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LINGUIST List 22.1486

Thu Mar 31 2011

Calls: Phonetics, Applied Linguistics/China

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        1.     Helen Fraser , Phonetics Teaching & Learning: Trends & Directions

Message 1: Phonetics Teaching & Learning: Trends & Directions
Date: 30-Mar-2011
From: Helen Fraser <helenbfrasergmail.com>
Subject: Phonetics Teaching & Learning: Trends & Directions
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Full Title: Phonetics Teaching & Learning: Trends & Directions

Date: 17-Aug-2011 - 21-Aug-2011
Location: Hong Kong, China
Contact Person: Jose A. Mompean
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Phonetics

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2011

Meeting Description:

Phonetics Teaching and Learning: Recent Trends, New Directions
Special Session at the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
(Hong Kong, August 17-21, 2011 http://www.icphs2011.hk/)

The special session will aim to bring together phoneticians interested in phonetics pedagogy (for example, contents, methods, tools and resources, assessment) including the application of new technological developments to the teaching and learning of phonetics (IT-based teaching, distance/online education, social networks) and the intersection of phonetic science with different teaching and learning contexts (such as phonetics theory teaching, language teaching).

The session builds upon a sustained and growing interest in pedagogical issues evidenced at previous ICPhS congresses, which have commonly incorporated phonetics pedagogy themes and sessions. An international concern with phonetics teaching and learning is also revealed by the successful PTLC (Phonetics Teaching and Learning Conference), an established series of biennial international academic meetings on phonetics pedagogy (visit http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/ptlc/ for further details). For 2011, instead of a further conference in London, the PTLC resources and network will be used to promote the ICPhS special session, and PTLC2011 will be regarded as subsumed into ICPhS. However, a set of proceedings for PTLC2011 will appear (online) as a satellite publication to ICPhS.

Please visit http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/ptlc/ptlc2011/special-session.php for further details


Michael Ashby (University College London, UK)
Helen Fraser (University of New England, Australia)
Jose A. Mompeán (University of Murcia, Spain)

Call for Papers:

The special session will be of interest to those phoneticians concerned with:

- Pedagogy directed at linguistics and phonetics specialists
- Teaching and learning the pronunciation of a second or foreign language
- Application of phonetics in teacher training
- Designing new web-based tools and materials, and effective use of existing resources.

The Phonetics teaching and learning special session (1hr 20m) will consist of a review presentation surveying the field, two papers describing new developments drawn from those submitted to the special session, and a discussion forum.

Papers Already Submitted:

Given the likely number of submissions, it is probable that one or more regular oral and poster sessions of the congress will also be devoted to pedagogical topics. If you have already submitted a paper to ICPhS on a related topic, you are invited to make contact. We hope to provide a focus and contact point for all participants with interests in this field.

New Call for Papers:

There is space in the special session for two contributed oral papers. Preference will be given to contributions which describe new developments in the field, and to those with a wide remit (for example, review papers). Submissions are invited in the form of extended abstracts (at least 750 words) or full papers, and should be sent (directly to the special session organisers) by the extended deadline of April 30th 2011. Submissions should be sent to ptlc-submissionslangsci.ucl.ac.uk. The subject should say 'IPChS/PTLC 2011 submission'.

Accepted contributions will then need to follow the submission format for regular papers, available at http://www.icphs2011.hk/ICPHS_CallForPaper.htm and provided that papers are in their final form by May 15th they should be included in the ICPhS Proceedings in the usual way. An associated paper presented in the special session does not count towards the first-author submission limit for the regular sessions of ICPhS.

Special Session Discussion Topics:

The special session will conclude with a chaired Discussion Forum, and you are invited to submit proposals (directly to the session organisers) for topics to be included. Topics of wide application will clearly be most suitable. For example:

- How do the tools of Web 2.0 (cloud computing, social networks, video sharing) impact on phonetics teaching and learning?
- What can neuroscience tell us about language aptitude and talent?
- Are pedagogical issues adequately represented in the remits of our professional bodies, journals, grant-awarding bodies, and research assessment panels?


Although no separate PTLC conference will take place in 2011, it is proposed to publish a collection of papers online as Proceedings of PTLC2011. These will be reviewed, selected and edited by the existing scientific committee of PTLC. The Proceedings will contain:

- A report on the ICPhS Special Session, particularly the topics and outcomes of Discussion Forum
- Papers from those submitted by the April 30th ICPhS special session deadline, though not selected for inclusion in the special session
- Further papers, submitted by a final deadline of June 30th 2011

Published papers will be in accordance with the 2011 ICPhS template. Only full papers--not abstracts or extended abstracts--will be considered for PTLC.

Contact Details:

All questions relating to the special session should be addressed directly to the organisers:

Michael Ashby m.ashbyucl.ac.uk
Helen Fraser helenbfrasergmail.com
Jose A. Mompeán mompeanum.es

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