Inter-individual differences in the production and perception of stress in English complex words (Tammy Ganster)

Tammy Ganster 

Supervision: Prof. Dr. Sabine Arndt-Lappe

My Ph.D. project deals with how individual differences in speakers´ language processing influence their choice of stress in derived words (e.g., distinguishable, celebratory, evaluative). More precisely, the aim is to discover how both individual impressions of the frequency of the derived and of the base word, and individual sensitivity for morphological complexity influence the representation of the words in speakers´ mental lexicons and how these representations in turn influence the speakers´ word stress in derived words. 


Ganster, T. (2022, Aug 24–27). Individual differences and the morphology-phonology interface: Stress placement in English complex words. [talk]. 55th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Bucharest, Romania. Best Presentation by a PhD student award at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (University of Bucharest, August 2022).

Ganster, T. (2022, May 21). Can individual differences in morphological processing explain stress variability in English complex words? [talk]. 13th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting, University of the Aegean, Rhodes.

Arndt-Lappe, S., & Ganster, T. (2022, Feb 9). Stress, lexical storage, and the paradigm: evidence from variable alternations [talk]. Morphology in Production and Perception, Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf (Online).

Ganster, Tammy. 2021. „The role of individual linguistic experience in the stressing of complex words”, 28th Manchester Phonology Meeting, University of Edinburgh and University of Manchester, England, forthcoming 26–28.03.2021.