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LINGUIST List 25.641

Fri Feb 07 2014

Confs: Cognitive Science, Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 06-Feb-2014
From: Tom Lentz <t.o.lentzuu.nl>
Subject: Miniconference Metrical Structure: Acquisition and Processing
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Miniconference Metrical Structure: Acquisition and Processing
Short Title: MetStruct


Date: 15-Apr-2014 - 17-Apr-2014
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Contact: Tom Lentz
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.hum.uu.nl/medewerkers/t.o.lentz/miniconf/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

The Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS will host a mini-conference on metrical structure, its acquisition, and its use in language processing. The conference aims to give an overview of experimental and theoretical work on knowledge of metrical structure, with emphasis on its acquisition and its role in language processing. The results of a five-year research project on the use of metrical cues in speech segmentation will be presented, as well as seminal work in the field.

Invited Speakers:

Eugene Buckley (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
Anne Cutler (University of Western Sydney)
Barış Kabak (University of Würzburg) (tbc)
Thierry Nazzi (Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, Paris)
Marina Nespor (SISSA, Trieste)
Sharon Peperkamp (Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, Paris)

Program:

Invited speakers:

Eugene Buckley (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
Pomoan stress: Change, contact, and reanalysis

Anne Cutler (University of Western Sydney)
New horizons in segmentation research

Barış Kabak (University of Würzburg)
Implications of accentual regularities for prosodic typology

Thierry Nazzi (Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, Université Paris Descartes, Paris)
Yes they can: Early segmentation abilities in French-learning infants

Marina Nespor (International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste)
The iambic/trochaic law and its function in the chunking of auditory and visual sequences by infants and adults

Sharon Peperkamp (Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, ENS/CNRS, Paris)
Stress “deafness” in infants and adults

Accepted speakers:

Bettina Braun, Muna Pohl (U Konstanz)
Speech segmentation at 10 months is impaired when the stressed syllable is not high-toned

Natalie Boll-Avetisyan, Anjali Bhatara, Annika Unger, Barbara Höhl, Thierry Nazzi (U Potsdam / U Paris Descartes)
A critical period for rhythm perception?

Gerrit Kentner (Goethe-U Frankfurt)
Metrical segmentation in song perception evidence from cross-linguistic mondegreens

Ulrike Domahs, Christina Kauschke, Madjid Nezhad Masum (U Cologne / U Marburg) Event-related potentials on Persian word stress processing

Joshua Meyer, Carolyn Quam, Thomas Bever (U Arizona)
Phonological Processing in Kyrgyz-Russian Bilinguals

Utrecht Metrical Structure project speakers:

René Kager & Violeta Martínez Paricio
Parsing minimal and maximal feet

Jeroen Breteler (U. Amsterdam / Utrecht U)
Tonal Melodies and Metrical Structure

Tom Lentz
Phonetic stress correlates for metrical segmentation

Sandrien van Ommen
A computational analysis of metrical distribution

Brigitta Keij
Speaker dependency in rhythmic preference studies

For abstracts, schedule, and registration see:

http://www.hum.uu.nl/medewerkers/t.o.lentz/miniconf



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