Lehrstuhl für Englische Sprachwissenschaft

Domene Moreno


Research Fellow


Office Phone and Email

Room: 5.U.11
Phone: +49 931 31-80275

Office hours during the semester break 2024

Tuesday, 13.2., 9-11
Monday, 19.2., 9-11
Friday, 23.2., 9-11
Tuesday, 19.3., 9-11


Research Interests

Phonology/Phonetics, Second and Third Language Acquisition, Language Contact, Language Variation, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Linguistic Typology, Musical Typology, Rhythm in Music and Language

University of Würzburg

Second Language Acquisition
Second Language Phonology
English Phonetics and Phonology
English Morphology and Word Formation
Linguistic typology
Language and ethnicity
Variation in Morphology
English Accents Worldwide

Domene Moreno, C. and B. Kabak. (in progress). The mapping of speech rhythm on musical patterns in adult and child directed songs.

Schulz, N. and C. Domene Moreno. (in progress). Auxiliary DO in affirmative declaratives in present-day English: Recent changes in distribution and function.

Heps, D., Himmel, M.C., and C. Domene Moreno. (in progress). The realization of /r/ in Philippine English: The effect of social and structural variables.

Domeno Moreno, C. and B. Kabak. (to appear). Meter, melody, and stress in song: Theorizing prosody-music alignment through cross-linguistic evidence. For: M. Scharinger and R. Wiese (eds.), Prosody from a Cross-Domain Perspective: How Language Speaks to Music (and Vice Versa).

Domeno Moreno, C. and B. Kabak. (to appear). Monolingual-bilingual (non-)convergence in L3 rhythm. In: R. Fuchs (ed.), Speech Rhythm in L1, L2 and Learner Varieties of English (Book Series: Prosody, Phonology and Phonetics). Springer.

Domene Moreno, C. (2021). Beyond transfer. The acquisition of an L3 phonology by Turkish-German bilinguals. [Doctoral dissertation, University of Wuerzburg].

What makes grammatical words "weak"? Disentangling semantic, morphosyntactic and prosodic factors via language-music mapping. Paper presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the German Society of Linguistics (DGfS). University of Freiburg (with Barış Kabak). 23.-26.02.2021

Stress-melody alignment reflects language-specific cues for accentual prominence. Paper presented at Generative Linguistics beyond Language: Shared Modules for Rhythm, Narration and Emotion across Domains, workshop at Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) 42. University of Oslo (with Barış Kabak). 07.-11.05.2019.

Prosodic cues for rhythm in adult vs. child-directed songs. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the German Society of Linguistics (DGfS). University of Bremen (with Barış Kabak). 06.-08.03.2019

Bilingual and monolingual speech rhythm in additional language learning. Paper presented at the 28th Conference of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA 28). University of Münster (with Barış Kabak). 05-08.09.2018.

Psycho-typologizing word stress through prosody-music alignment in children’s songs. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Linguistics (DGfS). University of Stuttgart (with Barış Kabak). 07-09.03.2018.

A cross-linguistic perspective on stress-meter alignment in music: Evidence from Turkish children's songs. Poster presented at Phonetics and Phonology in Europe, University of Cologne (with Barış Kabak). 12.-14.06.2017

What modulates L3 perception (and production) of English phonological contrasts? The case of Turkish-German bilinguals. Poster presented at Workshop on Multilingual Language Acquisition, Processing and Use, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza Poznan (with Barış Kabak). 06.-07.05.2017

What can accent-meter alignment in music say about prosodic typology? Talk given at Seminar in General Metrics, Meertens Instituut Amsterdam (with Barış Kabak). 25.01.2016

L3 phonology - cross-language, psychoacoustic, and extralinguistic factors. Paper presented at 12. Tagung Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum, München (with Barış Kabak). 13.-14.10.2016

Phonological transfer in the acquisition of English by bilingual learners. Paper presented at FJUEL 6.0, Würzburg. 16.09.2016

Multilingual advantage and crosslinguistic influence in the acquisition of an L3 phonology by young learners of English. Paper presented at EuroSLA, Jyväskylä, Finland (with Barış Kabak). 24.-27.08.2016

Transfer or multilingual advantage? Perception and production of an L3 phonology by Turkish-German bilingual learners. Paper presented at NEL-1, Würzburg, Deutschland. 01.07.2016

Beyond transfer? The acquisition of an additional phonological system by young monolingual learners. Paper presented at New Sounds, Aarhus, Denmark (with Barış Kabak). 10.-12.06.2016

Research projects

PhD project: Beyond transfer? The acquisition of an L3 phonology by Turkish-German bilinguals. (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Barış Kabak)

Word stress in music: Crosslinguistic insights (with Barış Kabak)

Gemeinsamer Promotionspreis der Unterfränkischen Gedenkjahrstiftung für Wissenschaft und der Universität Würzburg 2021 (

IPA Student Award 2017, awarded by the International Phonetic Association (

2021: PhD in English Linguistics, summa cum laude

2015: M.A. in English Literature, English Linguistics, German Literature