LINGUIST List 28.769

Thu Feb 09 2017

Calls: Lang Acquisition, Phonetics, Phonology, Psycholing, Syntax/Germany

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 07-Feb-2017
From: Ann-Kathrin Grohe <>
Subject: Processing Prosody across Languages, Varieties, and Nativeness
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Full Title: Processing Prosody across Languages, Varieties, and Nativeness
Short Title: ProPro 2017

Date: 31-Aug-2017 - 01-Sep-2017
Location: Tübingen, Germany
Contact Person: Ann-Kathrin Grohe
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2017

Meeting Description:

Ongoing globalisation substantially increases the linguistic variability that we are exposed to in our daily lives. However, very little is known about the consequences of this variability for comprehension. The SpeechNet BaWü workshop “Processing prosody across languages, varieties, and nativeness” brings together young researchers addressing this issue.

The focus of the workshop will be on the processing of variability in the prosodic domain (intonation, rhythm) in different languages.


Anne Cutler (MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University)

Invited Speakers:

Sarah A. Bibyk (University of Rochester / Vanderbilt University)
Heather Kember (MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University)
Kiwako Ito (The Ohio State University)
Giuseppina Turco (CNRS/Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris)


Ann-Kathrin Grohe (University of Tübingen, SpeechNet BaWü)
Nadja Schauffler (University of Stuttgart, SpeechNet BaWü)
Katharina Zahner (University of Konstanz, SpeechNet BaWü)

Call for Papers:

We invite doctoral students and early career researchers working on different aspects related to prosodic processing in different languages to present their work. Topics can be for example the processing of prosody by L1 or L2 listeners, prosody in varieties of different languages, prosodic processing by infants or adults, “classic factors”, such as frequency (familiar versus unfamiliar varieties of both L1 and L2).

The projects on these topics can rely on different methodologies. We also encourage students to present their ongoing research projects.

Abstract submission guidelines:

We invite abstract submission for oral presentations and posters. Abstracts should be written in English and not exceed one page of text (A4). In addition, references, examples and/or figures may be included on a second page. Please use the following format: size 12, 2.5 cm/1 inch margins and single spacing. The author names and affiliations should be given in the text. Abstracts should be submitted as a property-free PDF file following the instructions on EasyAbs. Please name your abstract as follows: [Last Name of the first author] _ [First three words of the Title], e.g. Cutler_SpokenWordRecognition.pdf

Please indicate whether you prefer oral or poster presentation.

A limited number of scholarships for doctoral students to cover their accommodation expenses are available. Please indicate on the abstract submission site whether you are interested in such a scholarship.

Information on the workshop will be regularly updated on the conference homepage:

Please contact the conference organisers at if necessary.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 31 March 2017
Notification of acceptance: after 15 May 2017
Workshop: 31 August and 1 September 2017

Abstracts can be uploaded on

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Tübingen this summer!

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