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Date: 12-Feb-2017
From: Dimitrios Sotiropoulos <>
Subject: International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech 2017
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Full Title: International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech 2017
Short Title: ISMBS 2017

Date: 04-Sep-2017 - 07-Sep-2017
Location: Chania, Crete, Greece
Contact Person: Elena Babatsouli
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 24-Feb-2017

Meeting Description:

The International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech 2017 will host original research on the acquisition and use of first language, second language, bilingual, and dialectal speech, child and adult, normal and disordered. The Symposium encourages a multidisciplinary exchange of ideas across phonology, phonetics, morphology, psycholinguistics, cognitive linguistics, neurolinguistics, clinical phonetics and linguistics, acoustics, educational linguistics, and the application of new technologies. Theoretical, experimental, observational, and computational contributions are welcome.

ISMBS 2017 will be held on 4-7 September 2017 at the Great Arsenali Conference Center, located in the old Venetian harbor in the town of Chania [xa'ɲa] on the island of Crete, Greece.

Plenary speakers:

John Archibald, University of Victoria
Second language phonology at the interfaces: phonetics, morphology and syntax

Katherine Demuth, Macquarie University
Becoming bilingual

Fiona Gibbon, University College Cork
Covert contrasts and gradient change in child speech

Elena Nicoladis, University of Alberta
How bilingual children tell long and complex stories with small vocabularies

Marilyn Vihman, University of York
Learning words and learning sounds: approaches to phonological development

Special lecture:

Clinical Linguistics: towards and beyond the first 50 years
Nicole Müller and Martin J. Ball, Linkoping University

Panel discussion:

Is L1 speech different from L2?
Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan (moderator)
Kleanthes K. Grohmann, University of Cyprus
Margaret Kehoe-Winkler, University of Geneva
Brechtje Post, University of Cambridge
Martha Young-Scholten, Newcastle University

International Scientific Committee at

2nd Call for Papers:

The Symposium will host a multidisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas on monolingual and bilingual speech. Theoretical, experimental, observational, and computational contributions are welcome for oral or poster presentations that may be on:

- Speech acquisition and use
- Monolingual speech
- Bilingual and multilingual speech
- Child speech development
- Adult and child L2 speech
- Dialectal speech
- Normal and disordered speech
- Language maintenance, loss and attrition
- Speech perception and production
- Speech processing
- Atypical speech development and disorders
- Speech and hearing impairment
- Speech remediation

regarding phonology, phonetics, morphology, clinical phonetics and linguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive linguistics, neurolinguistics, educational linguistics, acoustics, speech physiology, methodological advancements, computational advancements, applications of new technologies.

The language of the Symposium is English. Oral presentations will be 30 minutes long including discussion. Poster presentations will not be concurrent with oral presentations.

Abstract Submission:

Abstracts consist of 300-400 words (excluding references) and 3-7 keywords. They should not exceed one A4 page including references. The format is: 12 point Times New Roman font, single-lined, margins set to 2.54 cm (1 inch) all around. Doulos SIL ( is to be used for phonetic symbols. Abstracts should be submitted as email attachments in both word and .pdf versions to: between 10 October 2016 and 24 February 2017. The word version must include name(s) of author(s), affiliation(s), and email address(es), while the pdf version excludes all these. Preference for oral or poster presentation is indicated at the bottom of the abstract. Previously published works, including own, must be cited using name and year in parenthesis.

Paper Submission:

Full papers, whose submission by 30 October 2017 is optional, will be published as brief articles (4-5 pages/2,500-3,500 words) in the ISMBS 2017 Proceedings with ISBN registration. Selected articles will be expanded and submitted to journals for special issues and to a book series for an edited volume: a collection of papers that fall within the remit of Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics will be submitted to this journal; another collection of papers on language acquisition in childhood and adulthood will be submitted for an edited book in the LALD book series with John Benjamins. 

Important Dates:

Abstract submission: 10 October 2016 - 24 February 2017 to:
Date of notification: by 10 March 2017

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