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. LabPhon 19 will be hosted by Hanyang Institute for Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language (HIPCS), Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea, June 27-29, 2024. The theme is Where speech sounds meet the architecture of the grammar and beyond. The LabPhon 19 website can be found at


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.Free Journal Network


The LabPhon 19 hosting institute, HIPCS, will offer a special discounted rate for students by subsidizing $30 of the banquet ticket cost for each student.
Please take advantage of the reduced registration fees by registering early by April 30 (Early Registration). If you miss this deadline, consider the Late Registration by May 20, 2024, which still offers fees lower than onsite registration.
The LabPhon 19 program is now live on the LabPhon 19 official website. The caliber of papers set to be presented is nothing short of remarkable, spanning a diverse range of captivating topics and inquiries across various sub-disciplines within LabPhon, with many of them in alignment w
The Association would like to announce that decisions on LabPhon 19 submissions have been sent out.
The Association is pleased to announce call for papers to three LabPhon 19 workshops, to be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2024.
Congratulations to Robert Xu from Stanford University, winner of the Association for Laboratory Phonology Best Student Paper Award at NWAV 50, for "Polyphonous and meaningful: Pitch variation in styl
The Association is delighted to announce that the schedule of talks and posters for LabPhon18 is now available - see the conference website for registratio
The Association is happy to announce that student members from List 1 countries may now apply for a waiver of the ALP membership fee if they do not have access to external financial support for membership or conference fees (student membership for List 2 countries is already free).