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A01 - Intonation and attention orienting: Neurophysiological and behavioural correlates

The project is concerned with the role of pitch rises in attention orienting, focusing on (i) the position of a pitch rise in relation to prosodic structure, (ii) the rise trajectory, and (iii) the role of the rise within a larger domain. ERP and mouse-tracking studies, prominence ratings, working memory tasks and acoustic analyses of production data will shed light on the cognitive and functional contribution of rises to prominence.

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Prof. Dr. Martine Grice

Principal Investigator A01, A02 and C09

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


Prof. Dr. Petra Schumacher

Speaker of the CRC, Principal Investigator A01, C07, C09 and Z

Office: Philosophikum, room 2.124 and SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 1.09
E-mail: petra.schumacher(at)
Phone: (+49) 221 470-2696 (Philosophikum) and -89900 (SFB)
Web: Prof. Dr. Petra Schumacher


Dr. Christine Röhr

Postdoc A01

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


Maria Lialiou

Doctoral student A01

Office: Luxemburger Straße 299, room 3.10
Phone: (+49) 221 470-89914


Leonie Latza

Student assistant A01

E-mail: llatza2(at)


To appear

  • Grice, Martine. To appear. Commentary: The autosegmental-metrical model of intonational phonology. In Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel & Jonathan Barnes (eds.), Prosodic Theory and Practice. The MIT Press.
  • Kügler, Frank, Stefan Baumann & Christine T. Röhr. To appear. Deutsche Intonation, Modellierung und Annotation (DIMA) – Richtlinien zur prosodischen Annotation des Deutschen. In Cordula Schwarze & Sven Grawunder (eds.), Transkription und Annotation gesprochener Sprache und multimodaler Interaktion. Tübingen: Narr.




  • Baumann, Stefan, Jane Mertens & Janina Kalbertodt. 2019. Informativeness and speaking style affect the realization of nuclear and prenuclear accents in German. In Sasha Calhoun, Paola Escudero, Marija Tabain & Paul Warren (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), 1580-1584. Melbourne, Australia. pdf
  • Cangemi, Francesco, Aviad Albert & Martine Grice. 2019. Modelling intonation: Beyond segments and tonal targets. Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), 572-576. Melbourne, Australien. pdf
  • Grice, Martine, Alexandra Vella & Anna Bruggeman. 2019. Stress, pitch accent, and beyond: Intonation in Maltese questions. Journal of Phonetics 76. 100913.
  • von Heusinger, Klaus & Petra B. Schumacher. 2019. Discourse prominence: Definition and application. Journal of Pragmatics 154. 117-127.
  • Kaland, Constantijn & Stefan Baumann. 2019. Different functions of phrase-final F0 movements in spontaneous Papuan Malay. Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS). Melbourne, Australia. pdf
  • Kügler, Frank, Stefan Baumann, Bistra Andreeva, Bettina Braun, Martine Grice, Jana Neitsch, Oliver Niebuhr, Jörg Peters, Christine T. Röhr, Antje Schweitzer & Petra Wagner. 2019. Annotation of German intonation: DIMA compared with other annotation systems. In Sasha Calhoun, Paola Escudero, Marija Tabain & Paul Warren (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), 1297-1301. Melbourne, Australia. pdf
  • Roessig, Simon, Doris Mücke & Martine Grice. 2019. The dynamics of intonation: Cateogrical and continuous variation in an attractor-based model. PLoS ONE 14(5). pdf
  • Schumacher, Petra B. & Klaus von Heusinger. 2019. Special Issue: Prominence in DiscourseJournal of Pragmatics 154. pdf



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