ProPro2017: Programme


Thursday, August 31, 2017

 Festsaal (Alte Aula, Münzgasse 30, Tübingen)

08:45 - 09:15


09:15 - 9:30



09:30 - 10:30

Sarah Bibyk: Listeners interpret rising and falling intonation prior to the final boundary  Slides

10:30 - 11:00     

Coffee Break                                                    

11:00 - 12:30

Special Session: SpeechNet BaWü

12:30 - 13:00                                 

Cong Zhang (University of Oxford): Identifying Interrogative Tunes in Tianjin Mandarin 

13:00 - 14:30     

Lunch (individually in the Old City, recommendations see Abstract Booklet)

14:30 - 15:00

Talina Weber (University of Konstanz), Muna Schönhuber & Janet Grijzenhout: Intonation of polar questions produced by 2.5- to 4-year-olds Slides

15:00 - 15:30

Nádia Barros (University of Lisbon) & Sónia Frota: Prosodic Phrasing in European Portuguese varieties Slides

15:30 - 16:00

Simon Wehrle (University of Cologne), Timo B. Roettger & Martine Grice: Tracking the Perceptual Effects of Backchannel Behaviour in Asperger Syndrome and L2 Speech Slides

16:00 - 16:30 

Coffee break

16:30 - 17:30       

Kiwako Ito: Investigating development of linguistic and non-linguistic prosody 


Slides (pptx, with videos)

Background Literature


Workshop Dinner: Alte Kunst, Marktgasse 8, 72070 Tübingen




Friday, September 1, 2017

Festsaal (Alte Aula, Münzgasse 30, Tübingen)


09:00 - 10:00

Giuseppina Turco & Sabine Zerbian: Testing for processing advantages of linguistic effects of focus in L1 and L2  Slides


10:00 - 10:30                         

Aya Takeda (University of Hawaii), Amy J. Schafer, & Bonnie D. Schwartz: Intonational marking of Information Structure in L2 English  Slides

10:30 - 11:00   

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30     

Poster Session                                    

12:30 - 14:00       

Lunch (provided)

14:00 - 14:30 

Antje Hey (Bielefeld University), Katharina Nimz & Petra Wagner: Comprehensibility in L2 speech: lexical stress versus sentence accent

14:30 - 15:00  

Jenny Yu (Western Sydney University), Heather Kember, Robert Mailhammer & Anne Cutler: Pitch and syntactic disambiguation in English and German: An Eye-tracking Study Slides

15:00 - 15:30      

Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:30

Anne Cutler: What is special about prosody in processing? Slides


16:30 - 16:45                                              



Social Event: Stocherkahnfahren (only with prior registration) - meeting point: Evangelisches Stift, Klosterberg 2, 72070 Tübingen




Special session (Thursday, 11:00-12:30): SpeechNet BaWü

Members of SpeechNet BaWü present their work conducted in collaboration with Anne Cutler and Heather Kember (the research was supported by a DAAD research grant (Australia – Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme)).


Yuki Asano, Ann-Kathrin Grohe, Heather Kember, Andrea Weber: Perception of Australian English Uptalk


Heather Kember, Ann-Kathrin Grohe, Katharina Zahner, Bettina Braun, Andrea Weber, Anne Cutler: Similar prosodic structure perceived differently in German and English


Katharina Zahner, Heather Kember, Bettina Braun: Mind the peak – When museum is temporarily understood as musical in Australian English




Poster session (Friday, 11:00-12:30)


1. L. Ann Burchfield (Western Sydney University) & Heather Kember: Effect of Language Background on L2 Focus Perception          


2. Hui-Ching Chen (University of Potsdam), Stephen Crain & Barbara Höhle: Comprehension of prosodic and syntactic focus marking in Mandarin Chinese - Data from children and adults

3. Syrine Daoussi Díaz (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona), Lorraine Baqué & Marta Estrada: Are French speakers… “stress deaf”?

## cancelled ### 4. Sichang Gao (Shanghai International Studies University): The Study of Prosodic Grouping by Chinese as a Second Language Learners

5. Alastair Graham-Marr (Tokyo University of Science): Do prosodic differences between English and Japanese disadvantage Japanese learners of English?

6. Sergio Quiroz (Humboldt University of Berlin): Is intonation susceptible to the asymmetrical language switch cost?: A theoretical exploration

7. Chikako Takahashi (Stony Brook University), Hyunah Baek, Sophia Kao & Alex HL Yeung: Processing and production of English focus prosody by native English vs. Mandarin speakers


8. Thanh Lan Truong (University of Tuebingen) & Yuki Asano: Udon Know Me: HL or LH? Pitch accent in spoken word recognition


9. Sin Kwan Yuen (University of Tuebingen) & Yuki Asano: Processing tonal contrast between native Chinese and English listeners