Workshop on Patterns in Spoken Communication with lectures, e.g. by Dr. habil. Andrea Pešková (Romance Linguistics, Osnabrück)

Thursday, 11/23, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m., Room A337 (hybrid):

Workshop on Patterns in Spoken Communication, with a Guest lecture (9–10 a.m.)

L2 Spanish and Italian Intonation: Accounting for the Different Patterns Displayed by L1 Czech and German Learners

by Andrea Pešková (Universität Osnabrück, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Abstract: The present talk reports the results of an extensive postdoctoral research project (2015–2020) that explored the influence of two distinct language families, namely Germanic (German) and Slavic (Czech), on the intonation of two Romance languages, Spanish and Italian as second languages (L2). The investigation relied on production data collected through a Discourse Completion Task. One of the key contributions of this study is the introduction of the Developmental L2 Intonation Hypothesis, which aims to reveal universal patterns in the acquisition of L2 intonation. Moreover, the presentation will highlight the complex nature of L2 intonation, emphasizing also the importance of L1 transfer and offering valuable insights for enhancing language instruction methods. Finally, potential directions for future research will be outlined, too.

Workshop Program

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome speech & Introduction

Katharina Zahner-Ritter & Judith Manzoni-Luxenburger

09:15 – 10:15

Andrea Pešková — Osnabrück University, Romance Studies

L2 Spanish and Italian Intonation: Accounting for the Different Patterns Displayed by L1 Czech and German Learners 

10:15 – 10:45

Katharina Zahner-Ritter – Universität Trier, Phonetics & Patterns

Tonal alignment patterns and their communicative functions – 
Comparing L1 German speakers and Mandarin learners of German

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 11:45

Judith Manzoni-Luxenburger – Trier University, Phonetics & Patterns

F0 under time pressure: Phrase final intonation patterns in Bulgarian learners of English and German

11:45 – 12:15

Tammy Ganster – Trier University, Anglistics & Patterns

Individual Differences and Stress Variation in English Complex Words

12:15 – 12:30

Student presentations

12:30 – 01:30

Lunch break

01:30 – 02:00

Jacek Kudera – Trier University, Phonetics & Patterns

How can we measure comprehension of microlanguages? Dialectometry in online language processing tasks

02:00 – 02:30

Sabine Arndt-Lappe – Trier University, Anglistics & Patterns

English word stress and the Mental Lexicon — aims and first results from the ERSaF project

02:30 – 03:00

Sophia Fünfgeld – Trier University, Phonetics & Patterns

Das klappt ja super! — Prosodische Muster verbaler Ironie

03:00 – 03:15

Wrap-up & Coffee break

Katharina Zahner-Ritter & Judith Manzoni-Luxenburger

Everyone, including students, is warmly welcome! No fee or registration necessary. Some talks will be held in English, others in German.


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23 Nov 2023


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