ANU Tone Workshop

Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language with tones—a change in the pitch of your voice while pronouncing a syllable. Tonal languages are common throughout the world, including Navajo (nav) in the United States and Swedish in Europe.

In February, a tone workshop was held at University of California, Berkeley on the topic of how to study a tone language.

Building on that knowledge, a follow-up workshop will be held in December at the Australian National University in Canberra. Participants will spend time learning about tones and then work on analyzing a specific language. The end product will be an edited collection of papers produced by the participants.

When: December 5-16, 2011, following the annual conference of the Australian Linguistic Society
Where: Australian National University, Canberra, AU
Registration: To be announced in May
Website: ANU Tone Workshop

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