The deadline for Earlybird rates for this year's ALS conference and the Linguistics Institute is
THIS FRIDAY, 26th May
Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! Registration will of course still be available after that, but not at earlybird rates.
For information about all of the LINQ2006 events, including the ALS Conference, ALI, ALAA Conference, Australex, PACSLRF, etc, go to http://www.linq2006.une.edu.au.
Please let students know about the various courses available at ALI - details below.
If you will be attending any of the LINQ2006 events, remember that you must find your own accommodation, and it's probably a good idea to book ASAP if you haven't already done it. Go to the LINQ2006 site for some possibilities.
The following is a list of publications relating to the study of language, received by the Reviews Editor. Note that it is not possible to return books to the publisher, and that acceptance of a book implies no promise that it will be reviewed in the Australian Journal of Linguistics. Reviews are printed as circumstances permit, and copies are sent to the publishers of the works reviewed. If you wish to review a book, please contact the Reviews Editor, Alan Libert (Alan.Libert-at-newcastle.edu.au). Note that many books from previous lists of publications received are still available, so you may want to look at them also.
- Aikenvald, A. Y. and R. M. W. Dixon, eds. (2006) Serial Verb Constructions: A Cross-Linguistic Typology. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
- Ewing, M. C. (2005) Grammar and Inference in Conversation: Identifying Clause Structure in Spoken Javanese. John Benjamins, Amsterdam and Philadelphia.
- Godjevac, S. (2006) Focus Projection in Serbo-Croatian. CSLI Publications, Stanford, CA.
- Love, N., ed. (2006) Language and History: Integrationist Perspectives. Routledge, London and New York.
- McEnery, T. (2006) Swearing in English. Routledge, London and New York.
- Rivas, J. (2004) Clause Structure Typology: Grammatical Relations in Cross-Linguistic Perspective. Tras Tram, Lugo, Galicia.
- Sanz, C., ed. (2005) Mind and Context in Adult Second Language Acquisition. Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC.
- Tsunoda, T. and T. Kageyama, eds. (2006) Voice and Grammatical Relations. John Benjamins, Amsterdam and Philadelphia.
Auckland, New Zealand, 6-8 December 2006
Call for Papers
ASSTA and the University of Auckland are pleased to announce the Eleventh International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST2006). The conference will be held in the School of Engineering, at the University of Auckland's City Campus.
Submissions are invited for oral and poster presentations. Submissions should describe original contributions to spoken language, speech science and/or technology that will be of interest to an audience including scientists, engineers, linguists, psychologists, speech and language therapists, audiologists and other professionals.
Submissions are invited in all areas of speech science and technology, but particularly in the following areas:
- Speech production
- Acoustic phonetics
- Acoustics of accent change
- Music and speech processing
- Emotional speech, voice, intonation and prosody
- Applications of speech science and technology
- Speech Processing for Forensic Applications
- Speech recognition and understanding
- Speaker recognition and classification
- Speech enhancement and noise cancellation
- Pedagogical technologies for speech and singing
- Corpus management and speech tools
- Contributions of speech science and technology to audiology & speech language therapy
SST2004 at Macquarie University featured a successful session on the Phonetics and Phonology of Australian and New Zealand English (PANZE). The organising committee of SST2006 would like to include a further PANZE session during the conference. In addition to a call for papers relating to the above themes, we are therefore also inviting papers on the Phonetics and Phonology of Australian and New Zealand English. We would particularly be interested in papers that deal with the origins and development of these varieties, though not to the exclusion of papers on other topics relevant to PANZE.
Conference Keynote Speakers
- Pat Keating, Professor of Linguistics, University of California at Los Angeles
- Joseph Perkell, Senior Research Scientist, Speech Communication Group, Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT
- Professor Michael Corballis, Professor of Psychology, University of Auckland
Important dates in 2006
- Submission closing date – Monday 31th July
- Acceptance notice date – Monday 25th September
- Manuscript closing date – Monday 6th November
- Early registration date for conference and pre-conference workshop – Sunday 29th October
- Presenter/Author registration Deadline – Sunday 29th October
- Pre-conference tutorials and workshops – 5th December
This conference continues the series formerly known as the Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, as reflected in the numbering. The change in name to Australasian reflects the expansion and similar renaming of ASSTA to include New Zealand-based as well as Australia-based researchers and companies. It is therefore fitting that this first Australasian conference is being held in New Zealand. See http://www.assta.org/sst/2004/for information on the previous 2004 conference.
For more information about the 2006 conference and paper submission process, please see the ASSTA web site at: http://www.assta.org/. Information will also be posted on the University of Auckland Speech Science web site at http://www.psych.auckland.ac.nz/Psych/slt/SLTevents.htm.
Jobs, grants, and scholarships
The University of Sydney Postdoctoral Fellowships were established in 1996 to support excellence in full-time research undertaken in any Department or School at the University. The University will be offering up to 15 new Fellowships in 2007. The Fellowships are extremely prestigious and highly competitive internationally in line with equivalent externally funded fellowships. Applicants must have an outstanding track record relative to opportunity in order to be short-listed. Successful applicants are expected to be based full-time at the University for the duration of the Fellowship.
Closing dates to research office: 15 September 2006. Applicants must contact the Head of the host School/Department before 11 August 2006 - Professor William Foley (William.Foley-at-arts.usyd.edu.au).
Preference will be given to applicants seeking to join the University from another organisation in Australia or from overseas. Applicants currently employed at the University of Sydney who commenced such employment on or after 1 July 2005 are eligible to apply.
Applicants must have a PhD award dated no earlier than 1 December 2001, or provide evidence in the application of graduand status as at 15 September 2006 (ie. evidence that all the requirements for the PhD award, including examination, have been completed).
Applicants wishing to clarify or seek exemption from eligibility requirements must submit a written request to the Research Office by 28 July 2006.
Excellence will be the primary criterion, both in terms of the project and the researcher. Equal weight will be given to the quality of the project, the track record of the applicant relative to opportunity, and the research environment in the host Department/School.
The guidelines, application form and other associated material for The University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme 2007 are now available at http://www.usyd.edu.au/research/fellowships/postdoc.shtml.
General enquiries: Angie Williams on 9351 4469 or via email: angie.williams-at-usyd.edu.au.
Further information: Chris Robinson on 9351 4795 or via email: chris.robinson-at-usyd.edu.au.
The Australian Linguistic Society is the national organization for linguists and linguistics in Australia. Its primary goal is to further interest in and support for linguistics research and teaching in Australia. Further information about the Society is available by clicking here.
The ALS Newsletter is issued four times per year, in the middle of February, May, August and November. Copy for the Newsletter should be sent to the Editor, Tim Curnow (tjcurnow-at-ozemail.com.au) by the end of the first week of February, May, August and November. There is a list of people who are automatically advised that it's time to contribute material; if you wish to be added to that list, send Tim an email.
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