Workshop "Prosodic boundary phenomena" at the 43rd annual meeting of the DGfS, University of Freiburg, 24-25 Feb 2021

July 10, 2020 /

Organizers: Fabian Schubö & Sabine Zerbian (University of Stuttgart) and Sandra Hanne & Isabell Wartenburger (University of Potsdam)

We are organizing a workshop at the 43rd annual meeting of the German Linguistic Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, DGfS), held at the University of Freiburg, 23-26 February 2021. The workshop, entitled "Prosodic boundary phenomena", intends to bring together interdisciplinary researchers working on the impact of prosody on language comprehension and production, such as cross-linguistic variation in prosodic boundary implementation, inter- and intraindividual differences including the ontogenetic development of prosodic competences, and researchers who are interested in the prosody-syntax interface from a modeling perspective or other phenomena related to prosodic boundaries. We welcome a variety of different methodological approaches to prosody research. The workshop is held online, 24-25 February 2021.



Wednesday, 24 February 2021


Isabelle Franz, Christine Knoop, Gerrit Kentner, Sascha Rothbart, Vanessa Kegel, Julia Vasilieva, Sanja Methner, Winfried Menninghaus


Prosodic phrasing and syllable prominence in spoken prose – prediction from text and validation


Ludger Paschen, Susanne Fuchs, Frank Seifart


Final and pre-final lengthening in 13 languages


Ricardo Napoleão de Souza

Phonetic cues to IP-initial boundaries: Acoustic data from English, Spanish, and Portuguese



Bistra Andreeva, Bernd Möbius, Omnia Ibrahim, Ivan Yuen

The effect of predictability on the duration of phrase-final syllables



Gerrit Kentner, Isabelle Franz, Christine Knoop, Winfried Menninghaus

Pause duration and other prosodic boundary cues are not monotonically correlated


Laurence White

Temporal prediction in speech segmentation is modulated by foregoing utterance length



Xin Xie, Andres Buxó-Lugo, Chigusa Kurumada


An ideal-observer approach to structured talker variability in prosodic productions



Thursday, 25 February 2021


Naomi Peck, Kirsten Culhane, Maria Vollmer


Comparing cues: a mixed methods study of intonation unit boundaries in three typologically diverse languages



Sandrien van Ommen, Natalie Boll-Avetisyan, Barbara Höhle, Thierry Nazzi


Prosodic boundaries in phrase processing, a click-detection study


Nele Ots, Piia Taremaa


Effects of prosody and collocation frequency on language chunking



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