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Phonetics Work Group - Who We Are

At ICPhS 2023 in Prague, Czech Republic

Left to right: Jana Wiechmann, Annett Jorschick (Psycholinguistics Bielefeld), Farhat Jabeen, Anna Bruggeman(Former Member), Petra Wagner, Aleksandra Ćwiek (Former Member), Fritz Seebauer, Loredana Schettino (Former Member), Simon Betz, Bogdan Ludusan

Not pictured: Olcay Türk, Leonie Schade, Moritz Wackerbarth, Alexandra Schmidt, Nico Dallmann, Hannah Pfenningsberg, Marin Schröer


What We Do:


  • Speech synthesis, i.e. the artificial production of speech such as that used in robots, reading devices for blind people, computer games or announcement systems.
  • Prosody, and in particular aspects of timing and emphasis. How prominently are sounds produced at specific points of an utterance, and when? How is this perceived and modeled?
  • Conversational prosody and gesture. In this research area, we are interested in various aspects of multimodal communication, such as the synchronization of sounds with facial expressions and gestures, the phonetic realisation of disfluent speech and its integration in systems of human-machine interaction.


The Phonetics and Phonology research group is part of the Center for Cognitive Interaction Technology CITEC and Bielefeld University's Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies.

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