Thursday, August 22, 2013


We are nearing the end of the our first-ever nomination period!  This year served as a great trial run, and now we have a better understanding of what will work and what won't.  First, we realized that we want to encourage anyone working on phonetics-related topics to nominate papers.  This means that the number of paper nominations will increase.  To limit the number of papers we will read in September, we should now each nominate one paper.  BUT, we are each free to post papers we like, but also to change that nomination. This way, there is not so much pressure on any individual nomination.  In August, we must each choose a paper to put forward as a nominated paper.  Feel free to post and comment at will!  Starting September 1, we should each start searching recent publications for our 2013-2014 nominees.  As a reminder, the paper must be published from June 2013 - August 2014.  Remember (from initial post):

Each nomination must touch on two of the following broad areas (but need not be framed as such in the paper): phonetic variation, spoken word recognition, speech perception, memory, attention, or related areas in social-network theory or social psychology.

And, we are changing this so we can all post instead of sending everything to me to post:

To nominate a paper, you must POST: (1) the citation, (2) a “Why it is inspiring” statement (no longer than 4 sentences), and (3) a "something to think about" statement (no longer than 4 sentences).  

This is meant to be a place to be a forum for sharing ideas, so please don't be shy!

Coming back to our first year ... we are now in reading mode, reading the 5 nominated papers, and voting on September 21.  We will celebrate with dinner on Oct. 1!  Yeah!