IPA News 2016

5 Nov 2016

IPA Council member Marija Tabain and colleagues (to whom many thanks!) have produced a map of locations of languages for which Illustrations of the IPA have been published. Click on a language to access text and audio for its Illustration: https://richardbeare.github.io/marijatabain/ipa_illustrations_all.html.

7 Sep 2016

We've noted on our charts webpage that in some fonts the Laminal diacritic is a square rather than the intended rectangle - because the official "representative glyph" in the Unicode Charts used for this character (U+033B) is a square, with the name "Combining Square Below". The Unicode Technical Committee has now approved a request by Lorna Evans of SIL International and Patricia Keating of the IPA to change the glyph to a rectangle. SIL will modify its fonts accordingly, and it is hoped that eventually other font developers will do so. Many thanks to Lorna for this initiative.

6 Sep 2016

The Association is pleased to announce that Illustrations of the IPA from 2001 through 2013 are now freely available from the Journal of the IPA website,
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-the-international-pho.... Click on "Illustrations of the IPA - free content" to see a list, or access individual Illustrations from contents of back issues. Many of those who find the Illustrations useful are not members of the IPA and thus do not have members' access to the material published in JIPA. We hope that by making them freely available, they will be more widely used.

29 Aug 2016

Three student members have received IPA Student Awards for their participation in the Tone and Intonation in Europe 2016 conference, 1-3 September at the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK. They are: Robin Karlin (Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA), Yang Li (Cambridge University, UK), and Covadonga Sanchez Alvarado (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA). Congratulations to these awardees!

23 May 2016

Three student members were given IPA Student Awards for the 1st International Symposium on Applied Phonetics (ISAPh2016) in Nagoya Japan, 25-28 March: Quandeel Hussain (Macquarie University, Australia, “How not to teach phonetics”), Michelle Ma Ka Wah (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan, “Phonetic education in Hong Kong”), and Renshuang Song (Renmin University, China, “Using Venn diagram and sensory integration in Chinese EFL Learners' pronunciation drill”).

Three student members have IPA Student Awards for Speech Prosody 2016 in Boston, 31 May – 3 June: Clara Huttenlauch (University of Konstanz, “The intonation of echo wh-questions in Ecuadorian Spanish”), Anna Jespersen (University of Cambridge, “A first look at declarative rises as markers of ethnicity in Sydney”), and Jixing Li (Cornell University, “Early prosodic manifestations of disfluency”).

Congratulations to these members!