The SLD research team (Systèmes Linguistiques et Dialectologiques) and the Department of Language and Cognition (DPC) of GIPSA-Lab (Grenoble) are pleased to announce that the 4th International R-atics conference will be held in Autrans (Grenoble) on 29-31 October 2013.
'R-atics gathers an international network of researchers working on different issues concerning phonetic, phonological and sociolinguistic aspects of rhotics with the aim of enhancing mutual cooperation in a friendly environment. Prior 'R-atics symposia were held in:
For the 2013 edition, we introduce a special session on the theme rhotics in dialectological atlases, co-ordinated by Hans Van de Velde (Universiteit Utrecht) and Michele Contini (Université Stendhal Grenoble 3). Yohan Payan (Laboratoire TIMC-IMAG, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble) will present a tutorial on possible biomechanical reasons for the variability of r sounds.