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Now Accepting Applications for the FY2018 Academic Research Incentive Award of the Phonetic Society of Japan

The Academic Research Incentive Award was established in FY2012 by the Phonetic Society of Japan to encourage research and development in phonetics. This award consists of a certificate recognizing excellent work or activity contributing to the development and dissemination of phonetics by members of the Society and an additional prize of 50,000 yen

We are accepting applications for FY2018 as described below. You are cordially invited to apply.

Chair of Incentive Award Selection Committee
Hirokazu SATO

Guidelines for Application for the FY2018 Academic Research Incentive Award of the PSJ

Eligibility for application:
Eligibility is limited to members of the Society who have paid their dues for the current fiscal year. In case of group application, group representatives must be members of the Society who have paid their dues for the current fiscal year. Collective members and supporting members are not eligible.
Works or activities eligible for consideration:
Research and education works or activities from the last eight fiscal years including the current fiscal year, other than research papers and verbal presentations, contributing to the development and dissemination of phonetics, including publications such as textbooks and dictionaries, audio sources and corpora, teaching materials and aids, teaching and diagnostic methods, and software and electronic tools.
Application method:
Please send the necessary application forms to the e-mail address below.
Note: Please also submit any necessary physical supporting materials relevant to the applicant’s work.
Application forms:
(Note: In principle, application forms and supporting materials received will not be returned.)
  1. Applicant information (Form 1-1): Name, date of birth, address, phone number, e-mail address, affiliation and position, educational background, and research history (group research history in case of collaborative works) Note: In case of collaborative work, submit information on all members separately. (Form 1-2)
  2. Description of the applicant’s work or activity (Form 2):
    1. Title of work or activity
    2. Summary of work or activity (one sheet of A4-sized paper in approx. 1,200 characters, together with necessary photos, etc.)
      • Note 1: Provide URL etc. in the summary of the work if the work is a website.
      • Note 2: If electronic data other than websites are submitted in support of the work, submit the data as supporting materials relevant to the applicant’s work as described in (c).
    3. Indicate if submitting physical supporting materials relevant to the applicant’s work
      • Note 1: Submit the actual work if the work is a book or other physical medium.
      • Note 2: It is possible to submit sound or video materials relevant to the applicant’s work. However, they should be submitted in a format independent of any special device or software for reproduction.
      • Note 3: Send supporting materials by simple registered mail (You can use the letter pack service) and write “FY2018 applicant’s work for the Academic Research Incentive Award of the Phonetic Society of Japan” in red on the cover.
  3. Recommendation for the applicant’s work written by a member of the Society who has paid his/her membership fee for the current fiscal year in approx. 1,200 characters (Form 3)
Deadline for application:
January 31, 2019
E-mail address for application:
psj-shoureishou@bunken.co.jp
Note: Please enter as subject: Application for the Academic Research Incentive Award of the Phonetic Society of Japan
Address for physical delivery of supporting materials relevant to the applicant’s work:
The Administration Office of the Phonetic Society of Japan
c/o International Academic Publishing Company, Ltd., Academy Center,
358-5 Yamabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-0801, Japan; TEL: +81-3-5937-6763
Note: Deadline: Same as the deadline for application
Contact:
psj-shoureishou@bunken.co.jp
Note: Please enter as subject: Inquiry about the Academic Research Incentive Award of the Phonetic Society of Japan
Screening schedule:
  • January 31, 2019: Deadline for application
  • February and March 2018: Screening
  • March 2019: Result presentation (Announcement the winners on the website of the Society, etc.)
  • September 2019: Presentation ceremony (at the General Meeting of the Annual Convention)
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Application Forms for the FY2016 Academic Research Incentive Award Form1-1 (pdf)
Form1-2 (pdf)
Form2 (pdf)
Form3 (pdf)

Form1-1 (MS Word)
Form1-2 (MS Word)
Form2 (MS Word)
Form3 (MS Word)

The 338th Regular Meeting -Call for Oral Presentations and Symposium Organization-

 Submission for oral presentations and symposium is now open. Submission is limited to members who have paid the annual membership fee for 2018.
Date: Saturday, December 1st, 2018
Venue: Utsunomiya Kyowa University, Utsunomiya City Campus (1-3-18 Oodori, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi)
http://www.kyowa-u.ac.jp/guide/access.html
Organizer: Professor Keiichi Takamaru

―Call for oral presentations―

 Submission for oral presentations (40 minutes, including Q&A. Submission should be original research that has not been published elsewhere) is now open. Please send the information below by email by THursday, October 11th, 2018 to psj2016k@yahoo.co.jp in both PDF and MSWord formats. Please insert “Submission for 338th Regular Meeting” in the email subject and “338th Regular Meeting (Presenter’s name)” as the file name. Please embed all fonts in the PDF file. Notification of acceptance will be sent by around October 18th after the reviewing process.
  1. Names of presenters in Japanese
  2. Names of presenters in English
  3. Affiliations of presenters in Japanese
  4. Affiliations of presenters in English
  5. Names and contact information (email) of persons in charge of receiving notification of acceptance
  6. Title of presentation (Japanese title not needed if presentation is to be given in English)
  7. Abstract (about 400 Japanese characters)
  8. Equipment necessary for presentation (laptop and projector excluded)

―Call for symposium organization―

 Symposiums at Regular Meetings are to offer opportunities for presenters and audience to have discussions on a particular topic after the talks by several presenters. The report at the symposium does not have to be completed work; rather it is aimed for research projects in progress. Submission for symposium presentations is now open. Please send the information below by email in both PDF and MSWord formats by Thursday, October 11th, 2018 to psj2016k@yahoo.co.jp Please insert “Submission for symposium at 338th Regular Meeting” in the email subject and “338th Regular Meeting (Presenter’s name)” as the file name. Please embed all fonts when preparing PDF files. Notification of acceptance will be sent by around October 18th after the reviewing process.。
  1. Title of symposium in Japanese (less than 50 letters)
  2. Title of symposium in English (less than 25 words)
  3. Organizer’s name, affiliation, and contact information (email, telephone, address)
  4. Names and affiliations of presenters in Japanese
  5. Names and affiliations of presenters in English
  6. Abstract of workshop (less than 1000 Japanese characters, or less than 500 English words. Please indicate time allocations.)
  7. Others (Necessary equipment or material)
  <Guidelines for preparing symposium proposal>
  • Time allocation: The symposium should be at least two hours but should not go over three hours. 20% of the time should be provided for Q&A including the audience.
  • Presenters: There should be more than two presenters, and more than half of them should be members of the Phonetic Society of Japan. The symposium may have a chairperson and panel members (members or non-members).
  • Topic: should be suitable as presentations at the Phonetic Society of Japan.
  • Preparation: PR activities and operations on the symposium day will be supported by the Planning Committee. However, the organizer is fully responsible for any preparation before the symposium day. The Phonetic Society of Japan will not provide travelling expenses or rewards for presenters.
(Planning Committee)

Information about accounting auditing and councilor election (September 21 – October 12)

Dear PSJ members

This is an announcement about accounting auditing and councilor election. We are holding an electronic election as we did in the previous election.

The voting period is from September 21st to October 12th (11:59pm). Those who qualify as a voter, please access the following URL during this period and vote. You will need your membership ID number and password to log in. You cannot change your vote after submission.


https://iap-jp.org/psj/vote/logins/login

Please contact the PSJ secretariat (psj-post[at]bunken.co.jp) (change [at] to @) if you have any questions.

PSJ Election Management Committee

The 32nd General Meeting – Call for Workshop Proposals

The 32nd General Meeting will be held in Okinawa in September 2018.
Submission for workshop proposals (morning of Day 2) is now open.
  • Date:September 15th (Sat) – 16th (Sun), 2018
  • Venue: Okinawa International University
  • Organizer: Ken Nakamoto (University of the Ryukyus) 、Satoshi Nishioka (University of the Ryukyus)

【Call for Workshop Proposals】

This workshop is to offer opportunities for presenters and audience to have discussions on a particular topic after the talks by several presenters. The submission process is similar to last year’s (not electronic). Please send the application form (approximately three pages in A4 size) to psj2016k@yahoo.co.jp in PDF and MSWord (or text file) format by June 20th, 2018 to psj2016k@yahoo.co.jp .
Please insert “Submission for workshop at 32nd General Meeting” in the email subject. The attached files should be named “psj2018workshop (name of organizer)”. We will send an email to notify the acceptance of submission within a few days. If you do not receive this email, please send an email again by June 22nd, as we may not have received your submission email.

【Proposal format】

(Page 1)
  • 1.Name and affiliation of organizer in Japanese and English
       *Graduate students’ affiliations should write “Graduate school, XXX University)
  • 2.Organizer’s contact information(E-mail address and telephone number for notification of acceptance)
  • 3.Moderator’s name and affiliation (Japanese and English)
  • 4.Names and affiliations of presenters in Japanese and English(in the order of presentation)
(Page 2 onward)
  • 5.Workshop title in Japanese(not needed if presentations are in English)
  • 6.Workshop title in English
  • 7.Abstract of workshop (Aim and content in less than 500 Japanese characters or 250 English words)
  • 8.Titles and abstracts of all presentations in the order of presentation(each less than 300 Japanese characters or 150 English words without stating the presenters’ names in the abstract)

    【Guidelines for workshop submission】

    1. The organizer and presenters must be members of the Phonetics Society of Japan. Two or more presenters must be members of the Phonetic Society of Japan. Submission will be accepted if more than half of them are members. (They must be members at the time of submission or have finished with the application.) Please see http://www.psj.gr.jp/jpn/membership for details.
    2. The workshop may have panel members (members or non-members).
    3. The workshop will be two hours long. More than twenty minutes should be provided for Q&A including the audience.
    4. Workshops organized at or scheduled to be organized at other conferences will not be accepted.
    5. Presenters’ travel expenses and reward will not be provided.
    6. Notification of acceptance will be sent around June 27th, 2018. If accepted, please submit the full paper in PDF format by July 30th (Monday). Late submission may not be published in the proceedings.
    7. The paper format is the same as oral/poster presentations. There should be one page that explains the aims of the workshop. Presentation papers should be less than four pages each.
    8. Languages used for presentations are limited to Japanese and English. Please write the title and abstract in the same language. Papers should be written in the same language as the abstract, and presentations should be given in that language.
    9. Distribution of additional materials on the day of presentation is prohibited.
    10. Abstracts will be made public as is via attachment to the conference program on the PSJ website before the conference dates (excluding references).
    11. You will be asked to write a new abstract to be published in the Journal of Phonetic Society of Japan after the conference.
    12. Revisions on abstract, affiliation, collaborators, etc. will not be accepted after submission. Please double check before submission.

Call for Oral/Poster Presentations for the 32nd General Meeting of PSJ

The information of the 32nd General Meeting is as follows.
Date: Saturday, September 15 – Sunday, September 16, 2018
Location: Okinawa International University
Organizer: Ken Nakamoto (University of the Ryukyus)

Submissions for oral/poster presentations (both to be held in the afternoon of Day 1) and workshop proposals (morning of Day 2) are now open. Please read the submission guidelines carefully and submit your oral/poster presentation proposals through our electronic submission page.

Call for oral/poster presentations

Please submit your proposals through the following website.
Submissions should be sent in both PDF and MS Word formats (or text file).

◆Submission system website◆
https://iap-jp.org/psj/conf32/login/

The deadline:Monday, June 11th, 2018.
  • You will receive a confirmation e-mail after your submission
  • If you do not receive your confirmation e-mail, your submission may be incomplete or your registered e-mail address may be incorrect.
  • Please contact the Meeting Helpdesk before June 13th if any other troubles occur.
◆Phonetic Society of Japan, General Meeting Helpdesk◆
E-mail:psj-desk@bunken.co.jp

Information necessary for submission

  • Names and affiliations of all presenters (Japanese and English)
    • Affliation for graduate students should be “XX University, Graduate School of XX)
  • Presentation style (oral/poster)
  • Target language (please choose from the following)
    • Japanese (standard/Tokyo dialect), Japanese (other dialects), Japanese education, English/English education, Korean/Korean education, Chinese/Chinese education, Others
  • Area of research (please choose from the following)
    • Vowels, consonants, accent/tone, intonation, rhythm, others
  • Language of presentation (Japanese/English)
  • Title of presentation (Japanese)
  • Title of presentation (English)
  • Abstract
    • 800 Japanese characters or 300 English words
    • Please submit your abstract in MS-Word (or textfile or TeX) and PDF in A4-size, and upload both files through the online submission system.
    • Please download the MS-Word format from: http://www.psj.gr.jp/jpn/downloads
  • Whether your submission would like to be considered for Outstanding Article Award.(Yes/No)

Guideline for submission

  1. The presenter must be a member of the Phonetics Society of Japan.
    Non-members may submit if the first author is a member.
    First authors must be members at time of submission.
    Please check whether the first author has paid the annual membership fee for this year at the time of submission.
    Submission may be cancelled if unpaid by the submission deadline.

    Please see http://www.psj.gr.jp/jpn/membership for details.

  2. Only one submission (oral or poster) is permitted as the first author.
  3. If the first author is eligible for consideration or Outstanding Article Award (either he/she is a graduate student or younger than 41 years old as of September 15th, 2018), please let us know whether your submission would like to be considered for the award
  4. Papers submitted to or scheduled to be submitted to other conferences will not be accepted.
  5. The abstract should include results available at the time of submission.
    Papers with only experiment plans will not be accepted.
  6. Applicants may choose the presentation form (oral or poster), but if you put a check on the “open to change”, the final decision will be made by the committee.
  7. Notification of acceptance will be sent around June 27th, 2018.
    If accepted, please submit the full paper in PDF format by Wednesday, July 30th, 2018 via the online submission system.
    Late submission may not be published on the website.
    Please note that the paper will be uploaded to the website as is.
  8. Format of papers are the same for oral and poster presentations. (less than 6 pages in A4 sized paper)
  9. Languages used for presentations are limited to Japanese and English.
    Please write the title and abstract in the same language.
    If accepted, please write the paper in the language specified at the time of submission, and give your presentation in that language.
  10. Distribution of additional materials on the day of presentation is prohibited.
  11. Papers will be made public on the PSJ website before the conference dates. We do not provide hard copies.
  12. Abstracts will be published in the Journal of Phonetic Society of Japan after the conference.
  13. Details of poster presentations, including poster size, will be announced shortly.
  14. Revisions will not be accepted after submission.
(Planning Committee) 

Announcement of HISPhonCog 2018

A program-at-a-glance of HisPhonCog 2018 (Hanyang International Symposium on Phonetics & Cognitive Sciences of Language) to be held on May 18-19 (Friday & Saturday) 2018 at Hanyang University, Seoul Korea is now available.
  • Theme:
    Linguistic/cognitive functions of phonetic granularity in speech production and/or perception in L1 and L2.
  • Program-at-a-glance:
    http://site.hanyang.ac.kr/web/hisphoncog/program-at-a-glance
  • Free Registration: April 20, 2018 (can be extended a few more days)
    (including Lunches, Banquet and Conference Handbook)
  • Download the pre-registration form:
    http://site.hanyang.ac.kr/web/hisphoncog/registration


  • Invited Speakers & Commentator
  • Aoju Chen (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
    The production, perception and comprehension of prosodic granularity in children and adults
  • Mirjam Ernestus (Radboud University, the Netherlands)
    Does the mental lexicon contain representations for reduced word pronunciation variants? Evidence from native listeners and language learners
  • Elizabeth Johnson (University of Toronto, Canada)
    The acquisition of systematic language variation in early childhood
  • Holger Mitterer(University of Malta, Malta)
    The letters of speech: evidence from perceptual learning and selective adaptation
  • Eva Reinisch (University of Munich, Germany)
    The relation between perception and production of second language sound contrasts
  • Annie Tremblay (University of Kansas, USA)
    The functional weight of suprasegmental cues in the native language predicts spoken word recognition in a second language
  • Natasha Warner (University of Arizona, USA)
    Conversational speech reduction across languages, second languages, and dialects
  • Anne Cutler (Western Sydney University, MARCS, and ARC Centre ofExcellence, Australia)
    Commentary
  • Plus 18 more oral presentations and 40 more poster presentations

    Conference Website:
    http://site.hanyang.ac.kr/web/hisphoncog/program-at-a-glance

    Now Accepting Applications for the FY2017 Academic Research Incentive Award of the Phonetic Society of Japan

    The Academic Research Incentive Award was established in FY2012 by the Phonetic Society of Japan to encourage research and development in phonetics. This award consists of a certificate recognizing excellent work or activity contributing to the development and dissemination of phonetics by members of the Society and an additional prize of 50,000 yen

    We are accepting applications for FY2017 as described below. You are cordially invited to apply.

    Chair of Incentive Award Selection Committee
    Hirokazu SATO

    Guidelines for Application for the FY2017 Academic Research Incentive Award of the PSJ

    Eligibility for application:
    Eligibility is limited to members of the Society who have paid their dues for the current fiscal year. In case of group application, group representatives must be members of the Society who have paid their dues for the current fiscal year. Collective members and supporting members are not eligible.
    Works or activities eligible for consideration:
    Research and education works or activities from the last five fiscal years including the current fiscal year, other than research papers and verbal presentations, contributing to the development and dissemination of phonetics, including publications such as textbooks and dictionaries, audio sources and corpora, teaching materials and aids, teaching and diagnostic methods, and software and electronic tools.
    Application method:
    Please send the necessary application forms to the e-mail address below.
    Note: Please also submit any necessary physical supporting materials relevant to the applicant’s work.
    Application forms:
    (Note: In principle, application forms and supporting materials received will not be returned.)
    1. Applicant information (Form 1-1): Name, date of birth, address, phone number, e-mail address, affiliation and position, educational background, and research history (group research history in case of collaborative works) Note: In case of collaborative work, submit information on all members separately. (Form 1-2)
    2. Description of the applicant’s work or activity (Form 2):
      1. Title of work or activity
      2. Summary of work or activity (one sheet of A4-sized paper in approx. 1,200 characters, together with necessary photos, etc.)
        • Note 1: Provide URL etc. in the summary of the work if the work is a website.
        • Note 2: If electronic data other than websites are submitted in support of the work, submit the data as supporting materials relevant to the applicant’s work as described in (c).
      3. Indicate if submitting physical supporting materials relevant to the applicant’s work
        • Note 1: Submit the actual work if the work is a book or other physical medium.
        • Note 2: It is possible to submit sound or video materials relevant to the applicant’s work. However, they should be submitted in a format independent of any special device or software for reproduction.
        • Note 3: Send supporting materials by simple registered mail (You can use the letter pack service) and write “FY2016 applicant’s work for the Academic Research Incentive Award of the Phonetic Society of Japan” in red on the cover.
    3. Recommendation for the applicant’s work written by a member of the Society who has paid his/her membership fee for the current fiscal year in approx. 1,200 characters (Form 3)
    Deadline for application:
    January 20, 2018
    E-mail address for application:
    psj-shoureishou@bunken.co.jp
    Note: Please enter as subject: Application for the Academic Research Incentive Award of the Phonetic Society of Japan
    Address for physical delivery of supporting materials relevant to the applicant’s work:
    The Administration Office of the Phonetic Society of Japan
    c/o International Academic Publishing Company, Ltd., Academy Center,
    358-5 Yamabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-0801, Japan; TEL: +81-3-5937-6763
    Note: Deadline: Same as the deadline for application
    Contact:
    psj-shoureishou@bunken.co.jp
    Note: Please enter as subject: Inquiry about the Academic Research Incentive Award of the Phonetic Society of Japan
    Screening schedule:
    • January 20, 2018: Deadline for application
    • January and February 2018: Screening
    • March 2018: Result presentation (Announcement the winners on the website of the Society, etc.)
    • September 2018: Presentation ceremony (at the General Meeting of the Annual Convention)
    End
    Application Forms for the FY2016 Academic Research Incentive Award Form1-1 (pdf)
    Form1-2 (pdf)
    Form2 (pdf)
    Form3 (pdf)

    Form1-1 (MS Word)
    Form1-2 (MS Word)
    Form2 (MS Word)
    Form3 (MS Word)

    Phonetics Seminar “Emotional Speech Seminar”

    • Lecturer: Professor Donna Erickson (Sophia Soliphic, Haskins Laboratories)
    • Date: 1:30-5:00pm, Saturday, October 14th, 2017
    • Venue: Keio University, Hiyoshi Campus, Eighth Building, Room 812
      http://lsdcom.keio.ac.jp/access/index.html
    • Host: Phonetic Society of Japan (Phonetics Promotion Committee, Planning Committee)
    • Co-host: Keio University, Center for Life-Span Development of Communication Skills (MEXT-Supported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities)
    • Organizer: Yasuyo Minagawa (Keio University)
    • Admission: Free for members and students, 1000yen for non-members, 500yen for non-member students
    • Capacity: 80
    Registration: Please fill in the following form. On-site registration is also possible.
    https://goo.gl/forms/znFjCUKkxGbiDvBB2
     
    In this seminar, you will learn the basic acoustic, physiological, and perceptual features of emotional speech, as well as emotional speech in acting, cultural and individual differences, and various research methods concerning emptional speech.You are able to learn how to express emotions via voice in different cultures, performances and situations, so we welcome not only researchers but also language teachers, voice-over actors, actors, and singers. (The lecture will be held in English, but Q&A in Japanese is possible.)


    Program (tentative)
    • Session 1: 13:30-14:30
      1. Why study emotional speech?
      2. What are some acoustic and articulatory changes?
      3. Brief tutorial of F0, loudness and voice quality.
      4. Why does experiencing emotion result in changes in the voice?
    • 10 min rest
    • Session 2: 14:40-15:30
      5. Some phonetic/perceptual similarities/differences for spontaneous & acted emotions
      6. Acted emotions & cultural differences in perception
      7. Social “emotions”: Social affective expressions
      8. Social affective expressions: Cultural similarities and differences
    • 10 min rest
    • Session 3: 15:40-16:30 9. Social affective expressions and personalities
      10. Some tips on how to study “emotional” speech
      11. Other topics: gender issues, social laugher/spontaneous laughter, etc.
      12. Analysis of voice quality
    • 10 min rest
    • Session 4: 16:40-17:00 questions & free discussion
    Contact: Chair, Phonetics Promotion Committee

    Paper Release on JSTAGE

    We have been working on transferring the “Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan” from CiNII-ELS to JSTAGE. We have now finished transferring articles from Vol.1-19 to JSTAGE where you can search and read articles. Since articles from Vol.20 onward are already on JSTAGE, you are now able to search and read all articles (including reviews and article reviews) on JSTAGE.

    To overview the “Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan”, insert “Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan” in the search box under “Titles” at the upper right corner on the JSTAGE website (see following URL). There will only be one search result, so click on the journal title. All articles from Vol.1-20 will be listed.

    JSTAGE
    https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse

    Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan (in JSTAGE)
    https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/onseikenkyu


    We will now begin to work on transferring the categories in Vol.1-19. At this moment, papers are uploaded in both CiNII-ELS and JSTAGE,however CiNII-ELS is expected to discontinue its service in the future. Papers in Vol.20 onwards will not be uploaded on CiNII-ELS for this reason, so please use JSTAGE to access the papers.

    Obituary (Professor Osamu Fujimura)

    We regret to announce that Professor Osamu Fujimura passed away on March 13th. Professor Fujimura was a great pioneer in the field of speech science. He served as Professor at the Research Institute of Logopedics and Phoniatrics in the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Tokyo, Director at Bell Laboratories, and Professor at The Ohio State University. He had recently moved to Kona, Hawaii to receive medical treatment. The Special Issue of the Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan entitled “Adventures in Speech Science: Focus on the C/D Model and Its Impact on Phonetics & Phonology” was published in honor of Professor Osamu Fujimura. He provided researchers with continuous support and encouragement, and will be sorely missed.

    President, The Phonetic Society of Japan Satoshi Imaizumi




    Prof. Osamu Fujimura
    Photo by Donna Erickson (Dec. 1, 2016)