29.2925, Calls: Cog Sci, Ling Theories, Phonetics, Phonology, Psycholing/Germany

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Subject: 29.2925, Calls: Cog Sci, Ling Theories, Phonetics, Phonology, Psycholing/Germany

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Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:00:41
From: Natalie Boll-Avetisyan [nboll at uni-potsdam.de]
Subject: Prosody from a Cross-domain Perspective: How Language Speaks to Music (and Vice Versa)

Full Title: Prosody from a Cross-domain Perspective: How Language Speaks to Music (and Vice Versa) 

Date: 06-Mar-2019 - 08-Mar-2019
Location: Bremen, Germany 
Contact Person: Natalie Boll-Avetisyan
Meeting Email: nboll at uni-potsdam.de
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/bollavetisyan/workshop-prosody-from-cross-domain-perspective 

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Linguistic Theories; Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics 

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2018 

Meeting Description:

Relations between language and music have been discussed for centuries. The
antique perspective suggested a close affinity of the two domains, with poets
considered singers, and poems equated with songs. Generative linguistic
approaches, on the other hand, assume a separate language module. Recent
research contributed substantially to the language-music debate, and we have
now some evidence for shared as well as separate processing areas in the human
brain. Surprisingly, despite the fact that both domains consider prosody as
organizational principle of at least rhythm and intonation, and despite a
possible joint origin, shared prosodic accounts of language and music are
rare. Can linguistic theory entirely ignore shared prosodic principles in the
two domains? Or can the new insights prove beneficial for advancing linguistic
theories on prosody? This workshop intends to bring together interdisciplinary
researchers in order to sparkle discussions how mutual exchange between
language and music can be fruitful. We invite contributions focusing on
general mechanisms and representations underlying the prosody of language and
music, addressing questions such as: What are the key units of prosody? What
do they share between language and music, what is specific to either domain?
What cognitive and neural networks support linguistic and musical prosody?
Moreover, we invite contributions that explore evolutionary and developmental
aspects of linguistic and musical prosody, addressing questions such as: Did
linguistic and musical prosody co-evolve? Is language and musical acquisition
supported by transfer/interactions between the two domains? Welcome are,
furthermore, contributions studying the immediate link between the two domains
in poetry or text-setting, particularly if they address the role of underlying
language-specific principles. The workshop also aims at incorporating a wide
range of methodologies, reaching from generative accounts of prosody to brain
imaging techniques establishing prosodic networks, in order to seek for a
best-possible approach to a timely and very interesting cross-domain research

Keynote speakers:

Daniela Sammler (MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences)

Paul Kiparsky (Stanford University) 

Travel grants:

There will be travel grants for DGfS members with an affiliation outside
Germany and low income. Those who will be presenting a paper at the DGfS
(including the present workshop) can apply for these travel grants.

Call for Papers:

Abstracts should be submitted for 30-minute slots (including discussion).

Abstract guidelines: max. 300 words, no more than five references. The final
version will not include figures. Please submit two pdf files containing your
abstract via email (to: nboll at uni-potsdam.de): one file should include title
of talk, name(s) of author(s), affiliation(s), e-mail address(es); another one
should be anonymous. Abstracts and presentations must be in English.

A template for an abstract can be downloaded from this website:


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