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Full Title: Phonetics Teaching and Learning Conference
         
Short Title: PTLC
Location: London, United Kingdom
Start Date: 08-Aug-2013 - 10-Aug-2013
Contact: Joanna Przedlacka
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychlangsci/ptlc
Meeting Description: We are delighted to announce that the 8th Phonetics Teaching and Learning Conference will take place on 8-10 August 2013. PTLC is a biennial international conference devoted to the teaching, learning and assessment of phonetics. The conference will feature oral presentations of (peer-reviewed) papers, an invited keynote, and published proceedings (of full 4-page papers).

Keynote speaker: Sue Fox (Queen Mary, University of London)

PTLC began in 1999, and has been hosted regularly at UCL since then. It provides a unique forum for research concerned with all aspects of the teaching, learning and assessment of phonetics, including (but not confined to):

- general phonetics
- phonetics for speech therapy and audiology
- phonetics for the performing arts
- phonetics for language teaching
- forensic phonetics
- the use of IT and distance learning in phonetics
Linguistic Subfield: Phonetics
LL Issue: 24.24


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