Toward Modelling the Development of Speech Planning in Production

Toward Modelling the Development of Speech Planning in Production


Thursday 1st – Friday 2nd August 2019

Child Language Lab
Macquarie University, Sydney 

Models of human speech production developed over the past few decades have been shaped by a number of sources of information, including linguistic theory, observational studies and experimental studies of both typical and atypical adult speakers.  But few studies have addressed the question of the developmental course of changes in the speech production process in children who are learning to talk.  The goal of this workshop is therefore to bring together researchers working on models of speech production planning to explore methods suitable for testing hypotheses about the role of higher-level structure in these processes in both adults and children aged 2-12, with special focus on the development of speech planning mechanisms during the course of language acquisition.

Workshop Flyer

Keynote Speakers

Abstract Submission 

We invite submission of abstracts for talks and posters. Abstracts should include:

  • Title, name/s, affiliation/s, first-author email
  • 1 page abstract plus a page of figures/references (single space 12-point font size)
  • Indicate preference for talk, poster, or either

Please email abstract submissions to by 1 February 2019.


Important Dates
1 February 2019 – Deadline for abstract submission
15 February 2019 – Notification of acceptance
20 July 2019 – Registration deadline (Registration is free)
1-2 August 2019 – Workshop 

Organising Committee
Ivan Yuen
Titia Benders
Katherine Demuth
Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel
Ping Tang

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Workshop Sponsors
ARC Laureate Fellowship FL130100014 awarded to Distinguished Professor Katherine Demuth
Macquarie University Child Language Lab
Macquarie University Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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