Phonetics Section of the Croatian Philological Association, Croatia and
Department of Phonetics, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia

organize

The 10th scientific conference with international participation

Speech Research (SR 2019)

5 – 7 December 2019, Zagreb, Croatia

FIRST CALL

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 10th scientific conference with international participation Speech research, under the auspices of the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia and the University of Zagreb. The conference will be held at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, from the 5th until the 7th of December 2019. Speech Research is a Croatian scientific conference with international participation which allows the presentation of new scientific research and knowledge in the field of phonetics. Phonetic sciences are interdisciplinary by nature, so the conference provides an opportunity to gather experts and researchers from different disciplines. The main topic of this year’s conference is coarticulation and instrumental physiological techniques, and within the general phonetics orthoepy is especially highlighted. Papers covering other speech-related topics are equally welcome.

Please feel free to visit us at https://ig.ffzg.unizg.hr/

Invited keynote speakers

  • Jonathan Harrington – Ludwig Maximilian University, Munchen, Germany
  • Natalia Zharkova – Newcastle University, UK
  • Alan Wrench – Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK and Articulate Instruments, Edinburgh, UK

Topics may include but are not limited to

  1. Main topic: Coarticulation and instrumental physiological techniques

During speech vocal tract is under constant influence of more than one speech segment, which causes articulatory gestures to overlap in time creating processes which are usually referred to as coarticulation. What exactly is coarticulated, i.e. what is the basic unit of speech production, and which aspects of coarticulatory processes are biomechanically universal vs linguistically specific is still largely unknown. Great leaps in knowledge have been made during last few decades through the development of instrumental physiological techniques, which enabled us to improve our understanding of the relationship between coarticulation processes and speech motor control.

  1. General phonetic topics and orthoepy

Topics from all areas of phonetic and speech sciences are equally welcome, with orthoepy being highlighted. Orthoepy is the study of a spoken norm of a certain language, i.e. pronunciation and prosodic norms. A panel discussion will be organized, which will cover the topics of consistency, representation, systematic processes and suitability of orthoepic norms. Problems in standardizing accents and different approaches to tackling those challenges in Croatian, Serbian, Slovene and Bosnian orthoepy will also be discussed at the panel.

 Important dates 

  • March 2019 – second announcement and abstract guidelines
  • 17th June 2019 – abstract submission deadline
  • 15th July 2019 – abstract acceptance notification
  • 14th October 2019 – early-bird deadline (70 Euro)
  • 2nd December 2019 – final deadline for congress fee (80 Euro)
  • 5th – 7th December 2019SR 2019

 Program committee

  • Jelena Vlašić Duić (Chair) – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Tim Bressmann – University of Toronto, Canada & Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
  • Maja Cepanec – Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Joanne Cleland – Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK
  • Damir Horga – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Zrinka Jelaska – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Alexei Kochetov – University of Toronto, Canada
  • Nikolaj Lazić – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Alice Lee – University College Cork, Ireland
  • Marko Liker – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Vesna Mildner – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Višnja Modrić – Service for language and speech, Croatian Radiotelevision, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Katarina Pavičić Dokoza – SUVAG Polyclinic, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Elenmari Pletikos Olof – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Dejan Sredojević –  Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Claire Timmins – Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK
  • Hotimir Tivadar – Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Robert Trotić – Clinical hospital centre “Sestre milosrdnice”, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Gordana Varošanec Škarić – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Organizing Committee

  • Marko Liker (Chair) – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Iva Bašić – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Jordan Bićanić – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Ines Carović – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Arnalda Dobrić – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Gabrijela Kišiček – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Diana Tomić – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Ana Vidović Zorić – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Jelena Vlašić Duić – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Official languages
Croatian and English

On behalf of the Program committee                   On behalf of the Organizing committee

Jelena Vlašić Duić, PhD                                          Marko Liker, PhD

Associate professor                                                   Assistant professor

If you have any questions about the Speech Research conference please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail: ig@ffzg.hr or mliker@ffzg.hr, jvduic@ffzg.hr