NU Jennifer S. Cole

photo Professor of Linguistics

Contact Information:
Department of Linguistics
Northwestern University
2016 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208

Phone: 847-491-7020
Fax: 847-491-3770

As a phonologist, I investigate the sound patterns of human languages. My primary area of research is prosody—the intonation and rhythmic patterns of language—and its role in conveying information about word and sentence structure, pragmatic meaning, speaker’s emotion, and the dynamics of social interaction. I use experimental and observational approaches to examine prosody in English and many other languages.

A second area of specialization is the phonology and phonetics of Sindhi, an Indo-Aryan language.

For information about my current research projects, please visit my lab website: Prosody and Speech Dynamics.
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