Workshop at the 40th Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society

Stuttgart, Germany, 7 – 9 March 2018

News & Announcements

Programme: The workshop programme and abstracts are available here (DGfS-website). A pdf-version of the programme can be downloaded (here). Workshop abstracts can be downloaded (here).

Invited speaker: Natalie Boll-Avetisyan (University of Potsdam) will be talking about "We got the beat: The role of biases, abstractions, and experience in prosody acquisition"

Note: Please check the DGfS conference website (40th Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society) for information regarding registration, travel, accommodation etc.

Registration: Register here.

Venue: Our workshop (AG14) takes place in building K2 (Room 17.98, level 10). The building is located in at "Campus Stadtmitte", Keplerstraße 17, 70174 Stuttgart. More information can be found here.

Workshop Description

This workshop focuses on the role of word stress in monolingual and bilingual language acquisition, from both a perception and production perspective. It aims to bring together phoneticians, phonologists and psycholinguists that are interested in the acquisition of prosody and its interaction with other domains of language learning. We will discuss the roles of acoustic and articulatory cues of word stress for learning one or more languages during early childhood. Topics under discussion are:

  • universal and language-specific acoustic cues for word stress and their use in acquisition processes

  • articulatory correlates of word stress used by young children and the differences to adult productions

  • word stress in bilingual acquisition

  • interaction of word stress with other linguistic phenomena, e.g. intonation

  • implications for language learning and for grammar (e.g., bootstrapping mechanisms, acoustic and articulatory cues for a model of grammar)

Workshop Programme

A pdf-version of the final workshop programme can be downloaded (here). Workshop abstracts can be downloaded (here).

Information for presenters

Oral presentations are scheduled for 30 minutes. Please aim for 20 minutes long presentations, leaving 10 minutes for discussion and some time for speaker change. A workshop computer (Mac) as well as audio will be provided at the venue but feel free to bring your own computer. If you are using slides, they should be uploaded and tested on the workshop computer before the beginning of each workshop day or during breaks. Please provide your slides on a usb stick, in either .pptx or .pdf format, embedding fonts and sound- and video-files if necessary. A remote control with laser pointer will be provided.

Organizers and Contact

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This workshop also contributes to the project Advancing the European Multilingual Experience (AThEME), funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 613465.

The workshop is supported by FOR 2111 on "Questions at the Interfaces".

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last updated on: 03.04.2018