [mit Elisabeth Verhoeven].

  • 13/15.03.2013: Introduction & Outtroduction
    35. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS), AG 1 `Prosody and Information Status in Typological Perspective', 12.-15.03.2013, Universität Potsdam. [mit Stefan Baumann].

2012

  • 03.12.2012: What vowel harmony tells us about prosodic phrasing in Akan
    Linguisitc colloquium, Goethe Universität Frankfurt.

  • 17.11.2012: Sentence Initiality, Focus and Default Prominence - Two languages that we never talked about
    16. SFB Meeting, Universität Potsdam. [with Susanne Genzel].

  • 03.11.2012: Segmental and prosodic cues for phrasing in Akan
    Workshop Syntax-Phonology Interface from a Cross-linguistic Perspective,ZAS, Berlin.

  • 12.10.2012: Evaluation of synthesized intonation with respect to information structure
    Phonetik und Phonologie 8 in Jena, 12.-13. Oktober 2012. [mit Bernadett Smolibocki, Manfred Stede].

  • 15.08.2012: Initial focus in Swedish - a matter of scaling and alignment
    Talk at Nordic Prosody XI, Tartu, Estonia [with Sara Myrberg].

  • 27.07.2012: The interaction of L1 phonotactics and substance during acquisition of morphophonemic alternations with exceptions
    Poster at LabPhon 13, The 13th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, Stuttgart. [with Dinah Baer-Henney and Ruben van de Vijver].

  • 06.07.2012: Die prosodische Realisierung von Fokus in typologisch nicht verwandten Sprachen
    Vortrag, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

  • 22.06.2012: Intonation von Entscheidungsfragen in der Südpfalz
    Vortrag, Universität Marburg.

  • 19.06.2012: Die prosodische Realisierung von Fokus in typologisch nicht verwandten Sprachen
    Vortrag, Universität Düsseldorf.

  • 15.06.2012: On the phonetic realization of lexical tones in Yucatec Maya
    Gastvortrag, Minzu University, Beijing.

  • 14.06.2012: On the interaction of downstep and focus - register lowering in Akan
    Keynote at ``Prosody of Focus - From African languages to Chinese languages, Workshop an der Minzu University, Beijing.

  • 11.06.2012: The interaction of L1 phonotactics and substance during acquisition of morphophonemic alternations with exceptions
    Forschungskolloquium , Institut für Phonetik, Universität Köln, Vortragende: Dinah Baer-Henney, [mit Ruben van de Vijver].

  • 08.06.2012: Informationsstruktur in der Sprachsynthese
    Workshop SFB 632 `Informationsstruktur', Potsdam, [mit Bernadett Smolibocki].

  • 23.05.2012: Neutralisation an der Phonetik-Phonologie Schnittstelle
    Habilitationskolloquium, Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Potsdam.

  • 20.04.2012: On the phonetic realization of lexical tones in Yucatec Maya
    Keynote at Mayan Prosody Meeting, Universität Bielefeld.

  • 17.03.2012: The prosodic realisation of Yes-No-Questions in Akan
    43rd Annual Conference on African Linguistics, New Orleans, 15.-17.03.2012, [mit Susanne Genzel].

  • 15.03.2012: On the interaction of downstep and focus - register lowering in Akan
    43rd Annual Conference on African Linguistics, New Orleans, 15.-17.03.2012, [mit Susanne Genzel].

  • 18.01.2012: Sequences of high tones across word boundaries: Downstep and phrasing in Tswana
    Workshop on the Phonology-Syntax Interface at OCP-9, Berlin, mit Sabine Zerbian.

2011

  • 22.12.2011: Die prosodische Realisierung von Fokus in typologisch nicht verwandten Sprachen
    Vortrag, Universität Konstanz.

  • 16.11.2011: Die prosodische Realisierung von Fokus in typologisch nicht-verwandten Sprachen
    Vortrag, Universität Frankfurt.

  • 11.11.2011: Pitch register and information structure
    Workshop SFB 632 'Informationsstruktur', Potsdam, [mit Susanne Genzel].

  • 20.08.2011: Production and perception of contrast in German
    Vortrag, 17th ICPhS, Hong Kong [mit Anja Gollrad].

  • 20.08.2011: Pitch range in positive and negative connoted statements of German
    Vortrag, 17th ICPhS, Hong Kong [mit Franziska Reckling].

  • 18.08.2011: Phonetic Realization of Automatic (Downdrift) and non-automatic Downstep in Akan
    Vortrag, 17th ICPhS, Hong Kong [mit Susanne Genzel].

  • 12.06.2011: On the prosodic expression of pragmatic prominence - The case of pitch register lowering in Akan
    Vortrag, 42nd Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL), University of Maryland College Park [mit Susanne Genzel].

  • 21.05.2011: Post-focal pitch register compression as a prosodic cue for disambiguation in Hindi
    Poster, Speaking of Prosody, Lund University.

  • 27.04.2011: Unexpected prosodic marking of focus in Akan - The case of pitch register lowering
    Vortrag, GLOW Workshop on the phonological marking of focus and topic, Universität Wien [mit Susanne Genzel].

2010

  • 07.12.2010: Pitch register in tone and intonation languages
    Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

  • 19.11.2010: Prosody in parsing - a project report
    Annual meeting of the SPP 1234, 19.-20.11.2010 Munich [with Caroline Féry, Anja Gollrad, Stella Gryllia & Shravan Vasishth]

  • 30.09.2010: Focus and downtrends as factors of pitch register variation - Evidence from German and Akan
    6. ICLC, Berlin

  • 10.09.2010: Prosodic Cues for Relative Clause Attachment. Evidence from German
    Poster at TIE-4 [with Stella Gryllia]

  • 09.09.2010: On register shifts in typologically different languages - The case of prominence and downstep
    Poster at TIE-4 [with Susanne Genzel]

  • 19.07.2010: Warum phonetische Universalien der Intonation nicht universal sind - Evidenz aus dem Akan und ein alternativer Vorschlag
    Vortrag, Universität Saarbrücken

  • 12.05.2010: Experimental work on prosodically-marked information structure in selected African languages (Afroasiatic and Niger-Congo)
    Paper at 5th Speech Prosody, Chicago [with Sabine Zerbian & Susanne Genzel]

  • 13.05.2010: Prosodic cue weighting in disambiguation: Case ambiguity in German
    Poster at 5th Speech Prosody, Chicago [with Anja Gollrad]

  • 13.05.2010: The prosodic expression of contrast in Hindi

    Poster at 5th Speech Prosody, Chicago [with Susanne Genzel]

  • 13.05.2010: What does prosody tell us about relative clause attachments in German?
    Poster at 5th Speech Prosody, Chicago [with Stella Gryllia]

  • 10.05.2010: On the interaction of focus and downtrends - Pitch register variation in Akan
    Bloomington University Linguistics Club

  • 30.04.2010: Akan tone in sentence perspective - information structure and downstep
    ZAS, Berlin [with Susanne Genzel]

  • 24.02.2010: On the prosodic expression of prominence in typologically different languages
    Annual meeting of the DGfS, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, 23.02.-26.02.2010

2009

  • 06.11.2009: On the interaction of tone and intonation: tonal lowering in Akan
    Workshop SFB 632 'Informationsstruktur', Berlin, Nikolassee [mit Susanne Genzel]

  • 16.10.2009: Prosody in Parsing
    4. Jahrestreffen des SPP 1234, Oktober 2009, Potsdam [zusammen mit Caroline Féry, Anja Gollrad, Stella Gryllia, Gerrit Kentner & Shravan Vasishth]

  • 18.09.2009: Prosodic expression of sentence-level pragmatic meaning in Akan
    Workshop on Prosody and Meaning , Barcelona, Spanien [with Susanne Genzel] [poster]

  • 24.07.2009: Comparative intonational patterns: Swabian and Upper Saxon
    Workshop "Syntactic Constructions Focus and Meaning", SFB 833 Projekt A7 , Universität Tübingen

  • 13.07.2009: Segmentales Timing in Konsonanten-clustern: Deutsch, Englisch & Schwedisch
    Köln-Bonner Forschungskolloquium, Universität Köln

  • 18.06.2009: A comparison of segmental timing in coda clusters in German, English and Swedish
    Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia, Universität Las Palmas, Spanien [presentation]

  • 10.06.2009: The acoustics of Estonian Swedish long close vowels as compared to Central Swedish and Finland Swedish
    FONETIK-2009, Universität Stockholm, Schweden [mit Susanne Schötz und Eva-Liina Asu] [presentation]

  • 19.05.2009: Die prosodische Realisierung von Prominenz im Sprachvergleich
    Vortrag, Universität Zürich

  • 17.04.2009: On the interpretation of 'only'
    Poster, Experimental Psychology Society, Leicester Meeting, 15. - 17.04.2009 [zusammen mit Antje Sauermann, Heiner Drenhaus und Kevin B. Paterson]

  • 01.04.2009: On the interpretation of 'only'
    Poster, 51. TeaP, Jena, 29.03. - 01.04.2009 [zusammen mit Antje Sauermann und Heiner Drenhaus]

  • 03.03.2009: On the prosodic realization of prominence and downstep in the tone language Akan
    P&P-5, 03. März 2009, Köln [Zusammen mit Susanne Genzel]

  • 02.03.2009: Prosodic Disambiguation in German and Hindi
    3. Jahrestreffen des SPP 1234, März 2009, Köln [zusammen mit Caroline Féry, Anja Gollrad, Gerrit Kentner & Shravan Vasishth]

  • 23.02.2009: Der prosodische Ausdruck von Prominenz im Sprachvergleich
    Vortrag, Universität Potsdam.

  • 29.01.2009: Dauerverhältnisse in Kodacluster: deutsch, schwedisch, englisch im Vergleich
    Vortrag, Phonologie Kolloquium, Department für Linguistik, Universität Potsdam

  • 06.01.2009: Does syntax win over prosody? An auditory acceptability study on the interpretation of 'only'
    Poster, Experimental Studies on Intonation, Potsdam, 05. - 07.01.2009. Cooperation with Antje Sauermann and Heiner Drenhaus

  • 06.01.2009: On the production and perception of post-focal compression in Hindi contrastive ellipsis
    Poster, Experimental Studies on Intonation, Potsdam, 05. - 07.01.2009.

  • 06.01.2009: On the production of contrastive accents in German
    Paper, Experimental Studies on Intonation, Potsdam, 05. - 07.01.2009. Cooperation with Anja Gollrad.

2008

  • 08.12.2008: Experimentalphonetische Untersuchungen zur Prosodie von Prominenz
    Vortrag, Universität Kiel.

  • 03.12.2008: Sprachvergleichende Untersuchungen zur prosodischen Realisierung von Prominenz
    Vortrag, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main.

  • 08.11.2008: "Prominence and Downstep in Akan" Projektvortrag, 9. Workshop des SFB 632 "Informationsstruktur", Berlin, Nikolassee, 07.-08.11.2008. Cooperation with Susanne Genzel

  • 11.09.2008: "Duration and F0 Effect of Focus and Givenness in Tokyo Japanese" Paper, The Fifth International Workshop on Theoretical East Asian Linguistics (TEAL-5), Potsdam, 10.-11. September 2008. Cooperation with Shinichiro Ishihara

  • 10.06.2008: "Modellierung von Variation im Pitchregister" Vortrag, Universität Bielefeld

  • 07.06.2008: "Modelling pitch register effects" Paper presented at the first Potsdam-Lund-Prosody-Meeting, Potsdam 6-7 June 2008.

  • 07.06.2008: "Duration and F0 as information structure cues in German" Paper presented at the first Potsdam-Lund-Prosody-Meeting, Potsdam 6-7 June 2008. Cooperation with Susanne Genzel.

  • 08.05.2008: "The role of duration as a phonetic correlate of focus" Poster, Fourth Conference on Speech Prosody, Campinas, Brazil

  • 11.04.2008: "Modeling cross-linguistic pitch-range effects for tonal implementation" Poster, Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody, Ithaca, New York

  • 22.03.2008: "Intonation and tonal structure" -- Vortrag, Universität Göttingen

2007

  • 11.12.2007: "Frageintonation: Form und Funktion" Invited talk, Institut für Germanistik, Freiburg University

  • 10.12.2007: "Die Rolle von Dauer als phonetisches Korrelat bei Fokus und Gegebenheit im Deutschen: Produktion & Perzeption" Invited talk, Institut für Phonetik, Köln University

  • 23.11.2007: "Focus, givenness and the role of duration" Invited talk at University of Ulster, Belfast.

  • 22.11.2007: "Duration as a phonetic correlate of focus prominence" Invited talk at Queen Margret University, Edinburgh.

  • 13.10.2007: "Dauer -- Ein notwendiges Korrelat von Fokus im Deutschen?" Projektvortrag, 7. Workshop des SFB 632 "Informationsstruktur", Berlin, Nikolassee, 12.-13.10.2007.

  • 10.08.2007: "Phonological context effects for voicing and devoicing in French" Poster presented together with Isabelle Darcy at the XIV. ICPhS, Saarbrücken. Cooperation with Isabelle Darcy

  • 08.08.2007: "On the universality of prosodic reflexes of contrast: The case of Yucatec Maya" Paper presented at the XIV. ICPhS, Saarbrücken. Cooperation with Stavros Skopeteas.

  • 05.08.2007: "Tonal Alignment and Focus in Mawng." Paper presented together with Sam Hellmuth at Workshop on " Intonational Phonology: Understudied or Fieldwork Languages", Saarbrücken. Cooperation with Sam Hellmuth and Ruth Singer.

  • 19.06.2007: "Tonal Structure in Yucatec Maya" -- Vortrag, Universität Düsseldorf

  • 30.05.2007: "Timing of legal and illegal consonant clusters in Swedish"
    Paper presented at FONETIK-2007, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. [Slides]

  • 02.03.2007: "Answering a Question. Does the Answer depend on Context and/or Intonational Tune?"
    Vortrag auf der 29. Jahrestagung der DGfS, Universität Siegen, AG `Standardprosodie oder Prosodie sprachlicher Standards?'

  • 10.01.2007: "Lexical Tones in Yucatec Maya: Downstep and Tonal Sandhi"
    Poster in collaboration with Stavros Skopeteas
    Word Accents and Tones in Sentence Perspective Lund University

2006

  • 21.10.2006: "Tonale Struktur und Informationsstruktur: Phonetik und Phonologie"
    Vortrag eines Projektvorhabens im Rahmen der Neubeantragung der SFB 632 "Informationsstruktur"
    7. SFB-Workshop, Berlin, Nikolassee, 20.-21.10.2006.

  • 13.10.2006: "German as a tone language"
    [Collaboration with Caroline Féry], P&P-3, 13.-14. October 2006, Stuttgart

  • 12.10.2006: "Prosody in Parsing"
    [Presentation of the Schwerpunkt project in collaboration with Caroline Féry, Shravan Vasishth, Anja Mietz, Gerrit Otten & Umesh Patil]
    First annual meeting of SPP 1234, 11.-12. October 2006, Stuttgart

  • 09.09.2006: "German as a tone language"
    [Poster in collaboration with Caroline Féry], Berlin, Second TIE Conference on the Typology of Tone and Intonation (TIE2), Berlin, Germany, 7. - 9. September 2006

  • 08.09.2006: "Information structure in Yucatec Maya"
    [Poster in collaboration with Stavros Skopeteas & Elisabeth Verhoeven]
    Second TIE Conference on the Typology of Tone and Intonation (TIE2), Berlin, Germany, 7. - 9. September 2006

  • 21.06.2006: "Lexikalischer Ton und Informationsstruktur im Yucatec Maya"
    Vortrag gehalten im Hauptseminar "Tonsprachen" von Caroline Féry, Universität Potsdam

  • 16.06.2006: "Schwäbische und obersächsische Intonation im Vergleich: Phonetik, Phonologie & Semantik"
    Kiel, Institut für Phonetik und digitale Sprachverarbeitung
    Folien oder als pdf

  • 08.06.2006: "Information structure in Yucatec Maya"
    [Poster in collaboration with Stavros Skopeteas & Elisabeth Verhoeven]
    Potsdam, First International SFB Conference on Information Structure

  • 28.04.2006: "Interaction of lexical tone and information structure in Yucatec Maya"
    La Rochelle, Second Symposium of Tonal Aspects of Language (TAL-2)
    pdf

  • 08.04.2006: "Negation, Prosody and Replacives: An Auditory Acceptability Judgement Study."
    [Poster in collaboration with Heiner Drenhaus], San Francisco, CNS

  • 24.02.2006: "Lexical Tone and Information Structure in Yucatec Maya"
    Lund, Department of Phonetics and General Linguistics
    pdf

2005

  • 21.11.2005: "Swabian and Upper Saxon Intonational Patterns"
    Lund, Department of Phonetics and General Linguistics
    pdf

2004

  • 24.09.2004: "The Singing Dialects: Southern and Middle German Intonation Patterns"
    Lund, Department of Phonetics and General Linguistics