Ongoing projects

Production and perception of geminate consonants in Italian as a foreign language: Czech, Finnish, German and Spanish learners in contrast

supported and funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
(1.4. 2024 – 31.3. 2027, Freie University of Berlin)

Keywords: to be added
Main cooperation: to be added

Teaching and Modeling L2 Spanish and L2 Italian Intonation


Keywords: Intonation; L2 Spanish; L2 Italian; AM-Model; methods
Main cooperation: Laura Colantoni, Wendy Elvira-García, Trudel Meisenburg

Description and modeling of intonation of Costa Rican Spanish  1200px-Flag_of_Costa_Rica.svg


This work forms a part of the corpus project (Inter-)Fonología del Español Contemporáneo ((I)FEC), which aims to document both the phonic variation in the Spanish-speaking world and the pronunciation of Spanish as an L2 and a foreign lan-guage in different learner groups (see Pustka et al. 2017). The data of this Spanish variety were collected in March 2018 in San José with the support of the Universidad de Costa Rica.

Keywords: Costa Rican Spanish; Intonation; AM-Model
Main cooperation: Prof. Trudel Meisenburg (Osnabrück University) and Jessica López (Universidad de Costa Rica)

Czech ToBI and 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. Find the presentation here.

Pešková, Andrea (accepted): “The Intonational Phonology of Czech.” In Sun-Ah Jun (Ed.): Prosodic Typology III: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing. Oxford: Oxford University Press.