Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics, Hispanic Linguistics Program
PhD, Indiana University
Intonation, acquisition of L2 prosody, laboratory approaches to the phonology of Catalan, Spanish and English, cross language speech perception and production.
2830 Cathedral of Learning
Department of Linguistics
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
LING 1579 PHONOLOGY
LING 1000 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS
LING 2578 PHONETICS AND PHONEMICS
LING 2397 TOPICS IN HISP LING: DIALECTOLOGY AND INTONATION
LING 2397 TOPICS IN HISP LING: L2 PHONETICS
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.
Ortega-Llebaria, M., Gu, H., Fan, J. (accepted). English speakers perception of Spanish word stress: Context-driven L2 stress perception. Journal of Phonetics.
Ortega-Llebaria, M. and Prieto, P. (2011) “Acoustic correlates of stress in Central Catalan and Castilian Spanish.” Language and Speech 54, (1):73.97.
Ortega-Llebaria, M., Prieto, P. and Vanrell (2010) M. “Catalan speakers’ perception of word stress in unaccented contexts.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 127 (1) pp462-471.
Ortega-Llebaria, M. (2009) “On-line perception of lexical stress in English and Spanish: The effects of sentence intonation and vowel reduction.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 125 (A) 2755.
Ortega-Llebaria, M and Prieto, P. (2009) “Perception of word stress in Castilian Spanish. The effects of sentence intonation and vowel type.” In M. Vigário, S. Frota and M.J. Freitas. (Eds). Interactions in Phonetics and Phonology, John Benjamins: Amsterdam/Philadelphia, pp. 35-50.
Prieto, P. and Ortega-Llebaria, M. (2009) “Do complex pitch gestures induce syllable lengthening in Catalan and Spanish.” In M. Vigário, S. Frota and M.J. Freitas. (Eds.). Interactions in Phonetics and Phonology, John Benjamins: Amsterdam/Philadelphia, pp.51-70.
Manolescu, A., Olson, D., Ortega-Llebaria, M. (2009) “Cues to contrastive focus in Romanian.” In M. Vigário, S. Frota and M.J. Freitas. (Eds.). Interactions in Phonetics and Phonology, John Benjamins: Amsterdam/Philadelphia, pp.71-90.
Hazan, V., Sennema, A, Faulkner, A., Ortega-Llebaria, M., Iba, M., Chung, Y. (2006) “The use of visual cues in the perception of nonnative consonants.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 119, (3), pp. 1740-1751.