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LINGUIST List 16.1263

Wed Apr 20 2005

Confs: Typology/Phonetics/Phonology/Berlin, Germany

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        1.    Laura Downing, International Conference on the Typology of Tone and Intonation


Message 1: International Conference on the Typology of Tone and Intonation
Date: 18-Apr-2005
From: Laura Downing <downingzas.gwz-berlin.de>
Subject: International Conference on the Typology of Tone and Intonation


International Conference on the Typology of Tone and Intonation
Short Title: TTI

Date: 07-Sep-2006 - 09-Sep-2006
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Laura Downing
Contact Email: downingzas.gwz-berlin.de

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology; Typology

Meeting Description:

An International conference on the Typology of Tone and Intonation (TTI) will be
held at the ZAS, Berlin, Germany, from 7-9 September 2006 organized by the ZAS
(Project P7) and SFB 632 (Project D2; University of Potsdam)

The aim of the conference is to continue the tradition of the TIE network in
stimulating and coordinating cross-linguistic research on the grammatical role
of tone and intonation.

The conference welcomes papers on the following topics:

- Typology of tone systems and of intonation
- The interaction between intonation and lexical tone
- The interaction between segments and tone or intonation
- Tonogenesis and other issues in the history of tonal systems
- The interaction of tone and intonation with information structure
- Experimental phonetic or psycholinguistic studies of tone and intonation

Papers will be chosen by the organizing committee on the basis of abstracts
submitted. The final program is intended to represent a broad range of languages
and also a broad range of approaches to this topic: phonetics, phonology,
semantics, psycholinguistics, historical and comparative linguistics.

Invited speakers (confirmed): Dan Everett, Martine Grice, Carlos Gussenhoven,
Pilar Prieto, Annie Rialland, Yi Xu


Organizing and Abstract Review Committee:
Project 07 ''Expression of Focus in Southern Bantu Languages'', ZAS:
Laura Downing, Sabine Zerbian
SFB 632 (Project D2) ''Information Structure'', University of Potsdam:
Caroline Féry, Frank Kügler

Important Dates:
Abstract submission deadline: 1 May 2006
Program finalized: 1 June 2006


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