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LINGUIST List 22.115

Fri Jan 07 2011

Confs: Cog Sci, Phonetics, Psycholing, Socioling/United Kingdom

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        1.     Phillip Tipton , Variation and Language Processing 2011

Message 1: Variation and Language Processing 2011
Date: 07-Jan-2011
From: Phillip Tipton <p.tiptonchester.ac.uk>
Subject: Variation and Language Processing 2011
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Variation and Language Processing 2011
Short Title: VaLP 2011

Date: 11-Apr-2011 - 13-Apr-2011
Location: Chester, United Kingdom
Contact: Phillip Tipton
Contact Email: p.tiptonchester.ac.uk
Meeting URL: http://sites.google.com/site/valp2011/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics;
Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

The issue of variation in the speech signal is becoming increasingly
influential in paradigms of language processing which have, hitherto, largely
assumed an idealised speaker-hearer as the source and receiver of the
signal. Insights from variationist sociolinguistic studies of (mainly) speech
production, for example, have demonstrated that structured variation is an
inherent property of language performance and the most recent work in
sociophonetics has underlined the importance of building variation into
adequate models of both speech production and perception. A common
theme underlying much work carried within the sociophonetic paradigm is
that notion that linguistic and social information are processed in similar
ways. This forms part of the wider sociolinguistic concern as to the nature,
representation and processing of social meaning. Innovative methodologies,
including those drawn from experimental psychology, are now being
exploited by variationist sociolinguists to better understand the complexities
of the relationship between language variation, change and social meaning.
Equally, the burgeoning field of experimental pragmatics places at its heart
an experimental approach to the the relationship between language and
meaning.

VaLP 2011 aims to offer an opportunity for linguists and others to present
research on the interface between linguistic variation, at all levels of the
grammar, and language processing. The conference further aims to act as
the catalyst for the launch of an international network of scholars working at
the interfaces of their linguistic sub-disciplines, bringing together
sociolinguists, psycholinguists and experimental pragmaticians, as well as
other linguists, psychologists and cognitive scientists working on the
relationship between linguistic variation, in its widest sense, and language
processing.

Invited Speakers (more to be confirmed)

David Britain (University of Bern)
Gerry Docherty (Newcastle University)
Napoleon Katsos (University of Cambridge)
Norma Mendoza-Denton (University of Arizona)
Jane Stuart-Smith (University of Glasgow)

Monday 11th April 2011

11:00-13:00
Registration

12:00-13:00
Lunch

13:00-13:15
Welcome
Professor Chris Walsh, Head of the Department of English (University of
Chester)

13:15-14:15
Plenary One (Title TBC)
Professor Gerry Docherty (Newcastle University)

14:15-14:45
Imaging studies of the processing of propositional and indexical information
in speech
D. Robert Ladd (University of Edinburgh), Patricia Bestelmeyer (University
of Glasgow), Lauren Hall-Lew (University of Edinburgh) and Pascal Belin
(University of Glasgow)

14:45-15:15
Acoustic input and articulatory output as the source of sound change -
some articulatory evidence.
Eleanor Lawson (Queen Margaret University), Jane Stuart-Smith (University
of Glasgow) and James M. Scobbie (Queen Margaret University)

15:15-15:45
Afternoon Tea

15:45-16:15
The effects of gradient phonetic biases on the evolution of sound patterns
Marton Soskuthy (University of Edinburgh)

16:15-16:45
The dynamic transfer of VOT patterns in multilinguals
Marta Helena Tessmann Bandeira, Márcia Cristina Zimmer and Andreia
Rauber (Universidade Católica de Pelotas, Brazil)

16:45-17:45
Plenary Two (Title TBC)
Professor David Britain (University of Bern)

18:00
Dinner

Tuesday 12th April 2011
09:00-10:00
Plenary Three
'To interact or not to interact?' - a challenging question for sociophonetics
Dr Jane Stuart-Smith (University of Glasgow)

10:00-10:30
The Effect of Speaker Ethnicity on the Perception of 'Ethnic' Socio-Phonetic
Variation
Christopher M. Stewart (University of Texas, Arlington)

10:30-11:00
Capturing listeners' real-time reactions to local and supralocal linguistic
features
Kevin Watson (Lancaster University) and Lynn Clark (Lancaster University)

11:00-11:30
Morning Coffee

11:30-12:00
Production and Perception of Retroflex /r/ in São Paulo Portuguese
Ronald Beline Mendes and Livia Oushiro (University of Sao Paulo)

12:00-12:30
Phonetic detail and sound change
Thaïs Cristófaro Silva and Gustavo Almeida

12:30-13:00
The Production of Spanish-English Code-Switching
Amalia Arvaniti and Page Piccinini (University of California, San Diego)

13:00-14:00
Lunch

14:00-14:30
A different kind of variation?: an acoustic phonetic study of Scottish Gaelic
vowels
Claire Nance (University of Glasgow)

14:30-15:00
The development of intrusive-r in variably-rhotic East Lancashire English
William Barras (University of Aberdeen

15:00-15:30
Acoustic evidence for /l/ variation in the repertoire of Welsh-English
bilinguals
Jonathan Morris (University of Manchester)

15:30-16:00
Afternoon Tea

16:00-16:30
Language Processing and Relative Clauses in Dorset English
Caroline Piercy (Stanford University), John Rickford (Stanford University),
Thomas Wasow (Stanford University) and T. Florian Jaeger (University of
Rochester)

16:30-17:00
Socially-motivated garden pathing: When social expectations influence
sentence comprehension
Kodi Weatherholtz (The Ohio State University)

17:00-17:30
Cognitive analysis of persuasive communication
Jens Koed Madsen (University College London)

17:30-18:30
Plenary Four
Sources of similarity and individual variation in the acquisition and
processing of logical meaning
Dr Napoleon Katsos (University of Cambridge)

18:45
VaLP business meeting

19:30
Conference Dinner

Wednesday 13th April 2011

08:30-09:00
Salience in language change
Marie Jensen (Northumbria University)

09:00-09:30
Variations in the use of 'I' in casually spoken English
Michael Pace-Sigge (University of Liverpool)

09:30-10:00
'How can you call yourself a MeFite when you say it like that?!' -
Sociophonetic Variation in an Online Community of Practice
Kim Witten (University of York)

10:00-10:15
Morning Coffee

10:15-10:45
The role of gender and context in the interpretation of Greek wh-question
melodies
Mary Baltazani (University of Ioannina), Stella Gryllia (University of
Potsdam) and Amalia Arvaniti (University of California, San Diego)

10:45-11:15
Implications of individual variation in socio-cognitive processing on sound
change
Alan Yu (University of Chicago)

11:15-11:45
Variables as implicit associations
Kathryn Campbell-Kibler (The Ohio State University)

11:45-12:15
Vocal aesthetics, sex typicality, and their relationships with voice and
phoneme processing
Grant McGuire (University of California, Santa Cruz) and Molly Babel
(University of British Columbia)

12:15-12:45
Variation and ethnicity in Sheffield English stop consonants
Sam Kirkham (University of Sheffield)

12:45-13:30
Lunch

13:30-14:00
Lexical effects on incomplete sibilant neutralisation of Taiwan Mandarin
Yingshing Li (Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

14:00-14:30
Semantic Contextual Cues and Listener Adaptation to Foreign-Accented
English
Ann Bradlow (Northwestern University) and Page Piccinini (University of
California, San Diego)

14:30-15:30
Plenary Five (Title TBC)
Dr Norma Mendoza-Denton

15:30
Conference close and afternoon tea on departure
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