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Name: Martina  Urbani
Institution: Università degli Studi di Padova
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Homepage: http://www.maldura.unipd.it/LCL/en/urbani.html
State and/or Country: Italy   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Urbani, M. (2012). Pitch range in L1/L2 English. An analysis of F0 using LTD and linguistic measures. In: Busà, M.G. and Stella, A. (eds.). 'Methodological Perspectives on Second Language Prosody. Papers from ML2P 2012'. Padova: Cleup. 79-83. ISBN:9788861299375.

Urbani, M. (2012). Instruments and Methods for the Analysis of Prosody. Linguistic Applied (4). Bydgoszcz: Kazimierz Wielki University. 104-117

Urbani, M. (2011). Intonation and Pragmatics. In: Melchionda, M. (ed.) 'Carte d'occasione', (4). Padova: Unipress, 185-204. ISSN: 2037-5808.

Busà, M.G. and Urbani, M. (2011). A Cross Linguistic Analysis of Pitch Range in English L1 and L2. Proceedings of 'ICPhS 2011 (17th International Conference of Phonetic Sciences)', Hong Kong, 17-21 August 2011, 380-383. ISBN: 978-962-442-341-9.

Urbani, M. (2011). Prosodic Differences in Italian and English Utterances. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference 'Languages and the World: Research and Teaching', 24th- 25th March, Kirovohrad, Uckraine, 96 (2). 317-322.

Urbani, M. (2010). The Effects of Intonation in the Expression of Pragmatic Meaning. A Comparison of Italian and English Utterances. The abstract and the web-poster have been published on the CLAN conference website.

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