Dr. phil.

Jessica Di Napoli

Lehrstuhl für Anglistische Sprachwissenschaft


Building: ehem. Couven-Gymnasium (1070)

Room: 105/1

Kármánstr. 17-19

52062 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 96103

Office hours

Thu, 10-11am

Research Interests

Phonetics und Phonology

Discourse and Turn-Taking

Breathing, pausing, and hesitation in speech

Variation in speaking styles (e.g. news reporting and conversation)

Voice quality

Supervision of BA/MA theses in these areas


Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Di Napoli, J. (2019). “Functions of pause in Italian television news broadcasts.” In: Proceedings of the 1st International Seminar on the Foundations of Speech – Breathing, Pausing and the Voice, December 1-3, 2019, Sønderborg, Denmark, pp. 109–111.
  • Di Napoli, J. (2018). The Phonetics and Phonology of Glottalization in Italian. Berlin: Peter Lang.
  • Di Napoli, J. (2018). “Overlapping speech and turn-taking in Roman Italian.” In: Proceedings of the Conference on Phonetics & Phonology in German-speaking Countries (P&P 13), September 28-29, 2017, Berlin, pp. 37–40.
  • Di Napoli, J. (2015). “Glottalization at phrase boundaries in Tuscan and Roman Italian.” In: J. Romero & M. Riera (Eds.), The Phonetics-Phonology Interface: Representations and methodologies (pp. 125–147). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Additional Conference Contributions (oral and poster presentations)

  • Di Napoli, J. & Neumann, S. (2019). “Speech rate and pause in Italian television news broadcasts.” Oral presentation at P&P 15 (Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum 15), September 25-27, Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • Di Napoli, J. (2016). “Acoustic correlates of phrase-final glottalization.” Poster presentation at LingUnite 2016, October 14, Aachen, Germany.
  • Di Napoli, J. (2015). “Speaker variation in the realization of phrase-final glottalization in Italian.” Oral presention at PaPE 2015 (Phonetics and Phonology in Europe), June 29-30, Cambridge, UK.
  • Di Napoli, J. (2015). “Acoustic cues to phrase-final glottalization in Italian.” Oral presentation at the 5th Nijmegen-Cologne Prosody Workshop, May 7, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
  • Di Napoli, J. (2012). “Phrase-final edge marking in Italian: Evidence of strengthening?” Oral presentation at the 10th Meeting of the French Phonology Network, June 25-27, Paris, France.
  • Di Napoli, J. (2011). “Glottalization as prosodic boundary marking in Central Italian.” Oral presentation at P&P 7 (Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum 7), October 7-8, Osnabrück, Germany.