VALP4 2019 Program

VALP4 2019 Program

4th Variation and Language Processing Conference (VALP4)
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
23rd-25th January 2019

Wednesday 23rd January

8:45-9:15        Arrival – Registration - Coffee

9:15-9:30        Welcome to Country

9:30-10:30      Keynote 1: Associate Professor Katie Drager – University of Hawai`i at Mānoa Effects of attention, expectations, and context on speech perception

10:30-11:00    Morning Tea Break

11:00-12:40    Session 1: Perception I

  1. Abby Walker - Janet van Hell - Mike Bowers Listener ratings of accentedness (somewhat) predict ease of lexical access
  2. Jonny Kim - Amy Schafer - Katie Drager Preparatory attention to sociophonetic incongruence facilitates word identification
  3. Erik Schleef - Lydia Speyer Processing ‘gender-neutral’ pronouns: A self-paced reading study of learners of English
  4. Rebecca Holt - Carmen Kung - Katherine Demuth Listeners use speaker’s accent to facilitate processing of morphosyntactic violations

12:40-1:40      Lunch

1:40-3:20        Session 2: Perception II

  1. Kimiko Tsukada - John Hajek Cross-language perception of Italian and Japanese length contrasts: A comparison of native Italian listeners with and without Japanese language learning experience
  2. Joshua Penney - Felicity Cox - Anita Szakay Listener reaction time to co-varied coda voicing cues
  3. Chloé Diskin - Deborah Loakes Categorisation of short front lax vowels by Irish and Chinese migrants in Melbourne: Variability in cross-dialect and cross-language processing in a dialect-familiar context
  4. Andy GibsonSpeech Perception in Music, Noise and Silence

3:20-3:45        Afternoon Tea Break

3:45-5:00        Session 3: Language Acquisition

  1. Alexandra D'Arcy Triangulating evidence for transmission and incrementation: Community, caregiver, child
  2. Drew Weatherhead - Padmapriya Kandhadai - Geoff Hall - Janet Werker Same word, Different meaning: Speaker race influences word-learning strategies in monolingual and bilingual infants
  3. Titia Benders - Elise Tobin - Anita Szakay Infant-Directed Speech may not be across-the-board breathy, but has a variable voice quality

5:00                 Informal Reception

Thursday 24th January          

9:15-9:30        Arrival - Coffee

9:30-10:30      Keynote 2: Dr Lynn Clark – University of Canterbury Do opposites attract or do birds of a feather flock together? Exploring the repetition and co-variation of linguistic variables within and across speakers.

10:30-11:00    Morning Tea Break

11:00-12:40    Session 4: Production

  1. Sarah Tasker - Márton Sóskuthy - Paul Foulkes Is variation between English /ɪ/ and /ə/ categorical? A Bayesian process-based approach
  2. Louise Ratko - Felicity Cox - Michael Proctor Displacement and duration in AusE vowel length contrast
  3. Dan Villarreal - Viktória Papp - Lynn Clark - Jen Hay - Kevin Watson Telling a new story with old data: Random-forest classification of non-prevocalic (r) in Southland New Zealand English
  4. Michael Proctor - Max Coltheart - Louise Ratko - Tünde Szalay - Ken Forster - Felicity Cox Variability in Responses to Masked Priming: an EMA study

12:40-1:40      Lunch Break

1:40-3:20        Session 5: Variation I

  1. Alex Baratta Putting an accent on British teaching: Linguistic processing as social judgement of teachers
  2. Haidee Kruger - Sofie Labat - Benedikt Szmrecsanyi Language processing, variation and change across speech and writing: Relative clauses in British and Australian English parliamentary debates
  3. Hielke Vriesendorp Does ‘y’all’ prime ‘GUNS’? Semantic priming effects between variety-specific words and indexical meaning
  4. Michael Walker - Anita Szakay - Felicity Cox Stuffed toys and speech perception in Australia

3:20-3:45        Afternoon Tea Break

3:45-5:00        Session 6: Variation II

  1. Stacey Sherwood - Robert Mailhammer - Mark Antoniou - Jason Shaw - Shigeto Kawahara The asymmetry of politeness in Japanese: when explicit abstract rules override implicit linguistic experience
  2. Rania Habib The variable use of the discourse markers yaʕni and ʔinnu: in Syrian Arabic
  3. Duna Gylfadottir The Production and Perception of an Ongoing Split: Seseo in Seville

5:00-7:30         Travel to Conference Dinner

7:30                 Conference Dinner at Ventuno, Walsh Bay

Friday 25th January

10:15-11:00    Arrival - Morning Tea

11:00-12:40    Session 8: Perception III

  1. Jim Hoskin - Paul Foulkes Linguistic variation in the asylum context: applied research on perceptions of language imitation
  2. Yuhan Lin On the Role of Social Factors: Linking Phonetic Accommodation and Social Perception
  3. Daisy Leigh The phonetic constrains the social: Effects of phonetic distance and social evaluation on convergence behavior
  4. Elise Tobin - Titia Benders Interpretations of Uptalk in Australian English: Low confidence, unfinished speech, and variability within and between listeners

12:40-1:40      Lunch Break

1:40-2:55         Session 9: Bilingualism I

  1. Daniel Williams - Paola Escudero - Adamantios Gafos Do bilinguals use acoustic-phonetic cues in the same way as monolinguals to perceive phonological categories and socio-indexical information?
  2. Yuliya Leshchenko - Tatyana Ostapenko Cross-lingual lexical variation in bilingual speech: A case-study of Komi-Permyak – Russian native speakers
  3. Chun-Mei Chen Dual Identity, Agency, and Language Shift of Bilingual Children in Migration Communities

2:55-3:25        Afternoon Tea Break

3:25-4:40        Session 10: Bilingualism II

  1. Daniel Williams - Paola Escudero - Adamantios Gafos Phonological distinctiveness and constancy are handled differently by monolinguals and bilinguals in cross-accent novel word recognition
  2. Xin Wang Supra-segmental information in bilingual language processing
  3. Anita Szakay - Ksenia Gnevsheva - Sandra Jansen Does incongruence between word-dialect and speaker-dialect affect L2 lexical access?

4:40-5:40        Keynote 3: Distinguished Professor Katherine Demuth – Macquarie University Resolving Variation: Listeners, Learners & Grammar

5:40-5:50        Close and Farewell

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