LINGUIST List 23.5033

Mon Dec 03 2012

Calls: Phonetics, Phonology, Sociolinguistics/France

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 02-Dec-2012
From: Paolo Mairano <>
Subject: ‘R-atics4
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Full Title: ‘R-atics4
Date: 29-Oct-2013 - 31-Oct-2013 Location: Autrans (Grenoble), France Contact Person: Paolo Mairano
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Jun-2013

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)

Call for Papers:

The goal of the ‘R-atics symposium is to gather international experts working on phonetic and phonological issues of rhotics in the languages of the world. There will be a special session on « rhotics in dialectological atlases ». We invite contributions dealing with this particular issue, as well as all other issues concerning r sounds, such as (but not exclusive to):

- The diversity of r realisations
- The socio-phonetic aspects of r realisations
- The production of rhotics in a language or in a language family
- The perception of rhotics in a language or in a language family
- The description of rhotics in the world’s languages
- The phonological status of r sounds
- Issues in the acquisition of rhotics in L1 and L2- Aspects of corrective phonetics in the pronunciation of r sounds
- R sounds in clinical phonetics

Abstracts should include 500-1000 words (excluding bibliographic references). They should be sent in RTF, DOC, DOCX, ODT or PDF format to before the 10 June 2013. Authors should indicate their name, affiliation and specify the preferred type of presentation (oral, poster, indifferent).

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: 10 June 2013
Notification of acceptance: 10 July 2013
Early-bird registration: 30 September 2013
Dates of the congress: 29-31 October 2013

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