Daniela Wochner
Daniela University of Konstanz Universität Konstanz
Department of Linguistics
 
PhD-Student
Room G223
E-Mail: daniela(dot)wochner(at)uni-konstanz.de
Tel.: +49 7531 88-4180
 
Research Profile
Phonology, intonation, prosody-discourse interface, prosody-pragmatics/ semantics interfaces, speech act theory
  • Icelandic Phonology
    • Accenting of adjective-noun phrases in Icelandic

  • Prosody and pragmatics of (non-canonical) questions across languages
    • The prosody & pragmatics of rhetorical questions & exclamatives in German
Teaching
SS 2016 Phonologie I (Thursdays 10-11:30) with Nicole Dehé
WS 2015/16 Phonologie II (Tuesdays 8:15- 9:45)
SS 2015 Phonologie I A (Thursdays 10-11:30, Tutorial: Tuesdays 18:45-20:15) with Nicole Dehé
 
Current Academic Position
03/2015 ‐ PhD Student, University of Konstanz
Dissertation subject: Rhetorical questions at the prosody-pragmatics interface
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Nicole Dehé & Prof. Dr. Barbara Schlücker
 
04/2016 ‐ Research Staff
  DFG funded Project: Questions at the Interfaces - Project 6 (P6) - PIs: Prof. Dr. Nicole Dehé & Prof. Dr. Bettina Braun
 
06/2016 ‐ 03/2017 Maternity Leave
10/2014 ‐ 03/2015 AG Dehé (Icelandic prosody)
12/2013 ‐ 12/2015 Academic Staff
  Project: LingVisAnn
Academic Background
University of Konstanz
05/2011 ‐ 11/2013 Student Assistant AG Dehé
SS 2011 Tutorial English Phonology
 
   
10/2008 ‐ 11/2013 Degree: Staatsexamen (Englisch, Deutsch)
  Main emphasis:
  Linguistics: Phonology, Phonetics, Syntax
  Literature: Romanticism, Dark Romanticism, Baroque Literature
  Thesis: "Die böse Frau im Märchen. Von Stiefmüttern, Hexen und bösen Männern in den Kinder- und Hausmärchen der Brüder Grimm"
 
Stay Abroad
01/2011 ‐ 03/2011 ERASMUS - University College Cork, Ireland
08/2007 ‐ 03/2008 AuPair - Dublin, Ireland
 
St. Ursula Gymnasium Freiburg im Breisgau
09/1998 ‐ 07/2007 Degree: Abitur
   
Publications
Huttenlauch, C., S. Egger, D. Wochner & I. Feldhausen (2016). The Intonation of echo wh-questions in Ecuadorian Spanish. Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016. Boston, May 31 – June 03, 2016, Boston, USA. [pdf]
Wochner, D., J. Schlegel, N. Dehé & B. Braun (2015). The prosodic marking of rhetorical questions in German. Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2015. Dresden, 6. – 10. September 2015, Dresden, Germany. [pdf]  
Talks, Presentations & Organized Workshops
Posters & Talks
Wochner, D., J. Schlegel, N. Dehé & B. Braun (2015). The prosodic marking of rhetorical questions in German. Poster presented at INTERSPEECH 2015. Dresden, 6. – 10. September 2015, Dresden, Germany.
Schlegel J., D. Wochner B. Braun & N. Dehé (2015). The prosody of rhetorical questions in German. Poster at the Phonetics and Phonology Europe 2015 (PaPE), Cambridge, UK.
Wochner, D. & J. Schlegel (2015). The prosody of rhetorical questions. Talk at the 37. Jahrestagung der DGfSAG6, Leipzig. Germany.
Egger, S., C. Huttenlauch & D. Wochner (2014). Counterexpectational Echo-wh Fragen im ecuadorianischen Spanisch. Talk at the ÖSKL 2014. Salzburg. Austria.
Wochner, D. (2014). Die Intonation rhetorischer Fragen im Deutschen. Poster at the 10. Tagung Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum, Konstanz. Germany.
Wochner, D. (2014). The Intonation of rhetorical questions in German. Talk at the Young Linguists' Conference, Stockholm. Sweden.
Bayer, M. & Wochner, D. (2014). Wer stellt denn hier rhetorische Fragen?! Project at the 3. Konstanzer lange Nacht der Wissenschaft
Wochner, D. (2014). Die Intonation rhetorischer Fragen im Deutschen. Poster at the Sprachwissenschaftliche Tagung für Promotionsstudierende (5. STaPs), Mainz. Germany.
 
Workshop and Conference Organization
Organization team at the Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz: 38th Annual Conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS): Sprachkonzil: Theorie und Experiment, 23-26 February 2016, University of Konstanz.
Workshop on prosody, intonation & GToBI (teaching with Jana Schlegel), 27-31 July 2015, University of Konstanz.
Co-Organization: With Nicole Dehé, Bettina Braun (University of Konstanz), Hubert Truckenbrodt & Beste Kamali (ZAS Berlin) - DGfS AG on the prosody and meaning of (non)canonical questions across languages, Leipzig, 4–6 March 2015.
Co-Organization: With Bettina Braun, Nicole Dehé, Muna Pohl, Jana Schlegel & Katharina Zahner - 10. Tagung Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum (P & P 10), Konstanz, 9.-10. October 2014.
 
…coming up:
Wochner, Daniela and Dehé, Nicole (2017). The prosody of verb-first constructions in German: A comparison of information seeking questions, rhetorical questions and exclamatives. Poster presented at Phonetics and Phonology in Europe. University of Cologne, Germany.
Neitsch, Jana, Wochner, Daniela, Zahner, Katharina and Dehé, Nicole (2017). Who likes liver? How German speakers use prosody to mark questions as rhetorical. Talk at Phonetics and Phonology in Europe. University of Cologne, Germany.
 
 
Reviewing Activities
Journal for South Asian Linguistics (JSAL)
 
Grants
PhD Scholarship LGFG (Landesgraduiertenförderung), Brückenstipendium (January 2016 - June 2016)
 
Language Proficiencies
German (mother tongue)
English (fluent)
French (good)
Irish (Basics)
 
Skills
R, Praat, MS-Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Soundbooth), Amadeus Pro
 
Interests
photography, reading, swimming, foreign language learning, travelling the world
 
Important/ noteworthy links
STaPs STaPs
Bodensee
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updated: 30.03.2017