Proceedings of The International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech 2015
The Proceedings contain papers from a number of talks that were given at the inaugural International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech which took place in Chania, Greece on 7-10 September 2015. This Symposium sprang from yearning for a specialized conference on speech that cuts across dividing boundaries between language subfields: first language, second language, bilingual, multilingual; child or adult; typical or impaired. The Symposium encouraged investigations that go to the heart of matters, widening existing horizons and perspectives, kindling a holistic viewpoint, fostering collaborations across the board and, ultimately, sparking innovative thought and approaches. Participant affiliations covered forty countries in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Research included thirty eight languages among which Bengali, Comorian, Farsi, Maori, and Swahili that are not as common in the literature.