SEFOS 2019

1st International Seminar on the Foundations of Speech - BREATHING, PAUSING, AND VOICE

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SEFOS 2019

1st International Seminar on the Foundations of Speech - BREATHING, PAUSING, AND VOICE

Register now

SEFOS 2019

1st International Seminar on the Foundations of Speech - BREATHING, PAUSING, AND VOICE

Register now

December 1-3 2019

University of Southern Denmark - Campus Sønderborg

Alsion 2

David Abercrombie stated in his seminal Elements of General Phonetics (1967) that speech is essentially "movements made audible" and he continues with showing, throughout his book, that "an air stream [...] is the basis of the whole of the sound, in all its variety, of human speech" (p.24).
Communication is inextricably linked with the generation of voice (in humans and other mammals). Breathing is the basis for this voice generation, and communication rests on a complex pattern of voicing, breathing and non-voicing, i.e. pausing. Therefore, breathing, pausing, and the voice together form the basis for all phonetic and phonological aspects of language.

Advancements in the analysis of interactions and dialogues (both human-human and human-machine), technological developments such as the Respiratory Inductance Plethysmograph (RIP), and the growing interest in social prosody have led to many new insights on how, for example, breathing and speech are coordinated, how systematically and diversely the voice is used in communication and in different speaking styles, how pauses and the perception of (dis)fluent speech are related, and how precisely pauses are prepared, indicated prosodically, and timed with turn-yielding and turn-taking.

The 1st International Seminar on the Foundations of Speech (SEFOS) will be the first event dedicated to the energetic mechanisms, states, and patterns of communication as well as to the multifaceted coloring and communicative functions of the voice. SEFOS aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines, such as phonetics, phonology, psychology, medicine, acoustics, speech technology, and computer linguistics.





 

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15:00 - 17:30
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19:00 - 21:00
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