AProf Paul Warren
School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
Phone: 04 463 5631
Location: Room 320, Von Zedlitz Building, Kelburn Pde, Kelburn Campus
BA(Hons) PhD Cambridge
Teaches courses in psycholinguistics (see his 2013 textbook Introducing Psycholinguistics, published by Cambridge University Press) as well as in language acquisition, and in phonetics and phonology. (For an interactive glossary of terms and other resources used in psycholinguistics, click here.)
Paul is currently Associate Dean (Postgraduate Research) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Paul Warren's main research interests are in psycholinguistics and experimental phonetics. First, he has been involved in extensive research in spoken word recognition, with a particular focus on the interpretation of acoustic-phonetic cues and of naturally-occurring variation resulting from coarticulation and discourse-level factors such as informational status. Second, he has a long-standing interest in the relationship of intonation and sentence comprehension, an area which is the subject of his doctoral dissertation as well as of many recent articles and his edited volume Prosody and Parsing (1996, Erlbaum).
Current Research Projects
Current projects include the New Zealand Spoken English Database and the SPOT project on the production of prosodic disambiguation of syntactic structure in a naturalistic game-task situation
- Intonation in Language Varieties
- AuE/NZE intonation workshop