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[AUDITORY] Tone: Theory and Practice

Dear AUDITORYLIST community,

The department of Linguistics of the Max Planck Institute for
Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, invites submission of abstracts
for a workshop titled "Tone: Theory and Practice" to be held at the
Institute on September 28-29, 2012.


We invite submissions in the form of anonymous one page abstracts
(single-spaced 12-point text, either A4 or US Letter size), with an
optional additional page of references and figures, to be submitted
via EasyChair at
https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=ttp2012 by July 30,

This workshop has as its main goal to be a "state of the art" meeting
of researchers to discuss and summarize contemporary thinking on tone
from both empirical and theoretical perspectives. We invite
contributions surveying general aspects of tone production, tone
perception and tone system typology. The scope of the workshop will
also cover relationships between tonal phenomena and other aspects of
prosody, as well as genetic, neurological and physiological factors
relevant to tone. In addition, discussion of areal patterns in tonal
phonology, and descriptions of tone in individual languages or
language families are encouraged.

The program will consist of both oral and poster presentations, and
will run for two full days. Notification of acceptance will be sent by
August 13, 2012.

We will seek to publish a selection of contributions to the workshop
with a major linguistic publishing house.

Confirmed invited speakers are:

   Jack Gandour (Purdue University)
   Dan Dediu (MPI, Nijmegen)
   Carlos Gussenhoven (Radboud University)
   John Esling (University of Victoria)
   Ian Maddieson (University of New Mexico)

Further information


Heriberto Avelino
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Linguistics
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 (0) 341 3550 - 316
Fax: +49 (0) 341 3550 - 333