LINGUIST List 29.3597

Tue Sep 18 2018

Confs: Phonetics, Phonology, Psycholinguistics/New Zealand

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Date: 18-Sep-2018
From: Sasha Calhoun <>
Subject: Workshop on the Processing of Prosody across Languages and Varieties
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Workshop on the Processing of Prosody across Languages and Varieties
Short Title: ProsLang

Date: 29-Nov-2018 - 30-Nov-2018
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Contact: Sasha Calhoun
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

As an integral part of spoken language, prosody has been shown to play an important role in many speech production and perception processes. However, our knowledge of the role of prosody in speech processing draws on a relatively narrow range of (mostly closely related) languages. There is an urgent need for more psycholinguistic research looking at commonalities and differences in the use of prosodic cues in speech processing across different languages, and also different varieties of major languages. This workshop aims to bring together researchers working in this area. We are particularly interested in research on: (i) the role of prosody in semantic interpretation, including information structure; and (ii) prosody as an organisational structure for speech production and perception, including multimodal perspectives.

Invited Speakers:

Anne Cutler, MARCS, Western Sydney University
Bettina Braun, Universität Konstanz
Jennifer Cole, Northwestern University
Janet Fletcher, University of Melbourne
Nicole Gotzner, Leibniz-ZAS Berlin


Thursday, November 29

8:45 - 9:00:
Opening session

9:00 - 9:50:
Invited Speaker: Janet Fletcher
Intonation and contrastive focus marking strategies in two indigenous languages of Australia and Vanuatu

9:50 - 10:15:
Jason Brown and Karsten Koch
Prosodically driven focus movement in Urama

10:15 - 10:45: Morning tea

10:45 - 11:10:
Candide Simard and Aicha Belkadi
Are you by any chance a new referent NP in this narrative?

11:10 - 11:35:
Abiola Oyelere, Candide Simard and Anne Lacheret-Dujour
Prominence in the identification of the focus elements in Naija (Nigerian Pidgin)

11:35 - 12:00:
Olcay Turk
Coordination of gesture with prosodic and information structure in Turkish

12:00 - 12:25:
Francois Nemo, Gilles Cloiseau and Fanny Krimou
Prosodic marking of questions under discussions: Empirical and experimental approaches

12:25 - 13:35: Lunch

13:35 - 14:25:
Invited Speaker: Anne Cutler
Sources and domains of variability in prosodic processing

14:25 - 14:50:
Hilary Wynne, Linda Wheeldon and Aditi Lahiri
The preparation of complex prosodic frames by L2 English speakers

14:50 - 15:15:
Timo Roettger, Michael Franke and Jennifer Cole
Listeners rationally adapt to unreliable intonation

15:15 - 15:45 Afternoon tea

15:45 - 16:10:
Hong Zhang
Phrasal effect on Thai tone realization

16:10 - 17:00:
Invited Speaker: Jennifer Cole
Conventionalization in the prosodic encoding of information structure: An information-theoretic approach


18:30: Dinner

Friday, November 30

8:45 - 9:35:
Invited speaker: Nicole Gotzner
The semantic and pragmatic function of focal pitch accents in German and English

9:35 - 10:00
Yan Sun and Chilin Shih
Effects of semantic similarity and focus on the resolution of ambiguous sentences

10:00 - 11:30: Morning tea & Posters

11:30 - 11:55:
Simon Wehrle, Timo B. Roettger and Martine Grice
Exploring the dynamics of backchannel interpretation: The meandering mouse paradigm

11:55 - 12:20:
Jesin James and Catherine Watson
The role of prosody and semantics in the perception of secondary emotions

12:20 - 12:45:
Angelika Hönemann and Petra Wagner
Local speech rate in attitudinal speech in German

12:45 - 13:55: Lunch

13:55 - 14:45:
Invited Speaker: Bettina Braun
The role of pitch accent type and focus-sensitive particles on the activation of contrastive alternatives

14:45 - 15:10:
Mengzhu Yan and Sasha Calhoun
What primes alternatives? Investigating syntactic and prosodic focus priming of alternatives in English and Mandarin Chinese

15:10 - 15:40 Afternoon tea

15:40 - 16:05:
Isabelle Franz, Gerrit Kentner, Luisa Bernius and Frank Domahs
The influence of rhythm and animacy on word order in three different age groups

16:05 - 16:30:
Ivan Yuen, Nan Xu Rattanasone and Katherine Demuth
Six-year-olds use pitch, not duration, to mark focus in Australian English

16:30 - 17:10:


Poster Presentations:

November 30, 10:00 - 11:30

Daniele Scanzi, Jérémy Zehr, Francesca Foppolo and Florian Schwarz
Only vs. clefts: The incremental processing of presupposed vs. entailed content

Shinobu Mizuguchi and Koichi Tateishi
Lexical accent and focal prominence in Japanese

Yue Cheng
Tone patterns of Du Fu's pentasyllabic lines

Katharina Zahner and Bettina Braun
F0 is not enough - when museum does not active musical in Australian English

Grażyna Demenko
Expressive speech as a key for human-computer communication

Mahire Yakup
The acquisition of English stress by Kazakh-Russian bilinguals

Anna Dannenberg
How prosody affects perceiving syntactic boundaries in spontaneous speech

Jun Xia and Xiaofang Cui
The prosodic constraints on the coordinate construction of incomplete names in mandarin Chinese

Seppo Kittilä and Sonja Dahlgren
Prosodic marking of certainty contrasts: the case of Finnish modal-evidential particles

Hong Zou
A prosodic approach to the binding area of Chinese reflexive ''Ziji''

Michael Howard
The intonational phonology of Sāmoan questions

Sabrina Defren, Patricia de Brito Castilho Wesseling, Shanley Allen, Vered Shakuf, Boaz Ben-David and Thomas Lachmann.
Disentangling the impact of prosody and semantics in emotional speech perception: A set of German neutral and emotionally affective sentences

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