[Elsnet-list] 2nd CfP Interdisciplinary Workshop on "The Phonetics of Laughter"

Jürgen Trouvain trouvain at CoLi.Uni-SB.DE
Tue Mar 13 16:12:06 CET 2007

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Interdisciplinary Workshop on "The Phonetics of Laughter"
5 August 2007 Saarbrücken, Germany


Second and Last Call for Papers

[Paper deadline extended to March 31]

Aim of the workshop 
Research investigating the production, acoustics and perception of laughter is very rare. This is striking because laughter occurs as an everyday and highly communicative phonetic activity in spontaneous discourse. This workshop aims to bring researchers together from various disciplines to present their data, methods, findings, research questions, and ideas on the phonetics of laughter (and smiling).

The workshop will be held as a satellite event of the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences in Saarbrücken, Germany.

We invite submission of short papers of 2-4 pages in the ICPhS style (approximately 1500 words length). 
Oral presentations will be 15 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion time. Additionally, there will be a poster session. 
All accepted papers will be available as on-line proceedings on the web (papers will be given page numbers for reference purposes). 

We plan to publish selected contributions for a special issue in the international inter-disciplinary journal Phonetica. Authors of papers accepted for the workshop will be encouraged to submit a long version for the peer-reviewed special issue by the end of September. Please note that an acceptance of the short paper for the workshop does not automatically mean an acceptance of the long paper for the special issue.

All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by two reviewers. Please send submissions by e-mail to <laughter at coli.uni-sb.de> specifying "short paper" in the subject line and providing
   1. for each author: name, title, affiliation in the body of the mail
   2. Title of paper
   3. Preference of presentation mode (oral or poster)
   4. Short paper as a pdf-file. In addition you can submit audio files (as wav), graphical files (as jpg) and video clips (as mpg). All files together should not exceed 2 Mb.
Please use the ICPhS paper template (see "Authors' guidelines" under "Papers" on www.icphs2007.de). Length of the papers: 2-4 pages.

Important dates 
Extended submission deadline for short papers: March 31, 2007 
Notification of acceptance: May 16, 2007 
Early registration deadline: June 16, 2007 
Workshop dates: August 5, 2007

Plenary lecture 
Wallace Chafe (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Organisation Committee 
Nick Campbell (ATR, Kyoto) 
Wallace Chafe (University of California, Santa Barbara) 
Jürgen Trouvain (Saarland University & Phonetik-Büro Trouvain, Saarbrücken)

Programme Committee 
Kai Alter (Newcastle University Medical School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne) 
Véronique Aubergé (Institut de la Communication Parlée, Grenoble) 
Jo-Anne Bachorowski (Vanderbilt University, Nashville) 
Hui-Chin Hsu (University of Georgia, Athens) 
Daniel O'Connell (Georgetown University, Washington, DC)
Silke Kipper (Duke University, Durham, NC) 
Sabine Kowal(Technical University Berlin) 
Rod Martin (University of Western Ontario) 
Lucie Ménard (Université du Québec à Montréal) 
Shrikanth S. Narayanan (University of Southern California, Los Angeles)
Neal Norrick (Saarland University, Saarbrücken) 
Eva Nwokah (Communic. Sciences and Disorders, Univ. of North Carolina, Greensboro) 
Willibald Ruch (University of Zürich) 
Bernd Pompino-Marschall (Humboldt University Berlin) 
Béatrice Priego-Valverde (University Aix-en-Provence) 
Marc Schröder(German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, DFKI, Saarbrücken) 
Diana Szameitat (Newcastle University Medical School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne) 
Dietmar Todt (Free University Berlin)

The laughter workshop will take place in the Centre for Language Research and Language Technology on the campus of the Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany. The campus is located in the woods and is 5 km from the town centre.

Jürgen Trouvain 
Saarland University 
FR. 4.7: Computational Linguistics and Phonetics, Building C7.4 
Postfach 15 11 50 
66041 Saarbrücken, Germany 
E-mail: laughter at coli.uni-sb.de

Jürgen Trouvain
Local Organisation  ICPhS 2007 Germany  www.icphs2007.de
Saarland University
FR. 4.7: Phonetics
P.O. Box 15 11 50
D-66041 Saarbrücken
Tel.: +49 - (0)681 - 302 - 46 94 

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