Welcome to ProsLang! 

ProsLang – Workshop on the Processing of Prosody across Languages and Varieties

29 – 30 November 2018, School of Languages and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of  Wellington (VUW), New Zealand

As an integral part of spoken language, prosody has been shown to play an important role in many speech production and perception processes. However, our knowledge of the role of prosody in speech processing draws on a relatively narrow range of (mostly closely related) languages. There is an urgent need for more psycholinguistic research looking at commonalities and differences in the use of prosodic cues in speech processing across different languages, and also different varieties of major languages. This workshop aims to bring together researchers working in this area. We are particularly interested in research on: (i) the role of prosody in semantic interpretation, including information structure; and (ii) prosody as an organisational structure for speech production and perception, including multimodal perspectives.

ProsLang is a satellite event of the 17th Speech Science & Technology Conference, which will take place at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, on 4-7 December 2018.

Invited Speakers

Anne Cutler, MARCS, Western Sydney University

Bettina Braun, Universität Konstanz

Jennifer Cole, Northwestern University

Janet Fletcher, University of Melbourne

Nicole Gotzner, Leibniz-ZAS Berlin


The ProsLang workshop gratefully acknowledges Victoria University of Wellington, the Marsden fund managed by the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi, the Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association, and the Association for Laboratory Phonology for their generous sponsorship of this workshop.