The first International Conference on Tonal Aspects of Languages (TAL 2004) held in Beijing in March 2004 was a great success (More than 120 participants from 10 countries). So it was decided that the second TAL conference will be held in France (La Rochelle) in April 27-29, 2006. This Conference will be jointly organised by La Rochelle University and Paris 3 University (Phonetics & Phonology Laboratory, UMR 7018 CNRS). The second Tonal Aspects of Languages conference is a satellite conference of prosody 2006 that will be held in Dresden (Germany) in May 02-05, 2006. The aim of the TAL 2006 conference is to bring together researchers interested in all areas of tone languages. This conference will cover all aspects of speech science, and technology for tone languages and tonal aspects of languages. The conference will include plenary talks by world class experts, round table and parallel oral and poster sessions.