The typology of prosodic boundaries

This project examines the tonal and kinematic profile of prosodic boundaries across languages representing distinct types of the prosodic typology. The overarching goal is to offer a dynamical model of prosodic phrasing that integrates lexical and phrasal properties and addresses speech planning considerations.

To-date, the following languages have been examined:

  • Greek, a head-prominence language with lexical stress
  • Korean, an edge-prominence language lacking word prosody
  • Japanese, a head/edge-prominence language with lexical pitch accent


In addition to the above, we have presented aspects of this work at the following venues: