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

University of Naples L’Orientale, Italy
30th Nov – 1st Dec 2015

Deadline: 11th Oct 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

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:
New Abstract submission deadline: 20th September, 2015 11th October, 2015
New Notification of Acceptance: 15th October, 2015 20th October, 2015
Registration deadline: 23rd November, 2015
Conference dates: 30th Nov-1st Dec 2015
Registration Procedure and Fees
For registration to ML2P-2015, please send the registration form to
At least one author must be registered at the conference before November 23 rd, 2015.
All fees are listed in Euro (€)
Registration category        Fee
Regular                80 €
Phd student/Post-doc        40 €
Students*            free*

*Proof of status (active student card) must be provided by email to together with registration
form by 23rd November.

Method of payment

Payments can be made ONLY via bank transfer. Cash and cheque payment CANNOT be accepted
on site. To insure proper credit to your account, you must specify in the “Transaction Description”
area: REGISTRATION FEE ML2P2015 – CILA and the attendee’s name. Please send the proof of
payment (copy of wire transfer certified by your bank) via email to, together
with the registration form.
All bank transfer should made to:

– Beneficiary Name: Università degli studi di Napoli “L’Orientale
– Bank Name: Banco di Napoli Centro Tesoreria Unica
– Location: Via Forno Vecchio, 36 Napoli
– Account No: 100000301499
– CIN: G
– ABI: 01010
– CAB: 03593
– IBAN: IT 53 G 01010 03593 100000301499

Bank transfer charges have to be paid by the registrant.
For further information, please contact the organizers of the conference at



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