1st International Conference on TONE AND INTONATION


August 16-20 2020

University of Southern Denmark (SDU) - Campus Sønderborg

Alsion 2

1st International Conference on TONE AND INTONATION (TAI)

"Tone and Intonation in a globalized, digital world"

TAI 2020 welcomes contributions on all phonological, phonetic, and typological aspects of tone and intonation in any language. In addition, in TAI 2020 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.


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Keynote Speakers                                                                                           Contact: tai2020@sdu.dk

- 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 


Special Sessions on the Challenges and Opportunities of Globalization / Digitization
- Marta Ortega-Llebaria, University of Pittsburgh, USA & Jan Volín, Charles University, Czech Republik
Perceptual impact of forreign accents and non-standard varieties

  - Barbara Schuppler, TU Graz, Austria & Wentao Gu, Nanjing Normal University, China
   Prosody-oriented studies of social communicative speech in a digitalized world


Centre of 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.


Scientific Commitee    







The  13th INTERNATIONAL NORDIC PROSODY CONFERENCE  is a satellite to this event.

Please note that there will be a discount for participants who sign up for both events!