LINGUIST List 18.82

Thu Jan 11 2007

Calls: Phonetics, Phonology/France; Applied Linguistics/Greece

Editor for this issue: Dan Parker <>

Directory         1.    Rachid Ridouane, Where Do Features Come From?
        2.    Stefanos Vlachopoulos, Foreign Language Teaching in Tertiary Education 2

Message 1: Where Do Features Come From?
Date: 01-Jan-2007
From: Rachid Ridouane <>
Subject: Where Do Features Come From?

Full Title: Where Do Features Come From?

Date: 04-Oct-2007 - 05-Oct-2007 Location: Paris, France Contact Person: Rachid Ridouane Meeting Email:, accompanied by a separate page stating name(s) of author(s), contact information, and a preference for oral paper vs. poster presentation. Contributions presenting new experimental results are particularly welcome. Notification e-mails will be sent out by June 15, 2007. Publication of selected papers is envisaged.

Conference topics include, but are not limited to: - Phonetic correlates of distinctive features - Acoustic-articulatory modelling of features - Quantal definitions of distinctive features - Role of subglottal and/or side-cavity resonances in defining feature boundaries - Auditory/acoustic cues to acoustic feature correlates - Visual cues to distinctive features - Within- and across-language variability in feature realization - Enhancement of weak feature contrasts - Phonological features and speech motor commands - Features and the mental lexicon - Neurological representation of features - Features in early and later language acquisition - Features in the perception and acquisition of non-native languages - Features in speech disorders

The two-day conference (October 4-5, 2007) will consist of four invited talks, four half-day sessions of oral presentations (30 minutes including discussion), and one or two poster sessions.

- Invited Speakers Alec Marantz (MIT) Kiyoshi Honda (ATR Labs, Kyoto and LPP, Paris) Hyunsoon Kim (Hongik University, Seoul) Shinji Maeda (ENST, Paris) Tracy Alan Hall (Indiana University) Sharon Peperkamp (University of Paris 8 Saint-Denis and LSCP, Paris)

- Scientific Committee Abigail Cohn (Cornell University) Jacques Durand (Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail) John Goldsmith (University of Chicago) Elisabeth Hume (Ohio State University) Keith Johnson (University of Berkeley) Patricia Keating (UCLA) Bernard Laks (Université de Paris 10) Aditi Lahiri (University of Konstanz) Marina Nespor (University of Ferrara) Janet Pierrehumbert (Northwestern University) Yvan Rose (Memorial University of Newfoundland) Kenneth Stevens (MIT) Jacqueline Vaissière (Université de Paris 3) Sophie Wauquier (Université de Paris 10)

- Important Dates Abstract submission deadline: 30 April 2007 Notification of acceptance or rejection: 15 June 2007 Conference : 4-5 October, 2007

- Organizers Rachid Ridouane (Laboratory of Phonetics and Phonology, Paris) Nick Clements (Laboratory of Phonetics and Phonology, Paris)
Message 2: Foreign Language Teaching in Tertiary Education 2
Date: 29-Dec-2006
From: Stefanos Vlachopoulos <>
Subject: Foreign Language Teaching in Tertiary Education 2

Full Title: Foreign Language Teaching in Tertiary Education 2

Date: 07-Jun-2007 - 08-Jun-2007 Location: Igoumenitsa, Greece, Greece Contact Person: Stefanos Vlachopoulos Meeting Email: The abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee. The applicants will be notified regarding the acceptance or not of their proposal by the end of March and they will receive instructions for the preparation of the final papers. For any queries concerning the conference, please contact us at one of the above e-mail addresses or call/fax 00302665049861.