A group of Linguistics faculty and graduate students specializing in phonetics and phonology traveled to Melbourne, Australia, in August to participate in the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS).

The ICPhS conference is held once every four years. The theme for ICPhS 2019 was “Endangered Languages, and Major Language Varieties.”

Attending from the department were graduate students Dominique Bouavichith, Ian Calloway, Justin Craft, Tamarae Hildebrandt, Jiseung Kim, and Rachel Weissler, each of whom presented research. Also attending were professor Pam Beddor, professor Andries Coetzee, and postdoctoral research fellow Stephen Tobin.

In the photo above, U-M linguists enjoy a dinner gathering with current and former U-M faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate and undergraduate students.

Best Student Paper Awards
Among the highlights at ICPhS 2019, former U-M Linguistics undergraduate student Sarah Harper, now pursuing doctoral studies in Linguistics at USC, was awarded the Best Student Paper Award.

Photo: Sarah Harper (left) is shown here with U-M Linguistics alum Harim Kwon (PhD 2015), now on the faculty at George Mason University, who was awarded Best Student Paper at the previous ICPhS congress in 2015. Congratulations, Sarah and Harim!