Call for Papers: Conference: “Methods in L2 Prosody 2015 (ML2P-2015) Romance languages and Chinese at the crossroads”

Naples, Italy
30th Nov – 1st Dec 2015
Deadline: 20th Sep 2015

The fundamental role played by prosody in the achievement of a successful native-non-native interaction has already gathered many researchers, students and listeners in two international conferences, held at the University of Naples L’Orientale in 2011 and at the University of Padua in 2012. The relevance of these two events and the presented works resulted in two reference volumes in the area of L2 prosody, respectively: De Meo A., Pettorino M. eds., Prosodic and Rhythmic Aspects of L2 Acquisition. The case of Italian, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012; Busà M.G., Stella A. eds., Methodological Perspectives on Second Language Prosody, CLEUP, 2012.

In the wake of previous events and results, ML2P 2015 invites proposals addressing any aspect of L2 prosody, but with a special focus on the interplay between Chinese and any of the Romance languages. The increasing presence of Chinese people in Romance-language countries and the growing interest in the Chinese language and culture in Europe have both created the need to pay particular attention to the communication between Chinese and Romance-language speakers. Therefore, this central conference debate welcomes contributions of research dealing with theoretical perspectives, empirical studies, teaching methods, technological investigations and applications.

The conference is organized by the Linguistic Center of the University of Naples L’Orientale –
CILA, in collaboration with the Confucio Institute at the University of Naples L’Orientale and the GSCP (SLI Special Interest Group on Spoken Communication), with the patronage of AISV (Italian Association for Speech Sciences).

Invited speakers

Véronique Aubergé – CNRS Grenoble & Université Stendhal, Grenoble, France
Philippe Boula de Mareüil – LIMSI – CNRS, Orsay, France
Maria Grazia Busà – University of Padua, Italy
Wentao Gu – Nanjing Normal University, China
Yan Lu – Xi’an International Studies University, China

Scientific Committee

Anna De Meo
Massimo Pettorino
Maria Grazia Busà
Franco Cutugno
Wentao Gu

Organising Committee

Anna De Meo
Massimo Pettorino
Marta Maffia
Elisa Pellegrino
Marilisa Vitale
Ying Xu

Guidelines for abstract submissions

Abstracts should be written in English and must be 500-1000 words long (excluding references).
The title, authors’ names and affiliations must be included in the abstract.
Any participant is allowed to submit only one single- or first-author abstract. There is no limit on
the number of co-authored proposals. All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously.
Proposals should be sent in .doc/docx format to

Full paper publication

After the conference, the authors will be invited to submit a full paper for a new review procedure.
If accepted, papers will be published in a volume dedicated to the theme of the conference.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 20th September, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: 15th October, 2015
Conference: 30th Nov-1st Dec 2015

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


Download this announcement as PDF…


Leave a Comment