LINGUIST List 23.2738

Thu Jun 14 2012

Confs: Language Acquisition, Phonetics, Phonology, Psycholing/UK

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Date: 14-Jun-2012
From: Becky Taylor <>
Subject: Second Language Acquisition of Phonology
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Second Language Acquisition of Phonology Short Title: UK-SLP2012

Date: 06-Jul-2012 - 06-Jul-2012 Location: York, United Kingdom Contact: Becky Taylor Contact Email: < click here to access email > Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

We are delighted to announce a one-day conference on Second Language Acquisition of Phonology (SLP2012) to be held at the University of York, UK, on 6 July 2012. Our invited speakers are Rachel Hayes-Harb (University of Utah) and Paul Iverson (UCL).

Second language phonetics and phonology is a rapidly expanding field, with 20 articles published on ‘second language’ in the Journal of Phonetics in 2011 alone. Since there are relatively few dedicated conferences in this field, SLP2012 will provide a valuable opportunity for researchers to meet and discuss their work.

The conference will include a special session on acquisition of phonetics and phonology by English learners of other languages. Since the majority of research into second language phonology focuses on the acquisition of English, we would like to provide a forum for researchers working in the opposite direction to share their findings.

9:30 - 10:00Registration

10:00 - 10:05Opening words

10:05 - 10:55Perceptual interference in L2 learning: Exploring the interface between auditory, phonetic, and phonological processingInvited Speaker: Paul Iverson (University College London)

10:55 - 11:15Coffee

11:15 - 11:40Crosslinguistic influence in L2 production of Dutch segmentals and suprasegmentalsPhilippe Hiligsmann (Université catholique de Louvain),Marie-Catherine Michaux (Université catholique de Louvain),Laurent Rasier (Université de Liège), Emilie Wiliquet

11:40 - 12:05Effects of orthographic representations on pronunciation in learners of English as a Foreign LanguageBenedetta Bassetti (University of York), Marianna Kaimaki (University of York)

12:05 - 12:30The emergence of phonological patterns in L2Thaïs Cristófaro-Silva (UFMG, CNPQ, FAPEMIG), Clerton Barboza (UFCE),Victor Soares (UFMG), Jamila Rodrigues (UFMG), Marco Camargos (UFMG)

12:30 - 12:55Can all L1 suprasegmental contrasts serve as a boost for lexicalising L2 tonal contrasts?Tobias Galts (University of Konstanz), Bettina Braun (University of Konstanz),Baris Kabak (University of Würzburg)

12:55 - 1:40Lunch

Special Session on English Learners of Other Languages (ELOL)

1:40 - 2:05 (ELOL)L2 phonological acquisition: What does orthography have to do with it?Yasaman Rafat (Western University)

2:05 - 2:30 (ELOL)An investigation into whether English listeners are 'stress deaf'Becky Taylor (University of York), Sam Hellmuth (University of York)

2:30 - 2:55 (ELOL)Perception of non-native contrast: Consonant length and L1 English listenersVincent Porretta (University of Alberta), Benjamin Tucker (University of Alberta)

3:45 - 4:05Coffee

2:55 - 3:45 (ELOL)Orthographic input and the acquisition of second language phonological formsInvited Speaker: Rachel Hayes-Harb (University of Utah)

4:05 - 5:05Poster Session on English Learners of Other Languages (ELOL) *Foyer

General Poster Session*Seminar Room 1

*See below for list of posters

5:05 - 5:30Cue weighting in the perception of English tenseness contrast by Polish and Croatian subjectsMalgorzata Cavar (ILIT), Pawel Rydzewski (Warsaw University), Antonio Oštarić (University of Zadar)

5:30 - 5:55Processing word boundaries in a second languageEllenor Shoemaker (CNRS / Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle)

5:55 - 6:00Closing words

Poster Session on English Learners of Other Languages

The second language acquisition of French nasal vowels by advanced English learnersAdeline Charlton (Newcastle University)

Russian palatalized consonants: Acoustic properties of L2 learners' productionsJane Hacking (University of Utah)

Compound loanword accentuation by English-speaking learners of Japanese: How do learners form theirinterlanguage prosody?Nami Kaneko (Newcastle University)

L2 acquisition of prosodic structures of Japanese nouns by L1 English learnersTokiko Okuma (McGill University)

Discrimination of vowel length contrasts in known/learned and unknown/unlearned languages by native speakers of American EnglishKimiko Tsukada (Macquarie University), Yukari Hirata (Colgate University)

The lexical encoding of novel phonological features: Discrimination of Arabic phonemes by native English speakersAaron Wood (University of Utah), Asmaa Shehata (University of Utah)

General Poster Session

The acquisition of L2 laryngeal features: the processing of robust transitional phonetic cuesJohn Archibald (University of Victoria)

Differential Substitution: Phonetic distance in the perception of interdental fricativesKathleen Brannen (McGill University / Université du Québec à Montréal)

Acoustic Analysis of English Diphthong /oʊ/: Comparison between Korean speakers' and Chinese speakers' sound productionBo-Ram Kim (Ewha Womans University)

The (non-)representation of English /h/ by francophonesJennifer Mah (Mount Royal University), Heather Goad (McGill University),Karsten Steinhauer (McGill University)

Using brain-imaging to explore second-language speech sound acquisition: Links between vowel production, perception and MMNGeorgina Oliver (UCL), Paul Iverson (UCL), Alex Leff (UCL/ICN)

The emergence of a visual phonological system by hearing learners of British Sign Language (BSL)Gerardo Ortega (UCL, DCAL), Gary Morgan (City University London, DCAL)

The earliest stage of fricative acquisition among Thai learners of Mandarin ChinesePatchanok Kitikanan (Newcastle University), Jalal Al-Tamimi (Newcastle University),Martha Young-Scholten (Newcastle University)

English with Brazilian melody? The acquisition of English pre-final stress by Brazilian Portuguese native speakersAmanda Post da Silveira (Leiden University Centre for Linguistics)

Processing strategies in L1 and L2 liaisonEllenor Shoemaker (CNRS / Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle), Sophie Wauquier (CNRS / Université Paris 8)

Intonation of Spanish as a foreign language spoken by BraziliansCristiane Silva (Plínio Almeida Barbosa (UNICAMP))

Acquisition of a new L2 phonological featureNasir AR Syed (University of Essex)

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