December 6-9 2021

University of Southern Denmark (SDU) - Campus Sonderborg

The Conference will be organized as a hybrid event - more information follows soon

1st International Conference on TONE AND INTONATION (TAI) 2021

"Tone and Intonation in a globalized, digital world"

TAI 2021 welcomes contributions on all phonological, phonetic, and typological aspects of tone and intonation in any language. In addition, in TAI 2021 two separate special sessions will be dedicated to the challenges and opportunities that globalization and digitalization hold for the speech sciences.

Globalization poses increasing challenges to both, societies and individuals i terms of language contact and language acquisition.
Digitalization opens up new ways of human-human and human-machine interaction. In both contexts, tone and intonation are special linguistic, technical and didactic hurdles. Their better understanding not only has the potential for deeper insights into the nature of speech communication, but can also decisively shape the communication of tomorrow.

Best regards from Southern Denmark
Oliver Niebuhr





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Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE) at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) on science campus Alsion, Sonderborg, Denmark. The SDU is both the third-largest and the third-oldest Danish university. Since the introduction of the ranking systems in 2012, the University of Southern Denmark has consistently been ranked as one of the top 50 young universities in the world by both the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the QS World University Rankings. The SDU is also among the top 20 universities in Scandinavia.                            
Please note that the conference will take place as a hybrid event.
That is, in addition to real life participation and presentation, we will organize (for a reduced registration fee) a virtual participation and presentation option for those participants who cannot or would for other reasons prefer not to travel in these days. The virtual branch of the conference will be based on Gather Town and will include both oral and poster presentartions. All further information will be announced as soon as we know, how many online/offline registrations we receive.


Mariapaola D'Imperio, Rutgers Universuty, USA: Perceiving intonation in a multifaceted society: the role of cognitive and indexical factors

Peggy Mok, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China:  The Acquisition of lexical tone in various contexts
Stefan Baumann, University of Cologne, Germany: Prosodic prominence and linguistic functions

Hans Basbøll, SDU, Denmark: Danish stød in its phonetic. phonological, morphological and lexical aspects, and its relation
to Scandinavian tonal word accents



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Research topic:                                                                                                                     Submission Deadlines:
Effective and Attractive Communication Signals                                                         Abstract:      01 October 2021    
in Social, Cultural, and Business Contexts                                                                        Manuscript:  01 March 2022

One day before TAI ( 05 Dec.2021) there will be a new and very special event:
The 2nd edition of "Linguistweets"
The TAI team is happy to join this innovative initiative of our Brazilian colleagues and we will add it as
a satellite event to the 4-day programme of the TAI conference.



Register now

The early-bird deadline ends on 17 October 2021.


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