Paris Cologne Collaborative Meeting
The Paris-Cologne Collaborative Meeting (PCCM) is a workshop series and joint initiative of the Atelier de Recherche sur la Parole (ARP) at Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7), and the Institut für Linguistik – Phonetik (IƒL) at the University of Cologne, capitalizing on the shared interests of the two departments in phonetics and phonology, with an emphasis on laboratory phonology.
Laboratory phonology is the connecting research program in Europe, very strong in France and Germany. We have been building a strong training program for young scholars through and for research, in national contexts which are otherwise very different. The proposed workshops will contribute to putting our strengths together and building a core of excellence in laboratory phonology, with a particular emphasis on Articulatory Phonology.
We now have funding from the Franco-German University for PCCM 7 (2020) and have applied for funding for PCCM 8 (2021). These will be two workshops, the first to be held in Paris, the second in Cologne. The topic for these two workshops is "Quantifying and interpreting variability in speech" and will involve initial training in Bayesian modelling and support for joint projects the results of which will be presented in Cologne in 2021.
From 02.06 to 05.06 the 6th Paris-Cologne Collaborative Meeting took place here at the IfL Phonetics Lab. We want to thank everyone for attending and contributing to this great workshop series. Thank you for the great talks held by our main speakers Alice Turk and Leo Lancia, as well as the amazing presentations given by students and researchers. See you next time!