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SocioPhonAus2, 16-17 July 2018, Brisbane

Date: 11 July 2018

Following on from the successful 1st SocioPhonAus workshop in 2016, the aim of this Workshop is to enable the growing community of researchers undertaking work on sociophonetic properties of varieties of English spoken in Australia to share findings, to discuss methodological issues, and to debate the theoretical implications of their work.

The Workshop will be organised as a single strand of oral presentations covering various aspects of work on sociophonetic variability.

The topics to be covered will include (inter alia):

  • Accent variation as a function of location, age, gender, SES and/or speech style
  • The role of ethnicity as a factor in determining phonological patterning and how it can be operationalized for sociophonetic research within an Australian context
  • Static vs dynamic approaches to capturing variability
  • Listener processing of sociophonetic variability
  • The extent of social marking carried by prosodic features
  • Discussion of the trajectories of phonological change
  • Emerging analysis tools and methods

The event is supported by the Australasian Speech Science & Technology Association, the Centre for the Dynamics of Language and Griffith University.
  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University