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Alexandra Vella

Part-time Senior Lecturer with the Institute of Linguistics, University of Malta with main areas of interest in phonetics and phonology, particularly the intonational phonology of Maltese, the interrelationship between Maltese and English in bilingual Malta, and Maltese dialects.

Her publications include ‘Effects of language contact on Maltese intonation’ in Aspects of multilingualism in European language history (Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2003) as well as papers on various aspects of Maltese, Maltese English and Maltese dialects. She regularly presents the results of her research at conferences abroad and in Malta. She has been coordinating the project SPAN (Speech Annotation for Corpora of Maltese) since Jan. 2007.

The main aims of the project are orthographic and prosodic annotation and development of annotation guidelines for use with corpora of spoken Maltese.

 

 

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