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Dear all,

Jason Shaw and I are editing the following special issue of Linguistics Vanguard!


Call for papers for a special collection in Linguistics Vanguard on “The Role of Predictability in Shaping Human Language Sound Patterns”

Research integrating methods and insights from phonetics, phonology, and psycholinguistics has revealed a substantial amount of evidence for two broad trends in human language sound patterns, both related to a probabilistic notion of predictability. There is evidence now that both phonetic and phonological patterns can be influenced by various measures of local and global predictability including those defined within the phonology (e.g., phonotactic predictability) as well as the predictability of the higher level linguistic units that phonological patterns signify (i.e., message predictability). On the side of message predictability, a key observation is that there appear to be tradeoffs between the predictability of a message and the robustness with which it is articulated, resulting in phonetic variation that could over longer timescales leave us with phonologies that also reflect average message predictability, or “informativity” (e.g., Cohen Priva, 2015). These two broad trends raise a number of questions, which are the focus of this
special collection:

1. What are the consequences of probabilistic predictability for models of phonological grammar, the lexicon and phonological typology?

2. Under what conditions does variation in the predictability of a message influence its phonological and phonetic form?

3. Does message predictability interact with other phonological and phonetic principles, including constraints on speech articulation, speech perception, and prosody?

4. What are the appropriate formal tools for quantifying message predictability and phonological predictability in natural language?

5. Does message predictability impact the expression of social meaning through phonetic variation?

The target length of each article is 3000-4000 words, which is the journal’s general policy. We are therefore looking for short, concise reports. Accordingly, we expect short turn-around from submission to publication. The proposed timeline is:

Submission deadline: April 30th, 2017
Reviews returned: June 30th, 2017
Decision letters: August 1st, 2017
Revisions: September 30th, 2017
Papers will appear online as they are finalized. We hope to have all papers published by the end of 2017.

Linguistics Vanguard is an online, multimodal journal published by De Gruyter Mouton. Because the journal is only published online, special collections serve as "virtual special issues" and are linked by shared keywords. Details about the journal can be found at www.degruyter.com/lingvan. Linguistics Vanguard strives for a very quick turn-around time from submission to publication.

Inclusion of multimodal content designed to integrate interactive content (including, but not limited to audio and video, images, maps, software code, raw data, hyperlinks to external databases and any other media enhancing the traditional written word) is particularly encouraged. Special collections contributors should follow general submission guidelines for the journal (https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/lingvan#callForPapersHeader)

Authors will have free access to the entire special collection. There are no publication costs. All authors may post a pdf on their personal website and/or institutional repository a year after publication. In addition, the introduction, which contains a summary of each article, will be fully freely accessible.

Any questions can be addressed to the special collection editors: Shigeto Kawahara (kawahara@icl.keio.ac.jp) and Jason A. Shaw (jason.shaw@yale.edu)

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Just now discovered these slides from Sonia Frota's wonderful presentation on the LingOA initiative at the EU Open Science Conference in Amsterdam on 4 April 2016 (see https://english.eu2016.nl/events/2016/04/04/open-science-conference). 

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Apologies for any cross-postings.

Lecturer in Sociophonetics, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

We wish to appoint a fixed term part time (0.8FTE, 2 years) Lecturer in Sociophonetics in our Linguistics programme.

Our programme is reknowned for its undergraduate and postgraduate courses in linguistic structure and sociolinguistics. This position has become available through the recent success of programme members in obtaining external funding for projects on: language contact in New Zealand English, and the syntax-prosody interface cross-linguistically. The successful applicant will be joining our team at a particularly dynamic time. We are in an exciting phase of development with taught Masters programmes in Linguistics and across disciplines. You will teach UG and PG classes primarily in phonetics, and provide some teaching support in the sociolinguistics programme. You will be a researcher who can show a developing publication record in phonetics and who will be able to make a positive contribution to the School’s research profile.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g. phonetics, sociophonetics), a solid background in quantitative research methods, teaching experience and evidence of innovation in teaching. Experience in course development and management and in supervising student research is desirable.

The position is available for a start no later than February 2017.

Further information can be obtained from Dr Sasha Calhoun, Linguistics Programme Director, email sasha.calhoun@vuw.ac.nz or phone +64 4 4639537.

Please complete the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter by attachment at


Applications close 31 October 2016.

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Full role description can be found here:


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I am looking for bright and interested linguistics graduates who speak languages other than English for a PhD studentship as part of a Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden-funded project on prosody and information structure perception.

More details here:


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We have a Phonology Assistant Professor opening at the University of Hong Kong!

There is also a syntax Assistant Professor opening...in case you know of anyone who would be interested!

(We anticipate initiating a phonetician search next year.)

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Postdoctoral Position: Speech Production in Aging, Bilingualism (Northwestern University)
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship supported by the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development grant “Phonetic Echoes of Cognitive Disruptions in Speech Production” (PI: Matt Goldrick). Work supported by this grant examines how disruptions to lexical access alter the fine-grained phonetic aspects of speech, focusing on speech production in bilinguals and older adults. To enable rapid, reliable observation of phonetic properties, the grant supports a collaboration with Joseph Keshet’s research group (Bar-Ilan University) to develop algorithms for the automatic acoustic analysis of speech.
The postdoctoral fellow will take the lead on experimental studies related to this project, including design, implementation, analysis, and communication of the findings. Experience with experimental studies of speech production is required (including but not limited to psycholinguistic reaction time studies, speech error analyses in typical or impaired populations, and/or phonetic studies of acoustics or articulation). Previous research with older adults is ideal; experience with bilingual populations as well as phonetic analysis is also desirable (but not required).
The fellow will join Northwestern’s extensive and vibrant community of language scientists working at the intersection of cognition, speech, and computation. This group draws on several allied departments, including Linguistics (the home department of the fellow; http://www.linguistics.northwestern.edu/), Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology, and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
The initial appointment is for one year, with an expectation of a second year, conditioned on satisfactory progress and NIH funding. Applications are open to both citizens and non-citizens of the US. Starting date is negotiable; the position should be filled by June 1, 2015. Applications will be consider on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applications and letters should be received by March 30, 2015.
An application consists of a single PDF file including (i) a cover letter detailing the applicant’s interests in connection with the project; (ii) a current CV (ideally with links to relevant publications). The application, along with two letters of recommendation (under separate cover), must be emailed to matt-goldrick@northwestern.edu. Please ensure that your name is in the Subject line of all materials that you AND your References submit.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the PI (matt-goldrick@northwestern.edu) with any questions about the project and the position.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from underrepresented minority candidates and women are especially welcome.

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International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech 2015 (ISMBS 2015)
Location: Great Arsenali Conference Center, old Venetian harbor, Chania, Crete, Greece
Date: 7-10 September 2015
Contact: ebabatsouli@ismbs.eu 

Symposium Description
The International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech 2015 (ISMBS 2015) will host original research on the acquisition and use of first language, second language, bilingual, and dialectal speech, child and adult, normal and disordered. The Symposium encourages a multidisciplinary exchange of ideas across phonology, phonetics, psycholinguistics, clinical phonetics, speech pathology, acoustics, neurolinguistics, and the application of new technologies. Theoretical, experimental, observational, and computational contributions are welcome.

Plenary Speakers
Martin J. Ball, Linköping University
Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk, Adam Mickiewicz University
Steven Gillis, University of Antwerp
Margaret Kehoe-Winkler, University of Geneva
Ineke Mennen, Bangor University
Mehmet Yavaş, Florida International University

Special Lecture
B. May Bernhardt and Joseph P. Stemberger, University of British Columbia

Panel Discussion
David Ingram of Arizona State University will moderate a panel discussion with the participation of the audience on: Research in Monolingual and Bilingual Speech: Past, Present, Future. The panel members are posted on:www.ismbs.eu/panel-discussion 

International Scientific Committee
Elena Babatsouli, co-chair (Chania, Greece)
David Ingram, co-chair (Tempe, AZ, USA)
Anna Balas (Poznan, Poland)
Hans Basbøll (Odense, Denmark)
Alan Beretta (East Lansing, MI, USA)
Ocke-Schwen Bohn (Aarhus, Denmark)
Ferenc Bunta (Houston, TX, USA)
Juli Cebrián (Barcelona, Spain)
Cynthia Core (Washington, DC, USA)
Elise de Bree (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Leah Fabiano-Smith (Tucson, AZ, USA)
Maria João Freitas (Lisbon, Portugal)
Tetsuo Harada (Tokyo, Japan)
Jong-mi Kim (Chuncheon, Korea)
Kristian Emil Kristoffersen (Oslo, Norway)
Conxita Lleó, (Hamburg, Germany)
Andrea MacLeod (Montreal, Canada)
Sharynne McLeod (Bathurst, Australia)
Konstantinos Minas (Rhodes, Greece)
Peggy Mok (Hong Kong)
Eleni Morfidi (Ioannina, Greece)
Eric Raimy (Madison, WI, USA)
Yvan Rose (Newfoundland, Canada)
James Scobbie (Edinburgh, UK)
Ellen Simon (Ghent, Belgium)
Anna Sosa (Flagstaff, AZ, USA)
Dimitrios Sotiropoulos (Chania, Greece)
Magdalena Wrembel (Poznan, Poland)

Early Career Research Awards
Two early career research awards of 600 (six hundred) euro each will be granted to promising researchers. Eligible are PhD candidates and doctoral degree recipients within the past four years (after 10 February 2011) who present a single authored or a co-authored paper and declare their candidacy for the award at: submit@ismbs.eu by 10 February 2015.

Call for papers: www.ismbs.eu/call-for-papers 

Abstract submission deadline: 10 February 2015
Date of notification: by 10 March 2015

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Please note the #phonology position that is being advertised at Ohio State University.  
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