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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 its phonetic properties and phonological organization. The core phenomena investigated are those dealt with under the labels stress and accent. Empirical work in this project concentrates on Austronesian and Papuan languages of Indonesia, where a broad range of prosodic systems is found.

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Team

Name

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus P. Himmelmann

Principal Investigator A03, B05, INF and C09

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

Marc Heinrich

Student assistant A03

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

Name

Jonathan Reich

Student assistant A03

Office:
E-mail: jreich8(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone:

Publications

To appear

  • Kaufmann, Daniel & Nikolaus P. Himmelmann. To appear. Suprasegmental phonology. In Alexander Adelaar & Antoinette Schapper (eds.), The Oxford Guide to the Western Austronesian Languages. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2021

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