IPA News

7 Oct 2015

The ISCA Special Interest Group (SIG) on the history of Speech Communication Sciences (SIG-HIST, http://www.isca-speech.org/iscaweb/index.php/sigs?layout=edit&id=128), which is co-sponsored by the IPA, held the First International Workshop on the History of Speech Communication Research in Dresden on Sept. 4-5, 2015 (http://www.isca-speech.org/archive/hscr_2015/). SIG-HIST invites speech communication laboratories to send them pictures, audio files and video clips of historical instruments with a short description to be put on the SIG's website at http://www.sig-hist.org. The plan is to set up and maintain a kind of "virtual museum". IPA members are encouraged to participate.

The Association's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/internationalphoneticassociation, is featuring posts about the student members who won IPA Student Awards or Gosta Bruce Scholarships to attend ICPhS in August. You don't have to be a FB member to see these posts.

4 Aug 2015

The IPA Exam page has been updated to include new material, with lots more advice to help you prepare for the Exam. The next Exam is scheduled for 1st September 2015 in London. The deadline has been extended till 14th August.

14 Jul 2015

Two IPA meetings at ICPhS are open to all Association members. On Tuesday 11 August, the Editor of the Journal of the IPA, Adrian Simpson, will chair the JIPA Board of Editors' meeting. This meeting is now scheduled for *Boisdale 1* from 12:30 to 14:00. On Wednesday 12 August, the President of the IPA, John Esling, will chair the Association’s business meeting. This meeting is now scheduled for *Alsh 1* from 12:30 to 14:00. All members of the Association are welcome at these meetings.

As the final stage of IPA elections for 2015-2019, the newly-elected Council has chosen its Executive Committee, charged under the Association's statutes with "running the current affairs of the Association". The new officers will be: President, Patricia Keating, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA; Vice President, Adrian Simpson, Friedrich-Schiller U., Jena, Germany; Secretary, Gerard Docherty, Griffith U., Brisbane, Australia; Treasurer, Michael G. Ashby, UCL, London, UK; Editor, Amalia Arvaniti, U. of Kent, Canterbury, UK. Their terms will begin at the August ICPhS meeting.