09 November 2014

Call for papers: ETAP 3

Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody (ETAP) 3: Prosody and Variability

Where: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

When:  May 28-30, 2015

Organizers:  Duane Watson (University of Illinois), Michael Wagner (McGill University), andChigusa Kurumada (University of Rochester

The third conference on Experimental and Theoretical Advances inProsody is taking place this coming May 28-30, 2015, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A special focus of this year’s ETAP is prosodic variability. Prosodic processing presents a challenge to researchers because of the many sources of variability in how prosodic phenomena area realized. Prosodic information consists of bundles of features (e.g., pitch, duration, loudness, intensity), but patterns of these features vary systematically across different speakers,populations, dialects, and contexts. They also vary randomly due to speech errors or noise in the environment. A long-standing, critical issue in the field is understanding the nature of such variability in prosodic information as well as understanding how listeners maintain their prosodic representations despite the variable input. This conference aims at bringing together researchers from different disciplines who work on these issues, as well as researchers working on general questions in prosody research.

Invited speakers:

Naomi Feldman - University of Maryland College Park

Tyler Kendall - University of Oregon

Chigusa Kurumada - University of Rochester

Mark Liberman - University of Pennsylvania

Morgan Sonderegger - McGill University

Alice Turk - University of Edinburgh

Jennifer Cole - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Timothy Mahrt - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Contact: The Organizers (etapthree@gmail.com)
Conference Website: http://dgwatson.wix.com/etap3
Call: Please visit our website

Deadline for submissions: 12/15

Notification of acceptance: 1/20

Abstract Guidelines:

Abstract for both posters and presentations must be submitted in a pdf format and must not exceed 500 words. Fifteen lines, which are not included in the word count, may be used to present examples and references. The uploaded abstract should be anonymous.