12th International Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP) Tickets
Jun 1 – Jun 4 all-day

Following on a series of successful, productive, and highly enjoyable meetings, we are pleased to announce that the 12th International Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP 2020) will be held in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, from June 1st – 4th, 2020.  This conference series was launched in 1988 in Grenoble with the aim of providing an interdisciplinary forum for researchers working on all aspects of speech production, with subsequent iterations in Leeds (1990), Old Saybrook (1993), Autrans (1996), Kloster Seeon (2000), Sydney (2003), Ubatuba (2006), Strasbourg (2008), Montreal (2011), Cologne (2014), and Tianjin (2017).  Providence is a lively and friendly city with easy transportation options available, located 40 minutes by train from Boston and 2.5 hours from NYC.  We hope you will plan to attend this latest iteration of the ISSP!

Invited Speakers:

  • Kristofer Bouchard (UCSF) – ECoG and speech neuroscience
  • Suzanne Boyce  (U. Cincinnati) – disordered speech
  • Carol Espy-Wilson (U. Maryland) – speech technology
  • Cécile Fougeron (U. Paris 3) – speech in aging populations
  • Lisa Goffman  (U. Texas) – development of speech production
  • Gabriel Mindlin (U. de Buenos Aires) – speech modeling
  • Jennifer Pardo (Montclair State U.) – speech accommodation
  • Brad Sutton (U. of Illinois) – rtMRI and speech visualization methods

Additional topics include but are not limited to Coarticulation, Prosody, Articulatory Synthesis, Acoustic-to-Articulatory Inversion, Speech Motor Control, Biomechanical Modeling, Instrumental Techniques, Co-speech Gesturing, and Perturbation-induced Plasticity.

The deadline for the (two page) abstract submission is December 31st, 2019.  Further details will follow soon, via this mailing list and the conference website (ISSP2020.yale.edu).

Of special interest to students:  We have received a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to support student participation in the ISSP.  Support is limited to students enrolled at U.S. institutions, but the student does not need to be a U.S. citizen.  Support will cover registration, hotel, meals and travel.  If the student has a disability that requires a traveling companion, travel, hotel and meals for that companion can be provided as well.  Successful applicants must be first author on an accepted abstract.

International Conference on Acoustic Phonetics and Speech Production (ICAPSP 2020) Tickets
Jun 11 – Jun 12 all-day

ICAPSP 2020: 14. International Conference on Acoustic Phonetics and Speech Production aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Acoustic Phonetics and Speech Production. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Acoustic Phonetics and Speech Production

Call for Contributions

Prospective authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Acoustic Phonetics and Speech Production are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.

Third Cultural Linguistics International Conference (CLIC 2020) Tickets
Jun 17 – Jun 19 all-day

Date: 17-Jun-2020 – 19-Jun-2020

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Contact Person: Judit Baranyiné Kóczy


Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics


Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2019


Aims and scope: Cultural Linguistics is an emerging field that focuses on the interrelation between language and cultural conceptualisations. Over the last decade or so, Cultural Linguistics has witnessed tremendous growth and development in terms of theory, methodology, and application. The Cultural Linguistic framework has been applied to a range of different phenomena within and beyond language, culture, and cognition, integrating the theory and methodological tools of various disciplines, such as cognitive psychology, Complexity Science, Distributed Cognition, and anthropology.


Current research in Cultural Linguistics shows that its analytical framework can offer fruitful inquiries into research areas such as pragmatics, emotions, religion, political discourse, World Englishes, intercultural communication, and Teaching English as an International Language (TEIL). Within these domains, cultural conceptualisations manifest in the forms of cultural schemata, cultural metaphors and cultural categories.


Keynote speakers:

Professor Zoltán Kövecses | ELTE University, Hungary

Professor Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk | State University of Applied Sciences in Konin, Poland

Professor Helen Meng | Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Professor Farzad Sharifian | Monash University, Australia

Professor Csaba Pléh | Central European University, Hungary

Professor Hans-Georg Wolf | University of Potsdam, Germany



Honorary Chair: Professor Farzad Sharifian | Monash University, Australia

Chair: Dr Judit Baranyiné Kóczy | University of Győr, Hungary


International Scientific Board:

Professor Lívia Ablonczy-Mihályka | University of Győr

Professor Angeliki Athanasiadou | Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dr Ad Foolen | Radboud University Nijmegen

Professor Jean-Marc Dewaele | University of London

Professor Roslyn M. Frank | University of Iowa

Professor László Imre Komlósi | University of Győr

Professor Zoltán Kövecses | Eötvös Loránd University

Professor Ian Malcolm | Edith Cowan University

Professor Andreas Mulsoff | University of East Anglia

Professor Martin Pütz | Koblenz University

Dr Frank Polzenhagen | Heidelberg University

Professor Farzad Sharifian | Monash University

Professor Ning Yu | Pennsylvania State University


Final Call for Papers:

The conference welcomes presentations based on studies conducted from a Cultural Linguistic perspective, involving research into the nature of underlying cultural conceptualisations in language, the role of cultural conceptualisations in intercultural pragmatics, language development and language teaching. CLIC-2020 hopes to provide an interesting platform for researchers and academics interested in the proposed topics, detailed below:


Highlighted topics:

– Language and cultural categorisation

– Metaphors across cultures

– Cultural conceptualisations and embodied language

– Language and cultural conceptualisations of emotion / religion / kinship / naming / animals etc.

– Intercultural re-conceptualisation

– Cultural conceptualisations in sign languages

– Cultural conceptualisations and syntax

– Cultural conceptualisations and pragmatics

– Cultural Linguistics and (im)politeness

– Cultural Linguistics and intercultural communication

– Cultural Linguistics and political discourse analysis

– Cultural Linguistics and World Englishes

– Cultural Linguistics and corpus linguistics

– Research methods in Cultural Linguistics

– Cultural Linguistics and learning/teaching additional languages

– Cultural Linguistics and Teaching English as an International Language (TEIL)

– Cultural Linguistics and translation/interpreting

– Diachronic Cultural Linguistics


Abstracts no longer than 400 words should be submitted through the EasyChair electronic submission system on the website, using the template available also on the website.

Abstract submission date: 15 November, 2019

8. International Conference on Experimental Phonetics Tickets
Jun 25 – Jun 27 all-day

Date: 25-Jun-2020 – 27-Jun-2020
Location: Girona (Catalonia), Spain
Contact Person: Beatriz Blecua Falgueras

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology


Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2020


The 8th International Conference on Experimental Phonetics will take place at the Facultat de Lletres of Girona University from 25 to 27 June 2020.
All researchers are invited to present their communication proposals on phonetic research. Five special sessions, two plenary sessions and one round-table discussion will be organized.

Call for Papers:

Paper submission: from 1 November 2019 to 31 January 2020.
In the second newsletter more information about paper submissions will be provided.

For more general information visit: https://sites.google.com/view/8cifegirona2020

For any query, you can contact with us: congresocife2020@gmail.com

Corpus Linguistics Down Under (CLDU2020) Tickets
Jul 2 – Jul 3 all-day

Date: 02-Jul-2020 – 03-Jul-2020
Location: University of Sydney, Australia
Contact Person: Georgia Carr

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2020

Free workshop and symposium, hosted and funded by the Sydney Corpus Lab

University of Sydney

Event website and registration: https://cldownunder.eventbrite.com.au (please register)
Event email (NOT for abstract submission): info ‘at’ sydneycorpuslab.com

Abstract submission deadline: 31 January 2020
Abstracts should be submitted using the online submission system at Easychair


– Pre-symposium workshop plenary: Amanda Potts, Cardiff University, UK
– Opening plenary: Ute Römer, Georgia State University, Atlanta, US
– Closing plenary: Michele Zappavigna, University of New South Wales, Australia


A half-day, hands-on practical workshop on the web-based corpus analysis system CQPweb will be held on the day before the symposium, starting after lunch to enable participants to travel to Sydney. CQPweb provides a user-friendly interface to a diverse collection of corpora. In the workshop, Dr Amanda Potts will explain basic and advanced functionalities of the system. Participants will gain experience in working with written and spoken corpora, and will feel confident in applying a range of tools in their own research. Places in the workshop will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Lunch will not be provided on this day.


At a time when more and more data is available digitally or can be transformed into digital data, the importance of corpus linguistics is increasing across linguistic subfields. The use of electronic/digital corpora is spreading, and many researchers now use a corpus linguistic approach to provide new insights into language or discourse. Corpus Linguistics Down Under builds on prior work in corpus linguistics in Australia (see e.g. A brief history of modern Australian English corpora), and aims to support and connect a growing number of researchers in the field. The symposium will bring together corpus researchers in Australia and beyond, with the aim of providing a platform for sharing research, for networking, and for building and promoting research capacity in corpus linguistics. The symposium will therefore not have any parallel strands but rather allow everyone to engage with each others’ research and encourage discussion and feedback.


You can attend the workshop and symposium without presenting a paper, although spaces may be limited. Please register at the Eventbrite page; https://cldownunder.eventbrite.com.au.


– Georgia Carr (Project manager, Sydney Corpus Lab; infosydneycorpuslab.com)
– Monika Bednarek (Director, Sydney Corpus Lab)

If you have queries about abstract submission or have problems using the EasyChair submission system, please contact Georgia Carr outside the upcoming holiday period (not online between 20 Dec and 7 January).

Call for Papers:

We invite submissions research papers that use corpus linguistics to study language or discourse, including corpus-based discourse analysis, corpus stylistics, corpus pragmatics, corpus-based sociolinguistics, corpus-based applied linguistics, corpus-based linguistic typology, World Englishes, etc. We welcome research papers discussing research findings from corpus linguistic projects or methodological and technical issues related to corpus design, building and analysis.

Demonstration of software tools or other corpus linguistic resources are also welcome, provided they incorporate methodological innovation. Contributions can focus on results from completed as well as ongoing research, with an emphasis on novel approaches, methods, ideas, and perspectives. Work on any language is welcome. We invite submissions from established researchers and from early career researchers, including PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers.

Full details at: https://easychair.org/cfp/CLDU2020

Information Structure in Spoken Language Corpora IV (ISSLaC IV) Tickets
Jul 20 – Jul 21 all-day

Date: 20-Jul-2020 – 21-Jul-2020
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Contact Person: Anja Latrouite

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jan-2020

ISSLaC is a biennial platform for researchers interested in the grammar-discourse interface in typologically diverse languages. In many papers on information structure (IS) a strict top-to-bottom approach with predefined IS-categories is adopted, so that the role of IS research often boils down to the identification of the structures that express the assumed categories. The ISSLaC workshop series concentrates on the discourse-roots of information packaging, i.e. its relation to rhetorical structure, intentionality of communication, the cognitive states of the interlocutors, different discourse genres and narrative strategies.

This means that we look at IS from a bottom-up perspective. ISSLaC III was concerned with different empirical approaches to the typological study of information packaging in discourse. ISSLaC IV will keep pursuing the question as to which empirical and analytical tools are best for IS research.

Call for Papers:

In addition to abstracts on the general topic of IS, we also wish to solicit comparative papers that deal with different construction-choice inducing narrative strategies depending on discourse genre or language type. We are especially interested in the question whether different languages or text genres exhibit different defaults with respect to narrative strategies or information structural packaging. We hope to solicit papers that address this question as well as papers that give us more insight into all the devices used to signal the assumptions about the hearer’s knowledge and attention, or to render transparent rhetorical relations, or the current intentions of the speaker. We are especially interested in abstracts addressing the following issues:

– IS and construction choice: What differences in IS-interpretation do we find between morphosyntactically identical or similar constructions in related and unrelated languages?
– IS and referent tracking: How are discourse referents with different degrees of discourse relevance encoded? More specifically, looking at head-marking and dependent-marking languages with extensive argument pro-drop, do we find a difference with respect to the IS-function of realized arguments; is it always about focality?
– IS categories and mode of realization: Even in topic- or focus-configurational languages prosody has been shown to be relevant to a certain sub-type of IS-categories. Do we find a more systematic correlation as to what IS-categories morphosyntax in contrast to prosody is used for?
– Rhetorical relations between utterances and IS: Is there a conventionalised connection between rhetorical relations such as elaboration, cause, parallelism, etc. on the one hand and certain types of IS configurations on the other?
– Intentional structure of discourse and IS: Do certain speaker intentions regularly trigger certain types of IS? Is there a tendency for some types of speech acts such as questions and answers, corrections, commands, etc. to be associated with certain IS strategies?
– Interpersonal stance and IS: Are some linguistic structures, which appear to be IS-related, also related to interactional aspects of the message such as different types of politeness or hedging?

Abstracts should be anonymous and no longer than two pages, including data and references.
Please submit your abstract to: altjohan@phil.uni-duesseldorf.de

4th Doing Research in Applied Linguistics 2020 International Conference Tickets
Sep 4 – Sep 5 all-day

Date: 04-Sep-2020 – 05-Sep-2020
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Contact: Natjiree Jaturapitakkul

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

The DRAL Conference series is renowned as one of the premier platforms for applied linguistics research. Based on our experiences of previous DRAL conferences, we expect approximately 200 participants from around the world with numerous high-quality presentations focusing on doing research in applied linguistics. The conference provides a forum for learning about applied linguistics research, discussing key issues in the area, and making contacts with like-minded researchers with the goals of advancing the field and developing greater professionalism in applied linguistics research. The goals of the DRAL 4 2020 International Conference are to share and learn about research purposes, methodologies and publishing in applied linguistics.

3rd International Symposium on Applied Phonetics (ISAPh2020) Tickets
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day

Date: 07-Sep-2020 – 09-Sep-2020
Location: Tarragona, Spain
Contact Person: Joaquín Romero

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

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2020

We are pleased to announce the 3rd International Symposium on Applied Phonetics, to be held at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, in Tarragona, Spain, September 7-9, 2020. ISAPh 2020 proudly follows up on the two previous meetings held in Nagoya (2016) and Aizuwakamatsu (2018), where a large number of researchers gathered to discuss a variety of aspects within the field of applied phonetics. Our mission is to continue to offer a specialized forum for the discussion of all areas of phonetic research with an applied component. While the main focus of the symposium continues to be how phonetic knowledge can guide the teaching and learning of foreign languages, we welcome contributions from other areas of applied phonetics such as sociophonetics, speech technology and pathology, language and accent coaching, forensic phonetics, etc.

ISAPh2020 welcomes the submission of abstracts in any area of applied phonetics, with a special emphasis on the use of phonetic knowledge and speech analysis tools in the teaching and learning of foreign/second languages. Studies that have a strong experimental component and can significantly contribute to an improved praxis in the teaching and learning of pronunciation are especially welcome.

Invited Speakers:
John Murphy (Georgia State University)
Joan Carles Mora (Universitat de Barcelona)
Douglas Honorof (Verbarations / Haskins Laboratories)
Josefina Carrera (Universitat de Barcelona)

In addition to the invited presentations, the following workshop, included in the registration, will take place on September 9:
Mikhail Ordin (Basque Foundation for Science): Re-synthesis and speech modification techniques in applied phonetics research

Call for Papers:

Abstracts must be no more than 2 pages, including figures and references, and they must be written in English. Do not include author names or affiliations, and please submit abstracts as property-free PDF files. Please use the template provided on our website for the preparation of your abstract. Use the following link for the submission of your abstract: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=isaph2020

Important Dates:
APRIL 15. Deadline for submission of abstracts
JUNE 1. Notification of acceptance
JUNE 15. Program announcement
JUNE 20. Deadline for early registration
SEPTEMBER 7-9. Conference

For more details, please visit the conference website: http://wwwa.fundacio.urv.cat/congressos/isaph2020/

Questions can be addressed to isaph2020@urv.cat

Forensic linguistics between scientific research and legal practice (workshop) Tickets
Sep 10 all-day

Date: 10-Sep-2020 – 10-Sep-2020
Location: Florence, Italy
Contact Person: Chiara Meluzzi

Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics; Phonetics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Feb-2020

Research in forensic linguistics shows nowadays a renewed interest, by promoting a positive integration between juridical practices and scientific investigation instruments. However, some problematic issues remain unsolved, among which are the lack of guidelines or standardized methodologies and the absence of rules concerning the creation of professional profiles in the role of forensic consultants. Inspired by the positive models and the best practices adopted by other research institutes (e.g., Netherlands Forensic Institute or Swedish National Forensic Centre), this workshop aims at favoring exchanges and share of knowledge in this field not only on the scientific aspects of forensics but also on their legal applications in the perspective of a strong interdisciplinary collaboration.

The workshop will take place on 10th Sep. 2020 (morning), within the annual conference of the ”Società di Linguistica Italiana” (SLI: https://www.sli2020.unifi.it/).

The languages of the workshop will be Italian and English.

Invited speakers
Peter French (Università di York, J P French Associates)
Veronica Scotti (Politecnico di Milano – Legal Consultant)

Scientific committee
Silvia Calamai, Chiara Celata, Sonia Cenceschi, Volker Dellwo, Peter French, Barbara Gili Fivela, Chiara Meluzzi, Elisa Pellegrino, Luciano Romito.

Call for Papers:

This workshop will aim at creating a network of both linguists and lawyers dealing with forensic issues. For this reason, the workshop has a strong interdisciplinary nature and contributions are invited from any field of linguistics with applications to forensics.

In particular, we welcome original papers focusing on forensic linguistics both on the textual and the phonetic aspects of communication. A list of topics includes but is not limited to the following:
– Analysis of forensic communication (e.g., questioning or trials) or of textual materials used in court (e.g., last wills, SMS, letters, etc.)
– The use of speech corpora and of corpus linguistics in forensics
– Shared methodologies and procedures in the audio processing and in the analysis of speech and text in forensics
– Proposals of new inter-linguistic methodologies for the analysis of forensic data
– Discussion of actual law cases involving speech and text experts in courtroom
– The relationship and partnership between speech and text experts and law institutions: methods, needs, problems and possible solutions

Proposals could be written either in Italian or in English. Abstracts should not exceed 1000 words (excluding references), and two total pages, including examples, images, tables and references. The references should be in APA and in alphabetical order.

Proposals should be sent by 20 February 2020 to the following email address: workshopforensicSLI@gmail.com in both .pdf and .doc format.

Each abstract will be anonymously reviewed and evaluated by 2 members of the workshop scientific committee.
Each invited speaker will be allowed 30’ of speech and 10’ of discussion, whereas selected communications will be allowed 15’ of talk and 5’ of discussion.

Both invited and selected speakers will be invited to submit a full paper after the conference, for publication as a special issue in a top-rank journal. Deadline and modalities of submissions as well as the selected journal will be communicated during the workshop.

Important dates:
20 February 2020: abstract submission deadline
20 April 2020: notification of acceptance
1 June 2020: preliminary program
1 July 2020: final program and participants’ information
10 September 2020 (morning): Workshop “Forensic linguistics between scientific research and legal practice”

Further information and deadlines regarding the publication will be communicated to the selected participants before or during the workshop.

Info & abstract submission: workshopforensicSLI@gmail.com

For general inquieries about the workshop, you may also contact the organizers:
– Chiara Meluzzi, University of Pavia – chmeluzzigmail.com
– Sonia Cenceschi, SUPSI – sonia.cenceschisupsi.ch

Annual Meeting on Phonology 2020 (AMP 2020) Tickets
Sep 18 – Sep 20 all-day

Date: 18-Sep-2020 – 20-Sep-2020
Location: Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Contact Person: Ryan Bennett

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Call Deadline: 10-May-2020

We are seeking high-quality unpublished research in all areas of theoretical, experimental and computational phonology for presentation at the 2020 Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP 2020). The conference will take place September 18-20, 2020 at the University of California, Santa Cruz. This is the eighth installment of the Annual Meetings on Phonology, following the 2013 inaugural meeting at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and subsequent meetings hosted by MIT, UBC/SFU, USC, NYU, UC San Diego and Stony Brook University.

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts for either oral presentations (20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion) or poster presentations. Abstracts must be anonymous, so please be sure to eliminate any identifying information and metadata from the document. Length is limited to a maximum of two single-spaced pages (US Letter), figures and references included. Font size should be 12-point, with margins of at least one inch (2.54cm) left on all sides. Abstracts must be submitted in .pdf file format.

Submissions are limited to two per author, with at most one submission being single- or primary-authored.

Abstracts on topics related to intonation, phrasal phonology, and other areas of prosody are particularly encouraged.

The deadline for abstract submission is Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time).

Abstract submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=amp2020ucsantacruz