ISCA Special Interest Group: Speech Prosody (SProSIG)

  

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Aims. The aims of the Special Interest Group on Speech Prosody SProSIG are to promote the study and diffusion of knowledge about Speech Prosody in general. The International nature of the SIG also provides a means for diffusing information both to and from the different language communities involved in research on various languages.

Motivation. The subject of Speech Prosody today covers a huge multidisciplinary area of research involving scientists from very different backgrounds and traditions, including linguistics, acoustics, speech synthesis and recognition, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, speech therapy, language teaching. Work in each of these fields has evolved very rapidly over the last few years and it is today impossible for any one person to keep up with the most recent work in all of these fields. The subject is particularly daunting for young researchers coming into the area who need to acquire a background in several fields which are often taught in entirely different departments or institutions.

Board. Elections have been organised for the SIG officers on 7 October 2010:

  • Chairperson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Secretary: Mark Hasegawa-Johnson (University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA)
  • Treasurer: Hansjörg Mixdorff (University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany)
  • ISCA Liaison Officer: Yi Xu (University College London, UK)

ISCA-supported events

SProSIG also endorses a series of workshops dedicated to the Tonal Aspects of Languages

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