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Dr. des.

Nadja Schauffler

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


+49 711 685-83163

Keplerstr. 17
70174 Stuttgart
Room: 4.053

Office Hours

By appointment via email (during the Wintersemester 2020/21).

During the semester break office hours generally by appointment only.


  • Rhythmic preferences and prosody production in German and English
  • prosody-semantics interface
  • L2 intonation
  • implicit prosody
  • Schauffler, N., Zellers, M. & Zerbian, S. (accepted): Stress shift and focus marking in L1 and L2 English. Accepted at 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 5-9 August 2019, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Sabine Zerbian, Giuseppina Turco,  Nadja Schauffler, Margaret Zellers & Arndt Riester (2016): Contrastive topic constituents in German. In: Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016.
  • Nadja Schauffler & Katrin Schweitzer (2015): Rhythm influences the tonal realisationof focus. In: Proceedings of Interspeech 2015, 6-10 September 2015, Dresden, Germany.
  • Nadja Schauffler, Giuseppina Turco and Petra Augurzky (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.
  • Nadja Schauffler, Antje Schweitzer, Katrin Schweitzer & Petra Augurzky (2015): Avoiding melodic clashes in pitch accent production: a corpus study. Trends in Phonetics and Phonology. Studies from German speaking Europe. Frankfurt / Bern: Lang.
  • Anders Björkelund, Kerstin Eckart, Arndt Riester, Nadja Schauffler & Katrin Schweitzer (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.
  • Michael Walsh, Katrin Schweitzer, Nadja Schauffler (2013): Exemplar-based pitch accent categorisation using the Generalized Context Model. In: Proceedings of Interspeech 2013, Lyon, Frankreich.





  • Nadja Schauffler:"Der Einfluss rhythmischer Präferenzen auf die prosodische Markierung von Informationsstruktur". Vortrag am Institut für Germanistik, Universität Hamburg, Januar 2017. 
  • Nadja Schauffler & Petra Augurzky: "Rhythm influences the processing of double-focus sentences: ERP Evidence from German."  Poster presentation at AMLaP 2016 in Bilbao.
  • Nadja Schauffler: "The role of rhythm in the prosodic realisation of contrastive focus." Talk at the Workshop Rhythm in Language, University of Stuttgart (2015).
  • Nadja Schauffler: “The role of rhythm in the prosodic realisation of focus." Poster at Phonetik & Phonologie 11 in Marburg (2015).
  • Nadja Schauffler: “The role of rhythm in the prosodic realisation of focus." Poster presentation at the Workshop Modeling variability in speech, University of Stuttgart (2015).
  • Nadja Schauffler: „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).

  • Nadja Schauffler, Katrin Schweitzer, Antje Schweitzer and Petra Augurzky: “Do opposites attract? A corpus study on pitch accent alternation.” Poster presentation at Phonetik & Phonologie 9 in Zürich (2013).

  • Nadja Schauffler, Petra Augurzky, Katrin Schweitzer und Natalie Lewandowski: "Effects of prosodic balance in different elicitation techniques". Poster presentation at AMLaP 2012 in Riva del Garda.









  • WS 12/13 parts in "Topics in Laboratory Phonology"
  • WS 12/13 ToBI-Workshop (SfS University of Tübingen)
  • WS 13/14 Phonetics (School for logopedics, University Hospital Tübingen)
  • SS 19 Basic Phonetics & Phonology




Professional Experience

since 10/2014

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 of SpeechNet BaWü
  • Member and coordinator of the workgroup for psycholinguistics in Stuttgart, Expsy
  • Member of the DIMA group (modelling and annotating German intonation), since 2015
  • Member of the local organisation committee of the Workshops
    • Prosody and Intonation (PINS, 2016)
    • Rhythm in Language (2015)
    • Linguistic and psycholinguistic studies in L2 phonology (2014)
    • LabPhon 13 in Stuttgart (2012)




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