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Prosody-Discourse Interface (IDP 2013)
The general topic of this conference is the relation between prosody and discourse. Previous conferences in this series were held in Aix-en-Provence (2005), Geneva (2007), Paris (2009), and Salford (2011).
The IDP 2013 conference will be held in Leuven (Belgium), at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), on september 11 to 13, 2013. It is a joint organisation by FranItalCo, the research group of French and Italian linguistics from the university of Leuven, and by the research centre Valibel - Discours & Variation of the university of Louvain-la-Neuve (Université catholique de Louvain).
There is a wide range of phenomena which illustrate how research in prosody feeds into research into discourse and vice versa: information structuring, the communication of attitudes and emotions, irony and humour, language processing, the identification of genre and speech styles, and speaker accommodation phenomena.
In this conference series, the relationship between prosody and discourse has been viewed from the perspective of phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, language acquisition, language processing, language pathology, stylistics and speech synthesis. Moreover, research has been carried out in a variety of theoretical paradigms.
This conference will focus on the following topics.
The languages of conference are English and French. The conference program will consist of oral presentations and a small number of poster presentations. Parallel sessions will be avoided as much as possible.
Deadline. The closing date for submission is May 24, 2013.
Conference proceedings. The accepted papers will be available in digital form (website) at the conference.
Long article publications. The editor of the Journal of Speech Sciences has accepted to publish an extended version of a selection of papers presented at the conference.
Format. We invite submissions for oral presentations of 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion, as well as for a small number of poster presentations. Submissions are limited to a maximum of two papers per author, either as a single author or as a co-author.
These submissions, describing original research related to the topics of the conference, will consist of 5 page papers in PDF format only. All papers should be submitted in well-checked English or French.
As reviewing will be double-blind, the submissed papers should not include the authors' names and affiliations or any references to web-sites, project names etc. revealing the authors' identity. Furthermore, any self-reference should be avoided. For instance, instead of "We previously showed (Brown, 2001)...", use citations such as "Brown previously showed (Brown, 2001)...". In the submitted version, the names and affiliations of the authors will be replaced by "NNN". After notification, a final version of the accepted papers, including the authors' names and affiliations should be uploaded to the EasyChair website.
Each submitted paper will be reviewed by two or more members of the scientific committee. There is no difference between the oral and poster presentations both in terms of reviewing process and publication in the proceedings.
Submissions should be made via the EasyChair page of the conference. If you do not have an account yet on this system, you will first need to register.
We would like to thank the following linguists for their willingness to take part in the abstract review process. Without their invaluable contribution, our conference would not be possible.
For any further question, please contact us by e-mail: IDP2013.Leuven@gmail.com
The conference will take place from wednesday Sept 11 at 14:00 to friday Sept 13 at 13:00. On wednesday, registration will start at 13:00. This will allow many participants to travel on wednesday morning and friday afternoon, if they like to do so.
The program is available here.
Faculty of Arts
Justus Lipsius zaal (Level 8, 9th floor, Room 08.16)
|Click here to find a map with the Location of the faculty in the city of Leuven.|
|When you leave the railway station, the Faculty is just one kilometer away. Take the main street (Bondgenotenlaan) that faces the railway station and the monument. After a few minutes you will pass by the statue of Justus Lipsius. Take the second street on your left behind the statue and continue up Leopold I straat. After 400m you'll reach Ladeuzeplein, a wide open square with the university's main library on your left. The street (Arendstraat) to the left of the library leads you to a small square called Erasmusplein. Here you see a parking space with some trees. The faculty is the huge greyish building just behind it.|
The conference will start on wednesday Sept 11 at 14:00 and end on friday Sept 13 at 13:00. On wednesday, registration will start at 13:00. This will allow many participants to travel on wednesday morning and friday afternoon, if they like to do so.
Leuven is situated on the main railways lines crossing Belgium. Leuven can be reached with a direct train (about 15 minutes) from the airport Brussels-National Airport (airport code BRU). Check timetables for the train at this website. When asking for train tickets or directions, make sure to mention "Leuven", rather then "Louvain", otherwise you might end up in "Louvain-la-Neuve".
If you fly into Charleroi Airport ("Brussels South", airport code CLR), there is a bus service (approx. 60 min) to the railway station Brussel Zuid (Bruxelles Midi). From Brussels there are direct trains to Leuven (approx. 30 min). You can consult the NMBS website for timetables.
A conference dinner is organised on thursday evening in a restaurant near the conference venue. The dinner includes an apéritif, a starter, a main course, a desert, water and wine and coffee. Please select a starter and a main course of your choice and mention their codes in the preliminary registration mail.
1F- Saumon mariné à l'aneth / Marinated salmon with dill
1M- Carpaccio filet de boeuf / Carpaccio fillet of beef
1V- Petite tour de riz aux champignons, au brie fondant (Vegetarian)
2M- Filet pur, sauce béarnaise, légumes / Beef with bearnaise
2F- Cabillaud sauce mousseline, haricots verts /
2V- Bouchée à la reine végétarienne au tofu / (Vegetarian)
Price: 40 euros, to be paid cash at the registration desk (please prepare exact amount).
|Before August 20||After August 19||After Sept 5|
|Students||150 euro||175 euro||Only cash on site|
|Non-students||200 euro||225 euro||Only cash on site|
The indicated fees do not include the conference dinner.
1. Please send an email to the email address of the conference with the following information :
2. Make the payment either by bank transfer or by credit card
After September 5, only on-site cash payment is accepted.
Leuven offers a broad range of accommodation possibilities, including hotels, bed & breakfasts and hostels. Please make reservations directly with the hotel of your choice, or using a website such as Booking.com.
For an overview of hotels in Leuven, please visit the webpage of the Leuven Tourist Office.
There are many conferences in Leuven in september and some hotels are already fully booked. We therefor advise you to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.
The following hotels, as well as the youth hostel, are all within walking distance of the conference site or the railway station.
Website: Piet Mertens