Prof.Mgr. Štefan Beňuš, PhD.My research centers around two main areas:
· the relationship between phonetics and phonology with a special interest in the articulatory characteristics of speech
· the relationship between speech prosody and pragmatic/discourse aspect of the message as well as the emotional state of the speaker delivering the message
I am also interested in how ideas from these areas might be applied in speech processing (synthesis, recognition, dialogue systems) and foreign language acquisition.