[AUDITORY] Workshop on Late Stages in Speech and Communication Development (LSCD 2014) - Call for papers (Stuart Rosen )

Subject: [AUDITORY] Workshop on Late Stages in Speech and Communication Development (LSCD 2014) - Call for papers
From:    Stuart Rosen  <s.rosen@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:13:24 +0000

Workshop title: Workshop on Late Stages in Speech and Communication=20 Development (LSCD 2014) Dates: 3-4 April 2014, Location: UCL, London, UK Meeting website:=20 https://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychlangsci/research/speech/lscd-2014 Contact email: lscd-2014@xxxxxxxx Submission deadline: 6 January 2014 Workshop description: Much emphasis in research on speech and communication development has=20 been on the rapid developments that occur in the first five years of=20 life. However, less attention has been given to later stages of=20 development. When, in fact, is development truly complete? Research has=20 shown that even when a child is judged to be consistently producing all=20 speech sounds, production is not adult-like, with more dispersed and=20 variable phoneme categories and motor gestures. Similarly, in speech=20 perception, phoneme categories are less clearly defined until early=20 teens and children are more affected by noise and reverberation.=20 Cognitive, attentional and memory factors may also influence children's=20 ability to use speech effectively; communicative and conversational=20 strategies (such as repair and turn-taking) continue to develop in=20 adolescence. The age at which a given linguistic unit or communicative=20 competence has been acquired and what constitutes the criterion for=20 successful acquisition is therefore a far from trivial question. This=20 will be a particular focus of the workshop, along with the interplay=20 between speech development and cognitive, perceptual and motor systems. The workshop will provide an opportunity for interactions between=20 researchers from areas of developmental research that rarely meet, even=20 though they are linked: speech and communication is often investigated=20 either from a purely phonetic/phonological perspective, or focused on=20 interactional/pragmatic principles. The manner in which the two=20 interact through development is little explored. These questions are=20 relevant for clinical and educational practice, and also inform theories=20 of language processing and levels of representations. Invited speakers include: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (UCL) tbc Melissa Redford (University of Oregon) Stuart Rosen (UCL) Jack Sidnell (University of Toronto) Bill Wells (University of Sheffield) Natalia Zharkova (Queen Margaret University) Call for papers: We invite submissions, for oral and poster presentations, that deal with=20 the following topics focusing on populations aged 5 years to early=20 adulthood: - - Later developments in speech perception in=20 typically-developing children - -Later developments in speech production in=20 typically-developing children - -Development in discourse: structure, repair strategies,=20 dysfluencies - -Speech and communication development in bilinguals and=20 second-language learners - -Development in auditory, cognitive, attentional skills and=20 impact on speech and communication development - -Development of sociolinguistic variations - -Perception and production in adverse listening conditions - -Research on speech and communication development in atypical=20 populations that informs on typical development Two-page abstracts should be submitted by 6 January, 2014, via Easychair=20 (submission site NOW OPEN). Important dates: First call for papers 1 October 2013 Abstract submission=20 opens 8=20 November 2013 Submission deadline of=20 abstracts 6 January 2014 Notification of acceptance 31 January 2014 Early registration closes 3 March 2013 Workshop 3-4 April 2014 Local Organising committee: Sonia Granlund Lorna Halliday Valerie Hazan (Chair) Merle Mahon Caroline Newton Mich=E8le Pettinato Outi Tuomainen The workshop is organised under the aegis of the ESRC project on=20 Speaker-controlled Variability in Children's Speech in Interaction based=20 at UCL. --=20

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