ISMBS 2017 Call for Papers

The Symposium hosts a multidisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas on monolingual and bilingual speech. Theoretical, experimental, observational, and computational contributions are welcome for oral or poster presentations that may be on:

- speech acquisition and use
- monolingual speech
- bilingual and multilingual speech
- child speech development

- adult and child L2 speech

- dialectal speech

- pronunciation learning and teaching
- normal and disordered speech
- language maintainance, loss and attrition
- speech perception and production
- speech recognition and processing
- atypical speech development and disorders
- speech and hearing impairment
- speech remediation

regarding phonology, phonetics, morphology, syntax, clinical phonetics and linguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive linguistics, neurolinguistics, educational linguistics, acoustics, speech  physiology, methodological advancements, computational advancements, applications of new technologies.

The language of the Symposium is English. Oral presentations will be 30 minutes long including discussion. Poster presentations will not be concurrent with oral presentations; posters should be of size A0 in portrait.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts consist of 300-400 words (excluding references) and 3-7 keywords. They should not exceed one A4 page including references. The format is: 12 point Times New Roman font, single-lined, margins set to 2.54 cm (1 inch) all around. Doulos SIL ( is to be used for phonetic symbols.

Abstracts should be submitted as email attachments in both word and pdf versions by 24 February 2017. The word version must include name(s) of author(s), affiliation(s), and email address(es), while the pdf version excludes all these. Preference for oral or poster presentation is indicated at the bottom of the abstract. Previously published works, including own, must be cited using name and year in parenthesis.

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Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: 24 February 2017
Notification: by 10 March 2017

Full Paper Submission

Submission of full papers is optional. They will be submitted as brief articles (4-5 pages/2,500-3,500 words) after the symposium, by 30 October 2017, for publication in the ISMBS 2017 ProceedingsSelected articles will be expanded and submitted to journals for special issues; a collection of papers that fall within the remit of Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics will be submitted to this journal. Another collection of papers on language acquisition in childhood and adulthood will be submitted for an edited book in the LALD book series with John Benjamins.