A newsletter for
The International Phonetic Association
and for the Phonetic Sciences
Linda Shockey, University of Reading, UK
Rachel Smith, University of Glasgow, UK
Radek Święciński, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Claire Timmins, University of Strathclyde, UK
Duncan Robertson, University of York, UK
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The Association is pleased to announce that Illustrations of the IPA from 2001 through 2014 are now freely available from the Journal of the IPA website:
Click on "Illustrations of the IPA - free content" to see a list, or access individual Illustrations from contents of back issues. (05/17)
##11-12 January 2018. 10th Speech in Noise Workshop. Glasgow, UK. https://spin2018.eu/?p=0 (10/17)
12-14 January 2018. 15th Old World Conference on Phonology, University College London (UCL) http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucjtcwh/OCP15/OCP15.html (08/17)
25-27 January 2018. Speech in the Natural Context - XIV Convegno Nazionale AISV, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy. https://aisv2018.events.unibz.it/ (08/17)
7-9 March 2018. Variable Perception and Production Correlates for Word Stress in First Language Acquisition and Child Second Language Learning. Stuttgart, Germany. http://ling.uni-konstanz.de/pages/home/ag14_dgfs2018/ (07/17)
27-28 March 2018. 8th Northern Englishes Workshop (NEW8), Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/northernenglishes8/ (09/17)
30-31 March 2018. 4th Belgrade International Meeting of English Phoneticians (BIMEP 2018), Belgrade. http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/BIMEP2018 (09/17)
##5 April 2018. ALOES 2018: Pre-Conference Workshop on Voice Quality. Paris, France. http://www.clillac-arp.univ-paris-diderot.fr/user/nicolas_ballier/voice_2018 (10/18)
##6-7 April 2018. 19th Conference on Spoken English at Villetaneuse (ALOES 2018). Paris, France. pierre.fournier AT univ-paris13.fr (10/17)
12-14 April 2018. BAAP Colloquium. Canterbury, United Kingdom. https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/baap/ (07/17)
13-16 June 2018. Speech Prosody 2018. Poznań, Poland. http://sp9.home.amu.edu.pl/index.php (07/17)
##18-20 June 2018. 6th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages. Berlin, Germany. http://public.beuth-hochschule.de/~mixdorff/tal2018/ (10/17)
19-22 June 2018. LabPhon 16, University of Lisboa, Portugal. http://labphon16.labphon.org/ (8/17)
2-6 July 2018. Spoken Corpora advances: prosody as the crux of speech segmentation, annotation and multilevel linguistic studies. Cape Town, South Africa. http://icl20capetown.com/images/WorkshopSummaries/31.-Spoken-Corpora-advances.pdf (07/17)
##11-13 October 2018. International Conference on Tone and Intonation. Gothenburg, Sweden. http://sprak.gu.se/forskning/konferenser/tone-and-intonation (10/17)
4-10 August 2019. XIXth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Melbourne, Australia. http://icphs2019.org/ (03/16)
10th Speech in Noise Workshop. Glasgow, United Kingdom. 11-12 January 2018.
Call for Papers:
Announcing the 10th Speech in Noise Workshop to be held at Trades Hall in sunny Glasgow, Scotland, on 11-12 January 2018.
Abstract Submission is now open!
We invite all researchers to submit abstracts for poster contributions about their current thrilling work. Abstracts should be maximally 400 words. Submit early, submit often. Visit http://spin2018.eu/?p=submission to get an email directing you to your individual submission form. Note that at least one author for the presentation must be in attendance.
Submission opens: 20 September 2017
Submission deadline: 29 October 2017
Decision on submissions: 15 November 2017 Registration opens: 16 November 2017 Registration closes: 10 December 2017
Contact: Antje Heinrich: info AT spin2018.eu
19th Conference on Spoken English at Villetaneuse (ALOES 2018) with a pre-cinference workshop on voice quality. Paris, France. 5-7 April 2018.
Voice quality in English: from the production of a phonation type to the perception of a social variable.
Invited speaker: Professor Richard Wright, Washington University: Voice quality types and uses in North American English.
For its 19th edition, the Villetaneuse Conference on Spoken English, organized by ALOES and Université Paris 13, is honoured to welcome Professor Richard Wright, from the University of Washington. As is the custom, the conference will take place at Villetaneuse (Université Paris 13).
Professor Wright is Director of the Linguistic Phonetics Laboratory and Chair of the Department of Linguistics. His primary research interest is in understanding sources of systematic variation in the production and perception of language, and how it relates to language universals and language structure, prosody, and discourse. As part of this research he is interested in describing the phonetics of endangered and under-described languages. He is currently working on voice quality and will give a conference on voice quality types and uses in North American English.
The topic for the conference will therefore be voice quality in English, from both perspectives of production and perception. Submissions dealing with the way voice quality can be measured (articulatory, acoustic and/or perceptual methods), with the various corpora that can be used for these purposes, with the different types of phonation that can be encountered and what physiological or acoustic criteria they relate to will be most welcome. The stylistic and social aspects of voice quality will also be most interesting issues: if voice quality is not part of the sound system of English, it can be used for social and stylistic purposes. The most striking example lately is probably the widespread use of creaky voice among young people, and more particularly young women. The social significance of voice quality features in English will be questioned. What do we mean when we use a particular type of phonation? Can we find geographical variation? What are the social implications, the identity issues? These are a few questions, amongst others, that might be raised during the conference. We will give priority to papers dealing with voice quality, but will also consider submissions on other topics in the field of spoken English.
Each talk will be 30 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes for discussion. Posters might also be a possibility.
Anonymous abstracts (400 words maximum), along with a separate document containing the author's name and affiliation, should be sent, before January 4 2018, to the following address: pierre.fournier AT univ-paris13.fr
Contact person: Pierre Fournier: pierre.fournier AT univ-paris13.fr
A pre-conference workshop will be held at Paris Diderot on 5 April 2018. We invite papers discussing case studies or demos discussing tools or data analysis. One page abstracts are to be sent before January 4 2018, to the following address: nicolas.ballier AT univ-paris-diderot.fr
6th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages. Berlin, Germany. 18-20 June 2018.
Call for Papers
The Sixth International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages will be held in Berlin, Germany, from Monday, June 18 till Wednesday, June 20, 2018. TAL 2018 will be organized at Beuth University Berlin conveniently located in the city center close to all major attractions. TAL 2018 is timed after Speech Prosody 2018 in Poznań, Poland, June 13-16, only a three-hour train ride away. TAL 2018 is supported by the International Speech Communication Association and the ISCA SProSIG.
The symposium will continue the tradition of the previous five symposia, aiming to present state-of-the-art research on the typological, phonetic, phonological, psycholinguistic, acquisitional, and technological aspects of tonal contrasts. We invite contributions from all these areas. Also welcome are contributions on non-tone languages and the use of tone in poetry or song.
Hansjörg Mixdorff, Angelika Hönemann, Oliver Jokisch (HfT Leipzig), Petra Wagner (U. Bielefeld), Frank Kügler (U. Cologne) International Advisory Board:
Christian Di Canio, Wentao Gu, Carlos Gussenhoven, Yi Xu
Selection of Scientific Area Topics:
- Phonology and phonetics of tones
- Typology of tones and tone languages
- Tone production and perception
- Acquisition and learning/teaching of tones
- Evolution of tones and tone change
- Tone, accent, and intonation
- Tonal variation in continuous speech
- Modeling of tonal aspects of languages
- Speech processing for tone languages
- Tonal processing in speech recognition, synthesis, and assessment
- Psychological and neural mechanisms of tones
- Pathology and therapy for tonal aspects of languages
- Speech corpus and annotation for tones
- Cross-linguistic study of tone languages and non-tone languages
- Tonal information in forensic phonetics
- Tone in singing and opera
Email: tal2018 AT beuth-hochschule.de
Submission of full papers: 1 February 2018 Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2018 Early registration deadline: 15 April 2018 Final paper due: 15 April 2018
International Conference on Tone and Intonation (TIE2018). Gothenburg, Sweden. 11-13 October 2018.
Call for Papers:
TIE2018, to be held at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, from 11-13 October 2018, continues the tradition of the biennial international TIE conference series on Tone and Intonation. We welcome contributions on any topic related to linguistic aspects of tone and intonation in any language, including, but not limited to:
- Diachronic issues
- Typological issues
- Intonation in other modalities
- The interface between tone/intonation and grammatical structure or information structure
- The interaction of tone and intonation with each other and with other aspects of prosody
For TIE2018, we are particularly interested in promoting research that showcases typological research on tone and intonation, in particular investigations of tone and intonation in understudied languages.
Abstract Submission Information:
Deadline for submissions: 20 April 2018
We will only accept abstracts that are submitted through the conference's EasyChair website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tie2018
Abstracts that do not respect the conference's guidelines will not be considered.
More information about abstract submission, including formatting guidelines, will be available on the conference webpage from mid December 2017.
Summary of important dates:
Abstract submission information on conference webpage: mid December 2017 Abstract submission deadline: 20 April 2018 Decisions sent: early June 2018 Conference meeting dates: 11-13 October 2018
Conference email: TIE2018 AT easychair.org Conference webpage: http://sprak.gu.se/forskning/konferenser/tone-and-intonation
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany Department of Anglophone Studies
The University of Duisburg-Essen, Faculty of Humanities; Department of Anglophone Studies, English Linguistics invites applications for a Postdoctoral research fellowship (50% post).
The postdoctoral fellow will join the newly created Sociolinguistics Lab at the University of Duisburg-Essen, which explores Variation and Change in the English Language.
The successful candidate will develop their own research agenda in the area of language variation and change / variationist sociolinguistics and be active in the advancement of ongoing research in the lab. The fellow will publish independent research as well as collaborate with members of the team in writing joint publications resulting from ongoing research. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to participate in applications for third party funding of new interdisciplinary research projects.
The fellow will teach one course per semester during his or her fellowship (a maximum of 2 h/week). The annual salary is based on spine point TV-L 13 (50%) on the German university salary scale.
Applicants should have a PhD degree in (English) Linguistics with a background in Variationist Sociolinguistics, Sociophonetics and/or Computational Linguistics. They are expected to have expertise in empirical methods, including the collection and analysis of linguistic data. The applicant must have a (near) native competence in English and should have experience in writing/managing research grants. No knowledge of German is required.
Applicants should include a statement of interest (letter of motivation), a description of the research you would like to pursue (5 pages max.), a CV including a list of publications, a copy of the PhD certificate, and the names and addresses of two referees. Applicants are also requested to provide two writing samples (i.e. chapters of the dissertation or academic papers)
Starting date: 01.11.2017 or as soon as possible thereafter
Duration: 38 months
Tenure: 50% post
The University Duisburg-Essen aims at promoting the diversity of its members (www.uni-due.de/diversity ).
The University Duisburg-Essen aims at increasing the share of women in the scientific personnel and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Women will be preferentially considered when equally qualified according to the state equality law.
Applications from disabled or equivalents according to § 2 (3) SGB IX are encouraged. You will find information about the Faculty and the contracting authority under: www.uni-due.de/geisteswissenschaften and www.uni-due.de/anglistik
Applications and inquiries should quote the reference-code 562-17.
Application Deadline: 04-Oct-2017 (Open until filled)
Prof. Isabelle Buchstaller
Email: i.buchstaller AT uni-due.de
Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Carleton College, Minnesota, USA Linguistics Department
The Department of Linguistics at Carleton College seeks to hire a specialist in phonology for a one-year, full-time position as a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2018-19 academic year with the possibility of renewal for up to an additional two years. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher, able to inspire talented and hard-working undergraduates. The Department is currently engaged in a project to help preserve the endangered language Dakota, and so experience with language documentation and/or the analysis of Native American languages is preferred. Completion of the Ph.D. is desired. If the Ph.D. is not in hand by the beginning of the appointment, rank will be set at the Visiting Lecturer level.
To apply, please visit the link below and complete the online application, including the following items:
- cover letter
- brief statement describing teaching experience and research agenda
- two samples of scholarship
- contact information for three letters of reference (at least one of which should address your teaching)
Semi-finalists will be interviewed either at the LSA meeting in Salt Lake City or via Skype (or both). Questions about the position or the application process may be directed to the contact below.
Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities
Application Deadline: 15-Nov-2017
Web Address for Applications: https://jobs.carleton.edu/postings/3377
Professor of Linguistics Michael Flynn
Email: mjflynn AT carleton.edu
Linguistic Project Manager (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Polish) Appen
Appen is looking for a linguistic project manager who can coordinate the work of 2 - 3 linguistic consultants working on processing large amounts of linguistic data to achieve high-quality output, and actively communicate with our client's development team.
- remote location
- up to full time (40 hours/week)
- project duration of 6 months
- Reviewing guidelines for speech projects involving text processing and audio data evaluation
- Managing and overseeing the work of 2-3 linguistic consultants per language
- train linguists on client's tools, docs and tasks
- assign work and coordinate schedules/timelines
- set deadlines and prioritize
- coordinate deliveries
- track progress
- solve or triage technical issues
- clarify language-specific guidelines
- provide general linguistic expertise
- Evaluating and analyzing data quality before delivery
- Consulting with client team, when needed
The responsibilities of the linguist teams will include:
- Text Proofreading
- Review of phonological inventory and phonotactic rules of given language
- Phonemic transcription and data annotation
- Evaluation of acoustic data - headphones needed
- Native-speaker level of one or more language of the listed languages, multilingual a plus
- Degree in Linguistics or Language-related fields with experience in phonetics/phonology or speech technology
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to details
- Previous project management experience
Application Deadline: 31-Oct-2017 (Open until filled)
Web Address for Applications: http://bit.ly/2ysDMfD Contact Information:
Global Recruiter Jasna Rustempasic
Email: jrustempasic AT appen.com
Assistant Professor in Phonetics / Laboratory Phonology, The University of Delaware, USA Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science
University of Delaware seeks an assistant professor in phonetics/laboratory phonology.
The Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University of Delaware invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of phonetics and/or laboratory phonology. The position will commence September 1, 2018. The successful candidate will have a strong research program in phonetics and/or laboratory phonology and will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates must be able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in phonetics and ideally in phonology as well. A secondary specialization in sociolinguistics, endangered languages, first or second language acquisition, communication disorders, or a related field is desirable.
Applicants for this position should have a PhD in Linguistics or related field, or should expect to complete their degree requirements prior to appointment. Applicants should apply on-line at http://apply.interfolio.com/ and should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement describing their research program, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy (including evidence of teaching ability if available), and sample publications. They should also arrange for submission of at least three letters of recommendation. We particularly welcome applications from members of underrepresented minorities. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017; for fullest consideration, all application materials should be submitted by that date.
The University of Delaware combines leadership in research with a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. The main campus in Newark, Delaware provides the amenities of a vibrant college town with convenient access to the major cities of the East Coast. The Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science (https://www.lingcogsci.udel.edu) offers a PhD in Linguistics, a Master's degree in Linguistics and Cognitive Science, a Bachelor of Science degree in Cognitive Science (with a concentration in Pre-Professional Speech-Language Pathology), and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics. The Department is comprised of 11 full-time faculty and enrolls approximately 30 PhD students, 25 MA students, 300 undergraduate majors and 60 minors.
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Title IX institution.which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment. For the University's complete non-discrimination statement, please visit http://www.udel.edu/home/legal-notices/
Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Web Address for Applications: https://apply.interfolio.com/45554
Contact: Irene Vogel (ivogel AT udel.edu)
The deadline for material for the next foNETiks newsletter is 7th November 2017.