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

                   February 2012


  Linda Shockey, University of Reading, UK.
  Gerry Docherty, Newcastle University, UK.
  Shira Katseff, University of Canterbury, NZ.
  Lisa Lim, The University of Hong Kong.

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

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               [new ones marked ##]
         [date of first appearance follows]


1 - 2 March 2012. The Phonology of Contemporary English: Variation and
Change (PAC 2012). Toulouse, France. http://w3.pac.univ-tlse2.fr (07/11)

23 - 24 March 2012. 3rd Belgrade International Meeting of English
Phoneticians (BIMEP 2012). Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade,
Belgrade, Serbia. (12/11)

26 - 28 March 2012. Colloquium of the British Association of Academic
Phoneticians, University of Leeds.
http://www.personal.leeds.ac.uk/~lnpbaap/ (1/12)

27 March 2012. GLOW workshop on Prosodically-Coded Information Structure,
Potsdam, Germany http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~glow (10/11)

29 March 2012. L2 Prosody Workshop, Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom.

##17 – 20 April, 2012. The 10th International Conference on the
Computational Processing of Portuguese http://www.propor2012.org/ (2/12)

22 - 24 April 2012. 2nd International Phonetics & Phonology Conference
Shanghai. Shanghai, China. (07/11)

2 - 3 May 2012. The Listening Talker: An interdisciplinary workshop on
natural and synthetic modification of speech in response to listening
conditions. University of Edinburgh, UK.
http://listening-talker.org/workshop (11/11, 12/11)

2 - 4 May 2012. 2nd Workshop on Sound Change, Kloster Seeon, Bavaria,

4 - 5 May 2012. 7th North American Phonology Conference (NAPhC7). Montreal,
Quebec, Canada. http://linguistics.concordia.ca/naphc7/ (12/11)

22 - 25 May 2012. 6th International Conference, Speech Prosody 2012.
Prosody in the real world: Understanding and approaching human prosodic
performance. Shanghai, China. http://www.speechprosody2012.org/ (12/11)

27 - 29 May 2012. International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages
(TAL). Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. http://www.TAL2012.org (11/11,

29 May 2012, Discourse Coherence and Prosody (CDP2012). Lille, France.
http://evenements.univ-lille3.fr/je-cdp (12/11)

4 -6 June 2012. International Child Phonology Conference (ICPC) 2012.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
http://www.tc.umn.edu/~munso005/ChildPhonology (12/11)

25 - 28 June 2012. Odyssey 2012: The Speaker and Language Recognition
Workshop. An ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop. Singapore.
http://www.odyssey2012.org/ (12/11)

27 - 30 June 2012. 14th International Clinical Phonetics & Linguistics
Association (ICPLA) Conference, Cork, Ireland. http://www.icpla2012.com/

2 July 2012. Teaching and Learning Pronunciation: Local and global
perspectives on research and practice. Cairns, Australia.
http://www.astmanagement.com.au/acta12/index.html (12/10)

19 - 21 July 2012. Perspectives on Rhythm and Timing (PoRT). Glasgow,
United Kingdom. http://www.gla.ac.uk/rhythmsinscotland/ (12/11)

27 - 29 July 2012. 13th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon13).
Stuttgart, Germany. http://www.labphon13.labphon.org/ (12/11)

15 - 17 August 2012. Nordic Prosody XI. Tartu, Estonia.
http://www.nordicprosody.ut.ee/ (07/11)

3 - 5 September 2012. International Symposium on Imitation and Convergence
in Speech - ISICS 2012. Aix-en-Provence, France.
http://spim.risc.cnrs.fr/ISICS.htm (1/12)

5 - 7 September 2012. Advances in Visual Methods for Linguistics - AVML.
York, United Kingdom. http://avml2012.wordpress.com/ (1/12)

9 - 13 September 2012. InterSpeech 2012, Portland, Oregon, USA.
http://interspeech2012.org (11/11)

##12 -14 October, 2012. 22nd Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference,
Tokyo, Japan. http://www.ninjal.ac.jp/jk2012/ (2/12)




The 10th International Conference on the Computational Processing of


Coimbra, Portugal April 17-20, 2012

Demo Submission Deadline: March, 2, 2012

The International Conference on Computational Processing of Portuguese
(PROPOR) organizers invite submissions for demonstrations.

Following the spirit of the Special Session of PROPOR 2008 and Demos
Session of 2010, the PROPOR 2012 demonstration track aims at bringing
together Academia and Industry and creating a forum where more than written
or spoken descriptions of research are available. Thus, demos should allow
attendees to try and test them during their presentation in a dedicated
session adopting a more informal setting. Products, systems or tools are
examples of acceptable demos. Both early-research prototypes and mature
systems will be considered for presentation. The areas of interest include
all topics related to theoretical and applied issues of written and spoken
Portuguese, such as (but not limited to) the topics listed for the
conference paper submission (http://www.propor2012.org/call.html). These
include (among many others): Human speech production, perception and
communication, Linguistic, mathematical and psychological models of
language; phonetics, phonology and morphology; paralinguistic and
nonlinguistic cues (e.g. emotion and expression)and Speech Technologies,
such as spoken language generation and synthesis; speech and speaker
recognition; spoken language understanding.


Submissions should consist of a non-anonymous brief description document of
up to three (3) pages of content including references. Developers must
outline the main characteristics of their systems, provide sufficient
details to allow its evaluation and give information on how they plan to
demonstrate their systems. Developers are encouraged to focus their
description on the relevance of the computational processing component of
Portuguese language in the proposed system. Submitted documents should be
written in English and sent by e-mail in PDF following the LNAI format to
demos at propor2012.org. Accepted demos and the accompanying description
document will be published in the conference website.


Accepted demos will be presented on table tops at a designated demo session
with an optional accompanying poster. Developers should make sure they can
run their demos properly. Thus, it is authors' responsibility to provide
the necessary technical conditions (equipment) for the demo at the

Note that the local organizers will not provide any hardware or software.
Free high-speed Internet access will be available. A Best Demo Award will
be given out to the best demo presented during the conference. Further
details on the date and time of the demonstration session(s) will be
determined and provided at a later date.


* March 02, 2012 - Deadline for demos submission
* March 16, 2012 - Notification of acceptance
* April 17-20, 2012 - Conference

Demos Chair

Alberto Abad, L2F INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal


The 22nd Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference (J/K22)

The 22nd Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference (J/K22) will be held
at the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
(NINJAL) in Tokyo on October 12-14, 2012. The deadline for abstracts
is May 15, 2012. For details, please see the conference website
(http://ninjal.ac.jp/jk2012/). Two pre-conference workshops will be
held on the afternoon of October 11th, one on endangered dialects of
Korean and Japanese, and the other on Japanese and Korean corpus

Invited Speakers:
- Michael Kenstowicz (MIT)
- Satoshi Kinsui (Osaka University)
- Seungjae Lee (Seoul National University)
- Masayoshi Shibatani (Rice University)
- Akira Watanabe (University of Tokyo)

Call for Papers: We welcome abstract submissions for 20-minute
presentations (followed by 10 minutes for discussion). The deadline for
abstract submission is May 15, 2012. Authors will be notified by July 1,
2012. For details, please see the website

Contact Person: Timothy J. Vance
Meeting Email: jk2012 at ninjal.ac.jp
Web Site: http://www.ninjal.ac.jp/jk2012/

Linguistic Field(s): phonetics/phonology, morphology/lexical
semantics, formal syntax, formal semantics, cognitive/functional
syntax/semantics, discourse/pragmatics/sociolinguistics, historical
linguistics, phycholinguistics


                    POSITIONS VACANT


Lecturer in Phonetics/Speech Science, - Ref:1231671
UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Research Department of Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences

Grades7-8 Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance) Grade 7: £35,557-£38,594 per annum or
Grade 8: £39,668-£46,822 per annum
(according to experience and demonstrated achievement in research and

We seek to appoint an internationally recognised early-career scientist who
will develop an strong research profile in Speech Science.

We are seeking candidates who will attract independent funding and build
collaborations within UCL, nationally and internationally. The successful
candidate will contribute to teaching in Phonetics and also develop new
advanced-level teaching content.

The target start date is September 2012.

Key Requirements Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant
discipline or the expectation of the award of a PhD before the start of the
appointment. Suitable candidates for the post will have an international
research profile consistent with career stage, in the area of Speech
Science and Phonetics with a specialisation in one or more of the
following: - Developmental aspects of speech perception and/or production,
including development in a multilingual environment - The neuroscience of
phonetic processing.

Informal enquiries can be made to the Head of Department, Dr Andrew
Faulkner (a.faulkner at ucl.ac.uk).

For queries regards the vacancy or the application process please contact
Mrs Molly Bennett (m.bennett at ucl.ac.uk). We particularly welcome female
applicants and those from an ethnic minority.

For further details and acces to the online application, see

Dr Andrew Faulkner
Head of Research Department of Speech Hearing and Phonetic
UCL (University College London)
Rm 314, Chandler House, 2 Wakefield St
London WC1N 1PF
tel 44 (0)20 7679 4075 (direct)
Internal tel 24075
Fax: +44 (0)20 7679 4238
mailto:a.faulkner at ucl.ac.uk


Six PhD positions in syntax, phonology and language acquisition at CASTL
(Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics) at the Faculty of
Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

The following reference no. must be quoted in your application: 11/6079

The University of Tromsø currently has six vacant research fellow positions
for applicants who want to pursue a PhD degree in theoretical and/or
experimental linguistics. The successful applicant will propose a research
project that is compatible with ongoing work at CASTL (see
http://castl.uit.no) in the areas of syntax, phonology or language
acquisition. There will be two positions in each of the three
subdisciplines (syntax, phonology, language acquisition). This distribution
may be adjusted in case there are not enough suitable candidates in each of
the subdisciplines.

For further information, please contact: Professor and Center Director
Marit Westergaard, phone number (+ 47) 776 44256, e-mail: marit.westergaard
at uit.no or Head of Administration Tore Bentz, phone number (+ 47) 776
44751, e-mail: tore.bentz at uit.no

More information about our research and the Graduate School may be found

The successful applicant will have to document qualifications in
theoretical and/or experimental linguistics at the Master’s level.

The appointment will include teaching in the Department of Language and
Linguistics at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education.

The normal period of appointment is four years. The PhD study is
standardized to three years. The fourth year consists of teaching or other
duties for the university, organized according to a distribution formula of
25 % per year. The university may fund a shorter period of appointment if
the research fellow has already completed parts of his/her research
education, or when previous appointments to educational positions (research
fellow, research assistant or the equivalent) may be considered as part of
the education. The combined research education must add up to three years
in total.

Read the full job announcement at


The Department of Variation Linguistics at the Meertens Institute offers a
PhD position in phonology, as part of the programme 'The Life Cycle of
Liquids', an internal research project at the Meertens Instituut. This
programme studies different aspects of ongoing and past changes in the
behaviour of the Dutch liquids /l/ and /r/, and does so in a perspective
which combines phonological theory, sociolinguistics and phonetics or
experimental linguistics. The researchers include Ben Hermans, Frans
Hinskens and Marc van Oostendorp. A more complete description of the
project can be found on the website.

The PhD project will concentrate on the question what is the phonetic
substance that phonological primes (features, elements) refer to, e.g.,
whether it is articulatory or acoustic in nature, or rather
'substance-free'; whether it is exemplar-based or more abstract, etc. The
PhD will collect experimental data from Dutch speakers in different regions
and will try to assess them within the framework of modern phonological
theory and sociolinguistics.

The PhD project includes writing a dissertation within a maximum position
duration of 3.5 years. It also involves research training, such as graduate
courses offered by the Dutch National Graduate School in Linguistics (LOT).

Applicants should have: - A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in linguistics,
phonetics, sociolinguistics or a related field - Demonstrable knowledge in
at least one of the following areas: prosody, phonetics, phonology,
sociolinguistics, experimental linguistics; knowledge in more than one of
these areas is highly desirable; interest in all of them is essential -
Excellent command of English, both spoken and written - High proficiency in
Dutch, or willingness to acquire this very fast - The ability to quickly
learn the use of experimental methods (e.g. involving ultrasound) and new
methods of data analysis - The willingness to work in a closely
collaborating team - The ambition to pursue an academic career in an
internationally oriented scientific community

Work conditions: We offer a full-time PhD-position (38 hours/week) for 3,5
years (preferred starting date: April 2012). The starting salary will be
EUR 2042,- gross per month in the first year up to EUR 2612,- gross per
month in the last year. Favorable conditions of employment include holiday
allowance and flexible working hours. Also, there will be opportunities to
visit national and international conferences and workshops, summer schools

Applications should include: - CV (including contact and personal details)
- A letter of motivation - Academic transcript - A sample of written work
(e.g. a copy of the MA thesis, a term paper, or a published article) -
Contact details of two referees (names, affiliations, phone numbers, and
e-mail addresses) - Two reference letters (optional)

Job interviews, live or Skype, are expected to take place in the first week
of March.

Additional information:
Prof. Dr. Marc van Oostendorp
marc.van.oostendorp at meertens.knaw.nl

Prof. Dr. Frans Hinskens
frans.hinskens at meertens.knaw.nl

Please send in your application before 12 February 2012 to Marcia
Lucassen (marcia.lucassen at meertens.knaw.nl)


The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at National Chiao Tung
University (Hsinchu City,Taiwan) invites applications for one full-time
tenure-track position in phonology until the vacancy is filled. The
position is tenable from August 1, 2012.

Applicants should have in hand a Ph. D degree in linguistics before August
1, 2012. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose research
can be integrated with the existing strengths of the Linguistics section of
the Department.

Regular duties include graduate and undergraduate teaching, research,
student advising, as well as Institute, Department, and College service
assignments as required of University faculty members.

Applicants should send the following to the application address below:
1) curriculum vitae
2) copies of representative publications
3) photocopy of diploma
4) research summary and teaching portfolio
5) two letters of recommendation
6) transcripts
(5 & 6 are optional for applicants with Associate Professorship)

For further details please contact Miss Lu-ying Chen: luyingchen at

The deadline for material for the next foNETiks newsletter is 25 February


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