Speech Prosody 2016

A number of SIRL project members and collaborators participated in this year’s Speech Prosody conference at Boston University from May 30 to June 3, 2016.

The talks and posters include the following (click on the title for the proceedings):

Sentence final particles in Singapore English: Are they pragmatic or phonological?  James Sneed German, Laurent Prévot

The perception of phrasal prominence in English, Spanish and French conversational speech José I. Hualde, Jennifer Cole, Caroline L. Smith, Christopher D. Eager, Timothy Mahrt & Ricardo Napoleão de Souza

Intonation in the processing of contrast meaning in French: an eye-tracking study  Núria Esteve-Gibert, Cristel Portes, Amy Schafer, Barbara Hemforth, Mariapaola D’Imperio

Effects of emotional prosody on skin conductance responses in French  Caterina Petrone, Francesca Carbone & Maud Champagne-Lavau

Effects of prosody in processing speaker commitment in French  Caterina Petrone, Alessandra Lonobile, Christelle Zielinski & Kiwako Ito

The Influence of F0 Discontinuity on Intonational Cues to Word Segmentation: A Preliminary Investigation  Pauline Welby, Oliver Niebuhr

Individual variability in the distributional learning of L2 lexical tone  Seth Wiener, Kiwako Ito, Shari R. Speer

In addition, James Sneed German co-organized a special session on Sentence-final particles and intonation: Similarities, interactions, and historical relationships.

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