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HISPhonCog 2019

Hanyang International Symposium on Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language 2019

Linguistic and cognitive functions of prosody and higher-order linguistic structures in speech production and perception in native and non-native languages

Dates: May 24-25, 2019 (and May 23 for satellite workshops)
Venue:  HIT, Hanyang University, Seoul.
Address: HIT, 222, Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul

HIPCS (Hanyang Institute for Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language), together with Department of English Language and Literature, holds its second annual international symposium on current issues on phonetics and cognitive sciences of language—i.e., HISPhonCog 2019. The theme of HISPhonCog 2019 is “linguistic and cognitive functions of prosody and higher-order linguistic structures in speech production and perception in native and non-native languages.”

Recent years have witnessed ample empirical evidence that one of the essential linguistic structural components that underlie the phonetic encoding-decoding process is prosodic structure. The fundamental assumption that underlies the theme is that the prosodic structure is an integral part of speech production serving as a frame for articulation which, for example, regulates groupings of phonological constituents and prominence distribution in conjunction with tonal/Intonational specifications. This view of prosody entails further that a prosodic structure of an utterance is determined in reference to various other components of the linguistic structure of the language (e.g., phonology, morphology, syntax, information structure, and discourse structure) as well as extra- or para-linguistic factors (e.g., social indexical information and emotions). Thus, in order for the speaker to deliver a linguistic message to the listener successfully, the speaker must be able to encode the linguistic message in prosodic-structurally conditioned phonetic forms that reflect other linguistic and extra-linguistic structures, and the listener must in turn be able to exploit the resulting fine phonetic detail in decoding the intended linguistic message in reference to the prosodic structure that underlies the speech signal. This premise applies to speech production and perception in both L1 and L2.  HISPhonCog 2019 explores any issues related to this theme as well as general issues in native and non-native speech produciton and perception. There will be a special session on neuro-cognitive aspects of the role of prosody.

Invited Speakers

Invited speakers for general sessions
Mary Beckman (OSU)
Edward Flemming (MIT)
Cecile Fougeron (Paris 3, Sorbonne, CNRS)
Martine Grice (University of Cologne)
Sun-Ah Jun (UCLA)
Jason Shaw (Yale University)
Michael Tyler (Western Sydney University)
Jie Zhang (University of Kansas)

Invited speakers for the special session on neuro-cognitive aspects of prosody
Karsten Steinhauer (McGill University)
Ferenc Honbolygó (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Planned satellite workshop (May 23)
Theoretical and practical issues on ToBI in Korean (organized by Sun-Ah Jun, Sahyang Kim and Taehong Cho).
● Call for papers will be available on the conference webpage soon. Please check the conference webpage later.
Support for international participants:
● Free local hotel accommodation (3 nights) for international presenters affiliated with a foreign institute/university, travelling from abroad. One additional night may be provided, pending the budget availability, to those presenters who also attend a satellite workshop on May 23. (The detail will be sent to qualified individuals along with an acceptance letter.)
● No registration fees (including 2 lunches, refreshments and one banquet)

● Deadline of submission of a two-page long abstract: March 10, 2019
● Notification of Acceptance: No later than March 31, 2019
● Free Registration with free accommodation: No later than April 10, 2019
● Symposium dates: May 24-25, 2019

Abstract Submission Instruction (EasyChair):
● A PDF file of a two-page abstract (single-spaced with 12 pt font size *without* a list of authors’ names and their affiliations) should be submitted through EasyChair by March 10, 2019.
● URL for EasyChair:

Free Registration by April 10
● Fill out the form (available at the conference website) and submit it by email to: by no later than April 10, 2019 to be guaranteed for free accommodation (for international presenters) and free registration (for all participants and audience).
● Pre-registration form that arrives after April 10 may still be considered for free registration and accommodation, depending on the budget and availability. Please contact us at if you miss the deadline but still would like to register in advance.
● On-site registration will be possible for small fees, but with no guarantee for lunches and banquet admission.
● For further information, please check the conference website. 

Local Organizing Committee
Taehong Cho (Chair, Hanyang University, Seoul)
Sahyang Kim (Hongik University, Seoul)
Say Young Kim (Hanyang University, Seoul)
Jonny Jungyun Kim (Hanyang University, Seoul)