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Dr. Christine Röhr

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

E-Mail: christine.roehrSpamProtectionuni-koeln.de
Telefon: (+49) 0221 - 470 4259
Fax: (+49) 0221 - 470 5938

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ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2911-8382
 

Research Interests

  • Phonetics and Phonology of Intonation
  • Prosody and (Neurocognitive) Language Processing
  • Information Structure: Interrelation of Semantics, Pragmatics and Prosody
  • Annotation and Modelling of German Intonation (GToBIDIMA)
  • Annotation of Information Status

Projects

I was/am involved in the following projects:

  • SFB 1252 Prominence in Language (Phase I: 2017-2020; Phase II: 2021-2024), Project A01: Intonation and attention orienting:  Neurophysiological and behavioural correlates (since 01/2017)
  • DFG GR 1610/5 (Phase I: 2009-2013; Phase II: 2013-2016), DASS: Degrees of Activation and Focus-Background Structure in Spontaneous Speech – The Relation between Prosodic Marking and Syntactic and Semantic Structure Building (03/2010-12/2006)

Publications

To appear

  • Ehret, J., A. Bönsch, L. Aspöck, C. T. Röhr, S. Baumann, M. Grice, J. Fels & T. W. Kuhlen. (to appear). Do Prosody and Embodiment Influence the Perceived Naturalness of Conversational Agents’ Speech? ACM Transactions on Applied Perception.
  • Kügler, F., S. Baumann & C. T. Röhr. (to appear). Deutsche Intonation, Modellierung und Annotation (DIMA) – Richtlinien zur prosodischen Annotation des Deutschen. In C. Schwarze & S. Grawunder (eds.), Transkription und Annotation gesprochener Sprache und multimodaler Interaktion. Tübingen: Narr 2021 (ISBN 978-3-8233-8469-4)

2020

  • Röhr, C. T., S. Baumann, P. B. Schumacher & M. Grice. 2020. Perceptual Prominence of Accent types and the Role of Expectations. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2020, 366-370, DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2020-75. Tokyo, Japan (online conference). [pdf] [video presentation]
  • Röhr, C. T., I. Brilmayer, S. Baumann, M. Grice & P. B. Schumacher. 2020. Signal-Driven and Expectation-Driven Processing of Accent Types. Language, Cognition & Neuroscience 36(1). 33-59. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/23273798.2020.1779324

2019

  • Kügler, F., S. Baumann, B. Andreeva, B. Braun, M. Grice, J. Neitsch, O. Niebuhr, J. Peters, C. T. Röhr, A. Schweitzer & P. Wagner. 2019. Annotation of German Intonation: DIMA Compared with other Annotation Systems. In S. Calhoun, P. Escudero, M. Tabain & P. Warren (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), 1297-1301. Melbourne, Australia. [pdf]

2018

  • Thies, T., C. T. Röhr, S. Baumann & M. Grice. 2018. Prosodic Marking of Information Status in Picture Story Descriptions. In M. Belz, C. Mosshammer, S. Fuchs, S. Jannedy, O. Rasskazova & M. Żygis (eds.), Proceedings of the Conference on Phonetics & Phonology in German-speaking countries (P&P 13), 193-196. Berlin: Humboldt-Universität. [www] [pdf]

2016

  • Röhr, C. T. 2016. The Information Status of Nominal and Verbal Expressions: Intonational Evidence from Production and Perception in German. University of Cologne: Dissertation. https://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/9146/
  • Röhr, C. T., T. Thies, S. Baumann & M. Grice. 2016. Prosodic Marking of Information Status in Task-Oriented Dialogues. In Proceedings of the 12. Tagung Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum (P&P12), 168-171. München, Germany. [www] [pdf]

2015

  • Baumann, S. & C. T. Röhr. 2015. The Perceptual Prominence of Pitch Accent Types in German. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, vol. 298, 1-5. Glasgow, UK: The University of Glasgow. [pdf]
  • Baumann, S., C. T. Röhr & M. Grice. 2015. Prosodische (De-)Kodierung des Informationsstatus im Deutschen. Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft 34(1). 1-42. [www]
  • Kügler, F., B. Smolibocki, D. Arnold, S. Baumann, B. Braun, M. Grice, S. Jannedy, J. Michalsky, O. Niebuhr, J. Peters, S. Ritter, C. T. Röhr, A. Schweitzer, K. Schweitzer & P. Wagner. 2015. DIMA – Annotation Guidelines for German Intonation. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhs 2015 (ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, vol. 317, 1-5. Glasgow, UK: The University of Glasgow. [pdf]
  • Röhr, C. T., S. Baumann & M. Grice. 2015. The Effect of Verbs on the Prosodic Marking of Information Status: Production and Perception in German. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, vol. 384, 1-5. Glasgow, UK: The University of Glasgow. [pdf]

2013

  • Röhr, C. T. 2013. Information Status and Prosody: Production and Perception in German. In M. Balbach, L. Benz, S. Genzel, M. Grubic, A. Renans, S. Schalowski, M. Stegenwallner & A. Zeldes (eds.). Working Papers of the SFB632, Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Structure (ISIS), vol. 17, 119-141. Potsdam: Universitätsverlag Potsdam. [www] [pdf]

2011

  • Röhr, C. T. & S. Baumann. 2011. Decoding Information Status by Type and Position of Accent in German. In Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVII), 1706-1709. Hong Kong, China. [pdf]

2010

  • Röhr, C. T. & S. Baumann. 2010. Prosodic Marking of Information Status in German. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Speech Prosody, vol. 100019, 1-4. Chicago, USA. [pdf]

2009

  • Röhr, C. T. 2009. Prosodische Markierung von Informationsstatus im Deutschen. Cologne, Germany: University of Cologne MA thesis. [pdf]

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Talks & Poster Presentations

2021

  • Ehret, J., A. Bönsch, L. Aspöck, C. T. Röhr, S. Baumann, M. Grice, J. Fels & T. W. Kuhlen. 2021. Do Prosody and Embodiment Influence the Perceived Naturalness of Conversational Agents’ Speech? Talk at the ACM Symposium on Applied Perception 2021 (SAP), Rennes, France, 16-17 September (online conference).
  • Aspöck, L., J. Ehret, S. Baumann, A. Bönsch, C. T. Röhr, M. Grice, T. W. Kuhlen & J. Fels. 2021. Prosodic and Visual Naturalness of Dialogs Presented by Conversational Virtual Agents. Poster presentation at the DAGA 2021 - 47. Jahrestagung für Akustik, Vienna, Austria,15-18 August.
  • Röhr, C. T., S. Baumann & M. Grice. 2021. Expecting the Unusual: The Prosodic Interpretation of Contextual Information. Talk at the 4th Phonetics and Phonology in Europe (PaPE) conference, Barcelona, Spain, 21-23 June (online conference). [Abstract]

2020

  • Röhr, C. T., S. Baumann, P. B. Schumacher & M. Grice. 2020. Perceptual Prominence of Accent types and the Role of Expectations. Talk at the 10th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2020, Tokyo, Japan, 25 May - 31 August (online conference). [video presentation]

2019

  • Kügler, F., S. Baumann, B. Andreeva, B. Braun, M. Grice, J. Neitsch, O. Niebuhr, J. Peters, C. T. Röhr, A. Schweitzer & P. Wagner. 2019. Annotation of German Intonation: DIMA Compared with other Annotation Systems. Talk at the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS). Melbourne, Australia, 6-10 August.
  • Röhr, C. T., S. Baumann, M. Grice & P. B. Schumacher. 2019. Signal- and Expectation-based Processing of Pitch Accent Types. Poster presentation at the 3rd Phonetics and Phonology in Europe (PaPE) conference, Lecce, Italy, 17-19 June. [Abstract]
  • Röhr, C. T., M. Grice, S. Baumann & P. B. Schumacher. 2019. The Role of Prosody in the Processing of Prominence in Contrastive Structures. Talk at the 41. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, Bremen, Germany, 6-8 March. [Abstract]
  • Röhr, C. T., I. Brilmayer, S. Baumann, M. Grice & P. B. Schumacher. 2019. Signal- and Expectation-based Processing of Prosodic Prominence. Talk at the 1st. SFB-Networking Köln - Potsdam - Saarbrücken, Potsdam, Germany, 14-15 February.

2018

  • Röhr, C. T., H. Niemann, S. Baumann & M. Grice. 2018. Prominence Marking Depends on Expectations. Talk at the 14. Tagung Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum (P&P 14), Wien, Austria, 6-7 September. [Abstract]
  • Röhr, C. T., H. Niemann, S. Baumann & M. Grice. 2018. Prosodic Cues in Expectation-Driven Prominence Marking. Poster presentation at the 2nd International Conference Prominence in Language (ICPL 2), Cologne, Germany, 11-13 July. [Abstract]
  • Röhr, C. T., 2018. The Information Status of Nominal and Verbal Expressions: Intonational Evidence from Production and Perception in German. Talk at the Colloquium Phonology, Institut für Linguistik, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 24 January.

2017

  • Thies, T., C. T. Röhr, S. Baumann & M. Grice. 2017. Prosodic Marking of Information Status in Picture Story Descriptions. Poster presentation at the 13. Tagung Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum (P&P 13), Berlin, Germany, 28-29 September.

2015

  • Baumann, S. & C. T. Röhr. 2015. The Perceptual Prominence of Pitch Accent Types in German. Talk at the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVIII), Glasgow, UK, 10-14 August.
  • Kügler, F., B. Smolibocki, D. Arnold, S. Baumann, B. Braun, M. Grice, S. Jannedy, J. Michalsky, O. Niebuhr, J. Peters, S. Ritter, C. T. Röhr, A. Schweitzer, K. Schweitzer & P. Wagner. 2015. DIMA – Annotation Guidelines for German Intonation. Talk at the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVIII), Glasgow, UK, 10-14 August.
  • Röhr, C. T., S. Baumann & M. Grice. 2015. The Effect of Verbs on the Prosodic Marking of Information Status: Production and Perception in German. Talk at the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVIII), Glasgow, UK, 10-14 August.

2014

  • Röhr, C. T. 2014. The Effect of Verbs in the Prosodic Marking of Information Status: Production and Perception in German. Talk at the Workshop Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives on the Interrelation of Syntax, Semantics and Prosody, CCLS, University of Cologne, Germany, 1-2 December.
  • Röhr, C. T., S. Baumann & M. Grice. 2014. The Effect of Verbs in the Prosodic Marking of Information Status: Production and Perception in German. Talk at the 6th European Conference on Tone and Intonation in Europe (TIE), Utrecht, 10-12 September. [Abstract]
  • Röhr, C. T. 2014. The Effect of Verbs in the Prosodic Marking of Information Status: Production and Perception in German. Talk at the Doktorandenkolloqium, IfL Phonetik, University of Cologne, Germany, 7 July.

2012

  • Grice, M., H. Lohnstein, C. T. Röhr, S. Baumann & A. Dewald. 2012. The Intonation of Verum Focus and Lexical Contrast. Talk at the 8. Tagung Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum (P&P 8), Jena, Germany, 12-13 October. [Abstract]

2011

  • Röhr, C. T. 2011. Information Status and Prosody: Production and Perception in German. Talk at the SFB 732 Colloquium, Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung (IMS), University Stuttgart, Germany, 14 December.
  • Röhr, C. T. 2011. Information Status and Prosody: Production and Perception in German. Talk at the Workshop on Information Structure: Empirical Perspectives on Theory, SFB 632 Information Structure, Potsdam, Germany, 2-3 December. [Abstract]
  • Röhr, C. T. & S. Baumann. 2011. Decoding Information Status by Type and Position of Accent in German. Talk at the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVII), Hong Kong, China, 17-21 August.
  • Röhr, C. T. 2011. Information Status and Prosody in German. Talk at the Linguistisches Doktorandenkolloquium, ZSM, University of Cologne, Germany, 8 July.

2010

  • Röhr, C. T. 2010. Prosodic Marking of Information Status in German. Poster presentation at the Cologne International Workshop on Prosody, University of Cologne, Germany, 1-3 July.
  • Röhr, C. T. & S. Baumann. 2010. Prosodic Marking of Information Status in German. Poster presentation at the 5th International Conference on Speech Prosody, Chicago, USA, 11-14 May.

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Teaching

University of Cologne:

  • SS 2021: Übung "Prosodische Analyse" (BA)
  • WS 2020/21: Projektseminar "Laboratory Phonology" (MA)
  • SS 2020: Übung "Prosodische Analyse" (BA)
  • WS 2019/20: Seminar "Prosodische Prominenz" (BA)
  • SS 2019: Übung "Prosodische Analyse" (BA)
  • SS 2018: Übung "Prosodische Analyse" (BA)
  • WS 2017/18: Projektseminar "Laboratory Phonology" (MA)
  • SS 2017: Übung "Prosodische Analyse" (BA)
  • SS 2016: Übung "Prosodische Analyse" (BA)
  • SS 2015: "Grundkurs Prosodische Analyse" (Gruppe 1 & 2) (BA)
  • SS 2014: "Grundkurs Prosodische Analyse" (Gruppe 1 & 2) (BA)
  • WS 2013/14: Freiwilliges Tutorium zu "Einführung in die Phonetik und Phonologie I" (BA)
  • SS 2013: "Grundkurs Prosodische Analyse" (Gruppe 1 & 2) (BA)
  • WS 2012/13: Freiwilliges Tutorium zu "Einführung in die Phonetik und Phonologie I" (BA)
  • SS 2012: "Grundkurs Prosodische Analyse" (BA)
  • WS 2011/12: Freiwilliges Tutorium zu "Einführung in die Phonetik und Phonologie I" (BA)
  • SS 2011: Seminar "Intonation: Theorie und Methoden" (BA)
  • WS 2010/11: Freiwilliges Tutorium zu "Einführung in die Phonetik und Phonologie I" (BA)
  • SS 2010: Seminar "Intonation und Annotation" (BA)
  • WS 2009/10: Freiwilliges Tutorium zu "Einführung in die Phonetik und Phonologie I" (BA)
  • SS 2009: Übung "Phonetik und Phonologie" (BA)"; "Übungen zur akustischen Analyse gesprochener Sprache" (Magister)
  • WS 2008/09: Freiwilliges Tutorium zu "Einführung in die Phonetik und Phonologie I“ (BA); ZP-Tutorium (Magister)
  • SS 2008: Übung "Phonetik / Phonologie" (BA): Tutorium zur Zwischenprüfung (Magister)
  • WS 2007/08: Tutorium zur Zwischenprüfung (Magister)
  • SS 2007: Tutorium zur Zwischenprüfung (Magister)

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