TAL 2016 Schedule

PDF available here

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Satellite Workshop

1:00 - 5:00Application of PENTAtrainer in prosody research
Yi Xu, University College, London
Santitham Prom-on, King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thailand

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

8:00 – 9:00Registration
9:00 – 9:30Introductory Address
9:30 – 10:30

Plenary Talk

Tonal Variation in Lexical Processing
Dr. Yiya Chen
Leiden University
10:30 – 11:00Coffee Break

Oral Session 1

11:00 – 11:30Priming the Representation of Taiwanese Tone Sandi Words
Yu-Fu Chen, Joan Sereno, and Jie Zhang
University of Kansas
11:30 – 12:00TRACE-T with and without tonal directions
Lan Shuai and Jeffrey Malins
Haskins Laboratories
12:00 – 12:30Effect of variability on incidental learning of lexical tone
Jiang Liu, University of Minnesota
Jie Zhang, University of Kansas
12:30 – 2:00Lunch Break
2:00 – 3:30

Poster Session 1

The Timing of Acoustic vs. Perceptual Availability of Segmental and Suprasegmental Information
Katrina Connell, Annie Tremblay, and Jie Zhang
University of Kansas

Acoustic Features of Mandarin Neutral Tone in Five Contexts
Liang Zhang and Aijun Li
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Prosodic focus marking in Dali Mandarin
Zenghui Liu, Utrecht University
Hans Van de Velde, Fryske Academy
Aoju Chen, Utrecht University

Perception of Syntagmatic Tone Intervals in Ìgbò and Yorùbá
Aaron Carter-Ényì, The Ohio State University
Quintina Carter-Ényì, Lagos State University

Dialect differences in Mandarin lexical tones – A second-language speech account
Karen Huang
University of Auckland

Tonal Alignment and Prosodic Word domain in Boro
Kalyan Das and Shakuntala Mahanta
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

Complete and incomplete neutralisation in Fuzhou tone sandhi
Yang Li
University of Cambridge

Interaction between breathy tones and aspirated consonants in S’gaw Karen
Xiaole Sun
University at Buffalo

Consonant-tone-phonation interactions in Dadiidz-nu (Santa María Guienagati Zapotec)
Joshua Benn
University at Buffalo

Oral Session 2

3:30 – 4:00The PAM-S and Cross-language Lexical-tone Identification
Jennifer Alexander, Northwestern University
Yue Wang, Simon Fraser University
4:00 – 4:30Surface vs. Underlying Listening Strategies for Cross-Language Listeners in the Perception of Sandhied Tones in the Nanjing Dialect
Xin Li, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics
René Kager, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics
Wentao Gu, Nanjing Normal University, China
4:30 – 5:30

Plenary Talk

Stability and plasticity in the neural representation of linguistic pitch patterns
Dr. Bharath Chandrasekaran
University of Texas, Austin

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Oral Session 3

9:00 – 9:30Embedded clauses and recursive prosodic phrasing in Akan
Frank Kügler
Potsdam University
9:30 – 10:00Cyclic spell-out and the interaction of Seenku tonal processes
Laura McPherson
Dartmouth College
10:00 – 10:30Tone- melody correspondence in Vietnamese popular song
James Kirby and D. Robert Ladd
University of Edinburgh
10:30 – 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00

Plenary Talk

Lexical vs. Grammatical Tone: Sorting out the Differences
Dr. Larry Hyman
University of California, Berkeley
12:00 – 1:30Lunch Break

Oral Session 4

1:30 – 2:00Voice quality as a pitch-range indicator
Jianjing Kuang, Yixuan Guo and Mark Liberman
University of Pennsylvania
2:00 – 2:30Inconsistent Consonantal Effects on F0 in Cantonese and Mandarin
Qian Luo, Karthik Durvasula and Yen-Hwei Lin
Michigan State University
2:30 – 3:00An Interplay Between F0 and Phonation in Du’an Zhuang Tone
Jeremy Perkins, University of Aizu
Seunghun Lee, International Christian University (Japan)
Julian Villegas, University of Aizu
3:00 – 3:30Coffee Break

Oral Session 5

3:30 – 4:00Intonational phrase marking in Southern Vietnamese
Marc Brunelle
University of Ottawa
4:00 – 4:30Jaw displacement and phrasal stress in Mandarin Chinese
Donna Erickson, Kanazawa Medical University
Ray Iwata, Kanazawa Medical University
Atsuo Suemitsu, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
4:30 – 5:00Metrical Structure and Tone Sandhi: Evidence from Ei Tonal Reduction
Xiaomei Wang and Yen-Hwei Lin
Michigan State University
6:30Grad Student Mixer
EXPO Market, 615 Main Street

Friday, May 27, 2016

9:00 – 10:00

Plenary Talk

Tonal complexity in Shilluk and its diachronic development
Dr. Bert Remijsen
University of Edinburgh
10:00 – 11:30

Poster Session 2

Pitch perception of focus and surprise in Mandarin Chinese: Evidence for parallel encoding via incremental division of pitch range
Xiaoluan Liu and Yi Xu
University College, London

Tone features in Xiuning Hui Chinese Dialect
Minghui Zhang and Fang Hu
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

How pitch moves: production of Cantonese tones by speakers with different tonal experiences
Mengyue Wu, University of Melbourne
Brett Baker, University of Melbourne
Janet Fletcher, University of Melbourne
Rikke Bundgaard-Nielsen, La Trobe University

Impaired Vowel Discrimination in Mandarin-speaking Congenital Amusics
Xunan Huang, Nankai University, Shenzen Institutes of Advanced Technology (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Caicai Zhang, Shenzen Institutes of Advanced Technology (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Feng Shi, Nankai University
Nan Yan, Shenzen Institutes of Advanced Technology (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Lan Wang, Shenzen Institutes of Advanced Technology (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Perception of Lexical Tones in Sylheti
Amalesh Gope and Shakuntala Mahanta
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

Revisiting the register contrast in Shanghainese
Jia Tian and Jianjing Kuang
University of Pennsylvania

Phonetic cues to contrastive focus in Standard Colloquial Assamese
Asim-Ul Islam Twaha and Shakuntala Mahanta
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

Prosodic grouping in Chinese trisyllabic structures by multiple cues - tonal coarticulation, tone sandhi and segment duration
Wei Lai and Jianjing Kuang
University of Pennsylvania

A preliminary study of textsetting in Fe’Fe’ Bamileke
Teresa Proto
Leiden University

Role of the Final Tone in Signaling Statements and Questions in Mandarin
Una Chow and Stephen Winters
University of Calgary

Oral Session 6

11:30 – 12:00Effect of speech rate on pre-low raising in Cantonese
Albert Lee, University of Hong Kong
Yi Xu, University College, London
12:00 – 12:30Tonal Reduction and Orthography in Me'phaa Vátháá
Rolando Coto-Solano, University of Arizona
Gregorio Tiburcio Cano, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS), Mexico
12:30 – 2:00Lunch Break
2:00 – 3:00

Plenary Talk

Using nonce-probe tests and auditory priming to investigate speakers' phonological knowledge of tone sandhi
Dr. Jie Zhang
University of Kansas

Oral Session 7

3:00 – 3:30Perception of Tonal Contours in Medumba
Kathryn Franich
University of Chicago
3:30 – 4:00Production and Perception of a Tonal Neutralization Case in Taiwan Southern Min
Mao-Hsu Chen
University of Pennsylvania
4:00 – 4:30Coffee Break

Oral Session 8

4:30 – 5:00Tone Pair Similarity and the Perception of Mandarin Tones by Mandarin and English Listeners
Wenyi Ling, University of Hawaii at Manoa, East-West Center Affiliate
Amy Schafer, University of Hawaii at Manoa
5:00 – 5:30Boundary effects on allophonic creaky voice: A case study of Mandarin lexical tones
Hong Zhang
University of Pennsylvania
5:30 – 6:00Closing Remarks
7:00 – 10:00Conference Dinner