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LINGUIST List 20.2202

Wed Jun 17 2009

Confs: Spanish, Phonology/Spain

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        1.    Pilar Prieto, Sp_ToBI Workshop: Transcription of Spanish Intonation

Message 1: Sp_ToBI Workshop: Transcription of Spanish Intonation
Date: 15-Jun-2009
From: Pilar Prieto <pilar.prietoupf.edu>
Subject: Sp_ToBI Workshop: Transcription of Spanish Intonation
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Sp_ToBI Workshop: Transcription of Spanish Intonation
Short Title: Sp_TOBI

Date: 19-Jun-2009 - 19-Jun-2009
Location: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Contact: Pilar Prieto
Contact Email: pilar.prietoupf.edu
Meeting URL: http://www.congresos.ulpgc.es/papi2009/programmePilar.html

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Subject Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Meeting Description:

The purpose of this workshop, which will take place in conjunction with the
Conference Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia 2009 (PaPI 2009), is to advance in
the development of a common transcription system for Spanish within the Tones
and Break Indices (ToBI) framework. As a result of the first Sp_ToBI workshop
held in October 1999, Beckman, Díaz-Campos, McGory & Morgan (2002) published a
preliminary set of tagging conventions for Spanish ToBI (Sp_ToBI).

While the preliminary Sp_ToBI transcription system proposed by Beckman et al.
(2002) was a very important first step, in recent years several revision
articles have been published (Face 2006, Face & Prieto 2007, Estebas & Prieto
2009). Before a consensus system is proposed, it is important to achieve a
common analysis of Spanish intonation within the AM model of intonational
phonology that takes into account a wide range of data coming from the dialectal
differences across Spanish varieties.

The main goal of this workshop is to advance in the proposal of a consensus
analysis of Spanish intonation by taking into account data from different
dialectal varieties. The workshop will have the format of a series of open
discussions led in each case by a participant or group of participants who will
briefly show the basic contrasts of a given dialectal variety and will provide a
set of problematic examples for this variety. Participants from different
Spanish dialectal areas are encouraged to participate.

Presentations will briefly analyze whether the above mentioned Sp_ToBI proposals
are able to handle and cover the basic intonational contrasts found in the
dialect (including more sentence types than the broad focus statements and
informational yes-no questions) (approximately 10-15 mins). After this, the
presentation will be based on the open discussion of labelled sound files
(break, tones) illustrating some potential specific problems of analysis that
the dialect poses and discussing a new labeling proposal. These sound files,
included in the ppt presentations, will be distributed to all participants prior
to the workshop, so that differences in analysis and labeling can be contrasted.

Program

8:45-9:15 'The Metrical Tier in Spanish Intonation'
José Ignacio Hualde (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

9:15-9:45 'Alignment and Scaling in Spanish Intonation: Recent findings and
their implications for Sp_ToBI'
Timothy Face ( University of Minnesota )

9:45-10:10 Central Peninsular Spanish
Pilar Prieto (ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Eva Estebas (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)

10:10-10:35 Cantabrian Spanish
Miguel Cuevas & María Jesús López (Universidad de Oviedo)

10:35-11:00 Canary Islands Spanish
Mercedes Cabrera & Francisco Vizcaíno
(Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

11:00-11:25 Andean Spanish
Erin O'Rourke ( University of Pittsburgh )

11:30-11:50 Coffee Break

11:50-12:15 Argentinean Spanish
Christoph Gabriel ( Hamburg University )
Laura Colantoni ( University of Toronto )
Ingo Feldhausen ( Hamburg University )
Leopoldo Labastía (Universidad de Comahue)
Valeria Arana (Universidad de Comahue)
Bettiana Blázquez (Universidad de Comahue)
Alejandra Dabrowski (Universidad de Comahue)
Mónica Vázquez (Universidad de Comahue)
Su-Ar Lee (University of Florida)
Andrea Pesková ( Hamburg University )

12:15-12:40 Chilean Spanish
Lluïsa Astruc (Open University - University of Cambridge)
Héctor Ortiz-Lira (Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación -
Universidad de Santiago de Chile)
Marcela Fuentes (Universidad Cardenal Silva Henríquez)

12:40-13:05 Mexican Spanish
Carme de-la-Mota (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Pilar Prieto (ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

13:05 -13:30 Puerto Rican Spanish
Meghan Armstrong ( Ohio State University )

13:30-14:00 Final comments
Martine Grice ( Cologne University )
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