A newsletter for
The International Phonetic Association
and for the Phonetic Sciences
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
The foNETiks archive can be found on the WWW at:
Visit the IPA web page at http://www.langsci.ucl.ac.uk
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##16 March 2012. Speech-Sound Disorders in Childhood: Early Indicators and Interventions. New Haven, CT, USA. www.haskins.yale.edu/HTI. (3/12)
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.
27 March 2012. GLOW workshop on Prosodically-Coded Information Structure,
Potsdam, Germany http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~glow (10/11)
##28-31 March 2012. Multilevel Modelling in Eye-Tracking and Keystroke-Logging Research: Hands-on-Training. Postdam, Germany. http://www.cost-lwe.eu/spip.php?article257&lang=en (3/12)
29 March 2012. L2 Prosody Workshop, Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom.
##13 - 14 April 2012. Workshop on Prosodic Annotation. Columbus, OH, USA. http://www.ling.osu.edu/~bourass/workshop (3/12)
17 – 20 April 2012. The 10th International Conference on the
Computational Processing of Portuguese http://www.propor2012.org/ (2/12)
##20 April 2012. Mayan Prosody Meeting (MPM). Bielefeld, Germany (3/12)
##20 - 22 April 2012. International Conference on Phonology and Phonetics. Shanghai, China (3/12)
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)
##11 - 13 May 2012. Language as Information. Zagreb, Croatia. http://www.hdpl.hr (3/12)
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)
##24 - 25 May 2012. Methods in L2 Prosody (ML2P). Padova, Italy http://www.maldura.unipd.it/LCL/ML2P (3/12)
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.
4 -6 June 2012. International Child Phonology Conference (ICPC) 2012.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
25 - 28 June 2012. Odyssey 2012: The Speaker and Language Recognition
Workshop. An ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop. Singapore.
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.
##6 July 2012. Second Language Acquisition of Phonology (UK-SLP2012). York, United Kingdom http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~sh581/slp2012 (3/12)
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)
##30 July 2012. Advancing Prosodic Transcription for Spoken Language Science and Technology. Stuttgart, Germany. http://www.labphon.org (3/12)
##5 - 9 August 2012. Annual Conference of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA 2012). Santander, Spain. http://www.iafpa2012.com (3/12)
15 - 17 August 2012. Nordic Prosody XI. Tartu, Estonia.
##25 August 2012. Roundtable on Assessment and Pronunciation. Vancover, BC, Canada. http://www.sfu.ca/~mjmunro/psllt/PSLLT_2012/Home.html (3/12)
3 - 5 September 2012. International Symposium on Imitation and Convergence
in Speech - ISICS 2012. Aix-en-Provence, France.
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.
12 -14 October, 2012. 22nd Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference,
Tokyo, Japan. http://www.ninjal.ac.jp/jk2012/ (2/12)
Advancing Prosodic Transcription for Spoken Language Science and Technology
A satellite workshop held in conjunction with LabPhon 13 in Stuttgart, Germany, July 30, 2012
We believe the time is ripe to review the major approaches to prosodic transcription that have been developed over the past few decades, compare their various motivations, strengths and challenges, and consider how to move forward toward a more comprehensive and more universally accepted approach to the prosodic labeling of large corpora. To this end we will be conducting a workshop with invited speakers who include developers of transcription systems as well as researchers who are using these systems in their investigation and/or developing large prosodically labelled corpora.
This workshop is sponsored by the Association for Laboratory Phonology, and ALP members will pay a reduced registration fee. For information on membership, please visit http://www.labphon.org.
Session I: Invited talks by developers of prosody transcription systems.
-Pilar Prieto, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
-Martine Grice, Universität zu Köln, Germany
-Laura Dilley, Michigan State University, USA
Session II: Comments and discussion from researchers who use prosody annotated speech materials for their research.
-David Escudero-Mancebo, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
-Michael Wagner, McGill University, Canada
Organizers: Jennifer Cole (U Illinois, USA) and Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel (MIT, USA)
Language as Information
University of Zagreb, Ivana Lučića 3, Zagreb, Croatia
Date: 11-13 May 2012
This year's conference focuses on the interface between language and information, more specifically on the way in which information structure is conveyed through and determined by language.
Conference papers may thus involve an examination of language structure, as well as of language in its social/cultural setting.
Keynote Speakers: Regine Hampel (Milton Keynes, United Kingdom); Ranko Matasović (Zagreb, Croatia); Mary Snell-Hornby (Vienna, Austria)
We invite papers addressing one of the following conference strands:
1. The interfaces between different levels of linguistic structure (e.g. intonation, syntax, semantics) and their possible applied aspects
2. The relationship between linguistic and extra-linguistic information (as evident in the dichotomies of public vs. private, social/cultural vs. individual, original vs. translated, virtual vs. face-to-face, varieties vs. standard language, and any other similar dichotomies considered relevant by the speaker)
3. Mirjana Vilke, the first CALS President, and her legacy
The official languages of the conference are Croatian, English and German.
Abstracts (no more than 300 words excluding references, in the language of the presentation and one other official language) should be anonymous and sent as attachments in .pdf and .doc formats using the submission form available at: http://www.hdpl.hr. Send the abstracts to: [log in to unmask] Please write 'HDPL 2012' in the subject line. The body of the email should contain the following data in the order given below: name, email address, telephone number, conference strand number and the language of the presentation. Presenters may submit only one paper proposal (as presenters or co-presenters). Each presentation will be given 20 minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion period. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts, distributed to all the participants.
The deadline for the submission of abstracts: 9 March 2012
The notification of acceptance will be provided by: 31 March 2012
We are pleased to announce that a European COST Training School titled ''Multilevel Modelling in Eye-Tracking and Keystroke-Logging Research: Hands-on-Training'' is to be held at the University of Potsdam, Germany. The Training School aims at providing intensive training on Multilevel Modelling using statistical software on datasets gained from combined Eye-Tracking and Keystroke-Logging experiments.
Further details and details of how to apply are at: http://www.cost-lwe.eu/spip.php?article257&lang=en
Anja Gendt, [log in to unmask], phone +49 331 977 2368
Department of Primary School Education, University of Potsdam. http://uni-potsdam.de/gsp-deutsch
Roundtable on Assessment and Pronunciation
Date: 25-Aug-2012, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
This Roundtable discussion on pronunciation in assessment of spoken language is sponsored by a Language Learning Roundtable Special Grant. Pronunciation has moved from being a central feature of language teaching and assessment to being largely ignored, but today, pronunciation is again becoming an integral rather than a peripheral part of language teaching and assessment. This conference explores visions of how pronunciation can become more integrated into language teaching learning and into language assessment.
Featured Plenary Speaker: Pavel Trofimovich, Concordia University
'Teaching second language pronunciation: From the psycholinguistic lab to the language classroom'
Contact: Murray Munro, [log in to unmask]
Meeting URL: http://www.sfu.ca/~mjmunro/psllt/PSLLT_2012/Home.html
International Conference on Phonology and Phonetics, Shanghai, China April 20-22, 2012
The College of English Language and Literature at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) will host an International Conference on Phonology and Phonetics from April 20-22, 2012 (Friday-Sunday). There will be a main session and eight workshops. The general conference theme is 'Loanword Phonology and Transfer', but panel discussions will focus on a variety of topics:
1. General phonology and phonetics
2. Loanword phonology
3. Pronunciation teaching in EFL and transfer in L2-acquisition
4. Phonology and phonetics of languages spoken in China
5. The description and analysis of Shanghainese (not limited to phonology and phonetics)
6. Interface studies (phonology/morphology, phonology/semantics, etc.)
7. Tone and intonation
8. Phonetics and phonology in stylistics and pragmatics
Invited Speakers: Prof. Toni Borowsky (University of Sidney), Prof. Daniel Hirst (Université de Provence/CNRS, Tongji University), Prof. Norval Smith (University of Amsterdam), Prof. Chen Zhongmin (Fudan University), Prof. Li Bing (Nankai University), Prof. Ma Qiuwu (Tongji University), Prof. Wang Hongjun (Beijing University).
The working language of the conference will be English. The conference fee will be 700 RMB (non-SISU postgraduates: half price; SISU graduates: free). In addition, participants will pay for their own travelling fares and accommodation. SISU will make available a list of bookable hotels and other accommodation during the conference.
Abstracts for papers (200-300 words, including title, name, institution and key words) and registration forms should reach us by email before March 1, 2012. Please indicate clearly which panel your paper is intended for. After the conference, a small number of papers presented at the conference on the theme of loanword/interlanguage phonology will be invited for publication (apart from the abstracts booklet, there will be no conference publication).
Please send the following information by email to [log in to unmask] before March 1, 2012:
Name, Title of presentation, Institution, Address, including postal code, Email, Tel., Mobile number, Panel choice (number/name):
Contact person: (Mr.) Wan Xiaolei 万小磊
College of English Language and Literature
Shanghai International Studies University
Organizing Committee for International Conference on Phonology and Phonetics
200083, Shanghai, China
Email: [log in to unmask]
Tel.: 86021- 35372433, 86021- 67701355
Fax: 86021- 55395556
Annual Conference of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA 2012), Santander, Spain
The International University Menendez Pelayo (UIMP) and the Phonetics Laboratory (CCHS) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have the honour of hosting the 21st celebratory Conference of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA) from Sunday 5 August to Thursday 8 August 2012 in Santander, Spain.
A special academic meeting, FonHispania 2012, will take place as a satellite session of the IAFPA Conference and will focus on 'Speech Perception and Speaker Identification,' a theme of great interest to those involved with forensic phonetics or with speech perception in general. The session will take place 8 August through 9 August 2012, following the IAFPA meeting. Attendance at FonHispania 2012 is included in the registration fees for the IAFPA Conference.
Invited Speakers to FonHispania 2012: Dr. A.P.A. (Ton) Broeders, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, Dr. Anne Cutler, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Dr. Stephen Goldinger, Arizona State University, USA. Dr. Pedro Gómez Vilda, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, Dr. Enrique López Poveda, Instituto de Neurociencias de Castilla y León, Spain, Dr. Arthur Samuel, Stony Brook University, USA; Basque Center of Cognition, Brain and Language, Spain
You are invited to submit an abstract of a paper for presentation at the IAFPA 2012 Annual Conference by 16 April 2012.
Abstracts will be considered by the Scientific Committee and acceptance confirmations will be received by 31 May 2012.
We welcome abstracts in topics such as: Authentication of recordings, Disputed utterances, Evidence presentation in court, Forensic acoustics, Forensic voice comparison, Forensic voice samples elicitation, LADO, Speaker profiling, Speech and audio enhancement, Voice perception, Voice line-ups. These topics are not a complete list, and other topics would be welcome if they promote the aims of IAFPA, which are to 'foster research and provide a forum for the interchange of ideas and information on practice, development and research in forensic phonetics and acoustics set down and enforce standards of professional conduct and procedure for those involved in forensic phonetic and acoustic casework'.
Please note that the official language of the conference is English.
Contact Person: Juana Gil Fernández, [log in to unmask]
Web Site: http://www.iafpa2012.com
Seminar: Speech-Sound Disorders in Early Childhood, 16-Mar-2012, New Haven, CT, USA
Speech-Sound Disorders in Early Childhood: Early Indicators and Interventions
The Haskins Training Institute at Haskins Laboratories will be holding a day-long seminar for clinicians, educators, parents, and scientists entitled 'Speech-Sound Disorders in Early Childhood: Early Indicators and Interventions'. This conference will focus on current research which studies the causes, assessments, and treatments for speech-sound disorders in children. Topics will include speech perception and production in preschool and young school-age children with articulation/phonological disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, and autism. Five world-class speakers will discuss identification and treatment strategies, with added theoretical emphasis on the underlying nature of these disorders.
Date: Friday, March 16th, 2012 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Main Auditorium, 300 George Street, New Haven, CT
Contact: Tammy Ursini, [log in to unmask]
Meeting URL: http://www.haskins.yale.edu/HTI
Workshop on Prosodic Annotation, 13-Apr-2012 - 14-Apr-2012, Columbus, OH, USA
The goal of this workshop is to offer training in prosodic annotation and to provide an opportunity to discuss intonational data and analyses. The workshop includes a mix of invited talks and 45-minute workshop sessions in which participants present for discussion preliminary prosodic annotations and/or utterances that present problems for annotation.
Invited Speakers: Kiwako Ito (OSU), Sun-Ah Jun (UCLA), Julie McGory (OSU), Shari Speer (OSU)
Organizing Committee: Rachel S. Burdin, Cynthia G. Clopper, Iskra Iskrova, Sara Phillips-Bourass, Judith Tonhauser, Murat Yasavul
Call for Papers:
As the goal of the workshop is to provide training and to discuss issues in prosodic annotation, the organizing committee particularly invites abstracts that describe work in progress. Abstracts should describe the participant's research question, previous prosodic description(s) of the target language and 3-4 sample problems in prosodic annotation and/or intonational analyses for discussion in the workshop.
Please email a pdf version of your 2-page abstract to [log in to unmask] with subject heading 'submission'. Please include author name(s), affiliation(s) and primary email address(es) in the body of the email. Call Deadline: 12-Mar-2012.
Contact Person: Rachel S. Burdin, [log in to unmask]
Web Site: http://www.ling.osu.edu/~bourass/workshop
Methods in L2 Prosody (ML2P), 24-May-2012 - 25-May-2012. Padova, Italy
Prosody plays a fundamental role in L2 interactions, because it conveys linguistic, paralinguistic and sociocultural meanings that may be different from L2 speakers' native languages, and that L2 speakers may be unaware of. L2 prosody has been the object of growing interest in the recent years. However, the number of studies on L2 prosody is rather limited when compared to the amount of work that has been carried out on L2 segmentals. In addition, the study of L2 prosody is made rather fragmentary by the number of different theoretical perspectives, as well as the variety of objectives and research methods used to approach it.
The aim of the Methods in L2 Prosody (ML2P) workshop is to bring together researchers working on L2 prosody to discuss topics related to the following areas: Experimental methods, Insights offered by different types of data (acoustic, articulatory, perceptual), Learning processes and theoretical frameworks.
Call for Papers:
Submission of abstracts is invited on any topic related to methods or analysis of L2 prosody in any language. Special consideration will be given to studies on L2s produced by Italian L1 speakers. Abstracts should not exceed 1000 words and should be sent electronically as an anonymous document by 30 March 2012. Further details will be announced in the workshop website: http://www.maldura.unipd.it/LCL/ML2P. The official languages of the workshop will be English and Italian. Abstract submission deadline: 30 March 2012.
All abstracts will be blind-reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Papers, to be submitted in English, will be published in the online conference proceedings.
Contact Person: Maria Grazia Busà, [log in to unmask]
Web Site: http://www.maldura.unipd.it/LCL/ML2P
Mayan Prosody Meeting (MPM), 20-Apr-2012. Bielefeld, Germany
The prosody of Mayan languages has attracted significant attention in recent years. Some issues in the focus of current research are (a) the interaction between tone and intonation - especially in those languages that have developed lexical tones and (b) the interface between prosody and syntax.
For some languages of the family, there are sketches of the prosodic structure, see Avelino (2011) on Yucatec, Nielsen (2005) on K'ich'ee, and Shklovsky (2011) on Tseltal. An intriguing issue is the interaction of intonation with lexical tones, since tonogenesis is attested in some languages of the family, i.e., Yucatec (Fisher 1976), Uspantec (Bennett and Henderson 2011), and at least a dialect of Tzotzil (Salovesh 1996). In particular for Yucatec Maya, there is a number of recent studies examining the impact of information structure on the tonal realization, see Gussenhoven 2006, Gussenhoven & Teeuw 2007, Kügler & Skopeteas 2006, 2007, Kügler, Skopeteas and Verhoeven 2007, Sobrino Gómez 2010, Avelino 2011. A further paradigm of related research investigates the interaction between pitch and glottalization in this language; see Avelino et al. 2007, Frazier 2009, 2011, to appear.
Another class of prosodic phenomena relates to the phonological and - interestingly also - morphological delimitation of intonational phrases mapping syntactic configurations. Many languages of the family display a class of enclitics that are aligned with intonational phrase boundaries. These phenomena are already explored in grammars, see, e.g., Grinevald Craig (1977) on Jacaltec and Aissen (1987) on Tzotzil. Their relation to intonational phrase boundaries and the role of the syntactic configurations are analysed in Aissen (1992); a number of recent studies shed light to the complex issues of prosodic phrasing in these languages, see Tucker & Henderson 2010 and Henderson (2011) on K'ich'ee, Shklovsky (2011) on Tseltal, and Skopeteas (2010) on several languages of the family.
The Mayan Prosody Meeting at the University of Bielefeld is an informal meeting that aims to an in-depth discussion between scholars working on related data. Studies on the prosody of Mayan languages as well as on further related phenomena (e.g., contact phenomena in Spanish or prosodic analyses on further languages of the area) are welcome.
Confirmed speakers: Carlos Gussenhoven (Radboud University Nijmegen), Frank Kügler (University of Potsdam)
Local organizers: Markus Greif, Stavros Skopeteas
We invite abstracts for 40-minute presentations (plus 15 minutes for discussion). Abstracts should not exceed one page, including examples and references. Please send your abstracts electronically in pdf- or doc-format to: [log in to unmask] Deadline for submissions is the 28 February 2012. Notification of acceptance will be sent on 10 March 2012.
Contact Person: Stavros Skopeteas, [log in to unmask]
Second Language Acquisition of Phonology (UK-SLP2012), 06-Jul-2012. York, United Kingdom
We are delighted to announce a one-day conference on Second Language Acquisition of Phonology (SLP2012) to be held at the University of York, UK, on 6 July 2012. Our invited speakers are Rachel Hayes-Harb (University of Utah) and Paul Iverson (UCL). The conference will include a special session on acquisition of phonetics and phonology by English learners of other languages. Since the majority of research into second language phonology focuses on the acquisition of English, we would like to provide a forum for researchers working in the opposite direction to share their findings.
Call for Papers:
Abstracts are invited on any aspect of second language acquisition of phonetics or phonology. Papers considering English learners of other languages are especially welcome. Abstracts should be uploaded on or before 1 April 2012 to the SLP2012 page on the EasyAbstracts site: http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/slp2012
Abstracts should be no longer than one side of A4 (or 'American letter'), with 2.5cm or one inch margins, single-spaced, and with a font size no smaller than 12pt. A second page may be used for examples, figures and references, if required. If you need to use a phonetic font in your abstract, please either embed it in a pdf file, or use the Doulos SIL font: http://scripts.sil.org/DoulosSIL_download. You should use one of these formats for your abstract: pdf or Word (.doc but not .docx).
Your abstract should be anonymous. You will be asked to submit a version with your name and affiliation on it if your abstract is selected for presentation. Please make sure that you do not use your name in the filename for your abstract, and please erase any details which might identify you in the file that you submit. Use one word from your abstract's title as the filename. Abstracts will be considered for oral or poster presentations. However, if you wish only to be considered for a poster presentation, please indicate this when submitting your abstract. Oral presentations will be 20 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions.
Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2012. Notification of acceptance will be made by 11 May 2012.
Contact Person: Becky Taylor, [log in to unmask]
Web Site: http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~sh581/slp2012
Assistant Professor, The Linguistics Program in the Institute of Linguistics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The Linguistics Program in the Institute of Linguistics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, with specialization in phonological theory or syntactic
theory, approached from a cognitive/biological perspective. A PhD in Linguistics is required. The appointment is expected to begin fall semester 2012 (August 27, 2012).
The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research and evidence of, or potential for, successful teaching at the University level, both undergraduate and graduate. A secondary specialization in one or more of the following: neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics (including language acquisition), or computational linguistics is highly desirable.
Applicants should submit (1) a letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) research paper(s) (2 max); and (4) evidence of teaching ability, at the following application URL: http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=100843.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
In addition to the materials mentioned above, applicants should arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation mailed directly to the search committee at the address below. The committee will begin reviewing applications on March 2, 2012. The position is open until filled.
Mailing Address for Applications:
Chair, Search Committee
Institute of Linguistics
University of Minnesota
S205 Elliott Hall, 75 East River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Professor Hooi Ling Soh, [log in to unmask]
Research Assistant, Department of English Language, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow
This post is to carry out a high-quality research project to conduct fundamental research on the role of fine phonetic variation in sound change by: helping to develop a real-time corpus of Glaswegian vernacular speech; adapting an existing discourse analytical technique for the Glasgow corpus for data comparison; contributing to the development of appropriate acoustic measures for analysing coda /r/ and /l/; providing and comparing quantitative real- and apparent-time accounts of variation and change in Glaswegian over the past 40 years on the basis of continuous acoustic phonetic measures for both vowels and consonants. The project also aims to contribute more generally to theories of cognitive representations of speech over time.
The post is a fixed term contract (April 2011 until September 2014) with a defined series of outcomes that is financed by a Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant.
Job Rank: Research Assistant (Part Time). Salary: £25,854 - £33,734 (Grade 6 and up to point 34 of Grade 7).
Apply online at http://www.glasgow.ac.uk/jobs. Ref: 001267. Application Deadline: 09-Mar-2012
The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment. The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.
Contact Information: Jane Stuart-Smith, [log in to unmask]
Department of English Language, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow
PhD studentship: Brains in dialogue - cerebral processing of speech in conversation
English Language/Phonetics, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Computing Science, University of Glasgow
Applications are invited for a 4-year PhD studentship funded by the Lord Kelvin/Adam Smith Scholarship scheme at Glasgow University. The scheme supports outstanding research students both from home and abroad the opportunity to undertake doctoral training in innovative interdisciplinary research partnerships across the University. This project aims to develop an empirical methodology to investigate fundamental phonetic and neural processes which occur during live conversation.
Applications are due by 19 March 2012.
Please follow the link below for further information.
Web Address for Applications: http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapplyforaresearchdegree/
Jane Stuart-Smith, [log in to unmask]
2 PhD studentships in the Department of Psychology at the University of York, UK, under the supervision of Professor Sven Mattys.
Topic: Speech recognition in adverse conditions
The studentships are funded by the Marie Curie Foundation through an Initial Training Network (ITN) called 'Investigating Speech Processing In Realistic Environments' (INSPIRE, http://www.ru.nl/clst/projects/speech/INSPIRE/). The network consists of 10 European research institutes and 7 associated non-academic partners. The senior researchers in the network are academics in psychology, computer science, engineering, linguistics, hearing science, as well as
R&D scientists from leading businesses in acoustics and hearing instruments, and ENT specialists.
In an attempt to stimulate international cooperation and mobility, each PhD candidate will spend a portion of his/her training time at another academic site within the network and at one of the industrial or clinical sites. The PhD candidates will carry out an individual research project related to one of the following two topics, broadly construed:
(1) Effect of noise on phonetic processing vs. lexical-semantic integration.
Main host: Prof. Sven Mattys ([log in to unmask]), Department of Psychology, University of York, UK (http://www.york.ac.uk/psychology/).
Second host: Dr. Odette Scharenborg ([log in to unmask]), Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (http://www.mpi.nl/).
(2) Measuring cognitive effort during speech recognition in noise.
Main host: Prof. Sven Mattys ([log in to unmask]), Department of Psychology, University of York, UK (http://www.york.ac.uk/psychology/).
Second host: Prof. Torsten Dau ([log in to unmask]), Department of Electrical Engineering, Hearing Systems Group, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark (http://www.dtu.dk/centre/hea/English.aspx).
- Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK but should not have resided or performed their main research activity in the UK for more than 12 months within the 3 years immediately preceding the start date.
- Applicants must be within four years (full-time equivalent) of the end of the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctoral degree either in their home country or in the UK.
- Applicants should have a strong undergraduate or Masters degree in psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology, hearing science or related field. Excellent numerical skills and a good command of English are essential. Experience with testing software, script writing, and speech editing is desirable. Applicants should be willing to work temporarily in at least one other country within the INSPIRE network.
How to Apply:
Applications should be sent directly to Professor Mattys ([log in to unmask]). Applications should include a CV, university transcripts, names and e-mail addresses of two academic referees, and a 2-page cover letter summarising your research interests, your relevance to this particular project, and your fit with the goals of the INSPIRE network.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Start date: 1 October 2012
PhD duration: 3 years
Application Deadline: 30-Mar-2012
Contact Information: Prof. Sven Mattys, [log in to unmask]
PhD Trainees, Research Department of Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences, UCL
We are seeking to appoint two three-year Marie Curie Trainees to complete PhD research projects in the Research Department of Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences at UCL, commencing Sept/Oct 2012. In addition to salary, the post will include student fees up to the UK/EU level, research support, and additional allowances.
One post-holder will complete a project under the supervision of Dr. Paul Iverson and Dr. María Luisa García Lecumberri (University of the Basque Country, Spain), which will examine how speakers and listeners modify their phonetic perception and production during speech communication, particularly among second-language learners.
The other post-holder will complete a project under the supervision of Prof. Stuart Rosen and Prof. Torsten Dau (Technical University of Denmark), which will investigate the ability of listeners (normal hearing, hearing-aid users, cochlear-implant users) to perceive speech targets in the background of maskers that manipulate the presence and absence of periodicity.
The post-holders will be members of the FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network Investigating Speech Processing In Realistic Environments (INSPIRE; http://www.ru.nl/clst/projects/speech/INSPIRE/) which comprises 10 European research institutes and 7 associated partners, and has the aim of training researchers to investigate how people recognise speech in real life under a wide range of conditions that are "non-optimal" relative to the controlled conditions in laboratory experiments. The Research Department of Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences is one of the largest groupings of researchers in this field in the UK, and is part of the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences within the newly formed Brain Sciences Faculty of UCL. Both projects will be based at UCL, but the post-holders will also be required to undertake some work and travel in other countries within the INSPIRE network.
Applicants must be eligible for the UCL UK/EU student fees rate (normally a national of a European Union country), but must not have resided or performed their main research activity in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 year period immediately prior to the start date. Applicants, by the start of the post, must hold an undergraduate or masters degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Psychology, Speech and Hearing Science, Linguistics, or Electrical Engineering) that is equivalent to a 1st class or 2:1 standard in the UK system.
Interested candidates are invited to contact Dr. Paul Iverson ([log in to unmask]) or Prof. Stuart Rosen ([log in to unmask]) for an informal discussion about these posts. If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Molly Bennett (+44 207 679 4020, [log in to unmask]). More information at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychlangsci/research/speech.
Web Address for Applications: http://bit.ly/x8Cmxt
Application Deadline: 04-Mar-2012.
Contact Information: Molly Bennett, [log in to unmask]; +44 207 679 4020.
BOOKS FOR REVIEW
The following books are available for review for the Journal of the International Phonetic Association. If you would like to do a review, please contact [log in to unmask]
Reviews are published at the discretion of the editors.
Abitbol, Odyssey of the Voice, Plural, 2006
Backley, An Introduction to Element Theory, Edinburgh, 2011
Ball, Perkins, Mueller and Howard, Handbook of Clinical Linguistics, Blackwell 2008
Burton, William Barnes’s Dialect Poems: A Pronunciation Guide (with CD), Chaucer Studio Press, 2010
Cohn, Fougeron and Huffman, The Oxford Handbook of Laboratory Phonology, OUP 2012
Emiliano, Fonetica do Portugues Europeu, Guimaraes, 2009
Fuchs, Toda, Zygis, Turbulent Sounds, De Gruyter Mouton, 2010
Hardcastle, Laver, Gibbon, Handbook of Phonetic Sciences, 2nd edition, 2010
Harrington, Phonetic Analysis of Speech Corpora, Blackwell, 2010
Hassan and Heselwood, Instrumental Studies in Arabic Phonetics, Benjamins
Hayes, Introductory Phonology, Blackwell, 2009
Menn, Psycholinguistics: Introduction and Applications, Plural, 2011
Rogerson-Revell, English Phonology and Pronunciation Teaching, Continuum, 2011
Tatham and Morton, A Guide to Speech Production and Perception, Edinburgh, 2011
Vigario, Frota, and Freitas, Phonetics and Phonology: Interactions and Interrelations.Benjamins, 2009
The deadline for material for the next foNETiks newsletter is 25 March 2012.