Anja Arnhold's website


As of July 2016, I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta. I was previously a postdoc at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Konstanz, where I worked in the project BiasQ: Bias in Polar Questions.

I received my PhD from Goethe-University Frankfurt in 2013 and my MA from the University of Potsdam in 2007, both supervised by Caroline Féry.


I am an experimental phonologist working on prosody. My research looks at the role of intonation and phrasing in expressing pragmatic distinctions in discourse. A core area of my work is the prosodic marking of information structure and its interaction with other areas of grammar.

I am also very interested in prosodic typology and have worked on West Greenlandic, Finnish, Yakut (with Lena Vasilyeva and Juhani Järvikivi) and Inuktitut (in an ongoing collaboration with Richard Compton and Emily Elfner).

Also, I am continuing to collaborate with Maribel Romero and Bettina Braun in researching prosodic and morpho-syntactic marking of bias in yes-no questions.

A further ongoing project looks at the role of various cues, including linguistic and extralinguistic aspects of prosody, in pronoun resolution (in collaboration with Juhani Järvikivi and Kara Hawthorne).

You can find my published papers here.