Bernd Möbius

Professor of Phonetics and Phonology in the Dept. of Language Science and Technology at Saarland University
Member of the Senate of Saarland University

Prof. Dr. Bernd Möbius
Universität des Saarlandes
Sprachwissenschaft und Sprachtechnologie
Campus SB, C7.2 / 4.10
66123 Saarbrücken
Tel.: +49 681 302-4500 / -2926 (Secr.)

Office hours (online)
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Research interests

A central theme of my research is to integrate phonetic knowledge in speech technology. I have worked extensively on text-to-speech synthesis, a wonderful framework to implement and test computational models of linguistic and phonetic processes. Recent work has focused on experimental methods and computational simulations to study aspects of speech production, perception and acquisition.

Research projects

  • DFG, SFB 1102, C1: Information density and the predictability of phonetic structure (with Bistra Andreeva)
  • DFG, SFB 1102, C4: Mutual intelligibility and surprisal in Slavic intercomprehension (INCOMSLAV-2, with Tania Avgustinova and Dietrich Klakow)
  • DFG: Phonetic convergence in human-computer interaction (CHIC, with Ingmar Steiner)
  • DFG: Pause-internal phonetic particles (with Jürgen Trouvain)
  • DFG: SimPhon.Net: Usage-based approaches, computational modeling and simulation studies in phonetics and phonology (coordinator: Daniel Duran, University of Freiburg, 2016-2020)
  • Current and completed projects

Professional activities