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LINGUIST List 17.2721

Sat Sep 23 2006

Confs: General Ling, Pragmatics/Taiwan

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        1.    Shu-Chuan Tseng, International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech

Message 1: International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech
Date: 21-Sep-2006
From: Shu-Chuan Tseng <tsengscgate.sinica.edu.tw>
Subject: International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech

International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech
Short Title: LPSS 2006

Date: 17-Nov-2006 - 18-Nov-2006
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Contact: Shu-Chuan Tseng
Contact Email: tsengscgate.sinica.edu.tw
Meeting URL: http://www.lpss.sinica.edu.tw

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Pragmatics

Meeting Description:

This symposium will focus on research results on the processing, analysis
and understanding of the linguistic characteristics of spontaneous speech.
And it will also provide an excellent opportunity for linguists, speech
engineers, and practitioners of natural language processing and system
developers to share with each other the latest thinking and results on
spontaneous speech. With no restriction on the languages under
investigation, we are interested in contributions concerned with phenomena
in all languages. Invited speakers of the symposium are Dafydd Gibbon,
Kikuo Maekawa and Elizabeth Shriberg.

For further details about this symposium, please visit our website at

Friday, 17 November 2006

Invited speech:
Dafydd Gibbon (Universität Bielefeld)
Can there be standards for spontaneous speech? Towards an ontology for speech
resource exploitation

Session: Spoken dialogues
1. Milan Gnjatovi? and Dietmar Rösner
Gathering Corpora of Affected Speech in Human-Machine Interaction: Refinement of
the Wizard-of-Oz Technique

2. Anna Filipi and Roger Wales
Speaker's orientation to directional terms as problematic: task based talk and

3. Kenji Takano and Akira Shimazu
Recognizing local dialogue structures and dialogue acts

Invited speech:
Kikuo Maekawa (National Institute for Japanese Language)
Analysis of language variation using a large-scale corpus of spontaneous speech

Session: Prosody
1. Yi-Fen Liu, Shu-Chuan Tseng, Ya-Fang He, Yun-Ju Huang and Tzu-Lun Lee
Prosodic units for spontaneous speech understanding

2. Philippe Martin
Spontaneous speech intonation in French

3. Adrian Leemann and Beat Siebenhaar
Prosodic Features of Spontaneous Utterance-Initial Phrases in Bernese and Valais
Swiss German

4. Chun-lin Luo
Child Tone Acquisition in Mandarin: A Case Study

Saturday, 18 November 2006

Invited speech:
Mark Hasegawa-Johnson (Beckman Institute/UIUC)
Prosodically organized automatic speech recognition

Session: ASR and software
1. Che-Kuang Lin, Shu-Chuan Tseng and Lin-Shan Lee
Spontaneous Mandarin speech recognition with disfluencies detected by latent
prosodic modeling

2. Tae-Jin Yoon, Xiaodan Zhuang, Jennifer Cole and Mark Hasegawa-Johnson
Voice quality dependent speech recognition

3. Philippe Martin
Design of a high-performance dedicated software tool for transcription and
alignment of large spontaneous speech corpora

Session: Miscellaneous topics
1. Yi-Rung Chen
Verbal behaviors about remembering in conversation

2. Annie Wenhui Yang
Silences as Politeness Strategies in Trade Negotiation

3. Anna Alexandrovna Isaeva
Use of Lingiustic Analysis in Spontaneous Speech Translation

4. Abdulmohsen Dashti
English / Kuwaiti Arabic Code-Switching as a Strategy of Language Choice in Some
Kuwaiti Families

Session: Disfluency
1. Yasuharu Den
Prolongation in clause-initial mono-word phrases in Japanese

2. Helen Kai-yun Chen
An interactive perspective toward the sound pattern of Mandarin single word
recycling repairs

3. Takehiko Maruyama and Shin'ichiro Sano
Classification and Annotation of Self-Repairs in Japanese Spontaneous Monologues

4. Ai-li C. Hsin and Tzu-ying Wu
Pause pattern and prosodic manifestations of complementizer and determiner That:
A study of Chinese EFL leaners

Panel discussion: How to understand/deal with spontaneous speech ?
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