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Publications

Grawunder, S., Crockford, C. *., Clay, Z., Kalan, A. K., Stoessel, A., & Hohmann, G. (in press). Bonobos’ short vocal chords explain their high fundamental frequency. Current Biology.
Grawunder, S., Crockford, C., Kalan, A. K., Clay, Z., Stoessel, A., & Hohmann, G. (in press). Response to Garcia and Dunn: No evidence that maximum fundamental frequency reflects selection for signal diminution in bonobos. Current Biology,29.
Grawunder, S., Crockford, C., Clay, Z., Kalan, A. K., Stevens, J. M., Stoessel, A., & Hohmann, G. (2018). Higher fundamental frequency in bonobos is explained by larynx morphology. Current Biology,28(20), R1188-R1189.
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Seifart, F., Meyer, J., Grawunder, S., & Dentel, L. (2018). Reducing language to rhythm: Amazonian Bora drummed language exploits speech rhythm for long-distance communication. Royal Society Open Science,5(4): 170354.
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Bose, I., Grawunder, S., & Schwarze, C. (2018). Alles RElativ oder relaTIV? Sprachwandel, (Standard-) Aussprache und DaF-Unterricht. In S. M. Moraldo (Ed.), Sprachwandel: Perspektiven für den Unterricht Deutsch als Fremdsprache (pp. 69-114). Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter.
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Grawunder, S. (2017). The Caucasus. In R. Hickey (Ed.), Handbook of areal linguistics (pp. 356-395). Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Pr.
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Asmus, S., & Grawunder, S. (2017).Vowel length in Welsh monosyllables, its interrelation with Irish and other related problems: An acoustic study and its didactic implications. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press.
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Grawunder, S., Schwarze, C., & Tworek, A. (2017). Persuasives Handeln im Spannungsfeld von Rhetorik und Phonetik. Studia Linguistica XXXV,Sonderheft.
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Grawunder, S., Uomini, N., & Crockford, C. (2017). Phonetische und korpus-linguistische Methoden bei der Analyse vokaler Kommunikation von freilebenden Schimpansen im Tai National Forest. In J. Trouvain (Ed.), Elektronische Sprachsignalverarbeitung 2017: Tagungsband der 28. Konferenz Saarbrücken (pp. 33-40). Dresden: TUD Press.
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Grawunder, S. (2015). Von "singenden Neandertalern" und "redenden Affen". Zur Evolution von Singen und Sprechen. In Singen und Sprechen (pp. 11-29). Berlin: Logos Verlag.
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Grawunder, S. (2015). Фонетические характеристики (неназализованных) гласных в бежтинском языке. Грамматика бежтинского языка.
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Grawunder, S., & Kettel, S. (2015). Anmoderieren/Überleiten/Antexten. Was passiert zwischen Meldung und Bericht in Hörfunknachrichten? SPIEL: eine Zeitschrift zur Medienkultur. Neue Folge,1(1/2), 151-170.
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Grawunder, S., Asmus, S., & Anderson, C. (2015). On the correlation of acoustic vowel and coda duration in Modern Welsh C(C)VC monosyllables. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow: University of Glasgow.
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Brown, L., Winter, B., Idemaru, K., & Grawunder, S. (2014). Phonetics and politeness: Perceiving Korean honorific and non-honorific speech through phonetic cues. Journal of Pragmatics,66, 45-60.
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Roettger, T., Winter, B., Grawunder, S., Kirby, J., & Grice, M. (2014). Assessing incomplete neutralization of final devoicing in German. Journal of Phonetics,43, 11-25.
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Grawunder, S. (2014). Wie schaukt a Pruag aos? - Stabile phonetische Unterschiede in Wortformen nach Auslautverhärtung in Tirol. In I. Bose, & B. Neuber (Eds.), Sprechwissenschaft: Bestand, Prognose, Perspektive (pp. 209-220). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
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Grawunder, S., & Golluscio, L. (2014). ¿Lengua o hablante? – Investigando las alternancias coronal-velares en vilela. LIAMES,14, 41-72.
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Grawunder, S., Oertel, M., & Schwarze, C. (2014). Politeness, culture, and speaking task – paralinguistic prosodic behavior of speakers from Austria and Germany. In Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Speech Prosody: Social and Linguistic Speech Prosody (pp. 159-163).
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Lancia, L., & Grawunder, S. (2014). Tongue-larynx interactions in the production of word initial laryngealization over different prosodic contexts: A repeated speech experiment. In S. Fuchs, M. Grice, A. Hermes, L. Lancia, & D. Mücke (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP), 5 – 8 May 2014 Cologne, Germany (pp. 241-244).
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Grawunder, S. (2013). Intensity slopes as robust measure for distinguishing glottalic vs pulmonic stop initiation. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America,134(5), 4069-4069.
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Winter, B., & Grawunder, S. (2012). The phonetic profile of Korean formal and informal speech registers. Journal of Phonetics,40(6), 808-815.
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Grawunder, S. (2012). On the Physiology of Voice Production in South-Siberian Throat singing – Extended Abstract. The Phonetician,101/102, 25-32. Retrieved from http://isphs.org/1973.html.
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Grawunder, S., & Hannken-Illjes, K. (2012). Die Kunst im Nicht-Künstlerischen und die Sprechwissenschaft in der GAL - Etwas mehr als ein Tagungsbericht. Sprechen: Zeitschrift für Sprechwiss., Sprechpädagogik, Sprechtherapie, Sprechkunst,29(53), 33-36.
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Aralova, N., Grawunder, S., & Winter, B. (2011). The Acoustic Correlates of Tongue Root Vowel Harmony in Even (Tungusic). In Wai-Sum, Lee & Eric Zee (Ed.), The 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Vol. 1 (pp. 240-243). Hong Kong: City University.
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Grawunder, S. (2011). Die Erforschung des Sprechens mittels Nachrichtenkorpora: die Nachrichtenarche der ARD. In I. Bose, & D. Schwiesau (Eds.), Nachrichten schreiben, sprechen, hören: Forschungen zur Hörverständlichkeit von Radionachrichten (pp. 157-178). Berlin: Frank & Timme.
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Grawunder, S., Winter, B., & Atoyebi, J. (2011). Voicing of Labiovelar Stops in Yoruba. In Wai-Sum, Lee & Eric Zee (Ed.), The 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences: Online Proceedings (pp. 767-770).
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Rötter, T. B., Grawunder, S., & Winter, B. (2011). The Robustness of Incomplete Neutralization in German. In Wai-Sum, Lee & Eric Zee (Ed.), The 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences: Online Proceedings (pp. 1722-1725). Hong Kong: City University.
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Winter, B., & Grawunder, S. (2011). The polite voice in Korean: searching for acoustic correlates of contaymal and panmal. In H.-M. Sohn (Ed.), Japanese/Korean Linguistics. Stanford: CSLI publications.
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Grawunder, S., & Winter, B. (2010). Acoustic correlates of politeness: prosodic and voice quality measures in polite and informal speech of Korean and German speakers. In Speech Prosody 2010. Retrieved from http://speechprosody2010.illinois.edu/papers/100316.pdf.
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Grawunder, S., Simpson, A., & Khalilov, M. (2010). Phonetic characteristics of ejectives - samples from Caucasian languages. In Susanne Fuchs, Martine Toda, Marzena Żygis (Ed.), Turbulent sounds: an interdisciplinary guide (pp. 209-244). Berlin: De Gruyter.
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Grawunder, S., Simpson, A., & Khalilov, M. (2010). Phonetic characteristics of ejectives – samples from Caucasian languages. In S. Fuchs (Ed.), Turbulent sounds: an interdisciplinary guide (pp. 209-244). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
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Blevins, J., & Grawunder, S. (2009). *KL > TL sound change in Germanic and elsewhere: Descriptions, explanations, and implications. Linguistic Typology,13(2), 267-303.
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Grawunder, S. (2009).On the Physiology of Voice Production in South-Siberian Throat Singing. Berlin: Franke & Timme.
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Grawunder, S. (2009). The role of frequency as trigger in contact induced language change. In Proceedings of the International Conference "Teoretičeskie i metodičekie problemy nacional'no-russkogo dvuyazyčia" (pp. 388-392).
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Winter, B., & Grawunder, S. (2009). The physics of politeness: approaching politeness from a phonetic perspective. In Proceedings of the 24th Conference of THE ASSOCIATION FOR KOREAN STUDIES IN EUROPE (AKSE) (pp. 200-206).
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Grawunder, S. (2008). The phonetic nature of prosodeme qualities in Ket (Yeniseic). In Proceedings of XXV DULZON readings conference '08 (Sravnit'elno-istoričeskoe i tipologičekoe izučenie yazykov i kultur, Sbornik naučnyx trudov kafedry yazykov naradov Sibiri, TOM4) (pp. 223-228).
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Grawunder, S., & Bose, I. (2008). Average speaking pitch vs. average speaker fundamental frequency reliability, homogeneity, and self report of listener groups. In P. A. Barbosa (Ed.), Speech Prosody 2008 (pp. 763-766).
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Simpson, A., & Grawunder, S. (2008). Intraoral Pressure Variation in Nasal-Plosive and Plosive-Plosive Sequences in German. In R. Sock, S. Fuchs, & Y. Laprie (Eds.), ISSP 2008 Proceedings (pp. 125-128). Strasbourg: INRIA.
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Grawunder, S., Bose, I., Hertha, B., Trauselt, F., & Anders, L. C. (2006). Perceptive and acoustic measurement of average speaking pitch of female and male speakers in German radio news. In Interspeech 2006. Bonn: ISCA.
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Grawunder, S. (2005). On the physiology of voice production in South-Siberian throat singing. PhD Thesis, Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle.
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Grawunder, S. (2003). Comparison of Voice Production Types of Western Overtone Singing and South Siberian Throat Singing. In 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (pp. 1698-1702).
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Grawunder, S. (2003). Der südsibirische Kehlgesang als Gegenstand phonetischer Untersuchungen. In E. M. Krech, & E. Stock (Eds.), Gegenstandsauffassung und aktuelle Forschungen der halleschen Sprechwissenschaft (pp. 53-91). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
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Grawunder, S. (1999). Die Erforschung eines besonderen Stimmgebrauchs - Obertongesang versus Kehlgesang. Diploma Thesis, Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle.
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In preparation

Grawunder: KL/*TL and KN/*TN-Cluster realization in an areal perspective
Grawunder, Alieva, Khalilov: Weak and strong fricatives in Chamalal.
Grawunder, Abdulaev: Pharyngealization and pharyngeals in Tsez.
Grawunder, Mutalov: Pharyngealization and pharyngeals in Itsari Dargi
Grawunder, Abdulaev, Müller: Illustration of the IPA - Tsez.
Grawunder, Forker, Abdulaev, Khalilova, Khalilov: Gemination in Tsezic languages - phonetic analysis of samples from Bezhta, Hinukh and Tsez.
Grawunder, Winter, Lancia, Voigt: Labio-velar stops in Yoruba - acoustic, electroglottographic, aerodynamic and articulatory evidence.
Grawunder, Naumann: Clicks with noisy accompaniment in West !Xoon (Taa).
Grawunder, Ghosh: Phonetic Structures of Gta' (Munda).
Grawunder: Acoustic characteristics of Ket prosodemes.
Atoyebi, Grawunder: Illustration of the IPA - Òko.
Grawunder: Pharyngealization and uvularization in some East-German dialects.

Presentations

05/2016 Melodies beyond fundamental frequency and formants beyond vowels. Towards the typology of throat-singing. Kolloquium zu Ehren Prof. Manfred Krifkas, ZAS, Berlin.
05/2016 Häufigkeit und Ausprägung des *KL > TL Wechsels im ostmitteldeutschen Sprachraum. Sprach-wissenschaftliche Vorträge am Institut für Germanistik in Leipzig (SPIGL), Universität Leipzig.
12/2015 Wieviel Kontrast ist nötig? –  Zur gezielten Analyse subphonematischer Variation bei der Beschreibung arealer und soziolinguistischer Varietäten. Linguistisches Kolloquium, Institut für Skandinavistik, Frisistik und Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel.
08/2015On the correlation of acoustic vowel and coda duration in Modern Welsh C(C)VC monosyllables. together with Asmus, S., C. Anderson. XVIIIth International Congress of Phonetic Science (ICPhS), Glasgow.
03/2015Tonsprachen. invited talk. ESSV, KU Eichstätt
06/2014

Von „singenden Neandertalern“ und „redenden Affen“. Zur Evolution von Singen und Sprechen. invited talk at 12. Leipziger Symposium for Kinder und Jugendstimme, Universität Leipzig

12/2013Grawunder, S. Intensity slopes as robust measure for distinguishing glottalic vs pulmonic stop initiation. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134(5):4069–4069. ASA Meeting, San Francisco
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12/2013with Winter, Bodo, Brown, Lucian, Idemaru, Kaori. Perceiving politeness from speech acoustics alone: A cross-linguistic study on Korean and English. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134(5):4072–4072. ASA Meeting San Francisco
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10/2013New methods to explore the complexity of the behavior of the larynx and its interaction with breathing factors and configuration of the tongue. together with L. Lancia. talk at 4th summer school on "Speech Production and Perception: Speaker-Specific Behavior”, Aix-en-Provence
4th SPP summer school
10/2013 Speaker and areal specific paths of acquiring neutralization of final stops in German. talk at 4th summer school on "Speech Production and Perception: Speaker-Specific Behavior”, 4th SPP summer school, Aix-en-Provence
10/2013Language or Speaker? – Investigating coronal-velar alternations in Vilela
together with Lucía Golluscio. poster presentation at 4th summer school on "Speech Production and Perception: Speaker-Specific Behavior”, 4th SPP summer school, Aix-en-Provence
09/2013‚Community-basierte’ Ansätze zur Standardisierung von Dialekten und Minderheitenvarietäten. talk at 2. Sektionentagung der Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik e.V. 19.-20. September, RWTH Aachen
08/2013Stop contrasts in Kurmanji Kurdish. Testing the ejective hypothesis.together with A. Geumann, C. Celebi, D. Stilo and G. Haig. talk at International conference of Iranian Languages, ICIL5, Bamberg
06/2013 Ejektive in den Sprachen des Kaukasus. invited talk at Institut für Empirische Sprachwissenschaft, Goethe University, Frankfurt (Main)
11/2012Kehlgesang in Südsibirien. Analysen zur Ethnographie eines Stimmgebrauchs. invited talk at Germanistisches Institut, Universität Innsbruck
10/2012What does a Frad look like? - Targeting the effect of incomplete neutralization. together with L.Lancia. talk at Phonetik & Phonologie (P&P8), Jena University
03/2012Coronal-velar stop alternation in Vilela (Alternancia de oclusivas coronal-velar en vilela). together with L. Golluscio. talk at annual meeting of the Argentinian linguistic society, San Luis, Argentina
08/2011The Robustness of Incomplete Neutralization in German. together with T. Röttgen, B. Winter. talk at ICPhS XVII (17-21 August 2011), Hong Kong
08/2011Voicing of Labiovelar stops in Yoruba. together with B. Winter, J. Atoyebi. talk at ICPhS XVII (17-21 August 2011), Hong Kong
08/2011The Acoustic Correlates of Tongue Root Vowel Harmony in Even (Tungusic). together with N. Aralova, B. Winter. talk at ICPhS XVII (17-21 August 2011), Hong Kong
06/2011 Vertical larynx position in cineradiographic data –Correlating laryngeal height, glottal closure and vowel height. together with L. Lancia Assessing. Poster presentation at the 9th ISSP (June 20-23 2011), Montreal, Canada
06/2011 Phonetische Forschung an gesprochenen Nachrichten. invited talk at Linguistisches Kolloquium, Jena University
05/2011 The frequency distribution of selected phonological features in the Caucasus area. talk at Conference on Caucasian languages (May 13 -15, 2011), Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
10/2010The Frequency Code Revisited: Are the Universalist Claims Substantiated? together with B. Winter. talk at "Phonetics Universals" conference, MPI EVA Leipzig
10/2010Final Lengthening and Hesitation Signals in Korean Politeness Registers. together with B. Winter. poster presentation at P&P conference (15/16 Oct 2010), Frankfurt/Main
10/2010Akustische Korrelate von Prosodie und Stimmqualität in höflichen vs. informellen Äußerungen bei Koreanern. together with B. Winter. talk at DGSS-Jahrestagung 2010 "Interpersonelle Kommunikation: Analyse und Optimierung" (09.10.2010),
Uni Halle
10/2010Phonetische Untersuchungen in Nachrichtenkorpora am Beispiel der „NArche“. together with I. Bose. talk at DGSS-Jahrestagung 2010 "Interpersonelle Kommunikation: Analyse und Optimierung" (10.10.2010), Uni Halle
08/2009 "The phonetic structure of lexical and grammatical Tones in Ghulfan (Kordofan-Nubian)." together with Williams, R., Jakobi, A., Comfort, J. Invited talk for NEW APPROACHES TO NUBIAN LANGUAGES AND HISTORY at WOCAL 6.
08/2009

"On the distribution of glottalization in the languages of the Caucasus – typological and phonostatistical arguments." together with M. Cysouw. Talk accepted for ALT8, Berkeley

06/2009The Physics of Politeness: Approaching Politeness from a Phonetic Perspective. together with B. Winter. Talk at the 24th Conference of the AKSE.
05/2009"The role of frequency as trigger in contact induced language change". Talk at the International Conference "Teoretičeskie i metodičekie problemy nacional'no-russkogo dvuyazyčia"(27-29 May) DGU and RAN, Makhachkala
03/2009

Pharyngealization and Pharyngeals in Tsez.together with A. Müller, A. Abdulaev
Poster at the International Workshop on Pharyngeals & Pharyngealisation, Newcastle University

03/2009The Physics of Politeness: Approaching Korean Politeness from a Phonetic Perspective.together with B. Winter. 31st DGfS, Osnabrück
12/2008Intraoral pressure variation in nasal-plosive and plosive-plosive sequences in German. together with A. Simpson. Poster at the 8th ISSP, Strasbourg
08/2008 "Evaluation of subjective measures in speech education/training and diagnostics – the perception of average speaking pitch". at AILA'08, Essen
07/2008"Voice production modes and vocal tract shape in South-Siberian throat-singing". invited talk at Acoustics'08, Paris
06/2008"Clicks with noisy accompaniment in West !Xoon". together with C. Naumann. poster presentation at Acoustics'08, Paris
06/2008Tomsk: Phonetic (re-)analysis of prosodeme qualities in Ket (Yeniseic). talk at XXV DULZON Readings conference, Tomsk
03/2008"Pitch, speech rate and rhythm as speaking style characterizing parameters in German news presentation". together with H. Engert, H.Kaiser., S. Unger and Ines Bose. poster presentation
09/2007„Subjektive und semiobjektive Messmethoden in der Sprechwissenschaft“. Abstract. annual meeting of GAL, Hildesheim, Germany
09/2007"Towards the prosodic structure of words in Gta' (Munda)". Workshop "Phonological Words in South Asia and Southeast Asia". Leipzig University,
Leipzig
06/2007"A typology of throat singing". invited Institute-seminar talk at MPI EVAN, Leipzig
06/2007„Die Phonetik des Kehlgesangs. “invited talk at U Trier
01/2007 "Pharyngealized Prosodeme Quality in Ket (Yeniseic)." Poster presentation at the LSA meeting,in Anaheim, CA.
12/2006 "Phonation Types - conceptional thoughts about a typologically oriented data base of linguistic voice quality." Work-in-progress talk at Linguistics Department MPI EVAN, Leipzig
10/2006"Gta' phonetics and phonology". joined talk with Arun Gosh. Work-in-progress talk at Linguistics Department MPI EVAN, Leipzig
09/2006„"Ethnografie von Paralinguistika bei Sprach- und Dialektobsoleszenz". Jahrestagung der GAL 2006, Münster, Germany
06/2006Charakterisierung des R-Lauts im Nordostthüringischen - ein Werkstattbericht.19. Sprechwissenschaftliche Fachtagung, 100 Jahre Fachgeschichte an der Universität Halle „
01/2006 "How to make good audio recordings in the field?". workshop at LSA meeting, in Albuquerque
5/12/2005Zur Physiologie der Stimmproduktion im südsibirischen Kehlgesang“. dissertation defense presentation
06/2004 „Dialektskizze der nordostthüringischen Mundart von Höhnstedt. Handout
im Saalkreis“ Seminar Dialektgeographie des Deutschen, Germanistik,
Uni-Halle
08/2003"A comparison of voice production types of 'western' overtone singing and South Siberian throat singing". 15th ICPhS, Barcelona
05/2003 "Tofa - Documenation of an endangered language in Siberia". Linguistisches Kolloquium at Halle University
11/2002 "Throat-singing in South Siberia". invited talk, overtone singing festival at Haus der Kulturen, Berlin
06/2002"Phonetic Features and Typology of South Siberian and Mongolian Throat Singing". invited talk at Linguistics Dep. of Ulan-Baator University
11/2001Zur Ethnographie der paralinguistischen Eigenschaften des Sprechens. invited talk at Ehrenkolloquium in the honour of Prof. Eva Maria Krech