LINGUIST List 23.2964

Fri Jul 06 2012

Calls: Phonetics, Phonology, Typology/Germany

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Date: 06-Jul-2012
From: Heriberto Avelino <>
Subject: Workshop 'Tone: Theory and Practice'
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Full Title: Workshop 'Tone: Theory and Practice'
Date: 28-Sep-2012 - 29-Sep-2012 Location: Leipzig, Germany Contact Person: Heriberto Avelino, Ian Maddieson
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology; Typology

Call Deadline: 30-Jul-2012

Meeting Description:

The department of Linguistics of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, invites participation for a workshop titled 'Tone: Theory and Practice' to be held at the Institute on September 28-29, 2012.

Confirmed invited speakers are:

Jack Gandour (Purdue University)Dan Dediu (MPI, Nijmegen)Carlos Gussenhoven (Radboud University)John Esling (University of Victoria)Ian Maddieson (University of New Mexico)

Organised by:

Heriberto Avelino (MPI EVA)Ian Maddieson (UNM)

Local Organizer:

Claudia Schmidt (MPI EVA)

2nd Call for Papers:

This workshop has as its main goal to be a 'state of the art' meeting of researchers to discuss and summarize contemporary thinking on tone from both empirical and theoretical perspectives. We invite contributions surveying general aspects of tone production, tone perception and tone system typology. The scope of the workshop will also cover relationships between tonal phenomena and other aspects of prosody, as well as genetic, neurological and physiological factors relevant to tone. In addition, discussion of areal patterns in tonal phonology, and descriptions of tone in individual languages or language families are encouraged.

We invite submissions in the form of anonymous one page abstracts (single-spaced 12-point text, either A4 or US Letter size), with an optional additional page of references and figures, to be submitted via EasyChair at by July 30, 2012.

The program will consist of both oral and poster presentations, and will run for two full days. Notification of acceptance will be sent by August 13, 2012.

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