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Speech Communication
From Phonetic Signals to Communicative Functions


1. Theory and Data in Communicative Phonetic Science

(a) Published Articles

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Klaus J. Kohler (1998). The development of sound systems in human language. In J. Hurford, C. Knight, and M. G. Studdert-Kennedy (eds.), Approaches to the Evolution of Language, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 265-278.
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Klaus J. Kohler (1998). The future of phonetics. Invited lecture on the Occasion of Professor Jørgen Rischel’s Retirement from his Chair at Copenhagen University, 6th February 1998.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2000). The future of phonetics. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 30, 1-24.
PDF PPT Klaus J. Kohler (2004). Beyond Lab Phonology - The Phonetics of Speech Communication. PPT Presentation at the Conference on Methods in Phonology, Berkeley, 20 - 23 May 2004.
(2006). Beyond Laboratory Phonology - The Phonetics of Speech Communication. Manuscript.


Klaus J. Kohler (2007). Beyond Laboratory Phonology: The Phonetics of Speech Communication. In: Solé, Maria Josep, Beddor, Patrice Speeter, and Ohala, Manjari (eds): Experimental Approaches to Phonology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 41-53.
PDF Klaus J. Kohler (2006). Paradigms of experimental prosodic analysis: from measurement to function. In: Sudhoff, Stefan, Denisa Lenertová, Roland Meyer, Sandra Pappert, Petra Augurzky, Ina Mleinek, Nicole Richter & Johannes Schließer (eds): Methods in Empirical Prosody Research. Berlin, New York: De Gruyter (= Language, Context, and Cognition, 3), 123-152.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2007). Two Anniveraries. 75 Years of International Congresses of Phonetic Sciences and 50 Years of Phonetia . Some epistemological reflexions on the theory and methodology of Phonetic Science. Phonetica 64, 73-79.

PPT Klaus J. Kohler (2009). The transmission of meaning through prosodic phrasing - The case of Germanic languages versus French. Workshop on Intonational Phrasing in Romance and Germanic, Research Centre on Multilingualism, University of Hamburg. Invited Paper, 23 January 2009.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2010). The transmission of meaning by prosodic phrasing - A comparison of French with English and German, using no Ls and Hs. Phonetica 67, 100-124.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2011). Communicative functions integrate segments in prosodies and prosodies in segments. Phonetica 68, 26-56. (Pre-publication version)
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Klaus J. Kohler (2012). The perception of lexical stress in German: Effects of segmental durations and vowel quality in different prosodic patterns. Phonetica 69, 68-93. (Pre-publication version).
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Klaus J. Kohler (2012). NEUTRALIZATION.?! The phonetics-phonlogy issue in the analysis of word-final obstruent voicing. In: D, Gybbon, D. Hirst, N. Campbell, Rhythm, Melody and Harmony in Speech. Studies in Honour of Wiktor Jassem, 171-180. Polish Phonetic Association: Poznań.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2012). From Phonetics to Phonology and back again. Review Article, Phonetica 69, 254-273. (Pre-publication version)
PDF ZIP Klaus J. Kohler (2013). From Communicative Functions to Prosodic Forms. Phonetica 70, 24-65. (Pre-publication version)
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Klaus J. Kohler & Oliver Niebuhr (2011). On the role of articulatory prosodies in German message decoding. Phonetica 68, 57-87. (Pre-publication version)
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Oliver Niebuhr & Klaus J. Kohler (2011). Perception of phonetic detail in the identification of highly reduced words. Journal of Phonetics, 39, 319-329. (Pre-publication version)

(b) Presentations and Congress Papers

PDF ZIP Klaus J. Kohler (2007). Data acquisition and modelling in speech communication. Paper at Satellite Symposium ParaLing07, 16th ICPhS, Saarbrücken, 3 August 2007. 

PPT Klaus J. Kohler (2007-8). Empirismus in der Phonetik ("Empiricism in Phonetics"). Präsentation in K. J. Kohler, Kolloquium: Phonetik in der sprachlichen Kommunikation - Vom Schall zur Bedeutung ("Phonetics in Speech Communication - From Sound to Sense"), IPDS, Kiel, Winter Semester 2007-2008.

ZIP Klaus J. Kohler (2008). From Sound to Sense. Theory and methodology of phonetics as a communication science. Talk in the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics at the City University of Hong Kong, 25 April, 2008.

ZIP Klaus J. Kohler (2008). Phonetische Abschwächung und Verstärkung im Kontext - Wortaussprache und Worterkennung in der lautsprachlichen Kommunikation. ("Phonetic reduction and elaboration in context - citation forms and word recognition in speech communication")
Presentation in the MA-Colloquium at IPDS, Kiel, 4 July 2008.

PPT Klaus J. Kohler (2008). How to model prosody? The case of KIM - The Kiel Intonation Model.
Paper given at Laboratoire Parole et Langage, Aix-en-Provence, 10 October 2008.

PPT Klaus J. Kohler (2011). Speech sounds, speech reduction, speech rhythm in the transmission of meaning - Foundations of Communicative Phonetic Science.
Lecture at the Institute of Linguistics of the Academia Sinica (ILAS), Taipei, 15 August 2011.
PDF PPT Klaus J. Kohler (2011). On the interdependence of sounds and prosodies in communicative functions. Plenary Lecture, ICPhS Hong Kong, 17 August 2011.
PDF PPT Klaus J. Kohler (2012). Segment duration and vowel quality in German lexical stress perception. Paper, SP 2012, Shanghai, 25 May 2012.
PDF PPT Klaus J. Kohler (2012). Developing a framework of communicative functions for the study of speech prosody. Plenary Lecture, TAL 2012, Nanjing, 27 May 2012.

PPT Klaus J. Kohler (2012). Der Ton macht die Musik. Prosodie zwischen Physik und Semantik (It's tone that matters. Prosody between syntax and semantics). Paper at "Competence Centre Languages" of the Free University of Bozen, 26 September 2012 .

PPT Klaus J. Kohler (2012). Whither phonetic science? - Why are we doing what we are doing, and what should we be doing? Welcoming address in Sound-to-Sense, Kiel, 14 December, 2012 .

PPT Klaus J. Kohler (2013).“Communicative Phonetic Science” Phonetik – eine Kommunikationswissenschaft ("Phonetics - A Communicative Science"). Paper given in the Linguistic Colloquium, Kiel, 6 June, 2013. .

PPT Klaus J. Kohler (2013). Sounds and Prosodies in Communicative Phonetic Science. Paper presented at Symposium in Honour of Hans Basbøll, Odense, 20 August, 2013 .

PPT Klaus J. Kohler (2013). Typologie der Silbenprosodie in Germanischen Sprachen ("Typology of syllable prosody in Germanic languages"). Paper given in the Linguistic Colloquium, Kiel, 7 November 2013

PPT Klaus J. Kohler (2014). Elements of a Network of Communicative Functions in Speech Interaction. Plenary paper at 22nd Czech-German Workshop on Speech Communication, Prague, 25 September, 2014

PPT Klaus J. Kohler (2015). Ein Modell der lautsprachlichen Kommunikation ("A Model of Speech Communication"). Paper given in the Linguistic Colloquium, Kiel, 15 April, 2015

PPT Klaus J. Kohler & B. Peters (2018). Das Kieler Korpus 'Gesprochenes Deutsch'. (The Kiel Corpus 'Spoken German'.) Presentation given in the Linguistic Colloquium, Kiel,     5 June 2018.

2. Expression and Appeal in the Communication between Speakers and Listeners

(a) Published Articles

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Ernst Dombrowski, Oliver Niebuhr (2005). Acoustic patterns and communicative functions of phrase-final f0 rises in German: activating and restricting contours. Phonetica 62, 176-195.
PDF Klaus J. Kohler (2004). Pragmatic and attitudinal meanings of pitch patterns in German syntactically marked questions. In: G. Fant, H. Fujisaki, J. Cao, Y. Xu: From traditional phonology to modern speech processing. Festschrift for Professor Wu Zongji's 95th Birthday. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 205-214.
PDF Klaus J. Kohler (2005). Timing and communicative functions of pitch contours. Phonetica 62, 88-105.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2009). Patterns of prosody in the expression of the speaker and the appeal to the listener. In Fant, G., Fujisaki, H. & Shen, J. (eds.) Frontiers in Phonetics and Speech Science, pp. 287-302. Beijing: The Commercial Press.

(b) Congress Papers: Proceedings (PDF) and Presentations (PPT/ZIP oder )


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Klaus J. Kohler (2004). Pragmatic and attitudinal meanings of pitch patterns in German syntactically marked questions. International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages: Emphasis on Tone Languages (TAL), Beijing. ppt-Präsentation zum Aufsatz Klaus J. Kohler (2004).
PDF ZIP Klaus J. Kohler (2006). What is emphasis and how is it coded? In: Proc. Speech Prosody 2006, Dresden, 748-751.
PDF PPT Klaus J. Kohler (2008). Prosody in Speech Interaction - Expression of the Speaker and Appeal to the Listener. 8th Phonetic Conference of China, International Symposium on Phonetic Frontiers, Beijing, 18 April 2008.
PDF1 PDF2 Klaus J. Kohler and Oliver Niebuhr (2007). The Phonetics of Emphasis. In: Proc. 16th ICPhS, Saarbrücken, 2145-2148.

(c) Presentations


ZIP Klaus J. Kohler (2007). Vom Schall zur Bedeutung in der lautsprachlichen Kommunikation. .

ZIP Klaus J. Kohler (2007-8). Ausdruck und Appell in der lautsprachlichen Kommunikation ("Expression and Appeal in Speech Communication"). Präsentation in K. J. Kohler, Kolloquium: Phonetik in der sprachlichen Kommunikation - Vom Schall zur Bedeutung ("Phonetics in Speech Communication - From Sound to Sense") IPDS, Kiel, Winter Semester 2007-2008.

ZIP Klaus J. Kohler (2008). Argumentation Structure, Expression of the Speaker, and Appeal to the Listener in Speech Communication. Paper given to the Acquisition Group at the MPI for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, 18 June 2008.

PPT Klaus J. Kohler & B. Peters (2018). Was ist eine Frage denn eigentlich`? ('What is a question really?') Presentation given in the Linguistic Colloquium, Kiel, 24 April 2018.

3. Rhythm in Language and Speech: From Sound to Communicative Functions

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Klaus J. Kohler (1991). Isochrony, units of rhythmic organization and speech rate. Proceedings of 12th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 1991, Aix-en-Provence, vol. 257-261.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2007). Review of Andreas Dufter (2003). Typen sprachrhythmischer Konturbildung. Tübingen. Max Niemeyer Verlag. Studies in Language 31, 873-884.

PPT Klaus J. Kohler (2007-8). Prominenz und Rhythmus ("Prominence and rhythm"). Präsentation in K. J. Kohler, Kolloquium: Phonetik in der sprachlichen Kommunikation - Vom Schall zur Bedeutung ("Phonetics in Speech Communication - From Sound to Sense"), IPDS, Kiel, Winter Semester 2007-2008.

ZIP Klaus J. Kohler (2008). Analyzing speech rhythm in different languages - A new research paradigm. Paper in AG12 "Methodological Aspects of Intonation Research". 30. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft. Bamberg, 27 February 2008. 

ZIP Klaus J. Kohler (2008). Prominence and rhythm revisited perceptually. Paper at Workshop on "Empirical Approaches to Rhythm". UCL, London, 28. March 2008. 
PDF PPT Klaus J. Kohler (2008). The perception of prominence patterns. Phonetica 65, 257-269 (2008).
PDF PPT Klaus J. Kohler (2009). Rhythm in speech and language - A new research paradigm. Phonetica 66, 20-45 (2009).
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Klaus J. Kohler (2009). Whither Speech Rhythm Research?. Editorial to Thematic Issue "Rhythm in Speech and Language - From Theory to Data". Phonetica 66,5-14 (2009).

PPT Klaus J. Kohler (2012). Rhythmus in Sprechen, Sprache und Spracherwerb ( Rhythm in speech, language and language acquisition ). Paper at Symposium “Musik und Sprache” ("Music and Language"), Bozen, 27 September 2012 .

PPT Klaus J. Kohler (2012). Rhythmusforschung - Rhythmus in Sprechen, Sprache und Spracherwerb (Rhythm research - Rhythm in speech, language and language acquisition). Presentation in the Linguistic Colloquium, Kiel, 15 November 2012.

4. Form and Function of Laughing and Smiling

PDF ZIP Klaus J. Kohler (2007). 'Speech-smile', 'speech-laugh', 'laughter' and their sequencing in dialogic interaction. Paper at Satellite Symposium 'The Phonetics of Laughter', 16th ICPhS, Saarbrücken,
5 August 2007. 
PDF Klaus J. Kohler (2008). 'Speech-smile', 'speech-laugh', 'laughter' and their sequencing in dialogic interaction. Phonetica 65, 1-18.

5. "From Sound to Writing and vice versa"

(a) Talks and Papers

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Klaus J. Kohler (2008). Prosodie in der Sprache und ihre Bedeutung in der vorschulischen Förderung. Talk at Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg, 4 November 2008.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2015). Die Alphabetschrift. Prinzipien der Verschriftung - Schrifterwerb - Erfolgskontrollen. In: Christa Röber/Helena Olfert (eds.) Schriftsporach- und Orthographieerwerb. Erstlesen, Erstschreiben , pp. 347-364, Schneider Verlag Hohengeheren

(b) Symposium at Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, 5 June 2009

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Programme of a Symposium organised by the Department of Romance Philology
and the Institute of Phonetics and Digital Speech Processing at the Unversity of Kiel
From Sound to Writing and vice versa
Principles and Problems of Writing and Reading in Germanic and Romance Languages,
and in their Contact Languages. 5 June 2009. 

PPT Klaus J. Kohler (2009) "Schreibe, wie du sprichst" - Sinn und Unsinn in der Vermittlung der Alphabetschrift. Symposiumsvortrag. 5 June 2009.
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Kurt Braunmüller (2009) Je komplizierter die Aussprache, desto unspezifischer die Schreibung - am Beispiel der skandinavischen Sprachen. Symposiumsvortrag. 5 June 2009.

6. Sound Patterns of German Spontaneous Speech

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Last changes: 18 December 2017, K. J. Kohler