LINGUIST List 24.2751

Mon Jul 08 2013

Calls: Romance, General Linguistics/Sweden

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 08-Jul-2013
From: Laura Álvarez López <>
Subject: Parler les langues romanes/Parlare le lingue romanze/Hablar las lenguas romances/Falando línguas românicas
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Full Title: Parler les langues romanes/Parlare le lingue romanze/Hablar las lenguas romances/Falando línguas românicas Short Title: 9th GSCP Int. Conference
Date: 09-Apr-2014 - 12-Apr-2014 Location: Stockholm/Uppsala, Sweden Contact Person: Stockholm University
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Romance

Call Deadline: 14-Oct-2013

Meeting Description:

GSCP 2014 is the international conference of the Gruppo di Studi sulla Comunicazione Parlata, a research group of the Società di Linguistica Italiana. Ever since its inception in Naples (Italy) in 2003, GSCP has been one of the main European forums for the discussion of the interdisciplinary area related to the study of spoken communication in all its aspects. GSCP is a rich opportunity for the advancement of scholarship not only in linguistic studies related to spoken language but also in interfacing disciplines and new technologies (acoustic engineering, language pathology, speech therapy, artificial intelligence, etc).

GSCP conferences cater to researchers interested in spoken communication with focuses ranging from the linguistic aspects of speech and the pragmatics of interaction to the biological bases of communication including speech pathology, automatic treatment of speech data and resources for the study of speech (such as the creation of corpora, analysis, synthesis and automatic tagging resources).

The ninth GSCP will take place at the Stockholm University and Uppsala University. It aims to promote interest in spoken language studies in Romance Languages, a field of studies that has a strong tradition at Uppsala University and is one of the leading research areas at Stockholm University.

Call for Papers:

Abstract submission: August 1 - October 14, 2013
Submission site:

This conference focuses on spoken Romance Languages and welcomes abstracts in French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and English within the following thematic strands: Spoken corpora; speech and linguistic description; phonetic aspects of speech; multimodality, pragmatics, conversation and discourse; speech technology; speech and sociolinguistics; speech in multilingualism/bilingualism.

Abstracts can be submitted for individual papers, posters and panels.

Abstracts may be submitted in English, French, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish. The abstract should have 300 words, title and bibliography excluded. Abstracts should contain:

a) Problem statement
b) Methodology
c) Results: partial or full

Authors are welcome to indicate whether their preference is for a talk, poster presentation or panel; however the Scientific Committee will recommend the presentation format that best suits the abstract proposal. Accepted abstracts will be published on the conference site after authors have registered.

Posters and Oral Presentations:

Posters and oral presentations will be treated on a par scientifically by the Scientific Committee. The distinction in presentation formats is merely determined by the appropriacy of the medium to the individual presentation and does not reflect a scale of scientific relevance. Oral presentations should last for 20 minutes. Each oral presentation will have 5 minutes for discussion.

Panel Proposals:

Panel proposals should be sent by email to The proposal should include the title of the panel, the theme of the panel, name, affiliation and contact details of panel chair, an introductory text (200 words) of the panel; then for each presentation, title followed by name and affiliation of the author, and abstract. The abstracts of the presentations should follow the same guidelines as the other submissions for the conference. Each panel will be allotted 2,5 hours, in case of acceptance, which will allow a maximum of five talks of 20 minutes each.


The conference organizers are exploring the possibility of publishing a volume of selected papers.

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