BAAP 2016

Lancaster University Phonetics Lab hosted the 2016 British Association of Academic Phoneticians Colloquium, which took place on 30 March–1 April 2016. This webpage remains here for archival purposes.

We would like to thank the Linguistics Association of Great Britain for financial assistance, which allowed us to keep costs low for student participants. Thank you also to Oxford University Press for their support.

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Conference programme:

A full programme is available here.

The book of abstracts is available here.

Getting to Lancaster:

Lancaster is well-connected by rail and road, see this site for further information.

Buses run from the station and city centre to campus, but some can take up to 30 minutes in rush hour. The buses are much more frequent from the city centre to campus than from the station to campus. If you are arriving by train it is worth walking 5 minutes to the city centre bus stop rather than waiting (see map). The bus will cost around £2 from the city centre to campus.

Parking on campus is free if you book accommodation on campus.

The nearest airport is Manchester Airport. Trains run directly from Manchester Airport to Lancaster, but if you are arriving late in the evening or have a flight early in the morning, make sure you check that there is a train running.

There are taxis available from the station at the exit from platform 3, or here are the numbers of some local firms: +44 (0)1524 32090; +44 (0)1524 35666 and +44 (0)1524 848848. A taxi will cost about £6 from the station to campus.

We booked a table for 6.30pm on Tuesday 29th March at the Sun Hotel for drinks and food. It is very close to the railway station and bus station. We’ll be in the conservatory at the back of the bar. There will be very limited options for food and drink on campus that evening due to the Easter holidays so we would recommend eating in the city centre.

Accommodation checkin:

If you have booked on-campus accommodation the night before BAAP (29th March), keys are available from 2pm at CETAD (no. 13 on the campus map). Please note: the version of the campus map on the University website is out of date and will send you to the wrong place! Use this version. The reception is open until 11pm. If you arrive after this time, you can pick up your key from the Security Lodge, which is staffed 24 hours a day (no. 34 on the campus map).

If you have booked on-campus accommodation from 30th March, keys will be brought to the conference during the afternoon coffee break. Car parking permits will be available at registration.

If you have booked to arrive on 31st March, keys are available from the Conference Centre reception (CETAD, no. 13 on the campus map). Please note: the version of the campus map on the University website is out of date and will send you to the wrong place! Use this version

Instructions for presenters:

Oral presentations will be 15 minutes long, with 5 minutes for questions after each talk. There will be a PC and sound system in the room. If you wish to use your own computer that is fine but please bring any adapters you need. If you wish to provide handouts we would suggest printing 100 copies. Please photocopy any handouts in advance of the conference as we will not be able to print or photocopy handouts.

Posters can be either A0 or A1 in size, and can be either landscape or portrait in format. We will provide velcro fixings. The print shop at Lancaster University is not open during the time of BAAP due to Easter holidays so poster printing facilities are not available on campus.

Conference venue:

The conference will be held in the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts Building (LICA). This is located at the northern end of campus (no. 4, far left, on the campus map).

The conference dinner will be held on campus at the Private Dining Rooms, part of County College (no. 18 on the campus map). The bar next to the conference dinner venue will be open until 11pm.

Note that BAAP takes place during the Easter holidays and many of the University’s normal food/drink outlets are closed. However, ‘The Herdwick’ bar at Graduate College is open for drinks 8-11pm on Weds-Fri (no. 63 on the campus map).

We would recommend eating in Lancaster city centre on Wednesday night. We have compiled a list of restaurants and pubs which you might like to visit. A map showing their location is here. If you would like to eat on campus, we would recommend Go Burrito, or buying something from Spar (both at no. 33 on the campus map). Go Burrito is open until 8pm and Spar is open until 10pm.

While in Lancaster:

We have compiled a list of restaurants and pubs which you might like to visit. A map showing their location is here.

If you are staying on campus you could use our sports centre. The swimming pool is open daily (check here for opening times). There is a 2.6 mile trail around campus through the woodland, with an optional ‘trim trail’ section.

If you would like to visit the city centre, we would recommend visiting Lancaster Castle. The castle is medieval and was a working prison until 2011. It is still used as a court building. You can look around the castle courtyard for free (although it’s not in its best state at the moment due to construction work, but there is a cafe!). Or you can go on a guided tour to hear about the castle’s history, and see the courtrooms and (medieval and modern) cells.

Saturday is market day in Lancaster, so if you are staying a little longer it is worth wandering around town on Saturday morning.

Williamson Park is a short walk from the city centre (up a big hill). You can visit the Taj Mahal-like Ashton Memorial for a 50p donation and see amazing views over Morecambe Bay to the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland.

There is no left luggage facility at Lancaster station. However, the Station House B&B is just opposite the station and they operate an informal left luggage service for £5 per day.

If you’re here for longer then you could take the train to Morecambe and visit the seaside. We are also very close to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national parks.