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                  A newsletter for
        The International Phonetic Association
            and for the Phonetic Sciences

                   February 2012


  Linda Shockey, University of Reading, UK.
  Gerry Docherty, Newcastle University, UK.
  Shira Katseff, University of Canterbury, NZ.
  Lisa Lim, The University of Hong Kong.

  E-mail address: fonetiks-request at jiscmail.ac.uk

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               [new ones marked ##]
         [date of first appearance follows]


1 - 2 March 2012. The Phonology of Contemporary English: Variation and 
Change (PAC 2012). Toulouse, France. http://w3.pac.univ-tlse2.fr (07/11)

23 - 24 March 2012. 3rd Belgrade International Meeting of English 
Phoneticians (BIMEP 2012). Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, 
Belgrade, Serbia. (12/11)

26 - 28 March 2012. Colloquium of the British Association of Academic 
Phoneticians, University of Leeds. 
http://www.personal.leeds.ac.uk/~lnpbaap/ (1/12)

27 March 2012. GLOW workshop on Prosodically-Coded Information Structure, 
Potsdam, Germany http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~glow (10/11)

29 March 2012. L2 Prosody Workshop, Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom. 

##17 – 20 April, 2012. The 10th International Conference on the 
Computational Processing of Portuguese http://www.propor2012.org/ (2/12)

22 - 24 April 2012. 2nd International Phonetics & Phonology Conference 
Shanghai. Shanghai, China. (07/11)

2 - 3 May 2012. The Listening Talker: An interdisciplinary workshop on 
natural and synthetic modification of speech in response to listening 
conditions. University of Edinburgh, UK. 
http://listening-talker.org/workshop (11/11, 12/11)

2 - 4 May 2012. 2nd Workshop on Sound Change, Kloster Seeon, Bavaria, 

4 - 5 May 2012. 7th North American Phonology Conference (NAPhC7). Montreal, 
Quebec, Canada. http://linguistics.concordia.ca/naphc7/ (12/11)

22 - 25 May 2012. 6th International Conference, Speech Prosody 2012. 
Prosody in the real world: Understanding and approaching human prosodic 
performance. Shanghai, China. http://www.speechprosody2012.org/ (12/11)

27 - 29 May 2012. International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages 
(TAL). Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. http://www.TAL2012.org (11/11, 

29 May 2012, Discourse Coherence and Prosody (CDP2012). Lille, France. 
http://evenements.univ-lille3.fr/je-cdp (12/11)

4 -6 June 2012. International Child Phonology Conference (ICPC) 2012. 
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, USA. 
http://www.tc.umn.edu/~munso005/ChildPhonology (12/11)

25 - 28 June 2012. Odyssey 2012: The Speaker and Language Recognition 
Workshop. An ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop. Singapore. 
http://www.odyssey2012.org/ (12/11)

27 - 30 June 2012. 14th International Clinical Phonetics & Linguistics 
Association (ICPLA) Conference, Cork, Ireland. http://www.icpla2012.com/ 

2 July 2012. Teaching and Learning Pronunciation: Local and global 
perspectives on research and practice. Cairns, Australia. 
http://www.astmanagement.com.au/acta12/index.html (12/10)

19 - 21 July 2012. Perspectives on Rhythm and Timing (PoRT). Glasgow, 
United Kingdom. http://www.gla.ac.uk/rhythmsinscotland/ (12/11)

27 - 29 July 2012. 13th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon13). 
Stuttgart, Germany. http://www.labphon13.labphon.org/ (12/11)

15 - 17 August 2012. Nordic Prosody XI. Tartu, Estonia. 
http://www.nordicprosody.ut.ee/ (07/11)

3 - 5 September 2012. International Symposium on Imitation and Convergence 
in Speech - ISICS 2012. Aix-en-Provence, France. 
http://spim.risc.cnrs.fr/ISICS.htm (1/12)

5 - 7 September 2012. Advances in Visual Methods for Linguistics - AVML. 
York, United Kingdom. http://avml2012.wordpress.com/ (1/12)

9 - 13 September 2012. InterSpeech 2012, Portland, Oregon, USA. 
http://interspeech2012.org (11/11)

##12 -14 October, 2012. 22nd Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference,
Tokyo, Japan. http://www.ninjal.ac.jp/jk2012/  (2/12)




The 10th International Conference on the Computational Processing of 


Coimbra, Portugal April 17-20, 2012

Demo Submission Deadline: March, 2, 2012

The International Conference on Computational Processing of Portuguese 
(PROPOR) organizers invite submissions for demonstrations.

Following the spirit of the Special Session of PROPOR 2008 and Demos 
Session of 2010, the PROPOR 2012 demonstration track aims at bringing 
together Academia and Industry and creating a forum where more than written 
or spoken descriptions of research are available. Thus, demos should allow 
attendees to try and test them during their presentation in a dedicated 
session adopting a more informal setting. Products, systems or tools are 
examples of acceptable demos. Both early-research prototypes and mature 
systems will be considered for presentation. The areas of interest include 
all topics related to theoretical and applied issues of written and spoken 
Portuguese, such as (but not limited to) the topics listed for the 
conference paper submission (http://www.propor2012.org/call.html). These 
include (among many others): Human speech production, perception and 
communication, Linguistic, mathematical and psychological models of 
language; phonetics, phonology and morphology; paralinguistic and 
nonlinguistic cues (e.g. emotion and expression)and Speech Technologies, 
such as spoken language generation and synthesis; speech and speaker 
recognition; spoken language understanding.


Submissions should consist of a non-anonymous brief description document of 
up to three (3) pages of content including references. Developers must 
outline the main characteristics of their systems, provide sufficient 
details to allow its evaluation and give information on how they plan to 
demonstrate their systems. Developers are encouraged to focus their 
description on the relevance of the computational processing component of 
Portuguese language in the proposed system. Submitted documents should be 
written in English and sent by e-mail in PDF following the LNAI format to 
demos at propor2012.org. Accepted demos and the accompanying description 
document will be published in the conference website.


Accepted demos will be presented on table tops at a designated demo session 
with an optional accompanying poster. Developers should make sure they can 
run their demos properly. Thus, it is authors' responsibility to provide 
the necessary technical conditions (equipment) for the demo at the 

Note that the local organizers will not provide any hardware or software. 
Free high-speed Internet access will be available. A Best Demo Award will 
be given out to the best demo presented during the conference. Further 
details on the date and time of the demonstration session(s) will be 
determined and provided at a later date.


* March 02, 2012 - Deadline for demos submission
* March 16, 2012 - Notification of acceptance
* April 17-20, 2012 - Conference

Demos Chair

Alberto Abad, L2F INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal


The 22nd Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference (J/K22)

The 22nd Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference (J/K22) will be held
at the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
(NINJAL) in Tokyo on October 12-14, 2012. The deadline for abstracts
is May 15, 2012. For details, please see the conference website
(http://ninjal.ac.jp/jk2012/). Two pre-conference workshops will be
held on the afternoon of October 11th, one on endangered dialects of
Korean and Japanese, and the other on Japanese and Korean corpus

Invited Speakers:
- Michael Kenstowicz (MIT)
- Satoshi Kinsui (Osaka University)
- Seungjae Lee (Seoul National University)
- Masayoshi Shibatani (Rice University)
- Akira Watanabe (University of Tokyo)

Call for Papers: We welcome abstract submissions for 20-minute 
presentations (followed by 10 minutes for discussion). The deadline for 
abstract submission is May 15, 2012. Authors will be notified by July 1, 
2012. For details, please see the website 

Contact Person: Timothy J. Vance
Meeting Email: jk2012 at ninjal.ac.jp
Web Site: http://www.ninjal.ac.jp/jk2012/

Linguistic Field(s): phonetics/phonology, morphology/lexical
semantics, formal syntax, formal semantics, cognitive/functional
syntax/semantics, discourse/pragmatics/sociolinguistics, historical
linguistics, phycholinguistics


                    POSITIONS VACANT


Lecturer in Phonetics/Speech Science, - Ref:1231671
UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Research Department of Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences

Grades7-8 Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance) Grade 7: £35,557-£38,594 per annum or
Grade 8: £39,668-£46,822 per annum
(according to experience and demonstrated achievement in research and

We seek to appoint an internationally recognised early-career scientist who 
will develop an strong research profile in Speech Science.

We are seeking candidates who will attract independent funding and build 
collaborations within UCL, nationally and internationally. The successful 
candidate will contribute to teaching in Phonetics and also develop new 
advanced-level teaching content.

The target start date is September 2012.

Key Requirements Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant 
discipline or the expectation of the award of a PhD before the start of the 
appointment. Suitable candidates for the post will have an international 
research profile consistent with career stage, in the area of Speech 
Science and Phonetics with a specialisation in one or more of the 
following: - Developmental aspects of speech perception and/or production, 
including development in a multilingual environment - The neuroscience of 
phonetic processing.

Informal enquiries can be made to the Head of Department, Dr Andrew 
Faulkner (a.faulkner at ucl.ac.uk).

For queries regards the vacancy or the application process please contact 
Mrs Molly Bennett (m.bennett at ucl.ac.uk). We particularly welcome female 
applicants and those from an ethnic minority.

For further details and acces to the online application, see 

Dr Andrew Faulkner
Head of Research Department of Speech Hearing and Phonetic
UCL (University College London)
Rm 314, Chandler House, 2 Wakefield St
London WC1N 1PF
tel 44 (0)20 7679  4075 (direct)
Internal tel 24075
Fax: +44 (0)20 7679 4238
mailto:a.faulkner at ucl.ac.uk


Six PhD positions in syntax, phonology and language acquisition at CASTL 
(Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics) at the Faculty of 
Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

The following reference no. must be quoted in your application: 11/6079 

The University of Tromsø currently has six vacant research fellow positions 
for applicants who want to pursue a PhD degree in theoretical and/or 
experimental linguistics. The successful applicant will propose a research 
project that is compatible with ongoing work at CASTL (see 
http://castl.uit.no) in the areas of syntax, phonology or language 
acquisition. There will be two positions in each of the three 
subdisciplines (syntax, phonology, language acquisition). This distribution 
may be adjusted in case there are not enough suitable candidates in each of 
the subdisciplines.

For further information, please contact: Professor and Center Director 
Marit Westergaard, phone number (+ 47) 776 44256, e-mail: marit.westergaard 
at uit.no or Head of Administration Tore Bentz, phone number (+ 47) 776 
44751, e-mail: tore.bentz at uit.no

More information about our research and the Graduate School may be found 

The successful applicant will have to document qualifications in 
theoretical and/or experimental linguistics at the Master’s level.

The appointment will include teaching in the Department of Language and 
Linguistics at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education.

The normal period of appointment is four years. The PhD study is 
standardized to three years. The fourth year consists of teaching or other 
duties for the university, organized according to a distribution formula of 
25 % per year. The university may fund a shorter period of appointment if 
the research fellow has already completed parts of his/her research 
education, or when previous appointments to educational positions (research 
fellow, research assistant or the equivalent) may be considered as part of 
the education. The combined research education must add up to three years 
in total.

Read the full job announcement at 


The Department of Variation Linguistics at the Meertens Institute offers a 
PhD position in phonology, as part of the programme 'The Life Cycle of 
Liquids', an internal research project at the Meertens Instituut. This 
programme studies different aspects of ongoing and past changes in the 
behaviour of the Dutch liquids /l/ and /r/, and does so in a perspective 
which combines phonological theory, sociolinguistics and phonetics or 
experimental linguistics. The researchers include Ben Hermans, Frans 
Hinskens and Marc van Oostendorp. A more complete description of the 
project can be found on the website.

The PhD project will concentrate on the question what is the phonetic 
substance that phonological primes (features, elements) refer to, e.g., 
whether it is articulatory or acoustic in nature, or rather 
'substance-free'; whether it is exemplar-based or more abstract, etc. The 
PhD will collect experimental data from Dutch speakers in different regions 
and will try to assess them within the framework of modern phonological 
theory and sociolinguistics.

The PhD project includes writing a dissertation within a maximum position 
duration of 3.5 years. It also involves research training, such as graduate 
courses offered by the Dutch National Graduate School in Linguistics (LOT).

Applicants should have: - A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in linguistics, 
phonetics, sociolinguistics or a related field - Demonstrable knowledge in 
at least one of the following areas: prosody, phonetics, phonology, 
sociolinguistics, experimental linguistics; knowledge in more than one of 
these areas is highly desirable; interest in all of them is essential - 
Excellent command of English, both spoken and written - High proficiency in 
Dutch, or willingness to acquire this very fast - The ability to quickly 
learn the use of experimental methods (e.g. involving ultrasound) and new 
methods of data analysis - The willingness to work in a closely 
collaborating team - The ambition to pursue an academic career in an 
internationally oriented scientific community

Work conditions: We offer a full-time PhD-position (38 hours/week) for 3,5 
years (preferred starting date: April 2012). The starting salary will be 
EUR 2042,- gross per month in the first year up to EUR 2612,- gross per 
month in the last year. Favorable conditions of employment include holiday 
allowance and flexible working hours. Also, there will be opportunities to 
visit national and international conferences and workshops, summer schools 

Applications should include: - CV (including contact and personal details) 
- A letter of motivation - Academic transcript - A sample of written work 
(e.g. a copy of the MA thesis, a term paper, or a published article) - 
Contact details of two referees (names, affiliations, phone numbers, and 
e-mail addresses) - Two reference letters (optional)

Job interviews, live or Skype, are expected to take place in the first week 
of March.

Additional information: 
Prof. Dr. Marc van Oostendorp 
marc.van.oostendorp at meertens.knaw.nl 

Prof. Dr. Frans Hinskens  
frans.hinskens at meertens.knaw.nl 

Please send in your application before 12 February 2012 to Marcia 
Lucassen (marcia.lucassen at meertens.knaw.nl)


The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at National Chiao Tung 
University (Hsinchu City,Taiwan) invites applications for one full-time 
tenure-track position in phonology until the vacancy is filled. The 
position is tenable from August 1, 2012.

Applicants should have in hand a Ph. D degree in linguistics before August 
1, 2012. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose research 
can be integrated with the existing strengths of the Linguistics section of 
the Department.

Regular duties include graduate and undergraduate teaching, research, 
student advising, as well as Institute, Department, and College service 
assignments as required of University faculty members.

Applicants should send the following to the application address below: 
1) curriculum vitae 
2) copies of representative publications 
3) photocopy of diploma 
4) research summary and teaching portfolio 
5) two letters of recommendation 
6) transcripts 
(5 & 6 are optional for applicants with Associate Professorship) 

For further details please contact Miss Lu-ying Chen: luyingchen at 

The deadline for material for the next foNETiks newsletter is 25 February 


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