L2 Spanish and L2 Italian intonation produced by L1 Czech and L1 German learners

(Working title of the postdoctoral thesis at the University of Osnabrück; Germany. Consultants: Prof. Trudel Meisenburg (University of Osnabruck); Prof. Laura Colantoni (University of Toronto)

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Keywords: Intonation; L2 Spanish; L2 Italian; L1 Czech & L1 German; AM-Model

Czech ToBI (first proposal)

«Modeling Czech Intonation»

Keywords: Tone and Break Indices; Annotation of prosody; Czech language; Accentual (phrase) language; AM-Model. First proposal presented at Phonetics and Phonology in Europe 2017.

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L2 Spanish pronounced by different L1 speakers

«How do we recognize where the speaker comes from?»

Aim: Collection of different “foreign accents” for teaching and research purposes.

Examples: Slovak, Russian, PortugueseBR, Italian, Greek, German, EnglishAM, Czech

*ACKNOWLEDGMENTS for a different kind of support to:
  • Trudel Meisenburg (School of Language and Literary Studies; Osnabrück University)
  • Laura Colantoni (University of Toronto)
  • Instituto Cervantes in Prague
  • Filip Smolík (The Laboratory of Behavioral and Linguistic Studies “Lables”; Prague)
  • Štěpánka Černikovská & Jan Chromý (Faculty of Arts; Charles University in Prague)
  • Kamil Gregůrek (Language School Hispánica; Brno)
  • Paolo Divizia (Faculty of Arts; Masaryk University in Brno)
  • Marek Stehlík (Faculty of Informatics; Masaryk University in Brno)
  • My colleagues:  Ariadna Benet, Susana Cortés, Ingo Feldhausen, Wendy Elvira-García, Christoph Gabriel, Paolo Roseano, Johanna Stahnke, Rafèu Sichel-Bazin, Maria del Mar Vanrell, and many others…
  • My students: Laura S., Ron G., Belén V.F.
  • And last but not least, all motivated and patient speakers who participated in the experiments