IPA News

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.

30 Sep 2012

Following discussion, the PC voted on the copyright provision and distribution license of
ICPhS Proceedings from 2012 onwards.

The PC approved the following resolution:

  1. Copyright will remain with the author(s) at all times.
  2. Papers distributed in conference proceedings (whether print or digital) and posted on the
    IPA's public ICPhS Archive will be licensed by their authors under a Creative Commons
    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 or 4.0 Unported License (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 or 4.0).

The vote was 17 in favor of the resolution, 0 against, and 8 abstentions.

The CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 or 4.0 license allows non-commercial reproduction and distribution by
others of the papers, as long as attribution is made to the author(s). It disallows commercial
reproduction and derivative works (e.g. translate the work without permission); permission for
such disallowed uses must be sought separately from individual authors.