Monday, December 8th



Welcome coffee, registration



Invited Speaker

Vincent GRACCO


14:00 - Oral 1  On somatosensory and auditory goals


Joseph Perkell, Satrajit Ghosh, Frank Guenther, Harlan Lane, Melanie Matthies, Lucie Ménard and Mark Tiede

Mechanisms of vowel production: Auditory goals and speaker acuity



Takayuki Ito and David Ostry

Speech motor adaptation using facial skin stretch



Jianwu Dang, Xugang Lu, Mark Tiede and Kiyoshi Honda

Investigation of inherent vowel structures in speech production and perception spaces



Ludo Max, Jennifer C. Daniels and Karla M. Curet

 Auditory and somatosensory processing are modulated during the planning of speech movements



Jana Brunner, Phil Hoole and Pascal Perrier

The use of sensory feedback in the adaptation of perturbed /s/



Shanqing Cai, Marc Boucek, Satrajit Ghosh, Frank Guenther and Joseph Perkell

A system for online dynamic perturbation of formant trajectories

Monday, December 8th

17:00 - Oral 2:  Recent methodological developments



Christophe Jeannin, Pascal Perrier, Yohan Payan, Brigitte Grosgogeat, André Dittmar and Claudine Géhin

 PRESLA: An original device to measure the mechanical interaction between tongue and teeth or palate during speech production




Mathews Jacob, Heike Lehnert-LeHouillier, Stephen McAleavey, Joyce McDonough and Diane Dalecki

 The use of speckle tracking for the recovery of displacement and velocity information from sequences of ultrasound images of the tongue



Alan Wrench and James Scobbie

High-speed cineloop ultrasound vs. video ultrasound tongue imaging: Comparison of front and back lingual gesture location and relative timing



Christian Kroos

 Measurement accuracy in 3D Electromagnetic Articulography (Carstens AG500)


Tuesday, December 9th



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10:15 - Oral 3: On synergies and planning units



Pascal Perrier and Liang Ma: Speech planning for V1CV2 sequences

Influence of the planned sequence



Bettina Brendel, Axel Riecker, Michael Erb, Wolfram Ziegler and Hermann Ackermann

 Do we have a "mental syllabary" in the brain? An fMRI study



Susanne Fuchs, Phil Hoole, Dominique Vornwald, Anne Gwinner, Hristo Velkov and Jelena Krivokapic

The control of speech breathing in relation to the upcoming sentence



Aude Noiray, Khalil Iskarous and D. H. Whalen

Tongue-jaw synergy in vowel height production: Evidence from American English



Mark Latash and Irina Mikaelian

Linear and logarithmic speed-accuracy trade-offs in speech production

Tuesday, December 9th

14:00 - POSTER Ia:  Phonetics-Phonology Interface


1.            Kofi Adu Manyah.

On quantity and quality of oral and nasal vowels in Twi.


2.            Ioana Chitoran and Khalil Iskarous.

Acoustic evidence for high vowel devoicing   


3.            Myriam Piccaluga, Dolors Poch-Olivé and Bernard Harmegnies.

Effects of the multilingual phonologic competence on the phonetic properties of filled pauses


4.            Amanda Miller.

Click cavity formation and dissolution in IsiXhosa: Viewing Clicks with High-Speed Ultrasound 


5.            Marzena Zygis, Daniel Recasens and Aina Espinosa.

Testing the acoustic equivalence hypothesis on velar softening with production data for German, Polish and Catalan   


6.            Karim Shoul.

An acoustic study of the place of articulation of emphatic and non-emphatic voiceless stops in Moroccan Arabic


7.            Chakir Zeroual, Phil Hoole and Adamantios Gafos.

Spatio-temporal and kinematic study of Moroccan Arabic coronal geminate plosives  


8.            Wai-Sum Lee.

The articulation of the coronal sounds in the Peking dialect   


9.            Fayssal Bouarourou, Béatrice Vaxelaire, Fabrice Hirsch and Rudolph Sock.

Gemination in Tarifit Berber


10.          Sonja Schaeffler, James Scobbie and Ineke Mennen.

An evaluation of inter-speech postures for the study of language-specific articulatory settings 


11.          Eric Zee and Wai-Sum Lee.

The articulatory characteristics of the palatals, palatalized velars, and velars in Hakka Chinese  


12.          Mária Gósy and Viktória Horváth.

Acoustic-phonetic analysis of two words on the way to becoming fillers  


13.          Stefanie Jannedy, Susanne Fuchs and Melanie Weirich.

Schwa out of control?   


14.          Véronique Delvaux, Kathy Huet and Myriam Piccaluga.

Perceptually driven VOT lengthening in initial stops by French-L1 English L2-learners


15.          Fang Hu.

The three sibilants in Standard Chinese


Tuesday, December 9th

14:00 - POSTER Ib: Modelling in Speech Production


16.          Martine Toda, Shinji Maeda, Michael Aron and Marie-Odile Berger.

Modeling subject-dependent formant patterns in /asha/ sequences 


17.          Blaise Potard and Yves Laprie.

Improving the sampling of the null space of the acoustic-to-articulatory mapping   


18.          Michael Aron, Marie-Odile Berger and Erwan Kerrien.

Multimodal fusion of electromagnetic, ultrasound and MRI data for building an articulatory model


19.          Mohammad Ali Nazari, Yohan Payan, Pascal Perrier, Matthieu Chabanas and Claudio Lobos.

A continuous biomechanical model of the face: a study of muscle coordinations for speech lip gestures


20.          Bernd J. Kroeger, Jim Kannampuzha and Christiane Neuschaefer-Rube.

Performing identification and discrimination experiments for vowels and voiced plosives by using a neurocomputational model of speech production and perception


21.          Antoine Serrurier, Anna Barney, Pierre Badin, Louis-Jean Boë and Christophe Savariaux.

Comparative articulatory modelling of speech and feeding  


22.          Fabian Brackhane and Juergen Trouvain.

What makes "mama" and "papa" acceptable? Experiments with a replica of von Kempelen's speaking machine   


23.          Susanne Fuchs, Ralf Winkler and Pascal Perrier.

Does the speaker's vocal tract geometry shape its articulatory vowel space? 


24.          Ronald Sprouse.

A discrete time aerodynamic model of the vocal tract


25.          Kotaro Fukui, Yuma Ishikawa, Eiji Shintaku , Atsuo Takanishi and Masaaki Honda.

Vocal cord model to control various voices for anthropomorphic talking robot   


26.          Eva Lasarcyk and Juergen Trouvain.

Spread lips + raised larynx + higher F0 = smiled speech? - An articulatory synthesis approach 

Tuesday, December 9th

16:20 - Oral 4:  Speech and language pathologies



Claude Mauk and Martha Tyrone

Sign lowering as phonetic reduction in American sign language



Danielle Duez, Thierry Legou and François Viallet

 Final lengthening in Parkinsonian French speech



Lawrence Shriberg

Comparative studies in neurodevelopmental and idiopathic childhood apraxia of speech (CAS)



Lucie Menard, Annie Leclerc, Amélie Brisebois, Jérôme Aubin and Annie Brasseur

Production and perception of French vowels in blind speakers and sighted speakers



Fabrice Hirsch, Fayssal Bouarourou, Béatrice Vaxelaire, Marion Bechet, Jean Sturm and Rudolph Sock

Formant structures of vowels produced by stutterers


Wednesday, December 10th.



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Wednesday, December 10th.

10:15 - POSTER IIa: Coarticulation, prosody and frequency effects


1.            Oliver Niebuhr, Christine Meunier and Leonardo Lancia.

On place assimilation in French sibilant sequences   


2.            Marion Jaeger and Phil Hoole.

Articulatory patterns underlying regressive place assimilation across word-boundaries in German


3.            Adrian Simpson and Sven Grawunder.

Intraoral pressure variation in nasal–plosive and plosive/plosive sequences in German


4.            Mohamed Yeou, Kiyoshi Honda and Shinji Maeda.

Laryngeal adjustments in the production of consonant clusters and geminates in Moroccan Arabic 


5.            Jessica Miller.

Tonal alignment distinctions between standard French and Vaudois Swiss French   


6.            Amélie Rochet-Capellan, Coriande Vilain, Dohen Marion, Rafael Laboissière and Jean-Luc Schwartz.

Does the number of syllables affect the finger pointing movement in a pointing-naming task?   


7.            Mitsuhiro Nakamura.

Articulatory characteristics of function words in English: a case study   


8.            Barbara Gili Fivela, Sonia d'Apolito, Antonio Stella and Francesco Sigona.

Domain initial strengthening and sociophonetic aspects: EMA and ultrasound data on initial plosive bilabials in two varieties of Italian 


9.            Mary Ann Walter.

Repetition leads to lenition in consonant sequences


10.          Clément Moulin-Frier and Jean-Luc Schwartz.

Emergence of a language through deictic games within a society of sensori-motor agents in interaction


11.          Judit Bóna, Tekla Etelka Gráczi and Alexandra Marko.

Coarticulation rules and speaking style dependency


12.          Volha Olga Anufryk.

Effects of language ability on phonetic and phonological variation of English intonation by German speakers


13.          Tanja Kocjancic.

Ultrasound investigation of tongue movements in syllables with different onset structure


14.          Mária Gósy and András Beke.

Anticipatory coarticulation in a specific context   


15.          Natalia Zharkova.

An EPG and ultrasound study of lingual coarticulation in vowel-consonant sequences


16.          Doris Muecke, Martine Grice and Raphaela Kirst.

Prosodic and lexical effects on German place assimilation 

Wednesday, December 10th

10:15 - POSTER IIb: Acquisition, processing and exploitation of articulatory data


17.          Thomas Hueber, Gerard Chollet, Bruce Denby and Maureen Stone.

Acquisition of ultrasound, video and acoustic speech data for a silent-speech interface application   


18.          Thierry Legou, Alain Marchal, Yohann Meynadier and Carine André.

3D Palatography   


19.          James Scobbie, Alan Wrench and Marietta van der Linden.

Head-probe stabilisation in ultrasound tongue imaging using a headset to permit natural head movement      


20.          Philip Jackson and Veena D. Singampalli.

Coarticulatory constraints determined by automatic identification from articulograph data   


21.          Vincent Robert, Yves Laprie and Jacques Feldmar.

Comparison between two predicting methods of labial coarticulation  


22.          Jorge Lucero and Kevin G. Munhall.

Identification of independent kinematic regions of the face during speech production

Wednesday, December 10th

10:15 - POSTER IIc:   Speech and language acquisition


23.          Natalia Zharkova, Nigel Hewlett and William J. Hardcastle.

An ultrasound study of lingual coarticulation in children and adults   


24.          Louis-Jean Boë, Guillaume Captier, Jean Granat, Marie-Josèphe Deshayes, Peter Birkholz, Pierre Badin and Nicolas Kielwasser.

Skull and vocal tract growth from fetus to 2 years   


25.          Ian Howard and Piers Messum.

Modelling motor pattern generation in the development of infant speech production


26.          Sigrun Lang, Stefanie Leistner, Patricia Sandrieser and Bernd J. Kroeger.

Early vocal development in a normally hearing infant and a young cochlear implant recipient  


27.          Krisztina Zajdo and Stacey Powell.

The acquisition and modeling of phonological vowel length in Hungarian 


28.          Joanne Arciuli and Sharynne McLeod.

Production of /st/ clusters in trochaic and iambic contexts by typically developing children


29.          Mélanie Canault, Rafael Laboissière, Pascal Perrier and Rudolph Sock.

Development of lingual displacement independence at babbling stage


Boat Tour through Strasbourg



ISSP 2008

Gala Dinner, at the Jardin de l’Orangerie


Thursday, December 11th



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Thursday, December 11th

10:15 - Oral 5: Acoustic-to-articulatory inversion



Athanassios Katsamanis, Anastasios Roussos and Petros Maragos

Inversion from audiovisual speech to articulatory information by exploiting multimodal data



Gopal Ananthakrishnan and Olov Engwall

Important regions in the articulator trajectory



Jean Schoentgen, Abdellah Kacha and Francis Grenez

A hybrid acoustic-articulatory model of the speech spectrum



Ingmar Steiner

Generating gestural timing from EMA data using articulatory resynthesis



Asterios Toutios, Slim Ouni and Yves Laprie

Protocol for a model-based evaluation of a dynamic acoustic-to-articulatory inversion method using Electromagnetic Articulography

Thursday, December 11th

14.00 - POSTER IIIa:  Speech, language and hearing disorders


1.            Lucile Rapin, Hélène Loevenbruck and Dohen Marion.

Collecting traces of activity in orofacial muscles during auditory verbal hallucinations in schizophrenic patients   


2.            Andreas Maier, Tino Haderlein, Maria Schuster and Elmar Nöth.

Hypernasality in speech of children with cleft lip and palate: automatic evaluation


3.            Claire Timmins, William Hardcastle, Joanne McCann, Sara Wood and Jennifer Wishart.

Coarticulation in children with Down’s syndrome: an Electropalatographic analysis    


4.            Ali Alpan, Francis Grenez, Marc Remacle and Jean Schoentgen.

Multi-band segmental signal-to-dysperiodicity ratios in connected speech produced by normophonic and dysphonic speakers   


5.            Frank Rudzicz, Pascal H.M. Van Lieshout, Graeme Hirst, Gerald Penn and Fraser Shein.

Towards a comparative database of dysarthric articulation


6.            Kathryn Hird and Kim Kirsner.

Compromised speech processing in language disorders 


7.            Anja Moos, Ingo Hertrich, Susanne Dietrich, Jürgen Trouvain and Hermann Ackermann.

Perception of ultra-fast speech by a blind listener: does he use his visual system?   


8.            Marion Bechet, Véronique Ferbach-Hecker, Fabrice Hirsch, Rudolph Sock, Béatrice Vaxelaire and Jean-Luc Stierlé.

The production of stops in VCV sequences in children with a cleft palate: an acoustic study


9.            Lucie Menard, Annie Leclerc, Amélie Briseboie, Jérôme Aubin and Annie Brasseur

Production and perception of French vowels by blind and sighted speakers


10.          Johanna-Pascale Roy, Joël Macoir and Marion Fossard.

A case of foreign accent syndrome: an acoustic description for a French-speaking subject

Thursday, December 11th

14.00 - POSTER IIIb: Motor control, feedback and other issues


11.          Sandrine Clairet.

Compensating for a bite-block in lingual stop consonants production in French: articulatory and acoustic study   


12.          Rafael Laboissière, Daniel Lametti and David Ostry.

Role of impedance control in achieving precision in orofacial movement   


13.          David Purcell and Kevin G. Munhall.

Weighting of auditory feedback across the English vowel space 


14.          Silvia Lipski, Martine Grice and Ingo Meister.

Auditory perception influences speech motor learning  


15.          Ewen MacDonald, Elizabeth Pile, Hilmi Dajani and Kevin G. Munhall.

The specificity of adaptation to real-time formant shifting


16.          Sazzad M. Nasir and David J. Ostry.

Speech motor adaptation without auditory feedback


17.          Stephane Mortreux.

English coronal consonants produced by L2 French learners: an articulatory and acoustic study.

Thursday, December 11th

16.20 - Oral 6: Aerodynamics and related issues



Christine Shadle, Maria Berezina, Michael Proctor and Khalil Iskarous

Mechanical models of fricatives based on MRI-derived vocal tract shapes



Ryan Shosted

An aerodynamic explanation for the uvularization of trills



Marzena Zygis and Susanne Fuchs

Why are voiced affricates avoided cross-linguistically? Evidence from an aerodynamic study



Ronald Sprouse, Maria-Josep Sole and John Ohala: Oral cavity enlargement in retroflex sounds



Khalil Iskarous, Christine Shadle and Michael Proctor: Evidence for the dynamic nature of fricative production: American English /s/


Friday, December 12th



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10.15 - Oral 7: Phonetics and phonology of vowels and consonant clusters



Anne Hermes, Martine Grice, Doris Muecke and Henrik Niemann

Articulatory indicators of syllable affiliation in word initial consonant clusters in Italian



Stefania Marin and Marianne Pouplier

Organization of complex onsets and codas in American English: Evidence for a competitive coupling model



Cecile Fougeron and Rachid Ridouane

On the nature of schwa-like vocalic elements within some Berber clusters



Susanne Waltl and Phil Hoole

An EMG study of the German vowel system



Katalin Mády and Lasse Bombien

Is Hungarian loosing the vowel quantity distinction?