The Fourth International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages (TAL 2014) will be held in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, on 13-16 May 2014. The symposium, which follows the successful TAL 2012 in Nanjing, is held on a vibrant campus, which boasts three highly visible academic institutions whose research is relevant to the topic of the symposium: the Centre for Language Studies, the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, both part of Radboud University Nijmegen, and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.


Nijmegen (by Maarten Takens)

Nijmegen (by Maarten Takens)

TAL 2014 is held in the week before the International Conference on Speech Prosody 2014, which is held in Dublin from 21 to 25 May 2014 and like that conference enjoys the support of ISCA SProSig and ISCA SIG-CSLP.

The symposium continues the tradition of the previous three symposia of focusing on tone languages, aiming to present state-of-the‚Äďart research on the typological, phonetic, phonological, psycholinguistic, acquisitional and technological aspects of tonal contrasts, but will also welcome contributions on non-tone languages and art forms like songs and poetry.

Important dates


Submission of full papers
15 February 2014 (this date will not be postponed)
Notification of acceptance
20 March 2014
Camera-ready paper due
15 June 2014
Early registration deadline
30 April 2014
Registration desk open
13 May 2014, 2 p.m.
Conference meeting
14-16 May 2014
Tutorial Speech Analysis
13 May 2014, 4 p.m.
Final versions paper due
15 June 2014