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  foNETiks
 
  A newsletter for
  The International Phonetic Association
  and for the Phonetic Sciences
 
  March 2018
  
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Linda Shockey, University of Reading, UK 
Rachel Smith, University of Glasgow, UK 
Radek Swiecinski, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences 
Claire Timmins, University of Strathclyde, UK 
Duncan Robertson, University of York, UK
 
E-mail address: fonetiks-request AT jiscmail.ac.uk The foNETiks archive can be found on the WWW at: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/fonetiks.html
 
Twitter:  AT foNETiks_list
 
Visit the IPA web page at http://www.internationalphoneticassociation.org 
 
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  ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
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The Association is pleased to announce that Illustrations of the IPA from 2001 through 2015 are now freely available from the Journal of the IPA website:
 
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-the-international-phonetic-association 
 
Click on "Illustrations of the IPA - free content" to see a list, or access individual Illustrations from contents of back issues. (03/18)
 
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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)
 
16 March 2018. Speech, Language, Hearing, Communication Sciences Students Poster Day. New York, USA. speechlanguagehearingsciconf AT gmail.com (01/18)

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 (10/17)
 
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)

##4-5 May 2018. 10th North American Phonology Conference. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. https://naphcx.wixsite.com/main

7-11 May 2018. South Asian Languages Session at Acoustical Society of America. Minneapolis, USA. https://linguistlist.org/callconf/call-action.cfm?ConfID=303296 (02/18)

17-18 May 2018. Contemporary Research in Phonetics and Phonology: Methods, Aspects and Problems (CRiPaP). Riga, Latvia. https://cripap.jimdo.com  (12/17)

18-19 May 2018. Hanyang International Symposium on Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language 2018 (HISPhonCog 2018). Seoul, South Korea. http://site.hanyang.ac.kr/web/tcho/hisphoncog-2018 (02/18)

##24-26 May 2018. 26th Manchester Phonology Meeting. Manchester, United Kingdom. http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/mfm/26mfm.html (03/18)

26-27 May 2018. First Conference on Pokémonastics. Tokyo, Japan. https://1stpokemonastics.wordpress.com/ (02/18)

2 June 2018. PhonFest 2018. Bloomington, Indiana, USA. kberkson AT Indiana.edu (01/18)

13-16 June 2018. Speech Prosody 2018. Poznan, Poland. http://sp9.home.amu.edu.pl/index.php (07/17)

15-16 June 2018. Language Learning and Teaching in Segmental and Suprasegmental Features (2018 SNU-ICL). Seoul, South Korea. https://snulei.wordpress.com (02/18)

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)
 
23 June 2018. New Developments in Speech Sensing and Imaging. Lisbon, Portugal. http://labphon16.labphon.org/se-04.html (01/18)

23 June 2018. The Role of Predictability in Shaping Sound Systems. Lisbon, Portugal. http://labphon16.labphon.org/se-05.html (01/18)

23 June 2018. Representing Phonotactics. Lisbon, Portugal. http://labphon16.labphon.org/se-03.html (01/18)

27-29 June 2018. RFP 2018 - 16th annual conference of the French Phonology Network. Paris, France. http://www.sfl.cnrs.fr/rfp-2018 (01/18)

##29-30 June 2018. 7th International Conference on Phonology and Morphology. Seoul, South Korea. http://sites.google.com/view/icpm7 (03/18)

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)
 
2-6 July 2018. Bantu and Khoisan Lab Phonology (Workshop at ICL20). Cape Town, South Africa. http://bit.ly/icl20 (01/18)

11-13 July 2018. Second International Conference "Prominence in Linguistics". Cologne, Germany. http://sfb1252.uni-koeln.de/prominenceconference2018.html (01/18)

29 July-1 August 2018. 27th Annual Conference of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA 2018). Huddersfield, UK. http://iafpa2018.wordpress.com (01/18)

2-5 August 2018. Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics (GSFL2018). York, UK. http://germanicsocietyforensiclinguistics.org/ (02/18)

29 August-2 September 2018. 14th ESSE Conference - Seminar 02: The Role of Distinctive Phonological Features in Language. Brno, Czech Republic. http://www.esse2018brno.org/ (02/18)

2-6 September 2018. Interspeech 2018. Hyderabad, India. http://www.interspeech2018.org (02/18)

6-8 September 2018. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT). Iowa, USA. http://www.psllt.org (02/18)

##19-21 September 2018. 2nd International Symposium on Applied Phonetics (ISAPh2018). Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan. http://onkyo.u-aizu.ac.jp/isaph2018/ (03/18)

##5-7 October 2018. Annual Meeting on Phonology 2018. San Diego, CA, USA. http://phonology.ucsd.edu (03/18)

11-13 October 2018. International Conference on Tone and Intonation. Gothenburg, Sweden. http://sprak.gu.se/forskning/konferenser/tone-and-intonation (10/17)

##11-13 October 2018. Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody (ETAP) 4: Sociolectal and dialectal variability in prosody. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. http://etap4.krisyu.org (03/18)

##11-13 October 2018. Phonology and Phonetics: Their relations and demarcations. Kraków, Poland. http://www.sinfonija11.confer.uj.edu.pl/phon-session (03/18)

##19-21 October 2018. 3rd Sound Systems of Latin America. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. jkingston AT linguist.umass.edu and emiliana.cr.cr AT gmail.com (03/18)

29-30 November 2018. Workshop on the Processing of Prosody across Languages and Varieties. Wellington, NZ https://proslang.wordpress.com/ (12/17)

4-10 August 2019. XIXth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Melbourne, Australia. http://icphs2019.org/ (03/16)

 
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CONFERENCES
 
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10th North American Phonology Conference
4-5 May 2018
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
https://naphcx.wixsite.com/main

This is a biennial conference on phonological representation and computation from an internalist, nativist, symbol-processing perspective.

Invited speakers:

Veno Volenec (Zagreb)
Keren Rice (Toronto)
Markus Pöchtrager (Wien)
Christina Bjorndahl (Cornell/Carnegie-Mellon)
Iris Berent (Northeastern)

The Linguistics Program at Concordia University, Montreal will once again host the biennial North American Phonology Conference (NAPhC) May 4-5, 2018. For NAPhCX, our tenth iteration since 2000, we again invite abstracts on phonological representation and computation from an internalist, nativist, symbol-processing perspective.

Talks will be 40 minutes including questions. Some abstracts will be accepted for poster presentation.

Contact: Charles Reiss for the NAPhCX Committee (cognitivescience AT concordia.ca)


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26th Manchester Phonology Meeting (26mfm)
24-26 May 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom
http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/mfm/26mfm.html

The Manchester Phonology Meeting is the UK's annual phonology conference, with an international set of organisers. It is held in late May every year in Manchester (central in the UK, and with excellent international transport connections). The meeting has become a key conference for phonologists from all over the world, where anyone who declares themselves to be interested in phonology can submit an abstract on anything phonological in any phonological framework. In an informal atmosphere, we discuss a broad range of topics, including the phonological description of languages, issues in phonological theory, aspects of phonological acquisition and implications of phonological change.

Special session: 'SPE at 50: what remains?', featuring (in alphabetical order) the following invited speakers:

- Silke Hamann (University of Amsterdam)
- David Odden (Ohio State University)
- Anne-Michelle Tessier (University of Michigan and Simon Fraser University)

Invited discussant: Joan Mascaro (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona )

Held at Hulme Hall, Manchester, England. Organised through a collaboration of phonologists at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Manchester, and elsewhere.

NB: there will also be a FRINGE workshop on the afternoon of Wednesday 23 May, timed to coincide with the mfm, on 'Phonological Solutions to Morphological Problems', organised by Heather Newell and Shanti Ulfsbjorninn.

Contact: Patrick Honeybone (patrick.honeybone AT ed.ac.uk)


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2nd International Symposium on Applied Phonetics (ISAPh2018)
19-21 September 2018
Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan
http://onkyo.u-aizu.ac.jp/isaph2018/

Interest in the importance of speech communication has been growing in recent years, and phonetic knowledge is essential in the teaching of any language. In our increasingly globalized society, educators involved in teaching pronunciation and phonetics have an important role to play, but many feel isolated and are uncertain about what and how to teach. Following on the success of ISAPh2016 in Nagoya, Japan, this symposium continues the opportunity to raise questions, discuss issues, share information, and in particular:

- To present research results and themes in phonetics/pronunciation education
- To bring up issues and problems in relation to phonetics/pronunciation education
- To report on phonetics/pronunciation education in your country or organization

Topics include, but are not limited to:

1. Teaching general phonetics to major students
2. Teaching general phonetics to non-major students
3. Teaching phonetics of a specific language
4. Teaching pronunciation in monolingual classes
5. Teaching pronunciation in multilingual classes
6. Teaching L2 pronunciation in L1/L2
7. Teaching pronunciation to adults
8. Teaching pronunciation to young students
9. Phonetics in teacher training
10. Phonetics in immersion classes
11. L2 pronunciation acquisition
12. Teaching prosody
13. Socio-phonetic factors in the classroom
14. Phonetics/pronunciation training tools
15. Technology for teaching phonetics/pronunciation

Note that the famous ''Aizu Matsuri'' samurai festival will be held in Aizuwakamatsu immediately following the conference (Sep. 22-24)!

Keynote speakers:

Dr. Tracey M. Derwing (University of Alberta / Simon Fraser University)
Dr. Shigeto Kawahara (Keio University)
Dr. Natasha Warner (University of Arizona)
Dr. Takayuki Arai (Sophia University)

Call for Papers:

Abstract Submission:

Deadline: May 18, 2018 (23:59 Japan time)
Notification of Acceptance: June 18, 2018

The organizers are pleased to announce that abstract submission is now open for the 2nd International Symposium on Applied Phonetics (ISAPh2018), which will be held at the University of Aizu (Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan) from the 19 to the 21 of September 2018.

Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair. See the conference website for the EasyChair submission website address. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed before acceptance. Do not include author names or affiliations, and please submit abstracts as property-free PDF files. Abstracts must be no more than 2 pages, including figures and references, and they must be written in English. Please use the template provided on the conference website (see below). During the abstract submission process on EasyChair, you will be asked to provide (1) author info, (2) Title of abstract, (3) Keywords - at least three, (4) Topics - select as many as are relevant from the given choices, (5) your preference for oral or poster presentation, and (6) your PDF file to upload.

In addition to the keynote presentations, at least one workshop will also be included in the conference registration. ISAPh2018 will consist of oral presentations (15 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A) and poster presentations.

For more details, please see the ISAPh2018 conference website.
Contact: Ian Wilson (isaph2018 AT gmail.com)


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3rd Sound Systems of Latin America. 
19-21 October 2018, University of Massachusetts
Amherst, USA

The third conference on the Sound Systems of Latin America (SSLA III) will be held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, October 19-21, 2018. In addition to plenaries and contributed talks and posters, there will be two roundtables, one devoted to fostering collaborations on language documentation between indigenous and non-indigenous scholars 
and the other on turning documentation into pedagogical materials.

Call for Papers:

Call Deadline: 1 April 2018

We invite submissions addressing any aspects of the behavior of sounds in the indigenous languages of Latin America (Mexico, Central America, and South America), including submissions that address the topics of the roundtables. A one page abstract in the form of a PDF file should be sent to both: jkingston AT linguist.umass.edu and emiliana.cr.cr AT gmail.com no later than 11:59 PM, April 1, 2018. A second page may be added with data and references. Both pages should have at least 2.5 cm margins on all sides, and all text other than references should be in 11 point font or larger. The author's/authors' name/names should not appear on the abstract. No format other than PDF will be accepted. Abstracts may be in English or Spanish, the languages of the conference. All abstracts will be reviewed by a scientific committee, and decisions about acceptance will be sent to authors by June 1, 2018. 

Funds are available to support travel to the conference by students from Latin America who are presenting papers or posters.

Invited plenary speakers:

Rafael Alarcón Montero, INAH
Yuni Kim, Manchester
Jianjing Kuang, Pennsylvania 
Justin McIntosh
Pafnuncio Antonio Ramos, Santa Barbara
Michael Swanton, UNAM
Hiroto Uchihara, UNAM
Keren Rice, Toronto

Faciliators of roundtables: 

- Collaborative documentation
Eladio (B'alam) Mateo Toledo, CIESAS
Anthony Woodbury, Texas
Daniel Kaufman, Endangered Language Alliance 

- Documentation to pedagogy
Luiz Amaral, Massachusetts
Mario Ernesto Chávez Peón, CIESAS
Ranier Enrique Hamel, UAM

The conference is supported by the National Science Foundation.

Contact: Emiliana Cruz and John Kingston (jkingston AT linguist.umass.edu and emiliana.cr.cr AT gmail.com)


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7th International Conference on Phonology and Morphology
29-30 June 2018
Seoul, South Korea 
http://sites.google.com/view/icpm7 

Conference theme: Learnability in Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology 

The 7th International Conference on Phonology and Morphology is a conference organized by the Phonology-Morphology Circle of Korea. Abstracts were invited on any topics related to phonology, including work pertaining to the interaction of phonology with morphology and phonetics, or any other related fields. 

List of Topics:

- Phonology
- Phonetics
- Morphology
- Learning and learnability in phonology
- Phonology-syntax interface

Invited Speakers

Prof. Bruce Hayes (UCLA)
Prof. Haruo Kubozono (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)
Prof. Taehong Cho (Hanyang University)

Contact: Youngran An (7th.icpm AT gmail.com)


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Annual Meeting on Phonology 2018
5-7 October 2018
San Diego, CA, USA
http://phonology.ucsd.edu 

The Linguistics Department at UC San Diego is pleased to announce that the 6th Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP) will be held on October 5-7, 2018 in San Diego, CA, USA.

We invite abstracts for presentations on all areas of theoretical, experimental, and computational phonology. The conference will feature a fully integrated workshop entitled "Methods in phonological data collection and analysis of underdocumented languages," for which abstracts for presentations are especially welcome.

Invited speakers:

Junko Ito and Armin Mester (UC Santa Cruz)
Laura McPherson (Dartmouth College)
Bert Remijsen (University of Edinburgh)

Tutorials:

Investigating underdocumented tone systems
Bert Remijsen, University of Edinburgh

Electroglottography for voice analysis
Marc Garellek, UC San Diego

Underdocumented language data corpus construction
Gabriela Caballero, UC San Diego

Important dates:

April 2, 2018: Call for papers
June 1, 2018: Abstracts due for both the main session and the workshop
July 27, 2018: Notification of acceptance, registration opens
August 13, 2018: Program available
October 5-7, 2018: AMP conference
February 15, 2019: Proceedings submission deadline

Contact: Erin Bakovic (phonology AT ucsd.edu)


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Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody (ETAP) 4: Sociolectal and dialectal variability in prosody
11-13 October 2018, University of Massachusetts
Amherst, USA
http://etap4.krisyu.org 

The goal of this workshop is to foster the increasing interdisciplinarity between prosody and sociolinguistics. The workshop will bring together prosody researchers and researchers exploring the role of sociological variation in prosody, with a specific focus on understudied dialects and endangered languages, and individual differences based on gender and sexuality. We have invited experts cross-cutting these research communities to speak at the workshop and: (i) share the broad questions in sociolinguistics they think would especially benefit from prosodic research, (ii) address the theoretical and methodological challenges and opportunities that come with sociolinguistic variation and individual variation more generally, and (iii) share insights from their experience engaging with the broader public around issues of understudied languages, linguistic bias, and intersectionality in science.

In addition to nine invited talks, there will be additional refereed talks, and two poster sessions highlighting work related to the special session topic and to topics in prosody more generally. More details on tutorials and a satellite workshop centered on African American English prosody to follow.

We intend to make the workshop as broadly accessible as possible to those interested. There will be some scholarship funds available for students, including students working on endangered languages. Please contact the organizers if there are particular accommodations that we might be able to make available so that you can attend.

Invited Speakers:

Jason Bishop (City University of New York)
Emiliana Cruz (CIESAS-DF)
Shelome Gooden (University of Pittsburgh)
Lisa Green (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Erez Levon (Queen Mary University of London)
Pilar Prieto (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Robert J. Podesva (Stanford University)
James Stanford (Dartmouth College)
Lal Zimman (University of California Santa Barbara)

Workshop co-organizers:

Meghan Armstrong-Abrami (UMass Amherst)
Mara Breen (Mount Holyoke College)
Heather Pon-Barry (Mount Holyoke College)
Kristine Yu (UMass Amherst)

Call for Papers:

We invite submission of abstracts describing work related to the conference theme as well as topics in prosody more generally from diverse approaches, including fieldwork, experiments, computational modeling, theoretical analyses, etc. These topics include:

- Phonology and phonetics of prosody
- Cognitive processing and modelling of prosody
- Tone and intonation
- Acquisition of prosody
- Interfaces with syntax, semantics, pragmatics
- Prosody in natural language processing

In addition to talks from invited speakers, there will be additional talks, and two poster sessions. Abstracts for talks and posters must be submitted in a pdf format. The abstract itself (text) may be no longer than one page; a second page containing additional figures, tables, other graphics and/or references may be included. The uploaded abstract should be anonymous.

To submit, visit https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=etap4 
To get updates on the conference, subscribe to the e-mail list here: https://list.umass.edu/mailman/listinfo/etap4

Submission deadline: April 30, 2018, 11:59 PM AoE (anywhere on earth).

Contact: Kristine Yu (krisyu AT linguist.umass.edu)


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Phonology and Phonetics: Their relations and demarcations
11-13 October 2018
Kraków, Poland
http://www.sinfonija11.confer.uj.edu.pl/phon-session 

The Phonology and phonetics: their relations and demarcation session, organized in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Sound Pattern of English, will look into the nature of the relationship between phonetics and phonology and the status of phonetics in the grammar, including the following questions:

- Is there universal phonetics or is phonetics language-specific?
- How to bridge the gap between the discrete and the continuous?
- Do phonological categories have phonetic substance?
- What is the nature of the phonetics-phonology interface?
- Is phonetics about computation or interpretation?
- To what extent phonology determines phonetics?
- To what extent phonetics determines phonology?

Keynote speaker
Tobias Scheer (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis)

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts for 25 minute talks, followed by 5 minutes of discussion and for posters.

Abstract guidelines:
- Please submit your abstract via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sinfonija11) as a PDF file with fonts embedded.
- Please indicate whether you would like your abstract to be considered for the main session, thematic session 1 or thematic session 2.
- Submissions are restricted to a maximum of one single-authored and one co-authored abstract (or two co-authored abstracts).
- Abstracts should not exceed two A4/US Letter pages (references and examples including), font size 12, single line spacing.
- Abstracts must be anonymous.

Call Deadline: 30 April 2018

Contact: Marta Ruda (marta.ruda AT uj.edu.pl)


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POSITIONS VACANT
 
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PhD Studentship (Phonetics) in the Clinical Audiology
Speech and Language Research Centre, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK

[BUR18-01] 

Applications are invited for a PhD bursary in the CASL Research Centre, which sits within the School of Health Sciences at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. 

Applications are invited on any topic related to CASL's current research, but bursary applications which address one of our four priority topics for 2018 will be prioritised: 

1. Acquisition of English phonology in bi-dialectal contexts 
2. Clinical Remediation of Speech Disorder using real-time visual articulatory feedback 
3. Psycholinguistic speech production modelling of the initiation of utterances 
4. Factors affecting the voices of older people: implications for social inclusion and wellbeing 

Details of the centre's strategic goals are available on our CASL website (see link below), along with links to current projects, publications, students and staff. Applications from qualified Speech and Language Therapists or non-clinicians are both welcome. 

The successful applicant will start in September 2018, and will work within a highly skilled team of subject experts in a world-class laboratory. 

The successful applicant will receive: 
full waiver of tuition fees; 
an annual stipend of £14,553 lasting 3 years for full-time study; 
a research budget of £2,000 to cover project expenses and travel. 

As part of the bursary contract, the successful applicant will be asked to undertake a number of school duties (such as research and teaching support) for up to 360 hours over the duration of their bursary. 

The deadline for applications is Friday 30 March 2018. 

CASL's research portfolio was rated 2nd in the UK for the REF census period (2008-2013): 92% was world-leading or internationally excellent (in outputs, environment and impact). 

Contacts and further information: 
Email: Professor James Scobbie on jscobbie AT qmu.ac.uk 
REF: http://results.ref.ac.uk/Results/ByUoa/28 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CASL_QMU 
Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/CASL.QMU/ 

Internet: 
This advert is available as a pdf here: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/media/4204/casl-phd-bursary-topics-2018.pdf 

General QMU bursary pages are here: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/postgraduate-research-study/graduate-school-and-doctoral-research/phd-bursary-competition/ 

General CASL pages are here:
https://www.qmu.ac.uk/research-and-knowledge-exchange/research-centres-institutes-and-groups/clinical-audiology-speech-and-language-research-centre/ 


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Postdoctoral researcher at Saarland University
Saarbrücken, Germany

Description:

Postdoctoral Researcher (computational linguistics or computer science): Models of Intercomprehension in Speech and Language

The Language Science and Technology department at Saarland University seeks to fill a postdoctoral position. Applications are invited from individuals with research expertise in any field related to speech science and speech technology. Our research project is concerned with the analysis of cross-lingual mutual intelligibility between Slavic languages. It studies the auditory-perceptual intercomprehension of Slavic languages based on analyses of the acoustic, phonetic and phonological structure of spoken utterances.  This line of investigation will be complemented by using adaptation techniques established in speech synthesis and recognition to measure the distance between languages. In addition, similarity will be determined on the level of complete utterances.

The postdoc will join a vibrant community of speech and language researchers at Saarland University whose expertise spans areas such as computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, language and speech technology, speech science, theoretical and corpus linguistics, computer science, and psychology.

Requirements: 
The successful candidate should have a Ph.D./Master's in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, or a related discipline, with a strong background in speech science and speech technology, in particular TTS and ASR. Strong programming skills are essential. A good command of English is mandatory. Working knowledge of German is desirable but not a prerequisite.  Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. by the time of the appointment. 

The position is a full position (100%) on the German E13 scale and subject to the final approval by the funding agency. Starting dates can be between July and October, 2018. The appointment will be for between one and four years. 

About the department: 
The department of Language Science and Technology is one of the leading  departments in the speech and language area in Europe. The flagship project at the moment is the CRC on Information Density and Linguistic Encoding. Furthermore, the department is involved in the cluster of excellence Multimodal Computing and Interaction. It also runs a significant number of European and nationally funded projects. In total it has seven faculty and around 50 postdoctoral researchers and PhD students.

How to apply: 
Please send us: (1) a letter of motivation, (2) your CV, (3) your transcripts, (4) a list of publications, and (5) the names and contact information of at least two references, as a single PDF or a link to a PDF if the file size is more than 3 MB.

Please apply by April 3rd, 2018.

Contacts: If you are interested in the project, please send an email to Bernd Möbius (moebius AT coli.uni-saarland.de) and Dietrich Klakow (dietrich.klakow AT lsv.uni-saarland.de).


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Three Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (75% FTE) at University of Zurich
Department: URPP Language and Space
Job Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Web Address: http://www.spur.uzh.ch/en

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; Phonetics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Areal Linguistics, Dialectology


Description:

The URPP Language and Space at the University of Zurich seeks to hire three postdoctoral research fellows by September 1, 2018. The URPP explores the interface between language and space with regard to (a) the distribution of languages and linguistic structures in geographical and social space ("language areas"), and (b) the embedding of speech in the spatial environment as shaped by perception, motion, and action ("interactional spaces"). The URPP combines insights from dialectology, typology, and interactional linguistics.

The postdoctoral research fellow will develop his or her own profile and research agenda in coordination with the URPP board and the members of the URPP within one of the following five research groups: (1) Accommodation and Social Categorization, (2) Areal Morphology, (3) Interactional Spaces, (4) Spatial References, and (5) Systems of Nominal Determination in Contact. A research agenda could, for example, engage issues of language contact and the areal distribution of linguistic features, address sociolinguistic aspects of the relationships between linguistic diversification, region, and social belonging, or explore the multi-modality of face-to-face interaction. The postdoctoral research fellow is also expected to participate in applications for third-party funding, actively assist in the advancement of the core areas of research within the URPP, and collaborate with the Language and Space Lab (with the units GIS, Text, and Video), in which cutting-edge technology is employed to collect, process, and analyze linguistic data. The position includes teaching responsibilities (a maximum of 2h/week).

Applicants must have a PhD in a discipline of linguistics as well as publications in their field of specialization. Independent research experience in one of the core areas of the URPP is expected. Applicants should aim to develop a research career in the field of language and space studies, are expected to be experienced in empirical methods of linguistic research (collection and analysis of linguistic data), and must be interested in the interdisciplinary advancement of theories in the area of language and space. The candidate is also expected to have a keen interest in collaborating with linguists with diverse backgrounds (e.g. dialectology, areal typology, interactional linguistics, sociolinguistics, computational linguistics, phonetics, general linguistics, Romance studies, German studies, Slavic studies, English studies, Sinology). Apart from English, applicants must have a good command of German or be ready to acquire sufficient competency within the first six months after taking up the position.

The URPP Language and Space offers excellent working conditions for innovative empirical linguistic research and possibilities for vibrant collaborations within a highly interdisciplinary team. Postdoctoral researchers will have opportunities for professional networking and for further training in areas such as theory, methodology, and didactics. Salaries are granted according to the regulations of the canton of Zurich.

Applications should include a statement of interest (letter of motivation), a description of the research you would like to pursue (3-5 pages), a CV including a list of publications, and a copy of the applicant's PhD certificate. Applications should be sent as a single PDF file.

Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2018. The position is available from September 1, 2018, however the start date is negotiable. The duration of employment is intended for two years with the possibility of extension.

Application Deadline: 15 May 2018

Email Address for Applications: bewerbungen AT spur.uzh.ch
Contact Information: Dr. Agnes Kolmer
Email: agnes.kolmer AT uzh.ch
Phone: +41 44 634 57 47 


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Postdoctoral Scholar at University of Oregon 
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Oregon, USA
Web Address: https://www.speechperceptionproductionlab.com

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics; Second Language Acquisition

Description:

The Speech Perception & Production Laboratory at the University of Oregon is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Scholar. The researcher will work with Dr. Melissa Baese-Berk in the new Spoken Language Research Laboratories facilities on an NSF-funded project on the relationship between speech perception and production. The researcher will work on a number of ongoing projects under this grant.

Responsibilities will include:
- Preparing written and oral presentations of the research for journal articles and conference presentations;
- Overseeing data collection and analysis for ongoing projects in the lab;
- Spearheading new projects under the grant; and
- Supervising undergraduate and graduate researchers working on the project.

There will be ample opportunity and encouragement to participate in the wider intellectual community at the University of Oregon, including colloquia hosted by the Department of Linguistics, the Department of Psychology, and the Institute of Neuroscience.

The faculty in the Spoken Language Research Laboratories in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Oregon areas of expertise are in child language, bilingualism, psycholinguistics, and sociolinguistics. We also have strong ties with faculty in Psychology, particularly in the areas of developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience. In addition to spoken language research, the Department of Linguistics has significant strengths in historical linguistics and fieldwork.

The position will begin in Fall of 2018 and is for one year, with an option to renew the position for a second year. Review of applications will begin on March 15th and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please send a brief cover letter explaining your background and research interests, CV including publications, a writing sample and contact information for three references as attachments in an email addressed to Dr. Melissa Baese-Berk.

Minimum Requirements:
- PhD in Linguistics, Psychology, or Speech & Hearing Sciences.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Expertise and a strong interest in second language acquisition and/or psycholinguistic theory and methodology.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, ADA-compliant institution dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. To these ends, we strongly encourage applications from historically marginalized and currently underrepresented communities including but not limited to ethnic and racial minorities, women, LGBTQs, veterans, and the alternatively-abled.

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a "highest research activity" ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,200 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The UO's beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: mbaesebe AT uoregon.edu
Contact Information:
Dr. Melissa Baese-Berk
Email: mbaesebe AT uoregon.edu


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Postdoctoral Scholar at University of Oregon 

Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Oregon, USA
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics


Description:

The Speech and Language Lab in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Oregon seeks to fill a postdoctoral position. Applications are invited from individuals who have completed a PhD in Linguistics, Psychology, or Speech and Hearing Sciences and have research expertise in phonetics, speech perception, or speech production. Additional expertise in child language and/or psycholinguistic theory and methodology is welcome.

The postdoc will work with the PI, Dr. Melissa Redford, to further an ongoing NIH-funded project on speech rhythm acquisition. The postdoc's specific purview will be either to investigate phonetic factors that contribute to the perceptual coherence of prosodic words in child and adult speech or to identify cognitive and linguistic factors that influence the development of long-distance anticipatory coarticulation. The postdoc will be expected to take over as lead (i.e., first author) on at least one on-going study while collaborating with the PI to develop and advance new studies along a similar line.

The postdoc will join a community of top-notch speech and language researchers at our brand new Spoken Language Research Laboratories facilities. Our areas of expertise are in speech perception and production, child language, bilingualism, psycholinguistics, and sociolinguistics. We also have strong ties with faculty in Psychology, particularly in the areas of developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience. There will be ample opportunity and encouragement to participate in the wider intellectual community at the University of Oregon, including colloquia hosted by the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Psychology. In addition to spoken language research, the Department of Linguistics has significant strengths in historical linguistics and field work.

To apply, please send a brief cover letter explaining your background and research interests, CV including publications, and contact information for three references as attachments in an email addressed to Melissa Redford.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, ADA-compliant institution dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. To these ends, we strongly encourage applications from historically marginalized and currently underrepresented communities including but not limited to ethnic and racial minorities, women, LGBTQs, veterans, and the alternatively-abled.

Application Deadline: 15 March 2018 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: redford AT uoregon.edu
Contact Information:
Professor Melissa Redford
Email: redford AT uoregon.edu


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Assistant Professor at Concordia University

Department: Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics
Job Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Web Address: http://www.concordia.ca/cmll
Job Title: Limited Term Appointment

Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Phonology

Description:

The Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics at Concordia University in Montréal, Quebec, invites applications for two (2) limited-term appointments in Generative Linguistics. One position is for a specialist in phonetics - competence in psycholinguistics and one or more additional subfields a plus. One position is for a specialist in phonology - competence in morphology, field methods and one or more additional subfields a plus. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics and proven excellence in teaching in the relevant areas.

Applications should consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Successful applicants must be qualified to teach at all undergraduate levels. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is the key attribute by which qualified candidates are ranked. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference which address their qualifications for the announced positions to be sent directly to:

Dr. Mark Hale, Chair
Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics
Concordia University
CMLL.Chair AT concordia.ca (electronic applications only)
http://www.concordia.ca/cmll 

These positions are subject to budgetary approval and need, and are full-time, normally at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2018 and ending May 14, 2019. Individuals holding limited-term appointments may be granted a subsequent appointment, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial appointments and subsequent appointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years.

All inquiries should be directed to Dr. Hale at CMLL.Chair AT concordia.ca. Applications should reach the Department no later than March 30, 2018.

For additional information, please visit the Concordia University Faculty of Arts and Science webpages at http://www.concordia.ca/artsci.html and the Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics webpages (web address above).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for this position; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification.

Application Deadline: 30 March 2018

Email Address for Applications: CMLL.Chair AT concordia.ca
Contact Information: Dr. Mark Hale (mark.hale AT concordia.ca)

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