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Full Title: (Phonetic) Building Blocks of Speech

Short Title: PBBS
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Start Date: 18-Sep-2014 - 20-Sep-2014
Contact: Alexandra D'Arcy
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://web.uvic.ca/ling/pbbs/
Meeting Description: PBBS is intended to honour John Esling, FRSC, and his vast contributions to linguistics in general and Articulatory Phonetics in particular.

Professor John Esling has had a distinguished and prolific career on the forefront of Articulatory Phonetics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, former editor of the Journal of the International Phonetic Association, the former secretary and current President of the International Phonetic Association, and an internationally renowned leader in the field of Phonetic Sciences. (Phonetic) Building Blocks of Speech is intended to honour him and his immeasurable contributions to his field, his students, and his colleagues. It is also intended to reflect and carry forward his legacy of rigorous empirical and applied (phonetic) research.

Invited Speakers:

Jared Bernstein
Lise Crevier-Buchman
John Laver
Scott Moisik
Francis Nolan
Shahrzad Saif

Themes of the conference, corresponding to areas of research in which Professor Esling has been most active, are:

1) Articulatory phonetics
2) Phonetic typology
3) Acquisition of first and second language phonetics
4) Language learning and teaching
5) Clinical linguistics, speech sciences, and audiology
6) Speech technology
Linguistic Subfield: Phonetics
LL Issue: 24.5189

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