Friday April 16th

Book of abstracts (.doc)


09:00–09:30 Welcome – Reception
09:30–10:15 On the acquisition of word stress and intonation: evidence from early perception
Paula Fikkert & Aoju Chen
Radboud University & Max Planck Institute
10:15–11:00 Stress pattern preference in Spanish-learning infants: the importance of syllable weight
Ferran Pons & Laura Bosch
Universitat de Barcelona
11:00–11:30 Coffee break
11:30–12:15 Prosodic structure in early child speech: evidence from intonation, tempo, and coda production
Sónia Frota
University of Lisbon
12:15–13:00 How do German-Spanish bilingual children ask questions in their two languages?
Conxita Lleo & Martin Rakow
Hamburg University
13:00–14:30 Lunch
14:30–15:15 Variation in intonational marking of topic and focus in children
Aoju Chen
Max Planck Institute
  Presentation of project results
15:15–15:45 Speech rhythm as durational marking of prosodic heads and edges
Pilar Prieto & Maria del Mar Vanrell
ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra & Universitat Pompeu Fabra
15:45–16:15 Phonological factors in rhythmic development: A cross-linguistic study
Brechtje Post
Cambridge University
16:15–16:45 Early acquisition of word-level prosody
Lluïsa Astruc
The Open University - Cambridge University
16:45–17:15 Early intonational development in Catalan and Spanish
Maria del Mar Vanrell & Pilar Prieto
Universitat Pompeu Fabra & ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra
17:15–17:45 Prosodic manipulation in child-directed speech: a cross-linguistic study
Elinor Payne
University of Oxford
17:45–18:15 Coffee break
18:15–19:00 Rhythm cues and language discrimination in infancy: a review
Laura Bosch
Universitat de Barcelona


Generalitat de Catalunya British Academy Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Grup d'Estudis de Prosòdia
Design & implementation: Joan Borràs-Comes