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A01 - Intonation and attention orienting: Neurophysiological and behavioural correlates

To investigate the prominence-lending function of prosody, in particular its contribution to attention orienting, we will seek evidence from prominence ratings and electrophysiological measurements during the perception of different accent types in German. The project will further investigate the production and perception of prosodic prominence in relation to the depth of information processing as a function of language-specific expectations on focal and post-focal material. Here we will compare two languages, Italian and German, which reportedly assign different levels of prominence postfocally.

See list of publications

Team

Name

Prof. Dr. Martine Grice

Principal Investigator A01 and A02

Office: Phonetik, Herbert-Lewin-Straße 6
E-mail: martine.grice(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-5610
Web: Prof. Dr. Martine Grice

Name

Prof. Dr. Petra Schumacher

Principal Investigator A01 and C07

Office: Philosophikum, room 2.124
E-mail: petra.schumacher(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-2696
Web: Prof. Dr. Petra Schumacher

Name

PD Dr. Stefan Baumann

Postdoc, associated with A01

Office: Phonetik, Herbert-Lewin-Straße 6
E-mail: stefan.baumann(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-4259
Web: PD Dr. Stefan Baumann

Name

Dr. Christine Röhr

Postdoc A01

Office: Phonetik, Herbert-Lewin-Straße 6, room 1.10
E-mail: christine.roehr(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-4259
Web: Christine Röhr

Name

Caterina Ventura

Doctoral student A01

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 3.10
E-mail: cventura(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-89914
Web: Caterina Ventura

Name

Anne-Kathrin Gerlach

Student assistant A01

Office: Philosophikum, room 2.125
E-mail:
Phone: (+49) 221 470-5391

Name

Christian Weitz

Student assistant A01

Office: Phonetik, Herbert-Lewin-Straße 6
E-mail: christian.weitz(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 0221 470-7047

List of publications

In print

  • Baumann, Stefan & Francesco Cangemi. To appear. Integrating phonetics and phonology in the study of linguistic prominence. Special issue in Journal of Phonetics.
  • Grice, Martine & Frank Kügler. To appear. Prosodic prominence – a cross-linguistic perspective, Special issue in Language and Speech.
  • Torreira, Francisco & Martine Grice. To appear. Melodic constructions in Spanish: Metrical structure determines the association properties of intonational tones. Journal of the International Phonetic Association (JIPA). 

2018

  • Baumann, Stefan & Bodo Winter. 2018. What makes a word prominent? Predicting untrained German listeners' perceptual judgments. Journal of Phonetics 70, 20-38. pdf
  • Im, Suyeon, Jennifer Cole & Stefan Baumann. 2018. The mediating effect of information status on acoustic cues to prominence. Oral presentation at LabPhon16, 22 June 2018, Lisbon.
  • Im, Suyeon, Jennifer Cole & Stefan Baumann. 2018. Probabilistic relationship between pitch accents and information status in public speech. Proceedings Speech Prosody 9, 13-16 June 2018, Poznan. 508-511.
  • Riesberg, Sonja, Janina Kalbertodt, Stefan Baumann, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann. 2018. On the perception of prosodic prominences and boundaries in Papuan Malay. In Sonja Riesberg, Asako Shiohara & Atsuko Utsumi (eds.), A cross-linguistic perspective on information structure in Austronesian languages, 389-414. Berlin: Language Science Press.
  • Röhr, Christine, Henrik Niemann, Stefan Baumann & Martine Grice. 2018. Prominence marking depends on expectations. Oral presentation at Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum (P&P) 14, 7 September 2018, Vienna. 
  • Röhr, Christine, Henrik Niemann, Stefan Baumann & Martine Grice. 2018. Prosodic Cues in Expectation-Driven Prominence Marking. Poster presentation at Second International Conference on 'Prominence in Language', 12 July 2018, Cologne. 
  • Thies, Tabea, Christine T. Röhr, Stefan Baumann & Martine Grice. 2018. Prosodic Marking of Information Status in Picture Story Descriptions. Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum (P&P) 13, Berlin.
  • Torreira, F. & M. Grice. 2018. Melodic constructions in Spanish: Metrical structure determines the association properties of intonational tones, Journal of the International Phonetic Association (JIPA) 48.1: 9-32.
  • Zappoli, Alessandra, Francesco Vespignani, Stefan Baumann, Martine Grice & Petra Schumacher. 2018. The processing of German Pitch Accents by Italian learners of German. Oral presentation at workshop The relation between prosodic and referential structure, DGfS Conference, 8 March 2018, Stuttgart. 

2017

  • Baumann, Stefan & Jennifer Cole. 2017. Accounting for context and variability in a prominence-based model of discourse meaning. Oral presentation at Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum (P&P) 13, 29 September 2017, Berlin.
  • Grice, Martine, Simon Ritter, Henrik Niemann & Timo B. Roettger. 2017. Integrating the discreteness and continuity of intonational categories. Journal of Phonetics 64. 90-107.
  • Hinterwimmer, Stefan & Petra B. Schumacher (eds.). 2017. Special Collection: Perspective Taking. Glossa, 2, 1.
  • Kügler, Frank & Stefan Baumann. 2017. DIMA-Annotationsrichtlinien. pdf
  • Riester, Arndt & Stefan Baumann. 2017. The RefLex Scheme – Annotation Guidelines. Working Papers of the SFB 732. SinSpeC 14. 1-31. University of Stuttgart.
  • Zappoli, Alessandra, Francesco Vespignani, Stefan Baumann, Martine Grice & Petra Schumacher. 2017. Learning a new intonation pattern also means learning how to use it. AISC Conference, 14 December 2017, Bologna.

Presentations

2018

  • Im, Suyeon, Jennifer Cole & Stefan Baumann. 2018. The mediating effect of information status on acoustic cues to prominence. Oral presentation at LabPhon16, 22 June 2018, Lisbon.
  • Röhr, Christine, Henrik Niemann, Stefan Baumann & Martine Grice. 2018. Prominence marking depends on expectations. Oral presentation at Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum (P&P) 14, 7 September 2018, Vienna. 
  • Röhr, Christine, Henrik Niemann, Stefan Baumann & Martine Grice. 2018. Prosodic Cues in Expectation-Driven Prominence Marking. Poster presentation at Second International Conference on 'Prominence in Language', 12 July 2018, Cologne. 
  • Zappoli, Alessandra, Francesco Vespignani, Stefan Baumann, Martine Grice & Petra Schumacher. 2018. The processing of German Pitch Accents by Italian learners of German. Oral presentation at workshop The relation between prosodic and referential structure, DGfS Conference, 8 March 2018, Stuttgart. 

2017

  • Baumann, Stefan & Jennifer Cole. 2017. Accounting for context and variability in a prominence-based model of discourse meaning. Oral presentation at Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum (P&P) 13, 29 September 2017, Berlin.