LINGUIST List 26.5443

Mon Dec 07 2015

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

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Date: 07-Dec-2015
From: Sophie Herment <sophie.hermentuniv-amu.fr>
Subject: 12th Conference on the Phonology of Contemporary English: ENGLISH MELODIES
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Full Title: 12th Conference on the Phonology of Contmeporary English: ENGLISH MELODIES
Short Title: PAC 2016

Date: 29-Sep-2016 - 01-Oct-2016
Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
Contact Person: Sophie Herment
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

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

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 29-Feb-2016

Meeting Description:

In the framework of the PAC program, an annual conference is organised, with the aim of gathering researchers interested in issues relating to the 'Phonology of Contemporary English: usage, varieties and structure’, within and outside the PAC program.

The PAC Program (http://www.projet-pac.net), ‘La Phonologie de l’Anglais Contemporain: usages, variétés et structure; The Phonology of Contemporary English: usage, varieties and structure’ is a project coordinated by Anne Prezwozny, Philip Carr, Jacques Durand and Sophie Herment. 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
- providing data and analyses which will help improve the teaching of English as a foreign language

Organising committee:
Gabor Turcsan, Aix-Marseille Université, Laboratoire Parole et Langage
Sophie Herment, Aix-Marseille Université, Laboratoire Parole et Langage
Anne Tortel, Aix-Marseille Université, Laboratoire Parole et Langage
Stéphanie Desous, Aix-Marseille Université, Laboratoire Parole et Langage
Joëlle Lavaud, Aix-Marseille Université, Laboratoire Parole et Langage
Catherine Perrot, Aix-Marseille Université, Laboratoire Parole et Langage
Claudia Pichon-Starke, Aix-Marseille Université, Laboratoire

Call for Papers:

Several sessions will be organised, following the development of a variety of thematic research groups with dedicated interests within the PAC program:

- PAC-Research with a workshop on tools and annotation: Brigitte Bigi and Daniel Hirst will present the latest functions of SPPAS, a tool producing automatic phonetic annotations from a recorded speech sound and its transcription, including Momel and Intsint which are now implemented.
- PAC-Prosody
- ICE-PAC (interphonologies of contemporary English)
- LVTI (Langue Ville Travail Identité), the study of English in urban contexts and its link with the concept of identity

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. A special emphasis will be given this year to English melodies, in the broadest sense, from intonation to segmental primes. We will welcome proposals on the use of automatic tools for the study of very large data sets as well, in connection with the workshop.

The deadline for sending a title with a one-page abstract (excluding references) is February 29, 2016. Please send your proposal in 2 pdf files, one with name and affiliation, the other anonymous to both:

- gabor.turcsanuniv-amu.fr
- sophie.hermentuniv-amu.fr

Notification of acceptance will be sent by the end of March.



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