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LINGUIST List 20.1547

Wed Apr 22 2009

Calls: General Ling,Phonology/USA

Editor for this issue: Elyssa Winzeler <elyssalinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Speech Prosody 2010

Message 1: Speech Prosody 2010
Date: 22-Apr-2009
From: Mark Hasegawa-Johnson <jhasegawillinois.edu>
Subject: Speech Prosody 2010
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Full Title: Speech Prosody 2010
Short Title: SpeechProsody

Date: 11-May-2010 - 14-May-2010
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Contact Person: Mark Hasegawa-Johnson
Meeting Email: jhasegawillinois.edu
Web Site: http://speechprosody2010.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Phonology

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2009

Meeting Description:

Speech Prosody 2010
Every Language, Every Style: Globalizing the Science of Prosody

Call for Papers

Prosody is, as far as we know, a universal characteristic of human speech,
founded on the cognitive processes of speech production and perception. Adequate
modeling of prosody has been shown to improve human-computer interface, to aid
clinical diagnosis, and to improve the quality of second language instruction,
among many other applications.

Speech Prosody 2010, the fifth international conference on speech prosody,
invites papers addressing any aspect of the science and technology of prosody.
Speech Prosody is the only recurring international conference focused on prosody
as an organizing principle for the social, psychological, linguistic, and
technological aspects of spoken language. Speech Prosody 2010 seeks, in
particular, to discuss the universality of prosody. To what extent can the
observed scientific and technological benefits of prosodic modeling be ported to
new languages, and to new styles of spoken language? Toward this end, Speech
Prosody 2010 especially welcomes papers that create or adapt models of prosody
to languages, dialects, sociolects, and/or communicative situations that are
inadequately addressed by the current state of the art.

Speech Prosody 2010 will include keynote presentations, oral sessions, and
poster sessions covering topics including:
- Prosody of under-resourced languages and dialects
- Communicative situation and speaking style
- Dynamics of prosody: structures that adapt to new situations
- Phonology and phonetics of prosody
- Rhythm and duration
- Syntax, semantics, and pragmatics
- Meta-linguistic and para-linguistic communication
- Signal processing
- Automatic speech synthesis, recognition and understanding
- Prosody of sign language
- Prosody in face-to-face interaction: audiovisual modeling and analysis
- Prosodic aspects of speech and language pathology
- Prosody in language contact and second language acquisition
- Prosody and psycholinguistics
- Prosody in computational linguistics
- Voice quality, phonation, and vocal dynamics

Submission of Papers
Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length, four-page papers,
including figures and references, at http://speechprosody2010.org. All Speech
Prosody papers will be handled and reviewed electronically.

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Important Dates
Submission of Papers (http://speechprosody2010.org): October 15, 2009
Notification of Acceptance: December 15, 2009
Conference: May 11-14, 2010
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