21.3440, Calls: Disc Analysis, Phonetics, Phonology, Pragmatics/United Kingdom

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Subject: 21.3440, Calls: Disc Analysis, Phonetics, Phonology, Pragmatics/United Kingdom

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Date: 26-Aug-2010
From: Diane Blakemore < d.blakemore at salford.ac.uk >
Subject: The Prosody-Discourse Interface

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Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2010 12:34:29
From: Diane Blakemore [d.blakemore at salford.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.blakemore at salford.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 

Meeting Description:

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 
prosodic structure).
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

Please note
-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: 
d.blakemore at salford.ac.uk
-abstracts will be evaluated anonymously by the scientific committee for 
the conference. 
-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 
oral sessions.

Submission of abstracts: 15 April 2011
Notification of acceptance: 6 June 2011
Conference: 12 - 14 September 2011 


Diane Blakemore  (local organizer) d.blakemore at salford.ac.uk
Debbie Hughes (conference support) d.hughes1 at salford.ac.uk

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