Workshops

2 workshops:

Abstract submitted to workshops will be published on the conference website.

When submitting an abstract to a workshop, please, mark the correct workshop in the list of topics in EasyChair


 

 

 

Usages and Advantages of Categorical Phonetic Transcription of Prosody: Toward the development of an IPrA (International Prosodic Alphabet)

Sun‐Ah Jun, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pilar Prieto, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sun‐Ah Jun
Affiliation: Department of Linguistics, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
http://linguistics.ucla.edu/people/jun/sun‐ah.htm
Brief bio: Sun‐Ah Jun is Professor of Phonetics at UCLA. Her research interests include intonational phonology, prosodic typology, and interface between prosody and subareas of linguistics. She is the author of Korean ToBI and organized the first international workshop on “Intonation models and ToBI labeling” in 1999 to study prosodic typology. She has edited two volumes of Prosodic Typology (2005, 2014, Oxford Univ. Press), which include ToBI systems from 27 languages. Together with Pilar Prieto and José Hualde, she organized the workshop on “Developing an International Prosodic Alphabet (IPrA)” as a satellite meeting of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences in 2015.
Contact information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (+1) 310 892 7818.

Pilar Prieto
Affiliation: ICREA‐Dept. of Translation & Lang. Sciences, Univ. of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Brief bio: Pilar Prieto is an ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Catalunya. Her main research interests are intonation, the role of prosody and facial gestures in linguistic meaning in interactive and emotional speech, and language acquisition. She has published numerous journal articles and edited two books including multiple ToBI systems (Intonation in Romance, with S. Frota, Oxford Univ. Press, and Transcription of Intonation of the Spanish Language, with P. Roseano, Lincom Europa). With José Hualde, she published the article, “Towards an IPrA” in Laboratory Phonology in 2016, providing the foundation of the movement for the development of an International Prosodic Alphabet.
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Unpacking Intonation Data in Tonal Languages

Cong Zhang, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For prosody researchers, the intricate relationship between lexical tones and intonational tunes in tonal languages is appealing yet intimidating. Understanding how to tease apart intonation from lexical tones is the first step for every researcher who is new to the field of intonation research in tonal languages. Intonation contours can be easily detected in acoustic analysis software for non-tonal languages; however, for tonal languages, since pitch is a joint manifestation of intonation and tone, sometimes intonation can be subtle and opaque. How should raw production data for intonation studies be processed in tonal languages? Which part of the intonation contour is the most important? What values should be extracted? How should the data be analysed?

Aimed at researchers who are new to intonation research in tonal languages, this workshop focuses on the methods of processing production data for prosody research in tonal languages. We invite presentations from a variety of tonal languages – Scandinavian, African, Asian – to facilitate cross-linguistic discussion of methods of handling data, ranging from the following topics:

  • labelling raw production data;
  • interpreting the labelled data;
  • extracting useful values from the production data;
  • analysing the extracted values.

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