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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Full Title: ‘R-atics4

Location: Autrans (Grenoble), France
Start Date: 29-Oct-2013 - 31-Oct-2013
Contact: Paolo Mairano
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Meeting URL: http://www.gipsa-lab.fr/colloque/ratics4/
Meeting Description: The SLD research team (Systèmes Liguistiques et Dialectologie) and the DPC (Département Parole et Cognition) of GIPSA-Lab (Grenoble) are pleased to announce that ‘R-atics 4 will be held in Grenoble (Autrans), on the 29-31 October 2013. ‘R-atics gathers an international network of researchers working on different issues concerning r sounds and has been previously organised in Nijmegen (The Netherlands), Bruxelles (Belgium) and Bozen (Italy). This is an international mid-size specific conference that enhances mutual cooperation in a friendly environment on phonetic, phonological and sociolinguistic aspects of rhotics. For the 2013 edition, we introduce a special session on the theme rhotics in dialectological atlases, co-ordinated by Hans van de Velde (Universiteit Utrecht) and Michele Contini (Université Stendhal Grenoble 3). Yohan Payan from Timsey-Lab (Grenoble) will present a tutorial on possible biomechanical reasons for the variability of r sounds.

Invited Speakers:

Prof. Leda Bisol, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (Brasil)
Dr. Chiara Celata, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pise (Italy)
Prof. Fang Hu, Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (China)
Prof. Ian Maddieson, University of New Mexico and University of California, Berkley (USA)


Didier Demolin: GIPSA-Lab, Grenoble (France)
Paolo Mairano: Università di Torino (Italy) / GIPSA-Lab, Grenoble (France)
Rita Demasi: GIPSA-Lab, Grenoble (France)
Linguistic Subfield: Phonology; Sociolinguistics; Phonetics
LL Issue: 23.5033

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