LINGUIST List 10.1088

Fri Jul 16 1999

Calls: Speech Production, SPOKEN WORD

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  1. Maryellen MacDonald, Speech Production Conference 11/18/99
  2. James McQueen, SWAP Workshop Announcement and Call for Papers

Message 1: Speech Production Conference 11/18/99

Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 16:35:19 -0700
From: Maryellen MacDonald <>
Subject: Speech Production Conference 11/18/99

Call For Abstracts
University of Southern California Speech Production Conference
November 18, 1999

The University of Southern California is hosting a conference on all
aspects of human speech production. There will be morning and
afternoon spoken sessions and a lunchtime poster session. 
Presentations will be selected on the basis of anonymous review of
abstracts. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is August 1, 1999.

This one-day conference is scheduled to coincide with the Meeting of
the Psychonomic Society, to be held in Los Angeles. The Psychonomics
meeting starts with a poster session on the evening of November
18. Because many attendees of the Production conference will also be
presenting at Psychonomics, we want to stress that Production
Conference submissions should not simply be slight variants on papers
to be presented at Psychonomics.

The University of Southern California is located about 8 miles from
the Century City area of Los Angeles, the site of the Psychonomics
meeting. Information about transportation to USC, Conference
Registration, and other details will be posted later in the summer on
the conference website,


Abstracts are due August 1, 1999

Abstracts for spoken paper and poster presentations are welcome in all
areas of human speech production. Several people have asked about
submissions in slightly nontraditional production topics,
e.g. production errors in patient populations, computer speech
generation, etc. Our answer is that research with all kinds of
measures, populations, etc. is welcome so long as the research has
clear implications for current models of normal human speech
production (and not just, say, aphasiology).

Abstract Reviewing. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously.
Notification of acceptance will be given by September 1. 
The reviewing panel will be posted on the conference website.

Abstract Format. Abstracts should be no more than 400 words long,
excluding references. Abstracts that are over the word limit will not
be reviewed. Abstracts will be accepted by email only, in plain ASCII
text format only. Email abstracts to Please
use "Abstract Submission" as the subject of the message. You'll
receive an automatic reply that will serve as notice of receipt of
your abstract.

Your abstract should be formatted as follows:

1. Author name(s), affiliation(s), and email address(es)

2. Indicate whether submission is to be considered for a spoken
paper, poster, or either. All submissions that are rejected for
papers will be considered for posters unless explicitly instructed

3. Paste in the abstracts of all Psychnomics talks/posters on which
abstract authors are also authors/presenters. Indicate which author
will be presenting Psychonomics presentations, and the relationship
between current abstract and Psychonomics presentations, if relevant.

4. Leave several blank lines to allow the material in (1-3) to be
easily removed for anonymous review.

5. Title, body, and references of abstract, no more than 400 words,
excluding references.

Questions may be directed to

Maryellen C. MacDonald
Associate Professor
Psychology, Neuroscience, Linguistics

Hedco Neuroscience Building
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2520
phone: 213 740-6181 fax: 213 740-5687
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Message 2: SWAP Workshop Announcement and Call for Papers

Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 12:56:30 +0200 (METDST)
From: James McQueen <>
Subject: SWAP Workshop Announcement and Call for Papers

 ---------- Workshop Announcement and Call for Papers ------------


Monday 29th May -- Jonkerbosch Conference Centre 
Wednesday 31st May 2000 Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Organisers: James McQueen and Anne Cutler
Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics
Wundtlaan 1, 6525 XD Nijmegen, The Netherlands

SWAP is supported by the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung
der Wissenschaften, and is a European Speech Communication 
Association (ESCA) Tutorial and Research Workshop
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The SWAP workshop will focus on the process by which the speech signal
is mapped onto the mental lexicon during spoken word recognition.
Central themes will be the nature of prelexical representations, the
nature of lexical representations, the mapping of the speech signal
onto the lexicon, the process of phonemic decision-making, and whether
there is feedback from lexical to prelexical levels of processing.

The workshop will consist of talks by invited speakers and poster
presentations. The invited speakers are:

 Ellen Bard Paul Luce Janet Pierrehumbert
 Cynthia Connine William Marslen-Wilson Mark Pitt
 Alain Content Dominic Massaro Peter Roach
 Jeff Elman Joanne Miller Arthur Samuel 
 Carol Fowler Terry Nearey Richard Shillcock 
 Uli Frauenfelder Sieb Nooteboom Michael Tanenhaus 
 Gareth Gaskell Dennis Norris Jean Vroomen 
 Steve Goldinger Christophe Pallier Doug Whalen 
 John Kingston Pienie Zwitserlood

This call is to solicit submissions for poster presentations. Authors
should prepare abstracts (no more than 400 words) on a SWAP theme, and
submit one copy, by mail or e-mail (plain ASCII text only), by 26th
November 1999. Paper or electronic submissions received after 26th
November will not be considered. Each abstract should have a title,
and a full list of authors, with affiliations. The corresponding
author should provide their full name and address, their email
address, and their fax and phone numbers.

Please send abstracts to:

 Rian Zondervan
 Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics
 Wundtlaan 1, 6525 XD Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Places at the SWAP workshop are limited. Abstracts will be reviewed
by the organizers and the Scientific Committee (Ellen Bard, Joanne
Miller, Dennis Norris, Arthur Samuel, Jean Vroomen and Pienie
Zwitserlood). Notification of acceptance for poster presentation 
will be sent out before the end of this millenium.

Written versions of all contributions (both talks and posters) will be
published in Conference Proceedings, which will be made available at
the workshop. Authors whose posters are accepted will be required to
submit a four-page proceedings paper by March 31st, 2000. A paper
copy (four pages of double-column text, including tables, figures and
references, on A4 or US-letter) and an electronic copy will be
required by this date. Further details of paper presentation format
(and poster presentation format) will be sent out with the
notification of acceptance.

All contributors will be required to register for SWAP by March 31st,
2000. A registration form will accompany the notification of
acceptance. The registration fee will cover accommodation on the
nights of Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th May, and full board (Monday
lunch and dinner; Tuesday breakfast, lunch and dinner; Wednesday
breakfast and lunch). Registration fees will depend on choice of
accommodation. Per person:
 Full Student
Room with en-suite bathroom (single occupancy): NLG 525 NLG 430
Room with en-suite bathroom (2 people sharing): NLG 475 NLG 380
Room without en-suite bathroom (single occupancy): NLG 485 NLG 390
Room without en-suite bathroom (2 people sharing): NLG 435 NLG 340

[NLG 1 = 2.203 Euros]

ESCA members will receive a discount of NLG 100 on their fee,
ESCA student members will receive a discount of NLG 35. 

Additional accommodation will also be available on the nights of
Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th and Wednesday 31st May. Prices 
(including breakfast), per person, per night:

Room with en-suite bathroom (single occupancy): NLG 95
Room with en-suite bathroom (2 people sharing): NLG 70
Room without en-suite bathroom (single occupancy): NLG 75
Room without en-suite bathroom (2 people sharing): NLG 50

Further Information:

The SWAP website contains this call for papers, and will be regularly
updated, to include the registration form, information on paper and
poster presentation, information on travelling to and from Nijmegen
and the conference site, and provisional and final programs as they
come available. Further enquiries may be made to Rian Zondervan,
Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics, Wundtlaan 1, 6525 XD
Nijmegen, The Netherlands;

Important Dates:

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: 26th November 1999
Notification of Receipt of Abstracts: 3rd December 1999
Notification of Acceptance: 31st December 1999
Deadline for Receipt of Papers and for Registration: 31st March 2000 
SWAP Workshop: 29th-31st May 2000

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