Doctorant.e

Patrick ROHRER

Discipline(s) enseignée(s)

Department of Translation and Language Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

B.A. Translation, B.A. Applied Languages, M.A. Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

  • Foreign Language 1-6 (English, French)

  • English Production

  • English Competence and Use

  • Phonetics and Phonology

Thèmes de recherche

  • Audiovisual Prosody
  • Gesture studies
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Multimodal learning and Embodied Cognition
  • L2 Phonology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Sociolinguistics

Current Projects

  • The MultiModal MultiDimensional (M3D) labeling system for multimodal corpora
  • The prosodic and pragmatic features of non-referential gestures in English and French
  • The multimodal marking of Information Structure in English and French TedTalks
  • The development of multimodal information structure marking in children's narratives

Cotutelle International entre le Laboratoire de Linguistique de Nantes (LLING, Nantes Université, France) et le Grup d'Estudis de Prosòdia (GrEP, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Catalogne)
Directrices de Thèse: Elisabeth DELAIS-ROUSSARIE & Pilar PRIETO

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Baills, F., Rohrer, P. L., & Prieto, P. (in press). Le geste et la voix pour enseigner la prononciation en langue étrangère. Mélanges Crapel: Journal of language teaching / learning and sociolinguistics.

Rohrer, P. L., Florit-Pons, J., Vilà-Giménez, I., & Prieto, P. (2022). Children Use Non-referential Gestures in Narrative Speech to Mark Discourse Elements Which Update Common GroundFront. Psychol. 12:661339. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.661339

Rohrer, P. L., Delais-Roussarie, E., & Prieto, P. (2020). Beat gestures for comprehension and recall: Differential effects of language learners and native listenersFrontiers in Psychology, 11:575929. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.575929

Activités / CV

Selected Communications

2021

Rohrer, P. L., & Prieto, P. (2021, December 15-16). Using M3D to Investigate the Multimodal Marking of Information Status. Oral presentation at the Gesture and Head Movements in Language (GeHM) annual plenary meeting. Copenhagen, Denmark

Rohrer, P. L., Delais-Roussarie, E., & Prieto, P. (2021, December 6-9). The temporal alignment of non-referential gestures with pitch accentuation in English and in French. Oral presentation at the 1st International Conference on Tone and Intonation (TAI). University of Southern Denmark: Sonderborg, Denmark.

Rohrer, P. L., & Prieto, P. (2021, November 12). The Multimodal Marking of Information Structure in English Ted Talks. Oral presentation at the URLING Doctoral Workshop. Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Barcelona: Catalonia.

2020

Florit-Pons, J., Vilà-Giménez, I., Rohrer, P. L., & Prieto, P. (2020). "The developmental and temporal integration of co-speech gesture in narrative speech: A longitudinal study." Oral presentation at Gesture and Speech in Interaction (GESPIN). KTH Royal Institute of Technology: Stockholm (Sweden), September 7-9.

Rohrer, P. L., Prieto, P., & Delais-Roussarie, E. (2020). "Beat gestures and prosodic phrasing in French." Oral presentation at GLOW43 Workshop: Prosody in Speech Signal, Perception and Gestures. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Berlin (Germany), April 8-20.

Rohrer, P. L., Delais-Roussarie, E., & Prieto, P. (2020). "Beat gestures for recall: Differential effects of language status." Oral presentation at the UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference (UK-CLC). University of Birmingham: Birmingham (UK), July 27-29.

Rohrer, P. L., Vilà-Giménez, I., Florit-Pons, J., Esteve-Gibert, N., Ren, A., Shattuck-Hufnagel, S., & Prieto, P. (2020). "The MultiModal MultiDimensional (M3D) labelling scheme for the annotation of audiovisual corpora." Oral presentation at Gesture and Speech in Interaction (GESPIN). KTH Royal Institute of Technology: Stockholm (Sweden), September 7-9.

2019

Baills, F., Rohrer, P. L., & Prieto, P. (2019). "Le geste et la voix pour enseigner la prononciation en langue étrangère". Oral presentation at 2ème Colloque International Enseignement du Français Parlé. Université de Rouen Normandie: Rouen (France), October 24-25.

Domínguez, M., Rohrer, P. L. & Soler-Company, J. (2019). "PyToBI: a Toolkit for ToBI Labeling under Python" Oral Presentation at INTERSPEECH 2019. Graz (Austria), September 15-19.

Gutierrez, S., Rohrer, P. L. & Prieto, P. (2019). "The effects of a shadowing vs. listen-and-repeat training on second language pronunciation". Poster presentation at L2 Pronunciation Research Workshop: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice. Universitat de Barcelona: Barcelona (Catalonia), June 6-7. 

Rohrer, P. L., Prieto, P. & Delais-Roussarie, E. (2019). "Beat gestures and prosodic domain marking in French". In Sasha Calhoun, Paola Escudero, Marija Tabain & Paul Warren (eds.) Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia 2019 (pp. 1500-1504). 

Rohrer, P. L., Prieto, P. & Delais-Roussarie, E. (2019). "Beat Gestures as Prosodic Domain markers in French: A case study". Poster presentation at Phonetics and Phonology in Europe (PaPE). Lecce, (Italy), June 17-19.

2018

Rohrer, P. L., Prieto, P. & Delais-Roussarie, E. (2018). L'influence des gestes de battements sur la prononciation d'une langue étrangère: Le cas de la technique de shadowing". Poster presentation at Journées d'Etudes ReAL2: Dimension sonore et acquisition des L2. Université de Nantes: Nantes (France), December 6-7.

Prieto, P., Cravotta, A., Kushch, O., Rohrer, P. L., & Vilà-Giménez, I. (2018). "Una proposta d'etiquetatge de la prominència gestual i prosòdica: els gestos rítmics". Oral presentation at Xè Workshop sobre la prosòdia del català. Universitat de Barcelona: Barcelona, June 28.

Llanes-Coromina, J., Prieto, P., &  Rohrer, P. L. (2018). "Brief training with rhythmic beat gestures helps L2 pronunciation in a reading aloud task." Proceedings from the 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody. Poznań: Poland.

Prieto P., Cravotta, A., Kushch, O., Rohrer, P. L., & Vilà-Giménez, I. (2018). "Deconstructing beat gestures: a labelling proposal." Proceedings from the 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody. Poznań: Poland.

2017

Rohrer, P. L. (2017). "Grounded cognition of prosodic elements via gesture: Preliminary evidence in a French learner of English". Poster presentation at L2 Phonetics and Phonology by Romance Learners (L2PHROL). University of Turin: Turin (Italy), November 16-17.

Rohrer, P. L. (2017). "The Use of Gesture in the Acquisition of English Prosody by a French Student in Tandem Language Learning". Oral presentation at Tandem Language and Intercultural Learning in Higher or Secondary Education Settings (ALCTES). Université Paris III - La Sorbonne Nouvelle: Paris (France), March 23-24.