LINGUIST List 23.3043

Fri Jul 13 2012

Calls: Phonetics, Phonology, Socioling, Cognitive Sci/Switzerland

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 13-Jul-2012
From: Agnes Kolmer <>
Subject: Workshop: Word Stress: Dialectal Variation and Perception
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Full Title: Workshop: Word Stress: Dialectal Variation and Perception
Date: 22-Jul-2013 - 27-Jul-2013 Location: Geneva, Switzerland Contact Person: Agnes Kolmer
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Aug-2012

Meeting Description:

Typological studies have provided a great deal of information about word accentual patterns in the languages of the world (cf. van der Hulst / Godemans / van Zanten eds. 2010 and the database StressTyp), but there is a lack of knowledge on comparative word stress studies in dialects. The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts from different disciplines, namely phonology, phonetics and variational linguistics, to discuss phonological and phonetic aspects of word stress from a variationist and cognitive perspective.

Questions intimately connected with this issue are the following:

- What are the existing dialectal differences in stress?- To what extent do differences in speech rhythm and/or segmental structure correlate with differences in the production and perception of word stress?- How does dialectal stress variability develop?- Does language contact play a role in dialectal use of stress?- In what way are we confronted with conservative and/or innovative traits of the language under examination?- How does L1 background influence the perception of stress variability?

Aspects of language acquisition (both first and second language acquisition) can also be included. The workshop targets to present studies of variation in word stress in a wide range of languages and language families.

2nd Call for Papers:

The call deadline has been extended to 15 August 2012.

The workshop will contain presentations by a few invited speakers, among them Harry van der Hulst (University of Delaware), but opportunity will be provided for additional speakers. Contributors may submit an anonymous extended abstract (max. 3 pages) in English, containing the title of the talk, keywords and references. All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by two members of the Scientific Committee.

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