LINGUIST List 26.4947

Thu Nov 05 2015

Confs: Mandarin, Romance, Applied Ling, Lang Acq, Phonetics/Italy

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 05-Nov-2015
From: Marta Maffia <>
Subject: Methods in L2 Prosody 2015 - Romance Languages and Chinese at the Crossroads
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Methods in L2 Prosody 2015 - Romance Languages and Chinese at the Crossroads
Short Title: ML2P-2015

Date: 30-Nov-2015 - 01-Dec-2015
Location: Napoli, Italy
Contact: Anna De Meo
Contact Email:
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Phonetics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Language Family(ies): Romance
Meeting Description:

The fundamental role played by prosody in the achievement of a successful native-non-native interaction has already gathered many researchers, students and listeners in two international conferences, held at the University of Naples L’Orientale in 2011 and at the University of Padua in 2012. The relevance of these two events and the presented works resulted in two reference volumes in the area of L2 prosody, respectively: De Meo A., Pettorino M. eds., Prosodic and Rhythmic Aspects of L2 Acquisition. The case of Italian, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012; Busà M.G.,Stella A. eds., Methodological Perspectives on Second Language Prosody, CLEUP, 2012.

In the wake of previous events and results, ML2P 2015 invites proposals addressing any aspect of L2 prosody, but with a special focus on the interplay between Chinese and any of the Romance languages. The increasing presence of Chinese people in Romance-language countries and the growing interest in the Chinese language and culture in Europe have both created the need to pay particular attention to the communication between Chinese and Romance-language speakers.

The conference is organized by the Linguistic Center of the University of Naples L’Orientale – CILA, in collaboration with the Confucio Institute at the University of Naples L'Orientale and the GSCP (SLI Special Interest Group on Spoken Communication), with the patronage of AISV (Italian Association for Speech Sciences).

Invited Speakers:

- Véronique Aubergé - CNRS Grenoble & Université Stendhal, Grenoble, France
- Philippe Boula de Mareüil - LIMSI - CNRS, Orsay, France
- Maria Grazia Busà - University of Padua, Italy
- Wentao Gu - Nanjing Normal University, China
- Yan Lu - Xi'an International Studies University, China

Scientific Committee:

- Anna De Meo
- Massimo Pettorino
- Maria Grazia Busà
- Franco Cutugno
- Wentao Gu

Registration Procedure and Fees:

For registration to ML2P-2015, please send the registration form to
At least one author must be registered at the conference before November 23, 2015.

All fees are listed in EUR:

Registration category Fee:

Regular: 80 EUR
Phd student/Post-doc: 40 EUR
Students: free*
*Proof of status (active student card) must be provided by email to together with registration form by 23 November.

Method of payment:

Payments can be made ONLY via bank transfer. Cash and cheque payment CANNOT be accepted on site. To insure proper credit to your account, you must specify in the ''Transaction Description'' area:
REGISTRATION FEE ML2P2015 - CILA and the attendee's name. Please send the proof of payment (copy of wire transfer certified by your bank) via email to, together with the registration form.

All bank transfer should made to:

- Beneficiary Name: Università degli studi di Napoli “L’Orientale
- Bank Name: Banco di Napoli Centro Tesoreria Unica
- Location: Via Forno Vecchio, 36 Napoli
- Account No: 100000301499
- CIN: G
- ABI: 01010
- CAB: 03593
- IBAN: IT 53 G 01010 03593 100000301499

Bank transfer charges have to be paid by the registrant.
For further information, please contact the organizers of the conference at


30 November 2015

Greetings and opening remarks
Anna De Meo - GSCP Coordinator
Xu Haiming - Co-Director of the Confucio Institute – University of Naples
L'Orientale-Shanghai International Studies University

Wentao Gu
Quantitative analysis of L1 and L2 Mandarin Speech Prosody

Elisa Pellegrino, Lei He and Volker Dellwo
Measuring speech rhythm using both duration and F0. A study on Italian
learners of Mandarin

Silvia Planas Morales and Xavier Villalba
Interrogative sentences with right-dislocation in Catalan and Mandarin Chinese

Philippe Boula de Mareüil
Identification of foreign accents: the perceptual role of prosody in L2 French and Italian

1 December 2015

Maria Grazia Busà
L2 prosody and gestures: data from Italian and Chinese

Anna De Meo, Marilisa Vitale and Ying Xu
L2 Italian French and Portuguese Rhythm of Chinese speakers

10.50 Coffee break

Hao Xu
Italian Voice Onset Time Acquisition by Chinese speakers

Massimo Pettorino
The prosody of recited speech: L2 Chinese of Italian speakers

Veronique Aubergé
Emotional prosody

13.00 Lunch break

Yan Lu
Multimodal perception of socio-affective prosody by FL/L2 learners: Chinese vs French

Francesco Cutugno and Antonio Origlia
Automatic Prosodic Analysis and its Phonetic Implications

Lidia Calabrò
Phone-TIC: reading activities and web applications in the teaching of Italian pronunciation to Chinese students

Closing remarks

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