ICPhS 2007 Satellite Meeting
Workshop on “Intonational Phonology: Understudied or Fieldwork Languages”
August 5, 2007 (8:30am-6:00pm)
Building B3 1 , Room - Hörsaal 2, Saaland University
In recent years, the framework of intonational phonology, also known as the Autosegmental-Metrical (AM) model of intonation, has been applied to many languages, but most of these have been major languages or languages whose prosodic systems have been fairly well-known to us. However, to better understand prosodic typology, we need to analyze a wider range of prosodic systems using the same framework.
This workshop aims to provide a forum to introduce and discuss the intonational phonology of languages whose prosodic systems have not been studied much or whose prosodic systems have been studied through fieldwork research. Through this workshop, we hope to learn the various prosodic systems of understudied languages and the methods of collecting intonation data through fieldwork research. Several invited speakers will present the intonational phonology of various understudied/fieldwork languages.
We also expect to include some oral/poster presentations during the workshop. Any topic related to intonational phonology is welcome but a model of the intonation system of an understudied/fieldwork language would be particularly welcome. If you are interested in presenting your work (either completed or in progress), please send a long abstract (up to 1000 words) to email@example.com with ‘abstract’ written on the subject line. Submissions should be in pdf format. All accepted papers will be available as on-line proceedings on the web. We plan to publish selected contributions from the workshop in a book to be published by Oxford University Press.
Laura Downing (ZAS,
If you would like to participate in the workshop, please send an e-mail message by
Student participants: 15 Euros
Regular participants: 25 Euros
The fees will cover a video projector/room rentals, printed materials,
coffe breaks, and lunch. It can be paid on site in cash only.
Department of Linguistics, UCLA
Janet Fletcher ,
Carlos Gussenhoven ,
Prof. Sun-Ah Jun