LINGUIST List 23.5119

Sat Dec 08 2012

Calls: English, Text/Corpus Ling, Phonetics, Phonology, Socioling/France

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 07-Dec-2012
From: Gabor Turcsan <>
Subject: Spoken English Corpora: From Annotation to Interphonologies
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Full Title: Spoken English Corpora: From Annotation to Interphonologies Short Title: PAC 2013
Date: 30-May-2013 - 01-Jun-2013 Location: Aix en Provence, France Contact Person: Gabor Turcsan
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2013

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce that the PAC annual conference ‘Spoken English Corpora: From Annotation to Interphonologies’ is due to take place from Thursday May 30 to Saturday June 1, 2013 and will be hosted by the Laboratoire Parole et Langage ( and Aix-Marseille University at Aix-en-Provence.

The PAC Project (, ‘La Phonologie de l’Anglais Contemporain : Usages, Variétés et Structure; The Phonology of Contemporary English: Usage, Varieties and Structure’ is coordinated by Anne Przewozny, Philip Carr and Jacques Durand. Among other things it aims at:

- giving a better picture of spoken English in its unity and diversity (geographical, social and stylistic);- testing phonological and phonetic models from a synchronic and diachronic point of view, making room for the systematic study of variation;- favouring communication between specialists in speech and in phonological theory; and- providing data and analyses which will help improve the teaching of English as a foreign language.

Call for Papers:

Papers from a wide range of theoretical perspectives addressing the above issues and related topics are welcome. Other things being equal, we will give priority to papers focusing on the relationship between corpus studies and the phonological/phonetic modelling of spoken English.

For the 2013 conference, we would particularly welcome proposals on the use of automatic tools for the study of very large data sets. One afternoon will be dedicated to a workshop on tools and annotation: Brigitte Bigi will present SPPAS, a tool to produce automatically phonetic annotations from a recorded speech sound and its orthographic transcription ( and Sophie Herment will do a demo on Momel and Intsint for prosodic annotation.

We would also like to open perspectives on L2 research, with papers dealing with interphonologies and will organize a special session on this issue.

The deadline for sending a title with a one-page abstract (excluding references) is 1 February 2013. Please send your proposal in 2 files, one in .doc with name and affiliation, the other anonymous in .pdf to:

Please indicate whether you would prefer i. oral, ii. poster or iii. any type of presentation. Notification of acceptance will be sent by mid March.


Laurence Colombo, Stéphanie Desous, Sophie Herment, Valérie Kerfelec, Joëlle Lavaud, Claudia Pichon-Starke, Gabor Turcsan.

Scientific Committee:

Cyril Auran, Université de Lille 3, France
Nicolas Ballier, Université Paris 7 Diderot, France
Joan Beal, University of Sheffield, England
Ricardo Bermudez-Otero, University of Manchester, England
Brigitte Bigi, LPL, CNRS, Aix-en-Provence, FrancePhil Carr, University of Montpellier III, FranceSylvain Detey, Waseda University, Japan
Jacques Durand, CLLE-ERSS, University of Toulouse II, FranceJean-Michel Fournier, University of Tours, FranceMartine Faraco, LPL, Aix-Marseille Université & CNRS, France
Médéric Gasquet-Cyrus, LPL, Aix-Marseille Université & CNRS, France
Ulrike Gut, Münster University, Germany
Silke Hamann, Düsseldorf University, Germany
Sophie Herment, LPL, Aix-Marseille Université & CNRS, France
Daniel Hirst, LPL, CNRS, Aix-en-Provence, FrancePatrick Honeybone, University of Edinburgh, ScotlandMariko Kondo, Waseda University, Japan
Noël Nguyen, LPL, Aix-Marseille Université & CNRS, FrancePeter Prince, LPL, Aix-Marseille Université & CNRS, France
Anne Przewozny, Université Toulouse II, France
Jane Stuart-Smith, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Gabor Turcsan, LPL, Aix-Marseille Université & CNRS, France

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