LINGUIST List 23.2938

Thu Jul 05 2012

Confs: Phonetics, Phonology, Psycholing, Neuroling, Language Acquisition/UK

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Date: 04-Jul-2012
From: Vesna Stojanovik <>
Subject: Prosody in Typical and Atypical Populations
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Prosody in Typical and Atypical Populations

Date: 03-Sep-2012 - 04-Sep-2012 Location: Reading, United Kingdom Contact: Vesna Stojanovik Contact Email: < click here to access email > Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

Prosody in Typical and Atypical Populations3-4 September 2012University of Reading, UK

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and speech and language therapists to share thoughts, ideas, and research findings on issues related to the acquisition of prosody and prosody disorders in children and adults.

Prosody in Typical and Atypical Populations - Programme

3 September (Monday)


9:30-9:40Welcome, Opening remarks

9:40-10:10Marie KlopfensteinProsodic features and speech naturalness in individuals with Hypokinetic Dysarthria

10:10-10:40Christina SamuelssonProsodic aspects of Elderspeak in Swedish Geriatric institutions

10:40-11:10Elisa Pellegrino, Valeria Caruso and Anna de MeoOther voices: Prosodic discriminative features of foreign and impaired speech

11:10-11:30Coffee/tea break

11:30-12:00Jasmin Pfeifer, Silke Hamann, Matz Exter and Marion Krause-BurmesterAn experimental study on the influence of congenital amusia on intonation perception

12:00-12:30Io Salmons and Anna GavarroThe perception of intonation patterns in Broca's aphasia


14:00-14:30Marisa Filipe, Selene Vicente and Sonia FrotaProsody in European Portuguese: Normal development and prosody impairments in autism

14:30-15:00Noemi Hahn and Jesse SnedekerHigh-functioning children with autism flexibly use prosody to parse syntactic ambiguity

15:00-15:30Laurence White and Victoria JonesInterpretation of localised lengthening cues to word boundaries is mediated by listeners' levels of autistic traits

15:30-15:50Coffee/tea break

15:50-16:20Melissa Redford,Vsevolod Kapatsinski and Jolynn Cornell-FabianoThe contribution of atypical prosody to lay perceptions of disorder

4 September (Tuesday)


9:40-10:10Vesna Stojanovik and Jane SetterDo children with Williams and Down's syndrome use prosodic cues in language processing?

10:10-10:40Emily Mason-Apps, Vesna Stojanovik, Carmel Houston-Price and Sue BuckleySpeech segmentation as a predictor of language acquisition in infants with Down's syndrome and in typically developing infants

10:40-11:10Bill Wells and Julie AnsteyProsodies of turn-design and the achievement of intersubjectivity

11:10-11:30Coffee/tea break

11:30-12:00Ulrike Domahs, Karin Lohmann, Nicole Moritz and Christina KauschkeThe acquisition of prosodic constraints on derivational morphology in typically developing children and children with SLI

12:00-12:30Christina Kauschke and Ulrike DomahsProsodic templates of inflected words - An area of difficulty for German-speaking children with SLI


13:00-14:00Poster session

14:00-15:00Plenary - Prof Patricia Hargrove

15:30-16:00Noemi Hahn and Jesse SnedekerThe development of prosody to resolve temporary syntactic closure ambiguity

15:50-16:20Kenichi KadookaAn acoustic analysis of telling jokes in different situations

16:20-16:30Closing remarks

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