The Association for Laboratory Phonology is a non-profit organization. The purpose of the association is to promote the scientific study of all aspects of the phonetics and phonology of spoken and signed languages through scholarly exchange across disciplines. The association is an international body open to scholars world-wide, and is committed to the advancement and diffusion of knowledge on the phonetics and phonology of all human languages.
The Association conference is the biennial LabPhon series that began in 1987. Due to the ongoing pandemic, LabPhon 18 will be fully virtual, with a schedule of events to be held June 30 - July 2, 2022. More detailed plans will be posted in the coming months. Our next in-person conference will be LabPhon19, to be hosted in 2024 by Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, with the theme "Where speech sounds meet the architecture of the grammar and beyond".
The Association journal Laboratory Phonology is published in online only open-access format on the Janeway platform, run by the Open Library of Humanities (OLH).
Volumes 1-6 of the journal are freely available via the Mouton de Gruyter website.
The journal is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and it also is a member of the Free Journal Network.