Accents in Use

'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. Key issues discussed each year include individual accent characteristics, the dynamism of accent usage, accent teaching and learning, the methods and tools for accent studies. ACCENTS 2017 aim to continue the discussion of the main themes of variability and function of phonetic / pronunciation features, focusing on 'accents in use'.

Keynote speakers (in alphabetical order):
Una Cunningham, University of Canterbury, Christchurch
Magnus Huber, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen
Nancy Niedzielski, Rice University, Houston
Pilar Prieto, ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Morgan Sonderegger, McGill University, Montreal

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 'accents in use' as well as other issues related to native and non-native accents of English, including, but not limited to the ones mentioned below:

  • Functional approach to accents
  • Accents in context (social, ethnic, geographical, political, historical etc.)
  • Native / non-native accent perspective in theory and practice
  • Variability in accents: description, explanation and predictions
  • Tools for accent/pronunciation studies
  • Pronunciation teaching and learning

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 minute slots. Please specify the intended presentation format in your proposal. The deadline for abstract submission is July 30, 2017. 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 August 31, 2017. Information on our previous conferences can be found at this website, under the Abstracts tab. Please send all conference related questions to accents@uni.lodz.pl.

Venue

The conference is planned for two full days, November 30, 2017 (Thursday) noon till December 2, 2017 (Saturday) afternoon. The venue for the conference is Hotel Focus, Łódź. The hotel offers conference facilities, accommodation and meals on the premises. It is conveniently situated near the city centre, with easy access from the airport, train and bus stations. If you need assistance in planning your journey, please contact us at accents@uni.lodz.pl.
Information on travelling to Łódź can be downloaded from here.

Registration

To register, please fill in the registration form (which can be downloaded from here) and e-mail it to accents@uni.lodz.pl. If you would like to receive further conference information without registering yet, please fill in the mailing list information and send it to accents@uni.lodz.pl. The deadline for registration and bank payments is October 15th, 2017. Please notice that while on-site registration is possible, the payments can be made in cash only.

There are two payment options: (1) conference package or (2) conference fee + individual needs cost.

  1. Conference package: Regular 350 Euro; PhD/MA students: 300 Euro

    Conference package includes:

    • Registration fee
    • Full board accommodation at Hotel Focus for two nights, arriving 30.11. leaving 02.12.
    • Conference dinner
  2. Conference fee: Regular 200 Euro; PhD/MA students: 150 Euro

    • Bed and breakfast at the hotel center: E 50 per night (single room) or E 35 (double room)
    • Meals: lunch E 15, Dinner E 25, Conference Dinner E 40
    • For an individual cost calculator please see the registration form.

Please make payments to the university bank account: (NOTE: please remember to specify your name and the name of the conference - Accents 2017 with the payment).

IBAN: PL96 1240 3028 1111 0010 2943 1767
BIC/Swift: PKOPPLPW
Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A., II Oddział‚ w Łodzi
Piotrkowska 270, 90-361 Łódź

Participants from Poland make payments in PLN

Conference package:

  • Regular single room 950 PLN
  • Regular double room 800 PLN
  • PhD/MA students single room 900 PLN
  • PhD/Ma students double room 750 PLN

Conference fee:

  • Regular 300 PLN
  • PhD/MA students 200 PLN
    • Bed and breakfast at Hotel Focus: PLN 200 per night (single room) or PLN 120 (double room)
    • Meals: lunch 50 PLN, Dinner 80 PLN, Conference Dinner 120 PLN

    For participants from Poland - additional financial information

    Osoby, które będą potrzebowałyfaktury prosimy o dokonanie płatności przelewem najpóźniej do przelewem najpóźniej do 15.10.2017 i przesłanie danych do faktury na adres accents@uni.lodz.pll. Z uwagi na termin konferencji (koniec roku rozliczeniowego), nie będzie możliwe wystawienie faktur za płatności dokonane w późniejszym terminie. Przypominamy, że faktury wystawiane są na autora przelewu, nie jest zatem możliwe wystawienie faktury na uczelnie przy płatności przelewem z prywatnego konta bankowego.

Abstracts

Books of abstracts from previous Accents conferences can be found below:
Accents 2016
Accents 2015
Accents 2014
Accents 2013
Accents 2012
Accents 2011
Accents 2010
Accents 2009
Accents 2008
Accents 2007

Accents Organising Committee

Ewa Waniek-Klimczak (Head)
Magda Zając (Conference Secretary)
Anna Gralińska-Brawata
Przemysław Ostalski
Paulina Rybińska
Iza Molińska

Programme

TBA