Research

Current Research Topics

  • Phonetics and Phonology of Kiezdeutsch
  • Reductive Phenomena in Fast Speech in German
  • Prosodic Restructuring in Slow Speech in German
  • Prosodic Expressions of Focus in Complex Tone Languages

Member of the following research projects

  • since 01/2008
    Constituent Based Boundary Phenomena (PB1, ZAS)
  • 09/2003 - 06/2007
    Signalparametrische Ausprägung von Hervorhebung und Gliederung lautsprachlicher Äußerungen im Sprachvergleich (D3, SFB632 Informationsstruktur, HU Berlin & Univ. Potsdam 
  • 03/1994 - 09/2004
    Name Pronunciation in the German Bell-Labs Text-to-Speech Module (Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey)
  • 10/1995 - 09/1997
    Development of Segmentation Criteria and Corpus Annotation schemes for spontaneous and read US-English Corpora. AT&T Laboratories (Drs. J. Hirschberg & B. Grosz, Murray Hill, New Jersey).