Research outputs



  • Hellmuth, S. (under contract) Intonation in Spoken Arabic Dialects. Oxford University Press.

Articles and book chapters:

  • Hellmuth, S. (in press). Text-tune alignment in Tunisian Arabic yes-no questions. In M. Cruz, S. Frota, & P. Oliveira (Eds.), Prosodic variation (with)in languages: Intonation, phrasing and segments. (Studies in Phonetics and Phonology). Equinox.

  • Bruggeman, A., Louriz, N., Almbark, R., & Hellmuth, S. (2020). Acoustic correlates of lexical stress in Moroccan Arabic. Journal of the International Phonetic Association.

  • Hellmuth, S. (2020). Contact and variation in Arabic intonation. In C. Lucas, & S. Manfredi (Eds.), Arabic and contact-induced change. Language Science Press. pp 583-601.

  • Hellmuth, S., & Pearce, M. (2020). Prosodic systems: North Africa and the Middle East. In C. Gussenhoven, & A. Chen (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Language Prosody (pp. 195-206). Oxford University Press.

  • Hellmuth, S. (2019). Prosodic variation in Arabic. In E. Al-Wer, & U. Horesh (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Arabic Sociolinguistics. Routledge. pp 169-184.

  • Hellmuth, S. (2016). Explorations at the syntax-phonology interface in Arabic. In S.Davis & U. Soltan (Eds.), Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics: Proceedings of the 27th Arabic Linguistics Symposium, Bloomington Indiana February 28th - March 2nd 2013. Amsterdam: John Benjamin.

  • Hellmuth, S. (2014). Dialectal variation in Arabic intonation: motivations for a multi-level corpus approach. In S.Farwaneh & H. Ouali (Eds.), Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics (pp. 63-89). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Peer-reviewed conference papers:

  • Bouchhioua, N., Hellmuth, S., & Alhussein Almbark, R. (2019). Variation in prosodic and segmental marking of yes-no questions in Tunisian Arabic. In C. Miller, A. Barontini, M. Germanos, J. Guerrero, & C. Pereira (Eds.), Studies on Arabic Dialectology and Sociolinguistics: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of AIDA held in Marseille from 30th May- 2nd June 2017. IREMAM (Institut de recherches et d'Ă©tudes sur le monde arabe et musulman).

  • Hellmuth, S. (2018). Variation in polar interrogative contours within and between Arabic dialects. In Proc. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018 (pp. 989-993).

  • Hellmuth, S., Alhussein Almbark, R., Chlaihani, B., & Louriz, N. (2015). F0 peak alignment in Moroccan Arabic polar questions. Paper presented at 18th International Congresses of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

  • Almbark, R., Bouchhioua, N., & Hellmuth, S. (2014). Acquiring the phonetics and phonology of English word stress : Comparing learners from different L1 backgrounds. Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech, Concordia Working Papers in Applied Linguistics, 5.

  • Hellmuth, S. (2014). Towards a research-led approach to the teaching of Arabic pronunciation. Concordia Working Papers in Applied Linguistics (Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech), 5.

Conference presentations:

  • Bouchhioua, N., Hellmuth, S. & Almbark, R. (2017) Variation in prosodic and segmental marking of yes-no questions in Tunisian Arabic. 12th Conference of Association Internationale de Dialectologie Arabe (AIDA), Aix Marseille University (France), 2017

  • Almbark, R. & Hellmuth, S. (2013). A typology of word stress in Arabic dialects: phonetic correlates and rhythmic variation. (Paper at 'Word stress: dialectal variation and perception', a workshop of the 19th Internationl Congress of Linguistics, July 21-27th 2013, Geneva).

  • Hellmuth, S. & Almbark, R. (2013). A call for conventions (to accompany prosodic transcriptions) [Poster at 'Advancing Prosodic Transcription II, Lisbon June 24th 2013].

  • Hellmuth, S. & Almbark, R. (2012). Stimulus design and transcription issues in cross-varietal investigation of spoken Arabic prosody. [Poster at Advancing Prosodic Transcription workshop, Stuttgart July 27th 2012].

A full list of IVAr activities is regularly updated in the York Research Database.