LINGUIST List 28.1572

Thu Mar 30 2017

Calls: Applied Ling, Lang Acquisition, Phonetics, Pragmatics, Socioling/Poland

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 28-Mar-2017
From: Ewa Waniek-Klimczak <>
Subject: 11th Conference on Native and Non-native Accents of English
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Full Title: 11th Conference on Native and Non-native Accents of English
Short Title: ACCENTS

Date: 30-Nov-2017 - 02-Dec-2017
Location: Łódź, Poland
Contact Person: Magdalena Zajac
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jul-2017

Meeting Description:

'Accents' is an annual conference organized by the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics at the University of Łódź, Poland. It brings together researchers and teachers interested in native and non-native accents of English, approached from a variety of theoretical and/or practical perspectives. The key issues discussed each year include individual accent characteristics, the dynamism of accent usage, accent teaching and learning, and the methods and tools for accent studies. ACCENTS 2017 aim to continue the discussion of the main themes of variability and function of accents, focusing on 'accents in use'.

Invited speakers

Una Cunningham, University of Canterbury, Christchurch
Magnus Huber, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen
Nancy Niedzielski, Rice University, Houston
Pilar Prieto, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Morgan Sonderegger, McGill University, Montreal

Information on our previous conferences can be found at under Abstracts.

Please send all conference related questions to

See you in Łódź!

Ewa Waniek-Klimczak
Magda Zając

Call for Papers:

We invite proposals for papers, workshops and posters related to the main theme 'accents in use' as well as other issues related to native and non-native accents of English, including, but not limited to the ones mentioned below:

- Functional approach to accents
- Accents in context (social, ethnic, geographical, political, historical)
- Native / non-native accent perspective in theory and practice
- Variability in accents: description, explanation and predictions
- Tools for accent/pronunciation studies
- Pronunciation teaching and learning

Please notice that each author can propose two contributions provided that one of them is co-authored. Papers are given 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for discussion, workshops will typically have 45 minute slots. Please specify the intended presentation format in your proposal.

The deadline for abstract submission is July 31, 2017. Please send two copies of an abstract of up to 400 words (excluding references) to, with the intended format, name and affiliation written under the title in one copy. The proposals will go through the process of peer review, after which notifications of acceptance will be sent out by August 31, 2017.

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