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

   				June 2009


Linda Shockey, University of Reading, UK.
Gerry Docherty, Newcastle University, UK.
Paul Foulkes, University of York and JP French Associates, UK.
Lisa Lim, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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

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8-9 June 2009. Child Phonology Conference (ChPhon09). University of Texas, 
Austin. babs at mail.texas.edu, http://csd.utexas.edu/chphon09/ (02/09)

10-12 June 2009. Annual Swedish Phonetics Conference (Fonetik 2009). Stockholm,
Sweden. http://www.ling.su.se/fon/fonetik_2009/ (02/09)

17-19 June 2009. Phonetics and Phonology in Iberide la 2009 (PaPI 2009). Las Palmas
de Gran Canaria, Spain. http://www.congresos.ulpgc.es/papi2009/; papl2009 at 
ulpgc.ex (10/08)

19 June 2009. 4th Workshop on Sp_ToBI: Transcription of Intonation of the 
Spanish language. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. http://www.congresos.
ulpgc.es/papi2009/workshop.html (04/09)

##6-10 July 2009.  Course: Introduction to Natural Phonology, Porto, Portugal.
jveloso at letras.up.pt (6/09)

25-27 June, 2009. Fifth International Conference on Language Variation in 
Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark. iclave5 at hum.ku.dk, http://iclave5.nfi.ku.dk/

6-8 August 2009. Phonetics Teaching & Learning Conference (PTLC2009), UCL, 
London. http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/ptlc/ (02/09)

10-21 August 2009. Summer Course in English Phonetics (SCEP2009), UCL, London.
http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/scep/ (02/09)

1-3 September, 2009. The 7th UK Language Variation and Change Conference 
(UKLVC7), Newcastle University, UK. http://www.ncl.ac.uk/linguistics/news/
events/item/UKLVC (02/09)

2-5 September 2009. Melody vs Structure in Phonological Representation. 
Gniezno, Poland. http://ifa.amu.edu.pl/plm (04/09)

9-11 September 2009. 3rd Round of the Conference on Discourse & Prosody 
Interface (IDP09). Paris, France. http://idp09.linguist.univ-paris-diderot.fr

10-11 September 2009. PAC Workshop 2009: Models, Variation & Phonological 
Corpora. Aix-en-Provence, France. gabor.turcsan at univ-provence.fr (04/09)

17-18 September 2009.Workshop on Prosody and Meaning (WPM). Barcelona, Spain.
http://prosodia.uab.cat/prosodyandmeaning/home/index.php (12/08)

17-19 September 2009. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching. 
Ames, Iowa, USA. (04/09)

24-26 September 2009. Gesture and Speech in Interaction (GESPIN2009). Poznan, 
Poland. http://www.ifa.amu.edu.pl/~gespin (12/08, 02/09)

28-30 September 2009. Monosyllables - from Phonology to Typology. Bremen, 
Germany. http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/monosyllables/ (04/09)

28-29 September 2009. Intonational Variation in Arabic. University of York, 
UK. Contact:Sam Hellmuth: sh581 at york.ac.uk (05/09)

16-18 December 2009.Workshop on Formal Approaches to the Phonology-Morphology-
Syntax Interfaces. Barcelona, Spain. http://seneca.uab.cat/clt/ConsoleXVIII/
workshop.html (04/09)

14-17 April 2010. 8th International conference on the Evolution of Language 
(Evolang8), Utrecht University, NL. http://evolang2010.nl/ (05/09)

1-3 May 2010. New Sounds 2010: Sixth International Symposium on the Acquisition
of Second Language Speech. Poznan, Poland. http://ifa.amu.edu.pl/newsounds/
(03/08) (6/09)

11-14 May 2010. Fifth International Conference on Speech Prosody, Doubletree 
Magnificent Mile, Chicago, USA. http://speechprosody2010.illinois.edu. (05/09)

##8-10 July 2010, Conference on Laboratory Phonology, University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, NM, USA.  (6/09)

(Second notice)

Sixth International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech
1-3 May, 2010
Poznan, Poland

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We are happy to announce that the Sixth International Symposium on the
Acquisition of Second Language Speech New Sounds 2010 will take place
on 1-3 May 2010 in Poznan, Poland. The Symposium will be organised by
the School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan.

Following the unanimous decision taken by the participants of the
New Sounds 2007 conference held in Florianspolis, Brazil, we intend
to continue the tradition of the symposiums on the acquisition of
foreign language speech, organized originally by Allan James and
Jonathan Leather, at regular 3-year intervals.

The conference will cover a variety of themes related to the acquisition
of a foreign language phonology, including among others:

-    speech perception and speech production
-    theories of acquisition of L2 phonology
-    phonetics and phonology in SLA
-    acquisition of second language phonotactics
-    multilingualism and the acquisition of third language phonology
-    the application of new technologies
-    neuro- and psycholinguistic aspects of phonological acquisition.


Proposals of papers and posters related to the acquisition of second
language speech are invited. The deadline for abstract submission is
1st December 2009. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words (excluding
references) and will be reviewed anonymously. Detailed abstract submission
will be available on our website shortly.

Full papers are expected to be submitted prior to the conference by
15th March 2010 (the required style sheet will be available online in
due course). Each paper will be assigned a 30-minute slot, including
10 minutes for discussion. The language of the conference is English.
The conference proceedings will be edited on a CD and included in the
conference package. Selected papers will be published later as an edited
collection in a volume issued by Peter Lang.


Submission deadline for all abstracts  1 December 2009
Notification of acceptance            15 January 2010
Submission deadline for full papers   15 March 2010
Early registration                    before 15 March 2010


New Sounds 2010 Organising Committee
School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University
al. Niepodleglosci 4
61-874 Poznan, Poland
tel: (+48 61) 829 3506
fax: (+48 61) 852 3103
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Advanced Course (20 hours). Introduction to natural phonology. Prof. Miren
Lourdes Oqederra (University of the Basque Country, Spain). Organisation and
Portugal). Dates: 6-10 July, 2009. Tuition language: English. Contact person:
Joao Veloso: jveloso at letras.up.pt)


Special Issue on the Phonetics-Phonology Interface

Call for proposals for a thematic issue of the Canadian Journal of
Linguistics/Revue canadienne de linguistique exploring the Phonetics-Phonology

The fundamental question of how autonomous phonetics and phonology are
continues to stimulate a diverse range of responses. As Kingston (2007)
observes, the field has reached no consensus about what the interface is, nor
has it even agreed that one exists at all.  The diverse complexity of phonetic
realization across languages, genres, contexts, and speakers continues to
challenge core issues:

     How are distinctive features defined?
     Is there a categorical unit of phoneme?
     What is the relation between physical representations and mental
     What properties of phonological systems lie outside of grounded
     What is the role of listeners' percepts compared with speakers' goals?
     Along what dimensions and to what extent can phonological systems vary?
     Is the notion of phonological inventory relevant?
     What accounts for phonological patterns?
     Are there constraints on variability? If so, what drives such constraints?
     What motivates sound change?
     Is diachronic change fundamentally different from synchronic patterning?

Perspectives on these issues are highly divergent, and stem from a rich
complexity of domains of enquiry where functional explanation, perceptual
interpretation, processing factors, articulatory realization, phonological
behaviour, and frequency effects, among others, each contribute to different
facets of our understanding of phonetics, phonology, and their interface in a

Documentation of a broader diversity of languages and language families - many
critically endangered - has expanded the empirical database of what is known
about what properties languages commonly share and how languages can differ.

Technological advances have had a profound impact on the methodologies of both
phonetic and phonological inquiry.

The Theme underlying all these issues: How have these research results
contributed to advancing our insights into the essential classic question How
abstract is phonology?

The Call: We invite proposals for full papers that explore any of these complex
dimensions of the interface between phonetics and phonology.

Proposals should be one page in length, with representative data and references
on a second page. Font size = 12 point. Authors are encouraged to use unicode

CJL style guidelines can be found at: http://www.utpjournals.com/cjl/cjl.html

Proposals for papers in English or French are welcome.

The guest editors of this special issue are Kimary Shahin, Simon Fraser
University and Patricia A. Shaw, University of British Columbia.

Proposals, and any queries, should be sent to Kimary Shahin at <kns3 at

Deadline for receipt of proposals: 30 June 2009.

Primary criteria for selection of a subset of these proposals for submission of
a full paper to the externally refereed editorial process of CJL/RCL will be
based on originality of data and analysis, as well as on the depth and breadth
of theoretical discussion and implications.

Authors will be notified by August 15, 2009 of the results of this process.


Call for papers for the 12th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, to be held 
at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, USA.

Dates of conference: 8-10 July 2010

More information at conference website

Deadline for abstract submission: 20 November 2009
Notification of acceptance: 1 February 2010

Abstracts are solicited for contributed papers for
presentation as 30-minute oral contributions or as
posters. Contributions relating to the conference themes
are especially encouraged; there will also be sessions for
non-thematic papers.

The overall theme for the conference is "Gesture as
language, gesture and language." Our goal is to bring
together researchers who have a gestural perspective on
language to encourage cross-fertilization between
different approaches and areas of research. Some specific
topics that address this theme are the following:

Speech as gesture. How are gestures used to create
phonological structure? What are the fundamental gestural
units, and how are they coordinated? How discrete or
continuous are the gestures of language? How parallel or
different are the gestural organization of spoken and
signed languages?
Phonology of signed languages. The same issues are
relevant for signed languages as for spoken languages.
Gesture with language. How are non-linguistic gestures
used in concert with language? How are these gestures
coordinated with speech? How similar or different are the
non-linguistic gestures accompanying spoken and signed
languages, and are their functions similar across
Audiovisual aspects of speech. To what extent are visual
cues exploited in spoken language communication? How are
aural and visual information integrated?
Diversity of speech gestures, focusing on Native
American languages. How varied are the gestures used by
different languages? How does this diversity inform our
understanding of phonological structure?
Modulation of linguistic gestures through prosody or
sound change. How are gestures modified by linguistic or
communicative context? What are the natural paths of
change over time in the gestural structure of languages?
How are phonological systems affected by such changes? How
is the effect of prosody similar, or different, in signed
and spoken language? What different effects does prosody
have on gestures produced using different articulators, in
speech or in sign?

Abstracts are to be submitted as a PDF file containing an
anonymous one-page abstract at the following address:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=labphon12. You
will need to create an EasyChair account if you do not
already have one. Abstracts must be in 12 point Times or
Times New Roman font, formatted for A4 or US Letter size
paper with margins of 2.5 cm or 1 inch. The maximum length
for the text of the abstract is one page; a second page
may be used for figures and/or bibliographical references

The author's name and affiliation should not appear in the
PDF file. One individual may be an author on no more than
two submitted abstracts. All abstracts must be written in
English. Presentations may be given in English or in ASL.

When completing the submission form on Easy Chair, you
will see a space which asks for an abstract to be typed
in. This is not the place for your real abstract! Please
enter a short statement (no more than 50 words)
summarizing your paper. Further down the page is where you
will upload your real abstract as an attachment (PDF
file). Before uploading, please ensure that all special
characters display properly.

The submission form also asks you to identify which of the
conference theme(s) your paper relates to. You may select
one or more than one. If your paper does not relate to any
of the themes, please select "non-thematic".

Authors whose papers are accepted will have the
opportunity to submit an updated abstract for inclusion in
the conference program. Authors of papers accepted for
oral presentation will need to submit a complete written
version of their paper for distribution to the
discussants, no later than 1 May 2010. It is expected that
the proceedings of this conference will be published as a
special issue of the new Laboratory Phonology journal;
further details will be forthcoming.

If you have any question concerning the submission
procedure or you encounter any problems, please send an
email to the following address : [log in to unmask] .
Additional information, including a list of invited
speakers and discussants, is available at the conference
website, http://www.unm.edu/~labfon12/index.html .

The abstracts will be evaluated anonymously by the
scientific committee.

Please feel free to forward this call for papers to others
who might be interested.


Newcastle University is seeking to appoint a Chair of Speech and Language
Sciences in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences.

The Speech & Language Sciences Section is internationally recognised as a
centre of excellence for training of speech and language therapists and
theoretical and clinical research in speech and language.

The Chair will be expected to demonstrate a proven record in strategic
research leadership in the field of speech and language sciences in order
to contribute to the overall strategic vision and research leadership
within the Speech and Language Sciencethe pursuit of external funding 
opportunities for high quality research, attracting and supervising research 
students and contributing to the delivery and management of teaching 

The Chair will be expected to strengthen the research culture through the
mentoring of staff and fostering innovation. Expertise in any area of
speech and language sciences is welcome, but the School is particularly
interested in building on its strengths in developmental speech and
language disorders.

The successful candidate should have an outstanding record of excellence
and leadership in research and publication. A proven ability to attract
major research grants and experience of successful doctoral supervision are
essential. Experience of attracting and supervising overseas research
postgraduates will be an advantage.

Application Deadline: 	19-Jun-2009
Application URL: 	http://www.ncl.ac.uk/vacancies/
Contact Information: 	Dr Anne  Whitworth
 			a.b.whitworth at ncl.ac.uk
Phone: 01912228875


The Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Pomona College
(California, USA) invites applications for a phonologist to teach two 
courses (Phonology andIntroduction to Linguistics) in Fall 2009. The 
preferred candidate will have the Ph.D. in hand, but ABD will be considered. 
Candidates shouldsubmit an application letter, CV, teaching evaluations 
(if available), three letters of recommendation, and representative 
publications to [log in to unmask] Review of applications will 
begin June 1, 2009 and will continue until a candidate is hired.

Pomona College is a premier liberal arts institution in the Claremont
Colleges Consortium. As an equal opportunity employer, we especially invite
applications from women and members of under-represented groups.

Application Deadline: 	Open until filled
Application Email: 	karen.nightingale at pomona.edu


University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
Institute of Language and Communication Studies

The University seeks a Professor.  The candidate will contribute to speech 
and language therapy research, with a special focus on language disorders 
and language comprehension and production processes in adulthood. He or 
she will be associated with the Institute of language and communication 
sciences, in collaboration with the other full professor of speech and 
language therapy. More specifically, the candidate should develop research 
in the field of normal and pathological language processes in adults, with 
an interest for one of the following issues: verbal interactions and 
discourse practices; plurilingualism in migration contexts; social 
anchorage of language practices.

It is also expected that the candidate:
- attest to clinical experience, or at least knowledge of clinical
institutions for speech and language therapy;
- be motivated to collaborate with clinical institutions, notably in the
French-speaking part of Switzerland, so as better to advise masters theses;
- be motivated to develop collaborations with others disciplines within the
Institute of language and communication sciences and/or with the Institute
of psychology and education.

The candidate will offer B.A., M.A. and doctoral-level courses, both
lectures and seminars; s/he will also supervise B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. research.

The position is open to non-French speaking candidates, but the ability to
teach in French is required. In relation to research, s/he can study
language processes in different languages, among which should be French.

Position opening: January 1, 2010 or to be discussed.

Requirements : The candidate should have a doctorate and a high-level
publication record.

Job specifics : The candidate will contribute to the activities of the
speech and language therapy research team, within the Institute of language
and communication sciences of the University of Neuchatel :
- Teaching : seven hours a week, at the B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. levels
- Supervision: of students' work, including M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations
- Research: the candidate will carry out original research in speech and
language therapy; s/he will also participate in the research activities of
the Institute
- Administration: the candidate will participate in the administration of
the program of the speech and language therapy program at the Institute of
language and communication sciences, and of the Faculty of Arts and Social

Salary: legal, see http://www2.unine.ch/rh/page1574.html
Obligations: legal

For information about the of speech and language therapy program, please
visit our website.

For other information, please contact Prof. Geneviève de Weck, chaire de
logopedie, at the address provided below.

Full applications, including a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae,
copies of all university diplomas, a scientific project (max. 3 pp.) and
publication list (please do not send any publications at this stage) should
be sent Prof. Genevieve de Weck, head of the search committee. Three
letters of recommendation should be addressed separately to their authors

The University of Neuchatel is an equal opportunity employer.
For further information contact the dean’s office or consult the Faculty
website at www.unine.ch/lettres.
Deadline: 15-Jun-2009
Application Address: 	Professor Genvieve  de Weck
Institut des sciences du langage et de la communication
Faculté des lettres et sciences humaines
Espace Louis-Agassiz 1
Neuchatel    CH-2000
Application Email: 	genevieve.deweck at unine.ch


Applications are invited for several Ph.D. positions and Ph.D. scholarships
in experimental phonetics, speech technology and laboratory phonology at
Universitat Bielefeld (Fakultdt fur Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft),

Successful candidates should hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in
phonetics, computational linguistics, linguistics, computer science or a
related discipline. They will have a strong background in either
- speech synthesis and/or recognition
- discourse prosody
- laboratory phonology
- speech and language rhythm research
- multimodal speech (technology)

Candidates should appreciate working in an interdisciplinary environment.
Good knowledge in experimental design techniques and programming skills
will be considered a plus. Strong interest in research and high proficiency
in English is required.

The Ph.D. positions will be part-time (50%); salary and social benefits are
determined by the German public service pay scale (TVL-E13). The Ph.D.
scholarship is based on the DFG scale. There is no mandatory teaching load.

Bielefeld University is an equal opportunity employer. Women are therefore
particularly encouraged to apply. Disabled applicants with equivalent
qualification will be treated preferentially.

The positions are available for three years (with a potential extension for
the Ph.D. positions), starting as soon as possible. Please submit your
documents (cover letter, CV including list of publications, statement of
research interests, names of two referees) electronically to the address
indicated below. Applications must be received by June 15, 2009.
Application Deadline: 	15-Jun-2009
Flexible Deadline
Application Address: 	Prof. Dr. Petra  Wagner
Fakultat fur Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft
Postfach 10 01 31
Bielefeld    33501
Application Email: 	petra.wagner at uni-bielefeld.de


Six stipends (all costs covered)are available to enable young researchers 
to participate at the workshop "developing standards for phonological corpora"
to be held at the University of Augsburg from July 29 to 31, 2009.

Deadline for applications is June 15, 2009.
For further information please see:


   Items for the July 2009 issue of foNETiks should reach us by 27 June 2009.


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