Prosody and Meaning
Workshop on Prosody and Meaning: Information Structure and Beyond
Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), Aix-en- Provence, France, 8 November 2018
The Workshop Prosody and Meaning: Information Structure and Beyond will be held at the Laboratoire Parole et Langage, Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), Aix-en- Provence, France, 8 November 2018.
The Workshop is co-located with the 22nd SemDial Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, 8-10 November 2018.
Signaling the information structure of utterances has been shown to be one of the main dimensions of prosodic meaning in many languages, and remains a driving force behind the research on the typological variety of prosodic systems. Other aspects of prosodic meaning that have been investigated are the role of prosody in the generation of implicatures, in speech-act dynamics, in dialogue management, or in the marking of various kinds of questions, owing much to collaborations between phonologists and
semanticists/pragmaticists. Other recent advances in the field are supported by the development of corpus resources and of new experimental methods for the investigation of the empirical validity of specific theoretical claims. This workshop aims at bringing together theoretical and psycholinguists working on the prosody/meaning interface in different languages as well as computational linguists developing tools for prosody-meaning corpus annotation, exploration and processing.