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A04 - Dynamic modelling of prosodic prominence

In phase I, we provided a dynamic model that accounts for intonational and articulatory modulations of prosodic prominence in a unified system. In phase II, we aim to expand this model by investigating the integration of multiple channels in dialogues. For recordings we will use a dual 3D Electromagnetic Articulograph (3D-EMA twin system). On the basis of attractor landscapes we will develop a multidimensional model of prosodic prominence to account for the complex interactions of phonetic dimensions used by different speakers.

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Prof. Dr. Doris Mücke

Prof. Dr. Doris Mücke

Project Leader A04

Office: Phonetik, Herbert-Lewin-Straße 6
E-Mail: doris.muecke(at)
Phone: (+49) 221 470-4256
Dr. Tabea Thies

Dr. Tabea Thies

Associated Postdoc A04

Office: Phonetik, Herbert-Lewin-Straße 6
E-Mail: tabea.thies(at)
Phone: (+49) 221 470-7047
Noemi Furlani

Noemi Furlani

Doctoral Student A04

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 3.03
E-Mail: nfurlani(at)
Phone: (+49) 221 470-89920
Lena Pagel

Lena Pagel

Associated Doctoral student A04

Office: Phonetik, Herbert-Lewin-Straße 6
E-Mail: lena.pagel(at)
Phone: (+49) 221 470-7047
Elisa Herbig

Elisa Herbig

Student assistant A04

Office: Phonetik, Herbert-Lewin-Straße 6
E-Mail: eherbig1(at)
Phone: (+49) 221 470-7047


To appear

  • Jergas, Hannah, Jan Niklas Petry-Schmelzer, Jonathan Hannemann, Tabea Thies, Joshua N. Strelow, Ilona Rubi-Fessen, Jana Quinting, Juan Carlos Baldermann, Doris Mücke, Gereon R. Fink, Veerle Visser-Vandewalle, Till A. Dembek & Michael T. Barbe. To appear. One side effect – two networks? Lateral and postero-medial stimulation spreads induce dysarthria in subthalamic deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease. preprint: pdf










  • Pagel, Lena: IPA Student Award (A kinematic analysis of visual prosody: Head movements in habitual and loud speech), ICPhS 2023 in Prague.
  • Mücke, Doris: LABEX EFL International Chair 2023 (Laboratories of Excellence, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris). 
  • Roessig, Simon: Walter Benjamin fellowship (2021) of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
  • Roessig, Simon: Offermann-Hergarten Prize of the University of Cologne 2021 (Categoriality and continuity in prosodic prominence).
  • Pagel, Lena: Student Award "Special Mention for Best Oral Presentation” (Prominence relations and articulatory modifications in habitual and loud speech), 4th Phonetics and Phonology in Europe 2021 in Barcelona (virtual conference).  
  • Pagel, Lena: Best Poster Award (Modifications of Tongue Body Kinematics as a Prominence Marking Strategy), Interspeech 2019 / Young Female Researchers in Speech Workshop 2019 in Graz. 
  • Pagel, Lena: Faculty Prize of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne 2019 (Eine artikulatoische Studie zur Prominenzmarkierung im Deutschen: Die Kinematik des Zungenrückens; Bachelorthesis).
  • Mertens, Jane: Faculty Prize of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne 2018 (Alter und Sprechmotorik: Eine akustische und artikulatorische Analyse; Masterthesis).
  • Roessig, Simon: Best Student Paper Award (The phonetics and phonology of focus marking - an integrated perspective), 16th Conference on Laboratory Phonology 2018 in Lissabon.

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