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LINGUIST List 20.3665

Thu Oct 29 2009

Calls: Historical Ling, Phonetics, Phonology, Typology/Spain

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Maria-Josep Solé, Workshop on Sound Change

Message 1: Workshop on Sound Change
Date: 28-Oct-2009
From: Maria-Josep Solé <mariajosep.soleuab.cat>
Subject: Workshop on Sound Change
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Full Title: Workshop on Sound Change
Short Title: WSC

Date: 21-Oct-2010 - 22-Oct-2010
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact Person: Maria-Josep Solé
Meeting Email: mariajosep.soleuab.cat

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Typology

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2010

Meeting Description:

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and the Institut d'Estudis Catalans
(IEC) will be hosting a workshop on 'Sound Change' in October 2010. The workshop
will take place in the Casa de la Convalescencia, in downtown Barcelona.

This workshop is intended as a meeting point for exchanging ideas and sharing
analytical techniques, as well as for stimulating discussion and collaborative
efforts. The workshop will consist of plenary talks, invited talks, discussion
sessions and a poster session.

The workshop is organised by Maria-Josep Solé and Daniel Recasens as part of the
activities of the research group in Experimental Phonetics (SGR, Generalitat de

Call for Papers

The goal of the workshop is to examine current approaches to sound change from a
variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives, with an emphasis on the
initiation of sound change. It is intended as a meeting point for exchanging
ideas and sharing analytical techniques, as well as for stimulating discussion
and collaborative efforts. Dialectal and social phonetic variation, the role of
perceptual and articulatory factors, analysis techniques, models of
phonologisation, articulatory modelling, as well as typological patterns of
change will be considered.

The workshop will consist of plenary talks, invited talks, discussion sessions
and poster sessions.

Plenary Speakers:
Joan L. Bybee, University of New Mexico
Gerry Docherty, Newcastle University
Louis M. Goldstein, University of Southern California and Haskins Laboratories
John J. Ohala, University of California at Berkeley
Joseph C. Salmons, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Invited Speakers (confirmed so far):
Michael Grosvald, University of California, Davis
Mark Hale, Concordia University
Jonathan Harrington, Institut fuer Phonetik und Sprachverarbeitung
Marianne Pouplier, Institut fuer Phonetik und Sprachverarbeitung
Daniel Recasens, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Institut d'Estudis Catalans
Joaquín Romero, Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Maria-Josep Solé, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Abstract Submission:
Papers on research examining processes of sound change from an empirical
perspective are invited for poster presentation.

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 January 2010
Notification of acceptance: 1 February 2010
Dates of conference: 21-22 October 2010

Submission Guidelines:
An author may submit at most one single and one joint abstract.
- Abstracts are limited to one single-spaced page, including data and examples.
All texts should fit within an A4 page, 12-point font with 2.5cm (approx.
1-inch) margin all around.

- Abstract submission is by e-mail attachment only. Save your anonymous one-
page abstract as a PDF file and name it with your last name. Send the abstract
as a PDF attachment to the two following addresses: mariajosep.soleuab.cat,

- In you e-mail, please make sure to include the following information:
Title of your paper
Name(s) of author(s)
Affiliation (department and university)
Preferred email address (where notification of acceptance should be sent).

All abstracts must be written in English.
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