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Professor Amalia Arvaniti

Professor of Linguistics

Head of Department

Office: Rutherford W4.S8

Office hours: Wednesdays 11:30-12:30

Professor Arvaniti received her PhD from the Department of Linguistics, University of Cambridge (1991) and has since held research and teaching appointments at the University of California, San Diego, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the University of Edinburgh, King's College London and the University of Cyprus. Professor Arvaniti is one of the pioneers of Laboratory Phonology, which uses experimental research methods to test linguistic models of sound structure. Her research on prosody, which has been widely published and cited, has yielded crucial insights into the production, perception and linguistic structure of intonation and has challenged traditional views on the nature of speech rhythm and rhythmic typology. A large part of her research has contributed to our knowledge on Greek phonetics and phonology and to aspects of Greek dialectology and sociolinguistic variation. Professor Arvaniti's research has been supported by grants from various sources, including the UK's Economic and Social Research Council, and the European Science Foundation. She has recently been awarded a grant by the Academy of Korean Studies to study Korean rhythm (with Hae-Sung Jeon) and acts as consultant on an NSF grant testing different models of intonation. For more information you can visit Amalia's personal site.

Amalia is the Editor of the Journal of the International Phonetic Association. She also servers on the editorial boards of the Journal of Phonetics, Phonology, Journal of Greek Linguistics, and the Studies in Laboratory Phonology series of Language Science Press.

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Publications

A list of my publications with downloadable pdfs can be found on my personal website.

 

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Book
Connell, B. and Arvaniti, A. (1995). Phonology and Phonetic Evidence. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Edited book
Aggouraki, Y. et al. eds. (2001). Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Greek Linguistics. Thessaloniki: University Studio Press.
Article
Arvaniti, A. (2016). Analytical decisions in intonation research and the role of representations: Lessons from Romani. Laboratory Phonology: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology [Online] 7:1-43. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/labphon.14.
Arvaniti, A. (2016). Priming stress patterns in word recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance [Online]. Available at: http://psycnet.apa.org/?&fa=main.doiLanding&doi=10.1037/xhp0000259.
Adamou, E. and Arvaniti, A. (2014). Illustrations of the IPA: Greek Thrace Xoraxane Romane. Journal of the International Phonetic Association [Online] 44:223-231. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025100313000376.
Tilsen, S. and Arvaniti, A. (2013). Speech Rhythm Analysis with Decomposition of the Amplitude Envelope: Characterizing Rhythmic Patterns within and across Languages. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America [Online] 134:628-639. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4807565.
Horton, R. and Arvaniti, A. (2013). Clusters and Classes in the Rhythm Metrics. San Diego Linguistics Papers [Online] 4:28-52. Available at: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/0tt1j553.
Arvaniti, A. and Rodriquez, T. (2013). The Role of Rhythm Class, Speaking Rate, and F0 in Language Discrimination. Laboratory Phonology [Online] 4:7-38. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/lp-2013-0002.
Arvaniti, A. (2012). The Usefulness of Metrics in the Quantification of Speech Rhythm. Journal of Phonetics [Online] 40:351-373. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wocn.2012.02.003.
Arvaniti, A. (2010). Linguistic Practices in Cyprus and the Emergence of Cypriot Standard Greek. Mediterranean Language Review [Online] 17:15-45. Available at: http://www.mlr.uni-hd.de/mlr17_en.html.
Arvaniti, A. (2010). Can Stress-timing and Syllable-timing be Perceived? The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America [Online] 128:2478-2478. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.3508888.
Arvaniti, A. (2009). Rhythm, Timing and the Timing of Rhythm. Phonetica [Online] 66:46-63. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000208930.
Arvaniti, A. and Ladd, D. (2009). Greek wh-Questions and the Phonology of Intonation. Phonology [Online] 26:43-74. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0952675709001717.
Ross, T., Ferjan, N. and Arvaniti, A. (2008). Quantifying Rhythm in Running Speech. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America [Online] 123:3427. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.2934189.
Ferjan, N., Ross, T. and Arvaniti, A. (2008). Second Language Rhythm and Rhythm Metrics. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America [Online] 123:3427. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.2934191.
Arvaniti, A., Ross, T. and Ferjan, N. (2008). On the Reliability of Rhythm Metrics. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America [Online] 124:2495. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4782810.
Garding, G. and Arvaniti, A. (2007). Dialectal Variation in the Rising Accents of American English. Papers in Laboratory Phonology IX: Change in Phonology IX:547-576.
Arvaniti, A. (2007). Greek Phonetics: The State of the Art. Journal of Greek Linguistics [Online] 8:97-208. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/jgl.8.08arv.
Arvaniti, A., Shosted, R. and Kilpatrick, C. (2006). On the Perception of Epenthetic Stops in American English. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America [Online] 120:3249. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4788297.
Shosted, R., del Giudice, A. and Arvaniti, A. (2006). Comparing Methods for Measuring Pitch "Elbows". The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America [Online] 120:3091. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4787489.
Arvaniti, A. (2006). Erasure as a Means of Maintaining Diglossia in Cyprus. San Diego Linguistics Papers [Online] 2:25-38. Available at: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/4q90b3fm#.
Arvaniti, A. (2006). Linguistic Practices in Cyprus and the Emergence of Cypriot Standard Greek. San Diego Linguistics Papers 2:1-24.
Arvaniti, A., Ladd, D. and Mennen, I. (2006). Phonetic Effects of Focus and “Tonal Crowding” in Intonation: Evidence from Greek Polar Questions. Speech Communication [Online] 48:667-696. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.specom.2005.09.012.
Arvaniti, A., Ladd, D. and Mennen, I. (2006). Tonal Association and Tonal Alignment: Evidence from Greek Polar Questions and Contrastive Statements. Language and Speech [Online] 49:421-450. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00238309060490040101.
Arvaniti, A. (2004). Final Lowering: Fact, Artifact or Dialectal Variation? The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America [Online] 116:2644. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4785546.
Arvaniti, A. and Joseph, B. (2004). Early Modern Greek /b d g/: Evidence from Rebetika and Folk Songs. Journal of Modern Greek Studies [Online] 22:73-94. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/mgs.2004.0003.
Arvaniti, A. and Taylor, L. (2002). On the Origins and Scope of Final Lowering. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America [Online] 112:2443. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4780042.
Arvaniti, A. (2000). The Phonetics of Stress in Greek. Journal of Greek Linguistics [Online] 1:9-39. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/jgl.1.03arv.
Grice, M., Ladd, D. and Arvaniti, A. (2000). On the Place of "Phrase Accents" in Intonational Phonology. Phonology 17:143-185.
Arvaniti, A. and Joseph, B. (2000). Variation in Voiced Stop Prenasalisation in Greek. Glossologia 11-12:131-166.
Arvaniti, A. (1999). Illustrations of the IPA: Cypriot Greek. Journal of the International Phonetic Association [Online] 29:173. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S002510030000654X.
Arvaniti, A. (1999). Illustrations of the IPA: Standard Modern Greek. Journal of the International Phonetic Association [Online] 29:167. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025100300006538.
Arvaniti, A., Ladd, D. and Mennen, I. (1998). Stability of Tonal Alignment: The Case of Greek Prenuclear Accents. Journal of Phonetics [Online] 26:3-25. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jpho.1997.0063.
Arvaniti, A. (1994). Acoustic Features of Greek Rhythmic Structure. Journal of Phonetics 22:239-268.
Arvaniti, A. (1992). On Stress Clashes in Modern Greek. Progress Reports from Oxford Phonetics 5:1-10.
Book section
Piccinini, P. and Arvaniti, A. (2014). Accessing Cross Language Categories in Learning a Third Language. in: Orman, W. and Valleau, M. J. eds. BUCLD 38: Proceedings of the 38th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Cascadilla Press, pp. 342-354.
Arvaniti, A. (2012). Rhythm Classes and Speech Perception. in: Niebuhr, O. ed. Understanding Prosody: The Role of Context, Function and Communication. Walter de Gruyter, pp. 75-92. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9783110301465.75.
Arvaniti, A. (2011). Segment-to-Tone Association (Chapter 11.2). in: Cohn, A., Fougeron, C. and Huffman, M. eds. The Oxford Handbook of Laboratory Phonology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 265-274.
Arvaniti, A. (2011). The Representation of Intonation. in: van Oostendorp, M. et al. eds. The Blackwell Companion to Phonology. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 757-780. Available at: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-140518423X.html.
Arvaniti, A. and Adamou, E. (2011). Focus Expression in Romani. in: Washburn, M. B. et al. eds. 28th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Somerville, MA, USA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project, pp. 240-248. Available at: http://www.lingref.com/cpp/wccfl/28/index.html.
Arvaniti, A. (2010). A (Brief) Overview of the Phonetics and Phonology of Cypriot Greek. in: Voskos, A., Goutsos, D. and Mozer, A. eds. The Greek Language in Cyprus from Antiquity to Today. Athens: University of Athens, pp. 107-124.
Arvaniti, A. (2009). On the Presence of Final Lowering in British and American English. in: Gussenhoven, C. and Riad, T. eds. Tones and Tunes, Vol. 2: Experimental Studies in Word and Sentence Prosody. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 317-347.
Arvaniti, A. (2005). Pronunciation and Intonation [in Greek]. in: Efstathiadis, S. ed. Breakthrough Level for Modern Greek. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing.
Arvaniti, A. and Baltazani, M. (2005). Intonational Analysis and Prosodic Annotation of Greek Spoken Corpora. in: Sun-Ah, J. ed. Prosodic Typology: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 84-117. Available at: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199208746.do.
Arvaniti, A. (2003). Pronunciation and Intonation (in Greek). in: Efstathiadis, S. ed. Vantage Level for Modern Greek. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing, pp. 193-204.
Arvaniti, A. and Pelekanou, T. (2002). Postlexical Rules and Gestural Overlap in a Greek Spoken Corpus. in: Clairis, C. ed. Recherches en Linguistique grecque: Actes du 5ème Colloque International de Linguistique grecque, Sorbonne, 13-15 septembre 2001. Paris, France: L'Harmattan, pp. 71-74.
Arvaniti, A. and Joseph, B. (2002). Early Modern Greek [b d g]: Evidence from Rebetica and Folk Songs. in: Clairis, C. ed. Recherches en Linguistique grecque: Actes du 5ème Colloque International de Linguistique grecque, Sorbonne, 13-15 septembre 2001. Paris, France: L'Harmattan, pp. 67-70.
Arvaniti, A. (2002). Dimorphy, Diglossia and the Emergence of Cypriot Standard Greek [in Greek]. in: Clairis, C. ed. Recherches en Linguistique grecque: Actes du 5ème Colloque International de Linguistique grecque, Sorbonne, 13-15 septembre 2001. Paris, France: L'Harmattan, pp. 75-78.
Arvaniti, A. (2001). Pronunciation and Intonation [in Greek]. in: Efstathiadis, S. ed. Waystage Level for Modern Greek. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing, pp. 99-106.
Arvaniti, A. (2001). Pronunciation and Intonation [in Greek]. in: Efstathiadis, S. ed. Intermediate Level for Modern Greek. Thessaloniki: Center for Greek Language, pp. 181-190.
Arvaniti, A., Ladd, D. and Mennen, I. (2000). What is a Starred Tone? Evidence from Greek. in: Broe, M. B. and Pierrehumbert, J. eds. Papers in Laboratory Phonology V: Acquisition and the Lexicon. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 119-131. Available at: http://www.cambridge.org/ve/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/phonetics-and-phonology/papers-laboratory-phonology-v-acquisition-and-lexicon.
Arvaniti, A. (1999). Pronunciation and Intonation [in Greek]. in: Efstathiadis, S. ed. Threshold for Modern Greek. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing, pp. 159-167.
Arvaniti, A. (1992). Secondary Stress: Evidence from Modern Greek. in: Docherty, G. J. and Ladd, D. R. eds. Gesture, Segment, Prosody. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 398-423.
Review
Arvaniti, A. (1990). Review of: Stress and Prosodic Structure in Greek - A Phonological, Acoustic, Physiological and Perceptual Study. Journal of Phonetics 18:65-69.
Conference or workshop item
Arvaniti, A. and Rathcke, T. (2015). The role of stress in syllable monitoring. in: 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. London: International Phonetic Association. Available at: http://www.icphs2015.info/pdfs/Papers/ICPHS0635.pdf.
Arvaniti, A., Baltazani, M. and Gryllia, S. (2014). The Pragmatic Interpretation of Intonation in Greek Wh-questions. in: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Speech Prosody. pp. 1144-1148.
Ritchart, A. and Arvaniti, A. (2014). The Form and Use of Uptalk in Southern California English. in: Speech Prosody 7. pp. 331-335. Available at: http://www.speechprosody2014.org/.
Ritchart, A. and Arvaniti, A. (2014). The Use of High Rise Terminals in Southern Californian English. in: Proceedings of 166th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Acoustical Society of America, through the American Institute of Physics, p. 60001. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4863274.
Chung, Y. and Arvaniti, A. (2013). Speech Rhythm in Korean: Experiments in Speech Cycling. in: ICA 2013 Montreal. pp. 060216-060216. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4801062.
Grijalva, C., Piccinini, P. and Arvaniti, A. (2013). The Vowel Spaces of Southern Californian English and Mexican Spanish as Produced by Monolinguals and Bilinguals. in: ICA 2013 Montreal. Acoustical Society of America, through the American Institute of Physics, pp. 060088-060088. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4800752.
Arvaniti, A. and Ross, T. (2010). Rhythm Classes and Speech Perception. in: Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2010. Speech Prosody, pp. 100887:1-4. Available at: http://speechprosody2010.illinois.edu/papers/100887.pdf.
Adamou, E. and Arvaniti, A. (2010). Language-Specific and Universal Patterns in Narrow Focus Marking in Romani. in: Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2010. Speech Prosody, pp. 100086:1-4. Available at: http://speechprosody2010.illinois.edu/papers/100086.pdf.
del Giudice, A. et al. (2007). Comparing Methods for Locating Pitch "Elbows". in: 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Universität des Saarlandes, pp. 1117-1120. Available at: http://www.icphs2007.de/.
Kilpatrick, C., Shosted, R. and Arvaniti, A. (2007). On the Perception of Incomplete Neutralization. in: 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Universität des Saarlandes, pp. 653-656. Available at: http://www.icphs2007.de/.
Arvaniti, A. (2007). On the Relationship between Phonology and Phonetics (or Why Phonetics is not Phonology): Special Session: Between Meaning and Speech: On the Role of Communicative Functions, Representations and Articulations. in: 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Universität des Saarlandes, pp. 19-24. Available at: http://www.icphs2007.de/.
Arvaniti, A. (2003). Peak Scaling in Greek and the Role of Declination. in: 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2003, pp. 2269-2272.
Arvaniti, A. (2002). The Intonation of Yes-No Questions in Greek. in: Makri-Tsilipakou, M. ed. 14th International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. Thessaloniki: Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University, pp. 71-83.
Tserdanelis, G. and Arvaniti, A. (2001). The Acoustic Characteristics of Geminate Consonants in Cypriot Greek. in: Fourth International Conference on Greek Linguistics. Thessaloniki: University Studio Press, pp. 29-36.
Arvaniti, A. (2001). Comparing the Phonetics of Single and Geminate Consonants in Cypriot and Standard Greek. in: Fourth International Conference on Greek Linguistics. Thessaloniki: University Studio Press, pp. 37-44.
Arvaniti, A. (2001). Cypriot Greek and the Phonetics and Phonology of Geminates. in: Ralli, A. ed. First International Conference of Modern Greek dialects and linguistic theory. Patras, pp. 19-29.
Christogiannis, C. et al. (2000). Construction of the Acoustic Inventory for a Greek Text-to-Speech Concatenative Synthesis System. in: Proceedings of the International IEEE Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2000). IEEE, pp. II929-II932. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2000.859113.
Christogiannis, C. et al. (2000). Design and Implementation of a Greek Text-To-Speech System Based on Concatenative Synthesis. in: Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000). ISCA Archive, pp. 267-270. Available at: http://www.isca-speech.org/archive/icslp_2000.
Arvaniti, A. and Tserdanelis, G. (2000). On the Phonetics of Geminates: Evidence from Cypriot Greek. in: Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000). ISCA Archive, pp. 559-562. Available at: http://www.isca-speech.org/archive/icslp_2000.
Arvaniti, A. and Baltazani, M. (2000). Greek ToBI: A System For The Annotation Of Greek Speech Corpora. in: Second International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. Athens: European Language Resources Association, pp. 555-562.
Arvaniti, A. (1999). Effects of Speaking Rate on the Timing of Single and Geminate Sonorants. in: Ohala, J. J., Hasegawa, Y. and Ohala, M. eds. ICPhS 99: XIVth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Linguistics Department, University of California, pp. 599-602.
Arvaniti, A. (1999). Greek Voiced Stops: Prosody, Syllabification, Underlying Representations or Selection of the Optimal? in: 3rd International Linguistics Conference for the Greek Language. Athens: Ellinika Grammata, pp. 383-390.
Arvaniti, A. (1998). Phrase Accents Revisited: Comparative Evidence from Standard and Cypriot Greek. in: Fifth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP '98). ISCA Archive, pp. 2883-2886. Available at: http://www.isca-speech.org/archive/icslp_1998/i98_0550.html.
Arvaniti, A. (1998). Evidence for Prosodic Structure in Recent Blends in Greek [in Greek]. in: 18th Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, School of Philology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. University of Thessaloniki, pp. 68-82. Available at: http://ins.web.auth.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=726:studies-in-greek-linguistics-18&catid=96&Itemid=273&lang=en.
Arvaniti, A. (1997). Greek "Emphatic Stress": A First Approach. in: Drachman, G. ed. Greek Linguistics 95 : Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Greek Linguistics. Neugebauer, pp. 13-24.
Arvaniti, A. (1995). Sociolinguistic Patterns of Prenasalisation in Greek. in: 15th Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, School of Philology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. University of Thessaloniki, pp. 209-220. Available at: http://ins.web.auth.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=723:studies-in-greek-linguistics-15&catid=96&Itemid=273&lang=en.
Arvaniti, A. and Ladd, D. (1995). Tonal Alignment and the Representation of Accentual Targets. in: Elenius, K. and Branderud, p. eds. ICPhS 95: XIIIth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Congress organisers at KTH and Stockholm University, pp. 220-223.
Arvaniti, A. (1991). Rhythmic Categories: A Critical Evaluation on the Basis of Greek Data. in: XIIth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Aix-en-Provence: Université de Provence, Service des Publications, pp. 298-301.
Arvaniti, A. (1989). On a New Conception of the Metrical Structure of Greek. in: Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium on the Description and/or Comparison of English and Greek. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, pp. 159-182.
Thesis
Arvaniti, A. (1991). The Phonetics of Modern Greek Rhythm and its Phonological Implications.
Arvaniti, A. (1987). The Timing of Consonant Clusters: A Study of Initial Consonant Clusters in Modern Greek.
Total publications in KAR: 85 [See all in KAR]

 

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Teaching

Amalia teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules on phonetics, phonology and research methods. She is interested in supervising PhD research on phonetics, particularly on topics pertaining to the study of prosody, bilingualism, and sociophonetics.

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