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. LabPhon17 was hosted 6-8 July 2020 by the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. In light of Covid-19 related disruption, LabPhon17 was held online, with free registration to LabPhon members. See the LabPhon17 website for further information, including pdf abstracts of the papers accepted for the conference.
The Association journal Laboratory Phonology is published in online only open-access format by Ubiquity Press, with support of the Linguistics in Open Access foundation (LingOA) and 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.