International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech 2019   (ISMBS 2019)

The International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech is a biennial conference hosting original research on the acquisition and use of first language, second language, bilingual, and dialectal speech, child and adult, normal and disordered. The Symposium encourages a multidisciplinary exchange of ideas across phonology, phonetics, morphology, syntax, psycholinguistics, cognitive linguistics, clinical phonetics and linguistics, speech pathology, acoustics, neurolinguistics, gestural language, educational linguistics, and the application of new technologies. Theoretical, experimental, observational, and computational contributions are welcome.

ISMBS 2019 will be held on 27-30 August 2019 at the Great Arsenali Conference Center in Chania, Greece, followed by a full-day excursion (here). This the 3rd ISMBS conference following ISMBS 2015 (here) and ISMBS 2017 (here)(here). We hope that your participation in the conference will prove stimulating, fruitful, and enjoyably memorable, as in Demosthenes' words 'small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises'.  

Plenary Lectures (here)
'Cross-linguistic influence and task-effects in the acquisition of L2 intonation'
Laura Colantoni, University of Toronto

'Acquiring two languages in early childhood: the role of the input'
Annick De Houwer, University of Erfurt

'Foreign accent in native speakers - the case of heritage speakers'
Tanja Kupisch, University of Konstanz

'Acquired speech disorders across languages: mapping current research and its implications'
Nicole MüllerUniversity College Cork and Martin J. Ball, Bangor University 

'Acquisition of Chinese in bilingual and multilingual contexts'
Virginia Yip, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Panel Discussion (here)
There will be a panel discussion on the Symposium theme with the participation of the audience.

The Martin J. Ball Award (here)
The award is given for the best student paper presented at the International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech and it includes a prize of 400 euro.

Publications (here)
Submission of full papers is optional. Full papers will be submitted as brief articles (4-5 pages/2,500-3,500 words) after the symposium, by 31 October 2019, for publication in the ISMBS 2019 Proceedings following a double-blind peer-review process.

International Scientific Committee (here)

Organizing Committee (here)

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline: 5 February 2019
Notification: by 5 March 2019