• Phonetics

    © Nataliya Bryhadyr

Phonetics Work Group - Who We Are

At the Interspeech 2019 in Graz, Austria

(From left to right: Nataliya Bryhadyr, Marin Schröer, Leonie Schade, Simon Betz, Jana Voße, Petra Wagner, Bogdan Ludusan)

What We Do:

  • Phonetics deals with the production, acoustics and perception of speech sounds.
  • 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.



  • Petra Wagner will give a talk on Multimodal Prosody at ExLing 2020

  • Bogdan Ludusan's Paper "An evaluation of manual and semi-automatic laughter annotation" was accepted to INTERSPEECH 2020 Conference

  • We are happy to welcome a new group member - Farhat Jabeen

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.