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A02 - Individual behaviour in encoding and decoding prosodic prominence

The variability in the encoding and decoding of prosodic prominence depends not only on linguistic factors (e.g. cue-trading) and individual factors (e.g. perspective-taking abilities), but also on the concrete situational context in which it is studied (e.g. task requirements). We will focus on prominence usage in dyadic interactions to disentangle different sources of variability, and to investigate the cognitive processes and underlying neurobiological mechanisms employed.

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Prof. Dr. Martine Grice

Prof. Dr. Martine Grice

Principal Investigator A01, A02 und C09

Office: Phonetik, Herbert-Lewin-Straße 6
E-Mail: martine.grice(at)
Phone: (+49) 221 470-5610
Prof. Dr. Dr. Kai Vogeley

Prof. Dr. Dr. Kai Vogeley

Principal Investigator A02

Office: Kerpener Straße 62
E-Mail: kai.vogeley(at)
Dr. Simon Wehrle

Dr. Simon Wehrle

Postdoc A02

Office: Phonetik, Herbert-Lewin-Straße 6
E-mail: simon.wehrle(at)
Phone: (+49) 221 470-4195
Malin Spaniol

Malin Spaniol

Doctoral student A02

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 2.08
E-mail: malin.spaniol(at)
Phone: (+49) 221 470-89908
Felix Wessing

Felix Wessing

Associated Doctoral Student A02

Office: Psychiatrie Uniklinik Köln, Gleuelerstr. 50
E-mail: fwessing(at)


To appear

  • Sbranna, Simona, Simon Wehrle & Martine Grice. To appear. A multi-dimensional analysis of backchannels in L1 German, L1 Italian and L2 German. Language, Interaction, and Acquisition 14(2).
  • Spaniol, Malin, Simon Wehrle, Alicia Janz, Kai Vogeley & Martine Grice. To appear. The Influence of Conversational Context on Lexical and Prosodic Aspects of Backchannels and Gaze Behaviour. In Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2024. Leiden.








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