IPA News

20 Jun 2022

The International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS) is one of the largest and one of the earliest conferences for all aspects of phonetic research.

Usually held every four years there were 19 meetings since its inauguration in 1932. The 16th ICPhS in Saarbrücken was the first that made and maintained its proceedings online. With the financial support of the Max Mangold estate the Phonetics group at Saarland University in Saarbrücken have made the proceedings of earlier congresses available as searchable pdf documents. This project is meant as a complement to the digitisation of the ICPhS proceedings by the International Phonetic Association (IPA).

https://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/groups/BM/phonetics/resources.html#icphs

26 Jan 2022

The IPA is co-sponsoring the "Lacerda 120 - The 5th International Workshop on the History of Speech Communication Research" (https://lacerda120.wordpress.com/), to be held in Porto, Portugal, May 29, 2022. IPA is offering up to two Awards covering the student registration fees. Applicants for these Awards must be:

  1. sole author or first and presenting author of an oral presentation, and
  2. an eligible student member of the IPA: student member, unemployed member, member under age 35, or member from a low-income-level country.

Applications for IPA membership can be lodged via our website here. A full list of member benefits can be found on this page. To apply for an Award, eligible members of the IPA should log in to the website with their membership details and fill in the application form here. Students should upload their abstract and notification of acceptance. The deadline for applications is Μarch 15, 2022. The registration fees will be reimbursed after the completion of the event and upon receipt of confirmation of participation at the conference. This will include photographs or screenshots that can be posted on the IPA social media.

9 Jan 2022

The IPA supports student members (and other eligible members) to present their research at ICPhS and other international conferences, symposia and workshops on the speech sciences that are co-sponsored by
the IPA.

The IPA Student Awards usually cover the early-bird student registration fee for conferences other than ICPhS; for ICPhS, it covers the early-bird student registration fee and accommodation costs. Information about the availability of, and application for, these awards is provided by conference organizers to student attendees and the IPA.

Conference organisers can contact the Committee on Conference Sponsorships and Student Awards (studentawards@internationalphoneticassociation.org) to discuss the terms of the sponsorship.

21 Dec 2021

The IPA is co-sponsoring Speech Prosody 2022, to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, May 23-26, 2022. IPA is offering up to six Awards covering the student registration fees. Applicants for these Awards must be:

  1. sole author or first and presenting author of an oral or poster presentation accepted by SP2022, and
  2. an eligible student member of the IPA: student member, unemployed member, member under age 35, or
    member from a low-income-level country.

Applications for IPA membership can be lodged via our website here. A full list of member benefits can be found on this page. To apply for an Award, eligible members of the IPA should log in to the website with their membership details and fill in the application form here. Students should upload their paper and notification of acceptance. The deadline for applications is Μarch 1, 2022. The registration fees will be reimbursed after the completion of the event and upon receipt of confirmation of participation at the conference. This will include photographs that can be posted on the IPA social media.

14 Jul 2021

The IPA is saddened to announce the death of Jack Windsor Lewis, who died on 11 July at the age of 94. He was in his seventieth year of IPA membership. The earliest of his many contributions to the Association's journal was in 1964, and the most recent appeared less than a year ago. He served on the IPA Council over the years 1985–1990.

His most notable publication is A Concise Pronouncing Dictionary of British and American English (1972, London: OUP), and the indication of pronunciations in learners' dictionaries remained one of his central interests, but he was also a wide-ranging and assiduous reviewer, blogger and obituarist. During the 1970s and 1980s he was active in forensic phonetics and in 1991 was a Founder Member of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics.

The last nineteen years (1970–1989) of his working life were at the Department of Linguistics and Phonetics in Leeds, but that had been preceded by teaching posts in Belgium, Norway, Iran, Spain and Sweden, in addition to the UK, while summer courses and guest lectures took him even farther afield.

An astute observer and recorder of current English speech, he was an entertaining lecturer and popular teacher who will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. On behalf of the whole Phonetics community, the IPA sends its condolences to his widow Jane.

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