PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington
Post-Doc, University College London
Intonation, rhythm and tone, acquisition of L1 and L2 prosody, cross language speech perception and production via laboratory phonology and psycholinguistic methods.
2830 Cathedral of Learning
Department of Linguistics
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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
Marta’s research is experimental and it centers on suprasegmental aspects of speech, such as prosody, tone and rhythm. Currently, she is studying the interaction of tone and intonation in Chinese-English bilinguals. 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 L1 and L2.
Wu, Z. and Ortega-Llebaria, M. (2017). Pitch shape modulates the time course of tone vs. pitch accent processing in Mandarin Chinese.
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 141 (3), pp. 2263-2276. Article
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