LINGUIST List 30.291

Thu Jan 17 2019

Calls: General Linguistics/Taiwan

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 15-Jan-2019
From: Tiffany Liu <>
Subject: 3rd International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech
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Full Title: 3rd International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech
Short Title: LPSS 2019

Date: 21-Nov-2019 - 22-Nov-2019
Location: Taipei, Taiwan, Taiwan
Contact Person: Tiffany Liu
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 03-Jun-2019

Meeting Description:

The first LPSS was held in Academia Sinica in 2006 to specifically bring together scholars from linguistics and speech technology for interaction and discussion about what spontaneous speech is and how it can be understood and dealt with, given the common goal is to look for genuine linguistic patterns.

In 2010, Kikuo Maekawa and Yasuharu Den hosted the second LPSS, as an Interspeech satellite event, embracing a prospective variety of research topics related to spontaneous speech and disfluency. Since 2014, the Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica (ILAS) and the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL) have established bilateral collaborations. The collaboration project, Cross-linguistic research of the phonetic representations of filled pauses, has been successful in exchanging Chinese and Japanese data and research methodology on spontaneous speech. Given the fast-growing demands of intelligent technology systems involving the spoken language, the third LPSS in 2019 aims to explore the application possibilities of spontaneous speech, including technology, pathology, and acquisition. Moreover, the organizers also hope to minimize the efforts that individual teams have to make by discussing the common theoretical and empirical works and by sharing data and know-how, with an integrative view.

Call for Papers:

LPSS 2019 invites linguists, practitioners, engineers, and experts who are interested in issues related to speech communication, prospering in research studies and innovation of clinical, educational, and technological applications. We aims to publish a book based on papers presented at LPSS 2019 after the conference and hope to receive your precious results and insights that can contribute to the understanding and processing of human speech communication. We accept only full papers with a maximum length of 4 pages + 1 cover page in pdf format. No fixed paper format is required, but the cover page must include information about (1) Paper title, (2) Author names, (3) Author affiliation, (4) Author E-mail contacts, and (5) Abstract. Paper submission system is open on January 15, 2019:

LPSS 2019 also invites scholars who are interested in close contact with the invited speakers in face-to-face meetings, to submit a 2-page description of their research, clearly stating the issues and the relationship to the invited speakers’ research. We hope this arrangement can inspire different research directions and collaborations. If you intend to take part in this arrangement, please register first and submit a 2-page short statement of your research no later than October 15, 2019 to

Invited Speakers:

Kelly Davis (Mozilla)
Satoshi Imaizumi (Prefectural University of Hiroshima)
Charles Yang (UPenn)

Organized by:

Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica (ILAS)
National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL)
Association for Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing (ACLCLP)


- Modeling of speech communication process: Theory and praxis
- Computational view of discourse: Encoding and decoding
- Human speech analysis: Form, unit, structure, composition
- Human speech processing: Detection, verification, recognition
- Human speech understanding: Form and meaning
- Speech assessment: Pathology, L1 and L2 acquisition
- Speech data collection: Resource design and evaluation
- Speech data annotation: Manual vs. automatic, degree of granularity

Important Dates:

1st Call for Papers: January 15, 2019
2nd Call for Papers: April 1, 2019
Full Paper Submission: June 3, 2019 (4 pages+1 cover page)
Notification of Acceptance: August 20, 2019
Final Paper Submission: September 10, 2019
Conference Date: November 21-22, 2019


LPSS 2019 Secretariat:
Ms. Tiffany Liu
Tel: +886-2-2652-5013
Fax: +886-2-2783-2808

Conference Website:

Page Updated: 17-Jan-2019