27.3727, Calls: Historical Ling, Phonetics, Phonology/UK

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Subject: 27.3727, Calls: Historical Ling, Phonetics, Phonology/UK

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Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:51:00
From: James Kirby [j.kirby at ed.ac.uk]
Subject: 4th International Workshop on Sound Change

 
Full Title: 4th International Workshop on Sound Change 
Short Title: WSC4 

Date: 19-Apr-2017 - 22-Apr-2017
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom 
Contact Person: James Kirby
Meeting Email: j.kirby at ed.ac.uk
Web Site: http://lel.ed.ac.uk/wsc/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology 

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2016 

Meeting Description:

The 4th International Workshop on Sound Change (WSC4) will be held from 20-22
April 2017 at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland. WSC4 is the
continuation of the highly successful workshop series that have previously
been held in Barcelona (2010), Kloster Seeon (2012) and Berkeley (2014). The
aim of this workshop series is to bring together scholars from a wide range of
theoretical and methodological backgrounds in order to foster truly
collaborative and interdisciplinary work on the actuation, evaluation,
transmission, and diffusion of sound change.

The theme of this workshop is “individuals, communities, and sound change”,
with special attention to the role of individual difference in the initiation
and propagation of change. By “individual differences”, we refer to those
psychological, sociological, genetic and/or behavioural differences between
the individuals who make up a speech community at the levels of production,
perception and cognitive representation.

Some questions we will consider in detail at this Workshop include:

- How do individual differences relate to community patterns?
- How do they affect variation?
- How do they affect the initiation of changes? Do they help us to identify
variation that is likely to lead to change?
- How do they affect the phonologisation of changes?
- How do they affect the propagation of changes?

We have asked our invited speakers to comment specifically on these issues. 

Invited Speakers:

- Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero (Manchester)
- Alex Cristia (LCSP Paris)
- Dan Dediu and colleagues (MPI Nijmegen)
- Robin Dodsworth (NCSU)
- Penny Eckert (Stanford)
- Paul Foulkes (York) and Gerry Docherty (Griffith)
- Jonathan Harrington and colleagues (IPS Munich)
- Laurel MacKenzie (NYU)
- Jeff Mielke (NCSU)
- Alan Yu (Chicago)


Final Call for Papers:

4th Workshop on Sound Change
University of Edinburgh, UK 
19-22 April 2017

Abstract submission for the 4th International Workshop on Sound Change (WSC4)
is open until 15 October 2016.

WSC4 is the continuation of the highly successful workshop series that have
previously been held in Barcelona (2010), Kloster Seeon (2012) and Berkeley
(2014). The aim of this workshop series is to bring together scholars from a
wide range of theoretical and methodological backgrounds in order to foster
truly collaborative and interdisciplinary work on the actuation, evaluation,
transmission, and diffusion of sound change.

The theme of this workshop is “individuals, communities, and sound change”,
with special attention to the role of individual differences in the initiation
and propagation of change. By “individual differences”, we refer to those
psychological, sociological, genetic and/or behavioural differences between
the individuals who make up a speech community at the levels of production,
perception and cognitive representation.

The workshop will consist of oral presentations, discussion sessions, and
poster sessions. We welcome abstracts on any topic related to the workshop
themes or to empirical research on sound change more generally. Abstract
submitters may choose to have their abstract considered either for a poster
only, or for a poster or a talk. Following past practice for the WSC, we
anticipate that most abstracts selected for presentation will be allocated a
poster presentation slot. A small number of abstracts which fit with the theme
of the workshop will be selected to be presented as talks (in addition to the
talks from invited speakers).

Some questions we will consider in detail at this Workshop include:

- How do individual differences relate to community patterns?
- How do they affect variation?
- How do they affect the initiation of changes? Do they help us to identify
variation that is likely to lead to change?
- How do they affect the phonologisation of changes?
- How do they affect the propagation of changes?

Abstracts also addressing these issues would be welcome, but submissions
addressing any and all aspects of sound change are encouraged - there is no
need for submitted abstracts to engage with the theme. 

Anonymized abstracts (PDF, 12 point font, max 1 page text + 1 page figures and
references) may be submitted via EasyAbstracts. You may submit no more than
one abstract as first author. To submit an abstract, please use the submission
page at http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/wsc4.

For more details, please refer to the WSC4 website: http://lel.ed.ac.uk/wsc/




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