Call for Papers: PBBS

Phonetic Building Blocks of Speech:
In Honour of John Esling, FRSC

University of Victoria
18-20 September 2014

Invited Speakers:
Jared Bernstein, Lise Crevier-Buchman, John Laver, Scott Moisik, Francis Nolan, & Shahrzad Saif

Dear colleagues, this is the second call for papers for Phonetic Building Blocks of Speech

Professor John Esling has had a distinguished and prolific career on the forefront of Articulatory Phonetics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, former editor of the Journal of the International Phonetic Association, the former secretary and current President of the International Phonetic Association, and an internationally renowned leader in the field of Phonetic Sciences. (Phonetic) Building Blocks of Speech is intended to honour him and his immeasurable contributions to his field, his students, and his colleagues. It is also intended to reflect and carry forward his legacy of rigorous empirical and applied (phonetic) research.

Themes of the conference —corresponding to areas of research in which Professor Esling has been most active— are:

1)        Articulatory phonetics
2)        Phonetic typology
3)        Acquisition of first and second language phonetics
4)        Language learning and teaching
5)        Clinical linguistics, speech sciences, and audiology
6)        Speech technology

Abstracts are invited for presentations (oral or poster) related to any of the above themes, and more broadly to any topic in phonetics.

Abstracts will be subjected to blind review. Please remove all identifying information from the document. Submission emails should include the following information: (1) name(s) of author(s); (2) affiliation(s); (3) email address(es); (4) preference for oral or poster presentation. Please submit abstracts in .pdf format (maximum 500 words, excluding references) to

Deadline for abstract submission: January 15 2014

Questions and inquiries may be sent to:

General conference information is available at:

We are looking forward to a truly wonderful event. Please feel free to distribute this call widely.

Most appreciatively,
The PBBS Organizing Committee

Alex D’Arcy
Sonya Bird
Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins
Leslie Saxon

This entry was posted in Calls for Papers, Conferences and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.