Short CV/Education and training

  • 2004
    University of Cambridge (PhD in Linguistics)

  • 1997
    University of Cambridge (M. Phil in English and Applied Linguistics)

  • 1995
    University of Tartu (BA in English Language and Literature, Swedish Language and Literature)

Selected publications

  • Asu, Eva Liina; Sahkai, Heete; Lippus, Pärtel (2020) The prosody of rhetorical and information-seeking questions in Estonian: preliminary results. 10th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2020: 10th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2020, 25-28 May 2020, Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo: International Speech Communication Association, 381−384.10.21437/SpeechProsody.2020-78.

  • Ots, Nele; Asu, Eva Liina (2019) The perception of prominence: a Rapid Prosody Transcription study with Estonian listeners. Eesti ja soome-ugri keeleteaduse ajakiri / Journal of Estonian and Finno-Ugric Linguistics, 10 (1), 145−165.

  • Asu, Eva Liina; Lippus, Pärtel; Sahkai, Heete; Salveste, Nele (2017) F0 declination in read vs. spontaneous Estonian. In: Abrahamsen, Jardar Eggesbø; Koreman, Jacques; van Dommelen, Wim (Ed.). Nordic Prosody: Proceedings of the XIIth Conference, Trondheim 2016 (63−72). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Verlag.10.3726/b11152.

  • Lippus, Pärtel; Asu, Eva Liina; Teras, Pire; Tuisk, Tuuli (2013) Quantity-related variation of duration, pitch and vowel quality in spontaneous Estonian. Journal of Phonetics, 41 (1), 17−28.10.1016/j.wocn.2012.09.005.

  • Asu, Eva Liina; Lippus, Pärtel; Niit, Ellen; Türk, Helen (2012) The acoustic characteristics of monophthongs and diphthongs in the Kihnu ­variety of Estonian. Linguistica Uralica, 48 (3), 161−170.10.3176/lu.2012.3.01.

  • Asu, Eva Liina; Teras, Pire (2009) Illustrations of the IPA: Estonian. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 39(3), 367 – 372.

  • Nolan, Francis; Asu, Eva Liina (2009) The Pairwise Variability Index and coexisting rhythms in language. Phonetica, 66(1-2), 64 – 77.

  • Asu, Eva Liina, Nolan, Francis (2007) The analysis of low accentuation in Estonian. Language and Speech, 50(4), 567–588.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • The prosody and information structure of surprise questions in Estonian in comparison with other languages, 2019 – 2021

  • Development of the Phonetic Corpus of Spontaneous Estonian Speech III, 2018 – 2022

  • Estonian Swedish language structure, 2014 – 2017

  • Integrated research on Estonian phonetics, 2011 – 2014

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