Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory & Practice
The L2 Prosody Workshop.
A 1-day workshop on the production and perception of second language (L2) prosody was organised by The Speech Research Group at the Centre for Research on Bilingualism at Bangor University. This workshop took place in Bangor, North Wales, UK, on the 29th of March 2012, immediately preceding the International conference ‘Bilingual and Multilingual Interaction’ (Bangor, 30 March to 1 April 2012).
There is a general bias in L2 research towards investigations of segmental aspects of speech learning, with only limited attention to prosody. This is reflected in current L2 speech models (e.g. Flege’s Speech Learning Model, Best’s Perceptual Assimilation Model) which rely on the cross-language phonetic similarity of segments to predict the relative difficulty or ease of perception/production of non-native speech, and ignore prosodic aspects of cross-language similarity.
This workshop aimed to promote research into prosodic aspects of L2 speech learning and the role of prosody in cross-language similarity.
Keynote speaker: Sharon Peperkamp, Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, Paris.
Ocke-Schwen Bohn - Aarhus University
Gracia Busa - University of Padova
Ulrike Gut - Münster University
Matthias Jilka - University of Stuttgart
Paul Iverson - UCL
Esther de Leeuw - Queen Mary University London
Brechtje Post - Cambridge University
Christiane Ulbrich - University of Ulster
Maria Uther - Brunel University
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Bangor, Wales (UK)