Theoretical and Practical Issues in Korean ToBI (K-ToBI)

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organized by M. Antoniou and A. Cutler.)

Date: May 23 (Thursday), 2019
Time: 10:00-13:00
Place: 6th floor in the main conference building (Bldg no. 701)
              HIT (Hanyang Institute for Technology) Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

- Sun-Ah Jun (UCLA)
- Sahyang Kim (Hongik University)
- Taehong Cho (Hanyang University)

In this 3-hour workshop, we will provide a brief overview of general aspects of K-ToBI and discuss various issues that stem largely from:
(1) the gap between theoretical underpinnings of the K-ToBI model and its practicality in capturing tonal variations that occur in either a categorical or a gradient fashion;
(2) difficulties in determining the size of the prosodic juncture (boundary) beween those of Prosodic Word, Accentual Phrase and Intermediate Phrase Boundary, especially when the tonal and temporal realizations do not resonate with each other.

Introduction (Sahyang Kim, Hongik University)


Sun-Ah Jun (UCLA)
Korean ToBI (K-ToBI): An introduction and update

Questions & Answers
Ji-eun Kim
(Seoul National University)

Some practical questions on  K-ToBI transcription in Jun (2000)
Sun-Ah Jun

Answers and discussion

Coffee Break


Taehong Cho (Hanyang University), Sahyang Kim (Hongik University)
Jungyun Seo
(Hanyang University)

Some theoretical and practical issues in K-ToBI


General Discussion
(moderated by Taehong Cho)

We have a very limited number of slots available for a brief (5-10 minute) presentation which addresses any theoretical and/or practical issue in using the K-ToBI model. But we particularly welcome a presentation of specific (recurring) examples which pose difficulties in prosodic transcription in the  current K-ToBI model, and can be discussed with the audience.

Registration: Available in the conference registration form (
click here)
Note: The registration for workshop must be made through registration for the main conference. It is free when made only during the free registration period, and regular conference fees (15 USD for students, and 30 USD for non-students) will be charged after the free registration period ends. 

Organized and Sponsored by HIPCS
Hanyang Institute for Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language