Special session on South Asian Languages – Spring 2018 ASA

There will be a special session on South Asian Languages at the Spring 2018 Acoustical Society of America meeting (May 7-11, 2018; Minneapolis, MN). The abstract deadline is Monday, 20 November 2017, and the call for abstracts is at http://acousticalsociety.org/content/175th-meeting-acoustical-society-america. (ASA abstracts are very brief, just 200 words.) The session description:
“South Asian languages (SAL) test the limits of current phonetic theory due to their complex array of features, pervasive multilingualism, and sparse descriptions. We solicit research in all SAL areas, including but not limited to prosody, phonation type, tone, & their interactions; breathy voiced segments; degrees of retroflexion & its perception.”

The format is yet to be determined, but is likely to include several talks and a poster session. We will encourage participants to publish their work in POMA (the Proceedings) or elsewhere.
If you or any of your students are working on relevant topics, please do submit absracts.
And—please help us spread the word by forwarding widely. Don’t hesitate to be in touch with any questions.
Best wishes,
Kelly Berkson, Indiana University (kberkson@indiana.edu)
Indranil Dutta, The English and Foreign Languages University
Christina Esposito, Macalester College
Sameer ud Dowla Khan, Reed College