- 19 Jul 2021
- Technik, Elektrotechnik, Signalverarbeitung, Linguistik und Semiotik, Angewandte Linguistik, Quantitative, Computer- und Korpuslinguistik, andere, Linguistische Beschreibungsebenen, Phonetik
0, 0, 0, 1, 2, 26, 114, 206, 446, 1008 .... Although these numbers do look a little like the variable number of FFT points in digital speech signal processing, they are actually something completely different: they represent the number of scientific publications per decade over the last 100 years in which articulation and prosody were jointly addressed (Google Scholar, 8th Jan 2021). Of course, the search results depend heavily on the indexing and digitization of publications as well as on the search terms and regular expressions used. Therefore, the above numbers do not claim to be complete; nor do they have to be, because even without that they already reflect an obvious fact: the links between articulation and prosody are a subject of growing interest; perhaps even of almost exponentially growing interest, if one were to take the above figures at face value. This interest is driven, among other things, by increasingly powerful measurement, analysis and recording techniques, by the discovery of syntagmatic and paradigmatic structures in prosody and the simultaneous undermining of strictly linear-segmental models in articulation, as well as the by rapid rise of speech technology and the associated increasing relevance of the emotions, speaking styles, attitudes, social hierarchies, social-role marking, etc.
But, how far have we really come in understanding the links between articulation and prosody? What can we as speech scientists learn from the findings, concepts and experiences of other specialist areas, especially from the applied sciences and real practitioners? The 2nd International Seminar on the Foundations of Speech (SEFOS II) will be a forum to discuss these questions and to present and publish current research related to these questions.
Managing Editor: Ali Asadi, University of Southern Denmark