Aoju Chen

Publications 

In progress

Chen, A. and van den Bergh, H. (in progress). Production-Comprehension link in prosodic development: A longitudinal study.

Chen, A. and van de Bergh, H. (in progress). Understanding individual differences in prosodic development.

Coopmans, C., Struiksma, M. E., Coopmans, P.H.A. & Chen, A. (in progress).No automatic processing of syntax in the face of variation in lexical stress: a Mismatch Negativity study.

Liu, Z, van der Velde, H., and Chen, A. (under revision). Prosodic focus marking in language contact: Evidence from the Bai Language.

Liu, Z, van der Velde, H., and Chen, A. (under revision). Prosodic focus marking in Dali Mandarin.

Liu, Z, van der Velde, H., and Chen, A. (under revision). Prosodic focus marking of Bai-Mandarin sequential bilingual children in L2 Mandarin.

Novak-Tot, E., Niebuhr, O., and Chen, A. (submitted). A gender bias in the acoustic-melodic features of charismatic speech.

Anna Sara H. Romøren, A.S.H. and Chen, A. (submitted). The acquisition of focal lengthening in Stockholm Swedish

Liu, Z., van de Velde, H, and Chen, A. (in progress). Ultimate attainment in Bai-Mandarin early bilinguals' prosodic focus marking in Mandarin.  

Liu, Z., van de Velde, H, and Chen, A. (in progress). Prosodic focus marking in Southern Bai. 

Verstegen, S. A. J. M., Järvikivi, J., Porretta, V. J. and Chen, A. (under revision). Assessment of intonation and information status in British and Canadian English by speakers of Canadian English.  

Yang, A. and Chen, A. (under revision). Prosodic realisation of focus in spontaneous speech in Mandarin Chinese.

To appear

NEW!     Chen, A. (accepted pending revision). A phonetics-phonology interface-based approach to intonational realisation of topic and focus in Dutch.  Laboratory Phonology. 

NEW!     Chen, A. and Boves, L. (accepted). Sounding sarcastic in dialogue: A British English perspective. Journal of International Phonetic Association

NEW!     Chen, A. and Hoehle, B. (accepted pending major revision). Four- to five-year-olds use of word order and prosody in focus marking in Dutch. Linguistics Vanguard. 

NEW!    Yang, A. and Chen, A. (to appear in 2018). The developmental path to adult-like prosodic focus-marking in Mandarin Chinese-speaking children. First Language. 

Gussenhoven, C. and Chen, A. (to appear in 2018). The Oxford Handbook of Prosody. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

2017

NEW!     Van Straten, C., Smeekens, I., Glenonon, G., Buitelaar, J., Barakova, B., and Chen, A. (2017). Effects of robots' intonation and bodily appearance on robot-mediated communicative treatment outcomes for children with high-functioning autism. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00779-017-1060-y. Open access available at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00779-017-1060-y

NEW!     Mol, C., Chen, A., Kager, R. W. J., & Ter Haar, S. M. (2017). Prosody in birdsong: A review and perspective. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.02.016. Open access.

Chen, A. (2017). Get the focus right across languages: Acquisition of prosodic focus-marking in production. In P. Prieto & Esteve-Gibert (eds.) Prosodic development. Amsterdam: Benjamins. 

2016

Arnhold, A., Chen, A., and Järvikivi, J. (2016). Acquiring complex focus-marking: Finnish four- to five-year-olds use prosody and word order in interaction. Frontiers in Psychology.7:1886. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01886

Liu, Z., van de velde, H., and Chen, A. (2016). Prosodic focus marking in Bai-Mandarin sequential bilinguals' Mandarin. In Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016.

Liu, Z., Chen. A., and H. Van de Velde. (2016). Prosodic focus marking in minority L1 Bai-children learning Mandarin Chinese as L2. In BUCLD online proceedings supplement. 

Rodd, J. and Chen, A. (2016). Pitch accents show a perceptual magnet effect: Evidence of internal structure in intonation categories. In Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016.

Romøren, A. S. H. and Chen, A. (2016).  Hunting highs and lows: Acquiring prosodic focus marking in Swedish and Dutch. In BUCLD Proceedings.

2015

Chen, A. and De Jong, D. (2015). Prosodic expression of sarcasm in L2 English. Spoken discourse and prosody in L2 (ed) Marina Chini. Series Materiali Linguistici. Milan: Franco Angeli.

Chen, A. (2015). Children’s use of intonation in reference and the role of input. In L. Serratrice & S. Allen (eds.) The acquisition of reference. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Lentz, T. O. and Chen, A. (2015). Unbalanced adult production and perception in prosody. In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: University of Glasgow.

Romøren, A. S. H. and Chen, A. (2015). Quiet is the new loud: Pausing and focus in child and adult Dutch. Language and Speech, 58 (1): 8-23. DOI: 10.1177/0023830914563589

Rømoren, A. S. H. and Chen, A. (2015). The acquisition of prosodic focus marking in Central Swedish: Sorting out lexical and post-lexical tones. In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: University of Glasgow.

Smorenburg, L., Rodd, J., and Chen, A. (2015). The effect of explicit training on the prosodic production of L2 sarcasm by Dutch learners of English. In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: University of Glasgow.

Yang, A., Cho, T., Kim, S. and Chen, A.(2015). Phonetic focus-marking in Korean-speaking 7- to 8-year-olds and adults. In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: University of Glasgow.

2014

Gu, Y., and Chen, A. (2014). Information status and L2 prosody: A study of reference maintenance in Chinese learners of Dutch. In Caspers, J., Chen, Y., Heeren, W., Pacilly, J., Schiller, N. O., and Van Zanten, E. (eds), Above and beyond the segments. Experimental linguistics and phonetics (pp. 120-130). Amsterdam, New York: John Benjamins.

Chen, A. (2014). Ultimate attainment in paralinguistic intonational meaning in a second language. In Kager, R., J. Grijzenhout & K. Sebregts (eds.), Where the Principles Fail. A Festschrift for Wim Zonneveld on the Occasion of his 64th Birthday. Utrecht: UiL-OTS

Yang. A. and Chen, A. (2014). Prosodic focus marking in child and adult Mandarin Chinese. In Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages.

Chen, A. (Ao), Chen, A. (Aoju), Kager, R. and Wong, P. (2014). Rises and falls in Dutch and Mandarin Chinese. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages.

Romøren, A. S. H. and Chen, A. (2014). Accentuation, pitch and pausing as cues to focus in child Dutch. In Proceedings of the 38th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD). Cascadilla Press.

Chen, A. (2014). Production-comprehension (A)Symmetry: inpidual differences in the acquisition of prosody focus-marking. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Speech Prosody.

Liu, Z., Chen, A. and van de Velde, H. (2014). Prosodic focus marking in Bai. In Proceedings of the 7th International conference on Speech Prosody.

Yang, Y. and Chen, A. (2014). Prosodic focus marking in Chinese four- and eight-year-olds. In Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Speech Prosody.

2012

DePape, A. R., Chen, A., Hall, G. B. C., and Trainor, L. J. (2012). Use of prosody and information structure in high functioning adults with Autism in relation to language ability. Frontiers in Psychology, 3: 1-13. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00072

Braun, B. and Chen, A. (2012). Now for something completely different: anticipatory effects of intonation. In O. Niebuhr (ed.), Understanding prosody: The role of context, function and communication (Language, Context and Cognition, volume 13) (pp. 289-312). Berlin: de Gruyter.

Chen, A. (2012). Prosodic investigation on information structure. In M. Krifka, & R. Musan (eds.) The expression of information structure (pp. 251-286). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. In The expressions of cognitive categories. Series editors: W. Klein and S. Levinson.

Chen, A. (2012). Shaping the intonation of WH-questions: Information structure and beyond. In J. P. de Ruiter (ed.) Questions (pp.146-164). Cambridge: CUP.

2011

Chen, A. (2011). Tuning information structure: intonational realisation of topic and focus in child Dutch. Journal of Child Language, 38, 1055-1083.

Chen, A. and Lai, V. (2011). Comb or coat: The role of intonation in online reference resolution in a second language. In W. Zonneveld, & H. Quené (eds.), Sound and Sounds. (pp. 57-68). Utrecht: Igitur.

Chen, A. (2011). The developmental path to phonological encoding of focus in Dutch. In S. Frota, P, Prieto, and G. Elordieta (eds.) Prosodic production, perception and comprehension (pp.93-109). Springer Verlag.

Chen, A. (2011). What’s in a rise: Evidence for an off-ramp analysis of Dutch Intonation. In W.-S. Lee, & E. Zee (eds.), Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences [ICPhS XVII] (pp. 448-451). Hong Kong: Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics, City University of Hong Kong.

Fikkert, P. and Chen, A. (2011). The role of word-stress and intonation in word recognition in Dutch 14- and 24-month-olds. In N. Danis, K. Mesh, & H. Sung (eds.), Proceedings of the 35th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 222-232). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Sauermann, A., Höhle, B., Chen, A., and Järvikivi, J. (2011). Intonational marking of focus in different word orders in German children. In M. B. Washburn, K. McKinney-Bock, E. Varis, & A. Sawyer (eds.), Proceedings of the 28th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (pp. 313-322). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

2010

Chen, A. (2010). Is there really an asymmetry in the acquisition of the focus-to-accentuation mapping. Lingua, 120, 1926-1939.

Braun, B. and Chen, A. (2010). Intonation of 'now' in resolving scope ambiguity in English and Dutch. Journal of Phonetics, 38, 431-444.

Chen, A. and Destruel, E. (2010). Intonational encoding of focus in Toulousian French. In Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Speech Prosody.

Mennen, I., Chen, A. & Karlsson, F. (2010). Characterising the internal structure of learner intonation and its development over time. In: Proceedings of The 6th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech (Newsounds 2010).

2009

Chen, A. (2009). Intonation and reference maintenance in Turkish learners of Dutch: A first insight. Acquisition et Interaction en Langue Etrangère, 28(2), 67- 91. https://aile.revues.org/4538

Chen, A. (2009). Perception of paralinguistic intonational meaning in a second language. Language Learning, 59 (2), 367-409.

Chen A. (2009). The phonetics of sentence-initial topic and focus in adult and child Dutch. In M. Vigário, S. Frota and M. J. Freitas (eds.), Phonetics and Phonology: Interactions and interrelations (pp. 91-106). Amsterdam: Benjamins.

2008

Chen, A. and Mennen, I. (2008). Encoding Interrogativity intonationally in a second language. In P. A. Barbosa, S. Madureira, and C. Reis (eds.), Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Speech Prosody. Campinas, Brazil: Editora RG/CNPq. 513-516.

Braun, B. and Chen, A. (2008). Now move X to Y: Intonation of ‘now’ in online reference resolution. In P. A. Barbosa, S. Madureira, and C. Reis (eds.), Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Speech Prosody. Campinas, Brazil: Editora RG/CNPq. 477-480.

Chen, A. and de Ruiter, J. P. (2008). The role of pitch accent type in interpreting information status. In Papers presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of Chicago Linguistic Society.

2007

Chen, A., den Os, E., and Ruiter, J. P. de (2007). Pitch accent type matters for online processing of information status: Evidence from natural and synthetic speech. The Linguistic Review, 24, 317-344.

Chen, A. (2007). Language-specificity in the perception of continuation intonation. In C. Gussenhoven and T. Riad (eds.) Tones and Tunes II: Phonetic and behavioural studies in word and sentence prosody (pp.107–142). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. In Phonetics and Phonology. Series editor: Aditi Lahiri.

Chen, A. (2007). Intonational realisation of topic and focus by Dutch-acquiring 4- to 5-year-olds. In J. Trouvain and W. J. Barry (eds.), Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Dudweiler: Pirott. 1553-1556.

Chen, A. & Fikkert, P. (2007). Intonation of early two-word utterances in Dutch. In J. Trouvain and W.J. Barry (eds.), Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Dudweiler: Pirrot. 315-320.

2006

Rietveld, A. and Chen, A. (2006). How to obtain and process perceptual judgments of intonational meaning. In S. Sudhoff, D. Lenertová, R. Meyer, S. P. Augurzky, I. Mleinek, N. Richter and J. Schließer (eds.): Methods in Empirical Prosody Research (pp. 283-320). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. In Language, Context, and Cognition. Series editor: Anita Steube.

Chen, A. (2006). Interface between information structure and intonation in Dutch wh-questions. In R. Hoffmann and H. Mixdorff (eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd Conference Speech Prosody. Dresden: TUD Press.

2005

Chen, A. (2005). Universal and language-specific perception of paralinguistic intonational meaning. Utrecht: Igitur.

Chen, A. and den Os, E. (2005). Effects of pitch accent type on interpreting information status in synthetic speech. In Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology. 1913-1917.

2004

Chen, A., Gussenhoven, C., and Rietveld, A. (2004). Language-specificity in perception of paralinguistic intonational meaning. Language and Speech, 47(4), 311-350.

2003

Chen, A. (2003). Reaction Time as an Indicator to Discrete Intonational Contrasts in English. In Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology. 97-100.
Chen, A. (2003). Language Dependence in Continuation Intonation. In M. Solé, D. Recasens and J. Romero (eds.), Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Barcelona: Causal Productions Pty Ltd. 1069-1072.

Chen, A. and Gussenhoven, C. (2003). Language-dependence in the signalling of attitude in speech. In N. Suzuki and C. Bartneck (eds.), Proceedings of workshop on the Subtle Expressivity of Emotion at CHI 2003 conference on Human and Computer Interaction.

2002

Chen, A., Gussenhoven, C., and Rietveld, A. (2002). Language-specific Uses of the Effort Code. In B. Bel and I. Marlien (eds.), Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Speech Prosody. Aix-en-Provence: Université de Provence. 215-218.

2001

Chen, A., Rietveld, A., and Gussenhoven, C. (2001) Language-specific Effects of Pitch Range on the Perception of Universal Intonational Meaning. In P. Dalsgaard, B. Lindberg, H. Benner (eds.), Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, II. Aalborg: University of Aalborg. 1403-1406.

2000

Gussenhoven, C. and Chen, A. (2000). Universal and language-specific effects in the perception of question intonation. In B. Yuan, T. Huang, and X. Tang (eds.), Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, Vol. I. Beijing: China Military Friendship Publish. 91-94.