Phonetics. Dedicated to the memory of Farkas Kempelen (Budapest, 11-13 marzo 2004)

Da giovedì 11 marzo 2004 a sabato 13 marzo 2004



 Dedicated to the memory of Farkas Kempelen


The International Workshop Dedicated to the Memory of Farkas Kempelen will be held at the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and hosted by its Kempelen Farkas Speech Research Laboratory. Farkas Kempelen (or, known by the name of Wolfgang von Kempelen) died 200 years ago in March, 1804. Although there was no immediate impact of his scientific activity, after a certain amount of time his work initiated a wide range of phonetic and speech technology research. The 200-year anniversary of his death provides an opportunity for present-day researchers to rethink the “bridges” between past, present, and future.


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Address: H-1068 Budapest, Benczúr u. 33. Hungary

Phone: (+36-1) 321-48-30 ext. 172

Fax: (+36-1) 321-92-97


Programma provvisorio

Thursday, 11 marzo 2004

8:00- 9:45 Registration
10:00-10:30 Opening Ceremony
10:30-10:50 Bernd Pompino-Marschall: Von Kempelen’s contribution to the theory of acoustic articulation
10:50-11:10 Péter Nikléczy – Gábor Olaszy: Kempelen’s speaking machine from 1791: Possibilities and limitations (Recovering a 200-year-old technology)
11:10-11:40  Coffee break
11:40-12:00 Alice Reininger: Wolfgang von Kempelen
12:00-12:20 Simon Schaffer: Kempelen’s mechanical spokesmen and the British natural magic’s
12:20-12:40 D. Mehnert – R. Hoffmann – R. Dietzel – U. Kordon: Acoustic experiments with Wethlo’s larynx model
12:40-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:20 Hans Grassegger: Von Kempelen and the physiology of speech production
14:20-14:40 J.-M. Gerard – Y. Payan – P. Perrier – R. Wilhelms-Tricarico – P. Badin: Speech production with 3D biomechanical tongue model
14:40-15:00 Louis-Jean Boë – Pierre Badin – Denis Autesserre: From skull and jaw to soft tissues of the vocal tract: A linear model prediction 
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-15:50 Graham Pullin: Kempelen and the speaking mobile phone
15:50-16:10 José de Martino – Plinio A. Barbosa: A set of Brazilian Portuguese visemes for visual speech synthesis 
16:10-16:30 Monday J. Uffort: For early identification and diagnosis for communication disorders: a look at Nigeria
16:30-16:50 Alexandra Markó: The description of Hungarian supra­segmentals – a historical outline
18:00 Welcome Reception


Friday, 12 March, 2004


 9:00- 9:20 Mária Laczkó: Fluency and disfluency of spontaneous speech in mother tongue vs. second (foreign) language
 9:20- 9:40 Sabine Koppetsch: Necessity of an oral motor function test in the analysis of articulatory and acoustic data of patients with tomours in oral cavity
 9:40-10:00 Katalin Mády: A real-time MRI evaluation of consonant production after oral tumor surgery 
10:00-10:20 Klára Marton: Interaction among speech perception, lexical development and working memory in children with specific language impairment
10:20-10:50 Coffee break
10:50-11:10 Gabriel Poliquin – Jonathan Nissenbaum: The use of MRI motion pictures in the study of articulation
11:10-11:30 Ildikó Hoffmann: Characteristics of word-finding in Wernicke-aphasia and Alzheimer’s disease
11:30-11:50 Johanna Creutzburg – Susanne Fuchs: Voiceless obstruents in normal and whispered speech
11:50-12:10 Géza Németh: A text-to-speech invention from 1916
12:10-14:00  Lunch
14:00-14:20 António Teixeira – R.  Martinez – L. Silva – L. M. T. Jesus – F. Vaz: Articulatory speech synthesis of Portuguese 
14:20-14:40 Sibylle Kötzer – Thomas Leonhardt – Uli Strempel: Quality enhancement of non-uniform-unit selection (NUUS) TTS systeme, a work for Sysyphus?
14:40-15:00 Judit Bóna: On the predictability of L1 from foreign accent
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-15:50 Lucie Ménard – Louis-Jean Boë – Jean-Luc Schwartz –Christian Abry: Vowel prototypes for ontogenesis
15:50-16:10 Anna C. G. Greguss – Éva I. Bányai – Emese Józsa – Gábor Suhai-Hodász – Katalin Varga: Voice analysis of hypnotists 
16:10-16:30 Nivedita Mani: Prosody, syntax and the lexicon in parsing ambigous sentences
16:30-16:50 Mária Gósy: The manifold function of schwa in speech
17:00 Exhibiton 1.
18:00  Exhibiton 2.


Saturday, 13 March, 2004

9:00- 9:20 Koloman Brenner: Plosives of the German dialects in western Hungary
 9:20- 9:40 Magdolna Kovács: Pros and cos about Hungarian [a:]
 9:40-10:00 A. Kathirvel – N. Prakash – M. Subramaniam: ASAI based parser for determining phrase boundaries for text-to-speech synthesis
10:00-10:20 Tamás Böhm – Géza Németh – Géza Kiss: A visual tool for the demonstration of formants in speech
10:20-10:50 Coffee break
10:50-11:10 Ali Akbar Ansarin: An acoustic analysis of modern Persian vowels
11:10-11:30 Jana Brunner – Hyeon-Zoo Kim – Susanne Fuchs – Pascal Perrier: An articulatory and acoustic study of the contrast in Korean /g, k’/ and /kh/ 
11:30-11:50 Toshihiro Oda: The reason for the minor differences of the phonetic implementation between syllabic [l`] and syllabic [n`]: A comparative study of the dialects in English
11:50-12:20 Coffee break
12:20-12:40 Judit Navracsics: The question of control in bilingual speech production in different language modes
12:40-13:00 Ilona Kassai: Farkas Kempelen, an early theoretical and clinical linguist
13:00-13:20 Brigitte Felderer – Ernst Strouhal: „Speaking without lips, thinking without brain...” Wolfgang Kempelen’s contibution to the history of ration entertainment
13:20-13:40 Angéla Imre: On the personality of Farkas Kempelen
14:00-14:10 Closing

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