International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech



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ISMBS 2019 

ISMBS 2019 Publications

Selected papers presented at ISMBS 2019 are published as brief articles in:

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech 2019,

E. Babatsouli (ed.), Chania, Greece, ISBN: 978-618-82351-3-7 (here). 

Selected articles will be published in full length as:

Special Issue(s) of the Journal of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech (JMBS)


Program at a Glance (here)
Final Program (here)

International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech 2019   (ISMBS 2019)


The International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech is a biennial conference hosting original research on the acquisition and use of first language, second language, bilingual, and dialectal speech, child and adult, normal and disordered. The Symposium encourages a multidisciplinary exchange of ideas across phonology, phonetics, morphology, syntax, psycholinguistics, cognitive linguistics, clinical phonetics and linguistics, speech pathology, acoustics, neurolinguistics, gestural language, educational

linguistics, and the application of new technologies. Theoretical, experimental, observational, and computational contributions are welcome.

ISMBS 2019 was held on 27-30 August 2019 at the Great Arsenali Conference Center in Chania, Greece, followed by a full-day excursion (here). It was the 3rd ISMBS conference following ISMBS 2015 (here) and ISMBS 2017 (here)(here). 

Plenary Lectures (here)

'Cross-linguistic influence and task-effects in the acquisition of L2 intonation'
Laura Colantoni, University of Toronto

'Acquiring two languages in early childhood: the role of the input'
Annick De Houwer, University of Erfurt

'Foreign accent in native speakers - the case of heritage speakers'
Tanja Kupisch, University of Konstanz

'Acquired speech disorders across languages: mapping current research and its implications'
Nicole Müller, University College Cork, Martin J. Ball, Bangor University, Yunjung Kim, Louisiana State University, Christina Kuo, James Madison University 

'Acquisition of Chinese in bilingual and multilingual contexts'
Virginia Yip, Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Martin J. Ball Award (here)
The award is given for the best student paper presented at the International Symposium on Monolingual and

Bilingual Speech and it includes a prize of 400 euro.

Publications (here)
Submission of full papers is optional. Full papers are welcome to be submitted after the Symposium (by 31 December 2019) for publication in special issues of the upcoming Journal of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech (Equinox Publishing), co-edited by Elena Babatsouli and Martin J. Ball. Also, brief articles (4-5 pages/2,500-3,500 words) may be submitted after the symposium, by 31 October 2019, for publication in the ISMBS 2019 Proceedings.

International Scientific Committee (here)

Organizing Committee (here)

Important Dates

Abstract submission extended deadline: 20 February 2019
Notification: by 5 March 2019