IPA News

15 Apr 2014

The IPA will grant five IPA Student Awards of €425/£350 in the remaining months of 2014. Applicants for these Awards must be:

  1. a current student member of the Association at the time of application, and
  2. first and presenting author on a paper accepted for an open (non-student, international) conference held in 2014.

To apply for an Award, send the Secretary of the IPA (Patricia Keating) an email with:

  • your name and current academic affiliation
  • the name and email address of a current academic supervisor
  • the name, date, and location of the conference
  • a copy of your paper or abstract that has been accepted
  • some form of confirmation of acceptance of your paper, and
  • a brief (1-2 sentences) description of the phonetic relevance of your paper.

Optionally, you may also describe the phonetic relevance of your attendance at the conference.

Please submit your application at least 2 weeks before the conference.

1 Sep 2013

The IPA is now offering links from its website to blogs by members that are at least in part concerned with phonetic matters. If you are a current member of the Association who has such a blog, which you would like to have added to this page, please contact the Secretary.

1 Jan 2013

With assistance from the Association, the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America has updated its requirements for authors so that Unicode-compliant fonts are now specified when IPA symbols are included in a manuscript. Through 2012, the Journal continued to require authors to use SIL IPA93 fonts, even though they are no longer supported by SIL.

The new information for JASA authors can be found here (external link to PDF file; See section V. G. on page 10). A PDF file which lists all IPA symbols with their phonetic definitions and information about their Unicode characters can be found here (external link to PDF file).

The Journal of the IPA also updated its information for authors about phonetic fonts in 2012; see here for information.

1 Nov 2012

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At the Association's August 2011 General Meeting in Hong Kong, a suggestion was made that the IPA should establish a link with the Special Interest Group on Speech Prosody (SProSIG) of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA). After some discussion with SProSIG, the Council of the IPA has voted to become a co-sponsor of the group. SProSIG's Liaison Officer, Yi Xu of University College London, will serve as the liaison for the IPA with SProSIG and ISCA.

ISCA has now also established a new Special Interest Group on The History of Speech Communication Sciences, proposed by Rudiger Hoffmann, Jurgen Trouvain and John Ohala. The Council of the IPA has voted to support this group as well. John Ohala of the University of California, Berkeley will be the Liaison Officer.

31 Oct 2012

Following an inquiry from the 18th ICPhS organisers regarding the format of submissions, i.e. full paper (4 pages) vs. abstract, the PC voted in favour of full paper submission (22 votes). There were two votes in favour of abstract submission and 1 abstention.