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apl. Prof. Dr. Doris Mücke

Institut für Linguistik - Phonetik
Herbert-Lewin-Str. 6
D-50931 Köln

E-Mail: doris.muecke@uni-koeln.de
Telefon: (+49) 0221 - 470 4256
Fax: (+49) 0221 - 470 5938

Research Interests

  • Experimental Phonetics and Phonology
  • Modelling of Typical and Atypical Speech
  • Prosody and Articulation

My main research interest is the interplay between prosody and articulatory modeling of speech.  In these areas I am particularly interested in the integration of phonetics and phonology using dynamic approaches. Together with other researchers I have worked on the coordination of tones and segments, articulatory and acoustic marking of focus structure, prosodic strengthening and kinematics of syllable structure in different languages. My habilitation was on dynamic modeling of prosodic structure and articulation. 

At present I am also doing interdisciplinary research with Neurologists in Cologne (Brain Stimulation & Speech Motor Control). Together, we investigate the effects of brain modulation on speech motor control in movement disorders. Our special focus is currently on Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in patients with Essential Tremor and Parkinson’s disease.

I am a member of the SFB1252 "Prominence in Language" at the University of Cologne.
My project is on "Dynamic modelling of prosodic prominence".

Furthermore, I have also worked on sound description, e.g. Glides in German or Dutch Epenthetic Schwa. My dissertation was on vowel perception, where I investigated auditory reference systems for vowel transcription and description. The experimental design encompassed predominantly articulatory measurements and synthesis as well as formant synthesis and perception tasks. 

I have organized several conferences such as the International Seminar on Speech Production 2014, Dynamic Modeling of Articulation and Prosodic Structure,  and Cologne Commons Conference – Allmenden in Wissenschaft, Kultur und Alltag.

I am a professor in Phonetics at the University of Cologne teaching elementary acoustics, fundamentals in articulatory modelling, phonetics and phonology as well as forensic phonetics.

Virtual Presentations

Mücke, D., Thies, T., Mertens, J. & A. Hermes (2020). Age-related effects of prosodic prominence in vowel articulation. Video presentation at International Seminar on Speech Production, ISSP 2020, December 14-17, 2020, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. [video]

Pagel, L., Roessig, S. & D. Mücke (2020). Modifications of tongue body kinematics as a focus marking strategy in German. Video presentation at International Seminar on Speech Production, ISSP 2020, December 14-17, 2020, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. [video]

Thies, T., Mücke, D., Dano, R. & M.T. Barbe. (2020). Correlation between levodopa response and acoustic parameters of prominence marking as well as tongue body movements in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Video presentation at International Seminar on Speech Production, ISSP 2020, December 14-17, 2020, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. [video]

Roessig, S., D. Mücke (2019). Prosodic variation in a multi-dimensional dynamic system. Video talk at Phonetics and Phonology in Europe, Lecce, Italy, 18 June 2019. [video]

Publications

in preparation

  • Mücke, D., B. Winter, S. Roessig. Predicting prominence: Combining acoustic and articulatory cues in focus marking.
  • Pagel, L., S. Roessig, D, Mücke. Articulatory signatures of global and local prominence.

2021

2020

2019

2018

  • Hermes, A., Mücke, D., Auris, B. & R. Ridouane (2018). Structural effects on properties of consonantal gestures in Tashlhiyt. Proceedings of Interspeech 2018, 197-201, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2018-1074.
  • Hermes, A., Mertens, J. & D. Mücke (2018). Age-related effects on sensorimotor control of speech production. Proceedings of Interspeech 2018, 1526-1530.
  • Ritter, S. & D. Mücke (2018). Prosody in a dynamic systems account. Invited talk at University Potsdam, Linguistics Department, 14 Nov 2018.
  • Ritter, S. & D. Mücke (2018). Continuity and categoriality in prosodic prominence the case of focus marking. Presentation at the International Conference “Prominence in Language”, July 11 – 13 2018, Cologne, Germany.
  • Thies, T., Mücke, D., Auris, B., Steffen, J. & M. Barbe. (2018). The Expression of Prosodic Prominence in Parkinsonian Speech. 2nd International Conference “Prominence in Language”, July 11 – 13 2018, Cologne, Germany.
  • Ritter, S. & D. Mücke (2018). The phonetics and phonology of focus marking – an integrated account. 16th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, June 19-22 2018, Lisboa, Portugal.
  • Thies, T., Mücke, D., Auris, B, Lowit, A & M. Barbe (2018). Prosodic prominence in Parkinsonian Speech: A dynamical approach.16th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, June 19-22 2018, Lisboa, Portugal.
  • Mücke, D. (2018). Introduction to Articulatory Phonology. Invited talk given at 5th PCCM Workshop (Paris-Cologne-Collaborative Meeting) on "Language and dynamic representations", 29-31 May 2018, Paris. (Keynote speaker)
  • Mücke, Doris (2018). Dynamische Modellierung von Artikulation und prosodischer Struktur: Eine Einführung in die Artikulatorische Phonologie. Language Science Press.
  • Mücke, D., Hermes, A., Roettger, T.B., Becker, J., Niemann, H., Dembek, T.A., Timmermann, L., Visser-Vandewalle, V., Fink, G. R., Grice, M. & Barbe, M.T. (2018). The effects of Thalamic Deep Brain Stimulation on speech dynamics in patients with Essential Tremor: An articulographic study. PLOS One, 13(1).

2017

  • Grice, M., Ritter, R., Niemann, N. & T. B. Roettger (2017). Integrating the discreteness and continuity of intonational categories. Journal of Phonetics, 64. 90-107.
  • Mücke, D., Hermes, A. & T. Cho (2017). Mechanisms of regulation in speech. Special Issue in Journal of Phonetics, 64.
  • Hermes, A., Mücke, D. & J. Mertens (2017). Ageing in speech motor control: An EMA Study. Oral presentation at 11th International Seminar on Speech Production, 16-19 October 2017, Tianjin, China.
  • Hermes, A., Mücke, D. & B. Auris (2017). The variability of syllable patterns in Tashlhiyt Berber and Polish. Special Issue in Journal of Phonetics, 64. 127–144.
  • Mücke, D., Hermes, A. & T. Cho (2017). Mechanisms of regulation in speech: Linguistic structure and physical control system. Special Issue in Journal of Phonetics, 64. 1–7.
  • Hermes, A., Mücke, D. & J. Mertens (2017). Ageing effect on speech motor control. 7th International Conference on Speech Motor Control, 5-8 July 2017, Groningen, Netherlands.
  • Mücke, D., Hermes, A., Thies, T., Becker, J. & M. Barbe (2017). The loss of complex coupling modes in speech dynamics: An EMA study on Essential Tremor patients. 7th International Conference on Speech Motor Control, 5-8 July 2018, Groningen, Netherlands.
  • Mertens, J., Hermes, A. & D. Mücke (2017). How does ageing affect articulatory coordination in simple and complex syllable onsets? TABU Dag 2017, 22-23 June, Groningen, Netherlands.
  • Mücke, D., Hermes, A. & T. Thies (2017). Discrete categories and continuous speech dynamics in typical and atypical speech: How much variability is tolerated by the phonological system? Oral presentation at IPS Workshop Abstraction, Diversity, and Speech Dynamics, 3-5 May, 2017, Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany.
  • Hermes, A., Mücke D. & T. Thies (2017). Conflicting demands of complex timing patterns in Essential Tremor patients: When the realisation of a phonological constituent breaks down. Oral presentation at 14th Old World Conference on Phonology (OCP), 20-22 February, Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • Hermes, A., Mücke, D., Auris, B.& R. Ridouane (2017). How are consonants in Tashlhiyt modified depending on their syllable status? Poster presentation at 11th International Seminar on Speech Production, 16-19 October 2017, Tianjin, China.

2016

  • Thies, T., Hermes, A. & D. Mücke (2016). Coordination Deficits in Essential Tremor Patients with Deep Brain Stimulation. Poster auf der 12. Tagung Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum, München: LMU.
  • Hermes, A. & D. Mücke (2016). Break-down of phonological syllable patterns in Essential Tremor patients. Poster Presentation at 2016 Annual Meeting on Phonology, October 21-23, University of Southern California.
  • Becker, J., Barbe, M. T., Röttger, T. B., Hartinger, M., Pochmann, J., Dembek, T. A., Wirths, J., Allert, N., Mücke, D., Meister, I. G., Visser-Vandewalle, V., Grice, M. & L. Timmermann (2016). The effect of uni- and bilateral thalamic Deep Brain Stimulation on speech in patients with Essential Tremor: production and perception. 20th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Berlin, June 19-23, 2016. 
  • Mücke, D., Hermes, A. & T. Thies (2016). Variability in the production of syllables in typical and atypical speech: gradient or categorical? 3rd Conference on Experimental Approaches to Perception and Production of Language Variation (21-24 Sept 2016), Vienna, Austria. 
  • Hermes, A., Mücke, D. & B. Auris (2016). Kinematic variation of syllable parses: Perturbation of stability patterns. 3rd Conference on Experimental Approaches to Perception and Production of Language Variation (21-24 Sept 2016), Vienna, Austria.
  • Mücke, D. & M. Grice (2016). Segment und Geste in der Lautsprache. In Primus, B. & U. Domahs (Eds.). Handbuch Laut, Gebärde, Buchstabe. Berlin: de Gruyter.
  • Mücke, D., Hermes, A., Roettger, T. B., Becker, J. & M. Barbe (2016). How does deep brain stimulation affect regulation in speech motor control? 15th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (13-16 July 2016), Ithaca, NY.
  • Hartinger, M., Scholz, M., Barbe, M. T., Mücke, D., Hermes, A., Röttger, T. B., Becker, J., Opitz, M., Dembek, T. A., Meister, I. G., Visser-Vandewalle, V., Grice, M. & L. Timmermann (2016). ICF-based effects of VIM-DBS on communication in everyday life in patients with essential tremor. 20th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Berlin, June 19-23, 2016.
  • Barbe, M. T., Mücke, D., Hermes, A., Röttger, B.T., Becker, J., Opitz, M., Dembek, T.A., Hartinger, M., Meister, I. G., Visser-Vandewalle, V., Grice, M. & L. Timmermann (2016). Articulography reveals disturbed speech motor control in ET patients treated with VIM-DBS. 20th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Berlin, June 19-23, 2016.
  • Mücke, D., Hermes, A., Barbe, M.T., Roettger, T.B. Niemann H., Becker, J., Hartinger, M., Meister, I., Visser-Vandewalle, V., Timmermann, L. & M. Grice (2016). Regulation in speech motor control in ET patients treated with DBS: Kinematics of the lingual and the labial systems. 20th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Berlin, June 19-23, 2016.
  • Mücke, D. & A. Hermes (2016). Wie Tiefe Hirnstimulation die Sprechmotorik beeinflusst. Invited talk at colloqium "Korpuslinguistik und Phonetik", HU Berlin. Germany.
  • Hermes, A. & D. Mücke (2016). Artikulatorische Evidenz für Silbenstruktur in der Lautsprache. Handbuch Sprachwissenschaft: Laut - Gebärde - Buchstabe. In Primus, B. & U. Domahs (Eds.). Berlin: De Gruyter.
  • D. Mücke (2016). Experimentelle Phonetik. Eingeladener Vortrag auf der 9. STaPs (Sprachwissenschaftliche Tagung für Promotionsstudierende) Köln, 5-8 Oct 2016.
     

2015

  • Mücke, D. & A. Hermes (2015). What do we learn from atypical speech when linguistic constituents seem to be blurred? Oral presentation at Workshop on Dynamic Modelling, 11-12 June, Cologne, Germany.
  • Mücke, D. & A. Hermes (2015). How much variability is allowed in a phonological system? An EMA-study with patients treated with deep brain stimulation. Invited talk at MAMPF colloqium, LMU Munich. Germany.
  • Niemann, H. & D. Mücke. (2015). Effects of phrasal position and metrical structure on alignment patterns of nuclear pitch accents in German: Acoustics and Articulation. Oral presentation. 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 10-14 August 2015, Glasgow, UK. 
  • Becker, J., Mücke, D., Hermes, A., Dembek, T.A., Josten, A.F., Meister, I., Visser-Vandewalle, V., Grice, M. & L. Timmermann (2015). Rate-controlled syllable repetitions improve comparability of DBS-induced dysarthria between on- and off-state in patients with essential tremor. MDS 19th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, June 2015, San Diego.
  • Hermes, A., Mücke, D. & B. Auris (2015). Perturbation of Stability Patterns in Syllable Production. Oral presentation. 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 10-14 August 2015, Glasgow, UK. 

2014

2013

  • Hermes, A., Mücke, D. & M. Grice (2013). Gestural coordination of Italian word initial clusters -The case of ‘impure s’. Phonology. 30(1). 1-25. 
  • Niemann, H. & D. Mücke (2013). Decomposing Speech: A Dynamical Account of Tune-Text-Alignment. Poster presentation at Interdisciplinary College, 15-22 March 2013, Günne at Lake Möhne, Germany. 
  • Grice, M., Mücke, D., von Heusinger, K. & F. Cangemi (2013). Disentangling contrastiveness and givenness in informational prominence. Oral presentation at Ps-Prominence, 12-14 December 2013, Viterbo, Italy. 
  • Grice, M. & D. Mücke (2013). Rhythm, Speech Timing and Perceptual Processing. Laboratory Phonology. 4 (1),Special Issue. 

2012

  • Mücke, D., Nam, H., Hermes, A. & L. Goldstein (2012). Coupling of tone and constriction gestures in pitch accents. In P. Hoole, M. Pouplier, L. Bombien, Ch. Mooshammer & B. Kühnert (Eds.). Consonant Clusters and Structural Complexity. Mouton de Gruyter. 205-230. 
  • Grice, M., Mücke, D. & S. Ritter (2012). Tonal onglides and oral gestures. SPP Workshop: Dynamic Modeling of Articulation and Prosodic Structure, 6-7 May 2012, Cologne, Germany. 
  • Hermes, A., Grice, M., Mücke, D. & H. Niemann (2012). Articulatory coordination and the syllabification of word initial consonant clusters in Italian. In P. Hoole, M. Pouplier, L. Bombien, Ch. Mooshammer & B. Kühnert (Eds.). Consonant Clusters and Structural Complexity.Mouton de Gruyter. 157-176. 
  • Niemann, H., Mücke, D. & M. Grice (2012). Where is the Early Peak in German.Poster presentation at Final symposium of the DFG Priority programme 1234: "Phonological and phonetic competence: between grammar, signal processing, and neural activity". Satellite workshop of LabPhon 13, 26. July 2012, Stuttgart. 
  • Ritter, S., Krüger, M., Mücke, D. & M. Grice (2012). Production and Perception of Contrast: Tonal Onglides and Oral Gestures.Poster Presentation at the Final symposium of the DFG Priority programme 1234, 26th July 2012, Stuttgart, Germany. 
  • Grice, M., Mücke, D. & S. Ritter (2012). Focus Marking: Tonal Onglides and Oral Gestures. Talk at Workshop: Dynamic Modeling of Articulation and Prosodic Structure, 07 May 2012, Cologne, Germany. 

2011

  • Mücke, D., Becker, J., Barbe, M., Meister, I., Timermann, L. & M. Grice (2011). Effects of deep brain stimulation on the internal dynamics of syllable production. Oral presentation at Silbenworkshop, 5-6 October 2011, Münster, Germany. 
  • Becker, J., Mücke, D., Barbe, M. & M. Grice (2011). The Effect of Thalamic Deep Brain Stimulation on Oral and Phonatory Subsystems in Essential Tremor Patients. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 6th International Conference on Speech Motor Control, Groningen. 
  • Niemann, H., Mücke, D. & M. Grice (2011). Phonetic Encoding of Prosodic Structure: CV Timing in German. 3. Jahrestreffen des DFG-SPP 1234 (Projekt TAMIS, zweite Förderperiode), 29-30 October 2011, Marburg, Germany. 
  • Niemann, H., Mücke, D., Nam, H., Goldstein, L. & M. Grice (2011). Tones as Gestures: The Case of Italian and German. Proceedings 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hongkong, China. 1486-1489. 
  • Hermes, A., Ridouane, R., Mücke, D. & M. Grice (2011). Kinematics of syllable structure in Tashlhiyt Berber: The case of vocalic and consonantal nuclei. Proceedings of the 9th International Seminar on Speech Production, Montréal, Canada. 401-408. 
  • Hermes, A., Ridouane, R., Mücke, D. & M. Grice (2011). Gestural coordination in Tashlhiyt syllables. Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hongkong, China. 859-862. 

2010

  • Baumann, S., Mücke, D. & J. Becker (2010). Expression of Second Occurrence Focus in German. Linguistische Berichte, 211. 61-78. 
  • Hermes, A., Grice, M. & D. Mücke (2010). Gestural planning in Italian syllables. The 3rd International CPMSP2 Summer School “Cognitive and Physical Models of Speech Production, Speech Perception and Production-Perception Interaction”, 27 September - 1 October 2010, Berlin, Germany. 
  • Mücke, D., Sieczkowska, J., Niemann, H., Grice, M. & G. Dogil (2010). Voicing Profiles, Gestural Coordination and Phonological Licensing: Obstruent-Sonorant Clusters in Polish. 12th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, 8 - 10 July 2010, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Niemann, H., Mücke, D., Grice, M., Nam, H. & A. Hermes (2010). Intergestural Coupling Accounts for Differences in Tonal Alignment. The 3rd International CPMSP2 Summer School “Cognitive and Physical Models of Speech Production, Speech Perception and Production-Perception Interaction”, 27 September - 1 October 2010, Berlin, Germany. 
  • Niemann, H., Mücke, D., Nam, H., Grice, M. & L. Goldstein (2010). Coupling of Tone and Oral Constriction Gestures in Italian and German. Workshop on Sound Change, 21 - 22 October 2010, Barcelona, Spain. 
  • Niemann, H., Mücke, D. & M. Grice (2010). Effect of accentuation on intergestural coordination patterns. 2. Jahrestreffen des DFG-SPP 1234 (Projekt TAMIS, zweite Förderperiode), 19-20 November 2011, Munich, Germany. 
  • Hermes, A., Grice M. & D. Mücke (2010). Gestural coordination of word initial clusters in Italian and what it tells us about syllable structure. Poster presentation at 12th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, 8 - 10 July 2010, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 
  • Mücke, D., Grice, M., Niemann, H. & L. Goldstein (2010). A Gestural Account of Tonal Alignment Differences – A Change of Perspective. Oral presentation at 4th European Conference on Tone and Intonation (TIE4), 9-11 September 2010, Stockholm, Sweden. 
  • Mücke, D., Niemann, H. & M. Grice (2010). What is a tone gesture and how is it coupled to oral constriction gestures? Invited talk at Computational Linguistics Colloquium, 20 May 2010, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken. 

2009

  • Hermes, A., Niemann, H., Grice, M. & D. Mücke (2009). Koordination von tonalen und oralen Gesten im Katalanischen und Deutschen. 4th annual meeting of SPP1234 (Project: TAMIS), 16 - 17 October 2009, Potsdam, Germany. 
  • Mücke, D., Nam, H., Prieto, P. & L. Goldstein (2009). Coupling of tone and constriction gestures in Catalan and German. Poster presentation at Phonetics and phonology in Iberia 2009, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. 
  • Becker, J., Baumann, S., Grice, M. & D. Mücke (2009). Tonale und artikulatorische Markierung von Fokusdomänen im Deutschen: Produktion und Perzeption. 4. Jahrestreffen DFG Schwerpunktprogramm 1234 "Sprachlautliche Kompetenz", 2 - 3 March 2009, Cologne, Germany. 
  • Hermes, A., Grice, M. & D. Mücke (2009). Articulatory evidence for syllable onsets. 5. Jahrestreffen "Phonetik & Phonologie", 3 March 2009, Cologne, Germany. 
  • Mücke, D., Grice, M., Bergmann P. & H. Weyrauch (2009). Articulatory reduction strategies: Effects of information structure and word frequency. SPP Workshop: Experimental Studies on Intonation, 5 - 7 January 2009, Potsdam, Germany. 
  • Becker, J., Baumann, S.,  Grice, M. & D. Mücke (2009). Tonal and articulatory marking of focus domains: What do listeners hear? SPP Workshop: Experimental Studies on Intonation, 5 - 7 January 2009, Potsdam, Germany. 
  • Baumann, S., Mücke, D. & J. Becker (2009). Strategies for differentiating second occurrence focus from background information. Poster presentation at: SPP Workshop: Experimental Studies on Intonation, 5 - 7 January 2009, Potsdam, Germany. 
  • Baumann, S., Mücke, D. & J. Becker (2009). Second Occurrence Focus in German. Current Issues in Unity and Diversity of Languages. Collection of papers selected from the CIL18, held at Korea University in Seoul, 21-26 July 2008. The Linguistic Society of Korea. 374-393. 
  • Hermes, A., Grice, M., Mücke, D. & H. Niemann (2009). An articulatory approach to the analysis of Italian onsets. Poster presentation at Phonetics and phonology in Iberia, 17-18 June 2009, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. 
  • Mücke, D., Grice, M., Becker, J. & A. Hermes (2009). Sources of variation in tonal alignment: evidence from acoustic and kinematic data. Journal of Phonetics. 37 (3). 321-338. 

2008

  • Mücke, D., Grice, M. & R. Kirst (2008). Prosodic and lexical effects on German place assimilation. Poster Presentation at 8th International Seminar on Speech Production, 8 - 12 December 2008, Strasbourg, France. 
  • Hermes, A., Grice, M., Mücke, D. & H. Niemann (2008). Articulatory indicators of syllable affiliation in word initial consonant clusters in Italian. Oral Presentation at 8th International Seminar on Speech Production, 8 - 12 December 2008, Strasbourg, France.
  • Baumann, S., Mücke, D. & J. Becker (2008). Second Occurrence Focus in German. Oral Presentation at Workshop Cologne-Nijmegen, Cologne, Germany. 
  • Mücke, D., Grice, M. & A. Hermes (2008). Coordination of tones and vowel gestures in German nuclear pitch accents. Workshop Consonant Clusters and Structural Complexity, 31 July - 2 August 2008, Munich, Germany. 
  • Hermes, A., Grice, M. & D. Mücke (2008). Gestural coordination of initial consonant clusters in Italian: Evidence for syllabification of 'impure-s'. Poster presentation at Workshop Consonant Clusters and Structural Complexity, 31 July - 2 August 2008, Munich, Germany. 
  • Mücke, D., Grice, M., Hermes, A., Becker, J. & S. Baumann (2008). Articulatory Marking of Focus in German. Laboratory Phonology 11, 30 June - 2 July, Wellington, New Zealand. 
  • Mücke, D., Grice, M. & A. Hermes (2008). Phonological association is reflected in articulatory timing. Workshop Cologne - Nijmegen, 23 June 2008, Cologne, Germany. 
  • Mücke, D., Grice, M. & A. Hermes (2008). The vowel triggers the tone: Evidence from German. Proceedings of the 8th Phonetic Conference of China 2008, Beijing, China.
  • Mücke, D., Grice, M., Hermes, A. & J. Becker (2008). Prenuclear Rises in Northern and Southern German. Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Speech Prosody 2008, Campinas, Brasil. 245-248. 
  • Hermes, A., Becker, J., Mücke, D., Baumann, S. & M. Grice (2008). Articulatory Gestures and Focus Marking in German. Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Speech Prosody 2008, Campinas, Brasil. 457-460. 

2007

  • Mücke, D., Baumann, S. & J. Becker (2007). Prosody and articulation and their role in focus marking. Oral Presentation at One-day Nijmegen-Cologne Prosody Workshop, Nijmegen, Netherlands. 
  • Mücke, D., Becker, J. & M. Grice (2007). Orofacial gestures and focus. Oral Presentation at SPP 1234 "Phonological and phonetic competence: between grammar, signal processing and neural activity", Nijmegen, Netherlands. 
  • Prieto, P., Mücke, D., Becker, J. & M. Grice (2007). Tonal alignment with articulatory events in Catalan. Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia, PaPI 07, 24-26 June 2007, University of Minho, Portugal. 
  • Mücke, D. & A. Hermes (2007). Phrase Boundaries and Peak Alignment: An Acoustic and Articulatory Study. Proceedings 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Saarbrücken, Germany. 
  • Prieto, P., Mücke, D., Becker, J. & M. Grice (2007). Coordination patterns between pitch movements and oral gestures in Catalan. Proceedings 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Saarbrücken, Germany. 
  • Baumann, S., Becker, J., Grice, M. & D. Mücke (2007). Tonal and Articulatory Marking of Focus in German. Proceedings 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Saarbrücken, Germany.

2006

  • Mücke, D. & M. Grice (2006). Articulatory anchors for tonal targets in rising pitch accents. 10th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, 29 June - 1 July 2006, Paris, France. 
  • Mücke, D., Grice, M., Becker, J. & A. Hermes (2006). On the synchronisation of articulatory gestures with accentual F0 peaks. 5th International Conference on Speech Motor Control, 7 - 10 June 2006, Nijmegen, Netherlands. 
  • Mücke, D., Grice, M., Becker, J., Hermes, A. & S. Baumann (2006). Articulatory and Acoustic Correlates of Prenuclear and Nuclear Accents. Proceedings SpeechProsody 2006, Dresden, Germany. 297-300. 
  • Mücke, D. & M. Grice (2006). On the synchronisation of articulatory gestures with accentual F0 peaks. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie 14, Supplement, 5th International Conference on Speech Motor Control, Nijmegen.

2005

  • Mücke, D. (2005). Gestural anchors for tonal alignment in nuclear and prenuclear rises in German. SSRC Workshop, 5 October 2005, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, Scotland. 
  • Mücke, D. (2005). Gestural anchors for tonal alignment in nuclear and prenuclear rises in German. Phonetics/Phonology Workshop, 4 October 2005, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. 
  • Mücke, D. (2005). Between prosodic structure and articulatory dynamics: the question of tonal alignment in German. Workshop Phonetik und Phonologie 2, 19 - 21 June 2005, Universität Tübingen, Germany. 
  • Mücke, D. (2005). Artikulatorische Anker für F0-Bewegungen. Workshop, 20 May 2005, IPDS Kiel, Germany. 
  • Mücke, D. (2005). Vokale: Synthese, auditive Referenz und Transkription. Forum Phoneticum. 72.

2004

  • Mücke, D. (2004). On synchronisation of F0 events and articulatory gestures in German speech. German-French Summerschool on “Cognitive and physical models of speech production, perception and perception-production interaction”, 19 - 24 September 2004, Lubmin, Baltic Sea. 
  • Mücke, D. & M. Grice (2004). Gestural anchors for F0 targets in German speech: an EMA-Study. Oral presentation at Tone and Intonation in Europe (TIE), European Science Foundation, Santorini, Greece. 

2003

2002

2001

2000

  • Warner, N., Jongman, A., Cutler, A. & D. Mücke (2000). The phonological status of Dutch epenthetic schwa: a challenge to articulatory phonology. Poster presented at the Seventh Conference on Laboratory Phonology, 29 June - 1 July 2000, Nijmegen. 
     

1999

  • Mücke, D., Stoffel, F. C. & B. Kröger (1999). The syllable as a perceptive criterion to distinguish between vowels and 'glides'. Proceedings of the 14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, San Francisco, University of California. 
  • Mücke, D. (1999). Prosodische und extralinguistische Notationsformen in textbasierten Konferenzsystemen. Computer, Linguistik und Phonetik zwischen Sprache und Sprechen. 359-363. 

1998

1997

  • Mücke, D. (1997). 'Glides' im Deutschen - eine phonetisch-phonologische Untersuchung. Magisterarbeit, Universität zu Köln. 
  • Mücke, D. & F. C. Stoffel (1997). Virtuelle Ausstellung. In A.M. Dées de Sterio et al. (Eds.). 50 Jahre Europarat. Schlußbericht: Kommunikationsstrategien und Image des Europarates.Straßbourg: Counseil de L'Europe. 117-120. 
  • Mücke, D. & F. C. Stoffel (1997). "Who is Who" in der deutschsprachigen Phonetik. Eine Internet-Galerie. 

Teaching

Courses

All courses since 2016:
WS 2020-21
  • Einführung in die Phonetik und Phonologie II – Akustik (Übung)
  • Kolloquium mit Mentorat (Kolloquium)
  • Laborarbeit (Projekt)
SS 2020
  • a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School: Mentor class 8 "Prominenz in Sprache"
  • Einfürung in die Phonetik und Phonologie I (Vorlesung)
  • Mentorat (Projekt)
WS 2019-20
  • a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School: Mentor class 8 "Prominenz in Sprache"
  • Einführung in die Phonetik und Phonologie II – Akustik (Übung)
  • Kolloquium mit Mentorat (Kolloquium)
SS 2019
  • Laboratory Phonology (Seminar)
  • Kolloquium mit Mentorat (Kolloquium)
  • Mentorat (Projekt)
WS 2018-19
  • Einführung in die Phonetik und Phonologie II – Akustik (Übung)
  • Kolloquium mit Mentorat (Kolloquium)
  • Laborarbeit (Projekt)
SS 2018
  • Motor control and timing in speech and music: Perspectives from neural disorders (Interdiszipliäres Hauptseminar mit Musikwissenschaftlichem Institut/Rie Asano)
  • Einfürung in die Phonetik und Phonologie I (Vorlesung)
WS 2017-18
  • Introduction to language, music, and cognition (Ringvorlesung mit Musikwissenschaftlichem Institut/Rie Asano)
  • Einführung in die Phonetik und Phonologie II – Akustik (Übung)
  • Kolloquium mit Mentorat (Kolloquium)
  • Mentorat (Projekt)
SS 2017
  • Einführung in die Phonetik und Phonologie I (Vorlesung)
  • Kolloquium mit Mentorat (Kolloquium)
  • Mentorat (Projekt)
WS 2016-17
  • Einführung in die Phonetik und Phonologie II – Akustik (Übung)
  • Kolloquium mit Mentorat (Kolloquium)
SS 2016
  • Sounds and Structures in Language and Music (Interdisziplinäres Hauptseminar mit Romanischem Institut/Aria Adli)
  • Praxisseminar Akustische Phonetik (Übung)
  • Einführung in die Phonetik und Phonologie I (Vorlesung)
Selected courses from 1999-2016:
  • Temporal Structure and mechanisms of timing (Hauptseminar)
  • Prosodische Stärkung und metrische Struktur (Hauptseminar)
  • Gesten und Segmente (Seminar)
  • Vokalperzeption (Seminar)
  • Artikulatorischen Phonologie (Seminar)
  • Statistische und empirische Grundlagen (Seminar)
  • Hypothesenbildung und experimentelles Design (Seminar)
  • Artikulatorische Modellierung (Seminar)
  • Forensische Phonetik (Seminar)
  • Physikalische Grundlagen (Übung)
  • Laboratory Phonology (Übung)
  • Transkription (Übung)
  • Apparate I (Übung)
Awards and grants of my students
  • Lena Pagel: Student Award "Special Mention for Best Oral Presentation” (Prominence relations and articulatory modifications in habitual and loud speech), 4th Phonetics and Phonology in Europe 2021 in Barcelona (virtual conference).
  • Simon Roessig: Best Student Paper Award (The Phonetics and Phonology of Focus Marking – An integrated Perspective), 16th Conference on Laboratory Phonology 2018 in Lisbon.
  • Lena Pagel: Best Poster Award (Modifications of Tongue Body Kinematics as a Prominence Marking Strategy), Interspeech 2019 / Young Female Researchers in Speech Workshop 2019 in Graz. 
  • Jane Mertens: Fakultätspreis der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität zu Köln 2018 (Alter und Sprechmotorik: Eine akustische und artikulatorische Analyse, Masterthesis) 
  • Lena Pagel: Fakultätspreis der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität zu Köln 2019 (Eine artikulatorische Studie zur Prominenzmarkierung im Deutschen: Die Kinematik des Zungenrückens; Bachelorthesis)
  • Tabea Thies: Fakultätspreis der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität zu Köln (Eine akustisch-artikulatorische Analyse der Sprechmotorik bei Patienten mit Tiefer Hirnstimulation; Bachelorthesis
  • Tabea Thies: a.r.t.e.s Doctoral Scholarship (Integrated track, 3-year funding) and Mercator Scholarship (Practice- and Profession-Oriented Doctorate in the Humanities, 1-year funding), doctoral project “Effects of deep brain stimulation on speech dynamics in Parkinson’s patients”
  • Jane Mertens: Doctoral Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (3-year funding), doctoral project “Effects of Aging on Speech”

Miscellaneous

Since 2014 I am a supervisor of doctoral students:

  • Simon Rössig “Categoriality and Continuity in Prosodic Prominence” (Defense 10 June 2020)
  • Johannes Sebastian Becker: “Akustische Analyse stimulationsinduzierter Dysarthrie bei Patienten mit essentiellem Tremor und Tiefer Hirnstimulation” (Defense 11 January 2018)
  • Massimiliano Mario Iraci: “Vowels, Consonants and Co-articulation in Parkinson’s Desease: from Phonetics to Motor Control” (with Barbara Gili Fivela; Defense 11 July 2017)
  • Henrik Hubert Niemann “The Coordination of Pitch Accents with Articulatory Gestures: A Dynamical Approach” (Defense 11 January 2017)
  • Jessica Lynn Di Napoli: ““The Phonetics and Phonology of Glottalization in Italian” (with Martine Grice; Defense14 December 2016)
  • Tabea Thies: “Effects of deep brain stimulation on speech dynamics in Parkinson’s patients”
  • Jane Mertens: “Effects of Aging on Speech”
  • Aviad Albert: “A model of sonority based on pitch intelligibility” (with Martine Grice)

Since 2005, I have supervised many BA and MA theses (as first or second supervisor), most of them in the area of Experimental Linguistics.

Further teaching and mentoring activities:

  • 2019-2020 Mentor for the project: Student Assistant Position for Students of the "First generation”, UoC.
  • 2019-2020 Mentor for the a.r.t.e.s Graduate School (Doctoral Class 8 "Prominenz in Sprache/Prominence in language")
  • 2020 Doctoral Committee at Lund University (Sweden), doctoral thesis of Malin Svensson Lundmark (“Articulation in time: Some word-initial segments in Sweden”)
  • 2019 Doctoral Committee (reviewer) at Potsdam University, doctoral thesis of Stephan R. Kuberski (“Fundamental motor laws and dynamics of speech”)
  • 2019 Doctoral Committee at Université Paris Diderot (France), doctoral thesis of Anisia Popescu (“Temporal organization of liquid consonants in complex syllables. Implications for a dynamic articulatory model of the syllable”)
  • 2019 Doctoral committee (reviewer) at Institute of Musicology of the University of Cologne, doctoral thesis of Rie Asano (“Principled Explanations in Comparative Biomusicology – Toward a Comparative Cognitive Biology of the Human Capacities for Music and Language”)
  • 2019 Invited talk at 65. STuTS (Student Conference of Linguistics) on Phonetic Measurements (“Ich messe, also bin ich”), 23-25 May 2019, UoC, Cologne
  • 2016 Invited talk at 9. STaPs (Linguistic Conference for Doctoral Students) on “Experimental Phonetics”, 5-8 Oct 2016, UoC, Cologne
  • 2018 Invited talk at 5th PCCM Workshop (Paris-Cologne-Collaborative Meeting; focus on students)
  • on "Language and dynamic representations", 29-31 May 2018, Paris.
  • 2016 Cotutela at Università del Salento (Lecce, Italy), Supervision of the doctoral thesis of
  • Massimiliano Mario Iraci (“Vowels, Consonants and Co-articulation in Parkinson’s Desease: from Phonetics to Motor Control”)
  • 2013-2015 Lecturer in the project “Sprache im Labor / Language in the Laboratory” (Innovation in der Lehre, UoC)
  • 2007-current Conception of BA and MA degree programmes at UoC (Linguistics and Phonetics). Officialrepresentative of the subjects “Linguistics and Phonetics” at UoC (Fachvertreterin der Studiengänge “Linguistik und Phonetik”), BA and MA level
  • 2005 ERASMUS lectureship (Kurzdozentur), University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2005-current Examination authorisation for BA and MA theses

Software

Converters for AG 100 (link)

Vowel Hunter

VOWEL HUNTER is a graphic extension of the Klatt formant synthesis, based on the Klatt synthesis implementation by CMU Artificial Intelligence Repository. It is designed for realtime-generation of vowels using inverse-filtered glottis signals from recorded speech. The user interface permits the speaker (or the informant) to manipulate the variable control paramters f1/f2 by moving a cursor through a virtual vowel space. Two optional faders were also implemented for variations of f3/vowel length. The software is developed for MOA-tasks in phonetic research. The Method of Adjustments (MOA) involves the adjustment of parameters of a speech synthesis until the intended sounds is generated (see references, e.g. K. JOHNSON). Vowel Hunter was developed by Stoffel / Wilz / Mücke 1999-2000. For further descriptions see the more detailed online-help.

Download Vowel Hunter (845 KB)


Speech Sounds

SPEECH SOUNDS provides reference sounds for the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). The reference sounds were spoken by a German native speaker, therefore showing a clear mother tongue bias. The software was developed for students of the University of Cologne becoming acquainted with phonetic transcription for the first time. It provides a talking IPA chart for sound-symbol association and some transcription exercises (developed by Klinker / Mücke 1998).

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Music & Phonetics

Sprachmusik

In the year 2000 the phonetic department launched a series of concerts combining speech and music. They were held in the assembly hall of the Cologne University and the Kunstwerk (http://www.sprachmusik.de). The interrelationsships of phonetics, poular music and modern music were explored.

MIDI-electropalatograph

The MIDI-electroplatograph (EPG) was developed with the aim of converting tongue gestures into electronic music (Heike / Stoffel / Klinker / Muecke). After midifying the EPG, it was possible to trigger a music synthesizer by moving the tongue against the palate in real-time. We also gave some experimental "singing" performances, e.g. at the 3. Lange Nacht der Koelner Museen 2002 and in Essen (Kreutzeskirche, 2001).

Phonetic journey

"Die phonetische Wanderung für Stimme und Band" is a composition of Georg Heike. The journey goes through an imaginary huge room of articulation and the vocal tract. The ear-traveller will pass lookout points like pharynx, palatum and alveolar.