Francisco Torreira-Martinez

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics

Francisco Torreira-Martinez
Contact Information

1085 Dr. Penfield, Room #322
Montréal, QC

Email address: 
francisco.torreira [at]
Office hours: 

On Leave


PhD, Radboud University Nijmegen & Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Areas of expertise: 

Phonetics, Intonation, Prosody, Interactional Linguistics. 

Selected publications: 

Bögels, S. & Torreira, F. (2021). Turn-end estimation in conversational turn-taking: The roles of context and prosody. Discourse Processes. (link).

Torreira, F. & Grice, M. (2018). Melodic constructions in Spanish: Metrical structure determines the association properties of intonational tones. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 48(1):9–32. doi:10.1017/S0025100317000603 (full text).

Bögels, S., & Torreira, F. (2015). Listeners use intonational phrase boundaries to project turn ends in spoken interaction. Journal of Phonetics, 52, 46-57. doi:10.1016/j.wocn.2015.04.004 (full text).

Levinson, S. C., & Torreira, F. (2015). Timing in turn-taking and its implications for processing models of language. Frontiers in Psychology, 6: 731. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00731 (full text).

Torreira, F., Bögels, S., & Levinson, S. C. (2015). Breathing for answering: The time course of response planning in conversation. Frontiers in Psychology, 6: 284. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00284 (full text).

Gubian, M., Torreira, F., & Boves, L. (2015). Using Functional Data Analysis for investigating multidimensional dynamic phonetic contrasts. Journal of Phonetics, 49, 16-40. doi:10.1016/j.wocn.2014.10.001 (full text). 

Torreira, F., & Valtersson, E. (2015). Phonetic and visual cues to questionhood in French conversation. Phonetica, 72, 20-42. doi:10.1159/000381723 (full text).

Dingemanse, M., Torreira, F., & Enfield, N. J. (2013). Is “Huh?” a universal word? Conversational infrastructure and the convergent evolution of linguistic items. PLoS One, 8(11): e78273. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078273 (full text).

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