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LINGUIST List 21.3879

Sun Oct 03 2010

Calls: Language Acquisition, Phonology/UK

Editor for this issue: Elyssa Winzeler <elyssalinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Tamar Keren-Portnoy, International Child Phonology Conference

Message 1: International Child Phonology Conference
Date: 01-Oct-2010
From: Tamar Keren-Portnoy <tkp502york.ac.uk>
Subject: International Child Phonology Conference
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Full Title: International Child Phonology Conference
Short Title: ICPC

Date: 15-Jun-2011 - 17-Jun-2011
Location: York, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Marilyn Vihman
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://yorkconferences.com/Delegate_Information/International_Child_Phonology_Conference.aspx

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Phonology

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2010

Meeting Description:

The International Child Phonology Conference (ICPC) 2011 will take place at the University of York, England, June 16-17, preceded by a one-day workshop on cross-linguistic studies of phonetic and/or phonological development, June 15. The ICPC has met annually for about 30 years, originally in the Midwestern American states, as a forum for talks and discussion on any aspect of children’s phonological development. Presentations deal with a broad range of topics, covering theoretical and applied concerns, phonetics and phonology, typical and atypical development, infants, toddlers and older children, and oral and signed language.

Call for Papers

Main conference:

We invite proposals for papers and posters covering any aspect of child phonetics and/or phonology.

Pre-conference workshop on cross-linguistic projects on phonetic and/or
phonological development:

We invite submissions for oral presentations reporting on goals, methods and findings of collaborative cross-linguistic projects on phonetic and/or phonological development. We welcome either one or two talks per project; where two talks (and speakers) are planned, one should focus on the theoretical or practical motivation for the project and the other on presenting comparative data. No more than two abstracts should be submitted from any one project. Talks will be 30-45 minutes long, depending on the number of submissions. Talks which cannot be fitted into the workshop due to time limitations will be considered for the main conference.

Following the child phonology conference tradition, we will have no invited speakers.

Abstracts will be peer-reviewed anonymously by members of the organizing committee.

Conference website

The site is still under construction, but should become live very soon. Abstracts for both the main conference and the workshop (up to 300 words per presentation) should be submitted directly to the conference website. Authors submitting to the main conference should indicate whether they prefer to present an oral paper or a poster. Oral presentations will be allocated a 30-minute slot each, to include a 5-10 minute discussion. The final format of the presentation will be decided on by the committee. Detailed instructions for abstract submission will be posted on the conference website soon.

Key dates
Abstract submission: December 1, 2010
Notification of outcome: January 15, 2011
Registration start: February 1, 2011
Programme published on website: February 15, 2011

Early registration, regular: 60 euros
Early registration, student: 30 euros
Late registration (after 1 May), regular: 80 euros
Late registration (after 1 May), student: 40 euros

Linguistics at York

The Department of Language and Linguistic Science at York (L&LS) is one of the leading centres in the UK for teaching and research in theoretical and empirical linguistics.

Specialisation areas of interest for ICPC participants include phonetics and phonology, language development, psycholinguistics and forensic speech science. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, L&LS ranked second in the UK for linguistic research. In the 2010 National Student Survey (NSS), the department was ranked 1st in the UK on several indicators of teaching quality. L&LS has six taught masters programmes, including an MA in Phonological Development in Childhood, which we believe to be the first such specialization anywhere in the world.


We expect to admit our first students to this programme in 2011.


Some rooms will be available on campus, but we expect that most participants will want to book a hotel or B&B in town (a 10-minute bus-ride to campus or a 30-minute walk, typically). We will provide links on our website to help you to find all of these options.

For further information please contact the organizers, Marilyn Vihman
(mv509york.ac.uk) or Tamar Keren-Portnoy (tkp502york.ac.uk).

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