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  foNETiks 
  A newsletter for 
  The International Phonetic Association 
  and for the Phonetic Sciences 
 
  April 2010 
 
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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 
 
The foNETiks archive can be found on the WWW at: 
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/fonetiks.html 
 
Visit the IPA web page at its **new address** at: 
http://www.langsci.ucl.ac.uk/ipa/ 
 
 
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  ANNOUNCEMENTS 
  [new ones marked ++] 
  [date of first appearance follows] 
 
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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) 
 
++ 16 April 2010. Workshop on Prosodic Development (WPD). Barcelona, Spain. http://prosodia.uab.cat/prosodicdevelopment/home/ (04/10) 
 
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) 
 
++ 30 April – 2 May 2010. North American Phonology Conference 6 (NAPhC6). Montreal, QC, Canada. http://linguistics.concordia.ca/naphc6/ (04/10) 
 
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) 
 
++ 3-4 May 2010. Asia Pacific Conference on Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences 2010 (APSLH2010). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. http://asiapacificspeechlghearingconf2010.blogspot.com (04/10) 
 
++ 8 May 2010. Government Phonology Round Table 7 (GPRT7). Ljubljiana, Slovenia. http://spj.ff.uni-lj.si/gprt7/ (04/10) [Further details below] 
 
++ 10 May 2010. Prosodic Prominence: Perceptual and Automatic Identification (Prom-2010). Chicago, USA. Speech Prosody 2010 Satellite Workshop. http://www2.unine.ch/speechprosody-prominence/page28592.html (04/10) 
 
11-14 May 2010. Fifth International Conference on Speech Prosody 2010. Every Language, Every Style: Globalizing the Science of Prosody. Doubletree Magnificent Mile, Chicago, USA. http://speechprosody2010.org (05/09, 04/10) 
 
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,Shanghai (IPPCS). College of English Language and Literature, Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China. Email: <engdept {AT} shisu.edu.cn> (04/10) [Further details below] 
 
17 June 2010. Firth Day, School of Oriental and African Studies, London. http://www.phon.ox.ac.uk/FirthDay (01/10, 04/10) 
 
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) 
 
++ 1-3 July 2010. Réseau Français de Phonologie (French Phonology Network) (RFP2010). Orléans, France. <rfp {AT} univ-orleans.fr> (04/10) 
 
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) 
 
++ 2-5 September 2010. Workshop on Diphthongs. Thematic session of the 43rd Annual Meeting Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE2010). Vilnius, Lithuania. http://www.flf.vu.lt/sle2010/  (04/10) 
 
++ 6-10 September 2010. 13th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD2010). Brno, Czech Republic. http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2010/ (04/10) 
 
8-10 September 2010. Phonlex 2010 International Conference. Toulouse, France. http://blogs.univ-tlse2.fr/phonlex2010 (11/09) 
 
++ 8-10 September 2010. 21st Conference on Electronic Speech Signal Processing (ESSV 2010). Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany. http://public.beuth-hochschule.de/~mixdorff/essv2010/index_english.html. (04/10) [Further details below] 
 
9-11 September 2010. 4th Conference on Tone and Intonation in Europe (TIE4). Stockholm, Sweden. http://www.nordiska.su.se/tie4 (11/09, 02/10) 
 
10-11 September 2010. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching; Hosted by TESL/Applied Linguistics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA USA. http://tsll2009.info/ (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) 
 
++ 22-24 September 2010. The 7th ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop (ITRW) on Speech Synthesis (SSW7). Kyoto, Japan. http://www.ssw7.org/ (04/10) [Further details below] 
 
23-25 September 2010. Laboratory Approaches to Romance Phonology. Provo, Utah, USA. http://hispling.byu.edu/larp/ (12/09) 
 
++ 25 September 2010. Competing Explanations in Phonology. Thematic session of Poznan Linguistics Meeting (PLM2010). Gniezo, Poland. http://ifa.amu.edu.pl/plm/2010/Competing_explanations_in_phonology (04/10) 
 
++ 25 September 2010. ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop (ITRW) on Statistical and Perceptual Audition (SAPA2010). Makuhari, Japan. http://www.sapa2010.org/ (04/10) [Further details below] 
 
++ 25-26 September 2010. DiSS-LPSS Joint Workshop 2010. The 5th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech. The 2nd International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech. Tokyo, Japan. http://cogsci.l.chiba-u.ac.jp/diss-lpss2010/ (04/10) [Further details below] 
 
26-30 September 2010. Interspeech 2010: Spoken Language Processing for All. Makuhari, Japan. http://www.interspeech2010.org/ (12/09) 
 
++ 26-30 September 2010. Interspeech 2010 Special session on Social Signals in Speech. Makuhari, Japan. http://www.cs.utwente.nl/~truongkp/is2010sssss.html (04/10) [Further details below] 
 
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, Germany. (01/10) 
 
++ 30 September - 3 October 2010. International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (AVSP2010). Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan. http://www.avsp2010.org/ (04/10) [Further details below] 
 
++ 8-10 October 2010. VIth International Conference on Phonetics Today. Moscow, Russia. http://phonetics.rli.ru/en (04/10) [Further details below] 
 
21-22 October 2010. Workshop on Sound Change. Barcelona, Spain. http://www.traces.uab.cat/soundchange/ (09/09, 12/09) 
 
++ 29-30 October 2010. Phonetic Universals. Leipzig, Germany. http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/10-PhoneticUniversals/index.html (04/10) [Further details below] 
 
15-19 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/ 
 
++ 11-12 November 2010. Experimental Approaches to Perception and Production of Linguistic Variation (ExAPP2010). Groningen, The Netherlands. http://www.rug.nl/let/exapp2010 (04/10) 
 
16-19 November 2010. Sound of Indo-European 2 (SIE2): Phonetics, Phonemics, and Morphophonemics. Opava, Czech Republic. <soundofindoeuropean2 {AT} gmail.com> (04/10) 
 
++ 19-20 November 2010. Frontiers of Prosody (FoP). Leiden, The Netherlands. http://www.hum2.leidenuniv.nl/prosody-frontiers (04/10) [Further details below] 
 
14-16 December 2010. Thirteenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology Melbourne, Australia, SST 2010.  http://www.assta.org/sst/2010 (02/10, 04/10) [Further details below] 
 
++ 6-9 January 2011. APA Panel: A New Look at Greek Prosody. San Antonio, TX, USA. http://www.apaclassics.org/AnnualMeeting/annualmeeting.html (04/10) 
 
++ 6-9 January 2011. Panel in MLA Discussion Group: Teaching Phonetics and Phonology. Los Angeles, CA, USA. http://www.mla.org (04/10) 
 
 
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  CONFERENCES 
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Government Phonology Round Table 7 (GPRT7) 
Ljubljiana, Slovenia, 8 May 2010 
http://spj.ff.uni-lj.si/gprt7/ 
 
Call Deadline: 23 April 2010 
 
Contributions using any Government Phonology approach are welcome. The presenters are asked to submit a title of their talk with a short abstract by April 23. There is no selection process. The presentations will be allotted 30 minutes plus 15 minutes for discussion. 
 
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International Phonetics-Phonology Conference,Shanghai (IPPCS) 
Shanghai, China, 28-30 May 2010 
Email: <engdept {AT} shisu.edu.cn> 
 
The College of English Language and Literature at Shanghai International Studies University (SHISU) will host an International Conference on Phonology and Phonetics from May 28 until May 30, 2010 (Friday–Sunday). The conference theme is “Accent on Tone”, but panel discussions will focus on a number of topics: 
 
1. General phonology and phonetics 
2. Phonology and phonetics of Chinese languages 
3. Interface between phonology and phonetics with morphology, syntax and semantics 
4. The description and analysis of Shanghainese (not limited to phonology and phonetics) 
5. Pronunciation teaching and interference in L2-acquisition 
6. Tone and intonation 
7. Historical phonology and language change 
 
Invited speakers: 
Carlos Gussenhoven (Radboud University Nijmegen) 
Zhang Jisheng (East China Normal University) 
Li Bing (Nankai University), 
Wang Hongyan (Shenzhen University) 
Haruo Kubozono (Kobe University), Hsieh 
Feng-fan (National Tsing Hua University) 
Yi Xu (University College London) 
 
The working language of the conference will be English, except for panels with exclusively Chinese participants. Participants need to pay for their own travelling fares and accommodation, plus a conference fee of 800 RMB (non-SHISU postgraduates: half price; SHISU graduates: free). Please note that the 2010 Shanghai EXPO will be in full swing at the time of the conference. 
 
College of English Language and Literature 
Shanghai International Studies University 
Organizing Committee for International Conference on Phonology and Phonetics 
200083, Shanghai, China 
 
Contact person: WAN Xiaolei 
E-Mail: engdept {AT} shisu.edu.cn 
Tel.: 86021- 67701355, 55511303 
Fax: 86021- 55395556 
 
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21st Conference on Electronic Speech Signal Processing (ESSV) 
Berlin, Germany, 8-10 September 2010 
http://public.beuth-hochschule.de/~mixdorff/essv2010/index_english.html 
 
Call for Papers 
Call Deadline: 1 May 2010 
 
Dear friends of our conference series, 
 
Also in the year 2010 the conference Electronic Speech Signal Processing will bring together those interested in speech technology in research and applications. After a long break the event will be once again held in Berlin, at Beuth University of Applied Sciences. Although this has traditionally been a German event, we also invite our colleagues from abroad to contribute. Therefore conference languages will be German and English. The conference will again focus on speech signal processing at large, with the following being potential topics of contributions, but not an exhaustive list: 
•       Speech recognition and synthesis in embedded systems 
•       Speech technology in vehicles 
•       Speech technology and education 
•       Speech technology for the disabled 
•       Speech and multimedia 
•       Applications to non-speech acoustic signals from biological, musical and technological fields 
 
This time is the twenty-first that the ESSV takes place. As always the organizers strive to develop a scientifically sophisticated program reflecting the cutting edge of speech technology. We are relying on your active cooperation and invite you cordially to make a contribution in the form of a talk or a poster. The proceedings will be published as usual in the series "Studientexte zur Sprachkommunikation" of TUDpress publishing. 
 
Paper Submission 
More info about the proceedings, venue and accommodations will be updated regularly online at the following address: 
http://public.beuth-hochschule.de/~mixdorff/essv2010/index_english.html. 
You can also contact us by post, fax or E-mail at the following address: 
Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin, Fachbereich Informatik und Medien, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Hansjörg Mixdorff, 13353 Berlin, Luxemburger Straße 10, Tel: 030 4504 2364, Fax: 030 4505 2013, E-Mail: essv2010 {AT} beuth-hochschule.de 
 
Important Dates 
▪       Abstract Submission Deadline (max. 1 page): 1 May 2010 
▪       Notification of Acceptance: 15 May 2010 
▪       Deadline for conference papers to be published in the proceedings: 15 July 2010 
 
Local Organisers 
Hansjörg Mixdorff, Sascha Fagel, Lutz Leutelt 
 
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The 7th ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop (ITRW) on Speech Synthesis (SSW7) 
Kyoto, Japan, 22-24 September 2010 
http://www.ssw7.org/ 
 
Call for Papers 
Call Deadline: 7 May 2010 
 
The Seventh ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop (ITRW) on Speech Synthesis will take place at NICT/ATR, Kyoto, Japan, September 22-24, 2010. It is co-sponsored by the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), the ISCA Special Interest Group on Speech Synthesis (SynSIG), the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), and the Effective Multilingual Interaction in Mobile Environments (EMIME) project. The workshop will be held as a satellite workshop of Interspeech 2010 (Chiba, Japan, September 26-30, 2010). This workshop follows on from the previous workshops, Autrans 1990, Mohonk 1994, Jenolan Caves 1998, Pitlochry 2001, Pittsburgh 2004, Bonn 2007, which aim to promote research and development of all aspects of speech synthesis. 
 
Workshop topics: 
Papers in all areas of speech synthesis technology are encouraged to be submitted, with emphasis placed on: 
•       Spontaneous/expressive speech synthesis 
•       Speech synthesis in dialog systems 
•       Voice conversion/speaker adaptation 
•       Multilingual/crosslingual speech synthesis 
•       Automated methods for speech synthesis 
•       TTS for embedded devices 
•       Talking heads with animated conversational agents 
•       Applications of synthesis technologies to communication disorders 
•       Evaluation methods 
 
Paper submission: 
Standard conference two-column papers of original unpublished work of up to 6 pages should be submitted by May 7th 2010. Paper conventions will follow those of IEEE and ISCA workshops. The authors are requested to follow guidelines of paper preparation in INTERSPEECH 2010 shown on http://icms.interspeech2010.org/conference/submissions.php where Full Paper Kit is also available. Note that only the paper length is different between SSW7 and INTERSPEECH 2010. The maximum number of pages is six (6), including all figures, tables, and references. Authors are requested to submit PDF files of their manuscripts. Detailed instructions on paper submission will be announced. 
 
Important dates: 
•       May 7, 2010: Paper submission deadline 
•       June 30, 2010: Acceptance/rejection notice 
•       June 30, 2010: Registration begins 
•       July 9, 2010: Revised paper due 
•       September 22-24, 2010: Workshop at the ATR building in Kyoto 
 
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ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop (ITRW) on Statistical and Perceptual Audition (SAPA2010) 
Makuhari, Japan, 25 September 2010 
http://www.sapa2010.org/ 
 
Call for Papers 
Call Deadline: 14 May 2010 
 
Papers are solicited for the 2010 Workshop on Statistical and Perceptual Audition (SAPA2010), to be held in Makuhari, Japan, as a satellite to Interspeech 2010. 
 
Following on from the successes of SAPA2004 (in Jeju, Korea), SAPA2006 (in Pittsburgh, USA), and SAPA2008 (in Brisbane, Australia), the objective of the SAPA2010 workshop is to bring together researchers considering perceptually-motivated problems in sound and speech analysis and understanding, employing statistical and machine learning tools. There is a wide area of overlap between more heuristic models of human auditory function and purely pattern recognition approaches that are independent of human audition; SAPA aims to be the forum for presentation and discussion of this promising and expanding field. This will be a one-day workshop with a limited number of oral presentations, chosen for breadth and provocation, and an informal atmosphere to promote discussion. We hope that the participants in the workshop will be exposed to a broader perspective, and that this will help foster new research and interesting variants on current approaches. 
 
Papers describing relevant research and new concepts are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics: 
•       Generalized audio analysis 
•       Speech analysis 
•       Music analysis 
•       Audio classificationy 
•       Scene analysis 
•       Signal separation 
•       Speech recognition 
•       Multi-channel analysis 
 
In all cases, preference will be given to papers that clearly involve both perceptually-defined or perceptually-related problems, and statistical or machine-learning based solutions. 
Manuscripts must be between 4 and 6 pages long, in standard Interspeech double-column format. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. Papers must be received by 14 May 2010 (two weeks after the Interspeech deadline). The results of the paper review will be posted by 2 July 2010 (same as Interspeech). 
 
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DiSS-LPSS Joint Workshop 2010 
The 5th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech 
The 2nd International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech 
Tokyo, Japan, 25-26 September 2010 
http://cogsci.l.chiba-u.ac.jp/diss-lpss2010/ 
 
Call for Papers 
Call Deadline: 31 May 2010 
 
We are pleased to announce DiSS-LPSS Joint Workshop 2010, a satellite meeting of INTERSPEECH 2010, to be held in Tokyo, Japan, on September 25-26, 2010. DiSS-LPSS Joint Workshop 2010, a satellite meeting of INTERSPEECH 2010 will be held in Tokyo, Japan, on September 25-26, 2010. DiSS is a series of interdisciplinary workshops (Berkeley, 1999; Edinburgh, 2001; Goteborg, 2003; Aix-en-Provence, 2005), which have been addressing disfluency --- stalls, hesitations, and self-repairs --- in normal spontaneous speech from a wide range of disciplines, from automatic speech recognition to linguistic analysis and psycholinguistics. LPSS, another interdisciplinary workshop on spontaneous speech, took place in Taiwan in 2006, focusing on a broader range of phenomena in spontaneous speech including automatic speech recognition, prosody, spoken dialogues, and disfluency. Now, it is an opportunity for both organizations to meet. 
 
Workshop Topics 
We invite you to submit original papers in any related area, including but not limited to: 
•       Characteristics of disfluency in spontaneous speech 
•       Human production and perception of speech errors, repairs and hesitations 
•       Neurocognitive correlates of speech disfluency 
•       Comparison of normal disfluencies with those occurring in communication disorders 
•       Prosody in spontaneous speech 
•       Linguistic analyses on spontaneous speech 
•       Automatic speech recognition of spontaneous speech 
•       Understanding spontaneous speech in dialogue systems 
•       Corpora of spontaneous speech 
•       Automatic or manual annotation of spontaneous speech data 
•       Comparison of spontaneous speech and read speech 
 
Paper Submission 
We would welcome submission of 4-page papers by May 31, 2010, for review. All accepted papers will be published in CD-ROM proceedings. 
 
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Interspeech 2010 Special Session on Social Signals in Speech 
Makuhari, Japan, 26 - 30 September 2010 
http://www.cs.utwente.nl/~truongkp/is2010sssss.html 
 
Call for Papers 
Call Deadline: 30 April 2010 
 
The expressive functions of vocal behavior have been widely investigated and described in the literature. However, most of this research was limited to the investigation of affective states with the prototypical emotions such as anger, disgust, happiness, or the emotional dimensions of arousal and valence, receiving most of the focus. Other expressive dimensions, related to the signaling of social cues in interaction, have received far less attention. Among these expressive dimensions we consider signals of politeness or rudeness, familiarity, (dis-)agreement, rapport, dominance, etcetera, and also of social emotions including being angry at the interlocutor, love and liking, jealousy or flirting, etcetera. Unraveling the relation between vocal and social conversational phenomena is relevant for the understanding and automatic analysis of human social signals. As future applications, Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs) and spoken dialogue systems can be developed which will be able to behave more human-like and will be able to recognize and display social interactional behavior. This special session aims to create a better understanding of how vocal behavior can be used to signal social cues in interaction. We intend to discuss state-of-the-art research on the relation between vocal behavior and social interaction, and we aim to raise discussions about fundamental issues and future challenges in this emerging domain of Social Signal Processing (SSP). 
 
We invite researchers to contribute to this special session on Social Signals in Speech, a multidisciplinary subject that lies on the interface of speech science, linguistics, social science, signal processing and technology. Topics may include (but are not limited to): 
 
The (automatic) analysis of social interaction, such as 
* Group-interaction dynamics 
* (Dis)-agreement 
* Politeness 
* Social status 
* Dominance 
* Empathy 
* Rapport 
* Friendliness 
* Flirting 
* Likeability/attractiveness 
* (Social) attitude 
* Interactional synchrony 
* Alignment 
* Social mimicry 
* Engagement 
* Subjectivity 
* Speaker role 
 
in relation to vocal behavior, such as 
* Prosody 
* Non-lexical vocalizations (e.g., laughter, crying) 
* Backchannels 
* Floor interaction 
* Turn-taking patterns 
* Pauses and silences 
* Interruptions 
* Speech rhythm 
* Voice quality 
 
Submission procedure 
Papers (4 pages) for the Special Session on Social Signals in Speech will undergo the regular conference submission and review procedure. Please refer to the main conference website of Interspeech 2010 for full details: http://www.interspeech2010.org Upon submission, the Special Session on Social Signals in Speech will be available for selection. Presentation format will (most likely) be oral. 
 
Important dates 
* Paper submission deadline: 30 April 2010 
* Notification of acceptance/rejection: 2 July 2010 
* Conference dates: 26-30 September 2010 
 
Websites 
* Main conference Interspeech 2010: http://www.interspeech2010.org 
* Special Session on Social Signals in Speech: http://www.cs.utwente.nl/~truongkp/is2010sssss.html 
* Social Signal Processing: http://sspnet.eu/ 
* Human Media Interaction, University of Twente: http://hmi.ewi.utwente.nl/ 
 
Session organisers 
Khiet Truong and Dirk Heylen 
Human Media Interaction, University of Twente 
{k.p.truong, [log in to unmask] 
 
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International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (AVSP2010) 
Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan, 30 September - 3 October 2010 
http://www.avsp2010.org/ 
 
Call for Papers 
Call Deadline: 14 May 2010 
 
The 9th international conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (AVSP) will be held from September 30 to October 3, 2010, following the INTERSPEECH2010 conference which is one of the largest conferences of speech processing. The venue of the conference is in Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan, that is one of the most attractive place in Japan. 
 
The conference mainly focuses on audio-visual speech recognition, perception, human interaction, and communication. The other topics related to audio-visual speech processing are also welcome. Since auditory-visual speech production, perception and recognition by human and computer are interdisciplinary, AVSP conferences have attracted a lot of researchers in various fields, such as psychologists, computer engineers, scientists, linguists and phoneticians. The AVSP2010 conference will consist of not only regular presentations (both oral and poster) but also lectures by invited speakers. 
 
The AVSP2010 conference mainly focuses on the following topics, but not limited to: 
•       Machine recognition of audio-visual speech 
•       Human and machine models of multimodal integration 
•       Multimodal processing of spoken events 
•       Cross-linguistic studies of audio-visual speech processing 
•       Developmental studies of audio-visual speech processing 
•       Role of gestures accompanying speech 
•       Modeling, synthesis and recognition of facial gestures 
•       Audio-visual speech synthesis 
•       Audio-visual prosody 
•       Neurophysiology and neuropsychology of audition and vision 
•       Scene analysis using audio and visual information 
•       Gesture and expression animation 
 
Paper Submission 
Paper submission site will be open in April 2010. Prospective AVSP2010 authors are invited to submit 4-6 page paper written in English. Papers also should be formatted in the INTERSPEECH2010 style which is provided on the conference web site (http://www.interspeech2010.org/). The first paper submission deadline is May 14, 2010. All papers will be peer-reviewed, and accepted papers are strongly encouraged to be revised according to reviews’ comments for camera-ready papers by July 20, 2010. 
 
Important Dates 
Paper submission deadline May 14, 2010 
Notification of acceptance June 30, 2010 
Early registration deadline July 9, 2010 
Camera-ready paper due July 20, 2010 
Conference dates September 30 - October 3, 2010 
 
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VIth International Conference on Phonetics Today 
Moscow, Russia, 8-10 October 2010 
http://phonetics.rli.ru/en 
 
Call for Papers 
Call Deadline: 1 May 2010 
 
The VI International conference Phonetics Today hosted by the Russian Language Institute (Russian Academy of Sciences) will be held on October 8-10, 2010 in Moscow. We invite papers in all areas of Russian phonetics and phonology including, but not exclusively: 
- Articulatory phonetics 
- Acoustic and auditory phonetics 
- Methods and techniques in instrumental phonetics 
- Phonology of Russian 
- Word and sentence prosody 
- Synchronic variation and orthoepy 
- Dialectology 
- Historical phonetics and phonology 
- Russian in contact with other languages 
- Methods of fieldwork 
 
All talks will be for 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion. 
 
Paper submission 
To submit a paper, please send your abstract of no more than 500 words (excluding examples and references) either by email to <phoneticstoday {AT} yandex.ru> or by post (one hard copy and a soft copy on any media) to: Department of Phonetics, Russian Language Institute, Moscow 119019, Russia 
 
Panel submission 
There will be several slots to accommodate panel proposals. Panels will include three speakers with one speaker serving as a moderator. 
To submit a panel proposal, please send us the panel title, the name of the moderator and three abstracts as described above. Please note that we have a limited number of slots for panel proposals, and earlier submissions will have an advantage. 
 
Student Session 
Traditionally there are student sessions at the conference and graduate students are encouraged to submit their proposals. 
 
File format: RTF or PDF (the latter is advisable if include any graphics in your abstract) 
 
File name: [your_surname].rtf or [your_surname].pdf, e.g, jones.rtf 
 
Text: Times 12-point, 1.5-spaced. For phonetic symbols unavailable in Times, please use Doulos SIL or Charis SIL (downloadable from http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts). 
 
Conference website: http://phonetics.rli.ru/en 
 
Authors are asked to submit their abstracts by May 1, 2010. Please include your name, address, affiliation, and e-mail or any other contact information. We will notify you of your acceptance status by June 15, 2010. 
 
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Phonetic Universals 
Leipzig, Germany, 29-30 October 2010 
http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/10-PhoneticUniversals/index.html 
 
Call for Papers 
Call Deadline: 15 May 2010 
 
Recent research within linguistics as well as from different fields ranging from cognitive neurosciences to physics to physiology and mathematical modeling have widened our understanding of the universals of human language, and in particular the universal properties of the sound patterns of languages. Historically, it has been recognized that the research on universals of sound patterns has a special place in the attempt to arrive at empirically valid generalizations across languages (Greenberg, 1978). While this is widely accepted, it is not always the case that there is agreement on fundamental questions such as where do universals of sound patterns come from, what would be their ultimate explanation, and what are the best approaches to further studying them?' 
 
Traditionally, language universals have been explained either as the result of an innate language faculty or by the communicative function of language (in which external factors such as cognitive or anatomical limitations, for instance, might play a critical role.) Nevertheless, it is not always clear whether the attested commonalities across languages should be attributed categorically to either explanation. We would rather sidestep the issue of whether one explanation has superiority over the other. Undoubtedly, both approaches are well grounded and have made complementary and solid contributions to the ultimate goal of accounting for language universals. We believe that a shift in the question would be beneficial. We could follow the lead from evolutionary anthropology or evolutionary biology and ask how and when the two sources of explanation for language universals interact. At any rate, we firmly believe that a more comprehensive and fruitful research program will emerge from the empirical study of individual languages and the comparison of their properties. Only this approach guarantees that the proposed formal universals-and the theoretical basis underlying them- would represent and conform to the actual traits found in the set of known human languages. 
 
With this interdisciplinary perspective to the notion of language universals we hope that the conference will allow us to make progress by bringing together scholars from different subfields of linguistics as well as other disciplines who are concerned with the homo sapiens' language sound structures to present new insights into the nature of phonetic universals. 
 
If you are interested in participating in the Conference on Phonetics Universals, please send a title and a short (one page) abstract to [log in to unmask] After the abstract is submitted there will be a selection of papers accepted. 
 
We invite papers from linguists, as well as from scholars from related disciplines, who are concerned with universals of human language and phonetic universals, in particular. 
 
Invited Speakers: 
Ian Maddieson (UC Berkeley/U New Mexico) 
David Poeppel (New York University) 
Christine Shadle (Haskins Laboratories) 
John Kingston (University of Massachusetts) 
Pascal Perrier (GIPSA Lab, CNRS) 
 
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Frontiers of Prosody (FoP) 
Leiden, The Netherlands, 19-20 November 2010 
http://www.hum2.leidenuniv.nl/prosody-frontiers 
 
Call for Papers 
Call Deadline: 15 August 2010 
 
The aim of this workshop is to bring together research on prosodic variation and the role of prosody in speech processing, as well as to encourage cross-fertilization of ideas in research on prosody. 
 
We welcome the submission of work which uses behavioral and neuroimaging methods to address the role of prosodic information in production and comprehension, including individual variation and effects that can be attributed to typologically different prosodic systems. 
 
Important Dates 
Deadline for abstract submission: August 15, 2010 
Notification of acceptance: October 1, 2010 
Workshop: November 19-20, 2010 
 
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SST2010: Thirteenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology 
Melbourne, Australia, 14-16 December 2010 
http://www.assta.org/sst/2010/ 
 
Second Call for Papers 
Call Deadline: 18 June 2010 
 
ASSTA and La Trobe University are pleased to announce the Thirteenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST2010). The conference will be held at the La Trobe University City Campus, Melbourne. 
 
*Paper submission guidelines and templates are now available from http://www.assta.org/sst/2010/ 
 
Conference Themes 
Submissions are invited for oral presentations. Submissions should describe original contributions to spoken language, speech science and/or technology that will be of interest to an audience including scientists, engineers, linguists, psychologists, speech and language therapists, audiologists and other professionals. 
 
Submissions are invited in all areas of speech science and technology, but particularly in the following areas: 
•       Speech production 
•       Acoustic phonetics 
•       Acoustics of accent change 
•       Phonetics and phonology of  Australasian languages 
•       Phonetics and Phonology of Australian and New Zealand English (PANZE) 
•       Speech prosody, emotional speech, voice 
•       Music and speech processing 
•       Applications of speech science and technology 
•       Speech processing for forensic applications 
•       Speech recognition and understanding 
•       Speaker recognition and classification 
•       Speech enhancement and noise cancellation 
•       Pedagogical technologies for speech and singing 
•       Corpus management and speech tools 
•       Contributions of speech science and technology to audiology and speech language therapy 
 
Professor  D.R. Ladd            Linguistics and English Language, University of Edinburgh 
Professor Hugh McDermott        Bionic Ear Institute and University of Melbourne 
 
Key dates: 
Paper submissions due           Friday 18 June 2010 
Notification of acceptance      Friday 27 August 2010 
Early-bird registration due     Friday 1 October 2010 
 
 
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  POSITIONS VACANT / STUDENTSHIPS 
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Lecturer in Phonology 
Department of Linguistics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 
http://ling.rutgers.edu/ 
 
Application Deadline: 5 April 2010 
 
The Department of Linguistics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus has a one-year position for academic year 2010-11. 
 
Applicants must have a Ph.D. by August 2010, with a specialization in Phonology. 
 
Duties will include four courses (3 undergraduate and 1 graduate) and participation in the supervision of graduate students doing research for their qualifying papers. The salary will be $45,000. Applications should be received by April 5, 2010. 
 
Candidates are requested to submit a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and samples of research. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent 
from individuals who are familiar with their work. 
 
Electronic submission of all application materials is strongly recommended. Materials should be submitted to the following email address with the subject heading “Phonology Search”: <lingdept {AT} rci.rutgers.edu>. If electronic submission is not possible, materials may be sent to the address below: 
Phonology Search Committee 
Department of Linguistics 
Rutgers University 
18 Seminary Place 
New Brunswick   NJ  08901-1184 
USA 
 
Rutgers University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. 
 
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Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in Speech and Language Therapy 
Department of Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading 
http://www.reading.ac.uk/cls/ 
 
Application deadline: 8 April 2010 
 
Start date: 1 September 2010 or as soon as possible after 
Closing date: 8 April 2010 
Interview date: 26/04/10 (to be confirmed) 
Reference number: LE10002 
Post type: full-time, permanent 
Pay grade: Grade 7 
Payscale: £33,600 to £45,155 per annum 
 
We are seeking a full-time member of staff to join our dynamic, research 
active, and highly regarded team of academic and clinical staff in this new 
post. 
 
You will be committed to high quality, innovative academic and clinical 
teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will have research 
experience and be committed to high quality research. A clinical 
qualification in Speech and Language Therapy is essential. 
 
Informal contact details 
Contact role: Director of Research in Clinical Language Sciences 
Contact name: Dr. Theo Marinis 
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 7465 
Contact email: [log in to unmask] 
 
Alternative informal contact details 
Contact role: Head of Clinical Language Sciences 
Contact name: Professor Susan Edwards 
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 8142 
Contact email: [log in to unmask] 
 
Formal contact details: 
Further information and application forms are available at 
www.reading.ac.uk/Jobs 
or telephone 0118 378 6771 (voicemail) 
 
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Head of Department 
Department of Language and Linguistic Science, The University of York 
York, United Kingdom 
http://www.york.ac.uk 
 
Application Deadline: 12 April 2010 
 
Description: 
Housed within a world class University, the Department of Language and Linguistic Science is one of the leading centres in the UK for teaching languages and linguistics and research in theoretical and empirical linguistics. We were ranked 2nd in the UK for linguistic research in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise and two-thirds of our research was judged to be world-leading/internationally excellent. 
 
Recent staff appointments, new postgraduate and undergraduate programmes, and brand new purpose-built accommodation with new research and teaching laboratories have kept our department at the forefront of current work in language and linguistics. This is an exciting time to be joining the department and we look forward to continuing our dynamic growth in the coming years. 
 
The role: 
- Lead, manage and review all aspects of the department's strategic direction, resource allocation and staff management. 
- Promote cooperative working relationships within the department and across the University. Reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor, contribute to the development and review of the University's Corporate Plan. 
- Provide overall academic leadership of the department; ensuring the highest possible quality of teaching and research to maintain and improve the reputation of the department at a national/international level. 
 
The candidate: 
- Experience in a leadership and management role in Higher Education; 
- Excellent track record in undertaking high-quality research, publishing in leading international journals, attracting and supervising research students and raising external grant funding; 
- Highly developed inter-personal and communication skills with a proven ability to engage effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. 
 
Attractive Salary 
 
A briefing document can be downloaded at http://www.odgers.com/31242 or requested by email. Please apply online or send your CV and application letter to <31242 {AT} odgersberndtson.co.uk> quoting reference number FKO/31242. 
 
Application Deadline: 12 April 2010 
 
Web Address for Applications: http://www.odgers.com/31242 
 
Contact Information: 
Odgers Berndtson 
Email: <31242 {AT} odgersberndtson.co.uk> 
 
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Phonetics Lecturer 
Department of Language and Communication Science, School of Community and Health Sciences 
City University London, UK 
 
Part-time: 21 hours per week 
£33k - £38k per annum (pro rata) 
 
Application Deadline: 12 April 2010 
 
We need a part time Phonetics Lecturer (.6) to teach our under- and postgraduate students.  The Department educates more future speech and language therapists than any other University in the UK.  We also run two taught Masters programmes and support PhD students.  We have a thriving research culture with projects investigating a range of speech, language and swallowing phenomena. 
 
The post holder will teach phonetics and phonology to students on our speech and language therapy courses, set and mark assessments and develop learning materials.  They will also contribute to teaching on our masters programmes and supervise research students.  There will be opportunities to pursue research into aspects of phonetics, including acoustics, articulation, perception, and aspects relating to speech and language therapy. 
 
The successful candidate will have experience in teaching (articulatory) phonetics to University students, and in student supervision.  They will have in depth knowledge of phonetics and its applications to clinical practice. They will have experience of carrying out phonetics research, at least to masters level. 
 
In return, we offer a comprehensive package of in-house staff training and development, and benefits that include a final salary pension scheme. 
 
Actively working to promote equal opportunities and diversity. 
 
For more information and to apply, visit: www.city.ac.uk/hr/jobs. 
 
Closing date:  12 April 2010 
Interviews will be held on 19 April 2010. 
The University for business and the professions 
 
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Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Community Health Services 
Children’s Directorate 
 
Speech And Language Therapy Research Project: 
Visual feedback techniques in the clinical assessment and treatment of speech disorders in hearing impaired children: A pilot randomised controlled trial. 
 
RESEARCHER - Band 6 (Subject to Matching) 
£24,831- £33,436 pa pro rata (Pay Award Pending) 
Ref: 741-10-0335 
Glenthorne House, Three Milestone Industrial Estate, Truro 
Fixed term contract for 2 year period of the trial. (This is inclusive of a 6 month probationary period) 
 
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Community Health Services have successfully secured a major research grant to undertake a 2.5 year trial investigating the use of Visual feedback techniques in the clinical assessment and treatment of speech disorders in hearing impaired children.  We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher with some research experience and excellent IT skills to join this small specialist team from April 2010. The role involves working alongside the Chief Investigator undertaking specialist speech assessment and instrumental measurements. Full training in Electropalatography (EPG) as a research tool will be provided. 
 
As this post involves contact with children and their families some experience of working with children with a hearing impairment or communication difficulties would be desirable. 
 
We have structured appraisal and supervision systems, regular staff and team meetings. 
 A car driver is essential for this role as the participants are drawn from the whole of Cornwall. 
 
This is a part time post working 18.5 hours per week. 
 
For further information please contact Dr Lucy Ellis, Chief Investigator, Glenthorne House, Threemilestone, Truro (01736 785787 or 07901 834149) or Sue Newman (Head of Children’s Speech and Language Therapy) 01208 256290 
 
To access the job pack and apply on-line for any job, go to www.jobs.nhs.uk and enter the appropriate reference number. For those unable to access the Internet, you can order a job pack by ringing 01726 627878. 
 
Benefits include optional pension and life assurance. 
 
Closing date for completed applications: 12th April 2010. 
 
WORKING TOWARDS EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES 
 
Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Community Health Services is a non-smoking organisation. Smoking will not be permitted on any of the sites. 
 
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Lecturer in Phonetics 
Linguistics and English Language, University of Edinburgh 
http://ling.ed.ac.uk 
 
Application Deadline: 16 April 2010 
 
Permanent, full-time Lecturer in Phonetics, within the Linguistics & English Language subject area of the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences (PPLS). 
 
Candidate must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in phonetics or a very closely related academic area; experience of teaching in these areas at university level; relevant quantitative skills; and an ambitious developing scientific research programme in an area that has potential for attracting external funding and relates to phonetics and the study of human speech. Our intention is to hire someone with a research specialisation in some area of phonetics with clear links to other areas of linguistics. An interest in phonological theory would be a strong advantage. 
 
The University of Edinburgh has the largest concentration of language specialists in the UK, and one of the strongest interdisciplinary communities for the study of language anywhere in the world. Linguistics and English Language has more than 20 full-time teaching staff and a significant number of research staff, postdoctoral fellows, and so on. Within the same school are several psycholinguists, and in the adjacent building the School of Informatics has a significant number of computational linguists, speech scientists, and so on. The Centre for Speech Technology Research is jointly operated by Informatics and PPLS. 
 
This position represents an opportunity for an ambitious teacher and researcher in the area of phonetics and phonology to have a permanent position in a dynamic and supportive community where there are already established phonetic experimentation facilities, equipment, and laboratory space that are among the finest in Europe. The plan is for this position to be filled as from January 2011, but negotiation is possible on this point. Note that the closing date is relatively soon (April 16th). For further information correspond with the Head of Linguistics and English Language, Professor Geoffrey K. Pullum (gpullum {AT} ling.ed.ac.uk). See also http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AAU146/lecturer-in-phonetics/ for details. 
 
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Lectuer in Linguistics (Sociolinguistics, Variation in Sound Systems) 
Queen Mary, University of London 
http://www.sllf.qmul.ac.uk/linguistics/ 
 
Application Deadline: 16 April 2010 
 
As part of Queen Mary, University of London’s strategic investment in Humanities and Social Sciences, the School intends to appoint a Lecturer in Linguistics. The post is intended to strengthen our research focus in sociolinguistics, especially as it relates to variation in sound systems. The successful candidate will be expected to convene and teach undergraduate courses on the English Language and Linguistics degree programme in the School, particularly in introductory phonetics, introductory phonology, and language variation and change, and to contribute to postgraduate teaching. The post holder will also be expected to contribute to the life of the School in a more general way, by undertaking appropriate administrative duties. We expect that the appointee will be engaged in producing and publishing high-level research and should have, at least in press, high quality publications. 
 
The post is full time and permanent starting from September 2010. Starting salary will be in the range £37332 - £42817 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, final salary pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan. 
 
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme. 
 
Further details about the School can be found at http://www.sllf.qmul.ac.uk 
 
Further details about the post, and an application form can be found at: http://www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies 
 
Completed application forms, quoting 10119/CE, should be returned in hard copy, together with a cover letter and eight copies of your CV, to the address below. The closing date for applications is 4 pm on Friday 16 April 2010. Interviews are expected to be held during May 2010. 
 
Recruitment Administrator 
School of Languages, Linguistics and Film 
Queen Mary, University of London 
Mile End Road 
London E1 4NS 
United Kingdom 
 
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In der Fachrichtung 4.7 Allgemeine Linguistik der Universität des Saarlandes ist zum Wintersemester 2010/11 eine Professur (W3) für Phonetik und Phonologie zu besetzen. 
 
Die Stelleninhaberin/der Stelleninhaber soll fundierte Kenntnisse in den Bereichen Sprachproduktion, -perzeption und -akustik nachweisen können. Sie/Er soll mit experimenteller Methodik und Computermodellierung im Bereich gesprochener Sprache vertraut sein. Die aktuellen Forschungsschwerpunkte des Lehrstuhls sind einzelsprachliche und sprachvergleichende prosodische Analysen, Phonetik in der Sprachtechnologie sowie klinisch ausgerichtete Phonetik. Erwartet wird die aktive Beteiligung am Informatikschwerpunkt der Universität, insbesondere die Mitarbeit im Exzellenzcluster "Multimodal Computing and Interaction". Von der Bewerberin/dem Bewerber wird die Mitarbeit in bestehenden Bachelor- und Masterstudiengängen der Fachrichtung und der weiteren Fakultät erwartet, ebenso die Beteiligung an der Weiterentwicklung der Studienprogramme. Sie /Er wird den Bereich Phonetik und Phonologie im BSc Computerlinguistik, in den BA-Studiengängen der Fakultät 4, Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften sowie im MSc-Studiengang Language Science and Technology vertreten. Darüber hinaus werden Erfahrung bei der Drittmitteleinwerbung sowie die Bereitschaft zur Beteiligung an fachübergreifenden Forschungsinitiativen erwartet. 
 
Einstellungsvoraussetzungen sind ein abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium, besondere Befähigung zu wissenschaftlicher Arbeit sowie Habilitation oder gleichwertige Qualifikation. 
 
Bitte legen Sie Ihrer Bewerbung u. a. Kopien der Urkunden, Liste der Veröffentlichungen, Angaben über den wissenschaftlichen Werdegang und  bisherige Lehrtätigkeit bei. Senden Sie Ihre Bewerbung bitte unter  Angabe der privaten Anschrift (Telefon und E-Mail) mit der Kennziffer W234 bis zum 22.04.2010 an: 
 
Universität des Saarlandes 
Philosophische Fakultät II 
Dekanat 
Geb. B 3.1 
66123 Saarbrücken 
 
Die Universität des Saarlandes strebt nach Maßgabe des Frauenförderplans eine Erhöhung des Anteils von Frauen in diesem Aufgabenbereich an. Sie fordert daher Frauen nachdrücklich auf, sich zu bewerben. 
 
Bewerbungen von Schwerbehinderten werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt  berücksichtigt. 
 
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Faculty positions in Phonetic Science and Speech Technology 
Nanjing Normal University, China 
 
Application Deadline: Open until filled 
 
The Department of Linguistic Science and Technology at Nanjing Normal University, China, invites applications for two positions at Associate Professor or Lecturer level in the area of Phonetic Sciences and Speech Technologies. 
 
Nanjing Normal University (NNU) is situated in Nanjing, a city in China not only famous for its great history and culture but also pride for excellence in education and academy. With Chinese-style buildings and garden-like environment, the NNU campus is often entitled as the "Most Beautiful Campus in the Orient." 
 
NNU is among the top 5 universities of China in the area of Linguistics. Placing a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research the Department of Linguistic Science and Technology at NNU is unique in that it bridges the studies of theoretical and applied linguistics, cognitive sciences, and information technologies. A new laboratory has recently been established in phonetic sciences and speech technologies, to stimulate a closer collaboration between linguists, phoneticians, psychologists, and computer/engineering scientists. The laboratory is very well equipped, possessing sound-proof recording studio, professional audio facilities, physiological instruments (e.g., EGG, EMG, EPG, airflow and pressure module, and nasality sensor), EEG for ERP studies, and Linux/Windows workstations. 
 
We welcome interested colleagues to join us. The research can cover any related areas in phonetic sciences and speech technologies, including but not limited to speech production, speech perception, experimental phonology, prosody modeling, speech synthesis, automatic speech recognition and understanding, spoken language acquisition, and computer-aided language learning. Outstanding research support will be offered. The position level will be determined based on qualifications and experience. 
 
Requirements: 
* A PhD degree in related disciplines (e.g., linguistics, psychology, physics, applied mathematics, computer sciences, and electronic engineering) is preferred, but a MS degree with a distinguished experience in R&D of speech technologies at world-class institutes/companies is also acceptable 
* 3+ years' experience and strong publication/patent record in phonetic sciences or speech technologies 
* Good oral and written communication skills in both Chinese and English 
* Good programming skills 
* Team work spirit in a multidisciplinary group 
* Candidates working in any related topics are encouraged to apply, but those who have backgrounds and research interests in both phonetic/linguistic sciences and speech technologies will be considered with preference 
 
Interested candidates should submit a current CV, a detailed list of publication, the copies of the best two or three publications, and the contact information of at least two references. The application and any further enquiry about the positions should be sent to Prof. Wentao GU by email (preferred) or regular mail to the following address: 
 
Prof. Wentao GU 
Dept of Linguistic Science and Technology 
Nanjing Normal University 
122 Ning Hai Road, Nanjing 
Jiangsu 210097, China 
Phone:  +86-189-3687-2840 
Email:  wentaogu {AT} gmail.com   wtgu {AT} njnu.edu.cn 
 
The positions will keep open until they are filled. 
 
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Research Assistantships 
Annotation of Casual Speech Corpora (Czech, Dutch, several varieties of English) 
Trondheim, Norway; York, UK; Nijmegen, Netherlands 
 
Application Deadline: Open until filled 
 
Several research assistantships are available within the Marie Curie Research Training Network Sound to Sense (S2S) (www.sound2sense.eu). S2S involves collaborative, interdisciplinary speech research amongst 14 universities in 11 European countries. The location and duration of each post may be somewhat flexible; for more information contact Naomi Hilton (address below). Due to EU mobility requirements, you cannot be appointed to a country where you have lived for 12 of the last 36 months, or the country of your nationality (if you have lived there in the last five years). 
 
Work 
 
Each research assistant will annotate several corpora of spontaneous speech, some of it conversational, specializing in his or her own language. The annotations needed differ slightly between the three languages. 
--For Czech: syntactic constituent analysis, clauses & relations, semantic theme/rheme. 
--For Dutch: checking automatically-labeled part of speech and lemmas, and minimal prosodic annotation. 
--For English: (a) three native British English corpora needing, between them, part of speech, clauses & relations, semantic theme/rheme, pitch accent and boundary tone location, syntactic analysis, orthographic transcription of words, pauses, overlaps. (b) Norwegian- and Czech-accented English will be transcribed as for the Czech corpus, together with manual checking of automatically labeled part of speech and lemmas. Other corpora of native and foreign-accented English are also available to be transcribed. 
 
Training will be provided in annotating spontaneous speech and other relevant skills. As a member of S2S you may travel to other S2S sites, will work with other S2S Fellows, and attend network-wide activities. 
 
Qualifications & salary 
 
You should speak and write with native or near-native ability the language(s) to be transcribed. You should have obtained a Masters degree in linguistics, phonetics, or another appropriate area, no more than 48 months from the day you are appointed to the post, or else have equivalent research experience. If you already have a PhD you are not eligible to apply. 
 
The generous salary and employment terms are those the EC offers an Early Stage Researcher. The exact amount varies according to country. It includes a generous travel allowance for network workshops and conferences etc, and a mobility allowance (e.g. for language lessons). 
 
Location and duration 
 
The posts are all full-time and are expected to be based at the following S2S sites: 
--Czech - 4 months, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway 
--Dutch - 3 months, York University, UK 
--English - 11 months total (possibly more than one person) Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands 
There may be some flexibility in country of work depending on applicants' nationality, and in duration of appointments. 
 
Deadline for application: The posts are available now and will remain open until filled. 
 
How to apply 
 
Your formal application should comprise a curriculum vitae which includes your nationality and countries of residence; two letters of reference; and a covering letter indicating which post you are applying for and why you are interested in it. Please send these to Naomi Hilton at <soundsen {AT} hermes.cam.ac.uk>. Informal enquiries can also be directed to Naomi Hilton at the same address. 
 
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Postdoc/ PhD positions in Phonological Development 
Linguistics/Centre for Language Science (CLaS), Macquarie University 
http://www.ling.mq.edu.au/clas/ 
 
Application Deadline: Open until filled 
 
Several positions at various levels (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, PhD students) are available at Macquarie University to pursue research on issues of phonological and morphological development in various populations as part of the new Phonological Development Project at The Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS). Positions are available beginning August 1, 2010 and will remain open until filled. 
 
The project addresses issues regarding how and when phonological and morphological representations develop, and how this is realized in speech perception, planning and production. It uses a wide variety of data and research methods (corpus analysis, language production experiments, acoustic analysis, ultrasound, MEG, computational modeling). We are particularly interested in experimentalists with a solid background in statistics and acoustic phonetics, including knowledge of spectral analysis. Experience with ultrasound, MEG, and/or running experiments with young children is also welcomed. 
 
Macquarie University continues its long tradition in the speech sciences by bringing together researchers concerned with all aspects of speech perception and production. This is enhanced by excellent facilities for conducting linguistic research on a range of typical and language-impaired child and adult populations, as well as the only child-sized MEG machine in the world. All will be brought under one roof with the opening of the new Hearing Hub, which will house researchers and clinicians from Linguistics, Cognitive Science, the National Acoustics Laboratory, Cochlear and others. 
 
Postdoctoral Package: From $79,843 pa, including (Level A, Step 6) base salary $67,468 to $72,372 pa, annual leave loading and 17% employer’s superannuation. 
 
Those interested should contact Katherine Demuth at <katherine.demuth {AT} ling.mq.edu.au>. 
 
Application address: 
Katherine Demuth, Professor 
Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS) 
Department of Linguistics 
Macquarie University, NSW 2109 
Sydney 
Australia 
 
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PhD position 
Marie Curie Initial Training Network Language, Cognition, and Gender 
Department of Psychology, NTNU, Trondheim Norway 
 
Application Deadline: Open until filled 
 
The Marie Curie Initial Training Network on Language, Cognition, and Gender (ITN LCG) is studying the interplay of language, cognition, and gender, from cross-language and cross-cultural perspective. The ITN LCG is funded by the European Commission, and includes 15 Doctoral and 3 Postdoctoral projects at universities around Europe. 
 
The PhD project will study the development of auditory and visual sensory (AV) cues for gender and their influence in speech perception. The research builds on demonstrated developmental patterns in the use of AV cues, and research showing that a speaker´s gender influences infant and adult perception of auditory and visual cues used in speech perception. The project has two core aims: To evaluate the extent to which male and female AV speech attributes influence speech perception and document their pattern of development. Children and adults will be tested with AV speech materials. The project will involve developing relevant audiovisual test materials as well as behavioral and EEG test procedures suitable for children and adults. The study may also evaluate training using AV speech materials. Prior experience with EEG methods and analyses will be essential for the study. Experience testing children and adults, alternatively, a demonstrated strength with experimental methods, will be important. A background with eye-tracking and developing audiovisual materials will be considered a advantage. The project will contribute to identifying the sensory and perceptual foundation for gender cues in speech perception and language use. 
 
Starting Date: As soon as possible, May 2010 at the latest. 
 
The network is strongly based on exchange and will provide its fellows with network-wide training activities (4 workshops, 3 summer schools, 1 scientific symposium) and training in collaborative contexts (working visits and secondments). 
 
Candidates can be nationals of any country other than Norway. Candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in Norway for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Candidates must be in the first five years (or full-time equivalent) of their careers in research 
 
How to apply 
Applications (in English) should be sent to Dawn Behne <dawn.behne {AT} svt.ntnu.no> and include: 
· a letter of motivation detailing experience, competencies and interests related to the project 
· a curriculum vitae (including documentation of courses, degree certificates, and  grades) 
· two letters of recommendation 
 
Applications will be evaluated as they arrive. 
 
Further information can be obtained from the network website <http://www.itn-lcg.eu>. Questions about the project can be addressed directly to Dawn Behne at the email above. 
 
Dawn Behne 
Associate Professor 
Cognitive and Biological Psychology 
Psychology Department 
Norwegian University of Science and Technology 
NO7491 Trondheim 
Norway 
 
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Native Korean-speaking linguist in speech synthesis 
Acapela Group, Mons, Belgium 
http://www.acapela-group.com/ 
 
Acapela Group is a company based in Mons (Belgium) working in the field of speech synthesis. We are currently looking for a native Korean-speaking linguist. 
 
Job description: 
Candidate will collaborate with Acapela's speech engineering team, and provide linguistic knowledge for developing a Korean speech synthesis system. 
Linguistic expertise includes: 
- advising on phoneme set 
- correction of lexicon 
- rules for the pronunciation of times, dates, currencies etc. 
- voice talent supervision during recording sessions 
- correction of automatic segmentation of recordings. 
 
Duration: 8 months, from September 2010 to April 2011. 
 
Required profile: Linguist or similar educational background, with good knowledge in phonetics, native speaker of Korean. Programming skills or knowledge of regular expressions are an asset, but are not necessary. 
 
The work will be done in our office premises. The candidates must be willing to relocate to Mons for the time of the contract. 
 
Please send your CV or further questions to Vincent Pagel 
Tel 0032 (0)65 37 43 04 
Email: vincent.pagel {AT} acapela-group.be 
 
For more information about our company, please, visit our website at http://www.acapela-group.com/ 
 
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Please send contributions for the May issue of foNETiks by 26 April 2010. 
 
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Dr Lisa Lim 
Coordinator, Language and Communication Programme 
School of English, University of Hong Kong 
tel. +852-28592871, [log in to unmask], http://www.hku.hk/english/staff/lisalim.htm 

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