Oral presenters will have 20 minutes to present, discussion included. Presenters should loaded to the conference laptops his presentation 20 minutes before the start of session. PowerPoint or Adobe PDF are the accepted presentation formats; multi-media sound or video files to be presented with slides must be provided at speaker check-in.
Printed posters should be maximum A0 in size (841mm wide by 1189mm high) and portrait in orientation. Presenters are advised to mount their posters 20 minutes before the start of the session, and remove it after the end of the session. Conference organizers will not be responsible for the posters left after the removal time. Material to affix poster to the poster board will be available on site.
The conference aims to discuss, in an informal atmosphere, empirical and theoretical questions about aspects of individual and social variation in speech, such as (but not limited to):
- How can the speaker manipulate the spectrum of biologically determined articulatory options to vary her/his speech style according to social, communicative-interactional, and emotional needs?
- What are the social uses of dialects? How many ‘dialects’ and how many ‘styles’ can be owned and used by the individual in speech communication? What role is played by speech variation in the contemporary dynamics of standard vs. non-standard languages and in the diffusion of sound change?
- Are the instruments currently used in experimental phonetics sensitive enough to detect variation in its inter-individual, social, and communicative dimensions? What contribution can be provided by technological innovations in the articulatory domain and by new techniques of socio-perceptual analysis?
Following the tradition of AISV conferences, the programme will also include open sessions on any aspect of speech science research.
The languages of the conference are Italian and English. Power Point presentations and posters should be written in English.
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