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Sound Patterns of German Spontaneous Speech


1. Goals, Overview of Results, and the Prosody Discussion Group

By integrating symbol and signal-oriented analyses of a large database of spontaneous dialogues, the project attempts to access the phonetics of Standard German at the phrase level, i.e. above lexical word citation forms, and to provide a comparative description of spontaneous and scripted speech (sentences and texts). The phenomena that are investgated are

  • articulatory reduction (articulatory changes in word concatenation)
  • prosody (sentence accentuation, intonation, timing)
  • non-verbal control of speech and dialogue (pauses, breathing, hesitations etc.)
The research has four aims:
  • advancing segmental and prosodic descriptions of German spontaneous speech by contrasting large databases of spontaneous with scripted speech (phonetic description)
  • relating empirical corpus data to categories and rules of articulatory reduction and of the Kiel Intonation Model (KIM) (phonetic evaluation)
  • modelling segmental and prosodic phonetics at sentence and utterance levels through categories and generalising rules (phonetic modelling)
  • explaining articulatory and prosodic regularities by linking them to prerequisites of speech communication (phonetic explanation)

The research on Articulatory Reduction was begun in the 1970s in a German Research Council (DFG) project "Phonetic Properties of Speaking Styles" ( AIPUK 8 (1977)), the research on Prosody started in the 1990s in the DFG Special Study Group "Intonation Research" ( AIPUK 25 (1991)). Both fields were extended to large databases of scripted and spontaneous speech and their segmental and prosodic labelling in the projects PHONDAT and VERBMOBIL (CD-ROMs, INFO_ReadSpeech (2007) and AIPUK 29 (1995), AIPUK 32(1997)). These databases then became the foundations for the DFG project "Sound Patterns of German Spontaneous Speech - Symbolic Structures and Phonetic Processes" (Ko331/22; 1997-2003), which broadened the analysis of Articulatory Reduction in a comparison of scripted and spontaneous speech (AIPUK 35 (2001)) and of Prosody (AIPUK 35a (2005)).

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Klaus J. Kohler (2003). Lautmuster deutscher Spontansprache - Symbolphonetische Strukturen und signalphonetische Zeitvorgänge. Abschlussbericht im Forschungsprojekt Ko 331/22 der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft. ("Sound Patterns of German Spontaneous Speech - Symbolic Structures and Phonetic Processes". Final Report in German Research Council Project Ko 331/22)

A follow-up DFG project "Prosodic Phrasing in German Spontaneous Speech - Categories, Symbolization, Empirical Validation" (Ko331/23; 2004-2006) continued the research into prosody (AIPUK 35a(2005)).

In August 2006, a further database Kiel-DVD #1 was published: The Kiel Corpus of Spontaneous Speech, Volume IV - Video Task Scenario: LINDENSTRASSE.

Starting in the winter semester of 2001/2 and continuing till the sommer semester of 2006, a Prosody Discussion Group of staff members and students at IPDS Kiel met weekly for a Prosody Colloquium to discuss ongoing prosody research, originally within the DFG projects on German spontaneous speech, especially to supervise prosodic labelling of spontaneous corpora and to solve problematic issues. Gilbert Ambrazaitis, Bistra Andreeva, Ernst Dombrowski, Felicitas Kleber, Klaus Kohler, Nadeshda Krutisch, Kristin Landgraf, Oliver Niebuhr, Benno Peters, Tamara Khromovskikh, and Thomas Wesener took part. The lively interchanges among this group sharpened or falsified old ideas and generated new ones. Soon the discussions broadened into general theoretical and methodological questions of prosody research. Under the supervision of K. J. Kohler, two PhD theses and five MA dissertations were written on prosodic subjects, for which the Prosody Group provided the discussion forum in the Prosody Colloquium. The wider perspective led to further related prosodic topics in lectures and papers that were presented at the Prosody Colloquium and elsewhere.

To mark the conclusion of the German Research Council funded projects and at the same time to raise new questions and start new discussions in prosodic research, the Kiel Prosody Group met up with the Lund Prosody Group for a joint one-day Symposium "Prosodic Timing - From Signal to Function" in Lund on 27 January 2006.


2. Articulatory Reduction

(a) Published Articles and HTML Documents

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Klaus J. Kohler (1990). Segmental reduction in connected speech in German: phonological facts and phonetic explanations. In Hardcastle, W.J. & Marchal, A. (eds.)
Speech Production and Speech Modelling. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 69-92.
PDF HTML Klaus J. Kohler (1994). Complementary Phonology
A theoretical frame for labelling an acoustic database of dialogues.
Proceedings of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing 1994, Yokohama, vol. 1, 427-430.
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Klaus J. Kohler (1995). Phonetics - a language science in its own right?.
Plenary paper, Proceedings of the 13th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences 1995, Stockholm, vol.1, 10-17.
PDF HTML Klaus J. Kohler (1996). Labelled data bank of spoken Standard German
The Kiel Corpus of Read/Spontaneous Speech.
Proceedings of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing 1996, Philadelphia, vol. 3, 1938-1941.
PDF Klaus J. Kohler (1998). The disappearance of words in connected speech. ZAS Working Papers in Linguistics 11, 21-34.
PDF Klaus J. Kohler (1998). The phonetic manifestation of words in spontaneous speech. In: Proceedings ESCA-Workshop SPoSS (Sound Patterns of Spontaneous Speech), Aix-en-Provence, 13-22.
PDF Klaus J. Kohler (1999). Articulatory prosodies in German reduced speech. In: Proc. XIVth ICPhS, Volume 1, San Francisco, 89-92.
Stimuli in perception experiment: ZIP
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Klaus J. Kohler (2000). Investigating unscripted speech: Implications for phonetics and phonology. In: Festschrift für Björn Lindblom, Phonetica 57, 85-95.
PDF Klaus J. Kohler (2000). Linguistic and paralinguistic functions of non-modal voice in connected speech. In: Proc.5th Seminar on Speech Production: Models and Data, Kloster Seon, Germany, 89-92.
Spontaneous speech examples from German, French, Italian: ZIP
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Klaus J. Kohler (1999). Plosive-related glottalization phenomena in read and spontaneous speech - A stød in German? Based on a poster presented at ICPhS 99 Satellite Meeting on Non-modal Vocal-Fold Vibration and Voice Quality, San Francisco. 31 July, 1999.
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Klaus J. Kohler (1999). Plosive-related glottalization phenomena in read and spontaneous speech - A stød in German? Arbeitsberichte des Instituts für Phonetik und digitale Sprachverarbeitung der Universität Kiel (AIPUK) 34, 281-321.
Audio Examples of production data from read and spontaneous speech in Klaus J. Kohler (1999): HTML.
Audio Examples of perception data in:


Klaus J. Kohler (2001). Plosive-related glottalization phenomena in read and spontaneous speech. A stød in German? In: N. Grønnum, J. Rischel (eds), To Honour Eli Fischer-Jørgensen. Travaux du Cercle Linguistique de Copenhague, vol. 31, 174-211. Copenhagen: Reitzel.
Audio Examples of production data from read and spontaneous speech in Klaus J. Kohler (1999): HTML.
Audio Examples of perception data in:
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Klaus J. Kohler (2001). Articulatory dynamics of vowels and consonants in speech communication. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 31.
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Jonathan Rodgers (1999). Three influences on glottalization in read and spontaneous German speech. Arbeitsberichte des Instituts für Phonetik und digitale Sprachverarbeitung der Universität Kiel (AIPUK) 34, 173-280 .
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Jonathan Rodgers (1999). Higher-level synthesis of devoiceable syllables. In: Proc.XIVth ICPhS, Volume 1, San Francisco, 519-522.
PDF HTML Adrian P. Simpson (1998). Accounting for the phonetics of German r without processes. ZAS Working Papers in Linguistics 11, 91-104.

Adrian P. Simpson (2001). Does articulatory reduction miss more patterns than it accounts for? Journal of the International Phonetic Association 31, 29-41.
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Thomas Wesener (1999). Production strategies in German spontaneous speech:
definite and indefinite articles. In: Proc.XIVth ICPhS, Volume 2, San Francisco, 687-690.
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Thomas Wesener (1999). The phonetics of function words in German spontaneous speech. Arbeitsberichte des Instituts für Phonetik und digitale Sprachverarbeitung der Universität Kiel (AIPUK) 34, 323-373.
PDF Thomas Wesener (2001). Some non-sequential phenomena in German function words. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 31, 17-29.

(b) Conference Presentations (PPT/ZIP)


ZIP Klaus J. Kohler (2008). On the notion of 'fine phonetic detail' in communicative phonetic science -
The case of speech reduction. Speech Reduction Workshop at MPI for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen,
15 June 2008.

(c) AIPUK 29 (1995).
Klaus Kohler, Matthias Pätzold, Adrian Simpson.
From scenario to segment
The controlled elicitation, transcription, segmentation and labelling of spontaneous speech.
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(d) AIPUK 32 (1997).
The Kiel Corpus of Spontaneous Speech
Acoustic data base, processing tools and analysis results.

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Klaus J. Kohler. Foreword, vi-vii.
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Klaus J. Kohler, Matthias Pätzold and Adrian Simpson.
From the acoustic data collection to a labelled speech data bank of spoken Standard German, 1-29.
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IPDS, Kiel.
xassp User's Manual (Advanced Speech Signal Processor under the X Window System), 31-115.

PDF: Michel Scheffers and Tobias Rettstadt, version 1.3.8 (May 2000)
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Matthias Pätzold. KielDat Data bank utilities for the Kiel Corpus, 117-126.
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Jonathan Rodgers, Pétur Helgason and Klaus J. Kohler.
Segment deletion in the Kiel Corpus of Spontaneous Speech, 127-176.
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Jonathan Rodgers. Vowel devoicing/deletion in English and German, 177-195.
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Jonathan Rodgers. A comparison of vowel devoicing/deletion phenomena in English laboratory speech and German spontaneous speech, 197-214.
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Matthias Pätzold and Adrian Simpson. Acoustic analysis of German vowels in the Kiel Corpus of Read Speech , 115-247.

(e) AIPUK 35 (2001).
Sound Patterns in German Read and Spontaneous Speech
Symbolic Structures and Gestural Dynamics.

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Header, Contents, and Foreword. i-x.
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Klaus J. Kohler. The investigation of connected speech processes. Theory, method, hypotheses and empirical data, 1-32.
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Klaus J. Kohler. Variability of opening and closing gestures in speech communication, 33-96.
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Klaus J. Kohler and Jonathan Rodgers. Schwa deletion in German read and spontaneous speech, 97-123.
Previous Report to the German Research Council, Manuscript   (2000): PDF
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Thomas Wesener. Aspects of 'cliticization' and style in German function words, 125-153.
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Thomas Wesener (2001). Some aspects of position and style in German function words. Manuscript, discussion paper preceding AIPUK 35, 125-153.

3. Prosody

(a) Published Articles and Manuscripts

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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.
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Klaus J. Kohler (1986). Computer synthesis of intonation. Proc. 12th Intern. Congr. Acoustics, Toronto, A6-6 .
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Klaus J. Kohler (1987). Categorical pitch perception. Proc. 11th ICPhS, Tallinn, vol. 5, 331-333 .
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Klaus J. Kohler (1987). The linguistic functions of F0 peaks. Proc. 11th ICPhS, Tallinn, vol. 3, 149-152 .
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Klaus J. Kohler (1988). An intonation model for a German Text-to-speech system. Proc. Speech '88, 7th FASE Symposium, Edinburgh,1241-1249 .
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Klaus J. Kohler (1990). Macro and micro F0 in the synthesis of intonation. In Kingston, J. & Beckman, M.E. (eds)
Papers in Laboratory Phonology I. Cambridge University Press, 115-138.
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Klaus J. Kohler (1995). ToBIG and PROLAB - Two prosodic transcription systems for German compared. Report at Workshop on Prosodic Labelling, ICPhS Stockholm, 13 August 1995. Manuscript.
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.
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.
PDF Benno Peters (1999). Prototypische Intonationsmuster in deutscher Lese- und Spontansprache ("Prototypical Intonation Patterns in German Read and Spontaneous Speech"). AIPUK 34, 1-171.

Benno Peters (2000). Individuelle und geschlechtsspezifische Unterschiede in der prosodischen Gestaltung deutscher Lese- und Spontansprache ("Individual and gender-specific differences in the prosodic shaping of German read and spontaneous speech"). In: H. D. Schlosser (ed.): Sprache und Kultur (Forum Angewandte Linguistik. Band 38). Frankfurt a. M.: Lang, 153-162.
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Benno Peters (2001).'Video Task' oder 'Daily Soap Szenario' - Ein neues Verfahren zur kontrollierten Elizitation von Spontansprache (" 'VideoTask' or Daily Soap Scenario' - A new method for the controlled elicitation of spontaneous speech"). Manuscript.
PDF ZIP Benno Peters, Klaus J. Kohler (2004). Trainingsmaterialien zur prosodischen Etikettierung mit dem Kieler Intonationsmodell KIM ("Training Material for Prosodic Labelling with the Kiel Intonation Model KIM "). Manuscript. (Training material in the ZIP file)

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

PDF ZIP Klaus J. Kohler (2003). Neglected categories in the modelling of prosody - Pitch timing and non-pitch accents. Proc. 15th ICPhS, Barcelona, 2925-2928.
PDF ZIP Klaus J. Kohler (2004). Prosody Revisited: FUNCTION, TIME, and the LISTENER in Intonational Phonology. In: B. Bel, I. Marlien (eds.): Proc. International Conference: Speech Prosody 2004, Nara/Japan, 171-174.

ZIP 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 presentation of the paper 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.


ZIP Klaus J. Kohler (2007). Heterogeneous exponents of homogeneous prososodic categories - The case of dialectal variability of pitch contour synchronization with articulation. Paper in AG7 "Standard Prosody or Prosody of Lingusitic Standards? Prosodic Variation and Grammar Writing". 29th Annual Meeting of the German Linguistics Society (DGfS). Siegen, 28 February, 2007. 


Klaus J. Kohler, Benno Peters, and Thomas Wesener (2001). Interruption glottalization in German spontaneous speech. In: Proceedings of the ISCA Workshop Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech, University of Edinburgh, August 29-31, 2001.
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Klaus J. Kohler and Oliver Niebuhr (2007). The Phonetics of Emphasis. In: Proc. 16th ICPhS, Saarbrücken, 2145-2148.
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Oliver Niebuhr (2003). Perceptual study of timing variables in F0 peaks. Proc. 15th ICPhS, Barcelona, 1225-1228.
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Oliver Niebuhr and Klaus J. Kohler (2004). Perception and cognitive processing of tonal alignment in German. In: B. Bel, I. Marlien (eds.): Proc. International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages: Emphasis on Tone Languages (TAL), Beijing, 155-158.

(c) AIPUK 35a (2005).
Prosodic Patterns of German Spontaneous Speech.

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Benno Peters. The Database The Kiel Corpus of Spontaneous Speech, 1-6.
PDF Benno Peters, Klaus J. Kohler, Thomas Wesener. Melodische Satzakzentmuster in prosodischen Phrasen deutscher Spontansprache - Statistische Verteilung und sprachliche Funktion. (“Pitch accent patterns in prosodic phrases of German spontaneous speech – Statistical distribution and linguistic function”), 7-54.
PDF Oliver Niebuhr. Sequenzen phonologischer Intonationsgipfel – Theoretische Möglichkeiten und empirische Realisierung im segmentellen Kontext (“Sequences of phonological pitch peak contours – Theoretical possibilities and empirical realization in segmental context”), 55-95.
PDF Klaus J. Kohler. Form and Function of Non-Pitch Accents, 97-123.
PDF Klaus J. Kohler. Pragmatic and Attitudinal Meanings of Pitch Patterns in German Syntactically Marked Questions, 125-142.
PDF Benno Peters, Klaus J. Kohler, Thomas Wesener. Phonetische Merkmale prosodischer Phrasierung in deutscher Spontansprache (“Phonetic features of prosodic phrasing in German spontaneous speech”), 143-184.
PDF Klaus J. Kohler, Benno Peters, Thomas Wesener. Phonetic Exponents of Disfluency in German Spontaneous Speech, 185-201.
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Benno Peters. Weiterführende Untersuchungen zu prosodischen Grenzen in deutscher Spontansprache (“Further investigations of prosodic boundaries in German spontaneous speech”), 203-345.

4. Further Related Studies and Presentations

(a) PhD Theses and Disputations
Text (PDF) and Audio Examples/Test Materials (ZIP)



Oliver Niebuhr (2006). Perzeption und kognitive Verarbeitung der Sprechmelodie . Theoretische Gundlagen und empirische Untersuchungen.
("Perception and cognitive processing of speech melody. Theoretical foundations and empirical inevstigations.")
PhD Thesis, Faculty of Arts, University of Kiel.
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Oliver Niebuhr (2006). Von der Physiologie zur kommunikativen Funktion der Sprechstimme.
("From physiology to communicative function of the speaking voice.")
Disputation 27 November 2006, Faculty of Arts, University of Kiel.
PDF HTML Benno Peters (2006). Form und Funktion prosodischer Grenzen im Gespräch.
Dissertation Phil. Fak., Universität Kiel.
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Benno Peters (2006). Ist Sprachwahrnehmung kategorial?. ("Is speech perception categorical?") Disputation 23 June 2006, Faculty of Arts, University of Kiel.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2006). Das Paradigma der kategorialen Wahrnehmung. Wissenschaftstheoretische Überlegungen.
("The paradigm of categorical perception. Reflexions on scientific theory.")
Points for discussion in the Prosody Group on 4 July 2006 following Benno Peters' Disputation on the subject "Is speech perception categorical?"

(b) MA Dissertations
Text (PDF) and Audio Examples/Test Materials (ZIP)

PDF ZIP Gilbert Ambrazaitis (2004). Experimentelle Untersuchungen zu phonetischen und semantischen Aspekten phrasenfinaler Melodiemuster im Deutschen ("Phonetic and semantic aspects of phrase-final pitch patterns in German - an experimental investigation"). MA Dissertation IPDS Kiel.
PDF ZIP Felicitas Kleber (2005). Experimentalphonetische Untersuchungen zu Form und Funktion fallender Intonationskonturen im Englischen ("Form and function of falling intonation contours in English - an experimental phonetic study"). MA Dissertation IPDS Kiel.
PDF ZIP Tamara Khromovskikh (2003). Perzeptorische Untersuchungen zur Intonation der Frage im Russischen ("A Perceptual Study of Question Intonation in Russian"). MA Dissertation IPDS Kiel.
PDF ZIP Kristin Landgraf (2003). Steigende Intonationskonturen im Deutschen - Experimentalphonetische Untersuchungen zur auditiven Kategorisierung ("Rising Intonation Contours in German - An Experimental Phonetic Study of Auditory Categorization"). MA Dissertation IPDS Kiel.
PDF HTML Oliver Niebuhr (2003). Perzeptorische Untersuchungen zu Zeitvariablen in Grundfrequenzgipfeln ("Perceptual Investigations of Timing Variables in Pitch Peak Contours"). MA Dissertation IPDS Kiel.
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Antje Stiel (2008). Prosodische Muster in der Sprache von Parkinsonpatienten im Vergleich mit Sprechgesunden - Eine auditive und experimentelle Untersuchung im Deutschen. MA Dissertation IPDS Kiel.

(c) Lectures and Papers

ZIP PDF Klaus J. Kohler (2003). Domains of temporal control in speech and language - From utterance to segment. Proc. 15th ICPhS, Barcelona, 7-10.
ZIP PDF Klaus J. Kohler (2003). Modelling stylistic variation of speech - Basic research and speech technology application. Proc. 15th ICPhS, Barcelona, 223-226.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2003). La reprise de la prosodie - "La Fonction", "le Temps" et "l'Auditeur" dans la phonologie de l'intonation. Conférence à l'ILPGA, Paris III, 15 octobre 2003.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2003). Prosody Revisited - "Function", "Time" and the "Listener" in intonational phonology. Lecture at the Copenhagen Linguistics Department, 31 October 2003.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2004). Tonales Muster, syntaktische Form und kommunikativer Kontext. Diskussion in der Prosodiegruppe, IPDS Kiel, Januar 2004.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2004). Prosodie neu betrachtet - "Funktion", "Zeit" und der "Hörer" in der Intonationsphonologie. Präsentation im IPDS-Kolloquium, 30. April 2004.
PPT PDF 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.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2004). Prosody Revisited - "Function", "Time" and the "Listener" in intonational phonology. Lecture at Haskins Labs, 15 June 2004.
PDF1 PDF2 Klaus J. Kohler (2004). Categorical speech perception revisited. Poster at the Conference "From Sound to Sense: 50+ years of discoveries in speech communication", MIT Cambridge, 11 - 13 June 2004. Poster=PDF1, Paper=PDF2.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2004). Wieviele späte Gipfel braucht die Modellierung der Prosodie im Deutschen? - Methodische und theoretische Reflexionen zur prosodischen Phonologie. Diskussion in der Prosodiegruppe, IPDS Kiel, Juli 2004.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2004). Frühe und späte hoch ansteigende Täler im Deutschen. Überlegungen zu Gussenhoven/Rietveld, Lg&Sp 2000. Präsentation in der Prosodiegruppe, IPDS Kiel, November 2004.

PDF Klaus J. Kohler (2004). Bemerkungen zu Gussenhoven "Experimental approaches to establishing gradience vs discreteness in intonation" (Experimental Prosody Research Workshop, Leipzig, 8.10.04). Manuscript.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2004). Dichotomien lautsprachlicher Analyse und ihr Realitätsanspruch. Wissenschaftstheoretische Überlegungen zur Phonetik. Präsentation in der Prosodiegruppe, IPDS Kiel, Dezember 2004.

PDF Klaus J. Kohler (2004). Bemerkungen zu Atterer/Ladd "On the phonetics and phonology of "segmental anchoring" of F0, evidence from German". Manuscript.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2005). Prosodie in der sprachlichen Kommunikation - Die Kieler Intonationsforschung. Vortrag im Institut für Germanistik, Universität Potsdam. Februar 2005.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2005). Der Ton macht die Musik - Prosodie zwischen Physik und Bedeutung. Vorlesung zur Prosodie, IPDS, Modul H. 12. Mai 2005.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2005). Quo vadis, Scientia Phonetica? Ein wissenschaftliches Manifest. Präsentation in der Prosodiegruppe, IPDS Kiel, 6./22./29. Juni 2005.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2005). Der Ton macht die Musik - Prosodie zwischen Physik und Semantik. Vortrag für die Societas Christiana Albertina, 4. Juli 2005.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2005). Der Ton macht die Musik - Die Armut des geschriebenen, der Reichtum des gesprochenen Wortes. Vortrag für die Schleswig-Holsteinische Universitätsgesellschaft, zuletzt vor der Sektion Kronshagen, 15. November 2005.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2005). Prosodie in der sprachlichen Kommunikation. Vom Signal zur Funktion. Vortrag im Institut für Germanistische Sprachwissenschaft, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena. 1. Juni 2005.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2006). Mein Abschiedskolloquium mit der Prosodiegruppe - Die Zukunft der deutschen Phonetik, IPDS KIel. 26. Juli 2006.
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Klaus J. Kohler (2006). Der Ton macht die Musik. Prosodie zwischen Signal und Bedeutung. Ringvorlesung 'Angewandte Linguistik', Romanisches Seminar der CAU, Kiel, 21. November 2006.

PDF Oliver Niebuhr (2004). Intrinsic pitch in opening and closing diphthongs of German. In: B. Bel, I. Marlien (eds.): Proc. International Conference: Speech Prosody 2004, Nara/ Japan, 733-736.
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Benno Peters (2005). Form und Funktion prosodischer Grenzen in deutscher Spontansprache. Vortrag im Institut für Germanistik, Universität Potsdam. Februar 2005.

5. The Kiel and Lund Prosody Groups Symposium
Prosodic Timing - From Signal to Function
in Lund on 27 January 2006

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Symposium Program.
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Gilbert Ambrazaitis (Lund). Prosodic signalling of (un)expected information in South Swedish.
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Gösta Bruce (Lund). The role of word accent timing in a typology of Swedish intonation.
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Ernst Dombrowski (Kiel). Phrase-final rises in turn-yielding and turn-holding: a function-based analysis of a corpus of German unscripted speech.
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Felicitas Kleber (Kiel). Form and function of falling pitch contours in English.
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Klaus J. Kohler (Kiel). Functional timing of prosody.
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Oliver Niebuhr (Kiel). The contribution of f0, intensity and duration in the perception of German peak categories.
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Benno Peters (Kiel). Form and function of prosodic boundaries in German spontaneous speech.
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Susanne Schoetz (Lund). Formant synthesis of speaker age (+ a question regarding prosodic timing).
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Jan-Olof Svantesson (Lund). Is Kammu a tone language?.

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