LINGUIST List 8.572

Tue Apr 22 1997

Calls: Prosody and Grammar

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  1. Krista Ojutkangas, Prosody and Grammar in Interaction

Message 1: Prosody and Grammar in Interaction

Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 12:08:49 +0300 (EET DST)
From: Krista Ojutkangas <>
Subject: Prosody and Grammar in Interaction



The Linguistic Association of Finland organizes a workshop


 to be held at the University of Helsinki
		August 13-15, 1997

The workshop provides an opportunity for researchers of prosody and
grammar to discuss issues such as the following: What kind of interplay is
there between prosody and grammar? Is it possible to study the grammar of
spoken language without taking prosody into account? Are syntactic and
prosodic units related to each other? How do lexicon and meaning
participate in producing prosody? What is the relationship between
prosody, syntax of utterances and interactional meaning of utterances?
What is the role of prosody in constituting different kinds of
conversational activities? What kind of impact does prosody have on
turn-taking in conversation? What kind of physiological and acoustic
factors do prosodic features emerge from?

Invited speakers:
	* Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen (University of Konstanz)
	* Antti Iivonen (University of Helsinki)
	* Janet Pierrehumbert (Northwestern University)

	* lectures and tutorials by invited speakers
	* presentations by other participants (20 min + 10 min for
	* computer demonstrations of programs for analyzing prosody
	* recommended readings before the workshop (the reading list will
	 be distributed to registered participants)

Registration fees:
	* general: FIM 200
	* members of the association: FIM 100
	* undergraduate and MA students free
	* payment upon registration
	* send by giro account n:o 800013-1424850 to The Linguistics
	 Association of Finland (SKY)/Prosody or payment at the beginning
	 of the workshop in cash

The deadline for submission of abstracts (one page; preferably in English)
and registration is

 May 30, 1997

Participants are encouraged to register and submit abstracts by e-mail to
the following address:

If you send the abstract and registration information by snail mail, 
please provide, if possible, an e-mail address as a contact address.
Participants will be notified about acceptance by June 15th.

For futher information, contact one of the following organizers:

Marja Leinonen
Lapinlahdenkatu 31 D 30
FIN-00180 Helsinki

Marja-Liisa Helasvuo

Krista Ojutkangas

Marja-Leena Sorjonen
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