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Sat Aug 28 2010
Calls: Disc Analysis, Phonetics, Phonology, Pragmatics/United Kingdom
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The Prosody-Discourse Interface
Message 1: The Prosody-Discourse Interface
From: Diane Blakemore <d.blakemoresalford.ac.uk>
Subject: The Prosody-Discourse Interface
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Full Title: The Prosody-Discourse Interface
Short Title: IDP
Date: 12-Sep-2011 - 14-Sep-2011
Location: Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Diane Blakemore
Meeting Email: d.blakemoresalford.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.famss.salford.ac.uk/page/pdi_conference
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Phonetics; Phonology; Pragmatics
Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2011
This conference is the fourth in a series which provides a forum for those
working on the relationship between prosody and discourse. As the
previous conferences have shown, there is a range of phenomena which
illustrate how research in prosody feeds into research in discourse and vice
versa - for example, the communication of attitudes and emotions,
constraints on implicit meaning, focus and information structure, the
communication of irony, interaction and interactive meaning, humour in
discourse, parentheticals, the interpretation of anaphora, the identification
of processing units, and the identification of genre. The relationship
between prosody and discourse has been viewed from the perspective of
phonology, semantics, syntax, pragmatics, language acquisition, language
processing, language pathology, stylistics, language evolution, and speech
synthesis. Moreover, research has been carried out in a wide range of
theoretical paradigms. We now aim to build on this research, and in this way
develop a greater understanding of phenomena at the prosody-discourse
The conference will consist of four parts:
1. Research Training Workshop (for research students and academics who
wish to develop an understanding of the issues involved in transcribing
2. Oral presentations on any area of the prosody-discourse interface
3. Poster sessions on any area of the prosody-discourse interface
4. Special workshop on expressive and affective prosody (speakers: Diane
Blakemore, Chris Potts, Marc Schroeder)
We now invite researchers in prosody and discourse to submit abstract for
inclusion in themed sessions on any area of the prosody-discourse interface
(including the topic of the special workshop). We expect abstracts to
address the following questions from a range of theoretical paradigms:
-What are the different prosodic subsystems; how do they interact; and
how do they contribute to the interpretation of discourse?
-How should we describe and analyze prosodic facts?
-What are the relevant units for the analysis of discourse; and what are
their prosodic properties?
-How is discourse processed; and how does prosody affect discourse
-How do context and prosody interact in the interpretation of discourse?
-What is 'tone of voice' and how does it affect interpretation?
-How do L1 and L2 speakers acquire an understanding of the relationship
between prosody and context?
-What are the best methodological tools for the description and
transcription of the prosodic properties of discourse?
Call For Papers
-the conference will be held in English and French.
-abstracts must be no more than 1 A4 page and written in Times 12 Font
(plus an extra page for references and figures)
-two copies of the abstract must be submitted - one anonymous and the
other marked with the name of the author(s), affiliation(s) and email address
of the main author
-abstracts must be sent to the following address:
-abstracts will be evaluated anonymously by the scientific committee for
-abstracts should indicate if they are for an oral presentation, a poster, or
both. Please note that we will not be able to accommodate everybody in the
Submission of abstracts: 15 April 2011
Notification of acceptance: 6 June 2011
Conference: 12 - 14 September 2011
Diane Blakemore (local organizer) d.blakemoresalford.ac.uk
Debbie Hughes (conference support) d.hughes1salford.ac.uk
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