SPRINT is the acronym of grant ERC-ADG-835263 titled Speech Prosody in Interaction: The form and function of intonation in human communication. SPRINT is a 5-year (2019-2024) €2,481,196 research program funded by the European Research Council (ERC), with Amalia Arvaniti as PI.
The aim of the project is to integrate the investigation of intonational form and intonational meaning in order to arrive at a comprehensive understanding and modelling of the form and function of intonation. The SPRINT team examine intonational phenomena attested in English and Greek that have vexed researchers for some time (such as uptalk in English). The investigation involves phonetic and pragmatic analysis and modelling, followed by a series of behavioral and neurophysiological experiments. Together, these methods will shed light onto the realization, structure and function of intonation, and lead to a robust model of intonational phonology and pragmatics.
We had our first SPRINT team meeting on 3rd December, and have been meeting biweekly since then.
This is our project's website. More and more interesting things will be added in due course.
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