A newsletter for
The International Phonetic Association
and for the Phonetic Sciences
Linda Shockey, BBC Pronunciation Unit and University of Reading, UK.
Gerry Docherty, Newcastle University, UK.
Shira Katseff, University of Canterbury, NZ.
Lisa Lim, The University of Hong Kong.
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12-14 September 2011. The Prosody-Discourse Interface, Salford, Manchester, UK. http://www.famss.salford.ac.uk/page/pdi_conference (09/10)
16-17 September 2011. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Ames, Iowa, USA http://pslltconference.com (06/11)
## 23 September 2011. Workshop on Tone and Intonation, Nijmegen, Netherlands. [Further details below] (09/11)
23-25 September 2011. Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody 2 (ETAP-2). Montreal, Canada. http://prosodylab.org/etap/ (04/11)
25-30 September 2011. Software Tools & Methods for Advanced Research in Phonetics (Stelaris). S. Marco di Castellabate, Italy. http://www.aisv.it/summerschools/ (07/11)
28-30 September 2011. 22nd German Conference on Speech Signal Processing ESSV2011. Aachen, Germany. http://www.essv2011.rwth-aachen.de/ (03/11)
28-30 September 2011. New Trends on Experimental Psycholinguistics. Madrid, Spain. http://www.linguistic-institute.info/experimental.htm (07/11)
7-8 October 2011. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT): The Confluence of Social Factors and Pronunciation: Accent, Identity, Irritation and Discrimination. Iowa State
University, Ames, IA, USA. http://pslltconference.com (12/10)
03-04 November 2011. Interfaces in Linguistic Research. Manchester, UK. http://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/staff/elke.philburn/PLC%202011.htm (07/11)
17-18 November 2011. La Perception des Accents du Français hors de France. Avignon, France. ] (03/11)
25-26 November 2011. International Seminar on Prosodic Interfaces 2011 (ISPI-11). New Delhi, India. http://www.jnu.ac.in/ispi11/ (04/11)
## 2 - 3 December 2011. `r-atics-3: Workshop on the phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics and typology of rhotics. Language Study Unit, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.
10-14 December 2011. NINJAL international conference on phonetics and phonology (ICPP 2011). Kyoto, Japan. http://www.ninjal.ac.jp/phonology/InternationalConference/icpp/home/ (07/11)
15 - 17 December 2011. Accents 2011, Lodz, Poland. http://filolog.uni.lodz.pl/accents2011 (05/11)
1-2 March 2012. The Phonology of Contemporary English: Variation and Change (PAC 2012). Toulouse, France. http://w3.pac.univ-tlse2.fr (07/11).
18-21 January 2012. 9th Old World Conference in Phonology (OCP9). Berlin, Germany. http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/workshop_ocp9.html (03/11)
22-24 April 2012. 2nd International Phonetics & Phonology Conference Shanghai. Shanghai, China. (07/11)
2-4 May 2012. 2nd Workshop on Sound Change, Kloster Seeon, Bavaria, Germany. http://www.phonetik.uni-muenchen.de/institut/veranstaltungen/soundchange/
2 July 2012. Teaching and Learning Pronunciation: Local and global perspectives on research and practice. Cairns, Australia. http://www.astmanagement.com.au/acta12/index.html (12/10)
15-17 August 2012. Nordic Prosody XI. Tartu, Estonia. http://www.nordicprosody.ut.ee/ (07/11)
Workshop on the phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics and typology of rhotics
2-3 December 2011
Language Study Unit
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Call for Papers
The Language Study Unit of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is pleased to
announce that 'r-atics-3, the third international workshop on the phonetics,
phonology, sociolinguistics and typology of rhotics, will be held in Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)
on the 2nd and the 3rd of December, 2011. We are looking forward to continuing the
tradition established at previous 'r-atics meetings in Nijmegen and Brussels of
providing a congenial forum for presentation and discussion of current research on
rhotics: Studies addressing this topic often have similar goals and produce mutually
informing results, but they are usually presented in distinct contexts, creating a
barrier to their integration. Our aim is to ensure a highly focused event, with maximal
interaction between the participants.
Didier Demolin, Université Stendhal Grenoble
Phil Hoole, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Hans Van de Velde, Universiteit Utrecht
Roeland van Hout, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
We welcome original papers and posters on research on rhotics. Topics of interest
for 'r-atics-3 include, but are not restricted to the following:
- the phonetic diversity of rhotics;
- the possible phonological unity of rhotics;
- the sociophonetic variation of rhotics;
- the diachronic evolution of rhotics;
- rhotics in the languages of the world;
- rhotics in first and second language acquisition;
- rhotics and clinical phonetics.
Abstracts should not exceed 500 words (exclusive of references) and should clearly
state research questions, approach, method and (expected) results. The abstract
should not mention the presenter(s) nor their affiliation or address. The name of
the presenter(s) should be inserted in the body of the email, along with their
affiliation and e-mail address. Submitters must specify if they want their abstract to be considered for a paper; a poster; a paper or poster.
Please send your abstract as an attachment (.pdf file) to [log in to unmask]
Deadline for abstract submission is September 10, 2011.
Contact: Lorenzo Spreafico, Alessandro Vietti
Meeting URL: www.unibz.it/ratics3
Meeting email: [log in to unmask]
Workshop on Tone and Intonation
23 Sep 2011
International workshop on 'Tone and Intonation' in honor of Prof. Dr. Carlos Gussenhoven
Larry Hyman (Berkeley University)
'Tonal density and tonal typology'
Haruo Kubozono (National Institute for Japanese Language andLinguistics)
'Varieties of Pitch Accent Systems in Japanese'
Aditi Lahiri (Oxford University)
'Pertinacity of Scandinavian Accent vs. Stød'
Marc Swerts (Tilburg University)
'Pitch Accents from a Speaker and Listener Perspective'
Bob Ladd (University of Edinburgh)
'Individual Differences in Pitch Perception: Implications for Language'
Valedictory lecture by Carlos Gussenhoven (Radboud University Nijmegen)
'Of Migrant men, Shifting Sounds and Stagnant Waters'
Attendance is free for all; however, you are kindly requested to register by sending
a mail to p.fikkertlet.ru.nl before September 20, 2011.
University of Konstanz
Department of Linguistics
Job Location: Konstanz, Germany
Job Rank: Full Professor
The University of Konstanz is one of the nine Universities of Excellence in
the Federal Republic of Germany.
The Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Humanities at the
University of Konstanz invites applications for a tenured
W3-Professorship in Linguistic Phonetics with interfaces with pragmatics
and/or syntax, to be filled by April 1,
2012. The language specialization is open. We are, however, looking for
candidates who will be able to complement existing strengths of our
We are looking for experts in the field of phonetics, as testified for
example by publications in established linguistic journals, important
monographs, invited conference papers, fellowships and awards (i.e.,
academic performance at least equivalent to 'Habilitation').
The selected candidate should carry out research and teaching in the fields
of phonetics and its interfaces in the general linguistic study programme,
including the German state degree for future teachers in at least two of
the following languages: German, English, French and Spanish.
Cooperation with existing and planned research proposals at the department
is expected. Information on the research and teaching environment at
Konstanz is available from: http://ling.uni-konstanz.de
The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer and tries to
increase the number of women in research and teaching.
The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons to apply; they will
be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact ++ 49 (0) 7531 / 88
The University of Konstanz has been certified by the Hertie Foundation to
be a family-friendly institution. The University is committed to further
the compatibility of work and family life.
Applications including a CV, a list of publications, a record of teaching
experience, photocopies of academic degree certificates as well as a
completed submission form (see application URL below) and reference to Job
Offer No. 2011 / 099 must reach the head of the Faculty of Humanities at
the University of Konstanz at the latest by September 16th, 2011. The
application documents will be processed electronically and will not be
For further information, please contact via e-mail:
Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hinz
Email Address for Applications: Geist.Sektionuni-konstanz.de
Application URL: http://www.uni-konstanz.de/shared/pdf/upload/Bewerberbogen2011099.PDF
Prof. Dr. Maribel Romero <Maribel.Romerouni-konstanz.de>
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Post Docs at Indiana University - Bloomington
NIH Postdoctoral Traineeships
Indiana University in Bloomington is pleased to announce the availability of
four new NIH Postdoctoral Traineeships. Post-docs are available to qualified
PhD's in Linguistics and related fields who wish to further their background
and training in any of the following areas of basic and clinical research:
- Speech Perception and Spoken Word Recognition
- Acoustic and Articulatory Phonetics
- Laboratory Phonology
- Speech Production and Links to Perception/Action
- Perceptual, Cognitive and Linguistic Development
- Clinical Phonology and Sensory Aids for the Hearing Impaired
- Multi-modal Speech Perception
- Sociophonetics and Perception of Indexical Speech Information
The training program at IU welcomes individuals with backgrounds in areas
related to Linguistics, as well as Speech and Hearing Sciences, Cognitive
and Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience
and Cognitive Neuropsychology. Trainee salaries, consistent with current NIH
guidelines, range from $38,496 to $53,112 plus a modest travel and research
Extensive laboratory facilities for research on spoken language processing,
speech production and speech perception are available in the Departments of
Psychological & Brain Sciences, Speech & Hearing Sciences, and
Linguistics on the Bloomington Campus of Indiana University and in the
Department of Otolaryngology at the Indiana University School of Medicine in
Indianapolis. Ample space is available including seminar rooms, shop
facilities as well as dedicated laboratory computer facilities for real-time
analysis and generation of acoustic signals for behavioral research. The
training program has a large number of specialized workstations and a wide
variety of dedicated microcomputers available for research. Trainees will be
expected to carry out original empirical and/or theoretical research in one or
more of the laboratories associated with the training program and collaborate
with the professors from the program, students, and other research scientists
currently working in the laboratories in Bloomington and/or Indianapolis.
Interested applicants are encouraged to send via email attachments: (1) an
up-to-date vita, (2) personal letter describing their specific research interests,
goals and career plans, and (3) reference letters from three people who can
describe the applicant's background, interests, and research potential to
Professor David B. Pisoni, contact information below. Reprints and preprints
of any prior research or scholarly activities should also be sent if possible.
Women, members of underrepresented groups, and handicapped individuals
are urged to apply. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
Indiana University is an Affirmative Action Employer.
Application Deadline: 01-Jul-2012
Mailing Address for Applications:
David B. Pisoni, Ph.D., Program Director
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Bloomington, IN 47405
Appen Butler Hill
Chatswood, Sydney, Australia (Telecommute)
Work opportunity for linguists of Slovak, Austrian German, Finland Swedish
Appen Butler Hill is looking for linguists of various languages for lexicon
We are currently looking for the following languages:
- Austrian German
- Finland Swedish - a linguist who is a native speaker of Swedish spoken
in Finland (Swedish-speaking Finns)
- Describe some phonetic characteristics e.g. rules of stress,
syllabification using IPA and SAMPA - a computer-readable keyboard-friendly
phonetic script based on the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) with
- Describe sound patterns e.g., decide on what phonetic variant
pronunciations are needed; how names of foreign origin or from minority
languages should be treated
- A linguist with some experience with phonetics/phonology or some
linguistic background (e.g. you may have taken phonetics course at a
University) would be ideal
- Native speaker with a good knowledge of phonology
- Fluent English
This work can be done remotely or in-house at our office in Chatswood, Sydney.
Interested candidates are invited to send their resume to the email address
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Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Email Address for Applications: recruitmentappenbutlerhill.com
Ms My Huynh <recruitmentappenbutlerhill.com>
Phone: 0061 2 9468 6300
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We are looking for part-time Phoneticians and Linguists.
Native language one of the following:
- Chinese Hong Kong
- Chinese Taiwanese
- German (Switzerland)
- German (Austria)
- For Phoneticians: Master's in Linguistics with strong background on
- For Linguists: Master's in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics
- Experience in reviewing/annotating texts
- Experience in Language Technology, particularly in Speech Processing -
Either educational or work experience
- Experience in corpus/dictionary/terminology work
- Great attention to detail while working efficiently
- Good organizational and analytical skills, ability to work in a logical
and methodical way
- Good communication skills
- Excellent English skills, other language skills are a plus
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Please send your application, CV and your hourly rate request to the
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Note: If you fulfill the other criteria except the native language
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Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Email Address for Applications: jobs.tamperelionbridge.com
HR Manager Kati Sarkka <kati.sarkkalionbridge.com>
Phone: +358 9 6133500
Fax: + 358 3 3185133
The deadline for material for the next foNETiks newsletter is 28 September 2011.