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LINGUIST List 18.82

Thu Jan 11 2007

Calls: Phonetics, Phonology/France; Applied Linguistics/Greece

Editor for this issue: Dan Parker <danlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Rachid Ridouane, Where Do Features Come From?
        2.    Stefanos Vlachopoulos, Foreign Language Teaching in Tertiary Education 2


Message 1: Where Do Features Come From?
Date: 01-Jan-2007
From: Rachid Ridouane <rachid.ridouanewanadoo.fr>
Subject: Where Do Features Come From?


Full Title: Where Do Features Come From?

Date: 04-Oct-2007 - 05-Oct-2007
Location: Paris, France
Contact Person: Rachid Ridouane
Meeting Email: rachid.ridouanewanadoo.fr

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2007

Meeting Description:

The conference will bring together researchers interested in feature theory in
order to explore the cognitive and phonetic bases of distinctive features. The
aim is to assess the progress made and future directions to take in this
interdisciplinary enterprise, and to provide researchers and graduate students
from diverse backgrounds with a forum for discussion.

Where Do Features Come From ? Phonological Primitives in the Brain, the Mouth,
and the Ear

Speech sounds are made up of atomic units termed ''distinctive features'',
''phonological features'' or ''phonetic features'', according to the researcher.
These units, which have achieved a notable success in the domain of phonological
description, may also be central to the cognitive encoding of speech, which
allows the variability of the acoustic signal to be related to a small number of
categories relevant for the production and perception of spoken languages. In
spite of the fundamental role that features play in current linguistics, current
research continues to raise many basic questions concerning their cognitive
status, their role in speech production and perception, the relation they have
to measurable physical properties in the articulatory and acoustic/auditory
domains, and their role in first and second language acquisition. The conference
will bring together researchers working in these and related areas in order to
explore how features originate and how they are cognitively organized and
phonetically implemented. The aim is to assess the progress made and future
directions to take in this interdisciplinary enterprise, and to provide
researchers and graduate students from diverse backgrounds with a stimulating
forum for discussion.

Authors are invited to submit an anonymous two-page abstract by April 30, 2007
to rachid.ridouanewanadoo.fr, accompanied by a separate page stating name(s) of
author(s), contact information, and a preference for oral paper vs. poster
presentation. Contributions presenting new experimental results are particularly
welcome. Notification e-mails will be sent out by June 15, 2007. Publication of
selected papers is envisaged.

Conference topics include, but are not limited to:
- Phonetic correlates of distinctive features
- Acoustic-articulatory modelling of features
- Quantal definitions of distinctive features
- Role of subglottal and/or side-cavity resonances in defining feature boundaries
- Auditory/acoustic cues to acoustic feature correlates
- Visual cues to distinctive features
- Within- and across-language variability in feature realization
- Enhancement of weak feature contrasts
- Phonological features and speech motor commands
- Features and the mental lexicon
- Neurological representation of features
- Features in early and later language acquisition
- Features in the perception and acquisition of non-native languages
- Features in speech disorders

The two-day conference (October 4-5, 2007) will consist of four invited talks,
four half-day sessions of oral presentations (30 minutes including discussion),
and one or two poster sessions.

- Invited Speakers
Alec Marantz (MIT)
Kiyoshi Honda (ATR Labs, Kyoto and LPP, Paris)
Hyunsoon Kim (Hongik University, Seoul)
Shinji Maeda (ENST, Paris)
Tracy Alan Hall (Indiana University)
Sharon Peperkamp (University of Paris 8 Saint-Denis and LSCP, Paris)

- Scientific Committee
Abigail Cohn (Cornell University)
Jacques Durand (Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail)
John Goldsmith (University of Chicago)
Elisabeth Hume (Ohio State University)
Keith Johnson (University of Berkeley)
Patricia Keating (UCLA)
Bernard Laks (Université de Paris 10)
Aditi Lahiri (University of Konstanz)
Marina Nespor (University of Ferrara)
Janet Pierrehumbert (Northwestern University)
Yvan Rose (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Kenneth Stevens (MIT)
Jacqueline Vaissière (Université de Paris 3)
Sophie Wauquier (Université de Paris 10)

- Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline: 30 April 2007
Notification of acceptance or rejection: 15 June 2007
Conference : 4-5 October, 2007

- Organizers
Rachid Ridouane (Laboratory of Phonetics and Phonology, Paris)
Nick Clements (Laboratory of Phonetics and Phonology, Paris)
Message 2: Foreign Language Teaching in Tertiary Education 2
Date: 29-Dec-2006
From: Stefanos Vlachopoulos <vlach-cfotenet.gr>
Subject: Foreign Language Teaching in Tertiary Education 2



Full Title: Foreign Language Teaching in Tertiary Education 2

Date: 07-Jun-2007 - 08-Jun-2007
Location: Igoumenitsa, Greece, Greece
Contact Person: Stefanos Vlachopoulos
Meeting Email: vlach-cfotenet.gr

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2007

Meeting Description:

The Department of Applied Foreign Languages in Management and Commerce of the
Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, Greece invites you to contribute
to the conference taking place on the 7th and 8th June 2007 at the campus in
Igoumenitsa. The title of the conference is Foreign language teaching in
tertiary education 2.

Epirus Institute of Technology
Department of Applied Foreign Languages in Management and Commerce
Igoumenitsa, Greece

International Conference
7th and 8th June 2007
Foreign Language Teaching in Tertiary Education 2

Subject areas
1. Re(-structuring) of curricula
In the first subject area we welcome abstracts dealing with the methodology,
experience, and feedback from an initial curriculum introduction and the
restructuring of both undergraduate and postgraduate curricula involving the
study of languages.
2. Teaching linguistic skills in tertiary education
Abstracts dealing with the teaching of linguistic skills in tertiary education
fall within the framework of this subject area. The term linguistic skill
should be conceived in a wider sense encompassing not only the traditional
skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) but also communication
techniques such as translation, interpreting, the application of Information and
communication technology in class, etc.
3. Teaching foreign languages interdisciplinarily and interculturally
In the third subject area we welcome abstracts dealing both with the
interdisciplinary instruction of foreign languages (LSP) and with teaching
focusing on the cultural aspects of interlingual communication.
4. Foreign Languages and Management
In the fourth subject area we welcome abstracts dealing with the relationship
between foreign languages and management both in the public and in the private
sector. The proposed papers should go into the poorly researched interaction
between foreign languages and management.
The abstracts should not exceed 300 words (in Greek or English), and they should
have the following form:
- Title of paper
- Name of author and affiliation
- Text
The abstract should be sent by e-mail by 28th February 2007 to one of the
following addresses:
Themistocles Gogas thegogasteiep.gr
Stefanos Vlachopoulos vlach-cfotenet.gr
The abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee. The applicants will
be notified regarding the acceptance or not of their proposal by the end of
March and they will receive instructions for the preparation of the final papers.
For any queries concerning the conference, please contact us at one of the above
e-mail addresses or call/fax 00302665049861.

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