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Nadja Schauffler


Research and Teaching Associate
Institute of Linguistics
Division of English Linguistics (IfLA)


Keplerstr. 17
70174 Stuttgart
Room: 4.053

Office Hours

By appointment via email.


  • Rhythmic preferences and prosody production in German and English
  • prosody-semantics interface
  • L2 intonation
  • implicit prosody
  • Schauffler, N., Bernhart, T., Blessing, A., Eschenbach,  G., Gärtner, M., Jung, K., Kinder, A., Koch, J., Richter,  S., Viehhauser, G., Vu, N.T., Wesemann, L. and Kuhn, J. (2022): »textklang« – Towards a Multi-Modal Exploration Platform for German Poetry. In: Proceedings of the 13th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), Marseille.
  • Schauffler, N., Schubö, F., Bernhart, T., Eschenbach, G., Koch, J., Richter, S., Viehhauser, G., Vu, T., Wesemann, L., Kuhn, J. (2022) : Prosodic realisation of enjambment in recitations of German poetry. In: Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2022, Lisbon, 530-534, doi: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2022-108
  • Schauffler, N., Zellers, M. & Zerbian, S. (2019): Stress shift and focus marking in L1 and L2 English. Accepted at 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 5-9 August 2019, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Zerbian, S., Turco, G., Schauffler, N., Zellers, M. & Riester, A. (2016): Contrastive topic constituents in German. In: Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016.
  • Schauffler, N. & Schweitzer, K. (2015): Rhythm influences the tonal realisationof focus. In: Proceedings of Interspeech 2015, 6-10 September 2015, Dresden, Germany.
  • Schauffler, N., Turco, G. and Augurzky, P. (2015): Producing multiple contrastive accents in German: Rhythmic and syntactic factors. In: Proceedings of the 18 th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 10-14 August 2015, Glasgow, UK.
  • Schauffler, N., Schweitzer, A., Schweitzer, K. & Augurzky, P. (2015): Avoiding melodic clashes in pitch accent production: a corpus study. Trends in Phonetics and Phonology. Studies from German speaking Europe. Frankfurt / Bern: Lang.
  • Björkelund, A., Eckart, K., Riester, A., Schauffler, N. & Schweitzer, K. (2014): The extended DIRNDL corpus as a resource for coreference and bridging resolution. In: Proceedings of the 9th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC),Reykjavik.
  • Walsh, M., Schweitzer, K., Schauffler, N. (2013): Exemplar-based pitch accent categorisation using the Generalized Context Model. In: Proceedings of Interspeech 2013, Lyon, Frankreich.
  • Schauffler, N. & Zerbian, S.: "The role of alternation preferences in German Learners of English." Poster presentation at the workshop TiPToP 2021 in Konstanz (digital).
  • Schauffler, N.: "Stress shift and focus marking in L1 and L2 English." Poster presentation at ICPhS 2019 in Melbourne.
  • Augurzky, P. & Schauffler, N.: "Why two is not always better than one – an ERP study on minimality-based and prosodic predictions in German discourse processing." Poster presentation at AMLaP 2018, Berlin.
  • Schauffler, N.:"Der Einfluss rhythmischer Präferenzen auf die prosodische Markierung von Informationsstruktur". Vortrag am Institut für Germanistik, Universität Hamburg, Januar 2017.
  • Schauffler, N. & Augurzky, P.: "Rhythm influences the processing of double-focus sentences: ERP Evidence from German."  Poster presentation at AMLaP 2016 in Bilbao.
  • Schauffler, N.: "The role of rhythm in the prosodic realisation of contrastive focus." Talk at the Workshop Rhythm in Language, University of Stuttgart (2015).
  • Schauffler, N.: “The role of rhythm in the prosodic realisation of focus." Poster at Phonetik & Phonologie 11 in Marburg (2015).
  • Schauffler, N.: “The role of rhythm in the prosodic realisation of focus." Poster presentation at the Workshop Modeling variability in speech, University of Stuttgart (2015)
  • Schauffler, N.: „Prosody-inherent factors affecting pitch accent placement – deaccentuation of foci due to pitch accent clashes“. Talk at the workshop Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives on the Interrelation of Syntax, Semantics and Prosody, University of Cologne (2014).
  • Schauffler, N., Schweitzer, K., Schweitzer, A. and Augurzky, P.: “Do opposites attract? A corpus study on pitch accent alternation.” Poster presentation at Phonetik & Phonologie 9 in Zürich (2013).
  • Schauffler, N., Augurzky, P., Schweitzer, K. und Lewandowski, N.: "Effects of prosodic balance in different elicitation techniques". Poster presentation at AMLaP 2012 in Riva del Garda.
  • Since April 2021 I am a Post-Doc in the project »textklang« at the Institue for Natural Language Processing.
  • Basic Phonetics & Phonology for Bachelor students of English and other study programs (SS19, SS20, SS21, SS22)
  • Phonologie I for Bachelor students of Linguistics (WS19/20, WS20/21, WS21/22, WS22/23)
  • Phonologie II for Bachelor students of Linguistics (SS20)
  • Advanced Phonology: Phonological categories for Master students (WS20/21)
  • Advanced Phonology: Prosody in Context for Master students (WS19/20)
  • Phonetik for speech therapy students (Schule für Logopäden, Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, WS13/14)
  • ToBI-Workshop for Bachelor and Master students (SfS University of Tübingen, WS12/13)
  • Psycholinguistics parts of Topics in Laboratory Phonology for Bachelor students (IMS, WS12/13)

Professional Experience

since 04/2021

Post-Doc at the Institue for Natural Language Processing in the project >>textklang<<

since 05/2019

Research associate and PhD candidate at the Institute of Linguistics/English at the University of Stuttgart (Stand in for parental leave of Prof. Sabine Zerbian)

10/2015 – 04/2019

Institute of English Linguistics, University of Stuttgart SFB 732 „Incremental specification in context“, Project A7 „Crosslinguistic interactions in second language prosody“ Research associate and PhD candidate

05/2014 – 12/2015

Forschungsverbund Sprachwissenschaft und Kognition, University of Stuttgart (Research association „Linguistics and Cognition“) Coordinator

01/2012 – 10/2014

Institute for Natural Language Processing, University of Stuttgart DFG-project „Prosodic phrasing in auditory and visual sentence processing“ Research associate and PhD candidate

04/2014 – 09/2014

Institute for Natural Language Processing, University of Stuttgart Stand-in manager of degree programme & student counsellor

09/2007 – 12/2011


Institute for Natural Language Processing, University of Stuttgart SFB 732, Project A1 „Incremental specification of focus and givenness in a discourse context“ Student research assistant


08/2007 – 08/2010

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO), Stuttgart Student research assistant



10/2003 – 03/2011

University of Stuttgart English Literary Studies and Linguistics (major), Political Science (major), and History (minor) Thesis: „The effect of talent on the production of new and similar vowels by German learners of English” Degree: State examination (teaching degree) and Magistra Artium

10/2005 – 06/2006

University of Aberdeen, Scotland Language and Linguistics, Politics and International Relations, and

Hispanic Studies (ERASMUS Programme)






  • Member and coordinator of the workgroup for psycholinguistics in Stuttgart, Expsy
  • Member of the local organisation committee of the Workshops
    • "Trends in the pedagogical Trasnmission of prosody" (TiPToP 2021, University of Konstanz (digital))
    • "Processing Prosody across languages, varieties and nativeness" (ProPro 2017, University of Tübingen)
    • “Prosody and Information Structure in Stuttgart” (PINS, 2016, University of Stuttgart)
    • "Rhythm in language" (2015, University of Stuttgart)
    • “Linguistic and psycholinguistic studies in L2 phonology” (2014, University of Stuttgart)
    • "LabPhon 13" (2012, University of Stuttgart)
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