LINGUIST List 12.2309

Wed Sep 19 2001

Calls: Heritage Lang in America, Speech Perception

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  1. Scott McGinnis, Heritage Languages in America: Second National Conference
  2. TIPS 2002, Speech Perception (ISCA)

Message 1: Heritage Languages in America: Second National Conference

Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 11:28:40 -0400
From: Scott McGinnis <>
Subject: Heritage Languages in America: Second National Conference

Heritage Languages in America: Second National Conference
Washington, D.C.
October 18-20, 2002

The Second National Conference on Heritage Languages in America will be
held in the Washington, DC area October 18-20, 2002. The first day of
the conference will be an invitational research symposium at the
University of Maryland, College Park. The final two days will be a
public meeting at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel in Tysons Corner,
Virginia. The conference is being organized by the Center for Applied
Linguistics (CAL) and the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC), with
support from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Building from the foundation of the First National Conference, convened in
October, 1999, in Long Beach, California, the Second National Conference
will seek to further the aims of the Heritage Languages Initiative, a
national effort to develop the languages of our heritage communities.
It will bring together heritage language community and school leaders,
representatives from pre-K-12 schools and colleges and universities,
world-renowned researchers, and federal and state policymakers. The goal
of the heritage languages initiative, and this conference, is to continue
to make manifest the economic and social benefits to our nation of
preserving the languages spoken by those living in this country.

In addition to general sessions, participants will have opportunities to
meet with special interest constituencies, based on instructional
settings, language, and other common concerns. As with the first
conference, there will also be poster sessions. The call for poster session
proposals will be made in the fall, 2002.

Information about the conference will be disseminated on a regular basis
through the heritage languages listserv, heritage-list. Individuals
wishing to subscribe to that list should contact Scott McGinnis at the
National Foreign Language Center (e-mail; phone
301-403-1750 x18; fax 301-403-1754).

"Competence in languages other than English is desperately needed in the
United States. Our huge and varied heritage language resources have a
definite role to play in arriving at such competence."
Joshua Fishman, Yeshiva and Stanford Universities
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Message 2: Speech Perception (ISCA)

Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 22:23:57 +0200
From: TIPS 2002 <>
Subject: Speech Perception (ISCA)

2nd call for communications 


ISCA International Tutorial and Research Workshop

Aix-en-Provence, France, 8-10 April 2002


The workshop will aim to get researchers from different fields
discussing their views on current issues in speech perception. The
workshop's unifying focus is temporal integration of different types
of sensory information in the perception and understanding of
speech. Central questions concern the dynamics of speech perception,
especially how the listener combines short-domain and long-domain
acoustic cues to a phonemic distinction, and the nature of the
perceptual "glue" that allows different chunks of acoustic information
to hold together as the speech signal is processed.

The workshop will comprise five oral sessions:

. Phonetic and phonological issues (role of long-domain phonetic
dependencies in word recognition and its implications for current
research in non-segmental phonology; abstractionist vs episodic models
of word recognition)

. Development (time course of speech perception in infants; structure
of infants' and children's word representations)

. Computational modelling (dynamics of information processing in
connectionist models of speech perception and word recognition)

. Cognitive and neural bases (cognitive/neural underpinnings of
temporal integration in speech perception; Auditory Scene Analysis and
speech perception)

. Pathology (relationships between temporal aspects of speech
perception and dyslexia)

Each session will include two or three invited papers, followed by
commentaries by designated discussants, and then open discussion. In
addition, there will be three poster sessions for contributed
papers. Only one session will be held at a time (no parallel


Peter Jusczyk had kindly agreed to give an invited paper. A tribute
will be paid to him during the workshop.


The workshop is organized by No�l Nguyen (Univ. Provence), Sarah
Hawkins (Univ. Cambridge), and John Laver (Queen Margaret
Univ. College, Edinburgh).


Alain de Cheveign�, IRCAM, Paris, France
John Coleman, Oxford University, UK
Carolyn Drake, LPE, CNRS, Univ. Descartes, Paris, France
Gareth Gaskell, University of York, UK
Stephen Goldinger, Arizona State University, USA
Steve Greenberg, International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, USA
Stephen Grossberg, Boston University, USA
Michel Habib, LPL, Aix-en-Provence, France
Sarah Hawkins, University of Cambridge, UK
John Local, University of York, UK
Brian Moore, University of Cambridge, UK
Robert Remez, Columbia University, New York, USA
Stuart Rosen, University College London, UK

Provisional titles are available at


Ellen Bard, University of Edinburgh, UK
Bill Barry, University of Saarbr�cken, Germany
Patrice Beddor, University of Michigan, USA
Lionel Collet, Universit� Claude Bernard, Lyon, France
Carol Fowler, Haskins Laboratories, USA
Uli Frauenfelder, Universit� de Gen�ve, Switzerland
Frank Guenther, Boston University, USA
Bernard Laks, Universit� Paris-X, France
Fran�oise Macar, CRNC-CNRS, Marseille, France
William Marslen-Wilson, MRC-CBU, Cambridge, UK
Dominic Massaro, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA
Mario Rossi, Universit� de Provence, France
Jean-Luc Schwartz, ICP, Grenoble, France
Juan Segui, LPE, CNRS, Universit� Descartes, Paris, France
Richard Shillcock, University of Edinburgh, UK
Steve Young, University of Cambridge, UK


Philippe Blache
Christian Cav�
Ludovic Jankowski
Christine Meunier
No�l Nguyen
V�ronique Rey
Bernard Teston


Poster papers are invited on the topics covered by the
workshop. Abstracts not exceeding 400 words must be submitted by 1
November 2001 by e-mail ( or in hard copy to the
following address:

 ISCA Workshop on Speech Perception
 Laboratoire Parole et Langage
 Universit� de Provence
 29, avenue Robert Schuman
 13621 Aix-en-Provence

They will be selected by the Scientific Committee on the basis of
their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop. A booklet
containing the abstracts will be available at the start of the


We expect to publish the invited papers and discussions, together with
selected poster presentations. Oxford University Press and the Journal
of Phonetics have both expressed an interest. There will be no other
proceedings. In particular, camera-ready papers need not be produced
before the workshop, although invited papers will be circulated
beforehand to the designated discussants.


The fee includes registration, the welcome reception, lunch,
tea/coffee during breaks, the farewell dinner, the booklet with
abstracts, and an ISCA complimentary membership for non-ISCA

Status		 before 15/01/02	after 15/01/02
ISCA member	 165 Euros		225 Euros
non-ISCA member	 210 Euros		270 Euros
ISCA student	 150 Euros		210 Euros
non-ISCA student 165 Euros		225 Euros

10 to 15 ISCA grants will be available for students and young
scientists. See for further
information. The workshop is also sponsored by the Groupe Francophone
de la Communication Parl�e (, and young French-speaking
scientists may apply for a GFCP grant.


01 Nov 2001: Submission of abstracts
15 Dec 2001: Notification of acceptance/rejection
8-10 Apr 2002: TIPS Workshop

NB: Speech Prosody 2002 will be held at Aix-en-Provence from 11 to 13
April 2002.


The workshop will be held in the Maison M�diterran�enne des Sciences
Humaines. Facilities include a conference room and a cafeteria. The
MMSH is about 15 minutes away by bus from the city center.


A number of hotel rooms in Aix-en-Provence are available to the
participants at a 10% discount rate until mid-February 2002. Bookings
will be dealt with by the Aix Tourism Office.


. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
. International Speech Communication Association (ISCA)
. Cognisud - R�seau Sud-Est des Sciences Cognitives
. Groupe Francophone de la Communication Parl�e (GFCP)
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