Niemann, Henrik Hubert (2016). The Coordination of Pitch Accents with Articulatory Gestures: A Dynamical Approach. PhD thesis, Universität zu Köln.


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This thesis investigates the coordination of nuclear and prenuclear rising pitch accents in the acoustic and articulatory domain in German. It employs electromagnetic articulography (EMA) to examine the temporal relationship between accentual rises and oral constriction gestures in German in order to shed light on their coordination as a function of phrasal position, syllable structure and word boundary. While the alignment of accentual F0 peaks with acoustic landmarks is prone to a large amount of variability, there is a stable coordination pattern between F0 peaks and the articulatory target for the accented vowel. This coordination is modeled in terms of different coupling structures in the framework of Articulatory Phonology.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Translated title:
Die Koordination von Tonakzenten mit artikulatorischen Gesten: Ein dynamischer AnsatzGerman
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Niemann, Henrik Huberthenrik.niemann@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-77583
Date: 12 October 2016
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 1: Kunstgeschichte, Musikwissenschaft, Medienkultur und Theater, Linguistik, IDH > Institut für Linguistik > Phonetik
Subjects: Language, Linguistics
Uncontrolled Keywords:
coordination, pitch accents, gestures, articulatory phonology, dynamic, coupled oscillator, gesturesEnglish
Date of oral exam: 11 January 2017
NameAcademic Title
Mücke, DorisPD Dr.
Grice, MartineProf. Dr.
Refereed: Yes


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