Timo B. Roettger
I'm currently a PostDoc in Jennifer Cole's Prosody and Speech Dynamics Lab at Northwestern.
I'm a linguist with a focus on sound patterns of human language. My research interests centre around the question of how multi-dimensional, continuous aspects of speech can be related to discrete behavioural observations. I attempt to answer this question by investigating how communicative functions are phonetically encoded during speech production, how and when aspects of the speech signal are retrieved during speech perception, and how language users learn and generalise these patterns.
New preprint discussing cross-linguistic correlations between segmental alternations and communicatively relevant intonational events [here]
New preprint presenting three experiments on American English, testing how well listeners can map prosody onto discourse functions [here]
Preprint of Word final schwa epenthesis in Italian, accepted for publication in JASA [here]
New preprint discussing researcher degrees of freedom in phonetics [here]