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Date: Fri, 11 Dec 92 11:23:40 GMELSNET SUMMER SCHOOL ON PROSODY
From: Sadler L <louisasx.ac.uk>
Subject: ELSNET SUMMER SCHOOL ON PROSODY


* NOTE **

Those who have already expressed an interest in
receiving further information following the preliminary
announcement of the Summer School will automatically be
sent the course leaflet and registration form within
the next two weeks.

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ELSNET SUMMER SCHOOL ON PROSODY

Integration of Speech and Natural Language
through Prosody

12-23 July 1993

University College London

AIMS OF THE COURSE
A two week Summer School on Prosody, sponsored by
ELSNET and supported by ESCA and by the ERASMUS
Programme in Phonetics and Speech Communication, will
take place at University College London from 12 to 23
July 1993. It is aimed at advanced undergraduates,
postgraduates or post-doctoral researchers with a
background in Speech Sciences, Phonetics, Linguistics,
Natural Language or Computational Linguistics who wish
to gain a thorough grounding in the area of prosody.
Courses will be taught by lecturers from various
European research institutions.

STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF THE COURSE
There will be six hours of teaching a day. The morning
will be spent in a two-hour plenary session. In the
afternoon, at each of two time slots, students will
have the choice between two options and a workshop
session. All courses will be taught in English.

a. Plenary courses
The plenary sessions will form the core courses of the
Summer School. Each ten-hour plenary course will
consist of a set of lectures given by a number of
invited speakers. The themes for the plenary courses
are:
Week 1: "Prosodic models" (coordinator: Jacques Terken,
IPO, Eindhoven, Netherlands)
The aim of this course is to present an overview of the
main current prosodic models, their aims, intentions,
orientations, theoretical backgrounds, formal
properties (formalism), underlying assumptions and
methodology. This includes a presentation of the
advantages and disadvantages of different models for
different kinds of applications.

Week 2: "Integration of Speech and Natural Language
through Prosody" (coordinator: Dieter Huber, Chalmers
University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden). Invited
experts from both fields, speech science and
computational linguistics, will present the
multifarious ways in which prosody interacts with
features of segmental phonology, morphology, syntax,
semantics, pragmatics and discourse structure, to
convey the intended meaning of the utterance in its
situational and co-textual context.

b. Options
Eight option courses will be offered over the two week
period. The aim of these courses is to provide
background knowledge in areas related to the study of
prosody. Each course will comprise ten hours and will
be taught over a week (2 hours per day). The following
courses are likely to be offered:

* Applications in speech and hearing technology (Bjorn
Granstrom, KTH, Sweden)

* Computational Semantics (Allan Ramsay, University
College Dublin, Ireland)

* Discourse (Eric Bilange, CAP SOGETI, France)

* Introduction to Natural Language processing (Martin
Kay, Stanford U., Palo Alto, USA)

* Introduction to speech processing (Wolfgang Hess,
Uni. of Bonn, Germany)

* Linguistic formalisms (Klaus Netter, DFKI,
Saarbr cken, Germany and Dafydd Gibbon, Uni. of
Bielefeld, Germany)

* Production and perception of prosodic patterns in
speech (Maxine Eskenazi, LIMSI, France & Inger
Karlsson, KTH, Sweden)

* Universal and language-specific prosodic patterns
(Daniel Hirst, Uni. de Provence, France)

c. Workshop sessions
In order to facilitate active involvement and
integration of participants from different disciplines,
all will participate in small group workshops (10 hours
a week). Some workshops, for example, will provide
hands-on applications of current prosodic models to
speech data while others will focus on grammar
development. Workshop tutors will include Martine Grice
(Uni. des Saarlandes, Saarbruecken, Germany), Klaus
Netter (DFKI, Saarbruecken, Germany), Harald Trost
(Austrian Research Institute for AI, Vienna, Austria).

ADDITIONAL TEACHING STAFF
In addition to the course coordinators named above, it
is expected that the following researchers will
contribute to invited lectures to the options and
plenary courses: Steven Bird (Uni. of Edinburgh, U.K.),
G sta Bruce (Uni. of Lund, Sweden), Ren Collier (IPO,
Netherlands), Adrian Fourcin (UCL, U.K.), Carlos
Gussenhoven (Nijmegen U., Netherlands), Alex Monaghan
(CSTR, Edinburgh, U.K.), Manfred Pinkal (Uni. des
Saarlandes, Saarbruecken, Germany), Peter Roach (Univ.
of Leeds, U.K.), Henry Thompson (Uni. of Edinburgh,
U.K.), Nick Youd (Logica, Cambridge, U.K.).

ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Gerrit Bloothooft (Uni. of Utrecht, Netherlands),
Valerie Hazan (course director: UCL, U.K.), Wolfgang
Hess (Uni. of Bonn, Germany), Jill House (UCL, U.K.),
Dieter Huber (Chalmers Uni., Goteborg, Sweden), Inger
Karlsson (KTH, Sweden), Joaquim Llisterri (UAB, Spain),
Manfred Pinkal (Uni. des Saarlandes, Saarbruecken,
Germany), Louisa Sadler (Uni. of Essex, U.K.)

FURTHER INFORMATION
To receive a copy of the course leaflet and
registration form, which will be sent out
in mid-December, please contact:

Dr Valerie Hazan
Director
Elsnet Summer School on Prosody
Department of Phonetics and Linguistics
University College London
4, Stephenson Way,
London NW1 2HE,
U.K.

Tel: + 44 71 380 7402
Fax: + 44 71 383 0752

email: v.hazanucl.ac.uk
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