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Metrical prominence - Scales and Structures

The main aim of this project is to explore the relationship between semantic-pragmatic and prosodic properties of words on the basis of metrical strength relations. Production and perception experiments will test the influence of (i) utterance-external factors that serve to boost or inhibit the prominence value of a word and (ii) the utterance-internal prosodic context in order to shed light on the interdependence between prenuclear and nuclear accents in the rhythmic organization of German utterances.



PD Dr. Stefan Baumann

Principal Investigator A07

Office: Phonetik, Herbert-Lewin-Str. 6
E-Mail: stefan.baumann(at)
Phone: (+49) 221 470-4259
Homepage: PD Dr. Stefan Baumann


Tiffany Zukas

Student assistant A07

Office: Phonetik, Herbert-Lewin-Str. 6
E-Mail: tiffany.zukas(at)