Second Variamu Workshop, August 20-21, 2014 (Programme)

The second VariAMU Workshop will be held at the Speech and Language Laboratory (Laboratoire Parole et Langage), in Aix-en-Provence, the 20th and 21st August 2014.



9h Welcome                                                                                                                     Room B011

9h15 Language Technology Session                                                                  Room B011

Variation and Feedback

Laurent Prévot

Adding Cantonese into SPPAS

Brigitte Bigi & Roxana Fung

Stochastic Analysis of Natural Conversation Corpora, with automatic detection of speech details

Emilien Gorenne

Ortolang: Tools Grégoire de Montcheuil
Metaphor is Ontological Incongruity Chu-Ren Huang

10h45 Coffee Break

11h-12h  Working Session 1                                                                                   Room B011

Corpora & Tools (Chair: Chu-Ren Huang / Brigtte Bigi)

12h-14h Lunch

14h-15h15 Lab / Facilities Visit

15h15 – 15h30 Coffee Break

15h30 – 17h Linguistics & Phonetics Session                                                 Room B011

Voice quality and speech prosody: An exploration of the phonological distinctions in two accents of Cantonese

Roxana Fung

Advancements in the “Vowel variations in conversational speech” project

Christine Meunier

An Exploration of Word Stress in Hong Kong English

Cathy Wong

Gender variations in “genderless” languages: An English/Cantonese comparison

Julie Abbou


9h Language Pathologies Session                                                                   Room A -102

The use of sub-character units in writing Chinese characters

Dustin Lau

Advancements in the “Speech in bilingual Parkinson’s disease patients” project

Serge Pinto

10h15 Coffee Break

10h30-12h  Working Session 2                                                                         Room A -102

Preparation of the Voice Training in HK (Chair: Mantak Leung / Serge Pinto)

12h-14h Lunch

14h-15h15 Organisation, schedule and project management               Room B011

15h15 – 15h30 Coffee Break

15h30 – 17h Working Session 3                                                                            Room B011

Variations in Linguistics (Chair: Cathy Wong / Christine Meunier)

17h-17h30 Closing session                                                                                    Room B011

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Julie Abbou (2014, August 19). Second Variamu Workshop, August 20-21, 2014 (Programme). Variamu. Retrieved April 19, 2024, from

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