Is modern language crumbling around us? Some say that spontaneous speech is incomplete and inconsistent, threatened by sloppiness and unhealthy speech habits (termed ‘sjusk’ in Danish). Others avoid aesthetic bias altogether and consider the state of affairs as just another language state, leaving the descriptive challenge to an inadequate linguistic theory.
SJUSK 2013 addresses all issues concerning contemporary speech habits – and the challenges they present to language theory, technology, and teaching. We thus invite linguists, phoneticians, speech technologists, language teachers, and others with an academic interest in spoken language to explore the new demands for theoretical and practical clarification in the intriguing field of natural speech.
Variability in linguistic behavior is studied in all branches of linguistics. While the approaches may differ in the objectives for studying language variation, they all benefit from incorporating the systematic manipulation of linguistic phenomena in the study of linguistic behavior. The study of the many kinds of variation in spontaneous speech can help to extend current models of speech production and speech perception, as well as shed light on the study of language change.
The goal of the ExAPP conference series is to gather scholars from all branches of linguistics employing experimental methods to investigate linguistic variation. We welcome abstracts for posters and papers that cover aspects of variation on all linguistic levels, and the perception as well as the production thereof.