Dr Brechtje Post

Brechtje Post

University position

Reader

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

Departments

Department of Linguistics

Institutes

Language Sciences Interdisciplinary Research Centre

Email

bmbp2@cam.ac.uk

Home page

https://www.mmll.cam.ac.uk/dr-brec...

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).

Relevant research projects:

- Online processing of prosodic boundaries by L2 learners of English

- Categories and gradience in intonation: Evidence from linguistics and neurobiology

- Neural correlates of intonation

- Developing a large scale online study of L1 and L2 speech perception

- Temporal and frontal systems in past tense processing

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

Dora Alexopoulou

Matt Davis

Evelina Galaczi

Francis Nolan

Francis Nolan

Elaine Schmidt

Emmanuel Stamatakis

Ianthi Tsimpli

United Kingdom

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

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

International

Maria Paola D'Imperio Web: https://ling.rutgers.edu/people-...

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...

Odette Scharenborg Web: https://www.tudelft.nl/ewi/ove...

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