Call for papers

We are no longer accepting abstract submissions for AMP 2018.

We are seeking high-quality unpublished research in all areas of theoretical, experimental, and computational phonology for presentation at the 2018 Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP 2018), to take place October 5-7, 2018 and hosted by the Linguistics Department at the University of California, San Diego. We welcome submissions that address issues in the phonologies of spoken and/or signed languages. This is the sixth installment of the Annual Meetings on Phonology, following the 2013 inaugural meeting at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and subsequent meetings hosted by MIT, UBC/SFU, USC, and NYU.

This year’s conference features a workshop entitled “Methods in phonological data collection and analysis of underdocumented languages,” with associated tutorials and invited speakers. We are particularly interested in high-quality research submissions that address the workshop theme. This workshop is made possible by funding from the National Science Foundation (BCS-1753985).

Submission Guidelines

We invite abstracts for either oral presentation (20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion) or poster presentation. Abstracts must be anonymous, so please be sure to eliminate any identifying information and metadata from the document. Length is limited to a maximum of two single-spaced pages (US Letter), figures and references included. Font size should be 12-point, with margins of at least one inch (2.54cm) left on all sides. Abstracts must be submitted in .pdf file format.

Submissions are limited to three per author, with at most one submission being single-authored.

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, June 1, 11:59pm PDT (23:59 GMT-7).

Abstract submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=amp2018

Invited Speakers

Methods workshop tutorials

  • Underdocumented language data corpus construction
    (Gabriela Caballero, UC San Diego)
  • Electroglottography for voice analysis
    (Marc Garellek, UC San Diego)
  • Investigating underdocumented tone systems
    (Bert Remijsen, University of Edinburgh)

SPOT tutorial

SPOT (https://people.ucsc.edu/~jbellik/research/spot/interface1.html) is a web application which performs automatic candidate generation and constraint evaluation over prosodic parses of sentences. It is designed for use in conjunction with OTWorkplace (https://sites.google.com/site/otworkplace/), a tool for manipulating OT tableaux, determining rankings, and calculating factorial typologies.

In association with the SPOT tutorial, we are hoping to gather both experienced and novice OTWorkplace users to share OTWorkplace uses and tools. If you are interested in attending an OTWorkplace workshop at AMP 2018, please fill out the form at https://tinyurl.com/otworkplace-amp2018 by the abstract deadline.

Contact

All questions about the conference should be emailed to phonology@ucsd.edu.

Publication

All presentations (in both the general and workshop sessions) are eligible for publication in the open-access on-line conference proceedings hosted by the Linguistic Society of America. Oral presentations will appear in the main Proceedings and poster presentations will appear in the Supplemental Proceedings.

Sponsors

Financial support for AMP 2018 is provided by the UC San Diego Division of Social Sciences, and support for the Methods in phonological data collection and analysis of underdocumented languages workshop is provided by the National Science Foundation (BCS-1753985).