LINGUIST List 24.5189

Fri Dec 13 2013

Calls: Phonetics/Canada

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <>

Date: 13-Dec-2013
From: Alexandra D'Arcy <>
Subject: (Phonetic) Building Blocks of Speech
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Full Title: (Phonetic) Building Blocks of Speech Short Title: PBBS
Date: 18-Sep-2014 - 20-Sep-2014 Location: Victoria, BC, Canada Contact Person: Alexandra D'Arcy
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2014

Meeting Description:

PBBS is intended to honour John Esling, FRSC, and his vast contributions to linguistics in general and Articulatory Phonetics in particular.

Professor John Esling has had a distinguished and prolific career on the forefront of Articulatory Phonetics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, former editor of the Journal of the International Phonetic Association, the former secretary and current President of the International Phonetic Association, and an internationally renowned leader in the field of Phonetic Sciences. (Phonetic) Building Blocks of Speech is intended to honour him and his immeasurable contributions to his field, his students, and his colleagues. It is also intended to reflect and carry forward his legacy of rigorous empirical and applied (phonetic) research.

Invited Speakers:

Jared Bernstein
Lise Crevier-Buchman
John Laver
Scott Moisik
Francis Nolan
Shahrzad Saif

Themes of the conference, corresponding to areas of research in which Professor Esling has been most active, are:

1) Articulatory phonetics
2) Phonetic typology
3) Acquisition of first and second language phonetics
4) Language learning and teaching
5) Clinical linguistics, speech sciences, and audiology
6) Speech technology

2nd Call for Papers:

This is the second call for papers for PBBS (Phonetic Building Blocks of Speech), a conference in honour of John Esling, FRSC.

Abstracts are invited for presentations (oral or poster) related to any of the above themes, and more broadly to any topic in phonetics.

Abstracts will be subjected to blind review. Please remove all identifying information from the document. Submission emails should include the following information: (1) name(s) of author(s); (2) affiliation(s); (3) email address(es); (4) preference for oral or poster presentation. Please submit abstracts in .pdf format (maximum 500 words, excluding references) to:

General conference information is available at:

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