Interdisciplinary Workshop on

Laughter and other Non-Verbal Vocalisations in Speech

October 26-27, 2012






Contact and Registration
Here the programme and proceedings as one pdf-file.
And here a picture of the participants at the end of the first day of the workshop.
The presentation files are password protected.
Friday October 26, 2012
9.00-9.15 Registration
9.15-9.30 Welcome Notes
9.3010.30 Invited speaker: Marc Mehu
The natural history of human laughter: evolution and social function [abstract] [presentation]
10.3011.00 Christelle Dodane, Jérémi Sauvage, Fabrice Hirsch & Melissa Barkat-Defradas
Is children's laughter related to their language development? [abstract]
11.00-11.30 Coffee and Tea Break
11.3012.00 Lesley Storey
Focus on laughter - a qualitative exploration of the social dimensions of laughter [abstract]
12.0012.30 Mary Lavelle & Rose McCabe
What's so funny? An analysis of conversational laughter in schizophrenia [abstract] [presentation]
12.3013.00 Jennifer Hofmann, Willibald Ruch, & Tracey Platt
The en- and decoding of schadenfreude laughter -
Sheer joy expressed by a Duchenne laugh or emotional blend with distinct morphological expression?
[abstract] [presentation]
13.00-14.00 Lunch Break
14.0014.30 Radosław Niewiadomski, Sathish Pammi, Abhishek Sharma, Jennifer Hofmann, Tracey Platt, Richard Thomas Cruz & Bingqing Qu
Visual laughter synthesis: Initial approaches [abstract] [presentation]
14.3015.00 Jérôme Urbain, Hüseyin Cakmak & Thierry Dutoit
Development of HMM-based acoustic laughter synthesis [abstract] [presentation] [audio files]
15.0015.30 Jocelynn Cu, Merlin Suarez & Madelene Sta. Maria
Towards building a context-based laughter model [abstract] [presentation]
15.30-16.00 Coffee and Tea Break
16.0016.30 Sathish Pammi, Houssemeddine Khemiri & Gérard Chollet
Laughter detection using ALISP-based n-gram models [abstract] [presentation]
16.3017.00 Jérôme Urbain & Thierry Dutoit
Measuring instantaneous laughter intensity from acoustic features [abstract] [presentation]
17.0017.30 Anne van Leeuwen, Hugo Quené & Jos van Berkum
How do audible smiles and frowns affect speech comprehension? [abstract] [presentation] [audio files]
17.3018.00 Rosemary Orr
Sorry, I just don't get it ... [abstract] [presentation]
18.00 Dinner (at O'Neill's in Suffolk Street)
Saturday October 27, 2012
9.0010.00 Invited speaker: Jens Edlund
Temporal and spatial patterns in face-to-face conversation [abstract] [presentation as pdf] [presentation as pptx (13 MB)]
10.0010.30 Francesca Bonin, Carl Vogel & Nick Campbell
Temporal distribution of laughter in conversation [abstract] [presentation]
10.3011.00 Khiet Truong & Jürgen Trouvain
Laughter in conversational speech: laughing together vs. laughing alone [abstract] [presentation]
11.00-11.30 Coffee and Tea Break
11.3012.00 Jürgen Trouvain
On the acoustic vicinity of (adult) crying and (song-like) laughing [abstract] [presentation]
12.0012.30 Harry Witchel
Laughing and coughing: testing for vocalised indicators of entrainment and action inhibition [abstract] [presentation]
12.3013.00 Raffaella Pellegrini & Maria Rita Ciceri
Listen to my breath: how does it sound like? Breathe with me: does it improve emotional attunement? [abstract] [presentation]
13.00-13.15 Final Discussion and Closing