LINGUIST List 24.2416

Thu Jun 13 2013

Calls: Phonetics, Cognitive Science/Netherlands

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Date: 13-Jun-2013
From: Mily Crevels <>
Subject: Workshop: Pitch and Timbre in the Language-Music Relation
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Full Title: Workshop: Pitch and Timbre in the Language-Music Relation

Date: 24-Oct-2013 - 24-Oct-2013Location: Leiden, NetherlandsContact Person: Julien MeyerMeeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Phonetics

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2013

Meeting Description:

Pitch and timbre are two essential and complementary perceptual attributes in human speech and music. During this workshop, we propose to revisit the principal productive, perceptual, and cognitive differences/similarities that have been so far described between language and music along these two frequency levels. Examples from various different languages and musical traditions from different continents will be chosen to illustrate the discussions. We also encourage the participation of researchers who have been investigating phenomena of direct music-language interactions, such as the influence of speakers’ native language on the structure of their music (correspondence of pitch patterns in instrumental music/songs/spoken speech in tone and non-tone language; influence of spoken formant ratios on musical scales, etc.) or the impact of musical experience/deficiency on speech production and perception.

Call for Papers:

The workshop will be held on Thursday October 24, 2013, as part of the KNAW conference Diversity and Universals in Language, Culture, and Cognition, which will be organized October 24-26, 2013 in Leiden. There will be five slots of 30 minutes available in the workshop to discuss recent research on the topic of pitch and timbre in the language-music relation. Abstracts (max 1 A4) can be sent to Julien Meyer, organizer of the workshop, no later than June 30. Notification of acceptance will be sent before July 15.

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