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A03 - Prosodic prominence in cross-linguistic perspective

The basic goal of the project is to contribute to a better understanding of the nature of prosodic prominence by asking how languages differ with regard to the phonological organization of prosodic prominence-lending properties. The main concern in the first phase is with so-called phrase accents, i.e. pitch changes which are not anchored to metrically strong syllables, but to the boundary of prosodic units. The project is concerned with a comprehensive account of the cross-linguistically variable phonetic and phonological properties such accents may have and their position in overall prosodic systems. In later stages, the project will also investigate lexical pitch accents from a cross-linguistic point of view.

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Team

Name

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus P. Himmelmann

Principal Investigator A03, B05 and INF

Office: Allg. Sprachwissenschaft, Meister-Ekkehart-Straße 7
E-mail: sprachwissenschaft(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-2323
Web: Prof. Dr. Nikolaus P. Himmelmann

Name

Dr. Constantijn Kaland

Postdoc A03

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 2.06
E-mail: ckaland(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-89909
Web: Dr. Constantijn Kaland

Name

Christoph Bracks

Doctoral student A03

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 2.08
E-mail: c.bracks(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-89908
Web: Christoph Bracks

Name

Katharina Gayler

Student assistant A03

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 2.12
E-mail: kgayler(at)smail.uni-koeln.de
Phone:

Name

Marc Heinrich

Student assistant A03

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 2.12
E-mail: marc.heinrich(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone:

List of publications

To appear

  • Himmelmann, Nikolaus P. & Daniel Kaufman. To appear. Prosodic systems: Austronesia. In Carlos Gussenhoven & Aoju Chen (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Language Prosody. Oxford: University Press.

2020

2019

  • Kaland, Constantijn. 2019. Acoustic correlates of word stress in Papuan Malay. Journal of Phonetics, 74. 55-74. pdf
  • Kaland, Constantijn & Stefan Baumann. 2019. Different functions of phrase-final F0 movements in spontaneous Papuan Malay. In Sasha Calhoun, Paola Escudero, Marija Tabain & Paul Warren (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XIX), 1312-1316. Melbourne, Australia. pdf
  • Kaland, Constantijn & Nikolaus P. Himmelmann. 2019. Repetition Reduction Revisited: The Prosody of Repeated Words in Papuan Malay. Language and Speech 63(1). 31-55. online first: pdf
  • Kaland, Constantijn, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann & Angela Kluge. 2019. Stress predictors in a Papuan Malay random forest. In Sasha Calhoun, Paola Escudero, Marija Tabain & Paul Warren (eds.), Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XIX), 2871-2875. Melbourne, Australia. pdf
  • Martínez García, Nuria & Constantijn Kaland. 2019. The prosody of repeated mentions in Yucatecan Spanish. In Sasha Calhoun, Paola Escudero, Marija Tabain & Paul Warren (eds.), Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XIX), 2494-2498. Canberra: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc. pdf

2018

  • Himmelmann, Nikolaus P. 2018. Some preliminary observations on prosody and information structure in Austronesian languages of Indonesia and East Timor. In Sonja Riesberg, Asako Shiohara & Atsuko Utsumi (eds.), Perspectives on information structure in Austronesian languages, 347-374. Berlin: Language Science Press.
  • Himmelmann, Nikolaus P., Meytal Sandler, Jan Strunk & Volker Unterladstetter. 2018. On the universality of intonational phrases in spontaneous speech - a crosslinguistic interrater study. Phonology 35(2). 207- 245. pdf
  • Kaland, Constantijn. 2018. Spectral tilt as a correlate of Papuan Malay word stress. In Katarzyna Klessa, Jolanta Bachan, Agnieszka Wagner, Maciej Karpiński, & Daniel Śledziński (eds.), Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2018, 339-343. Poznań, Poland. pdf
  • Kaland, Constantijn, Bracks, Christoph & Nikolaus P. Himmelmann. 2018. Repetition reduction in Papuan Malay prosody. In Katarzyna Klessa, Jolanta Bachan, Agnieszka Wagner, Maciej Karpiński, & Daniel Śledziński (eds.), Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2018, 10-14. Poznań, Poland. pdf
  • 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.), Perspectives on information structure in Austronesian languages, 389-414. Berlin: Language Science Press. pdf