LINGUIST List 12.1535

Mon Jun 11 2001

Calls: Integrating Foreign Words, Tone & Intonation

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  1. Anke Luedeling, Integrating Foreign Words
  2. Elordieta Alzibar Gorka, Tone and Intonation in Europe

Message 1: Integrating Foreign Words

Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 18:59:06 +0200
From: Anke Luedeling <ankeIMS.UNI-STUTTGART.DE>
Subject: Integrating Foreign Words

Call For Papers

Workshop on "Integrating foreign words" 
at the 24th Annual Meeting of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS)
Feb 27 - Mar 01, 2002, in Mainz

Languages exhibit interesting differences in the way in which they
integrate foreign words into their own vocabulary. While some
languages integrate foreign words completely into their own
phonological, morphological and graphemic system, in other languages
foreign words form a subsystem or are not integrated at all. Sometimes
only words from one language/language family are integrated. 

How languages integrate foreign words is interesting for linguistic
theory. The different options are reflected in different theoretical
assumptions: while some linguists claim that foreign words always form
a subsystem of their own, other linguists think that the study of how
foreign words are integrated helps to find out more about a language.

We would like to invite papers dealing with the integration of foreign
words from all areas of word grammar: phnology, inflection,
word-formation and graphemics. Relevant topics could be:

- integration of foreign words into the phonological system of a
language: Are foreign phonemes integrated or replaced? Are foreign
accent patterns integrated or replaced?
- inflection of foreign words; Do foreign words acquire native
inflection? Do they retain (parts of) the foreign inflection? Can
foreign inflection become productive?
- word formation: how do foreign words interact with native word
formation? Can foreign word formation patterns become productive?
- graphematic integration: how are foerign words integrated

There are two types of slots
(a) long talks: 40 minutes plus 15 minute discussion 
(b) short talks: 20 minutes plus 10 minute discussion

Abstracts should not exceed 3 pages and can be sent electronically (as
postscript, pdf, or MS-Word file; please include any fonts that are not
standardly available) to

or on paper to

Nanna Fuhrhop
Universitaet Potsdam
Institut fuer Germanistik
Postfach 601553
14415 Potsdam

Please indicate whether you prefer a long talk or a short talk. 

Abstract due: Aug 20, 2001
Information of acceptance: Sep 10, 2001
Final (1 page) abstract for the proceedings due: Nov 10, 2001

Nanna Fuhrhop, University of Potsdam
Anke Luedeling, University of Stuttgart
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Message 2: Tone and Intonation in Europe

Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 20:53:55 +0200 (MEST)
From: Elordieta Alzibar Gorka <>
Subject: Tone and Intonation in Europe

Workshop on Tone and Intonation in Europe
University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), June 28-30

This workshop aims at gathering experts on issues of tone and
intonation of pitch accent languages and dialects spoken in Europe,
such as Swedish, Norwegian, Limburgian Dutch, Serbian/Croatian,
Slovene, Lithuanian, Bizkaian Basque, Gaelic dialects and creole
languages spoken in Europe, as well as non-pitch accent languages that
surround these languages. The main goal is to continue advancing on
our understanding of the main tonal and intonational properties of
languages with lexical tonal accent, but a comparison with some of the
so-called stress-accent languages that surround these pitch accent
languages (Spanish, Russian, Dutch, German, among others) can also
serve to better illustrate parametric differences among both types of
prosodic systems. Finally, there will also be a few presentations
focusing mainly on theoretical issues on tone and intonation.

The workshop leads into the research activities to be held by a
Network on Tone and Intonation in Europe funded by the European
Science Foundation, that some of the presenters in this workshop are
coordinators of. The workshop also hosts researchers from the
INTAS-funded project "The Typology of Intonation, Stress and Lexical
Tones in Slavic, Baltic and Germanic Languages (TYPIST)".

- List of speakers:

Gvsta Bruce (Lund University): "Survey of tone and intonation of Swedish

Carlos Gussenhoven and Joop Kerkhoff (Univ. of Nijmegen): "The synthesis
of Dutch intonation on the basis of ToDi labels".

Toni Rietveld (Univ. of Nijmegen): "Temporal alignment of targets for L*
and H* accents"

Aditi Lahiri (Univ. of Konstanz): "Morphology and tone".

Henning Reetz (Univ. of Konstanz): "What do listeners actually hear when
they hear tones? -acoustic correlales of pitch perception".

Ekaterina Iassinskaia (Univ. of T|bingen): "Two types of rising accents in
Russian and their distribution".

Martine Grice and Hubert Truckenbrodt (Saarland University and Rutgers
University): "The secondary association of edge tones".

Ssnia Frota (Univ. of Lisbon): "Issues in the intonation of Portuguese".

Esther Grabe (Oxford University and Cambridge University): "Intonational
variation in British English".

Amalia Arvaniti (Univ. of Cyprus): "On the phonetics and phonology of
phrase accents"

Josi Ignacio Hualde (Univ. of Illinois): "Contact-induced change in
prosodic systems: when Basque pitch-accent meets Spanish stress".

Rajka Smiljanic (Univ. of Illinois): "What is a pitch accent? -pitch
variation as a function of lexical and pragmatic factors in two dialects
of Serbian/Croatian".

Gorka Elordieta and Josi Ignacio Hualde (Univ. of the Basque Country and
Univ. of Illinois): "The role of duration as a correlate of accent in a
pitch accent dialect of Basque: typological implications".

Eva Navas, Inma Hernaez, Iqaki Gaminde and Imanol Madariaga (University of
the Basque Country): "Analysis and synthesis of intonation for the Basque

Sandro Kodzasov and Maria Zawaliowa (Russian Academy of Sciences): "The
timing of tonal accents in Russian and lexical accents in Lithuanian".

For more information on the workshop, please write to Gorka Elordieta,
workshop organizer (

Gorka Elordieta
Dpto. de Filologma Espaqola
Facultad de Filologma y Geografma e Historia
Universidad del Pams Vasco
Paseo de la Universidad, 5
01006 Vitoria-Gasteiz

Tel.: +34 945 014039 or 651071925
Fax: +34 945 013200
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