Invited speaker: Prof. Amalia Arvaniti (University of Kent)

March 31, 2020,
Dorotheenstraße 24, North Wing, Floor 2, Room 1.102

Organizers: Marzena Zygis and Stefanie Jannedy (ZAS Berlin)

08.45 – 09.00 Check In (Registration is possible online only)
09.00 – 10.00 Invited speaker: Amalia Arvaniti (University of Kent)
The phonetics and phonology of intonation in the light of cross-linguistic evidence (abstract)
10.00 – 10.30 Jelena Krivokapic1,2, Mark Tiede2 & Martha Tyrone2,3 (University of Michigan1, Haskins Laboratories2, Long Island University Brooklyn3)
Body gestures at prosodic boundaries (abstract)
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 11.30 Wim Pouw1,2,3, Steven Harrison1, Núria Esteve-Gibert4 & James Dixon1
(University of Connecticut1, Radboud University Nijmegen2, Max Planck Institute Nijmegen3, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya4)
Energy flows in gesture-speech physics: The respiratory-vocal system and its coupling with hand gestures (abstract)
11.30 – 12.00 Patrick Louis Rohrer1,2, Pilar Prieto2,3 & Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie1
(Université de Nantes1, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Catalonia2, Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), Catalonia3)
Beat gestures and prosodic phrasing in French
12.00 – 12.30 Caterina Petrone & Maud Champagne-Lavau (CNRS, Aix-en-Provence)
Effects of affective touch on emotional prosody perception: A study of electrodermal activity (abstract)
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 14.30 Francesca Panzeri1, Beatrice Giustolisi1, Chiara Calderone2 & Lara Mantovan2 (University of Milan – Bicocca1, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice2)
Recognizing irony through gestural cues in spoken and signed language (abstract)
14.30 – 15.00 Johannes Heim (Universität Greifswald)
Prosodic Encoding of Speaker Attitude (abstract)
15.00 – 15.30 Nicole Gotzner (ZAS Berlin)
The dual function of L+H* pitch accents (abstract)
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 – 16.30 Marcel Schlechtweg (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg) & Holden Härtl (Universität Kassel)
The acoustics of name-informing quotation (abstract)
16.30 – 17.00 Marzena Zygis & Susanne Fuchs (ZAS Berlin)
At the margins of speech: orofacial expressions and acoustic cues in whispering (abstract)
17.00 – 18.00 General Discussion
Alternate: Danfeng Wu & Yadav Gowda (MIT)
Focus and penultimate vowel lengthening in Zulu (abstract)

Call for Papers

Prosody plays a critical role in communication of all types. First, by structuring speech flow, it helps to identify the boundaries of words and sentences, thereby making a vital contribution to speech comprehension. Furthermore, by means of prosodic cues, speakers are not only able to produce the intended sentence type, e.g. question or statement, but they can also highlight the most important piece of information in a given phrase. Individual characteristics of speakers’ emotions, attitudes or intentions are also encoded in prosodic cues (Ladd 1996) which are not only acoustic but also gestural. However, even though there is voluminous evidence that visual signals including oro-facial expressions (Krahmer & Swerts 2007), head movement (Cvejic et al. 2010) and hand gestures (Guellaï, Langus & Nespor 2014) contribute essentially to the execution of prosody, the exact nature of the gestural-acoustic relationship is far from being well understood (see also Wagner et al. 2014 for an overview). Similarly, our understanding of articulatory gestures and their role in executing prosody is still very limited.

This workshop sets out to further explore the complex nature of prosody from a multivariate perspective. We invite papers revealing the role it plays in:

  • language systems at different levels, e.g. syllable, prosodic word, phrase, utterance;
  • language acquisition, bi- and multilingualism, language interference and code switching;
  • sign language;
  • sociolinguistics (social markers, identity, sociolects).

Of particular interest are experimentally oriented studies.

Please submit abstracts via the Workshop’s EasyChair page no later than November 1st, 2019, 23:59 Berlin time.

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