Call for papers: HISPhonCog 2019 (Seoul)

2nd Call for Papers for HISPhonCog 2019 (Seoul)

 (***New abstract deadline: March 31, 2019***).

Hanyang International Symposium on Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language 2019

Dates: 24-25 May 2019 (Workshop on May 23)

Venue: Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea


HIPCS (Hanyang Institute for Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language), together with Department of English Language and Literature at Hanyang University, holds its second annual international symposium on current issues on phonetics and cognitive sciences of language—i.e., HISPhonCog 2019 on 24-25 May, 2019. The theme of HISPhonCog 2019 is “linguistic and cognitive functions of prosody and higher-order linguistic structures in speech production and perception in native and non-native languages.” Recent years have witnessed ample empirical evidence that one of the essential linguistic structural components that underlie the phonetic encoding-decoding process is prosodic structure. The fundamental assumption that underlies the theme is that the prosodic structure is an integral part of speech production serving as a frame for articulation which, for example, regulates groupings of phonological constituents and prominence distribution in conjunction with tonal/intonational specifications. This view of prosody entails further that a prosodic structure of an utterance is determined in reference to various other components of the linguistic structure of the language (e.g., phonology, morphology, syntax, information structure, and discourse structure) as well as extra- or para-linguistic factors (e.g., social indexical information and emotions). Thus, in order for the speaker to deliver a linguistic message to the listener successfully, the speaker must be able to encode the linguistic message in prosodic-structurally conditioned phonetic forms that reflect other linguistic and extra-linguistic structures, and the listener must in turn be able to exploit the resulting fine phonetic detail in decoding the intended linguistic message in reference to the prosodic structure that underlies the speech signal. This premise applies to speech production and perception in both L1 and L2.

We invite submissions for the symposium which explore any issues related to the theme of the symposium. There will be a special session on neuro-cognitive aspects of the role of prosody. We will also consider submissions that deal with other general issues in native and non-native speech production and perception.

Invited speakers for general sessions

  • Mary Beckman (OSU)
  • Edward Flemming (MIT)
  • Cécile Fougeron (Paris 3, Sorbonne, CNRS)
  • Martine Grice (University of Cologne)
  • Sun-Ah Jun (UCLA)
  • Jason Shaw (Yale University)
  • Michael Tyler (Western Sydney University)
  • Jie Zhang (University of Kansas)

Invited speakers for the special session on ‘neuro-cognitive aspects of prosody’

  • Karsten Steinhauer (McGill University)
  • Ferenc Honbolygó (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Invited discussants

  • Anne Cutler (Western Sydney U, MARCS, ARC Centre of Excellence) – General Session
  • Holger Mitterer (University of Malta) – Special Session

Planned satellite workshop (May 23)

  • Theoretical and practical issues on ToBI in Korean, organized by Sun-Ah Jun (UCLA), Sahyang Kim (Hongik University) and Taehong Cho (Hanyang University)
  • Cognition and bilingualism: Speech perception issues (tentative), organized by Anne Cutler and Mark Antoniou (Western Sydney U, MARCS)
  • More information (including possible calls for papers):

Support for international participants:

  • Free local hotel accommodation (3 nights) for international presenters affiliated with a foreign institute/university, travelling from abroad. One additional night may be provided, pending the budget availability, to those presenters who also attend a satellite workshop on May 23. (The detail will be sent to qualified individuals along with an acceptance letter.)
  • No registration fees (including 2 lunches, refreshments and one banquet)


  • (New) Deadline of submission of a two-page long abstract: March 31, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: No later than April 14, 2019
  • Free Registration with free accommodation: No later than April 21, 2019
  • Symposium dates: May 24-25, 2019
  • Satellite Workshop: May 23, 2019

Abstract Submission Instruction:

Free Registration by April 21

  • Pre-registration should be made by no later than April 21, 2019 to be guaranteed for free accommodation (for international presenters) and free registration (for all participants and audience).
  • Pre-registration form that arrives after April 21 may still be considered for free registration and accommodation, depending on the budget and availability. Please contact us at if you miss the deadline but still would like to register in advance.
  • On-site registration will be possible for small fees, but with no guarantee for lunches and banquet admission.
  • For further information about how to register, please check the website.

Local Organizing Committee

  • Taehong Cho (Chair, Hanyang University, Seoul)
  • Sahyang Kim (Hongik University, Seoul)
  • Say Young Kim (Hanyang University, Seoul)
  • Jonny Jungyun Kim (Hanyang University, Seoul)

Contact: Jonny Jungyun Kim at

Organized by HIPCS (the Hanyang Institute for Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language); Department of English Language and Literature, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea