Conference Announcements

ProsLang 2018

Workshop on the Processing of Prosody across Languages and Varieties

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 – Fri, 30 Nov 2018

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.

Invited Speakers

Anne Cutler, MARCS, Western Sydney University

Bettina Braun, Universität Konstanz

Jennifer Cole, Northwestern University

Janet Fletcher, University of Melbourne

Nicole Gotzner, Leibniz-ZAS Berlin

Call For Papers

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

Themes include, but are not limited to, cross-linguistic and cross-varietal commonalities and differences in:

  • the role of prosody in signalling information structure, particularly in the activation and resolution of contrast and contrastive alternatives
  • the integration of prosody and morphosyntactic cues in speech comprehension, e.g. as cues to information structure
  • the role of prosody in the management and interpretation of discourse
  • prosodic structure as an organisational frame in speech production or perception
  • links between prosodic structure and multimodal speech cues such as gesture

Dates

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.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts should be written in English and not exceed one page of text (A4).
  • References, examples and/or figures can optionally be included on a second page. Please use the MS Office Word template provided here.
  • Submitted abstracts must be in .pdf format, with Times New Roman font, size 12, 1 inch margins and single spacing.
  • The filename must be in the form ”Paper_title.pdf”
  • Do not include author names or affiliations, and submit abstracts as property-free PDF files.
  • Please provide between three and five keywords that best characterize your submission.

 


School of Languages and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of  Wellington
proslangworkshop@gmail.com
Conference Website: https://proslang.wordpress.com/
School of Languages and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of  Wellington

Kelburn, Wellington 6012,
Wellington, Wellington
New Zealand

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