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Call overview

We are delighted to announce that Speech Prosody 2024 will be held in Leiden, The Netherlands (02–05 July 2024). The conference aims to showcase the facets of prosodic variation and their role in the production, comprehension, and acquisition of speech in order to obtain a better understanding of the structure and function of prosody.

The theme includes four subthemes:

  1. Prosody through the lifespan
  2. Typology and cross-linguistic variation
  3. Individual and social variation
  4. Contact-induced variation

The conference will include both thematic sessions, based on the above subthemes, and non-thematic sessions. We also invite proposals for special sessions, workshops, and tutorials.

We welcome submissions on any aspect of prosody in language. Contributions relating to the conference themes, and particularly, submissions by junior researchers, on under-studied languages, and/or with interdisciplinary research methods, are strongly encouraged.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Phonology and phonetics of prosody
  • Prosody and its interfaces with morphology, syntax, and semantics
  • Prosody and pragmatics
  • Rhythm and timing
  • Tone and intonation
  • Interaction between segmental and suprasegmental features
  • Production and perception of prosody
  • Acquisition of first, second, and third language prosody
  • Prosody in neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Prosody and speech and language impairments
  • Assessment of prosody and measures to evaluate prosodic skills
  • Prosody in infant-directed speech, child-directed speech, and elderly speakers
  • Psycholinguistic, cognitive, and neural correlates of prosody
  • Cognitive processing and modelling of prosody
  • Prosody in language contact
  • Prosody of under-resourced languages and dialects
  • Audiovisual and multimodal prosody
  • Prosody of sign language
  • Prosody in language and music
  • Prosody in speaker characterization and recognition
  • Prosody in speech synthesis, recognition, and understanding
  • Forensic voice and language investigation
  • Prosody in computer language learning systems
  • Computational modelling and applications of prosody


Special session proposal deadline 30/10/2023 06/11/2023 
Workshop and tutorial proposal deadline 30/10/2023 06/11/2023
Abstract submission opens 20/11/2023
Abstract submission deadline 20/12/2023
Full paper submission deadline 07/01/2024 12/01/2024
Notification of acceptance (by email)

25/02/2024 08/03/2024

Revised paper submission 15/04/2024


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