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

 			       March 2010

 		********************************************

Linda Shockey, University of Reading, UK and BBC Pronunciation Unit Gerry
Docherty, Newcastle University, UK Paul Foulkes, University of York and JP
French Associates, UK Lisa Lim, University of Hong Kong

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

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http://www.langsci.ucl.ac.uk/ipa/


 		********************************

   			ANNOUNCEMENTS
 		    [new ones marked ++]
 		[date of first appearance follows]

  		********************************

12-14 February 2010. Georgetown Linguistics Society 2010 - Sound, Structure,
Meaning: Explorations at the Interface. Washington, D.C., USA. http://sites.
google.com/site/gls2010site/Home  (09/09)

13-14 February 2010. Computational Modelling of Sound Pattern Acquisition. 
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. http://www.ualberta.ca/~kirchner/CMSPA.html
(09/09)

19-20 February 2010. 28th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Los
Angeles, USA. http://www.wccfl2010.org (11/09)

24-26 February 2010. Prosodic Typology: State of the Art & Future Prospects.

Berlin, Germany. http://www2.hu-berlin.de/dgfs/  (09/09)

26-28 February 2010. Creation of Multilingual Speech Resources. Mysore,
India.
http://www.ldcil.org/up/cmsr.html (12/09)

8-10 March 2010. Speech Recognition in Adverse Conditions. Bristol, UK. 
http://language.psy.bris.ac.uk/workshop/index.html (12/09)

19-21 March 2010. Ultrafest V, Haskins Labs, New Haven, CT, USA. 
http://www.haskins.yale.edu/conferences/ultrafestV.html (09/09)

22-23 March 2010. International Programme in Maltese Linguistics. Valletta,
Malta. http://www.fis.com.mt/programmes.html  (11/09)

23 March 2010. Fifth Newcastle Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics. 
Newcastle, UK. www.ncl.ac.uk/linguistics/postgrad/conference.htm (11/09)

24-25 March 2010.  BIMEP 2010, Belgrade International Meeting of English
Phoneticians. Belgrade, Serbia.  bimep.2010 at gmail.com  (10/09)

29-31 March 2010. British Association of Academic Phoneticians Colloquium
2010. University of Westminster, London, UK. at
http://www.langsci.ucl.ac.uk/ baap2010/index.php (12/09)

13 April 2010. GLOW Workshop on Phonology and Phonetics. Wroclaw, Poland. 
http://www.ifa.uni.wroc.pl/~glow33 (11/09)

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

19-24 April 2010. AMAZONICAS III: Phonology and Syntax. Bogota, Colombia. 
http://www.humanas.unal.edu.co/amazonicas3 (12/09)

++ 30 April 2010. Word Accent: Theoretical and Typological Issues. 
++ Storrs,
CT, USA. http://www.linguistics.uconn.edu/wordaccent/ (03/10)

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, 06/09)

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

20-22 May 2010. 18th Manchester Phonology Meeting. Manchester, UK. 
http://www.englang.ed.ac.uk/mfm/18mfm.html (11/09)

28-30 May 2010. International Phonetics-Phonology Conference, College of
English Language and Literature at Shanghai International Studies University
(SHISU).

17th June 2010. FirthDay, School of Oriental and African Studies, London. 
(01/10)

23-26 June, 2010. 13th Meeting of the International Clinical Phonetics and
Linguistics Association. Oslo, Norway. www.hf.uio.no/icpla2010 (09/09)

24-25 June 2010. Dutch Accents in English, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 
http://www2.hum.uu.nl/solis/hum/congres/uiteng/eng.htm (01/10)

24-25 June 2010. Child Language Seminar. City University, London, UK.
http://www.city.ac.uk/lcs/childlanguageseminar.html. (07/09)

8-10 July 2010, 12th Conference on Laboratory Phonology. University of New
Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA. http://www.unm.edu/~labfon12/  (06/09)

++ 18-21 July 2010. International Association for Forensic Phonetics and
Acoustics 2010 Annual Conference. Trier, Germany. 
http://www.uni-trier.de/index.php?id=31498 (03/10)

25-27 August 2010. ISCA Workshop on Experimental Linguistics. Athens,
Greece. http://conferences.phil.uoa.gr/exling/ (12/09)

8-10 September 2010. Phonlex 2010 International Conference. Toulouse,
France. http://blogs.univ-tlse2.fr/phonlex2010 (11/09)

9-11 September 2010. 4th Conference on Tone and Intonation in Europe (TIE4).

Stockholm, Sweden. http://www.nordiska.su.se/tie4 (11/09, 2/10)

10-11 September 2010. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and
Teaching; Hosted by TESL/Applied Linguistics, Iowa State University, Ames,
IA USA. (01/10)

++ 22-24 September 2010. INTERSPEECH 2010 Satellite Workshop on "Second
Language Studies: Acquisition, Learning, Education and Technology". Waseda
University, Tokyo, Japan. http://www.gavo.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/L2WS2010/ (03/10)

23-25 September 2010. Laboratory Approaches to Romance Phonology. Provo,
Utah, USA. http://hispling.byu.edu/larp/ (12/09)

26-30 September 2010. Interspeech 2010. Spoken Language Processing for All. 
Makuhari, Japan. http://www.interspeech2010.org/ (12/09)

27 September- 1 October 2010. Summer School CPMSP2 - 2010: Cognitive and
Physical Models of Speech Production, Speech Perception and Production-
Perception Interaction Part III: Planning and Dynamics, Berlin. (01/10)

21-22 October 2010. Workshop on Sound Change. Barcelona, Spain. 
http://www.traces.uab.cat/soundchange/ (09/09, 12/09)

6-19 November 2010. Tutorial and Special Session on Forensic Voice
Comparison and Forensic Acoustics at 2nd Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on
Acoustics.
Cancun, Mexico. http://cancun2010.forensic-voice-comparison.net/

16-19 November 2010. Sound of Indo-European 2 (SIE2). Opava, Czech Republic.
Faculty of Arts, Radboud University, Nijmegen

14-16 December 2010.  Thirteenth Australasian International Conference on
Speech Science and Technology Melbourne, Australia, SST 2010. 
http://www.assta.org/sst/2010 (2/10)


 			*****************
 			    CONFERENCES
 			*****************

International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics 2010 Annual
Conference. 

Trier, Germany.

Abstracts should be submitted by 30 April 2010. We welcome abstracts in
topics such as:

Speaker identification/comparison
Speaker profiling
Disputed utterances
Voice line-ups
Speech and audio enhancement
Authentication of recordings
Forensic acoustics

This is not a complete list and other topics would be welcome if they
promote the aims of IAFPA, which are to 'foster research and provide a forum
for the interchange of ideas and information on practice, development and
research in forensic phonetics and acoustics set down and enforce standards
of professional conduct and procedure for those involved in forensic
phonetic and acoustic casework'.

Please note that the official language of the conference is English.

For details on abstract submission and further details see:
http://www.uni-trier.de/index.php?id=31501 

 			******************************

INTERSPEECH 2010 Satellite Workshop on "Second Language Studies:
Acquisition, Learning, Education and Technology". 

Co-organized by AESOP, SLaTE, and LSSRL

Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. 

http://www.gavo.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/L2WS2010/

Aim of workshop:

INTERSPEECH 2010 Satellite Workshop on Second Language Studies will be  held
at the International Conference Center of Waseda University in Tokyo,
immediately before the main conference. The aim of the workshop is for
people working in speech science & engineering, linguistics, psychology, and
language education to meet and discuss second language acquisition &
learning, education, and technology. The workshop theme is
interdisciplinary, ranging over but not exclusive to spoken and written L2
acquisition & learning, designing & constructing corpora for language
research, speech science & engineering, and their application to education.
All theoretical and practical topics in these areas will be considered.

Main topics include:
 a) Spoken and written L2 acquisition and learning
 b) Perception and production of L2 speech
 c) Phonetics and phonology of L2
 d) Psycholinguistics
 e) Language education and learning theories
 f) Data collection methods and corpus design
 g) Development of speech recognition and speech synthesis techniques for
education
 h) Development of natural language processing techniques for education
 i) Practical and educational applications using speech and language
technologies
 j) Intelligent tutoring systems using speech and language technologies
 k) Other topics related to L2 studies

Technical program:

The workshop program will consist of oral & poster presentations, panel
discussions, and demonstrations of educational systems using speech and
language technologies.

Paper submission:

Prospective authors are invited to submit 4-page full papers, including
figures and references. All the papers will be handled and reviewed
electronically.  Detailed instructions on paper submission will be shown on
the workshop website in April.

Important dates:
 Full paper submission          May 15
 Notification of acceptance     June 15
 Final paper submission         June 30
 Early registration deadline    July 17

This workshop is co-organized by:
  AESOP: Asian English Speech cOrpus Project
  SLaTE: the ISCA SIG on Speech and Language Technology in Education
(http://www.sigslate.org/)
  LSSRL: Language and Speech Science Research Laboratories of Waseda
University

For further information:
 If you want to receive more information, please email to:
 L2WS-org [AT] list.waseda.jp 

Local organisers: 
    Michiko Nakano (Waseda University, The Chair)
    Sylvain Detey (Waseda University)
    Tetsuo Harada (Waseda University)
    Miki Ikoma (Waseda University)
    Hiroaki Kato (NICT)
    Mariko Kondo (Waseda Universitiy)
    Nobuaki Minematsu (University of Tokyo)

Full Title: Panel in MLA Discussion Group- Teaching Phonetics and Phonology
Short Title: 2011 MLA convention

			******************************

Word Accent: Theoretical and Typological Issues

Date: 30-Apr-2010 - 30-Apr-2010
Location: Storrs, CT, USA
Contact: Harry van der Hulst
Contact Email: [log in to unmask] Meeting URL:
http://www.linguistics.uconn.edu/wordaccent/

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology; Typology

Meeting Description:

Word Accent: Theoretical and Typological Issues - One-day conference on word
accent

Date: Friday April 30, 2010

Location: Nathan Inn (Storrs Campus Hotel; http://www.nathanhaleinn.com/)
University of Connecticut, Storrs

Organizer: Harry van der Hulst (harry.van.der.hulstuconn.edu)

[To attend, send an email to Harry van der Hulst (attendance is free)]

Website and programme: http://www.linguistics.uconn.edu/wordaccent/



			**********************
 		  POSITIONS VACANT / STUDENTSHIPS
 			**********************

Institution/Organization: University of York
Department: Language and Linguistic Science Web Address:
http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/lang

Level: Professor and Head of Department

Specialty Areas: any, including Phonetics, Phonology, Forensic Speech
Science, Language Development, Conversation Analysis, Syntax, Semantics,
Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Language Variation and Change

The Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York, is
seeking to appoint a new external Head of Department at professorial level,
starting October 2010 or as soon as possible therafter. The position is
tenured, and the successful applicant will take the role of Head of
Deepartment for a term of four years. 

The Department ranked second in the UK for linguistic research in the 2008
RAE (www.rae.ac.uk/2008); two-thirds of our research was judged to be
world-leading or internationally excellent. The University of York is rated
one of the UK’s top 10 research universities.

The Head of Department has overall responsibility for leading and managing
all aspects of the teaching and research of the department, with the support
of a Department Administrator/Manager and academic and support teams. The
Head of Department reports directly to the Vice-Chancellor. The successful
applicant will have a PhD in Linguistics or Phonetics, and experience in a
senior leadership and management role in Higher Education. He/she will
engage in research that combines theoretical and empirical approaches, and
be able to interface with existing departmental research groups and to
collaborate with existing members of staff. He/she will have an excellent
track record in undertaking high-quality research, publishing in leading
international journals, raising external research funds and attracting and
supervising research students. He/she will have a commitment to the teaching
and learning of languages, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and
research. 

Informal enquiries may be made to the present Head of Department (Professor
Susan Pintzuk) by telephone (+44 (0)1904 432661) or by e-mail
([log in to unmask]).


 			*******************************

Institution/Organization: University of York
Department: Language and Linguistic Science Web Address:
http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/lang

Level: PhD

Specialty Areas: Forensic phonetics/speech science

Topic: Multimodal speaker recognition

Supervisors: Dr. Dominic Watt (York) and Prof. Dr. David van Leeuwen (TNO -
Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research/Radboud University,
Nijmegen)
 
Salary: £28,579 - £31,031 per annum, plus generous travel allowances and
career exploratory allowances, which are available under Marie Curie ITN
provisions. Fees are covered.

The post is available from 1 May 2010, or as soon as possible thereafter,
for a period of three years. You must complete a doctoral dissertation
within three years of the start date.

The Role

You will work on a project assessing the performance of humans and automated
systems in speaker recognition, where audiovisual information is obscured.
The project is funded by the Marie Curie Training Network Bayesian
Biometrics for Forensics, which consists of 12 European research institutes
and associated partners. The post will be based at York, but you will be
required to spend a period at another Network institute, and you will also
have the opportunity to gain experience in a commercial or forensic
laboratory.

You will have a Masters degree in Linguistics, Phonetics and/or Acoustics,
or Psychology; a good working knowledge of statistical methods, and a high
level of competence in written and spoken English.

Eligibility criteria are quite complex. It must be less than four years
since completion of your most recent degree and you cannot have been
resident in the UK for a total of more than 12 months in the last three
years. UK nationals are generally not eligible to apply. Further details
about the eligibility criteria can be found in the further information for
the post.

For further details:
http://www22.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_YorkUni01.asp?newms=jj&id=32558 

 			*******************************

Institution/Organization: University of York
Department: Language and Linguistic Science Web Address:
http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/lang

Level: PhD

Specialty Areas: Forensic phonetics/speech science

Topic: Calculation of likelihood ratios using phonetic and linguistic
features

Supervisors: Professor Peter French (York) and Dr Didier Meuwly (Netherlands
Forensic Institute)

Salary: £28,579 - £31,031 per annum, plus generous travel allowances and
career exploratory allowances, which are available under Marie Curie ITN
provisions. Fees are covered.

The post is available from 1 May 2010, or as soon as possible thereafter,
for a period of three years. You must complete a doctoral dissertation
within three years of the start date.


The Role

You will work on a project developing phonetic-acoustic comparison of speech
in an LR framework. The project is funded by the Marie Curie Training
Network Bayesian Biometrics for Forensics, which consists of 12 European
research institutes and associated partners. The post will be based at York,
but you will be required to spend a period at another Network institute, and
you will also have the opportunity to gain experience in a commercial or
forensic laboratory.

You will have a Masters degree in Linguistics, Phonetics and/or Acoustics,
Statistics or Psychology; be capable of rapidly attaining a thorough
knowledge and understanding of statistics, including likelihood ratios and
Bayesian principles, and have a high level of competence in written and
spoken English.

Eligibility criteria are quite complex. It must be less than four years
since completion of your most recent degree and you cannot have been
resident in the UK for a total of more than 12 months in the last three
years. UK nationals are generally not eligible to apply. Further details
about the eligibility criteria can be found in the further information for
the post.

For further details:
http://www22.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_YorkUni01.asp?newms=jj&id=32559 

			*******************************

Institution/Organization: University of York
Department: Language and Linguistic Science Web Address:
http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/lang

Level: MA, MSc, PhD

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Description:

The Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York, UK
will award up to 5 fees-only studentships to postgraduate students
(PhD/MA/MSc) entering the department in 2010-11. In the results of the
latest Research Assessment Exercise released in December 2008, York
Linguistics ranked second in the UK for linguistic research. Two-thirds of
our research was judged to be world-leading / internationally excellent; our
research environment was judged particularly excellent. Moreover, the
University of York was rated one of the UK's top 10 research universities.

Each studentship has a value of a fees waiver at the home/EU rate (3,484 GBP
in
2010-11) during the period of registration (three years for PhD students,
one year for MA/MSc students). Successful applicants will be required to
meet the balance of the costs of their course and living expenses. The
recipients of these awards will be required to undertake up to six hours per
week of
research-
or teaching-related work or other duties during term time; the nature of the
work will depend on the successful applicants' qualifications.

Applications are invited from prospective PhD/MA/MSc students in any of the
major research areas of the department: forensic speech science, phonetics
and phonology, psycholinguistics and language acquisition, semantics,
sociolinguistics and language variation and change, and syntax. We welcome
applicants with teaching experience, but the studentships are open to all
postgraduate applicants -- home, EU and overseas -- whether or not you have
taught before. Success in winning the studentships may depend upon the
area(s)
in which you are qualified to teach. You must have received a conditional
offer from the University of York before your application for a studentship
can be considered. For further information and the procedure for
application, go to
http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/lang/prospective/postgrad/funding/feesonly.htm

Applications Deadline: 30-Apr-2010

Web Address for Applications:
http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/lang/prospective/postgrad/funding/feesonly.htm

Contact Information:
        Prof Susan Pintzuk
        [log in to unmask]
        Phone:+44 1904 432661
        Fax:+44 1904 432673

 			
		**********************
 		 NEW MASTERS PROGRAMME
 	      **********************

The Language and Linguistic Science department at the University of York is
happy to announce that an MA programme in Phonological Development in
Childhood has been approved to start in Autumn 2010. As far as we know, this
is the first such programme in the world. It will cover issues in
phonological development, with a cross-linguistic emphasis, and will draw on
both linguistic and psychological perspectives on development and learning.
The programme will draw on ongoing departmental research into perception and
production in infancy and toddlerhood, both observational and experimental.
Some fellowships are likely to be made available for the programme. 

For further information please see our webpage
(http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/lang/prospective/postgrad/pdevma.htm ) and/or
write to Marilyn Vihman ([log in to unmask]).

 		

		**********************
 		  SPECIAL NOTICE
 	      **********************

Dear foNETiks moderators,

Closure of Phonetics and CompLing in Bonn

Dear Colleagues,

Last August we notified the language and speech community about the
intention of The University of Bonn to close down the division of Language
and Speech, formerly known as the "Institut für Kommunikationsforschung und
Phonetik". The division comprises the programs in Phonetics, Computational
Linguistics and Theoretical Linguistics.

We wish to thank the scientific community for the support and solidarity we
have received and for the large number of letters and email messages sent to
the university administration. Your efforts have been greatly appreciated.

In the end, the Faculty of Humanities, the dean's office and the rector's
office of the University of Bonn did indeed decide to close the division of
Language and Speech. We have been assured that this decision is not based on
the academic performance of our division but brought about by a combination
of financial and legal issues and a re-orientation of the Faculty in the
area of linguistics, which left no room for a program in phonetics,
computational linguistics, and formal linguistics.

The courses of study will continue until all students currently enrolled in
our programs have graduated but no new students will be admitted. The
members of faculty of our division have been asked by the dean's office to
stay on during the termination period, which is expected to be approximately
four years. Realistically, though, members of our group will soon start
exploring other opportunities.

For further information on the division of Language and Speech please see
http://www.sk.uni-bonn.de/.

With our best regards,

Denis Arnold, Berthold Crysmann, Christine de Bond, Mats Exter, Wolfgang
Hess, Winfried Lenders, Bernd Möbius, Donata Moers, Barbara Samlowski,
Christopher Sappok, Ulrich Schade, Charlotte Wollermann, Lukasz Wolski

*******************************

With apologies for the heavy York-centredness of this edition.

Please send contributions to the March "foNETiks" by March 25th.


++++++++++++++++++++
Paul Foulkes
Department of Language and Linguistic Science
University of York
YO10 5DD
UK
 
tel: +44 1904 432653
fax: +44 1904 432673

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