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Peer-reviewed journal publications

  • 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.    author version     article available here
  • Dehé, Nicole & Bettina Braun. Online 2019. The prosody of rhetorical questions in English. English Language and Linguistics. (online first July 2019). article available here

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

  • Braun, Bettina, Marieke Einfeldt, Gloria Esposito & Nicole Dehé. to appear. 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. to appear. 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

  • Dehé, Nicole. Upcoming. 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.
  • Wochner, Daniela. Upcoming. Prosody meets pragmatics: rhetorical questions in German. Invited talk, linguistics colloquium, University of Leipzig. 21 April 2020, Leipzig, Germany. [postponed, new date TBA]
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Einfeldt, Marieke, Rita Sevastjanova, Katharina Zahner, Nicole Dehé, Bettina Braun. accepted. 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, Vancouver, Canada. [upcoming July 2020, 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, Vancouver, Canada. [upcoming July 2020, virtual conference].
  • Braun, Bettina, Marieke Einfeldt, Gloria Esposito & Nicole Dehé. to appear. 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. to appear. 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

  • 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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