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Full Title: Workshop: Word Stress: Dialectal Variation and Perception

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Start Date: 22-Jul-2013 - 27-Jul-2013
Contact: Agnes Kolmer
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/word-stress-dialectal-variation-and-perception/
Meeting Description: Typological studies have provided a great deal of information about word accentual patterns in the languages of the world (cf. van der Hulst / Godemans / van Zanten eds. 2010 and the database StressTyp), but there is a lack of knowledge on comparative word stress studies in dialects. The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts from different disciplines, namely phonology, phonetics and variational linguistics, to discuss phonological and phonetic aspects of word stress from a variationist and cognitive perspective.

Questions intimately connected with this issue are the following:

- What are the existing dialectal differences in stress?
- To what extent do differences in speech rhythm and/or segmental structure correlate with differences in the production and perception of word stress?
- How does dialectal stress variability develop?
- Does language contact play a role in dialectal use of stress?
- In what way are we confronted with conservative and/or innovative traits of the language under examination?
- How does L1 background influence the perception of stress variability?

Aspects of language acquisition (both first and second language acquisition) can also be included. The workshop targets to present studies of variation in word stress in a wide range of languages and language families.
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 23.3043

This is a session of the following meeting:
19th International Congress of Linguists

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