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New Sounds 2019 The 9th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech

Deadline : 1er février 2019


New Sounds 2019
The 9th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech, August 30th - September 1st, 2019
Waseda University, Tokyo Japan
New Sounds is a conference for researchers, teachers and learners to discuss issues related to phonetics and phonology in second/foreign languages (L2). The conference will cover a variety of topics :
- Speech perception and production
- Theories and models of L2 speech learning
- Phonetics and phonology in SLA
- Acquisition of L2 phonology and phonotactics
- Multilingualism and the acquisition of additional languages
- Application of new technologies to pronunciation teaching and learning
- Sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, and neurolinguistic aspects of L2 speech learning

Keynote speakers :
Prof. Valerie Shafer (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Prof. Pavel Trofimovich (Concordia University)
Dr. Reiko Yamada (ATR).

Early Registration : March 1st – May 1st, 2019

For updates on the conference, please visit the New Sounds 2019 website regularly :

New Sounds 2019 Chair : Tetsuo Harada
Conference Email :

Call for Papers :
Proposals for papers and posters related to the acquisition of second language speech are invited. Oral presentations will be 20 minutes each.

Abstracts :
Abstracts should contain : A title ; a clear and explicit statement of the question(s) or issue(s) to be examined ; a statement of the relevant research context and key references ; a clear statement of the methodology adopted (if applicable) ; a summary of the conclusions reached ; and an assessment of their significance. Each individual may submit up to two abstracts, but may only be first author on one of the abstracts (for example, 1 first-authored + 1 second/third+ authored abstract ; or 2 second/third+ authored abstracts). These abstracts will be peer-reviewed anonymously. Authors may indicate a preference for oral or poster presentation. To ensure anonymity, abstracts should not contain excessive references to its authors’ publications or acknowledgements for grants or to granting agencies.
Word length : Max 300 words. Do not include a list of references in the abstract.
Deadline : February 1st, 2019 (online-submission system opens on November 1st, 2018)

Submit your abstract through
1. You must have an EasyChair account, so please create your own account first.
2. Log in to EasyChair as an author.
3. Click "New Submission" and submit your abstract. To check your submission, click "My Submissions".

Special Sessions :
We also invite proposals for the Special Sessions (2.5 hours each). Those who wish to organize one of the Special Sessions should submit a brief proposal (max. one page, incl. references) with the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the session organizer(s) as a pdf attachment to by December 1st, 2018.

Notification of Acceptance of Session Proposals : December 20th, 2018.

Important dates
- Abstract submission opens : November 1st, 2018
- Abstract submission closes : February 1st, 2019
- Acceptance confirmation will be sent : April 1st, 2019 (tentative)
- Early-bird registration opens : March 1st, 2019
- Early-bird registration closes : May 1st, 2019
- Registration closes : July 1st, 2019
- New Sounds 2019 : August 30th - September 1st, 2019

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