Prof Dr. FRANK KÜGLER

Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Institut für Linguistik
Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1
D - 60629 Frankfurt

Tel.: +49 (0)069 798-32217
Email: kueglerem.uni-frankfurt.de

Office:
Campus Westend, IG-Farben 4.315

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CV

Education

[05.2012]
Habilitation, Faculty of Humanities, University of Potsdam
Venia Legendi `General Linguistics' and `Phonetics'
Habilitation colloquium: `Neutralisation an der Phonetik-Phonologie Schnittstelle'
Title of Habilitation thesis: The prosodic expression of Focus in typologically unrelated languages
Examiners: 1. Prof. Dr. Merle Horne, Lund; 2. Prof. Dr. Martine Grice, Cologne; 3. Prof. Dr. Barbara Höhle, Potsdam

[2005]
PhD, University of Potsdam,
Title of Dissertation: Swabian and Upper Saxon Intonational Patterns
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Caroline Féry, Prof. Dr. Jörg Mayer (Grade: summa cum laude)
Published 2007 as The Intonational Phonology of Swabian and Upper Saxon, Tübingen: Niemeyer, Linguistische Arbeiten 515.

[1993 -- 1999]
M.A. in Phonetics, Scandinavian Languages and General Linguistics, University of Hamburg (Grade: with distinction)

[1995 -- 1997]
Phonetics and Scandinavian languages, Umeå University, Sweden

Research experience

[Since 06.2018] Full Professor of Linguistics / Phonology, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany.

[02—03.2018] Field research and Visiting Professor at University of Education, Winneba, Ghana.

[01.2018] Offer for a Full Professorship of Linguistics / Phonology, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany.

[10.2017] Offer for Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (declined).

[10.2017—05.2018] Heisenberg Fellow (DFG), Institute of Linguistics -- Phonetics, University of Cologne, Germany.

[04.2017—09.2017] Acting chair of `Phonology', Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany.

[02.2017—03.2017] Heisenberg Fellow (DFG), Institute of Linguistics -- Phonetics, University of Cologne, Germany.

[10.2012, 10.2014] Visiting Professor, Minzu University, Beijing, China

[09.2012] Field research and guest researcher, University of Ghana, Legon, and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.

[07.2012-05.2018] Docent / Associate Professor, venia legendi `General Linguistics' and `Phonetics', Department of Linguistics, University of Potsdam.

[04.2011—01.2017] Research assistant and lecturer, University of Potsdam, Area: Phonology.

[03.2010—08.2010] Advanced training in university-level teaching didactics, Netzwerk Studienqualität Brandenburg.

[10.2009—03.2011] Acting chair of `Grammar theory, Phonology', University of Potsdam.

[05.2009, 02.2006,11.2005,09.2004] Guest researcher and Visiting Professor, Department of Linguistics and Phonetics, Lund University, Sweden.

[07.2001—09.2009] Research assistant and lecturer, University of Potsdam, Area: Phonology.

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Projects

Prosody in Parsing PiP

Tonal Structure & Information Structure (ToSIS)

Synthesis and Information Structure (SyntIS)

Recursivity in Prosodic Phonology (RPP)

DIMA - Deutsche Intonation - Modellierung und Annotation (`German Intonation - Modelling and Annotation')

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Publications

2019

Kügler, Frank, Baumann, Stefan, Andreeva, Bistra, Braun, Bettina, Grice, Martine, Neitsch, Jana, Niebuhr, Oliver, Peters, Jörg, Röhr, Christine T., Schweitzer, Antje, Wagner, Petra. (2019). Annotation of German Intonation: DIMA compared with other systems. In Sasha Calhoun, Paola Escudero, Marija Tabain & Paul Warren (eds.) Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia 2019 (pp. 1297-1301). Canberra, Australia: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc.

Kügler, Frank and Calhoun, Sasha (to appear) Prosodic encoding of information structure: A typological perspective. To appear in The Oxford Handbook of Language Prosody, edited by Carlos Gussenhoven and Aoju Chen, Oxford: OUP.

2018

Genzel, Susanne & Kügler, Frank (2018) Production and perception of question prosody in Akan. Journal of the IPA, doi:10.1017/S0025100318000191

Kügler, Frank (2018) Optional accentuation of pronouns in German. Proc. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018, 671-675, DOI:10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-136

Genzel, Susanne, Renans, Agata & Kügler, Frank (2018) Focus and its prosody in Akan and Ga. Proc. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018, 724-728, DOI:10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-210

Wang, Bei, Kügler, Frank & Genzel, Susanne (2018) Downstep effect and the interaction with focus and prosodic boundary in Mandarin Chinese. Proc. TAL2018, Sixth International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages, 22-26, DOI: 10.21437/TAL.2018-5

2017

Groeben, Lena; Simík, Radek; Kügler, Frank (2017) Stress Shift, Focus, and Givenness in Czech. In Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics, The NYU Meeting 2015. Yohei Oseki, Masha Esipova, and Stephanie Harves (Eds), Michigan Slavic Publications, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 180-199. (Retrieved from FASL Archive)

Kügler, Frank, Féry, Caroline (2017) Post-focal downstep in German. Language and Speech, 60, 2, 260-288. DOI:10.1177/0023830916647204

2016

Kügler, Frank (2016) Tone and intonation in Akan. In: Downing, Laura J. & Rialland, Annie (eds) Intonation in African Tone Languages. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 89-129.

Kügler, Frank (2016) Embedded clauses and recursive prosodic phrasing in Akan. In Proceedings of Tonal Aspects of Language - TAL 2016. C. DiCanio, J. Malins, J. Good, K. Michelson, J. Jaeger, and H. Keily (Eds), pp. 38-42. (DOI: 10.21437/TAL.2016. Retrievd from ISCA Archive)

Kügler, Frank (2016) Rezension: JÖRG PETERS: Intonation. Heidelberg, 2014. Zeitschrift für Dialektologie und Linguistik, 82, 2, 234-237.

Kügler, Frank, Genzel, Susanne (2016) Effects of information structure, syllable structure, and voicing on nuclear falling pitch accents in German. Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016, Boston, 678-682. (Retrieved from ISCA Archive)

2015

Baer-Henney, Dinah; Kügler, Frank; van de Vijver, Ruben (2015a) The interaction of language-specific and universal factors during the acquisition of morphophonemic alternations with exceptions. Cognitive Science, 39, 1537-1569. DOI: 10.1111/cogs.12209

Baer-Henney, Dinah; Kügler, Frank; van de Vijver, Ruben (2015b) On the nature of the substantive bias. Proceedings of the 39th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston: Cascadilla Press, 62-74.

Baumann, Stefan & Kügler, Frank (eds) (2015) Prosody and information status in typological perspective. Special Issue, Lingua, 165(B).

Baumann, Stefan & Kügler, Frank (2015) Prosody and information status in typological perspective - Introduction to the Special Issue. Lingua, 165(B), 179-182. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2015.08.001).

Gryllia, Stella; Féry, Caroline; Kügler, Frank; Pandey, Pramod (2015) On the phrasing properties of Hindi relative clauses. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: the University of Glasgow. ISBN 978-0-85261-941-4 Paper number 483: 1-5. (retrieved from http://www.icphs2015.info/pdfs/Papers/ICPHS0483.pdf)

Kleemann-Krämer, Anja, Kügler, Frank & Pötzl, Sarah (2015) Zur Anbindung extraponierter PPn an ihre Bezugsstruktur. In Hélène Vinckel-Roisin (ed) Das Nachfeld im Deutschen: Theorie und Empirie. Berlin: de Gruyter, 299-317.

Kügler, Frank (2015) ATR vowel harmony and phonological phrasing in Akan. Phonology, 32(1), 177-204. (doi:10.1017/S0952675715000081)

Kügler, Frank & Gollrad, Anja (2015) Production and Perception of Contrast: The case of the fall-rise contour in German. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1254 (Research Topic: Phonological and phonetic competence: between grammar, signal processing, and neural activity). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01254

Kügler, Frank, Bernadett Smolibocki, Denis Arnold, Bettina Braun, Stefan Baumann, Martine Grice, Stefanie Jannedy, Jan Michalsky, Oliver Niebuhr, Jörg Peters, Simon B. Ritter, Christine T. Röhr, Antje Schweitzer, Katrin Schweitzer, Petra Wagner (2015) DIMA - Annotation guidelines for German intonation. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: the University of Glasgow. ISBN 978-0-85261-941-4 Paper number 317: 1-5. (retrieved from http://www.icphs2015.info/pdfs/Papers/ICPHS0317.pdf)

Pfeil, Simone, Genzel, Susanne, Kügler, Frank (2015) Empirical investigation of focus and exhaustivity in Akan. In: Grubic, M. / Bildhauer, F. (eds.) Interdisciplinary Studies of Information Structure, [ISIS, vol. 19], Potsdam: Universitätsverlag Potsdam, 87-109. [pdf]

Verhoeven, Elisabeth & Kügler, Frank (2015) Accentual preferences and predictability. An acceptability study on split intransitivity in German. Lingua, 165(B), 298-315. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2014.09.013.

Zerbian, Sabine; Kügler, Frank (2015) Downstep in Tswana (Southern Bantu). Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: the University of Glasgow. ISBN 978-0-85261-941-4 Paper number 291: 1-5. (retrieved from http://www.icphs2015.info/pdfs/Papers/ICPHS0291.pdf)

2014

Kügler, Frank & Genzel, Susanne (2014) On the elicitation of focus - prosodic differences as a function of sentence mode of the context? In: TAL-2014, 71-74. [The 4th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages - TAL 2014, 13-16 May 2014, Nijmegen.]

2013

Kügler, Frank, Smolibocki, Bernadett, Stede, Manfred & Varges, Sebastian (2013) Information structure in speech sythesis: Early focus and post-focal givenness. In: Wagner, Petra (ed.) Studientexte zur Sprachkommunikation: Elektronische Sprachsignalverarbeitung 2013. Dresden: TUDpress, 56-63. [pdf]

2012

Kügler, Frank & Genzel, Susanne (2012) On the prosodic expression of pragmatic prominence - The case of pitch register lowering in Akan, Language and Speech, 55(3), 331-359. [doi:10.1177/0023830911422182]

Kügler, Frank, Smolibocki, Bernadett & Stede, Manfred (2012) Evaluation of Information Structure in Speech Synthesis: The Case of Product Recommender Systems. In Fingscheidt, T. and Kellermann, W. (eds.) Sprachkommunikation. Beiträge zur 10. ITG-Fachtagung vom 26. bis 28. September 2012 in Braunschweig. Berlin: VDE Verlag, 131-134. [pdf]

2011

Kügler, Frank (2011) The prosodic expression of focus in typologically unrelated languages. Kumulative Habilitationsschrift, eingereicht an der Humanwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Potsdam, Juni 2011.

Kügler, Frank & Gollrad, Anja (2011) Production and perception of contrat in German. Proceedings of the XVII ICPhS, Hong Kong, 1154-1157. [pdf]

Genzel, Susanne & Kügler, Frank (2011) Phonetic realization of automatic (downdrift) and non-automatic downstep in Akan. Proceedings of the XVII ICPhS, Hong Kong, 735-738. [pdf]

Reckling, Franziska & Kügler, Frank (2011) Pitch Range in positive and negative connoted statements of German. Proceedings of the XVII ICPhS, Hong Kong, 1670-1673. [pdf]

2010

Genzel, Susanne & Kügler, Frank (2010) How to elicit semi-spontaneous focus realizations with specific tonal patterns. Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Structure (ISIS), Working Papers of the SFB 632. Potsdam: Universitätsverlag Potsdam, Germany 13: 77-102. [pdf]

Genzel, Susanne & Kügler, Frank (2010) The prosodic expression of contrast in Hindi, Speech Prosody 2010. [pdf]

Gollrad, Anja & Kügler, Frank (2010) Prosodic cue weighting in disambiguation: Case ambiguity in German, Speech Prosody 2010. [pdf]

Gryllia, Stella & Kügler, Frank (2010) What does prosody tell us about the relative clause attachments in German?, Speech Prosody 2010. [pdf]

Zerbian, Sabine & Kügler, Frank (2010) Experimental work on prosodically-marked information structure in selected African languages (Afroasiatic and Niger-Congo), Workshop on Experimental Approaches to Focus, Speech Prosody 2010. [pdf]

2009

Kügler, Frank, Féry, Caroline & van de Vijver, Ruben (eds) (2009) Variation and Gradience in Phonetics and Phonology. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. [Phonology and Phonetics 14]

Kügler, Frank (2009) A model for the quantification of pitch accent realisation. In: Kügler, F., Féry, C. & van de Vijver, R. (eds) Variation and Gradience in Phonetics and Phonology. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 405-424.

Asu, Eva-Liina, Schötz, Susanne & Kügler, Frank (2009) The acoustics of Estonian Swedish long close vowels as compared to Central Swedish and Finland Swedish. Proceedings of Fonetik 2009, Stockholm, 54-59. [pdf]

Zerbian, Sabine, Downing, Laura & Kügler, Frank (2009) Introduction: Tone and intonation from a typological perspective, Lingua 119: 817 - 826 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2007.10.024]

Zerbian, Sabine, Downing, Laura & Kügler, Frank (eds.) (2009) Tone and intonation from a typological perspective, Special Issue of Lingua, Lingua 119. [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00243841/119/6]

2008

Patil, Umesh and Kentner Gerrit and Gollrad, Anja and Kügler, Frank and Féry, Caroline and Vasishth, Shravan (2008) Focus, word order, and intonation in Hindi. Journal of South Asian Linguistics, 1, 53-70.

Féry, Caroline & Kügler, Frank (2008) Pitch accent scaling on given, new and focused constituents in German, Journal of Phonetics 36, 680 - 703.

Kügler, Frank (2008) The role of duration as a phonetic correlate of focus. In Barbosa, P. A., Madureira, S., and Reis, C. (Eds.) Proceedings of the Speech Prosody 2008 Conference. Campinas, Brazil: Editora RG/CNPq, 591-594. [pdf]

2007

Kügler, Frank (2007) The Intonational Phonology of Swabian and Upper Saxon. Tübingen: Niemeyer. (Linguistische Arbeiten 515)

Hellmuth, Samantha, Kügler, Frank and Singer, Ruth (2007) Quantitative investigation of intonation in an endangered language. Proceedings of the Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory Conference (SOAS, London, December 2007). pp123-132. [pdf]

Kügler, Frank & Skopeteas, Stavros (2007) On the universality of prosodic reflexes of contrast: The case of Yucatec Maya. In Trouvain, Jürgen & Barry, William J. (Eds.), Proceedings of the XVI. International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Saarbrücken, Germany, 4-10 August 2007 [pdf]

Darcy, Isabelle & Kügler, Frank (2007) Phonological context effects for voicing and devoicing in French. In Trouvain, Jürgen & Barry, William J. (Eds.), Proceedings of the XVI. International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Saarbrücken, Germany, 4-10 August 2007, 1025-1028. [pdf]

Kügler, Frank (2007) Timing of legal and illegal consonant clusters in Swedish. Proceedings of Fonetik 2007, Stockholm, 30.05.-01.06.2007, STL-QPSR, 50: 9-12. [pdf]

Kügler, Frank, Skopeteas, Stavros & Verhoeven, Elisabeth (2007) Encoding Information Structure in Yucatec Maya: On the Interplay of Prosody and Syntax. In: Ishihara, S., Jannedy, S. & Schwarz, A. (Eds.) Working Papers of the SFB632, Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Structure (ISIS) 8. Potsdam: Universitätsverlag Potsdam, 187-208. [pdf]

Hellmuth S., Kügler & Singer R. (2007) Intonational patterns, tonal alignment and focus in Mawng. (Paper presented at ICPhS 2007 Satellite Workshop 'Intonational phonology: understudied and fieldwork languages'.) [pdf]

Kügler, Frank (2007) Einführung in die Grundlagen von Praat. Manuskript, Universität Potsdam [pdf]

2006

Kügler, Frank & Skopeteas, Stavros (2006) Interaction of Lexical Tone and Information Structure in Yucatec Maya. TAL 2006 International Symposium (Tonal Aspects of Language), La Rochelle, France, April 27-29, 2006, 83-88. [pdf]

Kügler, Frank (2006) L-tone affixation: Evidence from German dialects. Proceedings of Speech Prosody, Dresden, 2.-5. Mai 2006, 201-204. [pdf]

Kügler, Frank & Drenhaus, Heiner (2006) Negation, Prosody and Replacives: An Auditory Acceptability Judgement Study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 46.

2005

Kügler, Frank (2005) Swabian and Upper Saxon Intonational Patterns. Dissertation, Universität Potsdam.

2004

Kügler, Frank (2004) Dialectal variation in question intonation in two German dialects: the case of Swabian and Upper Saxon. Proceedings of the second International Conference on Language Variation in Europe, Uppsala University, 227-240.

Kügler, Frank (2004) ``The Phonology and Phonetics of Rising Pitch Accents in Swabian''. In: P. Gilles & J. Peters (eds.) Regional Variation in Intonation. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 75-98.

2003

Kügler, F. (2003) Do we know the answer? -- Variation in yes-no-question intonation. In: Fischer, Susann and Vogel, Ralph and van de Vijver, Ruben (eds) Experimental studies in linguistics, Potsdam: Universitätsverlag, 9-29. [pdf]

Kügler, F. (2003) ``The influence of vowel quality and syllable structure on the temporal organization of pitch accents in Berlin German.'' Proceedings of the 15th ICPhS, Barcelona, Spain, 1221-1224. [pdf]

Kügler, F., Féry, C. & van de Vijver, R. (2003) ``Pitch accent realization in German.'' Proceedings of the 15th ICPhS, Barcelona, Spain, 1261-1264. [pdf]

2002

Sullivan, K.P.H., Zetterholm, E., van Doorn, J., Green, J., Kügler, F., & Eriksson, E. (2002) ``The effect of removing semantic information upon the impact of voice imitation.'' in Proceedings of the 9th Australian International Conference on Speech Science & Technology, December 2-5 2002. Melbourne, Australia.

2001

Kügler, Frank (2001) ``Rezension zu: Utz Maas, Phonologie.'' Gesprächsforschung Online, 2: 67-74.

Kügler, Frank (2001) ``Traatsch - Ein Werkzeug zur Konvertierung von Transkripten.'' Gesprächsforschung Online, 2: 254-261.

Schlichting, Frank (2001) ``Does prosody change with changes in segmental phonology? - Turn-taking in a German dialect'', Proceedings of ICLaVE 1, Barcelona, Spain, 213-222.

Gilles, Peter & Schlichting, Frank (2001) ``Praat - doing phonetics by computer'', Tagungsbroschüre 8. Freiburger Arbeitstagung zur Gesprächsforschung, Freiburg, 23.03.2001, p. 20.

Gilles, Peter & Schlichting, Frank (2001) ``Transkription und Datenaufbereitung mit Praat und prosoDB'', Tagungsbroschüre 8. Freiburger Arbeitstagung zur Gesprächsforschung, Freiburg, 23.03.2001, p. 21.

2000

Sullivan, Kirk P. H., Bayard, D., Weatherall, A., Gallois, C., Schlichting, Frank & Pittam, J. (2000) ``Does media exposure to an accent impact upon the estimation of the age of the speakers?'' Proceedings of the 9th Australian International Conference on Speech Sciences and Technology, 336-341.

Schlichting, Frank (2000) ``Prosodische Markierung von Sprecherwechseln im Schwäbischen'' Tagungsbroschüre 7. Freiburger Arbeitstagung ``Neuere Entwicklungen in der Gesprächsforschung'', Freiburg, 15.

Sullivan, Kirk P. H. & Schlichting, Frank (2000) ``Speaker discrimination in a foreign language: first language environment, second language learners'' Forensic Linguistics, 7(1): 95-111.

Wretling, Pär, Sullivan, Kirk P. H., Schlichting, Frank & Penny, S. (2000) ``Age or knowledge of Swedish? An unsure factor in speaker recognition'' Proceedings of FONETIK-2000, 121-124.

1999

Wretling, Pär, Sullivan, Kirk P. H. & Schlichting, Frank (1999) ``Does repeated exposure to a target voice reduce the impact of a similar voice?'' Proceedings of ICPhS-99, San Francisco, USA, 1385-1388.

1998

Schlichting, Frank (1998) Imitated Voices -- Selected Acoustic Features and their Perceptual Relevance. Unpublished D-level (M.A.) research paper in phonetics, Department of Phonetics, Umeå University, Sweden.

Schlichting, Frank & Sullivan, Kirk P. H. (1998) ``Increased discrimination - a consequence of repeated exposure to an imitation of a familiar voice?'' Proceedings of FONETIK-98, Stockholm, Sweden, 130-133.

Sullivan, Kirk P. H. & Schlichting, Frank (1998) ``A Perceptual and Acoustic Study of the Imitated Voice'', Proceedings of the 16th International Congress on Acoustics, Seattle, USA, 1295-1296.

Schlichting, Frank & Sullivan, Kirk P. H. (1998) ``Can voice imitation be detected in voice line-ups in a language unknown by the listeners?'' Reports from the Department of Phonetics, Umeå University, Sweden, PHONUM 6: 105-118.

1997

Schlichting, Frank & Sullivan, Kirk P. H. (1997) ``The imitated voice - a problem for voice line-ups?'' Forensic Linguistics: The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law, 4(1): 148-165 (Errata 4(2): 318-319).

Schlichting, Frank & Sullivan, Kirk P. H. (1997) ``Discriminating between speakers - is this a skill language learners acquire?'' In: Di\'{az, L. and Peréz, C. (eds.) Views on the acquisition and use of a second language. University Pompeu Fabra: Barcelona, Spain, 457-468.

Sullivan, Kirk P. H. & Schlichting, Frank (1997) ``Speaker identification in a second language by university-level language students'' Proceedings of FONETIK-97, Reports from the Department of Phonetics, Umeå University, Umeå Sweden, PHONUM 4: 129-132.

1996

Schlichting, Frank (1996) Die imitierte Stimme -- ein Problem für voice line-ups? Unpublished C-level (B.A.) research paper in phonetics, Department of Phonetics, Umeå University, Sweden.

Schlichting, Frank & Sullivan, Kirk P. H. (1996) ``Discrimination of imitated voices'', Proceedings of the 6th Australian International Conference on Speech Sciences and Technology, Adelaide, South Australia, 103-108.

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