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LINGUIST List 19.302

Fri Jan 25 2008

Calls: Phonetics/France; Creole,Typology/Canada

Editor for this issue: F. Okki Kurniawan <okkilinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Susanne Fuchs, 8th International Seminar on Speech Production
        2.    Parth Bhatt, Colloquium on the Typology of Creole Languages

Message 1: 8th International Seminar on Speech Production
Date: 25-Jan-2008
From: Susanne Fuchs <fuchszas.gwz-berlin.de>
Subject: 8th International Seminar on Speech Production
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Full Title: 8th International Seminar on Speech Production
Short Title: 8th ISSP

Date: 08-Dec-2008 - 12-Dec-2008
Location: Strasbourg, France
Contact Person: Susanne Fuchs
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://issp2008.loria.fr/

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics

Call Deadline: 28-Mar-2008

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce that the eighth International Seminar on Speech Production – ISSP 2008 will be held in Strasbourg, Alsace, France from 8 to 12 December, 2008. We are looking forward to continuing the tradition established at previous ISSP meetings in Grenoble, Leeds, Old Saybrook, Autrans, Kloster Seeon, Sydney, and Ubatuba of providing a congenial forum for presentation and discussion of current research in all aspects of speech production.

Call for Papers

The following invited speakers have accepted to present their ongoing research works:
- Vincent Gracco
- Sadao Hiroya
- Alexis Michaud
- Marianne Pouplier
- Gregor Schoener

Topics Covered
Topics of interest for ISSP'2008 include, but are not restricted to the following:
- Articulatory-acoustic relations
- Perception-action control
- Intra- and inter-speaker variability
- Articulatory synthesis
- Acoustic to articulatory inversion
- Connected speech processes
- Coarticulation
- Prosody
- Biomechanical modeling
- Models of motor control
- Audiovisual synthesis
- Aerodynamic models and data
- Cerebral organization and neural correlates of speech
- Disorders of speech motor control
- Instrumental techniques
- Speech and language acquisition
- Audio-visual speech perception
- Plasticity of speech production and perception

In addition, the following special sessions are currently being planned:
- Speech inversion (Yves Laprie)
- Experimental techniques investigating speech (Susanne Fuchs and Pascal Perrier)

For abstract submission, please include:
- The name(s) of the author(s);
- Affiliations, a contact e-mail address;
- Whether you prefer an oral or a poster presentation in the first lines of the body of the message.

All abstracts should be no longer than 2 pages (font 12 points, Times) and written in English. Deadline for abstract submission is the 28 March 2008. All details can be viewed at
Notification of acceptance will be given on 21 April 2008.

The organizers:
Rudolph Sock
Susanne Fuchs
Yves Laprie

Message 2: Colloquium on the Typology of Creole Languages
Date: 24-Jan-2008
From: Parth Bhatt <parth.bhattutoronto.ca>
Subject: Colloquium on the Typology of Creole Languages
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Full Title: Colloquium on the Typology of Creole Languages

Date: 20-Aug-2008 - 23-Aug-2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact Person: Parth Bhatt
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Typology

Language Family(ies): Creole

Call Deadline: 12-Feb-2008

Meeting Description:

The aim of this colloquium is to further our understanding of the linguistic properties of Creole languages. More specifically, this colloquium will seek to examine the typological status of Creoles by examining empirical evidence concerning the morphological, phonological, syntactic and semantic properties found in Creole languages. The possibility of establishing sub-groups of Creole languages and the relation between the linguistic features found in Creole languages and the linguistic features of the languages in the contact situation that gave rise to the Creole will also be studied. Overall the contributions will further our understanding of the typological characteristics of Creole languages.

2nd Call for Papers

Colloquium on the Typology of Creole languages

August 20th-23rd 2008

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Invited Speakers (in alphabetical order)

Peter Bakker (Aarhus University), Stéphane Goyette (Brandon University), Alain Kihm, (University of Paris), Thomas Klein (Georgia Southern University), John McWhorter (Manhattan Institute), Mikael Parkvall (Stockholm University), Ingo Plag (Siegen University)

Papers with a cross-linguistic perspective (i.e. involving more than a single Creole or other language) dealing with the following topics are encouraged:

a) Comparisons of the linguistic properties of Creole languages in general;
b) Comparisons of the linguistic properties of Creole languages sharing a common lexifier language;
c) Comparisons of the linguistic properties of Creole languages with different lexifier languages;
d) Comparisons between linguistic properties of Creole languages and those of other language families;
e) Investigations of the possible sub-groupings of Creole languages based on linguistic properties;
f) Contrasts between Creole languages and non-Creole languages.

All those participants whose papers are accepted by the selection committee will have free accommodation at the Sutton Place Hotel in Toronto during the colloquium. Space is, however, limited to a total of fifteen participants and seven invited speakers.

All abstracts must follow the attached guidelines and must be received by Tuesday February 12th.

The selection committee will inform all those who have submitted an abstract of their acceptance or rejection by March 7th 2008.

Guidelines for Abstracts

Abstracts must respect the following guidelines established by the Canadian Linguistic Association:

1. Abstracts may be no longer than one (1) page, (21.6 x 27.9 cm / 8.5 x 11in) single-spaced in a 12-point font, with 1-inch (2.54 cm) margins.

2. A complete list of references cited in the abstract must also be submitted on an additional page. In order to help ensure anonymity, abstracts should not contain excessive references to their authors' publications. Furthermore, the abstract should not contain acknowledgements for grants or to granting agencies. References in the abstract should normally be limited to published works.

3. Abstracts should contain
a) a title;
b) a clear and explicit statement of the research question to be examined;
c) a clear statement of the research context, including key references;
d) an indication of the main arguments involved, including key examples, if applicable;
e) a statement of the conclusions reached and an assessment of their significance.

4. Abstracts must be submitted in two copies, one anonymous and the other with name(s) and affiliation(s) of the submitters.

5. Participants are limited to one individual and one joint abstract submission, or two joint submissions.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically, as either PDF (preferred), .DOC or .RTF files. If you use phonetic transcriptions or any other special symbols, please ensure that the necessary character fonts are embedded. Send your submissions to:


The new deadline for submission is February 12th 2008. All submissions will be acknowledged. Abstracts received after the submission deadline will be considered at the discretion of the selection committee.

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