Dr Brechtje Post

Brechtje Post

University position

Head of Department

Dr Brechtje Post is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.

Departments

Department of Linguistics

Email

bmbp2@cam.ac.uk

Home page

http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/dtal/st...

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

My research primarily focuses on speech prosody - intonation, accentuation, rhythm, and phrasing. Prosody simultaneously encodes information from different components of the linguistic system in the speech signal, in particular morpho-syntax, pragmatics, and discourse and information structure. I investigate how this information is cued in the signal, how we perceive it, how it is exploited in speech comprehension, and how we acquire it (as children, or as multilingual adults).

Current research projects:

- Neural correlates of intonation (originally funded by ESRC RES-061-25-0347)

- English Profile Pronunciation Project (part funded by Cambridge Assessment)

- The acquisition of consonant timing (funded by British Academy and Leverhulme SG122210)

- Interactive Atlas of Romance Prosody (part funded by Portuguese FST)

- Empirical foundations of linguistics (funded by French ANR)

Research Focus

Keywords

phonology

phonetics

psycholinguistics

neurolinguistics

language acquisition

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance

Equipment

Acoustic analysis (of speech)

Behavioural analysis

Cross-sectional and cohort studies

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neuropsychological testing

Collaborators

Cambridge

Fiona Barker

Evelina Galaczi

Sarah Hawkins

Francis Nolan

Emmanuel Stamatakis

United Kingdom

Kai Alter Web: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ion/sta...

Elinor Payne Web: http://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/elinor-...

International

Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie Web: http://www.llf.cnrs.fr/Gens/De...

Sonia Frota Web: http://ww3.fl.ul.pt/Laborat...

Hanne Gram Simonsen Web: http://www.hf.uio.no/iln/per...

Pilar Prieto Web: http://prosodia.upf.edu/membres...

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