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Mario Vayra

Associate Professor

Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies

Academic discipline: L-LIN/01 Historical and General Linguistics


Keywords: Language acquisition Information structure, syntax and intonation Perception and phonology Phonetic explanations in phonology L1 and L2 phonetic and phonological acquisition Phonetics and Phonology Sociophonetics, bilinguism Articulatory Phonology Syllble, accentual prominence and linguistic rhythm

  • Linguistic Theory and Experimental Phonetics: The Relation between Phonetics and Phonology, in the framework of Articulatory Phonology. Studies on Prosodic Structure, with special reference to Syllable, Stress and Linguistic Rhythm.
  • Pragmatics and Prosody: The role of Intonation in the Information Structure of Utterance and Discourse.
  • Language Acquisition (L1) and Producion: From earliest Vocalizations to the Emergence of Phonology in the Child.
  • Language Acquisition (L2) and Perception: The Attunement Process on Second Language Phonology.
  • Sociophonetics and bilinguism. Traces of the language heritage in the speech (regional Italian, Dialect, English) of Sydney-area  Italian-Australians whose roots lie in Veneto and Calabria.