LINGUIST List 25.3941

Tue Oct 07 2014

Calls: Historical Ling, Lang Acq, Phonetics, Phonology, Typology/Italy

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Date: 06-Oct-2014
From: Cinzia Avesani <>
Subject: 11th AISV Congress: Emergence, Change and Pathology of the Sound Structure of Language
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Full Title: 11th AISV Congress: Emergence, Change and Pathology of the Sound Structure of Language
Short Title: AISV2015

Date: 28-Jan-2015 - 30-Jan-2015
Location: Bologna, Italy
Contact Person: cinzia avesani
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics; Typology

Call Deadline: 26-Oct-2014

Meeting Description:

11th Congress of the Italian Speech Science Association (AISV)
Il farsi e il disfarsi del linguaggio. Emergence, change and pathology of the sound structure of language

As the title of the congress suggests, the topic aims to draw the attention of linguists and speech scientists from different disciplines to an insightful intuition of Roman Jakobson's classical, and at the same time revolutionary, paper: Kindersprache, Aphasie und allgemeine Lautgesetze (1941). Here it was proposed that the parallels between the phonological development of child language and (in Jakobsonian terms) the 'dissolution' of sound structure in language pathologies are rooted in common general phonetic laws, the same laws that also govern the sound structure and sound changes of the world's languages.

Conference website:

Keynote Speakers:

Daniel Recasens - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona
Marianne Pouplier - Institut für Phonetik und Sprachverarbeitung, Ludwig - Maximilians Universität, Monaco

Official languages: Italian and English

Accomodation: information at

Organizing Committee:

Cinzia Avesani, ISTC-CNR Padova
Fabio Tamburini, Università di Bologna
Mario Vayra, Università di Bologna

Call for Papers:

We welcome abstracts for oral and poster presentations on the following topics:

- Emergence of speech sounds and phonological development in child language
- Sound change and language variation
- Phonetic and phonological impairments in children and adults
- Speech patterns in these different domains

Specifically, contributions could focus on:

- First and second language phonological acquisition in natural and instructed contexts as well as in cases of bilingual acquisition; the role of variation in the acquisition process
- Sociophonetic variation and diachronic change; the nature of historical change; the relation between synchronic variation and diachronic change
- Phonetic and phonological erosion associated with language and speech pathologies, as well with the loss of native competences in contexts of sociolinguistic attrition
- Variation and the relation between “normal” and “disordered” speech
- Pathological variation as a source of information for phonological representations?
- The search for explanatory principles: typological tendencies vs. phonological universals

Abstract Submission:

Authors are invited to submit abstracts in Word or LaTeX format and in .pdf format. Abstracts will be double-blind peer-reviewed. Please include your name, affiliation and email address in a separate page. The length of the abstract will not exceed 2 A4 pages (10 pt)., including figures and references (the maximum length of the text is 6000 characters, spaces included). Templates can be found at

To submit an abstract please visit:

Important Dates:

Extended deadline for abstract submission: October 26, 2014
Notification of abstract acceptance: December 10, 2014
Early registration: December 20, 2014
Congress: January 28-30, 2015
Full paper submission: June 1, 2015

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