Jan VolìnCharles University, Czech Republic
Jan Volín is Associated Professor at the Institute of Phonetics in Prague, where he started working in 1999. Before that he lectured at the Faculty of Education, Charles University in Prague. His research interests focus on sound structure of Czech and English, general issues of speech prosody, speech acquisition and on various pragmatic and psychological aspects of human speech behaviour. These topics alternate in his extensive lecturing and papers published in various scientific journals. Apart from that he published a book on statistical analysis of phonetic data, on intonational downtrends in English, and authored many chapters in monographs and handbooks dedicated to various aspects of suprasegmental phonetics.