P6 Publications

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Peer-reviewed journal publications

  • Dehé, Nicole, Daniela Wochner & Marieke Einfeldt. 2022. The interaction of discourse markers and prosody in rhetorical questions in German. Journal of Linguistics. (Online First View)
  • Zahner-Ritter, Katharina, Marieke Einfeldt, Daniela Wochner, Angela James, Nicole Dehé & Bettina Braun. 2022. Three kinds of rising-falling contours in German wh-questions: Evidence from form and function. Frontiers in Communication 7 (Open Access).
  • Dehé, Nicole & Daniela Wochner. 2022 (online first). Voice quality and speaking rate in Icelandic rhetorical questions. Nordic Journal of Linguistics (Open Access).
  • Dehé, Nicole, Bettina Braun, Marieke Einfeldt, Daniela Wochner & Katharina Zahner-Ritter. 2022. The prosody of rhetorical questions: A cross-linguistic view. Linguistische Berichte 269: 3-42.
  • Dehé, Nicole & Bettina Braun. 2020. The prosody of rhetorical questions in English. English Language and Linguistics 24(4): 607-635. article available here or here
  • Dehé, Nicole & Bettina Braun. 2020. The intonation of information seeking and rhetorical questions in Icelandic. Journal of Germanic Linguistics 32(1): 1-42.  article available here
  • Braun, Bettina, Nicole Dehé, Jana Neitsch, Daniela Wochner & Katharina Zahner. 2019. The prosody of rhetorical and information-seeking questions in German. Language and Speech 62(4): 779-807.   article available here

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

  • Braun, Bettina, Nicole Dehé, Marieke Einfeldt, Daniela Wochner & Katharina Zahner-Ritter. 2021. Testing acoustic voice quality classification across languages and speech styles. In Proceedings of Interspeech (2021), 20 Aug – 3 Sept 2021, Brno, Czechia, pp 3920-3924. DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2021-315 (paper available here)
  • Einfeldt, Marieke, Rita Sevastjanova, Katharina Zahner-Ritter, Ekaterina Kazak & Bettina Braun. 2021. Reliable estimates of interpretable cue effects with Active Learning in psycholinguistic research. In Proceedings of Interspeech (2021), 20 Aug – 3 Sept 2021, Brno, Czechia, pp 1743-1747. DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2021-1524 (paper available here)
  • Braun, Bettina, Marieke Einfeldt, Gloria Esposito & Nicole Dehé. 2020. The prosodic realization of rhetorical and information-seeking questions in German spontaneous speech. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Speech Prosody (SP10), Tokyo, Japan, 342-346. DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2020-70. (paper)
  • Zahner, Katharina, Manluolan Xu, Yiya Chen, Nicole Dehé & Bettina Braun. 2020. The prosodic marking of rhetorical questions in Standard Chinese. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Speech Prosody (SP10), Tokyo, Japan, 389-393. DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2020-80. (paper)
  • Kharaman, Mariya, Manluolan Xu, Carsten Eulitz & Bettina Braun. 2019. The processing of prosodic cues to rhetorical question interpretation: Psycholinguistic and neurolinguistics evidence. In Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2019). Graz, Austria. (paper)
  • Braun, Bettina, Daniela Wochner, Katharina Zahner & Nicole Dehé. 2018. Classification of interrogatives as information-seeking or rhetorical questions. In Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Speech Science and Technology Conference (SST2018). Sydney, Australia. (paper)
  • Dehé, Nicole. 2018. The prosody of rhetorical questions. In Proceedings of NELS 48 (2017), ed. by Sherry Hucklebridge and Max Nelson, GLSA Publications. (Invited) (paper)
  • Dehé, Nicole, Bettina Braun & Daniela Wochner. 2018. The prosody of rhetorical vs. information-seeking questions in Icelandic. In Proceedings of Speech Prosody, 9th International Conference (2018), Poznan, Poland, 403-407, DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-82 . (paper)
  • Jabeen, Farhat & Bettina Braun. 2018. Production and perception of prosodic cues in narrow & corrective focus in Urdu/Hindi. In Proceedings of Speech Prosody, 9th International Conference (2018), Poznan, Poland, 30-34, DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-6 . (paper)
  • Neitsch, Jana, Bettina Braun & Nicole Dehé. 2018. The role of prosody of the interpretation of rhetorical questions in German. In Proceedings of Speech Prosody, 9th International Conference (2018), Poznan, Poland. 192-196, DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-39 . (paper)
  • Wochner, Daniela & Nicole Dehé. 2018. Prosody meets pragmatics: a production study on German verb-first sentences. In Proceedings of Speech Prosody, 9th International Conference (2018), Poznan, Poland, 418-422, DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-85 .   (paper)
  • Wochner, Daniela, Jana Schlegel, Bettina Braun & Nicole Dehé. 2015. The prosodic marking of rhetorical questions in German. In Proceedings of Interspeech, Dresden, Germany. (paper)

Invited talks

  • Wochner, Daniela. 2021. Prosody trifft Pragmatik: Rhetorische Fragen im Vergleich. Invited talk, linguistics colloquium, University of Leipzig. 4 May 2021, University of Leipzig, Germany.
  • Dehé, Nicole. 2020. The prosodic marking of rhetorical questions: A cross-linguistic view. Invited talk, ICU Linguistics Colloquium, 21 Nov 2020, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan [virtual talk; watch here].
  • Dehé, Nicole. 2020. Prosodic and syntactic cues to rhetorical meaning. Invited keynote talk, Workshop ‘Non-canonical Questions at the Syntax-Prosody interface’, 12-13 Nov 2020, Paris, France [virtual conference].
  • Dehé, Nicole. 2020. Would you know a rhetorical question if you heard one? 1 July 2020, Bergische Universität Wuppertal.
  • Dehé, Nicole. 2020. A cross-linguistic view on the prosody of rhetorical questions, invited talk, the joint Simon Fraser University/University of British Columbia Linguistics NOW colloquium, 13 March 2020, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Dehé, Nicole. 2019. A cross-linguistic view on the prosody of rhetorical questions, 30 October 2019, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
  • Dehé, Nicole. 2019. A cross-linguistic view on the prosody of rhetorical questions, 24 October 2019, China Three Gorges University, Yichang, China.
  • Dehé, Nicole. 2019. A cross-linguistic view on the prosody of rhetorical questions, 17 October 2019, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China.
  • Braun, Bettina. 2018. The role of prosody in signaling and perceiving rhetorical questions. Invited talk in the research colloquium, 29 May 2019, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • Braun, Bettina. 2018. The prosody of rhetorical questions. Invited talk at the Workshop Prosodic variation across languages: The state-of-the-art in comparative prosodic research, 14-15 Sept 2018, University of Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Braun, Bettina. 2018. Phonology and phonetics of rhetorical questions – evidence from German. Invited talk at the Phonetics Association in Kansai (PAIK), 26 May 2018, University of Kobe, Kobe, Japan.
  • Braun, Bettina. 2018. The production and perception of rhetorical questions. Invited research seminar, March 2018, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
  • Dehé, Nicole. 2017. The prosody of rhetorical questions, Invited plenary talk at the 48th Annual Meetings of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 48), 27-29 Oct 2017, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.

Talks and other presentations

  • Braun, Bettina, Nicole Dehé, Marieke Einfeldt, Angela James, Ekaterina Kazak, Rita Sevastjanova, Daniela Wochner & Katharina Zahner-Ritter. 2022. What makes a question rhetorical? Evidence from a multiple-cue perception experiment. Annual Conference of the Center of Excellence in Estonian Studies: Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity in Language and Culture, 12-13 May 2022, Tartu, Estonian Literary Museum and University of Tartu.
  • Zahner-Ritter, Katharina, Marieke Einfeldt, Daniela Wochner, Angela James, Nicole Dehé & Bettina Braun. 2021. Testing the distinctiveness of German rising-falling accents — integrating evidence from form and function. Presented at Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum (P&P), 29-30 Sept 2021, Frankfurt a.M., Germany. [virtual conference]
  • Dehé, Nicole & Daniela Wochner. 2021. Voice quality and speaking rate in Icelandic rhetorical questions. 4th conference on Phonetics and Phonology in Europe (PaPE 2021), 21-23 June 2021, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Universitat de Barcelona (Barcelona, Catalonia) [virtual conference]; poster
  • Einfeldt, Marieke, Rita Sevastjanova, Katharina Zahner, Nicole Dehé, Bettina Braun. 2020. Active learning systems as a solution for stimulus selection and data modelling in complex behavioural study designs? Talk at the Workshop “Cue weighting: Thinking outside the box“, Satellite Event to LabPhon 2020, 9 July 2020, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada [virtual conference].
  • Zahner, Katharina, Marieke Einfeldt, Nicole Dehé & Bettina Braun. accepted. Imitating alignment differences in German nuclear accents – is (L+H)* a category? Poster at the Workshop “Situating phonological contrast within the production-perception loop​”, Satellite Event to LabPhon 2020, 9 July 2020, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada [virtual conference].
  • Braun, Bettina, Marieke Einfeldt, Gloria Esposito & Nicole Dehé. 2020. The prosodic realization of rhetorical and information-seeking questions in German spontaneous speech. Presentation at the 10th International Conference on Speech Prosody (SP10), Tokyo, Japan. [24-28 May 2020, virtual conference]
  • Zahner, Katharina, Manluolan Xu, Yiya Chen, Nicole Dehé & Bettina Braun. 2020. The prosodic marking of rhetorical questions in Standard Chinese. Presentation at the 10th International Conference on Speech Prosody (SP10), Tokyo, Japan. [24-28 May 2020, virtual conference]
  • Zahner, Katharina, Manluolan Xu, Nicole Dehé, Bettina Braun. 2019. Prosodic cues to rhetorical questions in Mandarin Chinese: f0, duration, voice quality. Talk at “Phonetik & Phonologie” in Düsseldorf, Germany. (abstract)
  • Kharaman, Mariya, Manluolan Xu, Carsten Eulitz, Bettina Braun. 2019. The processing of prosodic cues to rhetorical question interpretation: Psycholinguistic and neurolinguistics evidence. Talk at the 20th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2019). Graz, Austria. (paper)
  • Dehé, Nicole & Bettina Braun. 2019. Icelandic question intonation. Poster at Phonetics and Phonology in Europe (PaPE 201p), Lecce, Italy. (poster)
  • Dehé, Nicole, Bettina Braun & Daniela Wochner. 2018. The prosody of rhetorical vs. information-seeking questions in Icelandic. Poster at Speech Prosody, 9th International Conference (2018), Poznan, Poland. (poster)
  • Neitsch, Jana, Bettina Braun and Nicole Dehé. 2018. The role of prosody for the interpretation of rhetorical questions in German. Poster at Speech Prosody, 9th International Conference (2018), Poznan, Poland. (poster)
  • Wochner, Daniela & Nicole Dehé. 2018. Prosody meets pragmatics: a production study on German verb-first sentences. Poster at Speech Prosody, 9th International Conference (2018), Poznan, Poland. (poster)
  • Neitsch, Jana, Bettina Braun & Nicole Dehé. 2018. Identifying rhetorical questions in German: the perceptual relevance of pitch accent type, voice quality and the discourse particle denn. Poster at Labphon 2018. Lisboa, Portugal. (poster)
  • Kusterer, Marianne, Jana Neitsch, Bettina Braun & Nicole Dehé. 2017. Interpreting rhetorical questions: The influence of pitch accent type, voice quality and the modal particle “denn”. Poster at Phonetics and Phonology in Europe. University of Cologne, Germany. (poster)
  • Neitsch, Jana, Daniela Wochner, Katharina Zahner & Nicole Dehé. 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. (abstract)
  • Wochner, Daniela & Nicole Dehé. 2017. The prosody of verb-first constructions in German: A comparison of information seeking questions, rhetorical questions and exclamatives. Poster at Phonetics and Phonology in Europe. University of Cologne, Germany. (poster)
  • Schlegel, Jana, Daniela Wochner, Nicole Dehé & Bettina Braun. 2015. The prosody of rhetorical questions in German. Poster at Phonetics and Phonology in Europe, Cambridge, UK. (poster)
  • Wochner, Daniela, Jana Schlegel, Bettina Braun & Nicole Dehé. 2015. The prosodic marking of rhetorical questions in German. Poster at Interspeech 2015, Dresden, Germany. (poster)
  • Wochner, Daniela & Jana Schlegel. 2015. The prosody of rhetorical questions. Talk at the 37. Jahrestagung der DGfS – AG6, Leipzig, Germany. (abstract)

Project related theses (selected)

  • Wochner, Daniela. 2021. Prosody meets pragmatics: A comparison of rhetorical questions, information-seeking questions, exclamatives, and assertions. Doctoral thesis, University of Konstanz. (Supervisors/referees: Nicole Dehé, Barbara Schlücker, Bettina Braun)
  • Esposito, Gloria. 2019. The intonation of information-seeking questions and rhetorical questions in German: An investigation on spontaneous speech data. Master thesis, University of Konstanz. (Supervisors: Nicole Dehé, Bettina Braun)
  • Xu, Manluolan. 2018. Die Rolle der Sprechgeschwindigkeit für die Interpretation von Illokution im Deutschen. [The role of speaking rate for the interpretation of illocution in German]. Master thesis, University of Konstanz. (Supervisors: Bettina Braun, Carsten Eulitz)
  • Saks, Nicole. 2017. Untersuchung der prosodischen Realisierung negierter informationssuchender und rhetorischer Fragen. [Investigating the prosodic realisation of negated information-seeking and rhetorical questions]. Bachelor thesis, University of Konstanz (Supervisors: Nicole Dehé, Bettina Braun)
  • Schilk, Annika. 2017. The prosodic realisation of rhetorical questions in German and the influence of the modal particle denn. Bachelor thesis, University of Konstanz. (Supervisors: Bettina Braun, Nicole Dehé)
  • Kusterer, Marianne. 2016. Prosodic cues to question interpretation: The influence of pitch accent and voice quality on the interpretation of rhetorical questions. Master thesis, University of Konstanz. (Supervisors: Bettina Braun, Nicole Dehé)
  • James, Angela. 2015. The role of prosody in the perception of rhetorical questions in German. Bachelor thesis, University of Konstanz. (Supervisors: Bettina Braun, María Biezma)

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