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LINGUIST List 20.2983

Sat Sep 05 2009

Confs: Phonetics, Phonology/Spain

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        1.    Pilar Prieto, Workshop on Prosody and Meaning

Message 1: Workshop on Prosody and Meaning
Date: 04-Sep-2009
From: Pilar Prieto <pilar.prietoupf.edu>
Subject: Workshop on Prosody and Meaning
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Workshop on Prosody and Meaning
Short Title: WPM

Date: 17-Sep-2009 - 18-Sep-2009
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact: Pilar Prieto
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://prosodia.uab.cat/prosodyandmeaning/home/index.php

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology

Meeting Description:

The Workshop on 'Prosody and Meaning' will be held at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona-Institut d'Estudis Catalans, from the 17th to the 18th of September, 2009 . The goal of this conference is to bring together researchers working on the field of prosody and meaning. The workshop is part of the activities of the research network Forms and Functions of Prosodic Structure (Carlos Gussenhoven, Yiya Chen -main convenors-, Gorka Elordieta, Sónia Frota, Aditi Lahiri, Pilar Prieto, Tomas Riad, Lisa Selkirk -coordinators). The Barcelona workshop is co-organized by Pilar Prieto (ICREA-Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Gorka Elordieta (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea), and Joan Peytaví (Universitat de Perpinyà – Institut d'Estudis Catalans).

Workshop on Prosody and Meaning

Invited Speakers:

Stefan Baumann (Universität zu Köln)
Sasha Calhoun (University of Edinburgh)
Yiya Chen (Leiden University)
Laura Dilley (Bowling Green State University)
Mariapaola D'Imperio (Aix-Marseille I/LPL, CNRS)
Sónia Frota (University of Lisbon)
Barbara Gili-Fivela (Università del Salento – Lecce)
Carlos Gussenhoven (Radboud University of Nijmegen)
Jill House (University College London)
Aditi Lahiri (University of Oxford)
Lisa Selkirk (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Anne Wichmann (University of Central Lancashire)


Thursday September 17


Distinguishing Contrastive, New and Given Information
Lisa Selkirk & Angelika Kratzer (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

A Focus Intonational Morpheme in EP: Production and Perception
Sónia Frota (University of Lisbon)

Coffee break

Can Intonation Contours be Lexicalised?
Sasha Calhoun (University of Edinburgh)

Prosodic Reflexes of the Interplay between Information Status and
Focus-Background Structure in Spontaneous Speech
Stefan Baumann (Universität zu Köln)


Post-focus f0 Suppression in Beijing Mandarin: Now You See It, Now You
Yiya Chen (Leiden University)

Perceiving Focus Domains
Jason B. Bishop (University of California, Los Angeles)

Non-Exhaustive Answers to Wh-questions as Split Foci
Gorka Elordieta & Aritz Irurtzun (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)

Coffee break - Poster Session 1 (see below)

Syntax-Prosody Mapping and Topic-Comment Structure in Hungarian
Shinichiro Ishihara & Balázs Surányi (University of Potsdam, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Phrasing, Focus and Meaning
Aditi Lahiri (University of Oxford)

Friday September 18
Prosody and Context Management in Interactive Discourse: A Study of Two Different Interaction Scenarios
Jill House (University College London)

Intonation and Pragmatic Effects
Anne Wichmann (University of Central Lancashire)

Coffee break

Issues in Investigating the Mapping of Prosody to Meaning
Laura Dilley (Bowling Green State University)

Local and Global Phrasing Cues to Focus and Topic Marking in Italian
and French
Mariapaola D'Imperio (Aix-Marseille I/LPL, CNRS)


Meanings, Shades of Meanings and Prototypes of Intonational Categories
Barbara Gili-Fivela (Università del Salento - Lecce)

Syntactic Disambiguation: The Role of Prosody
Sónia Frota, Marina Vigário, Cátia Severino (Laboratório de Fonética - FLUL/CLUL)

The Role of Duration and Tonal Scaling as Complementary Cues in
Distinguishing Presumptive from Neutral Yes-No Questions
Verònica Crespo-Sendra (UPF), Maria del Mar Vanrell (UPF), Pilar Prieto (ICREA-UPF)

Coffee break - Poster Session 2 (see below)

Prosody in German Sign Language
Annika Herrmann (University of Frankfurt/Main)

18.20-19.10 On Linguistic and Paralinguistic Meanings of Intonation
Carlos Gussenhoven (Radboud University of Nijmegen)

Poster Session 1

Factoring out Speaker Variation in Experimental Studies of Prosody: The
Case of Association with Focus
M. Breen, M. Wagner, S. Shattuck-Hufnagel, E. Flemming, & E. Gibson (UMass
Amherst, Cornell University, McGill University, MIT)

Non-local Pitch Range Relationships in Read and Elicited Speech
Alejna Brugos (Boston University)

On the Prosodic Marking of Contrast in Romance Sentence Topic: Evidence
from Neapolitan Italian
Lisa Brunetti (Laboratoire Parole et Langage, Aix-en-Provence), Mariapaola
D'Imperio (Aix-Marseille I/LPL, CNRS) & Francesco Cangemi (Laboratoire Parole et Langage, Aix-en-Provence)

Encoding Gocus in French: Phrasing, Deaccentuation, Tonal Patterns or All
of Them?
Aoju Chen (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) & Emilie Destruel
(University of Texas)

The Prosody of Information Structure in Paraguayan Guaraní
Cynthia G. Clopper & Judith Tonhauser (The Ohio State University)

Variations on Contrastive Topic Marking -- Evidence from Mandarin Chinese
Noah Constant (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

The Prosody of Ambiguous Relative Clauses in Spanish: A Study of
Monolinguals and Basque-Spanish Bilinguals
Irene de la Cruz-Pavía & Gorka Elordieta (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)

Intonational Encoding of Topic and Focus in Adults with Autism
Anne-Marie R. DePape (McMaster University), Aoju Chen (Max Planck
Institute for Psycholinguistic), Geoffrey B. C. Hall (McMaster U.) & Laurel J.
Trainor (McMaster U.)

Types of Topic in Turkish
Beste Kamali (Harvard University)

The Accentuation of Sentences with Predicate Composition
Manuela Korth (University of Stuttgart)

Focus, Prosody and Relevance in the Spanish of Buenos Aires
Leopoldo Omar Labastía & Alejandra Dabrowski (Universidad Nacional del
Comahue, Argentina)

Three Types of Prosodic Focus in Brazilian Portuguese: Form and Meaning
João Antônio de Moraes (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro / CNPq)

The Prosodic Encoding of Information Structure in Beaver (Athabaskan)
Gabriele Müller (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)

Relating Prosody to Pronominal Reference: Information Structure Versus
James Sneed German (Laboratoire Parole et Langage, Aix-en-Provence)

The Prosody of Focus in Italian and German Productions of Lecce (South
Italy) Speakers
Antonio Stella (CRIL - Università del Salento, Lecce)

Perceptual Robustness of the Tonal Center of Gravity for Contour
Nanette Veilleux, Jonathan Barnes, Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel & Alejna
Brugos (Simmons College, Boston University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Poster Session 2

The Interplay of Structural Bonstraints and Informational Properties on PA
Giuliano Bocci & Cinzia Avesa (University of Siena & ISTC-CNR - Padova)

Early Acquisition of Form and Meaning in Catalan and Spanish Interrogatives
Joan Borràs-Comes (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Jill Thorson (UPF), Verònica Crespo-Sendra (UPF), Maria del Mar Vanrell (UPF) & Pilar Prieto (ICREA-UPF)

Who Weefed Whom? German Childrens' Use of Prosodic Cues in Transitive
Thomas Grünloh, Elena Lieven & Michael Tomasello (Max-Planck Institute for evolutionary Anthropology)

Prosodic Expression of Sentence-level Pragmatic Meaning in Akan
Frank Kügler & Susanne Genzel (Department of Linguistics & SFB 632
''Information Structure'' Potsdam University)

Questions Headed by the Particle ''que'' in the Spanish Spoken in Lleida: A
Prosodic Bilingualism Interference
Eugenio Martínez Celdrán, Ana M. Fernández Planas, Lourdes Romera Barrios& Josefina Carrera Sabaté (University of Barcelona, Laboratory of Phonetics)

The Effects of Prosody on the Interpretation of Novel Noun-Noun Combinations
Dermot Lynott & Louise Connell (School of Psychological Sciences,
University of Manchester)

The Effect of Contextual Interpretability on Pitch Entrainment in
Different Age Groups
Marie Nilsenová & Marc Swerts (CIW, Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

Conditions for Tonal Curl and Stød in the Central Swedish Variety of
Tomas Riad (Stockholm University)

A Quantitative Implementation of the Autosegmental-Metrical Model: The
Study of Pitch and Duration in Friulian
Paolo Roseano, Ana Maria Fernández Planas & Eugenio Martínez Celdrán
(University of Barcelona, Laboratory of Phonetics)

LeadingTone Alignment in Occitan Disapproval Statements
Rafèu Sichel-Bazin (Universität Osnabrück - Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Question Intonation: For the Layman and Resuls on Brazilian Portuguese
Hubert Truckenbrodt (ZAS Berlin)

The role of pitch height in constraining the inferential space in Catalan
yes-no questions
Maria del Mar Vanrell (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Ignasi Mascaró (Institut
Menorquí d'Estudis), Francesc Torres-Tamarit (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) & Pilar Prieto (ICREA-UPF)

Prosodic Optionality or Syntactic/Semantic Choice?
Michael Wagner (Cornell University & McGill University)

Intonation in Discourse: Gradient or Categorical Behavior?
Margaret Zellers & Brechtje Post (Research Centre for English & Applied
Linguistics, University of Cambridge)

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