LINGUIST List 29.3513

Wed Sep 12 2018

Confs: Applied Linguistics, Phonetics/Japan

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Date: 12-Sep-2018
From: Ian Wilson <>
Subject: 2nd International Symposium on Applied Phonetics
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2nd International Symposium on Applied Phonetics
Short Title: ISAPh2018

Date: 19-Sep-2018 - 21-Sep-2018
Location: Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan
Contact: Ian Wilson
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Phonetics

Meeting Description:

Interest in the importance of speech communication has been growing in recent years, and phonetic knowledge is essential in the teaching of any language. In our increasingly globalized society, educators involved in teaching pronunciation and phonetics have an important role to play, but many feel isolated and are uncertain about what and how to teach. Following on the success of ISAPh2016 in Nagoya, Japan, this symposium continues the opportunity to raise questions, discuss issues, share information, and in particular:

- To present research results and themes in phonetics/pronunciation education
- To bring up issues and problems in relation to phonetics/pronunciation education
- To report on phonetics/pronunciation education in your country or organization

Topics include, but are not limited to:

1. Teaching general phonetics to major students
2. Teaching general phonetics to non-major students
3. Teaching phonetics of a specific language
4. Teaching pronunciation in monolingual classes
5. Teaching pronunciation in multilingual classes
6. Teaching L2 pronunciation in L1/L2
7. Teaching pronunciation to adults
8. Teaching pronunciation to young students
9. Phonetics in teacher training
10. Phonetics in immersion classes
11. L2 pronunciation acquisition
12. Teaching prosody
13. Socio-phonetic factors in the classroom
14. Phonetics/pronunciation training tools
15. Technology for teaching phonetics/pronunciation

Note that the famous ''Aizu Matsuri'' samurai festival will be held in Aizuwakamatsu immediately following the conference (Sep. 22-24)!

Keynote speakers are:

Dr. Tracey M. Derwing (University of Alberta / Simon Fraser University)
Dr. Shigeto Kawahara (Keio University)
Dr. Natasha Warner (University of Arizona)
Dr. Takayuki Arai (Sophia University)

Workshop presenters are:

Dr. Bryan Gick (University of British Columbia)
Dr. Julian Villegas (University of Aizu)


Day 1 (9/19)

Pick up bag, name tag, program, coffee

Opening Ceremony

Keynote 1
Tracey M. Derwing
Putting an accent on the positive: Making the most of L2 pronunciation instruction

12:00-13:00: Lunch

Keynote 2
Natasha Warner
Spontaneous speech in the teaching of phonetics and speech perception

Parallel Oral Sessions 1 & 2

15:30-16:00: Coffee Break

Parallel Oral Sessions 3 & 4

Oral Session 1

C.C. Tseng
The effect of lexical tones on voice onset time in L2 Mandarin production by English speakers

S. Kawase
Producing L2 speech in noise: Different use of temporal and formant cues

P. Imsri
The application of project-based learning on English pronunciation training

Oral Session 2

L. Quesada Vázquez & J. Romero
The improvement of Spanish/Catalan EFL students' prosody by means of explicit rhythm instruction

C. Crison, D. Romero, & J. Romero
The practical application of hand gestures as a means of improving English intonation

N. Yamane, B. Teaman, A. Fujimori, I. Wilson, & N. Yoshimura
Haptic effect on intonation learning

Oral Session 3

C. Guillemot
The role of L1 durational correlates in L2 acquisition: A production study of Japanese geminates by Italian, French and English L2 learners

J. Moore
Initial cluster timing in Japanese English

T. Kimura, M. Fernández, & G. Fernández
Teaching Spanish pronunciation to Japanese students in communication classes

Oral Session 4

S. Mizuguchi, T. Mahrt, & K. Tateishi
How L2 learners perceive English prosody

M. Mahesh
Phonetics and phonology of secondary stress in Malayalam

Y. Hiranuma
The investigation of suprasegmental transfer by American learners of Japanese

Day 2 (9/20)

Poster Session

Keynote 3
Takayuki Arai
Intuitive education in acoustic phonetics and speech science

12:00-13:00: Lunch

Keynote 4
Shigeto Kawahara
Teaching phonetics using sound symbolism

Parallel Oral Sessions 5 & 6

15:30-16:00: Coffee Break

Parallel Oral Sessions 7 & 8


Buses leave for Washington Hotel (banquet)

18:00-20:00: Banquet

Poster Session:

T. Isei-Jaakkola & K. Ochi
Frequency and durational comparisons of pauses in reading two short stories by Japanese L1 and EL2 and English L1

T. Kimura, C. Tejedor, M. Machuca, A. Ríos, & D. Escudero
Japañol, a computer assisted pronunciation tool for Japanese students of Spanish based on minimal pairs

T. Kondo, J. Inoue, & J. Blake
Pronunciation scaffolder: Annotation accuracy

D. Romero, C. Crison, & J. Romero
Producing sounds in contact by raising awareness of final -ed consonant clusters in English
M. Ueno, T. Magoku, & A. Nishiyama
The possible features of natural English pronunciation for Japanese learners and native speakers of English

H. Watanabe, I. Wilson, & K. Suzuki
Android version of Visual Learning

Oral Session 5

S. Bird & M. Miyashita
Teaching phonetics in the context of indigenous language revitalization

I. Grenon, C. Sheppard, & J. Archibald
Discrimination training for learning sound contrasts

N. Kebboua Chaker & J. Romero
Integrating information technology in the teaching of English pronunciation: Designing and implementing an online course to teach word and sentence stress to tertiary level students

Oral Session 6

K. Takahashi
What are good Japanese-into-English interpretations to the audience?

A.J. Kilpatrick, S. Kawahara, R.L. Bundgaard-Nielsen, B.J. Baker, & J. Fletcher
Illegal Japanese nasals elicit both perceptual assimilation and epenthesis

D. Derrick, C. Carignan, W. Chen, M. Shujau, and C.T. Best
3D printable ultrasound transducer stabilizer

Oral Session 7

M. Ploquin
From phonetics training to pronunciation teaching

N. Minematsu, Y. Inoue, S. Kabashima, D. Saito, Y. Yamauchi, and K. Kanamura
Natives' shadowability as objectively measured comprehensibility of non-native speech

Oral Session 8

S.J. Lee
Using field data in phonetics classes

Day 3 (9/21)

Workshop 1 (part 1)
Julián Villegas
Introduction to statistical analysis of phonetic data in R

10:30-11:00: Coffee Break

Workshop 1 (part 2)
Julián Villegas
Introduction to statistical analysis of phonetic data in R

12:00-13:00: Lunch

Workshop 2 (part 1)
Bryan Gick & Sonya Bird
Ultrasound biofeedback in pronunciation teaching and learning

14:00-14:30: Coffee Break

Workshop 2 (part 2)
Bryan Gick & Sonya Bird
Ultrasound biofeedback in pronunciation teaching and learning

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