Prosody plays a fundamental role in L2 interactions, because it conveys linguistic, paralinguistic and sociocultural meanings that may be different from L2 speakers' native languages, and that L2 speakers may be unaware of. L2 prosody has been the object of growing interest in the recent years. However, the number of studies on L2 prosody is rather limited when compared to the amount of work that has been carried out on L2 segmentals. In addition, the study of L2 prosody is made rather fragmentary by the number of different theoretical perspectives, as well as the variety of objectives and research methods used to approach it.

The Methods in L2 Prosody (ML2P) workshop aims at bringing together researchers working on L2 prosody to discuss topics related to the following areas:

  • experimental methods
  • insights offered by different types of data (acoustic, articulatory, perceptual)
  • Learning processes and theoretical frameworks

Invited speakers:

  • Ineke Mennen
    ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory & Practice, Bangor University (UK)

  • Barbara Gili Fivela
    CRIL (Centro di Ricerca Interdisciplinare sul Linguaggio), Università del Salento

  • Massimo Pettorino
    Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale

  • Anna De Meo
    Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale

For further information, please contact the organizers of the workshop at