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LINGUIST List 19.984

Mon Mar 24 2008

Confs: Computational Ling, General Ling, Phonetics, Phonology/USA

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        1.    Michael Wagner, Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody


Message 1: Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody
Date: 22-Mar-2008
From: Michael Wagner <chaelcornell.edu>
Subject: Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody
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Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody

Date: 11-Apr-2008 - 13-Apr-2008
Location: Ithaca, NY, USA
Contact: Duane Watson
Contact Email: prosody08gmail.com
Meeting URL: http://ling.cornell.edu/prosody08

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics;
Phonology

Meeting Description:

A conference on theoretical and experimental issues in prosody. This conference
brings together researchers working on prosody from different fields, including
phonetics, phonology, language processing, neurolinguistics, and computational
linguistics.

The conference ''Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody'', to be held
at Cornell April 11-13, is intended as a venue for exchanging ideas and
methodologies, for learning about different perspectives, and most importantly,
for stimulating discussion and inspiring new ideas, projects, and collaborations
beyond the trodden paths.

Recent developments in language research have increasingly put the spotlight on
prosody, e.g. the intonational, rhythmic, and phrasing of natural language. An
improved understanding of prosody and parsing of natural speech is important not
only for a better understanding of human speech processing but also for
automatic speech recognition and synthesis. Leading research questions include:
What type of information about syntax, semantics, and context is reflected in
prosody? How much of that information can a listener retrieve from the signal?
How does this information facilitate language processing in online
conversations? What do disfluencies and pauses in production reveal about the
cognitive processes involved in planning and producing prosodic structure? How
incremental is the planning and production of prosody, and what does it reveal
about incremental speech production more generally?

The conference program is has been posted here:

http://ling.cornell.edu/people/chael/schedule.html

You can register for the conference here:

http://ling.cornell.edu/people/chael/register.html

More information about the conference and travel information can be found here:

http://phonetics.cornell.edu/prosody08

Looking forward to seeing you in Ithaca!



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