Accents Across Contexts

‘Accents’ is an annual conference organized by the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics at University of Łódź, Poland. It brings together researchers and teachers interested in native and non-native accents of English, approached from a variety of theoretical and/or practical perspectives. The key issues discussed each year include individual accent characteristics, the dynamism of accent usage, accent in teaching and learning, the methods and tools for accent studies as well as pronunciation instruction. The leitmotif of Accents 2019 revolves around different contexts for the use of specific pronunciation features in spoken discourse in naturalistic and instructed settings.

 

Plenary speakers:

Prof. Murray Munro, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Prof. Veronica Gabriela Sardegna, Duquesne University (formerly University of Pittsburgh), USA

Prof. Pavel Trofimovich, Concordia University, Canada

Please send all conference related questions to accents@uni.lodz.pl. For information on previous Accents conferences please go to the Abstracts tab.

Call for papers

We invite proposals for papers, workshops and posters related to the main theme of Accents across contexts as well as other issues related to native and non-native accents of English, including, but not limited to the ones mentioned below:

  • Accents across domains: pronunciation in discourse
  • Accents in natural environment: World Englishes, immigrant context, sojourners, etc.
  • Accents in educational contexts: ESL, EFL, ELF, ESOL, EAP, etc.
  • Pronunciation teaching, pronunciation instruction and instructed learning
  • Native vs. non-native speaker pronunciation teacher
  • English in Europe: pronunciation of Euro-English(es)

Please notice that each author can propose two contributions provided that one of them is co-authored.  Papers are given 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for discussion, workshops will typically have 45 or 90 minute slots. Please specify the intended presentation format in your proposal.

Due to many requests for extending the deadline for abstract submission, it has been extended to September 15th, 2019. Please send  two copies of an abstract of up to 400 words (excluding references) to accents@uni.lodz.pl, with the intended format, name and affiliation written under the title in one copy. The proposals will go through the process of peer review, after which notifications of acceptance will be sent out by September 30th, 2019. Information on our previous conferences can be found at http://filolog.uni.lodz.pl/accents under Abstracts. Please send all conference related questions to accents@uni.lodz.pl.