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Publications / Proceedings / Submitted Articles

2017

Zimmerer, F., Andreeva, B., Möbius, B., Malisz, Z., Ferragne, E., Pellegrino, F., & Brandt, E. 2017. Perzeption von Sprechgeschwindigkeit und der (nicht vorhandene) Einfluss von Surprisal, Proc. 28th Conference on Electronic Speech Signal Processing (ESSV 2017), Saarbrücken, 174-179. [pdf]

Jügler, J., & Zimmerer, F. 2017. A computer-assisted vowel trainer for the German Language. 28th Conference on Electronic Speech Signal Processing (ESSV 2017), Saarbrücken, 340-345. [pdf]

2016

Trouvain, J., & Zimmerer, F. 2016. Phonetische Lernerkorpora und ihr Nutzen im DaF-Bereich. Deutsch als Fremdsprache, 53 (4), 204-212.

Pützer, M., Zimmerer, F., Wokurek, W., & Jügler, J. 2016. Evaluation of phonatory behavior of German and French speakers in native and non-native speech. Proc. Interspeech 2016, San Francisco (CA), 520-524. [pdf]

Jügler, J., Zimmerer, F., Trouvain, J., & Möbius, B. 2016. The perceptual effect of L1 prosody transplantation on L2 speech: The case of French accented German. Proc. Interspeech 2016, San Francisco (CA), 67-71. [pdf]

Zimmerer, F., Bonneau, A., & Andreeva, B. 2016. Influence of L1 prominence on L2 production. Proc. 8th Conference on Speech Prosody, Boston (MA), 370-374. [pdf]

Trouvain, J., Bonneau, A., Colotte, V., Fauth, C., Fohr, D., Jouvet, D., Jügler, J., Laprie, Y., Mella, O., Möbius, B., & Zimmerer, F. 2016. The IFCASL corpus of French and German non-native and native read speech. Proc. 9th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), Portorož, 1333-1338. [pdf]

2015

Zimmerer, F., & Trouvain, J. 2015. Perception of French speakers' German vowels. Interspeech 2015, Dresden, 1720-1724. [pdf]

Zimmerer, F., & Trouvain, J. 2015. Productions of /h/ in German: French vs. German speakers. Interspeech 2015, Dresden, 1922-1926. [pdf]

Jügler, J., Zimmerer, F., Möbius & Draxler, C. 2015. The effect of high variability training on the perception and production of French stops by German native speakers. Interspeech 2015, Dresden, 806-810. [pdf]

Andreeva, B., Möbius, B., Demenko, G., Zimmerer, F., & Jügler, J. 2015. Linguistic measures of pitch range in Slavic and Germanic languages. Interspeech 2015, Dresden, 968-972. [pdf]

Jouvet, D., Bonneau, A., Trouvain, J., Zimmerer, F., Laprie, Y., & Möbius, B. 2015. Analysis of phone confusion matrices in a manually annotated French-German learner corpus. Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2015), Leipzig, 107-112. [pdf]

Zimmerer, F., Andreeva, B., Jügler, J., & Möbius, B. 2015. Comparison of pitch profiles of German and French speakers speaking French and German. 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVIII), Glasgow, 2015. [pdf]

Zimmerer, F., & Trouvain, J. 2015. "Das Haus" or "Das Aus"? - How French Learners Produce Word-Initial /h/ in German. In Trends in Phonetics and Phonology. Studies from German Speaking Europe, edited by A. Leemann, M.-J. Kolly, S. Schmid and V. Dellwo, 303-316. Frankfurt am Main / Bern: Lang.

Wagner, P., Trouvain, J., & Zimmerer, F. 2015. In defense of stylistic diversity in speech research. Journal of Phonetics, 48, 1-12. (Introduction to special Issue, Guest Editor)

Carroll, P., Trouvain J. & Zimmerer, F. 2015. A visual feedback tool for German vowel production. Elektronische Sprachsignalverarbeitung 2015: Tagungsband der 26. Konferenz Eichstätt (ESSV 2015), 177-184.

2014

Zimmerer, F., Scharinger, M., & Reetz, H. 2014. Phonological and morphological constraints on German /t/-deletion. Journal of Phonetics, 45, 64-75.

Zimmerer, F., & Reetz, H. 2014. Do listeners recover ›deleted‹ final /t/ in German? Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 735. [pdf]

Andreeva, B., Demenko, G., Möbius, B., Zimmerer, F., Jügler, J., & Oleskowicz-Popiel, M. 2014. Differences of Pitch Profiles in Germanic and Slavic Languages. Proc. Interspeech 2014, Singapore. [pdf]

Zimmerer, F., Jügler, J., Andreeva, B., Möbius, B., & Trouvain, J. 2014. Too cautious to vary more? A comparison of pitch variation in native and non-native productions of French and German speakers. Proc. Speech Prosody 7, Dublin, Ireland.1037-1041. [pdf]

Andreeva, B., Demenko, G., Wolska, M., Möbius, B., Zimmerer, F., Jügler, J., & Trouvain, J. 2014. Comparison of pitch range and pitch variation in Slavic and German languages. Proc. Speech Prosody 7, Dublin, Ireland.776-780. [pdf]

Fauth, C., Bonneau, A., Zimmerer, F., Trouvain, J., Andreeva, B., Colotte, V., Fohr, D., Jouvet, D., Jügler, J., Laprie, Y., Mella, O., & Möbius, B. 2014. Designing a bilingual speech corpus for French and German language learners: a two-step process. Proc. LREC 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland, 1477-1482. [pdf]

2013

Trouvain, J., Laprie, Y., Möbius, B., Andreeva, B., Bonneau, A., Colotte, V., Fauth, C., Fohr, D., Jouvet, D., Mella, O., Jügler, J. & Zimmerer, F. 2013. Designing a bilingual speech corpus for French and German language learners. Proc. Corpus et Outils en Linguistique, Langues et Parole: Statuts, Usages et Mésuages, Strasbourg, 32-34.

Yasuda, R. & Zimmerer, F. 2013. Devoicing of vowels in German, a comparison of Japanese and German speakers. Proc. Interspeech 2013, Lyon, 3226-3229. [pdf]

Zimmerer, F., Yasuda, R. & Reetz, H. 2013. Architekt or Archtekt? Perception of devoiced vowels produced by Japanese speakers of German. Proc. Interspeech 2013, Lyon, 417-420. [pdf]

before 2013

Zimmerer, F., Cornell, S., Reetz, H., & Eulitz, C. 2012. Massive reduction and lexical activation. Proc. Laphon 13, Stuttgart, Germany, Chair of Experimental Phonetics, Institute of Natural Language Processing, Universität Stuttgart, 153-154.

Zimmerer, F. 2012. Perception of deleted /t/ in German, Proc. Labphon 13, Stuttgart, Germany. Chair of Experimental Phonetics, Institute of Natural Language Processing, Universität Stuttgart, 145-146.

Zimmerer, F., Scharinger, M. & Reetz, H. 2011. When BEAT becomes HOUSE: Factors of word final /t/-deletion in German. Speech Communication.53, 941-954.

Zimmerer, F. & Reetz, H. 2011. Same or Different? Schwas in Naturally Spoken German. Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVII), W.-S. Lee & E. Zee, Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, 2324-2347. [pdf]

Kabak, B., & Zimmerer, F. 2010. Epenthetic vowels: mere gestural mistiming? Proceedings of Labphon 12, C. Smith & I. Maddieson University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (NM), 187-188.

Zimmerer, F. 2009. Reduction in natural speech. Frankfurt: Goethe Universität, Frankfurt (M) Ph D. Thesis. urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-73328

Zimmerer, F., Reetz, H., & Lahiri, A. 2009. Place assimilation across words in running speech: Corpus analysis and perception. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 125, 2307-2322.

Zimmerer, F., Reetz, H., & Lahiri, A. 2008. Harmful reduction? Proceedings of Labphon 11, P. Warren, Victoria University, Wellington (NZ), 167-168.

Zimmerer, F., & Reetz, H. manuscript. Harmful reduction?

 

Manuscripts/ in Preparation

  • Vowel devoicing and deletion of Japanese (L1) learners of German (L2) in German (L2).
  • Neurolinguistic examination of the effect of massive reduction on perception.
  • Phonetic details in newly learned non-native words.


Conferences / Workshops / Presentations

2016

Zimmerer, F. & Jügler, J. 2016. Ein computer-gestützter Vokaltrainer für die deutsche Sprache. Talk. Phonetik und Phonologie 12 (P&P12), 13-14 October 2016, München.

Malisz, Z., Zimmerer, F., Ferragne, E., Pellegrino, F., Brandt, E., Andreeva, B., & Möbius, B. 2016. Ist gleich schnell gleich schnell? Perzeption intendierter und realisierter Sprechrate von deutschen und französischen Sprechern. Talk. Phonetik und Phonologie 12 (P&P12), 13-14 October 2016, München.

Trouvain, J. & Zimmerer, F. 2016. Phonetic learner corpora for research on German as a foreign language. Talk. Phonetik und Phonologie 12 (P&P12), 13-14 October 2016, München.

Zimmerer, F., Trouvain, J., Bonneau, A., 2016. Methods of investigating vowel interferences of French learners of German. Talk. New Sounds 2016 - 8th International Conference on Second-Language Speech, Aarhus, Denmark.

2015

Jügler, J., Zimmerer, F. & Möbius, B. 2015. Die Auswirkung von High-Variability Training auf die Produktion und Perzeption von französischen Plosiven. Talk. Phonetik und Phonologie 11 (P&P11), 8-9 October 2015, Marburg.

Trouvain, J., Zimmerer, F. 2015. Zur Perzeption deutscher Vokale von französischen Lernern. Poster. Phonetik und Phonologie 11 (P&P11), 8-9 Ocotber, 2015, Marburg, Germany.

Jügler, J., Zimmerer, F. & Möbius, B. 2015. How sustainable are improvements by high-variability training on the perception and production of French stops by German native speakers? Poster, Workshop "Modeling variability in speech", 1-2 October 2015, Stuttgart.

Carroll, P., Trouvain, J., Zimmerer, F., Laprie, Y., Mella, O. & Fohr, D. 2015. Improvements for a German vowel trainer CAPT tool. Workshop on "Feedback on Pronunciation Training". Hofgut Imsbach (Saarland), 5-6 November 2015.

Zimmerer, F., Trouvain, J. & Bonneau, A. 2015. One corpus, one research question, three methods - German vowels produced by French speakers. Workshop on Phonetic Learner Corpora, Satellite workshop of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow,12 August.

before 2015

Zimmerer, F. & Trouvain, J. 2014. Produktion von /h/ im Deutschen: Ein Vergleich von französischen Lernern mit deutschen Muttersprachlern. Phonetik und Phonologie 10, Konstanz.

Zimmerer, F. et al. 2013. Konstruktion eines phonetisch-phonologischen Lernerkorpus für das Sprachenpaar Französisch-Deutsch. Phonetik und Phonologie 9, Zürich, 11 October.

Zimmerer, F. 2013. Phonology, but not morphology - predictability of final /t/ deletion. Psychologie & Gehirn, Würzburg.

Zimmerer, F., Eulitz C., & Reetz, H. 2012. Massive reduction and lexical representation. Proceedings of the Mental Lexicon Conference, 2012, Montréal.

Yasuda, R. & Zimmerer, F. 2012. Wie werden die Vokale /i/, /u/ und /y/ von japanischen Deutschlernern im Deutschen ausgesprochen? Entstimmung von hohen Vokalen. P&P, Jena.

Zimmerer, F., Wagner, P., Trouvain, J. 2012. Wild orchids vs. buttercups: How useful is the methodological debate of ›lab speech‹ vs. ›spontaneous speech‹?. Talk, Workshop on the Status and Use of Corpora in Linguistics, Montpellier.

Zimmerer, F. & Scharinger, M. 2012. ›Phonology rules‹ - The relatively weak impact of morphology on /t/ deletions in German. Poster, 20. Manchester Phonology Meeting (MFM).

Zimmerer, F. 2012. What massive reductions (do not) tell us, Presentation, University Zürich.

Zimmerer, F. 2012. Demanding reductions - how massive reductions can be a burden on speech perception, Presentation, Universität München.

Zimmerer, F. 2011. Reductions, their perception, and their non-perception, Presentation, Universität Bielefeld.

Zimmerer, F. 2011. Schwa oder nicht Schwa? Reduzierte Vokale im Deutschen. Poster, P&P, Osnabrück.

Zimmerer, F. 2011 Phonetic variation and the perception of massive reductions in speech, Presentation, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken.

Kabak, B. & Zimmerer, F. 2010. The phonological status of epenthetic vowels: Insights from crosslinguistic experiments. Poster, 18. Manchester Phonology Meeting (MFM).

Scharinger, M. & Zimmerer, F. 2009. Verb form productions reflect morphological processing, but not dichotomously. Poster, 6th International Morphological Processing Conference, Turku.

Zimmerer, F. 2009. Reductions don′t come for free, Presentation, University of Stuttgart.

Zimmerer, F. & Scharinger, M. 2008. Processing differences in complex word forms: Phonology, Morphology or something else?, 16. Manchester Phonology Meeting (MFM).

Zimmerer, F., Lahiri, A. & Reetz, H. 2008. Unterspezifikation und Variation in natürlich gesprochenem Deutsch. Talk. Tagung Experimentell Arbeitender Psychologen (TEAP), Marburg.

Zimmerer, F., Reetz, H. & Lahiri, A. 2006. Why speakers don′t have to be perfect. Poster, 14. Manchester Phonology Meeting (MFM), (U.K.).

Zimmerer, F. 2005. Variation in Spontaneous Speech - Regressive place assimilation across words, Presentation, University of Konstanz.

Lahiri, A. & Zimmerer, F. 2004. Universals of Assimilations and Deletions, Presentation, Freudenthal, University of Konstanz.