IPA News

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!

20 Feb 2016

A minor revision to the 2005 chart is now available, in three different fonts, at
https://www.internationalphoneticassociation.org/content/full-ipa-chart. Subcharts and multiple formats/resolutions to appear later.

19 Feb 2016

Three IPA Student Awards will be granted to participants in the 1st International Symposium on Applied Phonetics, to be held 25-28 March in Nagoya, Japan. See the conference website (http://www.isc.chubu.ac.jp/ISAPh2016/) for more information.

29 Dec 2015

Full information will be available (on the website, in emails sent to current members) on or about Jan. 1. For 2016, members will choose online-only vs. online-plus-print access to the Journal, and fees will be payable in GBP. Online-only: £26 Full /£13 Student (a reduction from the 2015 rates); online-plus-print: £46 Full /£33 Student (an increase from the 2015 rates). Current life members will continue to have both kinds of access without charge. Members wanting the April 2016 issue in print must renew/join by 21 February. Please note the IPA website will undergo a short period of maintenance on 31st Dec 2015.

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.