Dr Brechtje Post
Head of Department
Dr Brechtje Post is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.
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)
Acoustic analysis (of speech)
Cross-sectional and cohort studies
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
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