LINGUIST List 10.22

Thu Jan 7 1999

Calls: ChiPhon '99

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  1. peter dennis viechnicki, Basic Units of Speech/Chicago Linguistic Society

Message 1: Basic Units of Speech/Chicago Linguistic Society

Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1999 11:24:56 -0600 (CST)
From: peter dennis viechnicki <>
Subject: Basic Units of Speech/Chicago Linguistic Society

			Second Call for Papers
			 ChiPhon '99 
			 'New Syntheses:
	Multidisciplinary Approaches to Basic Units of Speech'
	Friday, April 23, 1999, at the University of Chicago

	Presented by the Workshop on Theory and Data in Speech
		Research, in conjunction with CLS 35

			Invited Speakers: 
	John Ohala, University of California, Berkeley
	Joseph Perkell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
In phonetic and phonological analyses, linguists define primitive
units to advance their understanding of linguistic structure. These
units have generally been used as starting points by studies of speech
processing. At the same time, alternative lines of research, such as
studies of the physiology and neurophysiology of speech production and
perception, contribute additional information to our understanding of
the mental representations of speech. This panel seeks to synthesize
findings from linguistics and other fields which investigate
linguistic behavior, to determine whether these findings can be used
as evidence for a unified theory of the units of speech processing.
We invite papers which address questions such as the following:

1) How do speech processing units mediate between universal and
language-specific information? Do they account for isolated forms and
connected speech phenomena equally well?

2) How closely do the primitive units assumed by linguists match those 
assumed by researchers in other fields? What is the source of the 

3) Are the units used to account for speech production equally
successful in accounting for speech perception?

4) How does evidence for linguistic primitives from speech and hearing
pathologies, speech perturbations, L1 and L2 acquisition,
psycholinguistics, and connectionist modeling, or other related
fields, contribute to the above questions?

For further information:
Submission Information: Please submit ten copies of a one-page,
500-word, anonymous abstract for a twenty-minute paper (optionally,
one additional page for data and/or references may be appended), along
with a 3" x 5" card with:

	1. Your name
	2. Affiliation
	3. Address, phone number, and email address
	4. Title of paper
	5. An indication that the paper is intended for the ChiPhon

The abstract should be as specific as possible, and it should clearly
indicate the data covered, outline arguments presented, and include
any broader implications of the work. An individual may present at
most one single and one co-authored paper. Authors must submit a
camera-ready copy of the paper at the time of the conference in order
to be considered for publication. Only a selection of papers
presented at CLS 35 will be published.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts is February 1, 1999. Send abstracts

	Chicago Linguistic Society
	1010 E. 59th Street
	Chicago, IL 60637

Information on email submission and additional guidelines for
abstracts may be obtained by visiting the CLS website at, by writing to
the above address, or via email from
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