LINGUIST List 26.5532

Mon Dec 14 2015

Calls: Cog Sci, Lang Acq, Phonetics, Phonology, Psycholing/USA

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 12-Dec-2015
From: Christine Shea <>
Subject: Sound to Word in Bilingual and Second Language Speech Perception
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Full Title: Sound to Word in Bilingual and Second Language Speech Perception

Date: 01-Apr-2016 - 02-Apr-2016
Location: Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Contact Person: Christine Shea
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 22-Dec-2015

Meeting Description:

The conference Sound to Word in Bilingual and Second Language Speech Perception will be held at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, from April 1-2, 2016.

The goal of the conference is to provide a venue for discussing how bilingual and second language learners perceive their two (or more) languages and how the particularities of speech perception in individuals who know more than one language influence lexical representations.

We are also pleased to announce the participation of the following Keynote Speakers and Panel Discussants:

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Ann Bradlow (Professor, Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University)
Dr. Bob McMurray (Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Iowa)

Invited Panel Discussants:

Dr. Tessa Bent (Assistant Professor, Speech Sciences, Indiana University)
Dr. Isabelle Darcy (Associate Professor, Second Language Studies, Indiana University)
Dr. Paola Escudero (Associate Professor, MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney)
Dr. Rachel Hayes-Harb (Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Utah)
Dr. Miquel Simonet (Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Arizona)
Dr. Annie Tremblay (Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Kansas)

Intonation Workshop:

We will be hosting a workshop on March 31 (3:30-6pm) on intonational analysis, conducted by Dr. Miquel Simonet (University of Arizona).


Dr. Christine Shea (Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Iowa)

Dr. Emilie Destruel-Johnson (Assistant Professor, Department of French and Italian, University of Iowa)

Final Call for Papers:

We would like to invite graduate students and researchers interested in second language and bilingual speech perception to submit abstracts to 'Sound to Word 16' at the University of Iowa on April 1-2, 2016.

We invite abstracts on topics related to speech perception and lexical encoding by bilingual (two languages from birth) or second language (additional or sequential languages) listeners. We are particularly interested in presentations that test theoretical models or proposals and relate to the following issues:

1. The role of phonetic detail in the bilingual lexicon and lexical activation.
2. The role of variability in the input and its effects on lexical encoding in bilingual and second language learners.
3. The role of orthography in speech perception and lexical activation.

Abstracts can be uploaded via Easy Abs:

Abstracts can be a maximum of 500 words (please indicate word count at the bottom), excluding title, references and figures.

We have extended the abstract submission deadline to December 22, 2015. Decisions on acceptance will be sent out by January 15, 2016.

We look forward to seeing you in Iowa City in April.

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