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Phonetics Teaching & Learning Conference


August 24-26, 2007


Last updated: 22/08/2007 15:37


Friday 24th August

1:30-3:30 Registration J Z Young Lecture Theatre
3:45 Welcome (J Z Young Lecture Theatre)
4:00 Patricia Ashby, University of Westminster: Investing in Eartraining
4:20 Joan Carles Mora, University of Barcelona:  Methodological issues in assessing L2 perceptual phonological competence
5:00 Cristina Aliaga-García, University of Barcelona: The role of phonetic training in L2 speech learning
5:20 Masaki Taniguchi & Yusuke Shibata, Kochi University: Japanese Learners’ English Pronunciation: How Intelligible is it?
6:00 Keynote Address: Beverley Collins, Leiden University: Daniel Jones and UCL -- a hundred years of phonetic history
7:00 Reception (Gavin De Beer Lecture Theatre)
8:00 Close

Saturday 25th August

9:20 Hideki Abe, Tsuruoka National College of Technology: The effect of explicit instruction on the acquisition of the English connected speech by Japanese college students
9:40 Francisco Gallardo del Puerto, Esther Gómez Lacabex & María Luisa García Lecumberri, University of the Basque Country: The assessment of foreign accent by native and non-native judges.
10:00 Christel de Bruijn (University of Central England) & Sandra Whiteside (University of Sheffield): Effect of experience levels on voice quality ratings
10:20 Margaret Maeda (Kanagawa University) & Hiroko Saito (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies): Japanese speakers of English: "work" and "walk".
10:40 Jo Verhoeven & Robert Davey, City University: A multimedia approach to eartraining and IPA transcription
11:00 Coffee (Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre)
11:40 Richard Cauldwell, SpeechInAction: Fluency for air-traffic control
12:00 Wander Lowie & Sybrine Bultena, University of Groningen: Articulatory settings and the dynamics of second language speech production
12:20 John Maidment, UCL: Assessing competence in English intonation
12:40 Smiljana Komar, University of Ljubljana: Strategies to improve reading performance in English
1:00 Sandwich Lunch (Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre)
2:00 Kyoko Takeuchi (University of Tokyo) & Takayuki Arai (Sophia University): Strategy for the production of French nasal vowels by Japanese students
2:20 Rastislav Šustaršić, University of Ljubljana: Using speech archives in teaching English pronunciation
2:40 Michael Ashby, Jill House, Mark Huckvale, John Maidment & Kayoko Yanagisawa, UCL: Phonetics in a Virtual Learning Environment
3:00 Mitsuhiro Nakamura, Nihon University: Making web-based lectures on English phonetics: an interim report
3:20 Nadia Benrabah-Djennane, Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3: English words with controversial stress: the case of French learners
3:40 Takeki Kamiyama (University of Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3) & Yoshino Yamamoto (Charles de Gaulle University-Lille 3): Visual representation of prosody for tactful communication - the case of request in Japanese taught to French university students
4:00 Tea (Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre)
4:20 Esther Gómez Lacabex & María García Lecumberri, University of the Basque Country: Perception of the contrast full vowel/schwa in English by trained Spanish learners
4:40 Photini Coutsougera, University of Cyprus: The impact of orthography on acquisition of L2 phonology: inferring the wrong phonology from print
5:00 Takehiko Makino, Chuo University: A corpus of Japanese speaker's pronunciation of American English: preliminary research
5:20 Ibtisam Hussein, Al'Isra University: Practical mechanisms for teaching perception and pronunciation of problematic consonants in Arabic Standard
5:40 Akiyo Joto, Seiya Funatsu (Prefectural University of Hiroshima) & Yoshiki Nagase (University of Yamanishi): Effect of VOT on intelligibility of English voiceless stops produced by native speakers of Japanese
6:00 Close

Sunday 26th August

9:20 Evelyn Abberton & Adrian Fourcin, Laryngograph Ltd: Direct displays of phonetic dimensions
9:40 Gladys Saunders, University of Virginia: Vowel deletion and "illegal" consonant clusters in French speech: a source of perceptual difficulty for American learners of French
10:00 Biljana Čubrovic, University of Belgrade: What's in a symbol? The case of happY and thank YOU vowels and the Serbian EFL learner.
10:20 Josefina Carrera (Universitat de Barcelona) & Claudia Pons (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): Development of technological tools for teaching and learning Catalan phonetics via the internet
10:40 Hiroko Saito (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) & Isao Ueda (Osaka University of Foreign Studies): Does accentuation of L1 transfer to L2 prosody? A preliminary study on Osaka and Tokyo dialect speakers' pronunciation of English
11:00 Coffee (Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre)
11:20 María Alicia Maldonado, Instituto Superior de Profesorado Nº8, Santa Fe: What do we mean when we speak of meaning?
11:40 Kaoru Umezawa (University of Iceland) & Aki Hirose (UCL): Devoicing of moraic nasals by Icelandic learners of Japanese
12:00 Marianna Kyprianou, University of Cyprus: Teaching pronunciation in Cyprus
12:20 Christian Jensen, Copenhagen Business School: Predicting the result of vowel transfer
12:40 Magdalena Wrembel, Adam Mickiewicz University: "Still sounds like a rainbow" - a proposal for a coloured vowel chart
1:00 Sandwich Lunch (Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre)
2:00 Núria Gavaldà & Jill Lundquist ,UCL:A phonetic study group run by students
2:20 Akihito Desaki, University of Reading: Dependence on the quantity in the perception of [iː] and [ɪ] by Japanese learners of English
2:40 Patricia Ashby (University of Westminster): Fieldwork for success
3:00 Demonstrations and book display (Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre and J Z Young Lecture Theatre)
4:00 Farewell tea party (Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre)
5:00 Farewell (J Z Young Lecture Theatre)


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