• explanation of the prosody assessment Profiling Elements of Prosodic Systems in Children (PEPS-C).


• Prosody on the Web (POW): A tutorial detailing the forms and functions of prosody. Numerous audio examples are provided.

• From Judith Kuster’s webpage, this site describes the function of intonation in pragmatics and grammar. (NOTE:This is a commercial site for teaching and assessing American English.)

• YouTube video describing American Intonation. This is one of a series of videos on American prosody and English. Also see:

• Prosody Guide: A site concerned with prosody in poetry/literature site.

• Defines basic terminology.

• Describes ongoing research at McGill University.

• Website for the the 6th International Conference (2012) on Speech Prosody offered by Speech Prosody Special Interest Group (SProSIG) of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) in Shanghai, China. Keep an eye out for the Proceeding, they are currently under construction.

• An interview with Marina Nespor on the history of prosody scholarship.

• Describes prosody form and functions with some illustrated audio samples. Linked to a presentation on STEM-ML modeling.

• A powerpoint focusing on stress and rhythm.


• Provides information about of prosody and how it presents in Asperger’s syndrome and Autism Spectrum disorders.

• Poster describing research on the neurological aspects of prosody in Autism Spectrum Disorders

• Description of the prosody of speakers with childhood apraxia of speech.

GENERAL RELATED SITES: (not primarily prosody sites but they provide valuable information)

• Caroline Bowen:

• Clinical Linguistics:

• Judith Kuster:

• SpeechBITE (Speech Pathology Database for Best Interventions and Treatment Efficacy):


• shares hints for reducing prosodic problems or the effects of prosodic problems in Autism Spectrum Disorders. (No evidence.)

• From Judith Kuster’s webpage, ideas for teaching lexical stress. (No evidence)

• From Judith Kuster’s webpage, for second language learners Acting with Intonation. (No evidence)

• From Judith Kuster’s webpage, several lesson plans for second language learners targeting timing, stress, and intonation.

• Enter “Intonation” in the search box and you will find several pages/videos demonstrating different aspects of prosody for second language learners.

• Prosody activities for preschool and school-aged children diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. (No evidence)

• Gilbert’s booklet on teaching the prosody of English to second language learners. Includes the “Prosody Pyramid.” (No evidence)

• Reading First of Virginia’s activities to promote reading . This section describes several activities (Readers’ Theater, poetry reading, chunking, etc.) to improve fluency by focusing on prosody. (Limited evidence—pictorial class case study)

• A powerpoint on increasing fluency in reading. One section focuses on prosody. (No evidence)

• The description of a proposed strategy for teaching prosody to second language learners. The Prosody Module will incorporate automatic speech recognition, comparisons of targets to models, and automatic feedback from the system. (No evidence)

• Recommendations for improving the prosody of speakers with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. (No evidence)

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