We are pleased to announce that the next PaPE in 2021 will be held from Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 June 2021 at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Catalonia. It is the fourth Phonetics and Phonology in Europe conference, following successful conferences in Lecce, Italy (2019), Cologne, Germany (2017), and Cambridge, UK (2015). Prior to 2015, a series of biennial PaPI (Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia) conferences dates back to 2003. PaPE 2021 is locally organized at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and has the support of many research groups in other universities in Barcelona (UB, UAB, UOC) working in the discipline of phonetics and phonology.
PaPE 2021 aims at being an interdisciplinary forum for research and on all areas of phonetics and phonology, and promoting discussion on the sound properties of language approached from multiple perspectives: neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics and speech technologies. This year, PaPE will be organised around the topic “Phonetics and Phonology: Real-world applications”. We particularly welcome contributions dealing with –but not limited to– acquisition and teaching research, multimodal communication, conversational avatars, and health and clinical research.
Barcelona is one of the world’s leading tourist and cultural centres, and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra is strategically located 20 minutes from the city centre. Moreover, on June 23rd, you will be able to enjoy Saint John’s Eve, one of the most popular holidays in the Catalan Countries, with plenty of bonfires and fireworks. On top of this, take some days to enjoy the Catalan language and culture around Barcelona and neighboring areas.
Looking forward to seeing you in Barcelona!
The organising committee
Pilar Prieto, Prosodic Studies Group, Department of Translation and Language Sciences, ICREA-UPF
Mireia Farrús, Natural Language Processing Research Group, Department of Information and Communications Technologies, UPF
Mariia Pronina, Prosodic Studies Group, Department of Translation and Language Sciences, UPF
Patrick L. Rohrer, Prosodic Studies Group, Department of Translation and Language Sciences, UPF and the Laboratoire Linguistique de Nantes (LLING- UMR 6310), UN
Pompeu Fabra University
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