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Prof. Dr. Bettina Braun
Fachbereich Sprachwissenschaft
Universität Konstanz

Publikationen

Zeitschriftenartikel (peer-reviewed journal articles, anti-chronological order)

  1. Neitsch, J., Egger, S. & Braun, B. (submitted). Representation of German binomials. Evidence from speech production.
  2. Huttenlauch, C. & Braun, B. (submitted). The purpose shapes the vocative - Prosodic realisation of Colombian Spanish vocatives.
  3. Braun, B., Asano, Y. & Dehé, N. (submitted). When (not) to look for contrastive alternatives: the role of pitch accent type and additive particles. (ms)( soundfiles Experiment 1a, soundfiles Experiment 1b, soundfiles Experiment 2a, soundfiles Experiment 2b)
  4. Domaneschi, F, Romero, M. & Braun, B. (2017). Bias in polar questions. Evidence from English and German production experiments. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics., 2(1), 23 (paper)
  5. Turco, G. & Braun, B. (2016). An acoustic study on non-local anticipatory effects of Italian length contrast. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 140(4), 2247-2256.
  6. Zahner, K., Pohl, M. & Braun, B. (2016). The limits of metrical segmentation: intonation modulates infants' extraction of embedded trochees. Journal of Child Language 43(6), 1338-1364. (ms)
  7. Kula, N.C., & Braun, B. (2015). Mental representation of tonal spreading in Bemba. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies 33(3), 307-323.
  8. Turco, G., Dimroth, C., & Braun, B. (2015). Prosodic and lexical marking of contrast in L2 Italian. Second Language Research 31(4), 465-491. (ms)
  9. Turco, G., Braun, B. & Dimroth, C. (2014). When contrasting polarity, the Dutch use particles, Germans intonation. Journal of Pragmatics 62, 94-106.
  10. Braun, B., Galts, T. & Kabak, B. (2014). Lexical encoding of L2 tones: the role of L1 stress, pitch accent and intonation. Second Language Research 30(3): 323-350.
  11. Dehé, N. & Braun, B. (2013). The prosody of question tags in English. English Language and Linguistics 17(1), 129-156.
  12. Turco, G., Dimroth, C., & Braun, B. (2013). Intonational means to mark verum focus in German and French. Language and Speech 56, 461-491.
  13. Altmann, H., Berger, I., & Braun, B. (2012). Asymmetries in the perception of non-native consonantal and vocalic length contrasts. Second Language Research 28(4), 387-413. (ms)
  14. Braun, B., & Johnson, E.K. (2011). Question or Tone 2? How language experience and linguistic function guide pitch processing. Journal of Phonetics 39(4), 585-594. (ms)
  15. Braun, B., Lemhöfer, K. & Mani, N. (2011). Perceiving unstressed vowels in foreign-accented English. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 129, 376-387. (ms)
  16. Braun, B., & Tagliapietra, L. (2011). On-line interpretation of intonational meaning in L2. Language and Cognitive Processes 26(2), 224-235. (ms)
  17. Braun, B., Dainora, A., & Ernestus, M. (2011). An unfamiliar intonation contour slows down on-line speech comprehension. Language and Cognitive Processes 26 (3), 350-375. (ms)
  18. Braun, B., & Chen, A. (2010). Intonation of 'now' in resolving scope ambiguity in English and Dutch. Journal of Phonetics 38 (3), 431-444. (ms)
  19. Braun, B., & Tagliapietra, L. (2010). The role of contrastive intonation contours in the retrieval of contextual alternatives. Language and Cognitive Processes 25 (7,8,9), 1024-1043. (preprint).
  20. Braun, B. (2006). Phonetics and phonology of thematic contrast in German. Language and Speech 49(4) 451-493. (paper)
  21. Braun, B., Kochanski, G., Grabe, E., & Rosner, B. S. (2006). Evidence for attractors in English intonation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 119(6) 4006-4015. (paper)
  22. Weber, A., Braun, B., & Crocker, M. W. (2006). Finding referents in time: Eye-tracking evidence for the role of contrastive accents. Language and Speech, 49(3) 367-392. (paper)

Bücher (Books)

  • Braun, B. (2005). Production and perception of thematic contrast in German. Oxford: Peter Lang.

Buchkapitel (peer-reviewed book chapters)

  • Braun, B., & Chen, A. (2012). Now for something completely different: Anticipatory effects of intonation. In: O. Niebuhr, & H. Pfitzinger (Eds.), Understanding Prosody: The Role of Context, Function, and Communication. (pp. 289-311). Berlin: de Gruyter. ISBN: 9783110301250 (ms)

Konferenzartikel (peer-reviewed proceedings papers, anti-chronological order)

  1. Zahner, K, Schönhuber, M., Grijzenhout, J. & Braun, B., (2016). Konstanz prosodically annotated infant-directed speech corpus (KIDS corpus). Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Speech Prosody. Boston, MA.
  2. Zahner, K., Pohl, M., & Braun, B., (2015). Pitch accent distribution in German infant-directed speech. Proceedings of Interspeech. Dresden, Germany. (paper)
  3. Wochner, D., Schlegel, J., Braun, B., & Dehé, N. (2015). The prosodic marking of rhetorical questions in German. Proceedings of Interspeech , Dresden. Germany. (paper)
  4. Braun, B. (2015). What causes the activation of contrastive alternatives, the size of focus domain or pitch accent type. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of the Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK.
  5. Kügler, F., Smolibocki, B., Arnold, D., Baumann, S., Braun, B., Grice, M., Jannedy, S., Michalsky, J., Niebuhr, O., Peters, J., Ritter, S., Röhr, C., Schweitzer, A., Schweitzer, K., Wagner, P. (2015). DIMA - annotation guidelines for German intonation. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of the Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK.
  6. Schlegel, J., Egger, S. & Braun, B. (2014). Representation of German binomials: evidence from speech production. Proceedings of the 10th International Seminar on Speech Production. Cologne, Germany. (paper)
  7. Turco, G. & Braun, B. (2014). Non-local duration differences caused by consonantal length contrasts. Proceedings of the 10th International Seminar on Speech Production. Cologne, Germany. (paper)
  8. Braun, B., Pohl, M. & Zahner, K. (2014). Speech segmentation is modulated by peak alignment: Evidence from German 10-month-olds Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Speech Prosody. Dublin, Ireland. (paper)
  9. Braun, B. & Asano, Y. (2013). Double contrast is signalled by prenuclear and nuclear accent types alone, not by f0-plateaux. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association. Lyon, France. (paper)
  10. Grohe, A.-K. & Braun, B. (2013). Implicit learning leads to familiarity effects for intonation but not for voice. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association. Lyon, France. (paper)
  11. Braun, B. (2012). Where to associate stressed additive particles? Evidence from speech prosody. 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association. Portland, Oregon. (paper)
  12. Chiao, W.-H., Kabak, B. & Braun, B. (2011). When more is less: Non-native perception of level tone contrasts. Psycholinguistic Representation of Tone Conference , Hong Kong, China. 42-45.( paper)
  13. Braun, B., & Geiselman, S. (2011) Italian in the no man's land between stress-timing and syllable-timing? Speakers are more stress-timed than listeners. 12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communiction Association (Interspeech). Florence, Italy. 2697-2700. (paper)
  14. Kabak, B., Reckziegel, T. & Braun, B. (2011). Timing of second language singletons and geminates. 17th International Congress of the Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong, China. 994-997. (paper)
  15. Braun, B., & Chen, A. (2008). Now move X into cell Y: intonation of 'now' in on-line reference resolution. In P. A. Barbosa, S. Madureira, & C. Reis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th International Conferences on Speech Prosody . Campinas: Editora RG/CNPq. 477-480. (paper)
  16. Braun, B., Lemhöfer, K., & Cutler, A. (2008). English word stress as produced by English and Dutch speakers: The role of segmental and suprasegmental differences. In Proceedings of Interspeech 2008 . Brisbane, Australia. 1953-1953. (paper)
  17. Braun, B., Taliapietra, L., & Cutler, A. (2008). Contrastive utterances make alternatives salient: cross-modal priming evidence. In Proceedings of Interspeech 2008 . Brisbane, Australia. 69-69. (paper)
  18. Braun, B. (2007). Effects of dialect and context on the realisation of German prenuclear accents. In J. Trouvain, & W. J. Barry (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS 2007) . Dudweiler: Pirrot. 961-964. (paper)
  19. Chen, Y., & Braun, B. (2006). Prosodic realization in information structure categories in standard Chinese. In R. Hoffmann, & H. Mixdorff (Eds.), Speech Prosody 2006. Dresden: TUD Press. (paper)
  20. Braun, B., Weber, A., & Crocker, M. W. (2005). Does narrow focus activate alternative referents? In Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology . Lisbon, Portugal. 1709-1712 (paper)
  21. Braun, B. (2004). Answers to the perception of thematic contrast and questions regarding the perception of thematic "non-contrast". In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conferences on Speech Prosody. Nara, Japan. 685-688. (paper)
  22. Braun, B. (2004). Phonetics and Phonology of Contrast Marking in German: Issues for the Prosody-Semantics Interface. In Proceedings of Konvens 2004. Vienna, Austria. 29-36. (paper)
  23. Braun, B. & Ladd, D.R. (2003). Prosodic correlates of contrastive and non-contrastive themes in German. In Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology. Geneva, Switzerland. 789-792. (paper)
  24. Wasinger, R., Oliver, D., Heckmann, D., Braun, B., Brandherm, B., & Stahl, C. (2003). Adapting spoken and visual output for a pedestrian navigation system, based on given situational statements. In A. Hotho & G. Stumme (Eds.) LLWA 2003, Lehren - Lernen - Wissen - Adaptivität. Karlsruhe, Germany. 343-346. (paper)
  25. Trouvain, J., Koreman, J., Erriquez, A., & Braun, B. (2001). Articulation rate measures and their relation to phone classification in spontaneous and read German speech. In Proceedings of ISCA Workshop on Adaptation Methods in Speech Recognition. Sofia-Antipolis. 155-158. (paper)
  26. Braun, B., Koreman, J. & Trouvain, J. (2000). The effect of accentuation on vowel recognition. In Proceedings of Prosody 2000: Speech Recognition and Synthesis. (pp. 37-43). Kraków, Poland. (paper)

Conference Abstracts (peer-reviewed, anti-chronological order)

  1. Romero, Maribel, Anja Arnhold, Bettina Braun and Filippo Domaneschi. (2016). Negative Polar Question Types in English, NELS 47, UMass/Amherst (talk)
  2. Zahner, K., Pohl, M. & Braun, B. (2015). Only high-pitched stressed syllables are good word onsets for German infants. Workshop on Infant Language Development. Stockholm, Sweden. (talk)
  3. Kula, N. & Braun, B. (2015) The mental representation of ternary spreading: How are derived tones processed? 12th Old World Conference in Phonology. Barcelona, Spain. (talk)
  4. Schlegel, J., Wochner, D., Dehé, N. & Braun, B. (2015). The prosody of rhetorical questions in German. Phonetics in Phonology in Europe. Cambridge, UK. (poster)
  5. Zahner, K., Pohl, M. & Braun, B. (2014). How intonation affects lexical activation in German - Evidence from eye-tracking. Tone and Intonation in Europe. Utrecht, The Netherlands
  6. Zahner, K. Pohl, M. & Braun, B. (2014). Pitch accent type and metrical stress in infant speech segmentation. AMLaP Edinburgh, UK. (paper)
  7. Braun, B. & Pohl, M. (2014). Speech segmentation at 10 months is impaired when stressed syllable is not high-toned. Mini-Conference on Metrical Structure: Acquisition and Processing Utrecht, The Netherlands (talk)
  8. Turco, G., Eder, P. & Braun, B. (2014). Non-local duration differences caused by consonantal length contrasts. Proceedings of the 10th International Seminar on Speech Production Cologne, Germany. (talk)
  9. Schleger, J., Egger, S. & Braun, B. (2014). Representation of German binomials: evidence from speech production. Proceedings of the 10th International Seminar on Speech Production Cologne, Germany.(poster)
  10. Braun, B. & Pohl, M. (2013). Is high pitch a better cue for speech segmentation in German infants than metrical prominence? Phonetik und Phonologie 9, Zürich, Switzerland. (talk)
  11. Braun, B. & Pohl, M. (2013). The role of intonation in speech segmentation in German 9.5 to 10.5 month olds. 54th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada. (poster)
  12. Turco, G. & Braun, B. (2013). Contrastive topics in L1 and L2 French: acquisition of phonetics and phonology. Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia, Lisbon, Portugal. (poster)
  13. Kula, N. & Braun, B. (2013). Tonal harmony in Bantu: An experimental study on the mental representation of tone. 21st Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester. UK. (poster)
  14. Egger, S., Pohl, M. & Braun, B. (2013). Regression and reorganisation in early intonation development. Child Language Seminar, Manchester. UK. (poster)
  15. Asano, Y. & Braun, B. (2013). Pitch accent affects Japanese length perception (and vice versa). 11th Symposium of Psycholinguistics, Teneriffe, Spain. (poster)
  16. Schweizer, S., Smolka, E. & Braun, B. (2012). Semantic activation of the stem in complex verbs? Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing, Riva del Garda, Italy. (poster)
  17. Galts, T., Kabak, & Braun, B. (2012). Can all L1 suprasegmental contrasts serve as a boost for lexicalizing L2 tonal contrasts? Second Language Acquisition of Phonology. York, UK. (talk)
  18. Braun, B. & Asano, Y. (2012). Contrastive topics, corrections, and the activation of alternatives. Fifth International Conference on Tone and Intonation (TIE 5), Oxford, UK. (talk)
  19. Braun, B. & Asano, Y. (2012). Eye-tracking data on the immediate contribution of prenuclear accents and f0-interpolations to utterance interpretation in German. 13th Conference on Laboratory Phonology. Stuttgart, Germany. (poster)
  20. Asano, Y. & Braun, B. (2011). Integrating lexical and postlexical suprasegmental information in native and non-native Japanese. NINJAL International Conference on Phonetics and Phonology (ICPP 2011). Kyoto, Japan. (talk)
  21. Bobb, S.C., Mani, N. & Braun, B. (2011). Coactivation of dialects during auditory word processing in bidialectal speakers of High and Konstanz German. 17th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP). San Sebastián, Spain. (poster)
  22. Asano, Y. & Braun, B. (2011). Integrating lexical and postlexical suprasegmental informatin in L1 and L2 Japanese and German. Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to Prosody. Montreal, Canada. (poster).
  23. Braun, B., & Asano, Y. (2011). How freely can German pitch accents be combined? 7. Tagung zu Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum. Osnabrück, Germany. (talk)
  24. Galts, T. Braun, B., & Kabak, B. (2011). Lexical encoding of L2 tonal contrasts. The role of L1 stress parameters. Phonetics & Phonology in Iberia. Tarragona, Spain. (talk)
  25. Berger, I., Altmann, H. & Braun, B. (2011). L1 influence on the perception of consonantal and vocal length contrasts. Phonetics & Phonology in Iberia. Tarragona, Spain. (poster)
  26. Braun, B., Froitzheim, S., & Kabak, B. (2011). Which bilinguals are faster in conflict processing? The role of linguistic (dis)similarity. 10th International Symposium of Psycholinguistics. San Sebastián, Spain. (talk)
  27. Galts, T. Braun, B., & Kabak, B. (2011). Stress typology of the L1 matters in the lexical encoding of novel tonal contrasts. 10th International Symposium of Psycholinguistics. San Sebastián, Spain. (poster)
  28. Asano, Y. & Braun, B. (2011). The change of prosodic features in repeated attention-seeking: a study of native and non-native speakers of Japanese and of German. 10th International Symposium of Psycholinguistics, San Sebastián, Spain. (poster)
  29. Johnson, E.K. & Braun, B. (2011). The role of intonation in language discrimination by 4.5-month olds. SRCD 2011 Biennial Meeting (Society for Research in Child Development). Montreal, Canada. (abstract). (poster)
  30. Braun, B., & Johnson, E.K. (2010). How attention to speech pitch is guided by its linguistic function. Fourth International Conference on Tone and Intonation (TIE 4). Stockholm, Sweden.(abstract). (talk)
  31. Braun, B., & Tagliapietra, L. (2010). Language-specific inerpration of intonational meaning: The hat pattern in German and Dutch. 6th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference. Berlin, Germany (talk)
  32. Braun, B. Lemhöfer, K., & Mani, N. (2009). Language-specific implementation of lexical stress makes Dutch-accented English harder to understand. In Proceedings of AMLaP. Barcelona, Spain. (abstract). (poster)
  33. Braun, B., & Chen, A. (2008). Interaction with focus: cross-linguistic evidence for the adverb NOW. 18th International Congress of Linguists. Seoul, Korea. (talk)
  34. Braun, B., & Chen. A. (2007). And now for something completely different: Intonation of "now" and scope ambiguity in English and Dutch. In Proceedings of AMLaP. Turku, Finland. (poster)
  35. Braun, B., Kochanski, G., Grabe, E., & Rosner, B. (2005). Stable attractors in intonation: Evidence for discrete choices in English prosody. Proceedings of AMLaP. Ghent, Belgium (poster)

Weitere Vorträge (Additional Talks)

  1. Universität Stuttgart, SFB-Kolloquium (Jan 2015). Online processing of conrastive focus and topic constituents - invited
  2. University of Hyderabad, Workshop The Attentive Listener in the Visual World (Nov 2014). Online processing of conrastive focus and topic constituents - invited
  3. Universität Stuttgart, SFB-Kolloquium (Jan 2014).The role of intonation in speech segmentation - invited
  4. Jahrestreffen des DFG-Schwerpunktprogramms Sprachlautliche Kompetenz: Zwischen Grammatik, Signalverarbeitung und neuronaler Aktivität, Universität Stuttgart (July 2012). Contrastive topics, corrections and the activation of alternatives
  5. Universität Konstanz (July 2012). Perceiving L2 intonational meaning - phonology vs. phonetics. Workshop: Studies on normal and impaired language acquisition in monolingual and bilingual children and adults - invited
  6. Universität Stuttgart (Jan 2012). Word stress and vowel quality in English - invited
  7. Laboratoire Parole et Langue, Aix-en-Provence (Jan 2012). The processing of intonation and intonational meaning - invited
  8. Universität Konstanz (Dec 2011). Phonetic and phonological aspects of intonational meaning - invited
  9. Universität Stuttgart, SFB-Kolloquium (Dec 2011). The online processing of intonation - frequency of occurrence, contrast, and prediction - invited
  10. Jahrestreffen des DFG-Schwerpunktprogramms Sprachlautliche Kompetenz: Zwischen Grammatik, Signalverarbeitung und neuronaler Aktivität, Marburg (Sept 2011). A new window on intonational form and function.
  11. Psychology Department, University of Toronto (Aug 2011). Cross-linguistic differences in the processing of speech pitch information - invited
  12. Department of Spanish and Portugese, University of Toronto (Aug 2011). Online processing of intonational meaning - invited
  13. Ludwig-Maximilans-Universität München (Juli 2011). Processing of speech prosody - invited
  14. Jahrestreffen des DFG-Schwerpunktprogramms Sprachlautliche Kompetenz: Zwischen Grammatik, Signalverarbeitung und neuronaler Aktivität, LMU München (Nov 2010). A new window on intonational form and function.
  15. Universität Saarbrücken (July 2010): Segmente und mehr - was zählt mehr in der Sprachverarbeitung? - invited
  16. Universität Konstanz (July 2010): Sprecher als Energieverschwender? - Reden wie ein Wasserfall (Vortrag bei der langen Nacht der Wissenschaften zum Thema Energie)
  17. Universität Frankfurt (July 2010): Prosodie in der Sprachverarbeitung
  18. - invited
  19. Universität Konstanz (June 2010): Hörer als Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechner? - Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der linguistischen Vorhersagbarkeit (Antrittsvorlesung) - Antrittsvorlesung
  20. Jahrestreffen des DFG-Schwerpunktprogramms Sprachlautliche Kompetenz: Zwischen Grammatik, Signalverarbeitung und neuronaler Aktivität, LMU München (Oct 2009). A new window on intonational form and function.
  21. Fachbereichskolloquium Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft Universität Konstanz (Dec 2009): Intonation of 'now' in resolving scope ambiuity in English and Dutch
  22. Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft Universität Konstanz (Apr 2009): Interpretation of utterances with contrastive intonation in L1 and L2 - invited
  23. Universität Potsdam (Feb 2009): Wahrnehmung von Sätzen mit kontrastiver Intonation - invited
  24. Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel (Dec 2008): Wahrnehmung von Sätzen mit kontrastiver Intonation - invited
  25. Forschungskolloquium Prof. Dr. P. Zwitserlood, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Nov 2008): Kontrastive Intonationskonturen und die Generierung von Alternativen - invited
  26. Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to Prosody (Apr 2008): Contrastive utterances make alternatives salient: Evidence from cross-modal priming
  27. Seminar on Prosody in Nijmegen, organisiert von der Niederländischen Vereinigung für Phonetik (June 2007): Effects of dialect and context on the realization of German pitch accents - invited
  28. Phonetisches Kolloquium an der Universität des Saarlandes (Feb 2006): How to uncover the structure/phonology of intonation - invited
  29. Kolloquium für Syntax, Prosodie und Informationsstrukturierung an der Universität Leipzig (Dec 2005): Production and perception of thematic contrast in German - invited
  30. Phonetisches Kolloquium an der Universität zu Köln (May 2005): Meaningful variation in the scaling and alignment of accents: Thematic contrast in German - invited
  31. Max Planck Institut für Psycholinguistik in Nijmegen (Dec 2004): Intonation of contrast in German - invited
  32. Linguistics Circle at Oxford University (Dec 2004): Phonetics and phonology of contrastive and non-contrastive themes in German
  33. Phonetics Colloquium at Oxford University (Mar 2004): Contrast marking in German
  34. Phonetisches Kolloquium an der Universität des Saarlandes (Jan 2004): Is contrast a binary notion? On categoriality and gradience in theme and rheme marking
  35. Phonetisches Kolloquium an der Universität des Saarlandes (June 2003): Production and perception of contrastive themes in German
  36. Phonetisches Kolloquium Universität des Saarlandes (Feb 2002): Kontrast und Korrektur
  37. Phonetics/Phonology Workshop at the University of Edinburgh (Dec 2001): Evoking and assessing cooperation in dialogue (systems)
  38. Phonetisches Kolloquium an der Universität des Saarlandes (Oct 2000): Auswirkung von Akzentuierung auf die Vokalerkennung
letzte Aktualisierung: 25.06.2013