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LINGUIST List 23.1841

Wed Apr 11 2012

Calls: Comp Ling, Lang Acq/ International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing (Jrnl)

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Date: 11-Apr-2012
From: Shu-Chuan T <tsengscgate.sinica.edu.tw>
Subject: International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing
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Full Title: International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing

Call Deadline: 02-Jan-2013

Call for Papers
International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language
Special Issue on Processing Lexical Tones in Natural Speech

This special issue aims to address questions about how lexical tones are
processed by humans and machines in the context of natural, continuous
speech. Lexical tones in tone languages have been widely investigated in the
fields of linguistics, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, and
language acquisition by applying a wide range of theoretical, empirical, and
experimental approaches. As the phonetic representation of lexical tones
which are produced in connected speech can differ considerably from that of
lexical tones which are produced in isolation, research interests constantly
grow in how lexical tones are produced, perceived, and processed in realistic
speech data. This special issue aims to bring together methodologies from
different research disciplines to extend our understanding of lexical tones
used in real speaking situations. We welcome submissions addressing the
following issues.

-Modeling lexical tones: Can lexical tones which are produced in natural
speech be more accurately described and modeled by quantitative/gradient
measures or by categorical systems? Is a hybrid approach possible? In what
way can lexical tones be represented and analyzed by utilizing spoken

-Human language processing: What role do lexical tones play in the mental
lexicon? How are lexical tones produced and perceived by native and non-
native language users?

-Language acquisition: How are lexical tones acquired by typical developing
children, hearing-impaired children, and second language learners? Are the
phonological development patterns different from each other?

-Speech technology: What kind of information about lexical tones can be
integrated into ASR and synthesis systems to improve system

-Other research results related to lexical tones in natural speech are also
welcome to contribute to this special issue.

Paper submission deadline: January 2, 2013
Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2013
Final paper due: August 31, 2013
Tentative publication date: December, 2013

All submitted papers should present original research work, which has not
been published elsewhere. Submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at
least two independent reviewers. For detailed submission guidelines, please
visit the website of the International Journal of Computational Linguistics and
Chinese Language Processing at http://www.aclclp.org.tw/journal/submit.php.
Please also feel free to contact the Guest Editor of this special issue, Dr.
Shu-Chuan Tseng, at tsengscgate.sinica.edu.tw, if you need any additional

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