Tone and Intonation (TIE 2016)

SIRL members and collaborators participated in the TIE 2016 Conference from September 1 to 3, 2016 at the University of Kent in Canterbury.

Talks and posters included the following subjects:

Perception of contrastive focus by L2 learners  — Shinobu Mizuguchi, Koichi Tateishi & Tim Mahrt

Realization of the French initial accent: Stability and individual differences — Pauline Welby, Roxane Bertrand, Cristel Portes, Corine Astésano


SIRL members and collaborators also contributed to LabPhon15: Speech Dynamics and Phonological Representation from July 13-16, 2016 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

The posters presented included the following (click on the title for the abstract):

Perception of acoustic, informational and structural prominence in English, French, and Spanish Jennifer Cole, José Hualde, Caroline Smith, Christopher Eager, Timothy Mahrt, Ricardo Napoleão de Souza

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.

Rémi Lamarque joins SIRL and presents in Nice

We are proud to annonce that Rémi Lamarque was awarded a PhD scholarship in June and has joined the SIRL team.  Rémi presented his work at the annual conference of the RFP 2016 (Réseau Français de Phonologie – French Network of Phonology) at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis from June 30 to July 2, 2016, in a talk entitled « Évolution dans la dérivation des emprunts abrégés composés en japonais » (“Evolution in the derivation of compound abbreviated loanwords in Japanese”).  (See abstract).

Welcome, Rémi!