Prof. C.H.M. Gussenhoven (Carlos)
Professor emeritus - Centre for Language Studies
Research Fellow - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Professor emeritus - Department of Language and Communication
Carlos Gussenhoven studies sound systems of languages and their functioning in the grammar. Setting out with a focus on English and Dutch, his current research has a wider, typological orientation. In addition to vowels and consonants, it concerns word stress as well as tones, of the word, as in tone languages, and of the sentence, i.e., intonation. He has contributed descriptions of a wide variety of languages spoken in different parts of the world, within a 'Laboratory Phonology' tradition, including Nigerian English, Yucatec Maya, Shiwilu, Shanghai Wu, Yuhuan Wu, Libyan Berber, and Nubi. His work on the integration of word tones and sentence tones began with analyses of a number of Limburgish dialects, notably those spoken in the cities of Venlo, Roermond and Maastricht.
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- 2015 - 2020 • 2015 - 2020 Composition of the Oxford Handbook of Language Prosody, with 49 chapters written by 123 authors, with Aoju Chen (Utrecht). • 2000 – 2022. Spectral properties as a function of f0 in adjacent stressed voiceless fricatives in Zouarah Berber (Libya), with Wei-rong Chen (Haskins). • 2015-2025. Prosody in the lab: (i) question intonation in Cantonese, (ii) the co-existence of variants of the final low tone in Kaifeng Mandarin, and (iii) Yuhuan Wu tone realization by members of the same family, with Louis Hendrix (Edinburgh), Marco van de Ven (Radboud), Lei Wang (Tongji, Shanghai), Victoria Reshetnikova (Utrecht), Lu Wang (SISU, Shanghai), en Yang Yang (GDUFS, Guangzhou). • 2022-2024. Preparing the fifth edition of Understanding Phonology and managing the Chinese translation, with Haike Jacobs (Radboud). • 2023-2025. Revision of the interactive course Transcription of Dutch Intonation and the creation of an English version. More information