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UK-South Korea Prosody Research Network

This project establishes an international network of psychologists, linguists, and phoneticians with the common goal of extending our understanding of the human faculty for the production, perception and cognitive processing of speech prosody. This academic network, with core members in the UK and South Korea, will promote and facilitate further cross-linguistic and interdisciplinary research.

The objectives of the project are to:

Current members

Behavioural strand: Jiyoun Choi (Sookmyung Women’s University, South Korea), Jonny Jungyun Kim (Pusan National University, South Korea), John Marsh (UCLan, UK), and Laurence White (Newcastle University, UK)

Neurolinguistics strand: Philipp Ruhnau (University of Central Lancashire, UK) and Jieun Song (KAIST, South Korea)

Linguistic prosody strand: Hae-Sung Jeon (University of Central Lancashire, UK), Ho-Young Lee (Seoul National University, South Korea), Jane Setter (University of Reading, UK), Bara’ah Al-dunaibat (University of Central Lancashire, UK).

Project advisor: Bob Ladd (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Statistics and methods advisor: Bodo Winter (Birmingham University, UK)

Research tools and data modelling advisor: Aviad Albert (University of Cologne, Germany) and Francesco Cangemi (University of Cologne, Germany)

Workshop I. Methodological Advances in Prosody Research

28 June Tuesday - 4 July Monday 2022, Seoul National University, South Korea 

Abstracts are available at our OSF repository. You can watch some talks on our YouTube Channel.

Workshop II. Speech Prosody and Beyond

20–22 June 2023, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) Seoul Campus, Seoul, South Korea

The workshop aims to provide prosody researchers with opportunities to share findings, perspectives, and resources, and to develop ideas for broadening the research horizons.

The workshop programme and abstracts are available at our OSF repository.

Registration fee

Registration is closed.

There are registration fees to cover catering costs (coffee breaks and lunch). Please see further instructions in the registration form.

Registration fees:

Practical Information

Please see our OSF repository ‘2023 Workshop’ for Information about the venue, transport, and accommodation.

Invited Speakers

Special Session

Call for Papers

We invite submissions on any aspects of speech prosody. We particularly encourage submissions on interdisciplinary studies, studies using new or unconventional methodology, research with real-world impacts, spontaneous speech, under-researched languages, and the interface between prosody and other aspects of communication, language or cognition.

All presentations will be face-to-face oral presentations for 20 minutes. We expect approximately 20 presentations. The workshop language is English.

All authors will be invited to express their interest in submitting a full-length paper (8000–14000 words) for a special issue for Language and Speech (eds. Hae-Sung Jeon, Laurence White, Jane Setter and Jiyoun Choi) when submitting an abstract on EasyChair (submission open on 9 January 2023). Following a review process, selected authors will be invited to submit a full paper. The submission date for the full-length paper will be in January 2024. The papers will be subject to the normal peer-review process. Please note that the acceptance of abstracts to the workshop does not guarantee a publication.


Presentations will be 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

The text of the abstract should be anonymous, with a minimum of 11 pt font and no more than two A4 pages in length including references, figures, and tables. They should be in .pdf format. Abstracts should be submitted using the Easychair site.

Important dates

Travel Grants for Students or Early Career Researchers

In order to be eligible for a grant, you will need to be the first author of an accepted paper at the workshop. Currently two travel grants (£1500 each) for students or early career researchers (PhD awarded in/after 2019) affiliated with a UK institution are available. The organisers hope to offer more travel grants for students/ECRs outside the UK – more information will be available in March 2023.

When you submit an abstract, you will be able to specify whether you are eligible and would like to be considered for a travel grant. In the selection process, abstracts will be assessed for their relevance to the workshop, originality, significance, accuracy in analysis and clarity in presentation by at least three expert reviewers.


Hae-Sung Jeon (University of Central Lancashire, UK), Ho-Young Lee (Seoul National University, South Korea) and Jieun Song (KAIST, South Korea)

Programme Committee (Reviewers)

Aviad Albert, Francesco Cangemi, Jiyoun Choi, Suyeon Im, Jonny Kim, Bob Ladd, John Marsh, Oliver Niebuhr, Francis Nolan, Simon Roessig, Timo Roettger, Christine T. Röhr, Jane Setter, Juergen Trouvain, Nigel Ward, Laurence White, Margaret Zellers, and Cong Zhang


The UK-South Korea Prosody Network is supported by the Fund for International Collaboration (FIC), UKRI (February 2022 - July 2023, PI: Hae-Sung Jeon, CI: Ho-Young Lee and Jieun Song).