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Simon Roessig receives Offermann-Hergarten Prize 2021

Dr. Simon Roessig has been awarded the Offermann-Hergarten Prize of the University of Cologne's Faculty of Arts and Humanities for his book Categoriality and continuity in prosodic prominence. The Offermann-Hergarten Foundation promotes young academics in the Humanities by awarding them with a monetary prize for their published work.

Congratulations Simon!

02.07.2021PaPe 2021 – Student Awards

Lena Pagel receives special mention for Best Oral Presentation at PaPe 2021

Congratulations! – Lena Pagel has been awarded a special mention for Best Oral Presentation for her talk on "Prominence relations and articulatory modifications in habitual and loud speech” at the 4th Phonetics and Phonology in Europe. The conference was held virtually from 21–23 June 2021. See the Student Award winners here


Special Issue: Prosodic Prominence – A Cross-Linguistic Perspective

The special issue in Language and Speech on "Prosodic Prominence – A Cross-Linguistic Perspective", edited by Martine Grice and Frank Kügler, is out now. Read here


Tabea Thies über Chancen und Herausforderungen einer praxisbezogenen Promotion in Zeiten der Pandemie

Als Stipendiatin im Integrated Track und Mercator Fellow bei a.r.t.e.s. promoviert Tabea Thies mit einer Arbeit zum Einfluss von Levodopa und tiefer Hirnstimulation auf die Sprechdynamik von PatientInnen mit Morbus Parkinson. Im Interview spricht sie über ihre vielversprechende Arbeit und die Praxisphase ihrer Promotion in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie.

26.02.2021DGfS 2021 in Freiburg

Martine Grice gives keynote address

Martine Grice gave a keynote address on Autosegmental Phonology at the annual conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS). The conference took place at the University of Freiburg (via zoom) from 23 to 26 February 2021.


Fakultätspreis der Universität zu Köln (Philosophische Fakultät) an Tobias Schröer

Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

Tobias Schröer erhält den Fakultätspreis WS 2020/21 der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität zu Köln für seine Bachelorarbeit zum Thema: "Investigating potential acoustic correlates of sonority: Intensity vs. periodic energy".


Special Issue: Journal of Phonetics


Leo Spitzer Prize 2020 for Martine Grice

Martine Grice was awarded the Leo Spitzer Prize 2020 for outstanding academic achievements.
Information about the winners of the Future Prizes 2020 can be found here.


Call for Papers: Special issue of Languages

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for our special issue on "Aging- and Disease-related Changes in Speech Production”. The guest editors are: Anne Hermes, Antje Mefferd and Tabea Thies. More info can be found here.


POSTPONED Workshop: Neuroscience and Speech Production

Unfortunately, the current COVID-19 situation forces us to rearrange things again and again. As the number of infections continues to rise at the moment, we are unable to hold the workshop in person. As we prefer sitting together, having an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and a fruitful discussion and as we wanted to give the opportunity talking about individual data in more detail, the workshop will be postponed by one year.

We hope that in a year's time we will have the opportunity to meet each other in person or if this is still not possible that we will have improved our skills in organizing virtual events. Stay informed here!

For further questions please contact us by mail: tabea.thiesSpamProtectionuni-koeln.de

August 2019

Prosody Visualisation Challenge at ICPhS

Congratulations to Aviad Albert, Francesco Cangemi and Martine Grice for winning the Prosody Visualisation Challenge at the International Congress of the Phonetic Sciences in Melbourne this month. Their poster was entitled "Can you draw me a question?"

The Phonetics lab was well represented International Congress of the Phonetic Sciences with five talks plus an invited talk in the satellite workshop "Intonational Phonology of Typologically Rare or Understudied Languages"