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Second Call for Papers DiSS-LPSS Joint Workshop 2010

Second Call for Papers
DiSS-LPSS Joint Workshop 2010

The 5th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech
and
The 2nd International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns
in Spontaneous Speech
Date: September 25-26, 2010
Place: Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo
DiSS-LPSS Joint Workshop 2010, a satellite meeting of INTERSPEECH 2010, will be held in Tokyo, Japan, on September 25-26, 2010. We invite you to submit original papers in any related area, including but not limited to:

– Characteristics of disfluency in spontaneous speech
– Human production and perception of speech errors, repairs and hesitations
– Neurocognitive correlates of speech disfluency
– Comparison of normal disfluencies with those occurring in communication disorders
– Prosody in spontaneous speech
– Linguistic analyses on spontaneous speech
– Automatic speech recognition of spontaneous speech
– Understanding spontaneous speech in dialogue systems
– Corpora of spontaneous speech
– Automatic or manual annotation of spontaneous speech data
– Comparison of spontaneous speech and read speech

We would welcome submission of 4-page papers for oral and poster presentations by May 31, 2010, for review. In addition to 4-page regular papers, we would also welcome submission of 2-page short papers, which will be considered for poster presentations only. All accepted papers will be published in CD-ROM and printed proceedings.
Important
dates:
 Deadline for full-paper submission:May 31, 2010
 Acceptance notification to authors:July 15, 2010
 Deadline for camera-ready paper:August 15, 2010
 Workshop dates:September 25-26, 2010
Invited
speakers:
Shigeaki Amano (Faculty of Human Informatics, Aichi Shukutoku University)
Dale Barr (Department of Psychology, University of California)
Program
Committee:
Jens Allwood (University of Goteborg)
Martin Corley (University of Edinburgh)
Yasuharu Den (Chiba University)
Robert Eklund (Karolinska Institute)
Janice Fon (National Taiwan University)
Rob Hartsuiker (University of Ghent)
Robin Lickley (Queen Margaret University)
Kikuo Maekawa (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)
Ralph Rose (Waseda University)
Elizabeth Shriberg (SRI International)
Takenobu Tokunaga (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Shu-Chuan Tseng (Academia Sinica)
Michiko Watanabe (University of Tokyo)
Asa Wengelin (Lund University)
Etsuko Yoshida (Mie University)
Organizing
chairs:
Kikuo Maekawa (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)
Yasuharu Den (Chiba University)
Local
organizers:
Michiko Watanabe (University of Tokyo)
Ralph Rose (Waseda University)
URL: http://cogsci.l.chiba-u.ac.jp/diss-lpss2010/
Contact
address:
diss-lpss2010-info@cogsci.l.chiba-u.ac.jp

The English Linguistic Society of Japan (ELSJ) 3rd International Spring Forum 2010

Forum Dates Saturday April 24 – Sunday April 25, 2010
Location Aoyama Gakuin University (Aoyama campus)
4-4-25, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8366, Japan.
Organizing Committee Hirohisa Kiguchi (Chair), Mitsuaki Yoneyama, Naohiro Takizawa, Satoshi Ohta, Kayono Shiobara, Kentaro Nakatani
Contact forum-elsj@kaitakusha.co.jp
Invited Speakers
Special lecture
Hisatsugu Kitahara (Keio University)
Tutorial lecture
Eric. S. McCready (Aoyama Gakuin University)
Yoshihiko Ikegami (Showa Women’s University)
Seizi Iwata (Osaka City University)
Registration Fee ELSJ members: 2000 yen
Non-members: 5000 yen
Non-member students: 3000 yen
Official Web Site http://wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/elsj/
Call for Papers
Paper Presentations
Submissions:
We invite abstracts for (A) oral presentations (20-minute talks plus 10-minute discussions) and (B) poster presentations on the following areas: 1) phonetics and phonology, 2) morphology and lexicology, 3) syntax, 4) semantics, 5) pragmatics and discourse analysis, 6) historical linguistics, 7) corpus linguistics and descriptive grammar, 8) cognitive linguistics, 9) sociolinguistics, 10) psycholinguistics, 11) neurolinguistics, 12) others.
We accept only electronic submissions.
Abstract requirements:
  1. Abstracts created in PDF (strongly recommended) or Word format must be submitted by email as attachment files to: forum-elsj@kaitakusha.co.jp.
  2. The length of an abstract must be no more than 800 English words using a 12 point font, and please stay within two pages long (size A4 or letter), including references, tree diagrams, or tables.
  3. Abstract files should not contain authors’ names.
  4. The body of the email must contain (a) title of the paper, (b) name of the author, (c) affiliation of the author, (d) email address of the author.
  5. The subject of the email must be “Abstract for ELSJ Spring Forum.”
  6. If you prefer poster presentation to ordinary presentation, please indicate this in the body of your email.
Deadline:
December 7, 2009
Notification of Acceptance:
January 12, 2010
Workshops
Submissions:
We also invite proposals for workshops in the same linguistic areas as in paper presentations. Workshops can last approximately 2 hours. Here again we accept only electronic submissions.
Proposal Requirements:
  1. Proposals created in PDF or Word format must be submitted by email as attachment files to: forum-elsj@kaitakusha.co.jp.
  2. The length of a proposal must be no more than 1000 English words using a 12 point font, and please stay within three pages long (size A4 or letter), including references, tree diagrams, or tables.
  3. Proposal files should not contain organizers’ names.
  4. The body of the email must contain (a) title of the workshop, (b) names of the organizer and speakers, (c) affiliations of the organizer and speakers, (d) email address of the organizer.
  5. The subject of the email must be “Workshop Proposal for ELSJ Spring Forum.”
Deadline:
December 7, 2009
Notification of Acceptance:
January 12, 2010

International Phonetics and Phonology Forum


Date & Time Wednesday, August 26 (9am – 5pm), Thursday, August 27 (9am – 12:30pm)
Location Faculty of Letters, Kobe University, 1st floor, shichokaku kyoshitsu
Sponsor Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Shosuke, Haraguchi, Principal Investigator)
Co-sponsors Phonetic Society of Japan
Phonological Society of Japan
Organizing committee member Takeru Honma (International Exchange Committee Chair)
Program The following three sessions are being planned. Each session is expected to have four presentations.
  1. Optimality Theory session
    Organizer: Jeroen van de Weijer (Leiden University)
  2. Phonetics session
    Organizer: Takashi Otake (E-Listening Laboratory)
  3. Typology session
    Organizer: Hisao Tokizaki (Sapporo University)
For further details, please see the forum web site ( http://www.comp.tmu.ac.jp/ippfm/ ).




Sophia University Open Research Center Research Workshops 1 and 2, 2008

Sophia University Open Research Center will hold the following research workshops. The workshops will be held in English. No pre-registration or registration fee is required. All are welcome to attend.
Workshop 1
Date and Time:April 8, 2008 (Tue), 15:15 – 16:45
Speaker:Hansjoerg Mixdorff
Title:Auditory-visual Perception of Tone and Lombard Speech

Workshop 2
Date and Time:April 23, 2008 (Wed), 12:00 – 14:00
Speaker:John J. Ohala
Title:Speech Aerodynamics: Sound Patterns involving Nasalization and Oralization






Sophia University Open Research Center Research Workshop 1, 2008
Date & time April 8, 2008 (Tue), 15:15 – 16:45
Location Sophia University, Bldg #4, Rm. 190
Access to the Yotsuya Campus
http://www.sophia.ac.jp/E/E_universityinfo.nsf/Content/yotsuya_access
Campus map
http://www.sophia.ac.jp/E/E_universityinfo.nsf/Content/yotsuya_map
Title Auditory-visual Perception of Tone and Lombard Speech
Speaker
Hansjoerg Mixdorff
(Berlin University of Applied Sciences)
Abstract The author reports on experiments concerning the auditory-visual perception of tones and segments in tone languages. He examines various paradigms including noise masking, devoicing and excision of syllables from running speech. Results include that video images facilitate tone and segmental perception, but the auditory-visual seems to depend on the experiment design employed.
Sophia University Open Research Center Research Workshop 2, 2008
Date & time April 23, 2008 (Wed), 12:00 – 14:00
Schedule 12:00 Light snacks
12:40 Talk by Prof. John J. Ohala
13:30 Discussion
Location Sophia University, Bldg. #7, 14th floor, Tokubetsu Kaigi-shitsu
Access to the Yotsuya Campus
http://www.sophia.ac.jp/E/E_universityinfo.nsf/Content/yotsuya_access
Campus map
http://www.sophia.ac.jp/E/E_universityinfo.nsf/Content/yotsuya_map
Title Speech Aerodynamics: Sound Patterns involving Nasalization and Oralization
Speaker
John J. Ohala
(Professor Emeritus, Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley)
Abstract From an aerodynamic point of view the vocal tract as used for speech consists of a system for producing air under pressure (due to the action of the lungs), and using the pressure differential across the vocal cords to produce voicing (vibrations of the vocal cords). The vocal tract beyond the glottis serves as a conduit both for the DC airflow exiting the glottis and the AC pressure variations that constitute the acoustic aspect of speech. The supra-glottal vocal tract contains various “valves” (lips, tongue apex, tongue dorsum, and the velum) that can modulate both the DC and the AC variations thus shaping the vocal cord sound via resonance and producing AC sounds in addition to that provided by the vocal cords (to produce stops, fricatives, trills, ejectives, clicks, etc). In this presentation, I will focus on the physiological constraints imposed on speech sounds by virtue of the velic valve’s control of whether the DC flow and the AC modulations can be directed just through the oral cavity, just through the nasal cavity, or both.
Registration, inquiries, etc
Registration fee none
Language English
Pre-registration Not necessary
Sponsor Sophia University Open Research Center
Direct inquiries to Dr. Takayuki ARAI
Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Sophia University
E-mail arai@sophia.ac.jp