PhD Student
Acoustic Phonetics

Tel. +43 1 51581-2519

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ResearcherID: N-5022-2015

Academic background

Hannah Leykum studied Phonetics, Psychology and Pedagogical Sciences at the University of Trier in Germany. She graduated in 2012 with her thesis titled “Erkennbarkeit des Geschlechts präpubertärer Kinder anhand des stimmlich-sprachlichen Verhaltens“ (Recognition of the Sex of prepubertal Children on the Basis of their Voice and Speech Behaviour). Afterwards she did supplementary studies in Teaching German as a foreign Language.


Current Research

Since September 2014 she works as a research assistant on the BE-SyMPHONic project at the Acoustic Research Institute in Vienna. Currently she in working on her dissertation project about the production and perception of verbal irony in normal-hearing and CI-listeners.



  • Leykum, H. (2020) A pilot study on the diversity in irony production and irony perception. In: Colston, H.; Athanasiadou, A. (Hrsg.), Diversity of Irony.
  • Leykum, H. (2020) Voice quality of ironic utterances in Standard Austrian German: preliminary results. In: Pustka, E.; Pöchtrager, M. A.; Lenz, A. N.; Fanta-Jende, J.; Horvath, J. et al. [..] (Hrsg.), Proceedings of the Conference "Phonetics and Phonology in the German Language Area (P&P14), S. 94-98.
  • Leykum, H. (2020) F0 contours of ironic and literal utterances. In: Klingler, N.; Pucher, M. (Hrsg.), The Phonetician Special Issue [Proceedings of the Phonetics and Speech Technology" Workshop 2018], Bd. 117, S. 73-83.
  • Leykum, H.; Moosmüller, S. (2019) Phonotaktische und morphonotaktische Konsonantencluster in wortmedialer Position in der österreichischen Standardaussprache. In: Bülow, L.; Fischer, A. K.; Herbert, K. (Hrsg.), Dimensionen des sprachlichen Raums. Variation - Mehrsprachigkeit - Konzeptualisierung: Peter Lang, S. 127-145.
  • Leykum, H. (2019) Acoustic Characteristics of Verbal Irony in Standard Austrian German. In: Calhoun, S.; Escudero, P.; Tabain, M.; Warren, P. (Hrsg.), Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS 2019); Melbourne, Australia, S. online.
  • Noll, A.; Stuefer, J.; Klingler, N.; Leykum, H.; Lozo, C. et al. [..] (2019) Sound Tools eXtended (STx) 5.0 – a powerful sound analysis tool optimized for speech., Proceedings Interspeech 2019; Graz, S. 2370-2371.
  • Leykum, H.; Moosmüller, S. (2018) Factors influencing the realisation of word-final /t/ in Standard Austrian German and Standard German German., Proceedings of the Conference on Phonetics & Phonology in German-speaking countries (P&P 13); Berlin, S. 117-120.
  • Leykum, H.; Moosmüller, S. (2016) (Mor-)phonotactic consonant clusters in Standard Austrian German and Standard German German. In: Draxler, Ch. and Kleber, F. (Eds.) (Hrsg.), 12.Tagung Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum; München, S. 103-106.
  • Leykum, H.; Moosmüller, S.; Dressler, W. U. (2015) Word-final (mor-) phonotactic consonant clusters in standard Austrian German., Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS 2015); Glasgow, Scottland.
  • Leykum, H.; Moosmüller, S.; Dressler, W. U. (2015) Homophonous phonotactic and morphonotactic consonant clusters in word-final position., Proceedings of Interspeech 2015; Dresden, Germany.
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