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Name: Aoju  Chen
Institution: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
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Homepage: http://www.mpi.nl/world/persons/profession/aojuchen.html
State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Selected Publications: Chen, A.J. (2003) Reaction Time as an Indicator to Discrete Intonational Contrasts in English. Proceedings of Eurospeech 2003.
Chen, A.J. (2003) Language Dependence in Continuation Intonation. Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences.
Chen, A.J. (2003) Language-dependence in the signalling of attitude in speech. Proceedings of workshop on the Subtle Expressivity of Emotion at CHI 2003 conference on Human and Computer Interaction.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Universal and Language-Specific Perception of Paralinguistic Intonational Meaning
Academic Paper Abstract: Tuning information packaging: intonational realization of topic and focus in child Dutch

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