LINGUIST List 26.5237

Mon Nov 23 2015

Calls: Cog Sci, Phonetics, Phonology, Psycholing/USA

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 23-Nov-2015
From: Christian DiCanio <>
Subject: 5th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages
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Full Title: 5th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages
Short Title: TAL2016

Date: 24-May-2016 - 27-May-2016
Location: Buffalo, NY, USA
Contact Person: Christian DiCanio
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 04-Dec-2015

Meeting Description:

The Fifth International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages (TAL 2016) will be held in Buffalo, NY, from Tuesday May 24 – Friday May 27, 2016. This symposium follows the most recent, very successful TAL 2014 conference, held in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. It will be held in downtown Buffalo at the University at Buffalo’s Educational Opportunity Center, located near the downtown theater district, local restaurants, and the newly-renovated Buffalo waterfront. TAL 2016 is conveniently timed before Speech Prosody 2016, which will be held in Boston from Tuesday May 31 – Friday June 3, 2016.

The following speakers have agreed to provide plenary talks:

Yiya Chen (Leiden University)
Bert Remijsen (Edinburgh University)
Bharath Chandrasekaran (University of Texas, Austin)
Jie Zhang (University of Kansas)

In addition to these plenary talks, we are pleased to offer a satellite workshop on May 24 titled ''Application of PENTAtrainer in prosody research'', organized by Yi Xu (University College, London) and Santitham Prom-on (King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thailand).

The special theme of this year’s symposium will be “Tone in the brain and the world: Bridging linguistic and psychological perspectives.” We especially invite contributions which focus on the mental representation of tone and tonal processes, tone from a cross-linguistic perspective, or both. The symposium will continue the tradition of the previous four symposia, aiming to present state-of-the–art research on the typological, phonetic, phonological, psycholinguistic, acquisitional, and technological aspects of tonal contrasts. We invite contributions from all these areas. Also welcome are contributions on non-tone languages and the use of tone in poetry or song.

Final Call for Papers:

Extended paper deadline

For all other details related to the meeting, including the paper format for submissions and the format for satellite proposals, please consult the website:

Important dates:

*Revised* Paper Submission Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2015
Paper Acceptance Notification: January 20, 2015
All dates and deadlines are local time.

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