9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018

13-16 June 2018, Poznań, Poland

Chairs: Grażyna Demenko and Bernd Möbius; Editors: Katarzyna Klessa, Jolanta Bachan, Agnieszka Wagner, Maciej Karpiński & Daniel Śledziński

ISSN: 2333-2042
DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018

Keynote speech 1


The Future of Prosody: It's about Time
Dafydd Gibbon


Keynote speech 2


On prosodic structure
Daniel Hirst


Poster session 1


Repetition reduction in Papuan Malay prosody
Constantijn Kaland, Christoph Bracks, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann

Register, tone, and consonant-vowel coarticulation
Marjoleine Sloos, Jeroen van de Weijer, Yunyun Ran

Acoustic Analysis of Voice Quality in Iron Maiden’s Songs
Alexsandro Meireles, Beatriz Raposo de Medeiros

Yes/No Interrogative Intonation of Satipo Ashaninka (Kampa Arawak) of Peru
Elena Mihas, Olga Maxwell

Production and Perception of Prosodic Cues in Narrow & Corrective Focus in Urdu/Hindi
Farhat Jabeen, Bettina Braun

Gesture/speech integration in the perception of prosodic emphasis
Gaëlle Ferré

Perception of Suspense in Live Football Commentaries from German and British Perspectives
Barbara Samlowski, Friederike Kern, Juergen Trouvain

An Acoustic Study on the Effect of the Interaction between Intonation and Lexical Tones on the Realization of Cantonese Sentence-final Particles
Rachel Ka Ying Tsui, Shelley Xiuli Tong

Initial and final intonation cues of Czech yes-no questions
Andrea Pešková, Laura Colantoni, Trudel Meisenburg

Intonation and levels of agreement in interactions between Swedish adolescents
Julia Forsberg, Åsa Abelin

Sentence Accent Perception in Noise by French Non-Native Listeners of English
Odette Scharenborg, Fanny Meunier, Sofoklis Kakouros, Brechtje Post

Gradient Effects of Tonal Scaling in the Segmentation of Korean Speech: An Artificial-Language Segmentation Study
Annie Tremblay, Taehong Cho, Sahyang Kim, Seulgi Shin

The acoustic basis of lexical stress perception
Anders Eriksson, Antti Suni, Martti Vainio, Juraj Šimko

Eliciting extra prominence in read-speech tasks: The effects of different text-highlighting methods on acoustic cues to perceived prominence
Stephanie Berger, Oliver Niebuhr, Kerstin Fischer

‘Englishness’ of rhythm: comparison of the nPVI values between English songs and their counterparts in Japanese
Noriko Hattori

Prosody of negation in Iu-Mien
Ela Thurgood

N+N Borrowings from English: A New Stress Pattern in Czech?
Tomas Dubeda

The role of prominences in typologically different rhythms
Gonzalo E. Espinosa

Two patterns of tone lowering in Somali
David Le Gac

Perception of prosodic boundaries by naïve listeners in three different types of subordinate syntactic constructions
Manon Lelandais, Gaëlle Ferré

A qualitative analysis of rising tones in Dublin English
Julia Bongiorno, Sophie Herment

Short-term exposure enhances perception of both between- and within-category acoustic information
Jessie S. Nixon, Natalie Boll-Avetisyan, Tomas O. Lentz, Sandrien van Ommen, Brigitta Keij, Çağri Çöltekin, Liquan Liu, Jacolien van Rij

Impact of prosodic structure and information density on dynamic formant trajectories in German
Erika Brandt, Frank Zimmerer, Bistra Andreeva, Bernd Möbius

Intonational Realization of Declarative Questions in Bai
Zenghui Liu, Hans Van De Velde, Aoju Chen

The perception of intention and emotion in non-cry pre-babbling infant vocalizations
Anne Lacheret, Anne Bobin-Bègue, Emmanuel Devouche, Maya Gratier

The Effect of Ageing on Speech Rhythm: A Study on Zurich German
Elisa Pellegrino, Lei He, Volker Dellwo

Peaks and valleys of a stress group in three geographically distant varieties of French in contact and non-contact settings
Svetlana Kaminskaia

A Segmentation Effect in Dutch listeners’ Surface-to-Underlying Mapping of Tones
Xin Li, Rene Kager

The effect of syllable variation on the perception of lexical tones in Cantonese-speaking amusics
Jing Shao, Phyllis Oi Ching Tang, Caicai Zhang

Vowel space and f0 characteristics of infant-directed singing and speech
Nicolas Audibert, Simone Falk

The role of pragmatics and politeness in explaining prosodic variability
Stella Gryllia, Mary Baltazani, Amalia Arvaniti

Prosodic and Segmental Correlates of Spontaneous Dutch Speech in Patients with Parkinson's Disease: A Pilot Study
Vass Verkhodanova, Matt Coler

Distributed representation of melodic contours
Daniil Kocharov, Alla Menshikova

Prosodic Comparison of Utterances without Extracting Fundamental Frequencies based on Vocalized Subharmonic Summation
Takuya Ozuru, Nobuaki Minematsu, Daisuke Saito

Phonogenre affecting voice likability
Rene Altrov, Hille Pajupuu, Jaan Pajupuu

Prosodic Marking of Information Status in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Martina Krüger, Francesco Cangemi, Kai Vogeley, Martine Grice

L1 Effects on L2 comprehension of focus-to-prosody mapping: A comparison between Cantonese and Dutch learners of English
Haoyan Ge, Aoju Chen, Virginia Yip

The role of prosody for the interpretation of rhetorical questions in German
Jana Neitsch, Bettina Braun, Nicole Dehe

The Perception of Cantonese Lexical Tones in Popular Music: A Preliminary Report
Janice Wing Sze Wong, Jung-Yueh Tu

Deconstructing beat gestures: a labelling proposal
Pilar Prieto, Alice Cravotta, Olga Kushch, Patrick Rohrer, Ingrid Vilà-Giménez

Restraining and encouraging the use of hand gestures: Effects on speech
Alice Cravotta, Maria Grazia Busà, Pilar Prieto

A cross-linguistic, longitudinal case study of pauses and interpausal units in spontaneous speech corpora of older speakers of German and French
Annette Gerstenberg, Susanne Fuchs, Julie Marie Kairet, Johannes Schröder, Claudia Frankenberg

Conditional realisation of post-focus compression in Japanese
Albert Lee, Yi Xu


Oral session 1: Prosody and discourse


Prosodic entrainment and trust in human-computer interaction
Stefan Benus, Marian Trnka, Eduard Kuric, Lukáš Marták, Agustín Gravano, Julia Hirschberg, Rivka Levitan

Convergence of Pitch Accents in a Shadowing Task
Iona Gessinger, Antje Schweitzer, Bistra Andreeva, Eran Raveh, Bernd Möbius, Ingmar Steiner

Exploring prosodic and conversational context factors in pitch perception
Margaret Zellers, Antje Schweitzer


Oral session 2: Modelling prosody


Anticipatory shortening: Articulation rate, phrase length, and lookahead in speech production
Jason Bishop, Boram Kim

Durational cues to word boundaries in spontaneous speech
Jiaer Tao, Francisco Torreira, Meghan Clayards

Cue-based annotation and analysis of prosodic boundary events
Alejna Brugos, Mara Breen, Nanette Veilleux, Jonathan Barnes, Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel


Special session: Prosody in Social Contexts (Organizers: Xiaoming Jiang and Marc D. Pell)


How parents motivate their children through prosody
Silke Paulmann, Berdien Vrijders, Netta Weinstein, Maarten Vansteenkiste

Preschoolers use prosodic mitigation strategies to encode polite stance
Iris Hübscher, Martina Garufi, Pilar Prieto

How to do things with(out) words? Analyzing the effects of vocal emotional expressions on cooperation behavior
Jonathan A. Caballero, Marina Menez Díaz, Natalia Arias-Trejo, Florente López Rodriguez, Marc D. Pell

Opposites attract! Pitch divergence at turn breaks as cause and effect of perceived attractiveness
Jan Michalsky, Heike Schoormann

Predicting confidence and doubt in accented speakers: Human perception and machine learning experiments
Xiaoming Jiang, Marc Pell


Oral session 3: Phonology and phonetics of prosody


Listeners are sensitive to prosody in segmental categorization
Jeremy Steffman

Segments, syllables and speech tempo perception
Leendert Plug, Rachel Smith

Prosody of classic garden path sentences: The horse raced faster when embedded
Nino Grillo, Miriam Aguilar, Leah Roberts, Andrea Santi, Giuseppina Turco


Oral session 4: Language contact, acquisition and teaching


Asymmetric Efficiency of Juncture Perception in L1 and L2
Martin Ho Kwan Ip, Anne Cutler

Prosodic characteristics of infant-directed speech as a function of maternal parity
Katalin Mády, Uwe D. Reichel, Ádám Szalontai, Anna Kohári, Andrea Deme

Analysis of the efficiency of repeating activities for improving prosody in L2 pronunciation training
David Escudero, César González-Ferreras, Valentín Cardeñoso-Payo


Keynote speech 3


Multimodal emotional speech perception
Sonja Kotz


Special session: Prosodic Analysis in Digital Humanities (Organizers: Burkhard Meyer-Sickendiek and Hussein Hussein)


Classification of Swedish dialects using a hierarchical prosodic analysis
Marcin Włodarczak, Juraj Šimko, Antti Suni, Martti Vainio

Virtual reality simulations as a new tool for practicing presentations and refining public-speaking skills
Oliver Niebuhr, Jan Michalsky

Detection of Prominent Words in Oral Reading by Children
Kamini Sabu, Preeti Rao

Towards Automatic Recognition of Prosody
Sonia Cenceschi, Licia Sbattella, Roberto Tedesco

Are pitch variation cues indispensable to distinguish vocal emotions?
Ting Wang, Yang Qian

Automatic Detection of Enjambment in German Readout Poetry
Hussein Hussein, Burkhard Meyer-Sickendiek, Timo Baumann


Poster session 2


Exhalatory turn-taking cues
Marcin Włodarczak, Mattias Heldner

Spectral tilt as a correlate of Papuan Malay word stress
Constantijn Kaland

Perception of vocal attractiveness by Mandarin native listeners
Anqi Xu, Albert Lee

A Corpus-Based Exploration of the Functions of Disaligned Pitch Peaks in American English Dialog
Nigel Ward

Rising Above the Standard: Variation in L+H* contour use across 5 varieties of American English
Rachel Steindel Burdin, Nicole Holliday, Paul Reed

The acoustic fingerprint of a charismatic voice - Initial evidence from correlations between long-term spectral features and listener ratings
Oliver Niebuhr, Radek Skarnitzl, Lea Tylečková

The Effect of Noise on Emotion Perception in an Unknown Language
Odette Scharenborg, Sofoklis Kakouros, Jiska Koemans

The Interplay between Speech and Breathing across three Brazilian Portuguese Speaking Styles
Plinio Barbosa, Sandra Madureira

Testing the Effects of Acoustic/Prosodic Entrainment on User Behavior at the Dialog-Act Level
Lara Gauder, Marisol Reartes, Ramiro H. Gálvez, Štefan Beňuš, Agustín Gravano

Silence and overlap in chat and chunk phases of multiparty casual conversation
Emer Gilmartin, Maria O'Reilly, Christian Saam, Benjamin Cowan, Carl Vogel, Nick Campbell, Vincent Wade

Bilingualism, pitch range and social factors: preliminary results from sequential Japanese-English bilinguals
Elisa Passoni, Adib Mehrabi, Erez Levon, Esther de Leeuw

Conversational quality is affected by and reflected in prosodic entrainment
Jan Michalsky, Heike Schoormann, Oliver Niebuhr

Exploratory study in ethnophonetics: Comparison of cross-cultural perceptions of Japanese cake seller voices among Japanese, Chinese and American English listeners
Donna Erickson, Toshiyuki Sadanobu, Chunyue Zhu, Kerrie Obert, Hayato Daikuhara

Consistency of base frequency labelling for the F0 contour generation model using expressive emotional speech corpora
Yoshiko Arimoto, Yasuo Horiuchi, Sumio Ohno

The prosody of rhetorical vs. information-seeking questions in Icelandic
Nicole Dehé, Bettina Braun, Daniela Wochner

Effect of Prosodic Context on Lexical Access: An Investigation of Korean Denasalization
Seulgi Shin, Annie Tremblay

StudyIntonation courseware kit for EFL prosody teaching
Elena Boitsova, Evgeny Pyshkin, Takako Yasuta, Natalia Bogach, Iurii Lezhenin, Anton Lamtev, Vadim Diachkov

Prosody meets pragmatics: a production study on German verb-first sentences
Daniela Wochner, Nicole Dehé

L-tone Focus and Word-internal PFC in Kaifeng Mandarin
Lei Wang

Idiomatic or literal? Production of collocations in German read speech
Frank Zimmerer, Erika Brandt, Bistra Andreeva, Bernd Möbius

Discourse phrases classification: direct vs. narrative audio speech
Marie Tahon, Damien Lolive

The expression of politeness and pitch height in Russian imperatives
Aleksandra Chikulaeva, Mariapaola D'Imperio

Ironic tones of voices
Maël Mauchand, Nikolaos Vergis, Marc Pell

Rhythm in Stockholm's two working-class varieties: Separate models predict intervocalic durational contrast
Nathan Young

The role of lexical stress on vowel duration and vowel space in two varieties of Spanish
Fabian Santiago, Paolo Mairano

Perception and production of Cantonese tones by South Asians in Hong Kong
Peggy Mok, Crystal Lee, Alan Yu

Initial Pitch Cues in English Sentence Types
Matthew Patience, Olivia Marasco, Laura Colanton, Gabrielle Klassen, Malina Radu, Olga Tararova

The Relationship Between Speech Rate, Voice Quality and Listeners’ Purchase Intentions
May M.W. Poon, Karen M.K. Chan, Edwin M.L. Yiu

Analysis of relations between hand gestures and dialogue act categories
Carlos Ishi, Ryusuke Mikata, Hiroshi Ishiguro

The perception of Estonian quantity degrees by Spanish listeners
Katrin Leppik, Pärtel Lippus, Eva Liina Asu

Free Labeling of Audio-visual Attitudinal Expressions in Cantonese
Tan Lee, King Hang Matthew Ma, Albert Rilliard, Hansjörg Mixdorff, Angelika Hönemann

Variability in Mandarin Tone Perception: a multidialectal approach
Dafydd Gibbon, Huangmei Liu

Acoustic cue variability affects eye movement behaviour during non-native speech perception
Jessie S. Nixon, Catherine T. Best

Brief training with rhythmic beat gestures helps L2 pronunciation in a reading aloud task
Judith Llanes-Coromina, Pilar Prieto, Patrick Rohrer

The Prosody of Discourse Markers alors and et in French. A Speech Production Study
Ivana Didirkova, George Christodoulides, Anne Catherine Simon

The probabilistic relationship between pitch accents and information status in public speech
Suyeon Im, Jennifer Cole, Stefan Baumann

Role of prosody on the perception of the “oui”/”yes” feedback in medical context
Maria Camilla Mastriani, Caterina Petrone, Roxane Bertrand, Magalie Ochs

Speaking style variation in laboratory speech: A perception study
Katarzyna Klessa, Maciej Karpiński

Chanted Call Tune in Tianjin Mandarin: Disyllabic Calls
Cong Zhang

Innovations in the stylistic variation of nuclear tunes in Belfast English
Anna Jespersen

Acoustic-Prosodic and Lexical Entrainment in Deceptive Dialogue
Sarah Ita Levitan, Jessica Xiang, Julia Hirschberg

The structure of vowelless verbal roots in Tashlhiyt Berber
Paula Orzechowska, Rachid Ridouane


Special session: Prosody in Speech and Music (Organizers: Maciej Karpiński and Piotr Podlipniak)


Acoustic distinctions between speech and singing: Is singing acoustically more stable than speech?
Beatriz Medeiros, Joao Cabral

Investigating prosody in music and speech
Yundu Wang, Elinor Payne

Reality and perception of stress-beat mismatches in German
Teresa Proto

At the Interface of Speech and Music: A Study of Prosody and Musical Prosody in Rap Music
Olivier Migliore, Nicolas Obin

Unequal Impairment of Native and Non-native Tone Perception in Cantonese-speaking Congenital Amusics
Gaoyuan Zhang, Jing Shao, Xunan Huang, Lan Wang, Caicai Zhang


Keynote speech 4


Speech emotion recognition
Jianhua Tao


Poster session 3


VJ.PEAT: Automated measurement of prosodic features
Tillmann Pistor, Carsten Keil

MIAPARLE: Online training for discrimination and production of stress contrasts
Sandra Schwab, Jean-Philippe Goldman

Mapping areal variation and majority language influence in North Sámi using hierarchical prosodic analysis
Katri Hiovain, Antti Suni, Martti Vainio, Juraj Šimko

Shapes and timing in charismatic speech - Evidence from sounds and melodies
Oliver Niebuhr, Jana Thumm, Jan Michalsky

Thematicity-based Prosody Enrichment for Text-to-Speech Applications
Monica Dominguez, Mireia Farrús, Leo Wanner

Estimation of Hidden Speaking Rate
Guan-Ting Liou, Chen-Yu Chiang, Yih-Ru Wang, Sin-Horng Chen

Duration modeling using DNN for Arabic speech synthesis
Imene Zangar, Zied Mnasri, Vincent Colotte, Denis Jouvet, Amal Houidhek

Acoustic correlates of secondary stress in Estonian
Eva Liina Asu, Pärtel Lippus

Automatic phrasing in French
Philippe Martin

Paragraph Prosodic Patterns to Enhance Text-to-Speech Naturalness
Alex Peiró-Lilja, Mireia Farrús

Automated English Proficiency Scoring of Unconstrained Speech Using Prosodic Features
Okim Kang, David Johnson

Robust Mizo digit recognition using data augmentation and tonal information
Biswajit Dev Sarma, Abhishek Dey, Wendy Lalhminghlui, Parismita Gogoi, Priyankoo Sarmah, S R Mahadeva Prasanna

An HPM-based Prosodic Analysis of Disfluencies for Spontaneous Mandarin Speech
Cheng Hsien Lin, Chung-Long You, Chen-Yu Chiang, Yih-Ru Wang, Sin-Horng Chen

Quantitative Analysis of Māori Prosody from Three Generations
Hansjörg Mixdorff, Catherine Watson, Peter Keegan

Acoustic correlates of the French Accentual Phrase in Lifou (New Caledonia)
Catalina Torres, Janet Fletcher, Gillian Wigglesworth

Perception of Prosodic Boundaries by Naive and Expert Listeners in French. Modelling and Automatic Annotation
George Christodoulides, Anne Catherine Simon, Ivana Didirkova

Distal rate effect for Finnish epenthetic vowels
Michael O'Dell, Tommi Nieminen

Compressibility of Segment Duration in English and Chinese
Chengxia Wang, Jinsong Zhang, Yi Xu

The Three-Way Distinction of Consonant Duration in Estonian
Helen Türk

Minimum Sample Length for the Estimation of Long-term Speaking Rate
Pablo Arantes, Anders Eriksson, Verônica Lima

Can we model pitch using only the f0 on sonorant rimes?
Daniel Hirst, Ting Wang

Optional accentuation of pronouns in German
Frank Kügler

The Rhythm of Heptasyllabic Words: Evidence for Metrical Bidirectionality
Beata Łukaszewicz, Ewa Zajbt, Urszula Krawczyk

Automatic Prominence Detection in Argentinian Spanish
Diego Evin, Christian Cossio-Mercado, Humberto Maximiliano Torres, Jorge Gurlekian, Hansjörg Mixdorff

The Perception-Production Link in Intonation: Evidence from German Learners of English
Karin Puga, Robert Fuchs, Toby Hudson, Jane Setter, Peggy Mok

Characteristics of Text-to-Speech and Other Corpora
Erica Cooper, Emily Li, Julia Hirschberg

Laryngealization, Gender and Speakers' Distinctiveness in Brazilian Portuguese
Julio Cesar Cavalcanti de Oliveira, Luciana Lucente, Plinio Barbosa

Acoustic profiles for prosodic headedness and constituency
Uwe Reichel, Katalin Mády, Stefan Benus

Encouraging children to produce rhythmic beat gestures leads to better narrative discourse performances
Ingrid Vilà-Giménez, Pilar Prieto

Speaker Age Effects on Prosodic Patterns in Bulgarian
Snezhina Dimitrova, Bistra Andreeva, Christoph Gabriel, Jonas Grünke

Emotional Speech Perception: A set of semantically validated German neutral and emotionally affective sentences
Sabrina Defren, Patricia de Brito Castilho Wesseling, Shanley Allen, Vered Shakuf, Boaz Ben-David, Thomas Lachmann

Effects of Word Embeddings on Neural Network-based Pitch Accent Detection
Sabrina Stehwien, Ngoc Thang Vu, Antje Schweitzer

Focus and its prosody in Akan and Ga
Susanne Genzel, Agata Renans, Frank Kügler

Audio-visual Analyses of Differences Between Natural and Teaching Styles for Mandarin Tone Production
Yueqiao Han, Martijn Goudbeek, Maria Mos, Marc Swerts

Pitch accent typology and intonation in the three dialects of Ryukyuan
Yasuko Nagano-Madsen

Effects of Focus on f0 across Four Varieties of Donegal Irish
Amelie Dorn, Ailbhe Ní Chasaide

Towards a phonological model of Uyghur intonation
Travis Major, Connor Mayer

Durational variability as a marker of prosodic structure in Indian English(es)
Elinor Payne, Olga Maxwell

Fundamental Frequency Characteristics of Parkinsonian Speech after Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation
Ping Fan, Wentao Gu, Dawei Gong, Wenbin Zhang

Neural network modeling of prosodic prominence in Besemah (Malayic, Indonesia)
Bradley McDonnell, Rory Turnbull

The kinematic profile of prominence in Greek
Argyro Katsika

A Preliminary Model of Tatar Intonational Phonology
Adam Royer, Sun-Ah Jun

PySFC - A System for Prosody Analysis based on the Superposition of Functional Contours Prosody Model
Branislav Gerazov, Gérard Bailly

Prosodic marking of information status in spoken digit sequences produced by speakers of Brazilian Portuguese and Dutch
Ayane Santos, Miguel Oliveira Jr, René Santos



Oral session 5: Prosody in speech technology


Adaptation and Frontend Features to Improve Naturalness in Found-Data Synthesis
Erica Cooper, Julia Hirschberg

Sparse Coding of Pitch Contours with Deep Auto-Encoders
Nicolas Obin, Julie Belião

Using periodic energy to enrich acoustic representations of pitch in speech: A demonstration
Aviad Albert, Francesco Cangemi, Martine Grice


Oral session 6: Applications of prosodic analysis


Relationship between Perception and Production of Intonation of French in Parkinson’s Disease
Anahita Basirat, Cédric Patin, Caroline Moreau

Model-based prosodic analysis of charismatic speech
Hansjörg Mixdorff, Oliver Niebuhr, Angelika Hönemann

Learning to Determine Who is the Better Speaker
Timo Baumann


Poster session 4


Use of Tonal Information in Korean Lexical Access
Annie Tremblay, Seulgi Shin, Sahyang Kim, Taehong Cho

Prosody in first-generation adult immigrants and second-generation heritage-language users: the timing of prenuclear rising accents
Ineke Mennen, Denise Chousi

Intonation and (re)syllabification in L2 French interrogatives produced by L1 German learners: Comparing different proficiency levels
Christoph Gabriel, Trudel Meisenburg, Bénédict Wocker

L2 Speech Rhythm Development in New Immigrants
Donald White, Peggy Mok

Typology of English Monophthongs by EFL Learners from Wu Dialectal Region- A Case Study of Ningbo and Shanghai
Yuan Jia, Yu Wang

L1 and L2 phonetic reduction in quiet and noisy environments
Peggy Mok, Xiaolin Li, Jingxin Luo, Guo Li

Hand-clapping to the rhythm of newly learned words improves L2 pronunciation: Evidence from Catalan and Chinese learners of French
Florence Baills, Yuan Zhang, Pilar Prieto

Prosodic Reading and Reading Comprehension in Chinese and English among Hong Kong Cantonese-English Bilingual Children: A Longitudinal Study
Shelley Xiuli Tong, Rachel Ka-Ying Tsui, Alvis Kan-Ki Fung

Disfluency in Chinese L2 Spontaneous Speech: Patterns and Interactions
Jue Yu, Jiena Chen, Shengyi Wu, Ye Feng

Prominence Effects on Hungarian Vowels: A Pilot Study
Alexandra Markó, Márton Bartók, Tekla Etelka Gráczi, Andrea Deme, Tamás Gábor Csapó

Respiratory Control, Pauses, and Tonal Control in L1’s and L2’s Text Reading – A Pilot Study on Swedish and Japanese –
Toshiko Isei-Jaakkola, Yasuko Nagano-Madsen, Keiko Ochi

Prosodic features of Finnish compound words
Päivi Virkkunen, Juraj Šimko, Heini Kallio, Martti Vainio

The phonetic variation of short intervocalic /h/ in Estonian
Pire Teras

Production of English Stops by Mandarin Chinese Learners
Hongwei Ding, Yuqing Zhan, Jiahong Yuan, Sishi Liao

Pitch Range, Dynamism and Level in Postcolonial Varieties of English: A Comparison of Educated Indian English and British English
Robert Fuchs

The Effect of L1 Prosody in the Perception and Production of Non-native Lexical Stress
Joanne Jingwen Li, Maria Grigos

Information structure and prosodic prominence: how does sentence final particle affect Cantonese intonation?
Hong Zhang, Mark Liberman, Tan Lee

Rhythmic stress or word-boundary effects? Comparison of primary and secondary stress correlates in segmentally identical word pairs
Janina Mołczanow, Beata Łukaszewicz, Anna Łukaszewicz

Syntax and Prosody Interface of Wh-Scope in Mandarin
So Young Lee, Lei Liu, Hongchen Wu, Jiwon Yun

Prosodic Comparisons of Two Types of Realization of Focus in Mandarin
Ying Chen

The Acoustic Realization of Prosodic Prominence in Polish: Word-level Stress and Phrase-level Accent
Aleksandra Ćwiek, Petra Wagner

Production of final boundary tones in declarative utterances by English-speaking learners of Spanish
Germán Zárate-Sández

L1 Influence and Task effects in the realization of sentence types by Inuktitut-English sequential bilinguals
Laura Colantoni, Alana Johns, Gaby Klassen, Matthew Patience, Malina Radu, Olga Tararova

Impact of fluency and segmental categorization in L2: the case of French final fricatives uttered by German speakers
Anne Bonneau

Pitch accent types and tonal alignment of the accentual rise in Indian English(es)
Olga Maxwell, Elinor Payne

Perceptual assimilation of non-native prosodic cues: Cross-linguistic effects of lexical F0 learning
Seth Wiener, Seth Goss

Intonation in Contact: Mandarin Influence in Yami
Li-Fang Lai, Shelome Gooden

Analysis of monosyllabic tones in Mandarin Chinese produced by Polish students
Agnieszka Jóźwik, Feng Shi

Focus Prosody in Cantonese and Teochew Noun Phrases
Yu-Yin Hsu, Anqi Xu, Hang Ngai

IP length and peak (and valley) trends in neutral declaratives in Connaught and Ulster Irish – a comparison
Maria O'Reilly, Ailbhe Ní Chasaide

Impact of prosodic training on Italian as L2 by Hiberno-English speakers
Francesca Nicora, Laura Incalcaterra McLoughlin, Barbara Gili Fivela

Prosodic variation and perceptive distinctness? An experiment with some dialectal varieties of Italy
Valentina De Iacovo, Paolo Mairano

Prosodic disambiguation by Chinese EFL learners in a cooperative game task
Yuanyuan Zhang, Hongwei Ding, Peter Zelchenko, Xin Cui, Yi Lin, Yuqing Zhan, Hui Zhang

What Automatic Speech Recognition Can Tell Us About Stress and Stress Shift in Continuous Speech
Simone de Lemos

Variation in polar interrogative contours within and between Arabic dialects
Sam Hellmuth

Non-segmental conditioning of sibilant variation in American English
Jacob Phillips, Daniel Chen, Alan Yu

Exponents of sonority in Slavic and Germanic languages
Paula Orzechowska

Coarticulatory effects on “the” production in child and adult speech
Jeffrey Kallay, Melissa Redford

Lexical stress in Polish: evidence from focus and phrase-position differentiated production data
Zofia Malisz, Marzena Żygis