As an integral part of spoken language, prosody has been shown to play an important role in many speech production and perception processes. However, our knowledge of the role of prosody in speech processing draws on a relatively narrow range of (mostly closely related) languages. There is an urgent need for more psycholinguistic research looking at commonalities and differences in the use of prosodic cues in speech processing across different languages, and also different varieties of major languages. This workshop aims to bring together researchers working in this area. We are particularly interested in research on: (i) the role of prosody in semantic interpretation, including information structure; and (ii) prosody as an organisational structure for speech production and perception, including multimodal perspectives.
ProsLang is coordinated with the 17th Speech Science & Technology Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 4-7 December 2018.
Anne Cutler, MARCS, Western Sydney University
Bettina Braun, Universität Konstanz
Jennifer Cole, Northwestern University
Janet Fletcher, University of Melbourne
Nicole Gotzner, Leibniz-ZAS Berlin
We are delighted to invite submissions of abstracts for oral or poster presentations related to the workshop theme of the processing of prosody across languages and varieties.
Themes include, but are not limited to, cross-linguistic and cross-varietal commonalities and differences in:
Workshop: 29-30 November 2018
Abstract deadline: 16 April 2018
Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2018
The Workshop is coordinated with the 17th Speech Science & Technology Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 4-7 December 2018.