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LINGUIST List 24.3556

Wed Sep 11 2013

Calls: General Linguistics/Ireland

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 10-Sep-2013
From: Nigel Ward <nigelwardacm.org>
Subject: Speech Prosody
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Full Title: Speech Prosody

Date: 20-May-2014 - 23-May-2014
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Contact Person: Nigel Ward
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.speechprosody2014.org/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2013

Meeting Description:

Speech Prosody 2014 is the 7th biennial conference on the science and technology of prosody, speaking styles, and voice quality. Our focus this year is on social prosody.

Speech Prosody is the only recurring international conference focused on prosody as an organizing principle for the social, psychological, linguistic, and technological aspects of spoken language. Past conferences in Aix-en-Provence, Nara, Dresden, Campinas, Chicago, and Shanghai have each attracted 300-400 delegates, including experts in the fields of linguistics, computer science, electrical engineering, speech and hearing science, psychology, and related disciplines.

Call for Papers:

This year's special theme is social prosody, but we invite papers addressing any aspect of the science and technology of prosody, speaking styles, and voice quality. Papers are due December 15th.

Topics of interest include:

- Communicative situation and speaking style
- Dynamics of register and style
- L2 prosody
- Phonology and phonetics of prosody
- Pitch accent
- Prosody and spoken language systems
- Prosody and the sounds of language
- Prosody development in first language acquisition
- Prosody for forensic applications
- Prosody in face-to-face interaction: audiovisual modeling and analysis
- Prosody in neurological disorders
- Prosody in speech synthesis, recognition, and understanding
- Prosody models and theoretical issues
- Prosody of sign language
- Prosody of under-resourced languages and dialects
- Psycholinguistic, cognitive, and neural correlates of prosody
- Signal processing
- Voice quality, phonation, and vocal dynamics
- Prosodic characteristics of individuals

As special review areas:

- The prosody of nonverbal vocalisations
- Speech-gesture interaction
- Joint/choral speech

Important Deadlines:

Submission of regular papers: December 15, 2013
Notification of acceptance (by email): January 18, 2014
Author's registration deadline: March 15, 2014
Conference: May 20-23, 2014

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