Call for Papers

The conference theme will be “Communicative and interactive prosody”, but submissions addressing any aspect of the science and technology of prosody are welcome. Past conferences have been attended by 300-400 prosody researchers from diverse fields, including linguistics, acoustics, speech technology, cognitive science, neuroscience, speech therapy, audiology and hearing science, language teaching, computer science, electrical engineering and forensic science. Online submission will be available on Oct. 1.
Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Phonology and phonetics of prosody
  • Rhythm and timing
  • Tone and intonation
  • Cognitive processing and modeling of prosody
  • Interaction between segmental and suprasegmental features
  • Syntax, semantics, and pragmatics
  • Prosody in language and music
  • Acquisition of first, second and third language prosody
  • Prosody in Computer Language Learning systems
  • Speaking style and personality
  • Speaking style and communication settings
  • Prosody in speech recognition and understanding
  • Prosody in speaker characterization and recognition
  • Identification & description of prosody for multilingual dialogue systems
  • Measurements of prosodic parameters
  • Prosody in audiology and phoniatrics
  • Forensic voice and language investigation
  • Prosody of sign language