LINGUIST List 32.944

Mon Mar 15 2021

Calls: Applied Ling, Phonetics, Phonology, Socioling/Switzerland

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 14-Mar-2021
From: Marie-Hélène Côté <>
Subject: 'R-atics
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Full Title: 'R-atics
Short Title: 'R-atics

Date: 18-Nov-2021 - 19-Nov-2021
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Contact Person: Marie-Hélène Côté
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 09-May-2021

Meeting Description:

The Section des sciences du langage et de l’information at the Université de Lausanne organizes the ’R-atics 7 colloquium in Lausanne (Switzerland) on November 18-19, 2021. ‘R-atics gathers an international network of researchers working on different issues concerning r sounds and has been previously organized in Nijmegen (The Netherlands), Brussels (Belgium), Bozen (Italy), Grenoble (France), Leeuwarden (The Netherlands), and Paris (France). This is an international mid-size specific conference that enhances mutual cooperation in a friendly environment on phonetic, phonological, sociolinguistic and diachronic aspects of rhotics. The 2021 edition will include, in addition to the usual themes, a workshop on data collection and analysis of air flow and air pressure measures.

Call for Papers:

We invite contributions on any theme concerning rhotic sounds, including but not limited to:
- the diversity of r realizations in the world’s languages
- the socio-phonetic aspects of r realizations
- the production and perception of rhotics in a language or in a language family
- the phonological status of r sounds
- diachronic aspects of r sounds
- the acquisition of rhotics in L1 and L2
- aspects of corrective phonetics in the pronunciation of r sounds
- phenomena of r sandhi

Anonymous abstracts of 500 words (plus references) should be sent in PDF format to by May 9, 2021 (authors will be notified by July 4). We plan to have only oral communications (20+10 minutes) in non-parallel sessions. The form of the conference – online or on site – will be decided depending on the situation. We hope to be able to hold the meeting on site, but an online solution will be organized if necessary.

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