LINGUIST List 13.2618

Mon Oct 14 2002

Calls: Prosodic Interfaces, Acquisition of Portuguese

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  1. Amina Mettouchi, IP2003-Prosody Conference-Third Call
  2. Sonia Frota, Call for Papers: Acquisition of Portuguese

Message 1: IP2003-Prosody Conference-Third Call

Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 15:36:07 +0200
From: Amina Mettouchi <>
Subject: IP2003-Prosody Conference-Third Call

International AAI Workshop

"Interfaces prosodiques"
"Prosodic Interfaces"

NANTES (France)
27-28-29 Mars / March 2003

* Presentation

The AAI team of the University of Nantes is calling for papers for its
international workshop. Many of you participated in our Workshops in
1997, 1999 and 2002. We hope that you will honour us this year too.

Our proposal this year is to investigate the field of speech prosody,
which is acquiring a central dimension in many domains. This
centrality explains our choice of the term 'interfaces', which
underlines the articulation of prosody with other research areas. How
for instance can we link prosody and syntax, pragmatics, the study of
gestures? What kinds of analytic grids, phonetical or phonological,
can we apply to prosodic phenomena? What can we learn from the
pathology and acquisition of prosody? What is the amplitude of
prosodic variation between the languages of the world, or between the
dialects of a given language? How can bilingualism and second
language acquisition help us to understand the role of prosody in

All these questions, and hopefully many others, will be addressed in
March 2003 in Nantes.

* Topics

The workshop will be organized around the following topics:
- prosody and discourse : semantics, pragmatics, enunciation
- prosody and syntax
- prosody and acquisition / pathology
- phonetic description / phonological interpretation
- prosody and gestures
- prosodic typology
- prosody and bilingualism
- prosody and speech technology
- prosody, attitudes and emotions

* Organisation

This workshop is organised by the research team AAI (Acoustics,
Acquisition and Interpretation JE2220) of the University of Nantes,
and coordinated by Amina Mettouchi and Ga�lle Ferr�

If you need more information concerning the organisation of this
workshop, please contact:

Amina Mettouchi
Universit� de Nantes
Centre International des Langues
Chemin de la Censive du Tertre
B.P 81227
44312 Nantes Cedex 3

Or visit our Website (in which you will also find information
regarding lodging and transportation in Nantes) at the following

* Submission of abstracts

Send three copies of the synthesis of your final paper (2 to 3 pages,
approximately 700 words) written in English or in French, specifying
your name, affiliation, postal and e-mail addresses on a separate
page, to the organizing committee, by post or (preferably) by e-mail
(RTF format). Acknowledgement of your submission will be e-mailed to
you. The accepted syntheses will be collected and posted to
participants as pre-proceedings before the beginning of the Workshop.

* Working languages

The working languages of the Workshop will be English and French.

* Registration fees

Participants: 80 euros before 25 February / 100 euros after
Speakers : 70 euros
Students : 30 euros before 25 February / 100 euros after

Registration fees include the Pre-proceedings of the workshop (posted
to participants at the end of February), the Proceedings of the
workshop (edited in CD-Rom and paper versions, to be distributed at
the opening of the workshop) and tea/coffee breaks.

* Important dates to remember

Submission deadline : 1st November 2002
Notification of acceptance : 19 December 2002
Reception of final papers : 15 February 2003
Preliminary programme : 1st March 2003
Workshop : 27-28-29 March 2003

* Scientific committee

* J-P Angoujard (AAI, Universit� de Nantes)
* D. Bouvet (Universit� Lumi�re, Lyon 2)
* N. Clements (ILPGA, CNRS)
* H. Demirdache (AAI, Universit� de Nantes)
* D. Duez (LPL, Universit� d'Aix-en-Provence)
* E. Grabe (Universit� d'Oxford, UK)
* C. Gussenhoven (Universit� de Nijmegen, Pays-Bas)
* D. Hirst (LPL, Universit� d'Aix-en-Provence)
* A. Mettouchi (AAI, Universit� de Nantes)
* M-A. Morel (Universit� de Paris III)
* A. Rialland (ILPGA, CNRS)
* J. Vaissi�re (ILPGA, Paris 3)
* S. Wauquier (AAI, Universit� de Nantes)
* B. Zellner-Keller (Universit� de Lausanne)

* Invited conferences

It will be a pleasure for us to welcome Danielle Bouvet (University
Lumi�re, Lyon 2), Carlos Gussenhoven (University of Nijmegen, The
Netherlands), Daniel Hirst (University of Aix-en-Provence), Anne
Lacheret-Dujour (University of Caen), Mary-Annick Morel (University of
Paris III) et Annie Rialland (University of Paris III).

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Message 2: Call for Papers: Acquisition of Portuguese

Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2002 15:44:01 +0100
From: Sonia Frota <>
Subject: Call for Papers: Acquisition of Portuguese

Dear colleague,

As guest-editor of the special issue of the 'Journal of Portuguese
Linguistics' on acquisition of Portuguese, I would like to invite you
to submit a paper for publication in this issue. In case you accept
the invitation, please note the following schedule:

November, 3: we will expect from you an answer on whether you decided
to accept or not this invitation (please mail to

December, 31: we will expect you to send the paper to the following
address (paper+electronic version):

Maria Jo�o Freitas
Departamento de Lingu�stica Geral e Rom�nica
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa
Alameda da Universidade1600-214 Lisboa-Portugal

February, 15: all authors will be informed of the status of their
papers, according to the evaluation of the reviewers.

March, 31: we will expect from you the final version of the paper.

June: the volume will become available.

For further information on the 'Journal of Portuguese Linguistics' and
on the guidelines for submitting papers, please visit

We would be very grateful if you could forward this message to your
colleagues working on acquisition of Portuguese.

With best wishes,

M. Jo�o Freitas
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