Publications

Downloadable papers available via the York Research Database

Journal articles:

  • Hellmuth, S., Muradás-Taylor, B., & White, B. (under review). Cue dependent stress perception in English listeners.
  • Chládková, K., Hamann, S., Williams, D., & Hellmuth, S. (2016). F2 slope as a perceptual cue for the front-back contrast in Standard Southern British English. Language and Speech. 10.1177/0023830916650991
  • Hermena, E., Drieghe, D., Hellmuth, S., & Liversedge, S. P. (2015). Processing of Arabic Diacritical Marks: Phonological-Syntactic Disambiguation of Homographic Verbs and Visual Crowding Effects. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 41,2: 494-507.
  • El Zarka, D. & Hellmuth, S. (2009). Variation in the intonation of Egyptian Formal and Colloquial Arabic. Langues et Linguistique 22:73-92.
  • Hellmuth, S. (2007) The relationship between prosodic structure and pitch accent distribution: evidence from Egyptian Arabic. The Linguistic Review 24, 2: 289-314.

Chapters in edited volumes:

  • Hellmuth, S. & Cushing, I. (accepted) Phonology and grammar. In Aarts, B., Bowie, J., & Popova, G (eds). The Oxford Handbook of English Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Hellmuth, S. (accepted) Prosodic variation. In Horesh, U. & Al-Wer, E (eds). The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Sociolinguistics. London: Routledge. pre-publication version (pdf)
  • Hellmuth, S. (in press). Text-tune alignment in Tunisian Arabic yes-no questions. In M. Cruz, S. Frota, & P. Oliveira (Eds.), Prosodic variation (with)in languages: Intonation, phrasing and segments. (Studies in Phonetics and Phonology). Equinox.
  • Hellmuth, S. (2016) Exploring the syntax-phonology interface in Arabic. In Davis, S. & Sultan, U .(eds). Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXVII. John Benjamins. 75-97.
  • Cushing, I., & Hellmuth, S. (2016). Phonetics and Phonology. In Giovanelli, M., & Clayton, D. (Eds.). Knowing About Language: Linguistics and the Secondary English Classroom, 90-102.
  • Hellmuth, S. (2014) Dialectal variation in Arabic intonation: motivations for a multi-level corpus approach. In Farwaneh, S. & Ouali, H. (eds). Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXV-XXVI. John Benjamins. 63-89.
  • Chahal, D., & Hellmuth, S. (2014). The intonation of Lebanese and Egyptian Arabic. In Jun, Sun-Ah (ed.) Prosodic Typology Volume II. 365-404
  • Hellmuth, S. (2013) Phonology. In Owens, Jonathan (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Arabic Linguistics. OUP. 45-70.
  • Hellmuth, S. (2011) Variable cues to phrasing: finding edges in Egyptian Arabic. In Borowsky et al. (eds.) Prosody matters: essays in honor of Lisa Selkirk. Equinox. 238-279.
  • Hellmuth, S. (2011) Acoustic cues to focus and givenness in Egyptian Arabic. In Majeed Hassan, Zeki & Barry Heselwood (eds.) Instrumental Studies in Arabic Phonetics. [CILT319] John Benjamins. 299-324.
  • van der Hulst, H. & Hellmuth, S. (2010) Word accent systems in the Middle East. In Goedemans, R.W.N. & van der Hulst, H.G. A Survey of Word Accentual Patterns in the Languages of the World. de Gruyter. 615-646.
  • Hellmuth, S. (2010). Functional complementarity is only skin deep: evidence from Arabic for the autonomy of syntax and phonology in expression of information structure. In Erteschik-Shir, N., & Rothman, L. (eds.) The Sound Patterns of Syntax. OUP. 247-270.
  • Hellmuth, S. (2010). The (absence of) prosodic reflexes of given/new information status in Egyptian Arabic. In Owens, J. & A. Elgibali (eds.) Information Structure in Spoken Arabic. Routledge. 165-188.
  • Hellmuth, S. (2005) No de-accenting in (or of) phrases: evidence from Arabic for cross-linguistic and cross-dialectal prosodic variation. In Frota et al. (eds.) Prosodies. de Gruyter.99-121.

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings:

  • Hellmuth, S. (2018). Variation in polar interrogative contours within and between Arabic dialects. In Proc. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018 (pp. 989-993).  https://www.isca-speech.org/archive/SpeechProsody_2018/pdfs/240.pdf
  • Hellmuth, S., Alhussein Almbark, R., Chlaihani, B., & Louriz, N. (2015). F0 peak alignment in Moroccan Arabic polar questions. Proceedings of the 18th ICPhS, Glasgow.
  • Alhussein Almbark, R., & Hellmuth, S. (2015). Acoustic analysis of the Syrian Arabic vowel system. Proceedings of the 18th ICPhS, Glasgow.
  • Hellmuth, S. (2014). Towards a research-led approach to the teaching of Arabic pronunciation. COPAL,
  • Almbark, R., Bouchhioua, N., & Hellmuth, S. (2014). Acquiring the phonetics and phonology of English word stress: Comparing learners from different L1 backgrounds. COPAL, 5.
  • Hellmuth, S. (2011) Accent distribution effects in L2 English: causes and implications. In Dziubalska-Kolaczyk et al. (eds.) Achievements and Perspectives in SLA of Speech. Vol I. pp 137-148. Peter Lang.
  • Hellmuth, S. (2011) How many levels of phrasing? empirical questions and typological implications. In Washburn et al. (eds.) 28th WCCFL. Cascadilla Press. 258-266.
  • Hellmuth, S. (2007) The foot as the domain of tonal alignment of intonational pitch accents. Proceedings of 16th ICPhS, Saarbruecken.
  • Hellmuth, S. (2006) Focus-related pitch range manipulation (& peak alignment effects) in Egyptian Arabic. Speech Prosody 2006.
  • Hellmuth, S. (2004) Prosodic weight and phonological phrasing in Cairene Arabic. Proceedings of the 40th CLS The Main Session; 97-111.

PhD dissertation:

  • Hellmuth, S. (2006) Intonational pitch accent distribution in Egyptian Arabic. School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London. download page