A newsletter for
The International Phonetic Association
and for the Phonetic Sciences
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Gerry Docherty, Newcastle University, UK.
Shira Katseff, University of Canterbury, NZ.
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7 June 2012. Workshop on Computational Phonology and Morphology (SIGMORPHON
2012). Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
25-27 June 2012. French Phonology: Reseau Francais de Phonologie (RFP).
Paris, France. http://www.rfp2012.cnrs.fr (04/12).
25-28 June 2012. Odyssey 2012: The Speaker and Language Recognition
Workshop. An ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop. Singapore.
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.pronunciationsymposium.org/ (12/10, 04/12 note website
6 July 2012. Second Language Acquisition of Phonology (UK-SLP2012). York,
United Kingdom http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~sh581/slp2012 (03/12)
16-20 July 2012. Phonology of Creole Languages: Testing the Limit.
University of Porto, Portugal.
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)
30 July 2012. Advancing Prosodic Transcription for Spoken Language Science
and Technology. Stuttgart, Germany. http://www.labphon.org (03/12)
5-9 August 2012. Annual Conference of the International Association for
Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA 2012). Santander, Spain.
15-17 August 2012. Nordic Prosody XI. Tartu, Estonia.
22-24 August 2012. Sociophonetic Research in Emerging Varieties, Thematic
Session of Sociolinguistics Symposium 2012. Berlin, Germany.
24-25 August 2012. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning (PSLLT):
Setting the Course for Pronunciation Teaching and Assessment. Vancouver,
BC, Canada. http://pslltconference.com (04/12)
25 August 2012. Roundtable on Assessment and Pronunciation. Vancouver, BC,
Canada. http://www.sfu.ca/~mjmunro/psllt/PSLLT_2012/Home.html (03/12)
3-4 September 2012. Prosody in Typical and Atypical Populations. Reading,
UK. http://www.reading.ac.uk/ptap-conference.aspx (04/12)
3-5 September 2012. International Symposium on Imitation and Convergence in
Speech (ISICS 2012). Aix-en-Provence, France.
5-7 September 2012. Advances in Visual Methods for Linguistics (AVML).
York, United Kingdom. http://avml2012.wordpress.com/ (01/12)
6-8 September 2012. 5th European Conference on Tone and Intonation (TIE5).
Oxford, UK. http://www.ling-phil.ox.ac.uk/events/tie/ (04/12)
9-13 September 2012. InterSpeech 2012, Portland, Oregon, USA.
## 28-29 September, 2012. Workshop on 'Tone: Theory and Practice' Leipzig, Germany.
3-5 October 2012. Laboratory Approaches to Romance Phonology (LARP6).
Mexico City, Mexico. http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/LARP2012-MX_IU
7-9 October, 2012. Form and function of non-pulmonic Sounds in European
Languages, Friedrich Schiller Universitat, Jena, Germany.
##12-13 November, 2012. Fluent Speech: Combining Cognitive and Educational Approaches. Utrecht, Netherlands
12-14 October 2012. Locality and Directionality at the
Morphosyntax-Phonology Interface. Stanford, California, USA.
12 -14 October, 2012. 22nd Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference. Tokyo,
Japan. http://www.ninjal.ac.jp/jk2012/ (02/12)
3-6 December 2012. 14th Australasian International Conference on Speech
Science and Technology (SST2012). Sydney, Australia.
5-8 December 2012. 8th International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language
Processing (ISCSLP-2012). Hong Kong SAR, China. http://www.iscslp2012.org
##6-8 Dec, Accents in Contact. Lódz, Poland.
##12-15 March, 2013. Prosody and Information Status in Typological Perspective. Workshop at the 35th
Annual Meeting of the German Society of Linguistics (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, DGfS)
Potsdam, Germany. (06/12)
4 May 2013. 4th Theoretical Phonology Conference (TPC 4). Taipei, Taiwan.
##8-10 May, 2013. 3rd Internation Conference on English Pronunciation: Issues and Practices. Murcia, Spain. (06/12)
Fluent Speech: Combining Cognitive and Educational Approaches
Utrecht University is organizing a two-day workshop on the topic of disfluencies in spoken language (pauses, uhm's, slow tempo, corrections, and repetitions). The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers from various fields of linguistics. We invite psycholinguists and phoneticians who investigate hesitations or disfluencies in spoken language from a cognitive perspective, and applied linguists who investigate disfluencies from an educational/language testing perspective.
Dr. Martin Corley (Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, UK)
Prof. Robert Hartsuiker (Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Ghent, Belgium)
Prof. John de Jong (VU University, Amsterdam; Vice President of Test Development at Pearson Language Tests, London, UK)
Prof. Antje Meyer (Director of Psychology of Language Department, MPI for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen)
Dr. Joan Carles Mora (English Department, University of Barcelona, Spain)
Prof. Norman Segalowitz (Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Canada)
The workshop is funded by the Education and Learning Sciences program from Utrecht University, and by the 'Aspasia' Fund at Utrecht University.
We are inviting abstracts for oral and poster presentations at this workshop. The presentations should address issues such as speaker- and listener-oriented causes of disfluencies in speech, subjective and objective measures of fluency for the purpose of language testing, individual differences in native and non-native aspects of fluency, cognitive bases of second language fluency, and related issues.
Your abstract should be no longer than 300 words, in English only. Send your abstract as plain text in the email itself (do not use attachments) to workshopfluentspeechgmail.com before August 15, 2012.
Dr. Nivja de Jong, Utrecht University
Dr. Nel de Jong, VU University, Amsterdam
Dr. Hugo Quené, Utrecht University
Deadline for submission: 15 August 2012
Notification of acceptance: 1 September 2012
Workshop on 'Tone: Theory and Practice'
28-29 Sept 2012
The department of Linguistics of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, invites participation for a workshop titled 'Tone: Theory and Practice' to be held at the Institute on September 28-29, 2012.
Confirmed invited speakers are:
Jack Gandour (Purdue University)
Dan Dediu (MPI, Nijmegen)
Carlos Gussenhoven (Radboud University)
John Esling (University of Victoria)
Ian Maddieson (University of New Mexico)
This workshop has as its main goal to be a 'state of the art' meeting of researchers to discuss and summarize contemporary thinking on tone from both empirical and theoretical perspectives. We invite contributions surveying general aspects of tone production, tone perception and tone system typology. The scope of the workshop will also cover relationships between tonal phenomena and other aspects of prosody, as well as genetic, neurological and physiological factors relevant to tone. In addition, discussion of areal patterns in tonal phonology, and descriptions of tone in individual languages or language families are encouraged.
We invite submissions in the form of anonymous one page abstracts (single-spaced 12-point text, either A4 or US Letter size), with an optional additional page of references and figures, to be submitted via EasyChair at https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=ttp2012 by July 30, 2012.
The program will consist of both oral and poster presentations, and will run for two full days. Notification of acceptance will be sent by August 13, 2012.
Heriberto Avelino (MPI EVA)
Ian Maddieson (UNM)
Claudia Schmidt (MPI EVA)
Accents in Contact
6-8 December 2012
'Accents' is an annual conference organized by the Department of English Grammar and Phonetics at the University of Lódz, Poland. It brings together researchers and teachers interested in native and non-native accents of English approached from a theoretical and practical perspective. Among many issues discussed each year, the characteristics and the dynamism of accent usage in natural as well as formal teaching contexts come into the foreground, with a growing interest in the methodology and tools for accent studies. The main focus so far has been on accents of English; this year, while continuing to discuss accents from the sociophonetic, psychophonetic and didactic perspectives, we propose to widen the scope of our discussion to include the effects of accent contact not only on English, but also other languages, with the leading theme of 'Accents in Contact'.
Keynote speaker: James E. Flege, University of Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Special session: English accents in Europe: Euro-English(s)?
Convenor: Una Cunningham, University of Stockholm, Sweden
We invite proposals for papers, workshops and posters related to the main 'Accents in Contact' theme as well as other issues related to native and non-native accents of English, including, but not limited to the ones mentioned below:
- The effect of other languages on the acquisition and usage of English
- The effect of English accents on the acquisition and usage of other languages
- Accents in English around the world, 'New Englishes', 'Euro-Englishes', etc.
- Variability in accents of English
- Native- non-native accent continuum
- Accents in EFL/ESL/ELF
- Methodology and tools for accent studies
- Teaching accents/the pronunciation of English
Please notice that each author can propose two contributions if one is intended for the main conference and the other one for a special session. Papers are given 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for discussion, workshops will typically have 45 minute slots. Please specify the intended presentation format in your proposal.
The deadline for abstract submission is September 30, 2012. Please send two copies of an abstract of up to 400 words (excluding references) to accentsuni.lodz.pl, with the intended format, name and affiliation written under the title in one copy. The proposals will go through the process of peer review, after which notifications of acceptance will be sent out by October 21, 2012.
Prosody and Information Status in Typological Perspective
Workshop to be held at the 35th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Linguistics (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, DGfS)
12-15 March 2013
Many languages employ prosodic strategies to express information structure, e.g. different types and sizes of focus domains, encoded by changes in phonetic parameters such as intensity, duration and fundamental frequency but also by differences in pitch register scaling of tones or phrasing. Recent studies on West-Germanic languages suggest that also the information status of referential expressions (ranging from brand-new to fully given; e.g. Prince 1981) is encoded by fine-grained prosodic differences, e.g. by varying the type of pitch accent or by exploiting both tonal and non-tonal prominences (Röhr & Baumann 2010, Baumann & Riester, submitted). Since the growing body of studies investigating the prosodic expression of focus show considerable cross-linguistic variation (Kügler 2011), a comparable amount of typological variation can be expected with regard to the information status of discourse referents.
The goal of this workshop is to gain new data, in particular from lesser-studied languages that add to the diversity of prosodic means for the expression of information structure and that may at the same time challenge and/or extend existing phonological and/or semantic models. We would thus like to invite researchers working on the interfaces between semantics, pragmatics and prosody, in particular from a typological perspective and with a view to data from lesser-studied languages.
Baumann, Stefan & Arndt Riester (submitted). Coreference, Lexical Givenness and Prosody in German. In: Hartmann, Jutta, Janina Radó & Susanne Winkler (eds.): "Information Structure Triggers", Special Issue Lingua.
Kügler, Frank (2011). The prosodic expression of focus in typologically unrelated languages. Habilitationsschrift, University of Potsdam.
Prince, E.F. (1981). Toward a Taxonomy of Given-New Information. In: Cole, P. (Ed.), Radical Pragmatics. Academic Press, New York, 223-256.
Röhr, Christine & Stefan Baumann (2010). Prosodic Marking of Information Status in German. Proceedings Speech Prosody 2010, Chicago. 100019:1-4.
Daniel Büring (Linguistics Department, University of Vienna)
Sasha Calhoun (School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington)
The workshop aims at bringing together researchers in the field of intonation, working on different interfaces between phonetic, phonological, semantic and/or pragmatic aspects of prosody (including their annotation), as well as the typology of intonation. Papers on all topics related to the theme of this workshop are welcome. In particular, we encourage contributions on the following questions:
* Which distinctions of information status (e.g. given, accessible, new) are expressed by prosody?
* Is the prosodic marking of information status universal?
* How are gradual changes in phonetic cues such as F0, duration and intensity exploited in various languages and how can we model them?
* How fine-grained has the annotation of information status to be (several steps between the poles given and new; differentiation between a referential and a lexical level)?
* Do listeners perceive tonal / non-tonal means that correlate with a certain information status?
* Which methodological considerations have to be taken into account in order to elicit reliable data from speech production and / or in speech perception?
* How is information status and its prosodic marking processed in the brain (psycho- and neurolinguistics)?
The language of the workshop will be English. We invite the submission of abstracts for oral presentations. Abstracts should be in English and should not exceed one page including name(s), affiliation, title and references (using 2.5 cm margins, 1.2 line spacing, and 12pt font size).
Please send your submission as a pdf document electronically to both organizers (see below).
Deadline for abstract submission: 30 July 2012
Notification of acceptance: 5 Sep 2012
Submission of revised abstract: 10 Dec 2012
Workshop: 12-15 March 2013
Stefan Baumann (University of Cologne, [log in to unmask])
Frank Kügler (Potsdam University, [log in to unmask])
English Pronunciation: Issues and Practices
8-10 May 2013
This will be the 3rd International Conference on English Pronunciation: Issues & Practices, following those in Chambéry, France (2009) and Grahamstown, South Africa (2011).
The conference aims to bring together researchers and teachers of English, phonetics, phonology and EFL/ESL/EA interested in the issues surrounding English pronunciation, both native and non-native.
Call for Papers:
The 3rd International Conference on English Pronunciation (EPIP3) invites proposals on any aspect of research on English pronunciation. EPIP3 welcomes proposals on a wide variety of issues, including (but not limited to) the following:
- Norms & reference accents
- Variability in native & non-native accents of English
- Methodology of accent studies, pedagogical implications
- Implications of phonological change
- Sociolinguistic aspects and issues of identity
- Analyses of national or regional language policy
Proposals regarding original, previously unpublished research are invited in two formats: individual papers or posters. Each paper presentation will be scheduled for 20 minutes.
Each person may submit no more than one abstract as the first author. The first author will have to register for the conference in order to be assured a place on the programme.
Instructions for Submissions:
(a) Abstracts should be written in English.
(b) Authors should specify a format (paper or poster) at the time the proposal is submitted.
(c) Abstracts should not exceed 500 words (excluding references).
(d) Authors should email 2 copies, one in .doc format, including their name(s), affiliation(s), and email address(es) under the title, and the other in PDF format (for anonymous review), identified by title only.
(e) Abstracts should be sent to the following address: epip2013gmail.com.
Abstracts for paper/poster presentations will be double-blind peer-reviewed.
A selection of papers will be published after the conference.
Abstract submission: 30 November 2012
Notification of acceptance: 31 December 2012
Department of Linguistics
Applications are invited for a full time postdoctoral researcher position
in the Department of Linguistics at Stanford University, with a start
date of October 1, 2012. Review of applications will begin promptly on
July 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
The postdoctoral researcher will assist in setting up an interactional
sociophonetics laboratory and collaborate with Dr. Rob Podesva on
research examining voice quality variation in conversation.
The ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following
- The phonetics of voice quality
- The interface between phonetics and discourse analysis
- Gesture and interaction
- The use of video data in linguistics research
Primary responsibilities include collaboratively planning and
conducting research projects, publishing findings in peer-reviewed
journals, and actively participating in laboratory operations and
meetings. Additional responsibilities include setting up laboratory
equipment and collecting a corpus of high-quality audio and video
recordings of interaction. Proficiency in acoustic analysis, Praat
scripting, video analysis software, and statistics is desired; English
proficiency is required.
Applicants must have a PhD in Linguistics, Speech and Hearing
Science, Linguistic Anthropology, or a related field. The doctorate
must be in hand by the start of the appointment.
The initial appointment is for twelve months, with a salary of $43,500,
plus benefits. The appointment may be renewable for a second year
subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
Applicants should submit the following materials as pdfs via email to
Sue Learned-Driscoll (sldstanford.edu):
- Cover letter explaining qualifications for the position (maximum of
- Research statement (maximum of two pages)
- Three representative publications or writing samples
- Contact information for at least three references (who should email
letters of support under separate cover)
Please address all inquiries about the position to Dr. Rob Podesva
Candidates from groups that are under-represented in their
disciplines, including women, ethnic minorities, and individuals with
disabilities, are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: 1 July 2012 (Open until filled)
Hansung Univeristy, Seoul, Korea SOuth
Department of English Language and Literature
Web Address: http://hansung.ac.kr
The English Language and Literature Department of Hansung University,
Seoul, Korea, is hiring an English-native speaker as a regular, full-time
faculty member who holds a Ph.D. in phonetics and/or phonology. This is a
- A native speaker of English
- Ph. D. in phonology and/or phonetics
2. Contract Period: One academic year (September 1, 2012 - August 31,
2013) and renewable
3. Teaching Obligation:
- Minimum 9 lecture hours per week
- Also responsible for class-related extra activities, student counseling,
committee work and attendance at faculty meetings
- $40,000 USD before tax
- Allowances such as medical insurance and private school annuity will be
5. Housing: If single, a free guest house minus utilities will be provided.
In the case of families, a housing subsidy of 300,000KRW will be paid
for an off-campus residence.
6. Airfare Support: Inbound economy class airplane ticket to Seoul
7. Vacation: Two month-paid vacation per year
8. Required Documents:
(1) CV with a cover letter
(2) Copies of diplomas and certificates
(3) Copies of academic transcripts for the screening process (Official sealed
transcripts should be mailed to the University directly from the designated
college or university for final approval.)
(4) 2 recent Letters of Recommendation from former employers or professors,
including phone numbers or email addresses.
(5) Copy of ID page of passport
Please submit the required documents first by e-mail to the email listed
below, then via regular mail to the address below no later than June 20,
Application Deadline: 20-Jun-2012 (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Professor Gui-Sun Moon
389 Samseon-dong 3-ga, Seongbuk-gu
Email Address for Applications: sunmoonhansung.ac.kr
Web Address for Applications: http://www.hansung.ac.kr/jsp/cmty/home/notice/noticeQry.jsp?p_CLUBCODE=English&p_BBSCODE=2434&p_NUM=80212
Professor Gui-Sun Moon
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science
Yongin/Seoul, Korea, South
We are looking for a non-Korean faculty member in the area of
phonetics/phonology in the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive
Science at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea. The
conditions of employment are as follows. If you are interested in the
position, please send an e-mail to Hee-Rahk Chae, email address
below, with a resume/CV and a publication list, by June 4, 2012.
1. Period: September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2013 (The contract may be
extended up to several years.)
The candidate should be either (i) one who has been, by the
commencement of employment at the University, a member of a full-
time faculty for three years or more at a university or college, or (ii) one
who has a doctoral degree, speaks English fluently, and is deemed
qualified to teach at the University.
- Full Professor: KRW 4,652,500 per month
- Associate Professor: KRW 4,148,000 per month
- Assistant Professor: KRW 3,627,200/3,108,700 per month
* Additional payment for any extra teaching load
4. Minimum load of teaching hours: Eight hours a week
5. Accomodations (almost free): A single/family room in a dormitory for
foreign faculty members
6. Airfare Support: One-way airplane ticket from (departure) to Seoul
(economy class for the faculty member and his/her spouse)
7. There are some additional benefits like vacation, research grant,
and travel grant for presentation.
Application Deadline: 04-Jun-2012
Email Address for Applications: hrchaehufs.ac.kr
Prof. Hee-Rahk Chae
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Department: Speech and Hearing Sciences
Scotland, United Kingdom
Two PhD Studentships (fees and support)
We invite applications for two PhD bursaries, starting September 2012 for 3
years. Applicants may come from any relevant degree course (Masters' level
Proposals relating to any of our existing core research areas will be
considered, with priority given to clinical and clinically-related research for at
least one of the bursaries.
- Speech Sciences - contact jscobbieqmu.ac.uk
- Language Impairment - contact aclarkqmu.ac.uk
- Audiology - contact jwhiteqmu.ac.uk
Some additional new areas of interest include reaction time and speech
articulation in a range of clinical populations, Specific Language Impairment
and young offenders, clinical sociolinguistics, and articulation-therapy (EPG
or ultrasound) for speakers with hearing impairment.
We have world-class phonetics laboratories with a range of video ultrasound,
high-speed ultrasound, EPG, two linked Carsten's EMA (at ESPF), video and
acoustic analysis possibilities, as well as excellent links with clinical
colleagues and academic researchers at other institutions in Edinburgh, and
Articulate Instruments Ltd.
Full training in the use of relevant experimental and laboratory techniques will
Details of current CASL research publications can be found online at:
and projects/research areas at:
Successful candidates will receive:
- Full waiver of tuition fees
- An annual stipend of £11,500 for 3 years
- £2000 over the course of the project for research expenses and travel
- Must be willing to be resident within reach of Edinburgh.
- May come from the UK or any other country.
- Must have strong communication skills in both written and spoken English.
Institution details and how to apply can be found at the application URL
Qualified Speech and Language Therapists and Audiologists are encouraged
QMU is one of the Scottish hosts of the 2015 International Congress of
Phonetic Sciences, to be held in Glasgow, during the period of these
studentships, and the city of Edinburgh offers a fantastic context for doctoral
research in Linguistics, as well as being a beautiful city. The city and QMU
are friendly small places where you will find the support and inspiration you
will need to begin a truly innovative research career.
Application Deadline: 7 June 2012
Web Address for Applications: http://www.qmu.ac.uk/post_research/bursarycomp.htm
Prof James Scobbie
The deadline for material for the next foNETiks newsletter is 27 June 2012.