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 will be 6-8 July 2020, hosted by the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. It light of Covid-19 related disruption, LabPhon17 will be held online. Registration is free to LabPhon members. See the LabPhon17 website for further updates.



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.
Free Journal Network The journal is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and it also is a member of the Free Journal Network.


We’re excited to announce that registration for LabPhon 17 is now open - please check out 
The Association is very pleased to announce dramatically reduced membership rates for researchers from most countries ($40 full, free for students, see membership page for more details), to increase opportunities for collaboration in the labora
The programme for the virtual conference LabPhon 17 is now out - see the conference website for details!
In light of Covid-19 related travel disruption and social distancing measures, LabPhon17 will be held entirely online, with free registration for LabPhon members - see the LabPhon17 website for further updates.
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Registration for LabPhon17 is now open - also book your accommodation now to take advantage of discounted rates.
Paper notifications for LabPhon17 are out. Some satellite events are still accepting abstracts - see here for details.
Call for Papers – Special Collection on “Phonological Categories: Identification, representation, implementation” Guest editors: Barbara Gili Fivela, Cinzia Avesani, Michelina Savino Call for papers