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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Name: Bettina  Braun
Institution: Universität Konstanz
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://ling.uni-konstanz.de/pages/home/braun/projects.html
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Selected Publications: Turco, G., Dimroth, C., & Braun, B. (accepted with revisions). Focusing on function words: Intonational means to mark verum focus in German and French. Language and Speech
Altmann, H., Berger, I., & Braun, B. (accepted with revisions). Asymmetries in the perception of non-native consonantal and vocalic length contrasts. Second Language Research (ms)
Braun, B., & Johnson, E.K. (2011). Question or Tone 2? How language experience and linguistic function guide pitch processing. Journal of Phonetics 39(4), 585-594 (ms)
Braun, B., Lemhöfer, K. & Mani, N. (2011). Perceiving unstressed vowels in foreign-accented English. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129, 376-387. (ms)
Braun, B., & Tagliapietra, L. (2011). On-line interpretation of intonational meaning in L2. Language and Cognitive Processes, 26(2), 224-235 (ms)
Braun, B., Dainora, A., & Ernestus, M. (2011) An unfamiliar intonation contour slows down on-line speech comprehension. Language and Cognitive Processes, 26 (3), 350-375 (ms)
Braun, B., & Chen, A. (2010). Intonation of 'now' in resolving scope ambiguity in English and Dutch. Journal of Phonetics , 38 (3), 431-444. (ms)
Braun, B., & Tagliapietra, L. (2010). The role of contrastive intonation contours in the retrieval of contextual alternatives. Language and Cognitive Processes 25 (7,8,9), 1024-1043. (preprint).
Braun, B. (2006). Phonetics and phonology of thematic contrast in German. Language and Speech, 49(4), 451-493. (paper)
Braun, B., Kochanski, G., Grabe, E., & Rosner, B. S. (2006). Evidence for attractors in English intonation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 119(6), 4006-4015. (paper)
Weber, A., Braun, B., & Crocker, M. W. (2006). Finding referents in time: Eye-tracking evidence for the role of contrastive accents. Language and Speech, 49(3), 367-392. (paper)
Courses Taught: Phonetics I (3x)
Phonetics 2 (2x)
Phonetics 3 (3x)
Phonology 1 (1x)
Phonology 2 (1x)
Psycholinguistics (2x)
Statistics (2x)
Japanese characters (2x)
Reviewer of: Phonology: van der Hulst & Ewen (2001) (LL Issue 12.1299)
Academic Paper Abstract: The prosody of question tags in English



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