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University of Pittsburgh

Marta Ortega-Llebaria

Assistant Professor

PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington

Post-Doc, University College London

Intonation, acquisition of L2 prosody, laboratory approaches to the phonology of Catalan, Spanish and English, cross language speech perception and production.

Contact Info:

2830 Cathedral of Learning
Department of Linguistics
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Phone: 412-624-5921

E-mail: mao61@pitt.edu

 

Courses Taught

LING 1000 Introduction to Linguistics
LING 1578 Phonetics and Phonemics (undergraduate)
LING 1579 Phonology
LING 2578 Phonetics and Phonemics (graduate)
LING 2391 Phonology of Spanish
LING 2397 Special Topics in Hispanic Linguistics: Dialectology and Intonation
LING 2397 Special Topics in Hispanic Linguistics: L2 Phonetics

 

Research Interests

Marta’s research is experimental and it centers on suprasegmental aspects of speech, such as prosody and rhythm. She has studied the intonation of Catalan, Spanish, Rumanian and English, especially the perception and production of stress and accent. She also investigates the acquisition of prosody in a second language.

 

Selected Publications

Ortega-Llebaria, M., Nemoga, M., Presson, N. (2015). Long-term experience with a tonal language shapes the perception of intonation in English words: How Chinese-English bilinguals perceive ‘Rose?’ vs. ‘Rose’.  Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, pp.1-17. Article

 

Ortega-Llebaria, M. and Bosch, L. (2015). “Cues to dialectal discrimination in early infancy: A look at prosodic, rhythmic and segmental properties”. In Joaquin Romero and Maria Riera (Eds.), The Phonetics-Phonology Interface: Representations and Methodologies. John Benjamins: Amsterdam/Philadelphia, pp. 55-70. Article

 

Ortega-Llebaria, M. and Colantoni, L. (2014). “The L2 acquisition of English intonation: form-meaning associations and maintenance of auditory resolution to acoustic cues.”  Studies in Second Language Acquisition 36 (2), pp. 331-353. Abstract

 

Ortega-Llebaria, M., Hong, G., Fan, Y. (2013). “English speakers' perception of Spanish lexical stress: Context-driven L2 stress perception.” Journal of Phonetics 41 (3-4), pp. 186-197. Abstract

 

Ortega-Llebaria, M. and Prieto, P. (2011). “Acoustic correlates of stress in Central Catalan and Castilian Spanish.” Language and Speech 54(1), pp. 1-25. Abstract

 

Ortega-Llebaria, M., Prieto, P. and Vanrell, M. (2010). “Catalan speakers’ perception of word stress in unaccented contexts.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 127 (1), pp. 462-471. Abstract