The 3rd International Conference on English Pronunciation: Issues & Practices (EPIP3), will take place in Murcia, Spain on 8-10 May 2013, following previous meetings in Chambéry, France (2009) and Grahamstown, South Africa (2011).
The University of
Murcia is pleased to host EPIP3, whose sessions will take
place at the Facultad de Letras (Faculty of Arts), in La
Merced, one of the university campuses, located at the heart
of Murcia's city centre.
The conference aims to bring together researchers and teachers of English, phonetics, phonology and EFL/ESL interested in the issues relevant to English pronunciation, both native and non-native.
The 3rd International Conference on English Pronunciation (EPIP3) invites proposals on any aspect of research on English pronunciation. EPIP3 welcomes proposals on a wide variety of issues, including (but not limited to) the following:
- Norms & reference accents
- Methodology of accent studies
- Phonological change
- Sociolinguistic aspects and issues of identity
- Variability in native & non-native accents of English
- ICT in pronunciation teaching/learning (e-learning, M-learning, software tools, etc.)
- Contrastive studies
- Applications of pronunciation research
- Teacher training
- Pedagogical implications of pronunciation research (goals, teaching methods, assessment, etc.)
- Analyses of national or regional language policy
An award certificate and a gift will be given to the author/s of the best paper presentation and the best poster presentation at the closing ceremony. A jury composed by members of the EPIP3 organizing and scientific committees will reach a decision based on the following criteria:
- Scientific content of the paper/poster (originality, relevance, knowledge of previous research, rigour and depth of the analysis, up-to-date bibliography)
- Presentation of the paper/poster (general organization, correct use of language, clarity, elegance and style)
- Reception of the paper/poster by conference participants.
Confirmed Plenary Speakers
- Linda Shockey (Reading University/BBC Pronunciation Research Unit, UK)
- Martha C. Pennington (Georgia Southern University, USA)
- Felicity Cox (Macquarie University, Australia)
All conference papers will be published:
- on-line, on the Conference website
- on CD-Rom, to be distributed to all EPIP3 conference participants
- on a book (with ISBN code), titled "English Pronunciation: Issues & Practices". This book, with further editing, will be published after the conference with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, whose offer to publish the conference proceedings has been accepted by the Organizing Committee.
The authors of some papers selected by the scientific committee will be invited to develop their paper into a 20-25 page chapter for publication in a themed ISBN hard copy volume.