Links to second-language (L2) speech research

Links to Conferences & L2 speech research
TESOL (Teachers of English to Speaker of Other Languages) 2014 International Convention and English
Language Expo. ELT for the next generation. March 26-29, 2014. Portland, Oregon.
Llisterri, Departament de Filologia Espanyola, Universitat Autònoma de . Compiled by Joaquim Phonetics and
Second Language Acquisition is the listing of research comparing specific pairs of languages.
Phonology Research Cluster  Cambridge University "brings together PhD students and academics interested in
linguistic structure and its acoustic manifestations in speech"
University College London, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, Speech Hearing and Phonetic
Sciences. The department' has celebrated its the perception and production.
University of California at Berkeley, Phonology Lab. The Phonology lab is a research and teaching laboratory in
the Department of Linguistics at UC Berkeley
New Sounds 2013. Seventh Inernational Symposium on the Acquisition of Second
Language Speech. The conference, sponsored by Concordia University in Montreal (May,
2013) drew 250 out of town participants, the record so far
Bangor University. Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory & Practice. Work focusing on the relation
between the two languages of bilingual speakers in bilingual communities.
University of Edinburgh. Phonetics and Phonology Research Group. This group studies the phonetics and
phonology of human language from formal, experimental, and engineering perspectives.
Life as a Bilingual, A Psychology Today blog maintained by Professor Emeritus Francois Grosjean, University of
Neuchâtel. Research examining bilingualism, speech perception and comprehension, speech production, sign
language, aphasia and more. Grosjean also maintains a
personal website where you can download his
research. Here you can read about speech perception & comprehension, sign language and bilingualism of the
deaf. Of special interest is the section entitled "Myths about bilingualism".
Please write to correct or update this list, or to add sites dealing with L2 speech
learning and bilingualism that I may have overlooked.  -JEF
Columbia University, Teachers College, Speech production and perception lab. Research examining speech
performance in individuals with and without communication disorders, with special emphasis on intelligibility and
Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, CT, is an independent, international, multidisciplinary community of
researchers conducting basic research on spoken and written language. Exchanging
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen. Research examining the psychological, social and
biological foundations of language.
SLRF Second Language Research Forum 2014. Theory meets practice. University of
South Carolina USA, October 23-25, 2014.
una strada Romana in Italia
Barcelona L2 Speech Research Group. A group investigating individual differences in L2 speech learning
(including those of cognitive nature), phonetic training, phonological awareness, cross-language perception &
production, bilingual speech acquisition, and the learning and teaching of speech in the classroom
Conferences & Meetings
New Sounds 2010. Sixth International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language
Speech. Organized by the Department of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan,
Poland. May 1-3, 2010. The site contains the abstracts of all presentations.
TESOL (Teachers of English to Speaker of Other Languages) 2015 International Convention and English
Language Expo. Crossing Borders, Building Bridges. March 25-28, 2015. Toronto, Canada
New Sounds 2016. New Sounds gathers researchers from all over the world to discuss
issues related to the teaching and learning of second/foreign language (L2) phonetics,
phonology, and pronunciation. The conference will cover a variety of themes related to
the acquisition of L2 phonetics and phonology, including:

  • Speech perception and production;
  • Theories and models of L2 speech learning;
  • Phonetics and phonology in SLA;
  • Acquisition of L2 phonology and phonotactics;
  • Multilingualism and the acquisition of additional languages;
  • Application of new technologies to pronunciation teaching and learning;
  • Sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, and neurolinguistic aspects of L2 speech learning.

Keynote speakers:  Catherine T. Best, Tracey Derwing, James E. Flege, Linda Polka.

Registration: early 15 February - 31 March 2016, regular 1 April - 9 June 2016.
SLRF Second Language Research Forum 2015. Sponsored by the Department of Applied Linguistics & ESL,
Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia USA, October 29-31, 2015
Institutional Sites
PERILUS. Phonetic Experimental Research at the Institute of Linguistics University of Stockholm. Research
spanning the yars 1979 to 2003.
ICPhS 2015. 18th International Congress of Phonetics Sciences. August 10-14, 2015,
Glasgow, Scotland UK. One of the scientific areas included is "Phonetics of Second and
Foreign Language Acquisition".
ICPhS 2011. 17th International Congress of Phonetics Sciences. August 17-21, 2011,
Hong Kong, China
Personal Sites
The MARCS Institute of the University of Western Sydney conducts research with children and adults both
within and between languages. Among the research topics of interest are native and non-native language
speech perception, the role of language background in second language (L2) learning, first and second
language acquisition, bi- and multilingualism, and the perception of vowels and consonants
Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences. The director of the institute is Pat Kuhl, Professor of Speech &
Hearing Sciences. One of the four key areas of interest in Institute is Language (speech, reading,
bilingualism): Children’s early language skills predict future reading abilities, and skills not developed early
are difficult to remediate later on. Our work will lead to the development of tools to help parents support their
young children’s early language and literacy skills. We will also understand the role of bilingual language
experience on cognition and the brain.