The conference offers an opportunity to share new research experiences concerning various aspects of speaker disposition, investigated from a variety of perspectives and disciplinary traditions. Therefore, we invite contributions on phonetic and prosodic aspects related to: 

  • The disposition of speakers towards the interlocutors and social groups
  • Pragmatic mechanisms such as mitigation, attenuation, intensification, linguistic politeness
  • Conversational mechanisms of turn management, discourse markers, interruptions, overlaps, etc.
  • Position of the speaker on the epistemic-evidential axis with respect to his own subjectivity and to the interlocutor
  • Specific communicative goals
  • Emotions of the speaker
  • Communicative situation
  • Relationship between interlocutors in human-human and human-machine interactions


Following the tradition of AISV conferences, the programme will also include open sessions on any aspect of speech science research.

The languages of the conference are Italian and English. Power Point presentations and posters should be written in English.

How to submit your abstract

Authors are invited to submit an anonymous abstract by September 25th, 2021 September 30th, 2021. Abstracts should be written in English or Italian, and should be restricted to 1000-1500 words and two pages in A4 format, including graphs and references. Abstracts should be submitted in *.pdf format through the procedure that will be set up in the Congress website (starting from the  July 31st, 2021).

A selection of papers will be published in the series "Studi AISV". Authors that wish to publish their work should submit their paper by March 15th, 2022, following the guidelines indicated on the AISV website ( 

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations will last 15-20 minutes, followed by a short Q&A session. Presenters should load their presentation to the conference laptops at least 20 minutes before the session starts. PowerPoint or Adobe PDF are the accepted presentation formats; multi-media sound or video files to be presented with slides must be provided at speaker check-in.

Poster Presentations

Printed posters should be maximum A0 in size (841mm wide by 1189mm high) and portrait in orientation. Presenters are advised to mount their posters at least 20 minutes before the start of the session and remove them after the end of the session. Conference organizers will not be responsible for posters left after the session. Material to affix posters to the poster boards will be available on site.