My research topics are:
Theoretical phonology: the role of perception in phonology, the relation between the complexity of phonological inventories and the phonetics of speech sounds, palatalization, features/dimensions of contrast, phonetic realization of abstract grammatical concepts.
Laboratory/empirical phonology: the study of phonological generalizations in relation to their physical realization.
Second language acquisition of phonetics/phonological systems.
Language focus: Slavic and Germanic languages.
MultiTree - A Digital Library of Language Relationships
AARDVARC - Automatically Annotated Repository of Digital Audio and Video Resources Community
Perception and articulation in Croatian / Percepcija i artikulacija u hrvatskome
Sponsored by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport
Project no 269-2120920-0896
Period of funding: 2007-2011
As part of the program: Hrvatska Jezična Mrežna Riznica
Primary Investigator: Małgorzata Ćavar
In cooperation with: Damir Ćavar, Antonio Oštarić (University of Zadar), Silke Hamann (Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Germany).
Project focuses on the influence of the quantitative aspects of language on the perception and articulation. The first step to take is to create a sub-corpus of the Croatian language that would be appropriate for the phonetic/phonological analysis, by adding phonetic, phonological or suprasegmental labels in the existing corpus, Croatian Language Web Repository. Further, we study the perception of phonological units depending on the phonetic and phonological factors, within the mother tongue (L1) as well as in the process of the acquisition of L2. The final part of the project consists in the analysis of the potential influence of the distributional properties of sounds of L1 on the perception.
Co-PI or Researcher at:
Transfer as a strategy in foreign language learning. PI: Marijana Kresic.