LINGUIST List 26.5056

Thu Nov 12 2015

Calls: General Linguistics, Phonetics, Phonology/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>


Date: 11-Nov-2015
From: Jonathan Barnes <jabarnesbu.edu>
Subject: Speech Prosody 2016
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Full Title: Speech Prosody 2016

Date: 31-May-2016 - 03-Jun-2016
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Contact Person: Jonathan Barnes
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.speechprosody2016.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2015

Meeting Description:

Prosody and the Individual:
Unity and Difference Within and Across Speech Communities

Speech Prosody, the biennial meeting of the Speech Prosody Special Interest Group (SProSIG) of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), is the only recurring international conference focused on prosody as an organizing principle for the social, psychological, linguistic, and technological aspects of spoken language. Past conferences in Aix-en-Provence, Nara, Dresden, Campinas, Chicago, Shanghai and Dublin have each attracted 300-400 delegates, including experts in the fields of Linguistics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Speech and Hearing Science, Psychology, and related disciplines.

We are pleased to announce the special sessions of Speech Prosody 2016:

1. Rising intonation in English and beyond (Organizers: Meghan Armstrong, Page Piccinini, Amanda Ritchart)


2. Sentence-final particles and intonation: Similarities, interactions, and historical relationships (Organizers: James Sneed German, K. K. Luke)


3. Sources of Prosodic Variation across Recording Settings: Measures before measuring speech signals from inside and outside the lab (Organizers: Oliver Niebuhr, Petra Wagner)


4. Speaker comfort and communication in noisy environments (Special Poster Session) (Organizers: Oliver Niebuhr, Simone Graetzer)


Keynote Speakers for Speech Prosody 2016, Boston:

Aoju Chen, Universiteit Utrecht
Laura Dilley, Michigan State University
Rupal Patel, Northeastern University
Patrick Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Contact:

speechprosody2016.org
speechprosody2016gmail.com

Final Call for Papers:

Speech Prosody 2016, Boston: Extended deadline for submissions!

New submission deadline: While a title, author info, and 200-word abstract abstract must be submitted via the Easy Chair submission site by November 15, 2015 23:59 AoE (UTC-12), the deadline for submitting a final version of the full 4-page paper has been extended to midnight EST on Sunday, November 29. Please see our author information page for format details and submission requirements. When you are ready to submit, please visit our submission page on EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sp2016 .

Speech Prosody 2016, the eighth international conference on speech prosody, will be hosted at Boston University, May 31 to June 3, 2016. We invite papers addressing any aspect of the science and technology of prosody. This year, we especially invite submissions concentrating on variation and differences both at the level of the community and that of the individual. Speech Prosody, the biennial meeting of the Speech Prosody Special Interest Group (SProSIG) (http://speechprosody2010.illinois.edu/sprosig.php) of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) (http://www.isca-speech.org/), is the only recurring international conference focused on prosody as an organizing principle for the social, psychological, linguistic, and technological aspects of spoken language. Past conferences in Aix-en-Provence, Nara, Dresden, Campinas, Chicago, Shanghai and Dublin have each attracted 300-400 delegates, including experts in the fields of Linguistics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Speech and Hearing Science, Psychology, and related disciplines.

Contact:

speechprosody2016.org (http://www.speechprosody2016.org/)
speechprosody2016gmail.com

Important Deadlines:

Submission of title, author info, and 200-word abstract: November 15, 2015
Submission of full 4-page papers: November 29, 2015
Notification of acceptance (by email): January 15, 2016
Early registration deadline: February 15, 2016
Author's registration deadline: March 1, 2016
Conference: May 31 - June 3, 2016

Review Areas:

1. Phonology and phonetics of prosody
2. Signal processing
3. Rhythm and timing
4. Prosody in computational linguistics
5. Acquisition of first language prosody
6. Syntax, semantics, and pragmatics
7. Prosody in language and music
8. Prosody in Tone Languages
9. Prosody in language contact and second language acquisition
10. Prosody of under-resourced languages and dialects
11. Audiovisual prosody modeling and analysis
12. Communicative situation and speaking style
13. Prosodic aspects of speech and language pathology
14. Psycholinguistic, cognitive, neural correlates of prosody
15. Meta-linguistic and para-linguistic communication
16. Voice quality, phonation, and vocal dynamics
17. Prosody of sign language
18. Prosody in automatic speech synthesis, recognition and understanding



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