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10th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech


20-Apr-2022 - 22-Apr-2022


Barcelona, Spagna


The 10th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech (New Sounds 2022) will take place on 20-22 April 2022 at the University of Barcelona, Spain. New Sounds gathers researchers from all over the world to discuss issues related to the learning and teaching of second/foreign language (L2) phonetics and phonology.


The conference will cover a variety of themes related to the acquisition of L2 phonetics and phonology, including:

- Speech perception and production

- Theories and models of L2 speech learning

- Phonetics and phonology in second language acquisition

- Acquisition of L2 phonotactics

- Multilingualism and the acquisition of additional languages

- Application of new technologies to pronunciation teaching and learning

- Sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, and neurolinguistic aspects of L2 speech learning


Keynote speakers:

- Ocke-Schwen Bohn (University of Aarhus, Denmark)

- Pilar Prieto (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

- Annie Tremblay (University of Kansas, US)


Conference chairs:

Joan Carles Mora (Universitat de Barcelona)

Juli Cebrian (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)


Covid information: In principle we are hoping to hold a normal face-to-face conference in April 2022.


For updates on the conference, please visit the New Sounds 2022 website regularly:


Call for papers:


Proposals for papers and posters related to the acquisition of second language speech are invited. Oral presentations will be 15 minutes each, followed by a 3-minute question-and-answer period. Poster sessions are scheduled for each of the three conference days.


Abstract Submission:

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words (excluding title and references) and should be submitted through Easy Chair (link to be available on the conference website shortly). Authors may submit a maximum of three abstracts, only one of which can be first- or single-authored. Abstracts should ensure anonymity and should contain: a title, a clear and explicit statement of the question/s or issue to be examined, a statement of the relevant research context and key references, a clear statement of the methodology adopted (if applicable), a summary of the results and an assessment of their significance.


Special Sessions:

The conference program has a slot for three parallel special sessions (2 hours each). Proposals for special sessions on aspects of second language speech are invited. Those who wish to organize a special session should submit a brief proposal describing the motivation for the session, its relevance for the field, and its general structure and prospective participants if known. Special Session proposals should be sent as a pdf attachment to by September 1, 2021, with the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the session organizer(s). Organizers will receive notification of acceptance by September 10, 2021. The deadline for abstract submission for Special Sessions is November 1, 2021.