PaPE 2019 - Program

Program at glance


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PaPE 2019 Program at glance



Booklet of abstracts





SUNDAY 16 June

18:00 -20:00



MONDAY 17 June

08:00 – 09:00


09:00 - 09:30

Opening ceremony

09:30 – 10:30

Keynote speech: Janet Pierrehumbert, Regular sound change through the lens of exemplar theory

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break


Oral session 1: From short term accommodation to change I chair Pilar Prieto

11:00 – 11:30

Stephan Schmid, Markus Jochim, Nicola Klingler, Michael Pucher, Urban Zihlmann and Felicitas Kleber

Vowel and consonant quantity in southern German varieties: typology, variation, and change

11:30 – 12:00

Mary Baltazani, Joanna Przedlacka and John Coleman

Intonation in contact: Athenian, Cretan, Corfiot and Venetian declaratives

12:00 – 12:30

Anne Cutler, Laura Ann Burchfeld and Mark Antoniou

Language-specificity and experience-dependence of phonetic adjustment to talkers

12:30 – 13:00

Jenny Yu and Katharina Zahner

Compensation strategies in non-native English and German productions: Evidence for prosodic transfer and adjustment

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 -15:00

Poster session 1 chair: Stephan Schmid


Oral session 2: From short term accommodation to change II chair: Janet Fletcher

15:00 – 15:30

Wenling Cao

Short-term accommodation of Hong Kong English towards RP and GenAmE

15:30 – 16:00

Christiane Ulbrich

Phonetic accommodation on the segmental and the suprasegmental level of speech in native-non-native collaborative tasks

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 17:30

Poster session 2 chair: Francesco Cangemi


Oral session 3: Factors affecting perception I chair Anne Cutler

17:30 – 18:00

Laurence White, Silvia Benavides-Varela, Katalin Mády and Sven Mattys

The primary importance of onsets: Timing and prediction in speech segmentation

18:00 – 18:30

Chelsea Sanker

Effects of coda laryngeal features and stimulus language on perceived vowel duration

18:30 - 19:00

Nadja Kerschhofer-Puhalo

“Similar or different?” – The phonetics and phonology of similarity in non-native vowel perception



09:00 – 10:00

Keynote speech: Wolfran Ziegler, The challenge of word articulation: A neurophonetic view


Oral session 4: Pathological speech chair Giovanna Marotta

10:00 – 10:30

Daria D'Alessandro, Michaela Pernon, Cécile Fougeron and Marina Laganaro

Anticipatory V-to-V coarticulation in French in different Motor Speech Disorders

10:30 – 11:00

Caterina Petrone, Melody Zira, Christelle Zielinski and Elisa Sneed German

Cognitive abilities and prosody in question-response interactions: A clinical study

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break


Oral session 5: Variation and modelling chair Martine Grice

11:30 – 12:00

Georg Lohfink, Argyro Katsika and Amalia Arvaniti

Variation, variability and category overlap in intonation

12:00 – 12:30

Leonardo Lancia and Cristel Portes

The contribution of dynamics to the perception of tonal alignment

12:30 – 13:00

Simon Roessig and Doris Mücke

Prosodic variation in a multi-dimensional dynamic system

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 -15:00

Poster session 3 chair: Stefan Baumann


Oral session 6: Factors affecting perception II chair: Mariapaola D’Imperio

15:00 – 15:30

Caterina Ventura, Martine Grice, Michelina Savino, Aviad Albert and Petra Schumacher

Perceptual evaluation of post-focal prominence in Italian by L1 and L2 naïve listeners

15:30 – 16:00

Gilbert Ambrazaitis and David House

Multimodality in prominence production and its sensitivity for lexical prosody

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 17:30

Poster session 4 chair: Maria del Mar Vanrell


Oral session 7: L2 learning chair Aoju Chen

17:30 – 18:00

Fabian Santiago and Paolo Mairano

Prosodic effects on L2 French vowels: a corpus-based investigation

18:00 – 18:30

Peng Li, Florence Baills and Pilar Prieto

Durational hand gestures facilitate the learning of L2 vowel length contrasts


Social dinner



09:00 – 10:00

Keynote Speech: Sara Bögels, Turn-taking: Early planning and late cues


Oral session 8: Processing of information chair Amalia Arvaniti

10:00 – 10:30

Stefan Baumann and Petra Schumacher

The incremental processing of pitch accents, information status and focus

10:30 – 11:00

Mikael Roll, Pelle Söderström and Merle Horne

Pre-activation negativity (PrAN): A neural index of predictive strength of phonological cues

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break


Oral session 9: Sign language chair Louis Goldstein

11:30 – 12:00

Carlo Geraci, Justine Mertz, Jessica Lettieri, Shi Yu and Natasha Abner

Typological and Historical relations across sign languages The view from articulatory features

12:00 – 12:30

Valentina Aristodemo, Chiara Annucci, Justine Mertz, Giustolisi Beastrice, Carlo Geraci and Caterina Donati

Measuring phonological complexity in Sign Language

12:30 – 13:00

Adelaide Silva and André Xavier

Libras and Articulatory Phonology

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 16:00

Poster session 5 chair: Caterina Petrone

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break


Oral session 10: Speech production chair Cinzia Avesani

16:30 - 17:00

Sarah Harper

Intrasegmental gestural timing for American English /ɹ/ in isolated and connected speech

17:00 -1 7:30

Miran Oh, Dani Byrd, Louis Goldstein and Shrikanth Narayanan

Vertical larynx actions and larynx-oral timing in ejectives and implosives

17:30 - 18:00

Christopher Carignan

Network analytics reveals patterns in many-to-one articulatory-to-acoustic strategy


Closing ceremony




Satellite Workshop in Bari

“Prominence between Cognitive Functions and Linguistic Structures” (COFLIS)




Poster Session 1 – Monday 17 June 14:00 -15:00



Jolanta Sypiańska

The L1 of Polish expats in Denmark – a comparison of three emigration waves


Janet Fletcher, Rosey Billington and Nick Thieberger

Word order, focus, and prosodic variation in Nafsan (Vanuatu)


Jennifer Sander, Barbara Höhle and Aude Noiray

From the eye to the mouth: does a developmental shift in attention co-emerge with the emergence of babbling?


Marcel Schlechtweg and Holden Härtl

Quotation marks are expressed in spoken language


Melina Heinrichs, Marcel Schlechtweg and Marcel Linnenkohl

Acoustic differences between homophonous singular-plural nouns in German


Michela Russo

Clusters and complex onsets in Romagnolo. A cross-linguistically syllabification algorithm?


Anisia Popescu, Lisa Hintermeier, Stella Kruger and Aude Noiray

Does the acquisition of reading affect speech production?


Cristel Portes and Arndt Riester

How prominence shift and phrasing combine to mark focus in French


Karolina Bros, Martin Meyer and Volker Dellwo

Default and exceptional stress processing in Spanish: an ERP analysis


Mark Gibson, Ferenc Bunta, Charles Johnson and Miriam Huarriz

Using Random Forests to compare production patterns by bilingual English-Spanish speaking children with cochlear implants and their peers with normal hearing


Jane Mertens, Anne Hermes and Doris Mücke

Velocity profiles and prosodic variation in younger and older speakers


Peter Staroverov and Sören Tebay

Allophony and history of Mee velar lateral


Giovanna Lenoci, Chiara Celata and Irene Ricci

Articulatory-to-acoustic relations in Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Vowel Production


Poster Session 2 - Monday 17 June 16:30 -17:30



Nicolas Audibert and Cecile Fougeron

Are people as old as they sound? Acoustic, regional and generational effects


Maria Del Mar Vanrell and Ingo Feldhausen.

The realization of focus in monolingual and bilingual Spanish


Christine T. Röhr, Stefan Baumann, Martine Grice and Petra Schumacher.

Signal- and expectation-based processing of pitch accent types


Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie and Claire Beyssade

Information seeking vs. rhetorical questions: from gradience to categoricity


Patrick L. Rohrer and Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie

Beat Gestures as Prosodic Domain markers in French: A case study


Nicole Dehé and Bettina Braun

Icelandic question intonation


Monika Konert-Panek

The significance of frequency effects in stylisation patterns. LOT unrounding and PRICE monophthongisation in popular music singing accent


Ingrid Vilà-Giménez and Pilar Prieto

Producing rhythmic beat gestures while retelling a story: positive effects of a gesture-based training session on children’s narrative performance


Brechtje Post and Samantha Jones

Similarity and contrast in L1 pronunciation attrition in bilinguals


Roxane Bertrand, Corine Astésano and Noël Nguyen

Prominence and boundary are two distinct phenomena in French: perceptual evidence


Haoru Zhang and Chelsea Sanker

Phonetic Convergence in Mandarin


Motoko Ueyama, Ryoko Hayashi and Aaron Lee Albin

Development of an L2 Japanese speech corpus for the comparison of prosody across diverse L1 groups


Carlo Geraci and Justine Mertz

Theory-Description-Theory: A round trip in French sign language phonology


Poster Session 3 - Tuesday 18 June 14:00 – 15:00



Márcia Cristina Do Carmo

Variable vowel raising: acoustic analysis of word-initial pretonic mid-vowel /e/ in Brazilian Portuguese


Martina Sciuto, Giulano Bocci and Vincenzo Moscati

Clause typing and edge tones in early Italian: a longitudinal study


Riccardo Orrico, Renata Savy and Mariapaola D'Imperio

Variability in the perception of epistemic valence in Salerno Italian question tunes


Stella Krüger and Aude Noiray

How much in advance can listeners perceive upcoming speech targets? Insights from children and adults


Yifan Yang, Rachel Walker and Alessandro Vietti

Variation of sibilants in three Ladin dialects


San-Hei Kenny Luk and Daniel Pape

Perception of Canadian English sibilants: Processing of acoustic information or underlying (articulatory) vocal tract configurations?


Paolo Mairano and Fabian Santiago

Do Italian native learners produce and expect geminate consonants in L2 French?


Elisa Pellegrino, Hanna Ruch, Thayabaran Kathiresan and Volker Dellwo

Rhythmic Convergence and Divergence in two Swiss German dialects


Joe Rodd, Hans Rutger Bosker, Mirjam Ernestus, Antje Meyer and Louis Ten Bosch

The speech production system is reconfigured to change speaking rate


Luma da Silva Miranda, João Antônio de Moraes and Albert Rilliard

The perception of prosodic cues in Brazilian Portuguese statements and echo-questions: analysis by resynthesis


Nicholas Nese

Accommodation processes in the speech of university college students: a real-time sociophonetic approach


Yaru Wu, Martine Adda-Decker, Cécile Fougeron and Cédric Gendrot

How do French Cʁ# cluster realizations vary across speaking style?


Bettina Braun and María Biezma

Prenuclear L*+H but not L+H* leads to the activation of alternatives in German


Poster Session 4 - Tuesday 18 June 16:30 – 17:30



Anna Huszár

The prosody of impersonating characters in storytelling speech


Oana Niculescu, Ioana Vasilescu and Martine Adda-Decker

Phonetic encoding of phonological representation of hiatus in Romanian: a study of durational patterns


Glenda Gurrado

On the prosodic cues of ironic exclamatives. A pilot study


Eduardo García-Fernández

Tune choice in utterance-initial vocatives in Asturian


Patrizia Sorianello

A prosodic study of rhetorical questions in Italian


Andrea Deme, Márton Bartók, Tekla Etelka Gráczi, Tamás Gábor Csapó and Alexandra Markó

The effect of pitch accent on V-to-V coarticulation induced variability of vowels


Alexei Kochetov and Kiranpreet Nara

Gestural adaptation when ‘broadening’ an L2 accent: An exploratory EPG study


Nuria Martínez García, Francesco Cangemi and Martine Grice

Resistance to resyllabification in Yucatecan Spanish: effects of prosodic structure and contact dynamics


Lorenzo Spreafico, Alessandro Vietti, Alessia Pini and Simone Vantini

Investigating articulatory variability across recording sessions using a functional clustering technique


Janina Mołczanow, Beata Łukaszewicz and Anna Łukaszewicz

Disentangling metrical prominence from segmental and word-boundary effects


Alexandra Markó, Márton Bartók, Tamás Gábor Csapó, Andrea Deme and Tekla Etelka Gráczi

Variability in realization of focal accent in Hungarian – articulatory and acoustic data


Priscila Santos, Sónia Frota and Marisa Cruz

The yes-no question contour in Northern Brazilian Portuguese: revisiting the geographical continuum


Darya Kavitskaya and Sharon Inkelas

Cluster simplification in Russian children with Specific Language Impairment


Poster Session 5 - Wednesday 19 June 14:00 – 16:00



Anna Kohári, Katalin Mády, Andrea Deme, Uwe Reichel and Ádám Szalontai

Utterance-final lengthening in infant-directed speech


Rachida Ganga, Haoyan Ge, Marijn Struiksma, Virginia Yip and Aoju Chen

Processing prosodic information in sentences with “only” in a second language


Mayuki Matsui and Silke Hamann

Voicing, devoicing or contrast enhancement? Russian homorganic nasal-stop sequences in a devoicing context


Corine Astésano

The prosodic word as the domain of French accentuation - Empirical evidence


Colleen Fitzgerald, Rebecca Ebert and Jason Whitfield

Acoustic Differences among English -s Allomorphs in a Children’s Book Reading Task


Amandine Michelas and Maud Champagne-Lavau

To what extent the French prosodic encoding of contrast is addressee-oriented?


Marina Vigário, Marisa Cruz and Sónia Frota

Why tune or text? Explaining crosslinguistic variation in the resolution of tune-text conflicts


Nuria Esteve-Gibert, Carme Muñoz, Natàlia Fullana, Ingrid Mora-Plaza, Lena Vasylets and Joan Carles Mora

Learning non-native phonological contrasts through multimodal input: the contribution of the tactile sense


Conceição Cunha, Samuel Silva, Arun Joseph, António Teixeira, Catarina Oliveira, Paula Martins and Jens Frahm

Variability in the dynamic of nasal vowels in European Portuguese


Kiwako Ito, James German, Elisa Sneed German and Caterina Petrone

Intonation affect perlocutionary meaning in requests and offers


Tekla Etelka Gráczi, Mária Gósy, Valéria Krepsz, Anna Huszár, Nóra Damásdi, Alexandra Markó and Ákos Gocsál

Voice patterns associated with age and gender of speakers across the lifespan


Mariia Pronina, Iris Hübsch, Ingrid Vilà-Giménez and Pilar Prieto

Assessing pragmatic prosody in 3- to 4-year-old children


Sumio Kobayashi and Amalia Arvaniti

A corpus-based analysis of Japanese rhythm and mora duration


Andressa Toni

[ˈpɾa.tʊ], [ˈpa.tʊ], [ˈpla.tʊ], [ˈpɐɾa.tʊ], [ˈpa.tɾʊ], [ˈpaɾ.tʊ]: variable outputs for CCV syllables in the acquisition of Brazilian Portuguese


Alba Aguete Cajiao and Elisa Fernández Rei

Vowel height variation due to prosodic strengthening


Paula Orzechowska

Conflicting forces of place and manner of articulation: A reaction times study on Polish phonotactics


Marta Ramon-Casas, Natasha Sanz Gauntlett, Ferran Pons and Laura Bosch

Audiovisual speech and the discrimination of a native fricative contrast: adult and infant data


Sejin Oh, Jason Bishop and Chen Zhou

Effects of L2 Experience on the Realization of L1 Phonological Neutralization: Incomplete Devoicing in Bulgarian-English Bilinguals


Nicholas Henriksen, Andries Coetzee, Lorenzo Garcia-Amaya, Jiseung Kim and Daan Wissing

Uncovering the geographic origin of immigrant communities: Transitional gliding in Patagonian Afrikaans


Olga Dmitrieva, Amy Hutchinson, Allard Jongman, Joan Sereno and Alexis Tews

The effect of instructed second language learning on the acoustic properties of first language speech


Mairym Llorens Monteserin

Phonetics and distribution of Tourette's verbal tics produced during active speech


Mariapaola D'Imperio and Lidiia Dorokhova

Rise shape dynamics is sufficient to distinguish question and continuation rises in French


Ottavia Tordini, Vincenzo Galatà, Cinzia Avesani and Mario Vayra

Acoustic evidence of /s/-retraction in the Northern Veneto dialect: a case-study


Yuki Asano, Anne Cutler, Andrea Weber and Ann-Kathrin Grohe

Experience with an uptalk variety and perception of high rising terminal contours


Asta Kazlauskiene and Sigita Dereskeviciute

The Intonational Patterns of Interrogative Sentences in Lithuanian


Adèle Jatteau, Ioana Vasilescu, Lori Lamel and Martine Adda-Decker

Final devoicing in the “pool of variation”: A large-scale corpora approach with automatic alignment