Categories and Gradience: Neural Systems for Speech Communication

University of Cambridge, 26 June 2012

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We are delighted to announce a one-day workshop on Neural Systems for Speech Communication to be held at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge, UK, on 26th June 2012. The focus of the workshop is on representations and neural mechanisms for segmentation, abstraction, and categorisation in speech processing.

Our invited speakers are
• Kai Alter (University of Newcastle)
• Matt Davis (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge)
• Aditi Lahiri (University of Oxford)

The workshop is intended to provide a forum for discussion between researchers who approach the neurocognitive processing of suprasegmental and segmental information in speech from different intellectual contexts (notably linguistics, audition, language psychology, and cognitive neuroscience), and with different methodologies.

Workshop format

A number of key papers will explore the theme of the workshop from different angles, complemented by poster presentations that add breadth or depth to the discussion. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with the invited speakers and the audience towards the end of the day. The discussion will explore commonalities and differences in theoretical and methodological approaches and their findings, trying to work towards a synthesis.

Please navigate this site to find out more about the conference.


  • Conference dinner
  • A three-course meal will be served with wine at Newnham College. For more details click here.

  • Final version of programme
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  • Presentation formatting
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  • Poster
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