This symposium will serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas among scholars and practitioners of linguistic and cognitive development in an interdisciplinary perspective. The program features national and international presentations on recently completed and on-going projects and round-table discussions on current themes around development of speech, language and cognition.


09.00-09.30   Coffee and Registration
09.30-09.45   Welcome
09.45-10.15    Björn Lindblom, Professor em. of Phonetics, Stockholm University:
Phonetics for the learner: Easy way sounds OK
10.15-10.45    Linda Polka, Dr., School of Comm. Sciences & Disorders, McGill University, Montreal, Canada: Navigating two languages in Infancy
10.45-11.15    Karl- Magnus Petersson, Senior Investigator, Neurobiology of Lang. Dept., Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands:
Revisiting the Competence-Performance Distinction from a Neurobiological Point of View
11.15-11.30   Discussion
11.30-13.00   Lunch: Orangeriet, Bergianska Trädgården
13.00-13.30   Kjell Elenius & Mats Blomberg, Senior Researchers, TMH, KTH, Stockholm: Data-driven and knowledge-based approaches for automatic speech recognition
13.30-14.00   Anders Eriksson, Professor of Phonetics, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg: Presenting forensic speech evidence in court - A possible paradigm shift
14.00-14.30   Johan Sundberg, Professor em. of Music Acoustics, CSC/TMH, KTH, Stockholm: Expression in vocal music performance: Where did we learn the code?
14.30-14.45   Discussion
14.45-15.15    Refreshments
15.15-15.45     Johan Lind, Associate Professor, Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution/Department of Zoology, Stockholm University: What can animals do?
15.45-16.15    Peter Pagin, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University: The Phenomenal Sorites
16.15-16.45    Discussion
16.45-17.00   Closure
18.00-22.00 Buffet: Fakultetsklubben, SU

Download: Programme State of the StArt (27 Kb)

Regards from the symposium committee, Eeva Klintfors, Ulla Sundberg, and Mattias Heldner, Department of Linguistics, Section for Phonetics, Stockholm University

The symposium is supported by the Swedish Research Council.