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  foNETiks

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

  December 2014
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 Seasons’Greetings from your Editors! 

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 Linda Shockey, University of Reading, UK
 Gerry Docherty, Griffith University, Australia
 Lisa Lim, The University of Hong Kong
 Rachel Smith, University of Glasgow, UK

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


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  ANNOUNCEMENTS
  [new ones marked ##, normally with further information below]
  [date of first appearance follows]
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4-7 January 2015. WiSSAP-Winter School on Speech and Audio Processing: Production-Perception Based New Models of Speech Analysis. (Part of ISCA SIG-ILSP (SIG on Indian Language Speech Processing) activities.) Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT), Gandhinagar, India. https://sites.google.com/site/wissap2015/ (11/14)

8-9 January 2015. 7th Speech in Noise Workshop (SPiN). Copenhagen, Denmark. http://www.spin2015.dk/ (10/14)

15-16 January 2015. CUNY Phonology Forum: Conference on Multilingual Phonology. CUNY, New York, USA. http://www.cunyphonologyforum.net/ (11/14)

##17 January 2015. One-day conference on tone at the University of Hong Kong. http://linguistics.hku.hk/  (12/14)

##22 January 2015. Postgraduate Workshop on Accent, Noise, and Talker-listener Interaction, University College, London. http://www.inspire-itn.eu/index.php/component/content/article?id=87 (12/14)

28-30 January 2015. 11th AISV Congress: Emergence, Change, and Pathology of the Sound Structure of Language. Bologna, Italy. http://aisv2015.unibo.it/ (10/14)

##21 February 2105. “Accentuate” pronunciation teaching workshop, London. http://pronsig.iatefl.org/Events.html  (12/14)

4-6 March 2015. Workshop: Universal Biases on Phonological Acquisition and Processing. Session of Annual Meeting 2015 of DGfS (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft). Leipzig, Germany. https://sites.google.com/site/bollavetisyan/workshop-universal-biases/call (07/14)

4-6 March 2015. Workshop: Strong versus Weak Prosodic Positions: possible Variation and Relevance for Grammar. Session of Annual Meeting 2015 of DGfS (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft). Leipzig, Germany. http://conference.uni-leipzig.de/dgfs2015/index.php?id=8&L=1 (07/14)

27-28 March 2015. Shared Processing in Language and Music: What Neurocognition and Disorders Reveal (SPLM). Amsterdam, The Netherlands. http://www.fon.hum.uva.nl/SPLM (10/14)

9-13 April 2015. PAC 2015. 11th Phonology of Contemporary English Conference. Toulouse, France. http://www.projet-pac.net (10/14)

##18 April, 2015. Paris. GLOW workshop: implications of computation and learnability for phonological theory https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=glow38 (12/14)

##11-13 May 2015. Speaking in a foreign language: Enhancing the quality of classroom interaction Konin, Poland. https://sites.google.com/site/speakingkonin2015/

14-15 May 2015. 2CRiPaP. 2nd International Scientific Conference on Contemporary Research in Phonetics and Phonology: Methods, Aspects and Problems. Latvian Language Institute, University of Latvia. http://www.lulavi.lv/conferences (11/14)

21-23 May 2015. 4th International Conference on English Pronunciation: Issues & Practices (EPIP4). Prague, Czech Republic. http://fu.ff.cuni.cz/epip4/ (12/13)

28-30 May 2015 Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody (ETAP3). Urbana-Champaign, USA. http://dgwatson.wix.com/etap3 (10/14)

##19-21 June 2015.  Approaches to Phonetics and Phonology (APAP 2015). “Phonology and its interfaces” Lublin, Poland.  http://www.apap.kul.pl (12/14)

##24-26 June 2015. Child Phonology Conference, Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. icpc2015 at mun.ca 12/14

29-30 June 2015. Phonetics and Phonology in Europe (PaPE) 2015. Cambridge, UK. http://www.ling.cam.ac.uk/pape (10/14)

##29 June – 1 July 2015 Annual conference of The French Phonology Network “Phonology and Writing”. Université Bordeaux Montaigne, Bordeaux, France. http://erssab.u-bordeaux3.fr/ (12/14)

26-31 July 2015. Prosodic Constructions in Dialog (Panel at the 14th International Pragmatics Conference). Antwerp, Belgium. http://www.cs.utep.edu/nigel/pconstructions/ (09/14)

##3-7 August 2015. IX LABLITA and IV LEEL International Workshop, Belo Horizonte, Brasil, http://www.letras.ufmg.br/ixlablitaandivleel/   (12/14)
5-7 August 2015. Phonetics Teaching and Learning Conference (PTLC2015). London, UK. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/pals/study/cpd/cpd-courses/ptlc/ (11/14)

10-14 August 2015. 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS2015). Glasgow, Scotland. http://www.icphs2015.info/ (02/14)

12 August 2015. Evolution of Phonetic Capabilities: Causes, Constraints and Consequences. Satellite meeting of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS2015). Glasgow, Scotland. http://www.icphs2015.info/Meetings.aspx (11/14)

6-10 September 2015. Interspeech 2015. Dresden, Germany. http://interspeech2015.org/ (11/14)

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  CONFERENCES
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GLOW Workshop 
Paris, April 18, 2015

The implications of computation and learnability for phonological theory

Crystallizing a widespread feeling, Mark van Oostendorp recently writes: ''It is fair to say that we know much more about sound patterns in human language than people did at the beginning of the 20th Century. At the same time, many phonologists seem to feel that we have not yet reached the standards of some of the 'hard' sciences.'' A clear obstacle to progress seems to be the fact that competing phonological theories are underdetermined by sheer typological and linguistic data. Moving beyond descriptive adequacy, Alan Prince thus proposes that ''rational arguments about two theories' comparative success […] depend on a broad assessment of their properties.'' Among the formal properties of a phonological theory which are becoming crucial for its comparative assessment are its computability and learnability properties. 

This workshop thus aims at investigating the implications of computation and learnability for phonological theory. The issues addressed include (but are not limited to): the computability/intractability of phonological grammars and the debate among derivational, representational, and constraint-based frameworks; learnability guarantees and the debate between competing modes of constraint interaction; the characterization of phonological patterns within the sub-regular hierarchy and the expressive power of phonological formalisms; the learnability filter and its implications for the evaluation of the typologies predicted by competing phonological theories; methods for constraint induction and the problem of grounding phonology into phonetics; the impact of statistical methods and the divide between categorical and gradient models of phonological competence; the learnability of phonological processes conditioned by prosodic domains and its implications for the syntax/phonology interface. The workshop adopts an inclusive perspective, open to any computational approach and any phonological framework. 

Final Call for Papers:

This workshop will collect talks that address these and other related questions. We are particularly interested in talks that relate notions of stativity to notions of eventivity.

Abstract submission deadline: December 1, 2014
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2015
Workshop date: April 18, 2015

Submissions:

We invite abstracts for a 20 minute oral presentation followed by a 10 minute discussion. Abstracts should be anonymous and should not exceed 2 pages in length (A4 or letter-size, in 12 pt. font, with 1-inch/2.5-cm margins), including examples and references. The language of the workshop is English. Abstracts should be submitted through the GLOW 38 Easychair page (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=glow38), specifying that the submission should be considered for the workshop.


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Approaches to Phonology and Phonetics (APAP 2015)
19-21 June, 2015
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
 
APAP is an international biennial conference organized by two Polish universities:

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, (UMCS)
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, (KUL)

The conference intends to provide a forum for sharing theoretical, empirical and pedagogical findings on all aspects of phonology and phonetics, with particular attention paid to how the two domains of research relate to each other. Each conference has a leading theme which guarantees a focused debate and, as an outcome, a monographic publication of articles.
 
Leading theme:“Phonology and its interfaces”

The following scholars have kindly agreed to deliver plenary talks:

SilkeHamann (University of Amsterdam)
John Harris (University College London) 
Marc van Oostendorp (Maartens Institute, Amsterdam)
Tobias Scheer (University of Nice)

The conference fee for Polish participants is 350 PLN and 100 euros for foreign guests. It covers organization costs, conference materials, one conference dinner, 3 lunches, refreshments (coffee breaks) and a sightseeing tour, but not the cost of accommodation. However, special accommodation rates will be arranged for the participants (25-40 euros per night including breakfast) in the hotels close to the university campus. Further details will be provided on our web page http://www.apap.kul.pl
 
For further information on APAP email Conference Chair at the following address: apapconference2015 at gmail.com.


We invite proposals for papers and poster presentations concerning the main theme as well as other phonetic and phonological issues. We are also planning a separate session on Phonetics and Phonology in Foreign Language Teaching. Contributors are most welcome.

Leading theme:“Phonology and its interfaces”

Papers are given 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts of 250-400 words should be emailed to the organizers at the following address: apapconference2015 at gmail.com.

Important Deadlines:

Abstract submission: February 28, 2015
Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2015
Registration and payment of conference fee: April 30, 2015


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Postgraduate Workshop on Accent, Noise, and Talker-listener Interaction 

22-Jan-2015, London, United Kingdom 
p.iverson at ucl.ac.uk  

This is a one-day public workshop as part of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network INSPIRE (Investigating Speech Processing in Realistic Environments). The workshop will consist of introductory tutorials, research talks, and submitted posters related to how talker-listener differences (e.g., language background, accent) affect speech perception and production under everyday listening conditions (e.g., noise). Speakers will include Patti Adank, Bronwen Evans, Valerie Hazan, Mark Huckvale, Paul Iverson, Melanie Pinet (University College London); Martin Cooke, Maria Luisa Garcia Lecumberri (University Del Pais Vasco); and Esther Janse (Radboud University Nijmegen).

Registration is free via the website below, but numbers are limited. Please include a statement of why you would like to attend the workshop, as well as a title/author/abstract  (no more than 150 words) if you wish to present a poster. Please register before 22 December.

http://www.inspire-itn.eu/index.php/component/content/article?id=87 

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IX LABLITA and IV LEEL International Workshop 

03-Aug-2015 - 07-Aug-2015 
Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil 
lablita.leel at gmail.com  http://www.letras.ufmg.br/ixlablitaandivleel/ 

During the last decade, extensive compilation of spontaneous speech corpora for several linguistic families has provided large amounts of data to linguistic research, often including the acoustic and prosodic dimension, which is fundamental for speech analysis. Speech corpora, therefore, represent a strong enhancement for the development of linguistic theory in several and diversified domains. However, the notion of sentence as unit of reference for spoken language analysis turns out to be strongly limiting as well as inconsistent with the available data. Different paradigms point at various possible ways to identify structural properties of spoken language, including its unit of reference. Starting from direct comparison of empirical studies on several languages and linguistic families, the workshop intends to advance in the comprehension of the unit of reference for spontaneous speech and toprofit from the discussion of the results of multiple theoretical approaches in order to define a common ground.
 


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The French Phonology Network is launching a call for papers for its 2015 annual conference. The 2015 edition will take place from 29 June to 2 July 2015 at the Université Bordeaux Montaigne in Bordeaux, France.

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speakers will be: 

- Jean-Pierre Chevrot (Un. Grenoble 3)
- Jean Lowenstamm (Un. Paris Diderot)
- Timothy Vance (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Tokyo)

The chosen topic for this year’s thematic session is “phonology and writing”. 

Rendaku Workshop:
A post-conference workshop on Japanese phonology focussing on rendaku (‘sequential voicing’) will be held right after the RFP meeting on July 2, in joint organization with the NINJAL (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Tokyo).

We invite submissions to the 13th RFP for both oral and poster presentations. Oral presentations will be scheduled for 35-minute time slots (25 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion).

The organizers want to emphasize the fact that poster submissions should not be considered as less prestigious than oral presentations. The decision to present an oral communication or a poster should depend on the type of issues and results that are presented.  

Submissions are welcomed from linguists working in any school or theoretical framework. Topics of interest may relate to phonology in general or propose a phonological analysis of a linguistic phenomenon in a specific language. Topics may focus on, but are not limited to, signal processing, perception, acquisition, diachrony, dialectology, formalism, epistemology, descriptive phonology and all issues which explicitly deal with phonology and its interfaces.

Abstract Submission and Review:

Abstracts can be written in either French or English. Abstracts should not exceed two pages in length (A4 pages, Times New Roman or similar, 12 point), including all examples, figures and references. Authors are requested to indicate in their abstract whether the paper is submitted for an oral or poster communication. PDF abstracts should be submitted using the EasyChair platform at the following address: 

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rfp2015bordeaux

All abstracts will undergo anonymous review by at least two referees.

Important Dates:

Call for papers: 30 November 2014
Deadline for submission: 1 March 2015
Notification of acceptance: Mid-April 2015
Final abstract submission: 1 June 2015
RFP Conference: 29 June - 1 July 2015
Rendaku workshop: 2 July 2015


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Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong is hosting a one-day conference on
tone on January 17, 2015. Tone is currently being investigated from many different angles, and we hope to shed light, either directly or peripherally, on the representation of tone, where representation is broadly construed, including acoustics,perception, production, statistics etc. This one-day event will include an hour-long poster session in the afternoon, and will assemble many of Hong Kong’s local tone experts

We invite submissions for posters and 25-minute oral presentations. Abstracts (including references and figures) should be anonymous and no more than one page.

Abstracts should be sent as a pdf (or .txt, .doc(x)) to hku.tone at gmail.com. Please write your 'last-name plus abstract' (e.g. Donohue abstract) in the subject line of your message and include the following information in the body of the message:

Author name(s), affiliation, contact information and the title of the abstract, presentation preference: talk or poster. 

For co-authored papers, please indicate the email address that should be used for correspondence.

Important Dates:

Abstracts due: 31 December 2014
Notification: 9 January 2015
Conference: 17 January 2015

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“Accentuate” is a one-day pronunciation event (21/2/15) aimed to reach out to teachers working in a variety of contexts. We welcome sessions on any aspect of pronunciation with relevance to the classroom. This broad remit covers traditional approaches as well as innovations in the field, including
technology.

The format for sessions is either a 45-minute talk / workshop or a 15-minute presentation of teaching practice, research findings or other brief input. Sessions can be delivered individually or by teams. Proposals should be made throughhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/accentuate

Wayne Rimmer
wrimmer at hotmail.com
http://pronsig.iatefl.org/Events.html 

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We are happy to announce that the next International Child Phonology Conference will take place at Memorial University, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, on June 24-26, 2015.

Following the conference’s tradition, there will be no invited speakers.

We invite proposals for oral and poster presentations covering any aspect of children’s phonological development. Topics include (but are not limited to) the first, early second language, and bilingual development of phonological systems and their relations to other aspects of the learner’s grammar, perceptual system, speech phonetics, or mental lexicon. We welcome proposals from any current theoretical and computational model of phonology and phonological development observed in either typical or protracted learners of either oral or signed languages. 

Abstracts must be submitted via the EasyAbstract website: 

http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/icpc2015

Authors should indicate whether they prefer to deliver an oral presentation or a poster. Oral presentations will be allocated 30 minutes each (including a 10-minute period for discussion). Posters will be displayed in dedicated poster sessions that do not overlap with oral presentations. Please note that we will only accept a maximum of two papers per author: one as sole or lead author, and one as secondary author.

Abstracts should be maximally 500 words long, with an additional page for references, examples, tables, and tableaux, if needed. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed anonymously. 

Abstract submission deadline: January 23, 2015


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Speaking in a foreign language: 
Enhancing the quality of classroom interaction
Konin, May 11th-13th, 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS

THEME
The conference will be devoted to various aspects of developing speaking skills in the foreign language classroom, with a particular focus on optimizing various facets of classroom interaction. It will be organized by the Institute of Modern Languages, State University of Applied Sciences, Konin, Poland, and the Department of English Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts, Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland. The languages of the conference will be English and Polish, with all the plenary talks given in the former. 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
We welcome contributions related to the theme of the conference in the form of papers (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion), workshops (60 minutes) and posters which could, among other things, focus on the following areas: 
•	aspects of interaction in the foreign language classroom;
•	psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic aspects of speech production;
•	the role of grammar and lexis in developing speaking skills;
•	the place of phonetics and phonology in developing speaking skills; 
•	pronunciation instruction in a second or foreign language; 
•	the pragmatic dimension of developing speaking skills;
•	techniques, methods and resources used in developing speaking skills;
•	communication tasks and the development of speaking skills;
•	using computer technology in learning and teaching speaking in a foreign language;
•	the role of communication strategies in speaking in a foreign language; 
•	learning strategies and the development of speaking skills; 
•	the role of oral corrective feedback;
•	assessing speaking skills in a foreign language;
•	methodology of research on learning and teaching speaking in a foreign language.

Abstracts of papers, workshops or posters in the range of 200-300 words should be submitted by e-mail to speakingconference2015 at gmail.com by March 15th, 2015. The proposals should include the title, name, affiliation, e-mail address and a short biographical note, about 60-80 words in length. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by April 12th, 2015. 

After the conference selected papers will be published in a peer-reviewed volume and the journals Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching or Konin Language Studies. Further information concerning the publication as well as the submission guidelines will be sent after the conference. 

The venue for the event will be the Conference Center of State School of Higher Professional Education in Konin, Poland at Popiełuszki 4 St. where all the plenary and parallel sessions will be held, and meals and refreshments will be served.  

For further information participants are requested to contact the Conference Secretary:

Karolina Rakowicz, MA
Institute of Modern Languages 
State University of Applied Sciences 
ul. Przyjaźni 1
62-510 Konin, Poland
tel. (63) 2497240
e-mail: speaking2015  at gmail.com

Information about the Conference and important updates can also be found on the conference website https://sites.google.com/site/speakingkonin2015/.

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  POSITIONS VACANT
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The Linguistics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites
applications for an Associate Professor tenure-track position in Phonological
Theory, starting September 1, 2015.  We seek applicants whose research
interests complement those of the current faculty and who can contribute
breadth and depth to the department with respect to research, teaching, and
advising at the graduate and undergraduate levels.  Under exceptional
circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive
consideration. 

Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. in linguistics by time of
appointment.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Applicants should submit a letter of application, statement of research and
teaching interests, curriculum vitae, copies of research papers, and evidence
of teaching ability, and the names and contact information for three
references.  Materials must be submitted through the application URL below.

Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of 2 January 2015 in order to
ensure consideration.

Application Deadline: 02-Jan-2015 
          
Web Address for Applications:http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=54826
Contact Information:
        Office Manager Tom Maxfield 
        Email: linguistics-search at linguist.umass.edu 
        Phone: 413-545-0889 
        Fax: 413-545-2792 


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The Department of Linguistics at Yale is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral
researcher in phonology for a period of up to two years (non-renewable)
beginning July 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter. Phonologists with experience in
fieldwork, prosody, phonetics, and/or laboratory phonology are particularly
encouraged to apply.

The postdoctoral associate will participate fully in and contribute to the
intellectual life of the department. (S)he will interact with faculty and
students on research and will teach at least one course or seminar per year
(possibly jointly).

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their research interests, a
current CV, and two or three representative pieces of research. Applicants
should also arrange for three reference letters to be submitted on their
behalf. All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online (the
website link is given below).

Applications received by January 31, 2015 will receive the fullest
consideration, although we will continue to review candidates until the
position is filled.

All requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by the start of the
appointment.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Application from women, persons with disabilities, members of minority groups,
and protected veterans are particularly welcomed.

Application Deadline: 30-Jun-2015 (Open until filled)
          
Web Address for Applications:https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5175 
Contact Information:
        Professor Ryan Bennett 
        Email: ryan.bennett at yale.edu 


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The department of English Language at the University of Glasgow invites applications for a number of scholarships to conduct postgraduate research. We offer world-leading expertise in modern English language and Linguistics, English Historical Linguistics, Scots and English in Scotland, and medieval English studies. We also have access to an extensive interdisciplinary network, linking us to a wide range of subjects, both in the Colleges of Arts and Social Sciences and beyond. More information on website:http://www.gla.ac.uk/subjects/englishlanguage/research/

We welcome applications for scholarships through the following scheme:
ESRC-funded Masters and PhDs.

The University of Glasgow is a member institution of the ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Doctoral Training Centre. The University welcomes applications for ESRC 1+3 (Masters + PhD) and +3 (doctoral) studentships in the following areas: 
- Social and Applied Investigations in Language (SAIL); 
- Language Sciences. 
The SAIL pathway focuses on the mechanisms and patterns of language variation in communities; the emergence, negotiation and contestation of ideologies and identity-formation in discourse and interaction; and group and individual responses to language use in institutional settings such as education, health and the legal system. The Language Sciences pathway focuses on training in techniques from cognitive science, such as computational modelling and experimental design. 

How to Apply:
More information about the studentships and the application process can be found at:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/arts/graduateschool/fundingopportunities/esrcstudentships/

Contact us for more information:
Dr Rachel Smith, Postgraduate Convener (before 4 December) rachel.smith at glasgow.ac.uk 
Prof Jane Stuart-Smith, Postgraduate Convener (after 4 December) jane.stuart-smith at glasgow.ac.uk 

Application Deadline: 16-Jan-2015 
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The University College London ESRC Doctoral Training Centre invites applications for studentships in language sciences (e.g., speech, language and communication; Experimental Phonetics, Linguistics and Pragmatics; developmental and acquired disorders; and hearing impairments). The funding can be for three years of PhD study, or 1+3 including a Master's year. 

Requirements:
Eligibility for these studentships normally requires three years of prior residency in the UK, but this requirement can be waived for students who are eligible for Advanced Quantitative Methods training. See ESRC guidance for all details.
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-and-guidance/postgraduates/prospective-students/

How to Apply:
Applicants must first contact a potential supervisor in the departments of Developmental Science, Language and Communication, Linguistics, or Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences.
For more details, please visit: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/pals/research
Once a potential supervisor has been identified, students must apply for admission to the PhD in the relevant department. 
Applications must be complete (including references) by the specified deadline (see below). 
Please also email Richard Jardine at r.jardine at ucl.ac.uk to indicate your interest in this studentship. 

Application Deadline: 16-Jan-2015 

Web Address for Applications: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospectivestudents/graduate/research/application 

Contact Information: 
        Richard Jardine 
        r.jardine at ucl.ac.uk  

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The GrEP research group at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra is pleased to announce an 18-month position associated with the project "Prosody, Gesture, and Linguistic Structure" (FFI2012-31995), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and by the SGR grant to the Group of Prosodic Studies (AGAUR, Generalitat de Catalunya). 

Universitat Pompeu Fabra is a research oriented university located in the centre of Barcelona, with a recognized body of faculty members and international students. The Department of Translation and Language Sciences at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra is listed second for Linguistics in Spain within in the QS World University rankings and among the world's top 150 universities in Linguistics. The MA and PhD programs are home to a wide range of research interests and expertise, including Theoretical Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition and Language Learning, Computational Linguistics, Discourse Studies, and Literacy Studies.

It is well known that a fundamental aspect of successful human communication resides not only in our ability to use structural and lexical patterns, but also prosody and our co-speech gestures. However, little is known about the linguistic mapping between gesture, prosody, and other linguistic structures. Three important goals of the project are the following: (a) the temporal and semantic relationship between prosody and co-speech gestures; (b) the contribution of prosody and gesture to the expression of linguistic and pragmatic meaning; and (c) the impact of prosody and gesture on L1 and L2 acquisition. One of the novelties of the proposal lies in its interdisciplinary approach. We use a combination of methods and techniques such as linguistic and prosodic/gestural analysis, as well as comparative (developmental, cross linguistic) and experimental methods such as eye tracking and brain imaging techniques. 

The PhD position is expected to start in September 2015. The position includes a monthly salary and coverage by the Spanish Social Security. The grant has some possibilities to be extended to a 3-year position. Annual renewal of the assistantship will depend upon successful progress within the doctoral program and collaboration on the research project. 

The grant holder will become part of the GrEP and UR-LING groups at UPF and will be expected to actively participate in the research activities programmed by the research group, as well as those programmed by the graduate school. The candidate will be encouraged to develop his or her own line of investigation within the research project and actively lead this subproject.

The minimum requirement for applying for the grant is to hold an MA degree in Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Science or a related field. The candidate will be expected to carry out his/her PhD project in a theme directly related to the project; thus, to have at least some background in Experimental Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Pragmatics, and Prosody, will also be considered an asset. Interested candidates should have a good command of English and at least basic knowledge of both Catalan and Spanish, or be ready to acquire both languages upon arrival.

How to Apply:
Students interested in applying please contact Pilar Prieto at pilar.prieto at upf.edu as soon as possible, and preferably no later than January or February 2015. Interested candidates should send a complete CV, a sample research paper, and a brief expression of interest. 

Application Deadline: 03-May-2015 

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Pilar Prieto 
        Roc Boronat, 138 
        Barcelona Barcelona 08018 
        Spain 

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We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of
Mathematics at Simon Fraser University. The candidate will collaborate with
Paul Tupper and other researchers in Cognitive Science at SFU. See
http://www.sfu.ca/cognitive-science/people.html for faculty interests. Current
projects include working with the phonology group in SFU’s Department of
Linguistics (professors J. Alderete and A. Farris-Trimble) or in the Cognitive
Science lab (M. Blair, director).

Applicants must either have experience in a computationally intensive branch
of linguistics or psychology, or a background in mathematics with an interest
in cognitive science.  Applicants from all disciplines are encouraged to
apply. The salary will be at a competitive level and include funding for
travel. Fellows will need to teach one undergraduate course per year.

Applications are to be submitted by e-mail to the application email below.
Applications must consist of a CV and a research statement. Please arrange
three recommendation letters with one addressing teaching to be sent
separately. Screening of applicants will begin on December 15th. Applicants
received after this date will still be considered as long as the position
remains open.

Application Deadline: 15-Dec-2014 (Open until filled)
           
Contact:  Paul Tupper  pft3 at sfu.ca 

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Lionbridge is looking for Linguistic experts for our current and possible future
projects.

Required Skills/Background:
- Bachelor’s or Master’s in General Linguistics with focus on phonetics
- Native languages: Japanese (Tokyo dialect would be preferable but not a
constraint)
- Actual working or research experience in phonetics and phonology
- Familiar with both kanji and kana scripts 
- Knowledge and experience with IPA and X-Sampa
- Strong linguistic comprehension
- Knowledge of the transcription process/rules is a plus
- Knowledge of Voice recordings and recording analysis is a plus
- Great attention to detail while working efficiently 
- Good organizational and analytical skills
- Good communication skills 
- Excellent English skills, other language skills are a plus 
- Willing and able to relocate to Gdansk for a period of 3 weeks in the
beginning of 2015 (we can also consider remote work should this not fit your
availability)

Please send us your complete resume, including your availability and salary
wish.

Application Deadline: 23-Jan-2015 
          
Email Address for Applications: jobs.tampere at lionbridge.com 
Contact Information:
        Resource coordinator Elena Pirttisalo 
        Email: elena.pirttisalo at lionbridge.com 

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Lionbridge is looking for Linguistic experts for our current and possible future
projects.

Required Skills/Background: 
- Native languages: Khmer, Lao, Nepali, Bangla, and Sinhala 
- Bachelor’s or Master’s in General Linguistics 
or
- Bachelor’s or Master’s in General Linguistics with focus on phonetics
- Actual working or research experience in phonetics and phonology
- Knowledge and experience with IPA and X-Sampa
- Strong linguistic comprehension
- Knowledge and experience with simple text processing (e.g. regular
expressions) is a plus
- Knowledge of the transcription process/rules is a plus
- Great attention to detail while working efficiently 
- Good organizational and analytical skills
- Good communication skills 
- Excellent English skills, other language skills are a plus



Application Deadline: 28-Feb-2015 
          
Email Address for Applications: jobs.tampere at lionbridge.com 
Contact Information:
        Resource Coordinator Elena Pirttisalo 
        Email: elena.pirttisalo at lionbridge.com 

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  IPA NEWS
***********
Request for donations to the Gösta Bruce Memorial Fund
 
The Gösta Bruce Memorial Fund was established by the family of the late Gösta Bruce, previous President of the IPA, to provide travel awards to student members of the IPA presenting their work at International Congresses of Phonetic Sciences. The IPA will offer these Gösta Bruce Scholarships for the next Congress, in August 2015.

 
The Gösta Bruce Memorial Fund depends on continuing donations! IPA members (and others) are asked to consider contributing to the Fund in order to increase the number of Gösta Bruce Scholarships that can be awarded to students in 2015. Information about how to contribute to the Fund is on the IPA website under “Grants – How to contribute to the Fund” (currentlyhttp://www.langsci.ucl.ac.uk/ipa/gb_memorialfund_contrib.html).

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IPA membership costs and benefits for 2015
 
The cost of renewing IPA membership for 2015 (for our Full and Student members, who renew each year) will remain the same as in the past – 45 EUR for Full and 22.50 EUR for Student members.
 
As always, a benefit of membership is a subscription to the Association’s Journal. For 2015, all members(Life, Full, Student) will receive print issues of the Journal, as before. In addition, all members will have online access to the Journal – not only to the 2015 volume, but also to all the back issues, back to 1971. Many members already have this access through their institutions, but now all members will have it, via the members-only part of our forthcoming new website. This combination of print+online access at no extra charge will be offered only for 2015; beginning in 2016, we expect to introduce different levels of membership fees for different kinds of Journal subscriptions.
 
Another benefit of membership in 2015 is a reduced registration fee for the upcoming International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, to be held in Glasgow 10-14 August. While the registration fees for the Congress have not yet been announced, IPA members will receive a discount of 30 GBP for Full members and 20 GBP for Student members. In order to receive this discount, membership dues for 2015 must be paid by February 1.
 
*We do ask that you wait until January to renew.* We are planning that 2015 memberships will be handled through the new website, and it is not yet available. In January 2015, when the new website is launched, you will receive an email from webmaster at internationalphoneticassociation.org telling you that an account has been created for you. At that point you will be able to manage your membership online (renew membership, update contact details, etc.)
 

 
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 Other items of interest
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 If you use Praat to extract phonetic measurements and R to perform quantitative analysis, a new R package (named ''PraatR'') is available that might make your life easier. PraatR circumvents the inefficiency of exporting and importing between the two programs (and juggling multiple scripting languages) by enabling you to conduct the entire analysis from within R. Thecore of PraatR is the R function 'praat()', which has Praat perform an analysis and then either bring the result directly into R or export it as a textfile. With the combined power of these two programs, it becomes possible to innovate novel analyses, e.g. advanced visualization or interactivity features.

PraatR is released under the GNU General Public License and runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Further information can be found on the PraatR website, including installation instructions, a usage tutorial, and a database of supported commands: http://www.aaronalbin.com/praatr/

Aaron Albin
Indiana University - Bloomington

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The deadline for material for the next foNETiks newsletter is 31 December 2014.
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