Peter Ladefoged
Best Student Paper Award

In this inaugural year, the Peter Ladefoged prize, which is to be awarded at each ICPhS for the best paper by a student participant, went to Laura Herbst for her study on German 5-year-olds' intonational marking of information status.

Peter Ladefoged was a scholar who placed great importance on student training. He supported many generations of students over more than five decades.

Laura Herbst is a PhD student at the Max-Planck-Institut for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen. The focus of her research is on phonological and phonetic aspects of first language acquisition, in particular intonation.