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LINGUIST List 25.1217

Tue Mar 11 2014

Calls: Sociolinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Phonetics, Psycholinguistics/Denmark

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 10-Mar-2014
From: Marjoleine Sloos <mslooscas.au.dk>
Subject: Bias in Speech Perception
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Full Title: Bias in Speech Perception

Date: 19-Sep-2014 - 19-Sep-2014
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Contact Person: Marjoleine Sloos
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://interactingminds.au.dk/events/single-events/artikel/bias-in-auditory-perception

Linguistic Field(s): Neurolinguistics; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 19-Sep-2014

Meeting Description:

This session is devoted to studies on the occurrence of bias in speech perception, its neurolinguistic correlates, and the factors that correlate with perceptual bias.

Recent research showed that speech perception can be influenced by social categorization. Perceived age, gender, the overall dialect or ethnolect, the sexual orientation, and the ethnic background of the speaker are among the factors that may lead to certain expectations regarding the pronunciation. Subsequently, these expectations can easily lead to misjudgements regarding accuracy of speech in e.g. speech therapy or second language acquisition. These expectations may also lead to misidentification of speech segments among naïve speakers as well as professional linguists. This potentially affects speech transcriptions in dialectology and sociolinguistics and phonological descriptions in fieldwork and anthropological linguistics.

Keynote Speakers:

Ocke Bohn (Aarhus University) on bias in second language phonetics.
Katie Drager (University of Hawaii) on perceptual bias in sociolinguistics.

Call for Papers:

Abstracts can be submitted before July 1, 2014. Notification of acceptance follows on July 15, 2014. Abstracts should not exceed 200 words excluding references and should be submitted as a pdf. Paper submissions are welcomed for a peer-reviewed special issue about auditory bias. Please use EasyAbs to upload your abstract:


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