LINGUIST List 29.3881

Mon Oct 08 2018

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Phonetics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 04-Oct-2018
From: Steffen Höder <>
Subject: Nordic Research on Accent, Acceptability and Acquisition
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Full Title: Nordic Research on Accent, Acceptability and Acquisition
Short Title: NordAc³

Date: 21-Mar-2019 - 22-Mar-2019
Location: Kiel, Germany
Contact Person: Lisa Tulaja
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

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

Subject Language(s): Danish; English; Faroese; Icelandic; Norwegian Bokmål; Norwegian Nynorsk; Swedish

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2018

Meeting Description:

Recent years have seen an increasing interest in studies on L2 pronunciation. This includes studies that focus on the relationship between L2 pronunciation and sociolinguistic aspects such as the social and communicative acceptability of L2 speakers (van den Doel 2006; Pilott 2016; Thomson 2018). Also, the importance of teaching L2 pronunciation and teachers’ skills in this context are increasingly emphasized (Derwing et al. 2014; Thomson & Derwing 2015).

While the majority of studies address widely used languages, most notably English, NordAc³ approaches this topic with a regional focus on research from the Nordic countries or on the Nordic languages. The two-day workshop brings together scholars working on sociolinguistic, phonetic, and acquisitional aspects of L2 pronunciation, with particular emphasis on the discussion of:

Current empirical findings:
- Which perspectives on L2 pronunciation, including the use of listener ratings, are being discussed in current studies?
- Which fundamental implications for teaching purposes can be drawn from recent L2 pronunciation studies?

Methodological aspects:
- How can different dimensions of pronunciation (especially acceptability) be defined and measured?
- How can the mutual influence of different dimensions be measured, e.g. the influence of accent on acceptability?

The relevance of research on L2 pronunciation for teaching:
- What do teachers need to know? What should we teach teachers?
- Which aspects of L2 pronunciation in general and which language-specific phenomena in particular should be part of teacher education?

Call for Papers:

We welcome 20-minute contributions (20 minutes for presentations plus 10 minutes for discussion) in English, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish. Please send your abstracts (max. 400 words excluding references) to Lisa Tulaja (

Submission Deadline: 30 November, 2018

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