LINGUIST List 24.1583

Sun Apr 07 2013

Calls: English, Phonetics, Phonology, Socioling, Applied Ling, Pragmatics/Poland

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Date: 06-Apr-2013
From: Ewa Waniek-Klimczak <>
Subject: Accents 2013: 7th Conference on Native and Non-native Accents of English
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Full Title: Accents 2013: 7th Conference on Native and Non-native Accents of English Short Title: ACCENTS 2013
Date: 05-Dec-2013 - 07-Dec-2013 Location: Lodz, Poland Contact Person: Ewa Waniek-Klimczak
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Phonetics; Phonology; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2013

Meeting Description:

‘Accents’ is an annual conference organized by the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics at the University of Łódź, Poland. It brings together researchers and teachers interested in native and non-native accents of English, approached from a variety of theoretical and/or practical perspectives. Among issues discussed each year, the characteristics and the dynamism of accent usage come into the foreground, with a strong interest in the methodology and tools for accent studies. While we hope to continue the discussion of characteristics, variability and function of phonetic / pronunciation features in natural as well as in formal teaching contexts, the focus of 2013 meeting is on prosody and ways of handling spoken data.

We are proud to announce that the following researchers accepted our invitation and will talk on the following topics:

Ulrike Gut - Corpus-based analysis of second language prosody
Jane Setter - Priorities for intonation teaching: A Global Englishes perspective
Beatrice Szczepek Reed - Phonetics and prosody in natural conversation

Special Workshop:

Ulrike Gut - Handling spoken data

Call for Papers:

We invite proposals for papers, workshops and posters related to the main theme ‘Prosody in Action’ as well as other issues related to native and non-native accents of English, including, but not limited to the ones mentioned below:

- Accents of English around the world ‘New Englishes’, ‘Euro-Englishes’
- Variability in accents- Interaction between L1 and L2 sound systems- Functions of phonetics features in interaction- Spoken (learner) corpora- Phonetics in conversation analysis- Priorities in pronunciation teaching- Teaching accents/pronunciation of English

Please notice that each author can propose two contributions if one is intended for the main conference and the other one for a special session. Papers are given 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for discussion, workshops will typically have 45 minute slots. Please specify the intended presentation format in your proposal.

The deadline for abstract submission is September 30, 2013. Please send two copies of an abstract of up to 400 words (excluding references) to, with the intended format, name and affiliation written under the title in one copy. The proposals will go through the process of peer review, after which notifications of acceptance will be sent out by October 20, 2013.

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