Downloadable papers available via the York Research Database


Journal articles:

  • Hellmuth, S., Muradás-Taylor, B., & Karrinton, B. (in preparation). Cue dependent stress perception in English listeners.
  • Algethami, G., & Hellmuth, S. (2023). Methods for investigation of L2 speech rhythm: Insights from the production of English speech rhythm by L2 Arabic learners. Second Language Research
  • Hellmuth, S. (2022). Sentence prosody and register variation in Arabic. Languages, 7(2), [129].
  • Brown, G., & Hellmuth, S. (2022). Computational modelling of segmental and prosodic levels of analysis for capturing variation across Arabic dialects. Speech Communication, 141, 80-92.
  • Bruggeman, A., Louriz, N., Almbark, R., & Hellmuth, S. (2021). Acoustic correlates of lexical stress in Moroccan Arabic. Journal of the International Phonetic Association.  513: 425-449.
  • Almbark, R., Bouchhioua, N., & Hellmuth, S. (2019). Is there an interlanguage intelligibility benefit in perception of English word stress? Loquens, 16(1).
  • Chládková, K., Hamann, S., Williams, D., & Hellmuth, S. (2017). F2 slope as a Perceptual Cue for the Front–Back Contrast in Standard Southern British English. Language and Speech, 60(3), 377–398.
  • 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 Performance41(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 Review24(2-3), 291-316.

Chapters in edited volumes:

  • Shafi, S., & Hellmuth, S. (Accepted/In press). Stress placement in English loanwords by speakers of Mirpur Pahari in the UK. In R. Rao (Ed.), The phonetics and phonology of heritage languages. Cambridge University Press. author pre-print [pdf]
  • Hellmuth, S. (2022). 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.  Equinox. p. 9-35. (Studies in Phonetics and Phonology). author pre-print (pdf)
  • Hellmuth, S. (2020). Contact and variation in Arabic intonation. In C. Lucas, & S. Manfredi (Eds.), Arabic and contact-induced change. Language Science Press. p. 583-601.
  • Hellmuth, S., & Pearce, M. (2020). Prosodic systems: North Africa and the Middle East. In C. Gussenhoven, & A. Chen (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Language Prosody. Oxford University Press. p. 195-206.
  • Hellmuth, S. & Cushing, I. (2019) Phonology and grammar. In Aarts, B., Bowie, J., & Popova, G (eds). The Oxford Handbook of English Grammar. Oxford University Press. p. 504-522.
  • Hellmuth, S. (2019). Prosodic Variation. In E. Al-Wer, & U. Horesh (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Arabic Sociolinguistics Routledge.
  • Hellmuth, S. (2016) Exploring the syntax-phonology interface in Arabic. In Davis, S. & Sultan, U .(eds). Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXVII. John Benjamins. p. 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. p. 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:

  • Alzamil, A., & Hellmuth, S. (2022). The realization of different structural focus conditions in Saudi Arabic dialects. In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Tone and Intonation (TAI2021) (pp. 195-199). ISCA-INST SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOC.
  • Hellmuth, S., & Farrelly, C. (2022). Intonational variation and change in York English. In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Tone and Intonation (TAI2021) (pp. 190-194). ISCA-INST SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOC.
  • Adams, J., & Hellmuth, S. (2022). Taiwanese and Beijing Mandarin listeners’ perception of English focus prosody. 744-748. Paper presented at Speech Prosody 2022, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Bouchhioua, N., Hellmuth, S., & Almbark, R. (2019). Variation in prosodic and segmental marking of yes-no questions in Tunisian Arabic. In C. Miller, A. Barontini, M. Germanos, J. Guerrero, & C. Pereira (Eds.), Studies on Arabic Dialectology and Sociolinguistics: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of AIDA held in Marseille from 30th May- 2nd June 2017. Aix-Marseille: IREMAM (Institut de recherches et d’études sur le monde arabe et musulman).
  • 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).
  • 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