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Sun Jul 19 2009

Calls: Language Acquisition, Phonetics, Phonology/Poland

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        1.    Patrycja Jablonska, GLOW Workshop on Phonology and Phonetics

Message 1: GLOW Workshop on Phonology and Phonetics
Date: 17-Jul-2009
From: Patrycja Jablonska <patrjablyahoo.com>
Subject: GLOW Workshop on Phonology and Phonetics
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Full Title: GLOW Workshop on Phonology and Phonetics

Date: 13-Apr-2010 - 13-Apr-2010
Location: Wroclaw, Poland
Contact Person: Marzena Zygis
Meeting Email: zygiszas.gwz-berlin.de
Web Site: http://www.ifa.uni.wroc.pl/~glow33

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2009

Meeting Description:

Positional Phenomena in Phonology and Phonetics

(Organised by Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin)

Date: 13 April 2010
Organisers: Marzena Zygis, Stefanie Jannedy, Susanne Fuchs

Invited Speakers:

Taehong Cho (Hanyang University, Seoul) confirmed
Grzegorz Dogil (University of Stuttgart) confirmed
Paul de Luce (University at Buffalo; New York) requested
Venue: Instytut Filologii Angielskiej, ul. Kuznicza 22, 50-138 Wroclaw

Positional effects found cross-linguistically at the edges of prosodic
constituents (e.g. final lengthening, final lowering, strengthening effects, or
final devoicing) have increasingly received attention in phonetic-phonological
research. Recent empirical investigations of such positional effects and their
variability pose, however, a great number of questions challenging e.g. the idea
of perceptual invariance. It has been claimed that acoustic variability is a
necessary prerequisite for the perceptual system to parse segmental strings into
words, phrases or larger prosodic units.

This workshop will provide a forum for discussing controversies and recent
developments regarding positional phenomena. We invite abstracts bearing on
positional effects from various perspectives.The following questions can be
addressed, but are not limited to:

What kind of variability is found in the data, and how does such variability
need to be accounted for?
What positional effects are common cross-linguistically and how can they be
attributed to perceptual, articulatory or aerodynamic principles?
How does positional prominence (lexical stress; accent) interact with acoustic
and articulatory realizations of prosodic boundaries?
What are the positional (a)symmetries in the realizations of boundaries, and
what are the
mechanisms underlying them?
How does left- and right-edge phrasal marking interact with the acoustic and
articulatory realizations at these prosodic boundaries?
How are these interpreted in phonetics and in phonology?
What are the necessary prerequisites for the interpretation of prosodic
constituents? Which auditory cues are essential for the perception of boundaries
and positional effects? Are such cues language-specific?
To what extent do lexical frequency, phonotactic probability, and neighbourhood
density contribute to the production and recognition of prosodic boundaries in
(fluent/spontaneous) speech?
How are positional characteristics exploited during the process of language
acquisition? How are they learned during the process of language acquisition?
Are positional effects salient enough for L2 learners?

Call for Papers:

Abstracts are invited for a 20-min. presentation (excluding discussion).
Abstracts should be sent in two copies:

one with a name and one without as attached files (the name(s) should also be
clearly mentioned in the e-mail) to: zygiszas.gwz-berlin.de in .pdf format.
Only electronic submissions will be considered. Abstracts may not exceed two
pages of text with at least a one-inch margin on all four sides (measured on A4
paper) and must employ a font not smaller than 12 point. Each page may include a
maximum of 50 lines of text. An additional page with references may be included.

Contact person: Marzena Zygis

Deadline for abstract submission: 1st Novemeber 2009

Abstracts submitted to: zygiszas.gwz-berlin.de
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