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LINGUIST List 23.3777

Sun Sep 09 2012

Calls: Phonetics, Phonology, Socioling, Applied Ling, Language Acquisition/Poland

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 09-Sep-2012
From: Ewa Waniek-Klimczak <ewaklimuni.lodz.pl>
Subject: Accents in Contact
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Full Title: Accents in Contact
Short Title: Accents 2012

Date: 06-Dec-2012 - 08-Dec-2012
Location: Łódź, Poland
Contact Person: Ewa Waniek-Klimczak
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://filolog.uni.lodz.pl/accents

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2012

Meeting Description:

'Accents' is an annual conference organized by the Department of English Grammar and Phonetics at the University of Łódź, Poland. It brings together researchers and teachers interested in native and non-native accents of English approached from a theoretical and practical perspective. Among many issues discussed each year, the characteristics and the dynamism of accent usage in natural as well as formal teaching contexts come into the foreground, with a growing interest in the methodology and tools for accent studies. The main focus so far has been on accents of English; this year, while continuing to discuss accents from the sociophonetic, psychophonetic and didactic perspectives, we propose to widen the scope of our discussion to include the effects of accent contact not only on English, but also other languages, with the leading theme of 'Accents in Contact'.

Keynote speaker: James E. Flege, University of Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Special session: English accents in Europe: Euro-English(s)?
Convenor: Una Cunningham, University of Stockholm, Sweden

2nd Call for Papers:

Please notice that the deadline for ACCENTS 2012 is now approaching, as abstracts are due September 30.

We invite proposals for papers, workshops and posters related to the main 'Accents in Contact' theme as well as other issues related to native and non-native accents of English, including, but not limited to the ones mentioned below:

- The effect of other languages on the acquisition and usage of English
- The effect of English accents on the acquisition and usage of other languages
- Accents in English around the world, 'New Englishes', 'Euro-Englishes', etc.
- Variability in accents of English
- Native- non-native accent continuum
- Accents in EFL / ESL / ELF
- Methodology and tools for accent studies
- Teaching accents / the pronunciation of English

Please notice that each author can propose two contributions if one is intended for the main conference and the other one for a special session. Papers are given 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for discussion, workshops will typically have 45 minute slots. Please specify the intended presentation format in your proposal.

The deadline for abstract submission is September 30, 2012. Please send two copies of an abstract of up to 400 words (excluding references) to accentsuni.lodz.pl, with the intended format, name and affiliation written under the title in one copy. The proposals will go through the process of peer review, after which notifications of acceptance will be sent out by October 21, 2012.



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