Currently Dr. Maria del Mar Vanrell Bosch is an assistant professor at the Departament de Filologia Catalana i Lingüística General of the Universitat de les Illes Balears. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Catalan Philology at the Universitat de les Illes Balears in 2003 and then worked for two years as an associate lecturer at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona where she defended her Ph.D. dissertation in 2011. From October 2011 to September 2013 she worked as a postdoctoral researcher Alliance 4U at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. After this period, she worked as a postdoc/instructor until September 2016 at the Institut für Romanische Philologie of the Freie Universität Berlin. Her research activity spans several fields: intonational phonology of Romance languages, prosody-syntax and prosody-pragmatics interfaces, early acquisition of these interfaces, speech perception and processing, and methodological issues concerning ecological validity in data elicitation. Her research track record includes almost 70 publications, over 20 talks as invited speaker and over 100 presentations at national/international conferences. In 2010 she received the Best Student Paper award at Speech Prosody 2010 (Chicago, USA). She has also taught a variety of language and linguistics courses at different institutions (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Freie Universität Berlin, Universidad de Costa Rica, among others).