LINGUIST List 29.795

Fri Feb 16 2018

Calls: Forensic Linguistics, Phonetics, Socioling/UK

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 15-Feb-2018
From: Sula Ross <>
Subject: 27th Annual Conference of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics
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Full Title: 27th Annual Conference of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics
Short Title: IAFPA 2018

Date: 29-Jul-2018 - 01-Aug-2018
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Contact Person: IAFPA Organising Committee
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics; Phonetics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 19-Mar-2018

Meeting Description:

The 27th annual conference of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA) will be held on 29th July - 1st August 2018 in Huddersfield.

This year's conference is being hosted by the Linguistics and Modern Language Department at the University of Huddersfield.

2nd Call for Papers:

We invite proposals for papers on topics including, but not limited to:

- Speaker/voice comparison
- Speech and audio enhancement
- Transcription
- Speaker profiling
- Questioned utterance analysis
- Authentication of recordings
- LADO (Language analysis for the determination of origin)
- Automatic speaker recognition/comparison
- Voice line-ups
- Retrieval of population data
- Interesting case reports

At IAFPA 2018 we plan three categories of paper:

1) Regular oral papers.
2) Regular poster presentations.
3) Work in progress poster presentations. This is a special poster session to outline new or ongoing research developments, particularly suitable for students currently working on dissertations.

The deadline for submissions under categories (1) and (2) is 19 March 2018. Note that we do not expect to extend this deadline. Submissions under category (3) may be made up to 11 June 2018.

For more information, visit .

Best Student Paper award:

There will be a best student paper award. Please indicate on your abstract PDF whether your paper is eligible for the student paper award. The criteria for participation are:

- The first author is a student, i.e. registered as a Bachelors/Masters/PhD student.
- The first author presents his/her presentation or poster in person at the conference.
- The majority of the work presented has been done by the student.

Note: being a student member of IAFPA is not a requirement.

The winner of this Prize wins free registration for next year’s IAFPA conference.

There will be a satellite workshop on data sharing following the conference on 2 August 2018 as part of the ESRC-funded WYRED project, with more information to follow.

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