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PAC 2013: Spoken English Corpora

From annotation to interphonologies

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Publié le mardi 05 février 2013 par Loïc Le Pape

Résumé

The PAC Project “La Phonologie de l’Anglais Contemporain : usages, variétés et structure ; The Phonology of Contemporary English: usage, varieties and structure” is coordinated by Anne Przewozny, Philip Carr and Jacques Durand. Among other things it aims at: giving a better picture of spoken English in its unity and diversity (geographical, social and stylistic); testing phonological and phonetic models from a synchronic and diachronic point of view, making room for the systematic study of variation; favouring communication between specialists in speech and in phonological theory; providing data and analyses which will help improve the teaching of English as a foreign language.

Annonce

We are pleased to announce that the PAC annual conference "Spoken English corpora: from annotation to interphonologies" is due to take place from Thursday May 30 to Saturday June 1, 2013 and will be hosted by the Laboratoire Parole et Langage (http://www.lpl.univ-aix.fr/~PAC2013 , available soon) and the Aix-Marseille University in Aix-en-Provence.

Argument

The PAC Project (http://www.projet-pac.net), "La Phonologie de l’Anglais Contemporain: usages, variétés et structure; The Phonology of Contemporary English: usage, varieties and structure" is coordinated by Anne Przewozny, Philip Carr and Jacques Durand. Among other things it aims at:

  •  giving a better picture of spoken English in its unity and diversity (geographical, social and stylistic);
  •  testing phonological and phonetic models from a synchronic and diachronic point of view, making room for the systematic study of variation,
  •  favouring communication between specialists in speech and in phonological theory,
  •  providing data and analyses which will help improve the teaching of English as a foreign language.

Papers from a wide range of theoretical perspectives addressing the above issues and related topics are welcome. Other things being equal, we will give priority to papers focusing on the relationship between corpus studies and the phonological/phonetic modelling of spoken English.

For the 2013 conference, we would particularly welcome proposals on the use of automatic tools for the study of very large data sets. One afternoon will be dedicated to a workshop on tools and annotation: Brigitte Bigi will present SPPAS, a tool to produce automatically phonetic annotations from a recorded speech sound and its orthographic transcription (aune.lpl.univ-aix.fr/~bigi/sppas), and Sophie Herment will do a demo on Momel and Intsint for prosodic annotation.

We would also like to open perspectives on L2 research, with papers dealing with interphonologies and will organize a special session on this issue (see below).

Special session on interphonology

(organisers: V. Lacoste, N. Herry-Bénit and T. Kamiyama)

This special session offers to investigate the phonetic and phonological systems developed by non-native speakers/learners of English who have command of English either as a foreign language (EFL) or a second language (ESL) in various parts of the world and in different contexts of communication. Interphonology will be discussed both as a theoretical, linguistic construct and empirically by looking into aspects of the learners’ new phonological system, while in the process of establishing itself or when it has already been stabilised and/or regularised. Inter-speaker and intra-speaker variation will also be central to our study of interphonology to understand, for instance, how segmental variability is integrated in the newly developed phonological system and how the phonologies of two (or more) languages at work mutually influence each other. Finally, this panel hopes to bring together scholars from the field of variationist sociolinguistics and scholars from a more formal linguistic tradition to deepen our appreciation of interphonology as a phenomenon specifically from a learner’s perspective.

Submission guidelines

The deadline for sending a title with a one-page abstract (excluding references) is extended

to 22 February 2013.

Please send your proposal in 2 files, one in .doc with name and affiliation, the other anonymous in .pdf to:

Please indicate whether you would prefer 1. oral, 2. poster or 3. any type of presentation. Notification of acceptance will be sent by mid March.

Local organisation team

  • Carine André,
  • Laurence Colombo,
  • Stéphanie Desous,
  • Sophie Herment,
  • Valérie Kerfelec,
  • Joëlle Lavaud,
  • Claudia Pichon-Starke,
  • Gabor Turcsan.

Scientific committee

  • Cyril Auran, Université de Lille 3, France
  • Nicolas Ballier, Université Paris 7 Diderot, France
  • Joan Beal, University of Sheffield, England
  • Ricardo Bermudez-Otero, University of Manchester, England
  • Brigitte Bigi, LPL, CNRS, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Philip Carr, University of Montpellier III, France
  • Sylvain Detey, Waseda University, Japan
  • Jacques Durand, CLLE-ERSS, University of Toulouse II, France
  • Jean-Michel Fournier, University of Tours, France
  • Martine Faraco, LPL, Aix-Marseille Université & CNRS, France
  • Médéric Gasquet-Cyrus, LPL, Aix-Marseille Université & CNRS, France
  • Ulrike Gut, Münster University, Allemagne
  • Silke Hamann, Düsseldorf University, Allemagne
  • Sophie Herment, LPL, Aix-Marseille Université & CNRS, France
  • Nadine Herry-Bénit, Université Paris 8, France
  • Daniel Hirst, LPL, CNRS, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Patrick Honeybone, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Takeki Kamiyama, Université Paris 8, France
  • Mariko Kondo, Waseda University, Japan
  • Véronique Lacoste, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Noël Nguyen, LPL, Aix-Marseille Université & CNRS, France
  • Peter Prince, LPL, Aix-Marseille Université & CNRS, France
  • Anne Przewozny, Université Toulouse II, France
  • Jane Stuart-Smith, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Gabor Turcsan, LPL, Aix-Marseille Université & CNRS, France

Catégories

Lieux

  • Aix-en-Provence, France (13)

Dates

  • vendredi 22 février 2013

Mots-clés

  • spoken english, contemporary english, corpora, annotation, interphonology, phonology, speech

Contacts

  • Sophie Herment
    courriel : sophie [dot] herment [at] univ-amu [dot] fr
  • Gabor Turcsan
    courriel : gabor [dot] turcsan [at] univ-amu [dot] fr

Source de l'information

  • Claudia Pichon-Starke
    courriel : claudia [dot] starke [at] lpl-aix [dot] fr

Pour citer cette annonce

« PAC 2013: Spoken English Corpora », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le mardi 05 février 2013, http://calenda.org/236584