LINGUIST List 26.1342

Tue Mar 10 2015

Confs: English, Phonetics, Phonology/France

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Date: 10-Mar-2015
From: Anne Przewozny <>
Subject: PAC 2015
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PAC 2015
Short Title: PAC 2015

Date: 09-Apr-2015 - 13-Apr-2015
Location: Toulouse, France
Contact: Anne Przewozny
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology

Subject Language(s): English

Meeting Description:

Conference Title: PAC 2015
Full title: Variation, change and spoken corpora: advances in the phonology and phonetics of contemporary English

We are very pleased to announce the 11th “Phonology of Contemporary English” conference, to be held at the University of Toulouse 2 - Jean Jaurès, Toulouse France, from 9 to 13 April 2015 (Thursday-Monday).

Our keynote speakers are (in alphabetical order):

Maciej Baranowski (University of Manchester, England), Gerard Docherty (Griffith University Australia), Mariko Kondo (Waseda University, Japan), Jane Stuart-Smith (University of Glasgow Scotland), Eiji Yamada (Fukuoka University, Japan)

The PAC conferences have been organized each year in Toulouse, Montpellier or Aix-en-Provence since 2004. PAC ''La Phonologie de l’Anglais Contemporain: usages, variétés et structure / The Phonology of Contemporary English: usage, varieties and structure'' is a programme coordinated by Philip Carr, Jacques Durand and Anne Przewozny. Its main aims have been to provide a better picture of spoken English in its unity and diversity (geographical, social and stylistic), to test phonological and phonetic models from a synchronic and diachronic point of view, making room for the systematic study of variation, to favour communication between specialists in speech and in phonological theory, to provide data and analyses which will help improve the teaching of English as a foreign language. We have been involved in the construction of a corpus of spoken English from 31 locations in the English-speaking world. In terms of linguistic study, the recordings lend themselves to various types of exploitation, including syntax and pragmatics. The PAC programme has developed into a variety of thematic research groups with dedicated research interests:
 ICE-IPAC (the Interphonology of Contemporary English), PAC-Syntax (the syntax, semantics and pragmatics of contemporary spoken English), PAC-Prosody (analysis of speech prosody and tools), PAC-Research (annotation issues and tools), PAC-EFL (the teaching of English as a second language and pedagogical tools), LVTI (Language, Urban life, Work, Identity) on the study of English in urban contexts.

Main Organisers:

Anne Przewozny, Steven Moore, Jacques Durand (CLLE-ERSS & Department of English Studies, U. Toulouse 2), Philip Carr (EMMA & Department of English Studies, U. Montpellier 3)

Local Organisation Committee:

Willy Beaujean, Hugo Chatellier, Léa Courdès-Murphy, Lison Fabre, Cécile Viollain, Sylvain Navarro, Inès Brulard-Carr, Daniel Huber, Amélie Josselin-Leray

Language of the conference: English
Venue: Maison de la Recherche, University of Toulouse 2 - Jean Jaurès


The registration details for PAC 2015: Variation, change and spoken corpora: advances in the phonology and phonetics of contemporary English 9-13 April 2015, Toulouse 2 University, France are now online at

Online registration is available at:

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You will find the scientific programme of PAC 2015 - Variation, change and spoken corpora: advances in the phonology and phonetics of contemporary English (Toulouse, 9-13 April 2015) below.

For details about the conference, accommodation and local information:


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Thursday 9 April 2015

Registration / Lunch 'sur le pouce'

Welcome: Anne Przewozny, Philip Carr, Jacques Durand

Plenary session: Maciej Baranowski (University of Manchester, England)
The Sociolinguistics of the NORTH-FORCE merger in Manchester English

General Session A

Parallel Session 1

F. Techer (Université Paris 7, France), N. Ballier (Université Paris 7, France)
The CV effect: French enchaînement and liaison among French learners of English

B. Hannisdal (University of Bergen, Norway)
A corpus-based study of /t/-flapping in American English broadcast speech

P. Strycharczuk (Queen Margaret University, UK), J. Scobbie (Queen Margaret University, UK)
Emerging fuzzy contrasts in Standard Southern British English Parallel session 2

M. Soskuthy (University of York, UK), J. Hay (University of Canterbury, NZ)
Changing word usage patterns lead to changing word durations in New Zealand English

M. Kul (Adam Mickiewicz Uni., Poland), P. Zydorowicz (Adam Mickiewicz Uni., Poland)
A corpus-based study of vowel reduction in two speech styles: comparison between English and Polish

V. Lacoste (University of Freiburg, Germany)
Diversity within diversity: Haitian English phonology in Toronto

Workshop A: Focus on current PAC research

J. Durand, S. Navarro, C. Viollain (Université Toulouse 2, France)
R-sandhi in the PAC corpora: A phonologically motivated phenomenon or a relic of historical changes?

S. Navarro (Université Toulouse 2, France)
English rhoticity: empirical data and phonological modeling

C. Viollain (Université Toulouse 2, France)
The SFVS in the light of the PAC New Zealand corpus: from empirical data to a Dependency analysis

Plenary session: Gerard Docherty (Griffith University, Australia)
Mapping vowel realization in a new corpus of unscripted West Australian English

Friday 10 April 2015

Plenary session: Jane Stuart-Smith (University of Glasgow, Scotland)
'Bring hither the fatted coo!' An acoustic study of real-time change across a century of Glaswegian dialect

General Session B

Parallel Session 1

R. Domange (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Variation in Indian English and the issue of proficiency

L. Goudet (Université Paris 13, France)
Misheards: the role of audiovisual perception for mondegreens in a sung corpus

R. Campos-Astorkiza (Ohio State University, US)
Babel, Babel look at me now! Rhotic adaptation in British Americana

Parallel Session 2

M. Amand (Université Paris 7, France)
Did you say Face or Fierce? Variation in Four Geordie vowels in the TLS Corpus

C. Bouzon (Université Lille 3, France) K. O'Connor (Université Lille 3, France)
The interaction of aspiration and syllabification in the English of French learners

O. Glain (Université de Saint-Étienne, France)
The phonological fuzziness of palatalisation in contemporary English: a case of near-phonemes?

Poster Session:

Y. Gerboud (Université Aix-Marseille, France)
Perception of English accents by French learners of English
H. Kobayashi (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
Partial Reduplication in English within Optimality Theory
M. Panek, E. Ferragne, F. Zumstein (Université Paris 7, France)
TH-Stopping and /t/ lenition in Irish English
N. A. Rizvi Syed (University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences, Uthal, Pakistan)
Features of Pakistani English
S. N. Saha, S. Kr. Das Mandal (Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India)
Phonetic Problem of Native Bengali speakers? English pronunciation - Analyzed by Automatic Phoneme A
H. Steigertahl (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
English in Namibia A New Variety Language Use and Variety Status in Five Namibian Communities

Plenary session: Eiji Yamada (Fukuoka University, Japan)
An Overview of the approach to word stress in English in the generative tradition: from SPE to current Optimality treatments

Workshop B
Word stress in English: empirical and theoretical issues

J-M. Fournier (Université de Tours, France)
Syllable weight and stress in English: the case of disyllables

J. Castanier (Université de Poitiers, France)
Stress-placement in prefixed disyllabic noun/verb pairs

G. Turcsan (Université Aix-Marseille, France)
Making sense of nonce word stress in English

Q. Dabouis (Université de Tours, France)
English Phonology and the Literate Speaker

E. Yamada (Fukuoka University, Japan)
Optimality Theory and beyond: an analysis of English word stress using a new concept of ?positional function?

P. Carr (Université Montpellier 3, France)
Word stress, mental storage and extraction of generalisations: neural mechanisms and the dual mechanism hypothesis

Round Table

Saturday 11 April 2015

Workshop C
The Prosody of contemporary English: analyses, interfaces and annotation
(Salle de l?Orangerie, rue du Taur, city centre)

A. Chlebowsky (Université Paris 7, France)
The prosody of ''nasal grunts'' in the NECTE corpus

S. Herment, L. Leonarduzzi (Université Aix-Marseille, France)
Exploring Phonosyntax in Newcastle English

D. Chow (University of Ottawa, Canada)
The Prosody of Function Words in Singapore English

D. Hirst (Université Aix-Marseille, France)
The automatic analysis of speech prosody: perspectives for computer-assisted learning

U. Petrunina (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Some prosodic features of checking and yes-no questions in African American English

A. Jespersen (University of Cambridge, UK)
High Rise Terminals and discourse structure in Sydney Aboriginal English

S. Wilhelm (Université de Bourgogne, France)
UNBI Beyond universals

Round Table

Monday 13 April 2015

Plenary session: Mariko Kondo (Waseda University, Japan)
Phonemic interpretation and phonetic manifestation of English liquid consonants by Japanese speakers

Workshop D
Interphonology in English-learning contexts: new perspectives from EFL and ESL research

V. Lacoste (University of Freiburg, Germany), N. Herry-Bénit (Université Paris 8, France), T. Kamiyama (Université Paris 8, France)
Interphonology in English-learning contexts: the ICE-IPAC Project

T. Konishi, M. Kondo (Waseda University, Japan)
Acoustic manifestation of English prosody by Japanese learners

O. Reid-Collins (Université Aix-Marseille, France)
The interphonology of Indian English

A. Méli (Université Paris 7, France)
A study of vowel acquisition in French-English interphonology

Round table

General Session C

D. Huber (Université Toulouse 2, France)
Phonological variation in because and its discourse functions in Lancashire English

A. Szakay (Queen Mary University, UK), E. Torgersen (Sør-Trøndelag University College, Norway)
Voice quality differences in London English: The effect of gender and ethnicity


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