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 in Vancouver, Canada, 6-8 July 2020. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 8 November, see the Call for Papers for more details.



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.


Call for Papers – Special Collection on “Phonological Categories: Identification, representation, implementation” Guest editors: Barbara Gili Fivela, Cinzia Avesani, Michelina Savino Call for papers
1st Call for Papers for HISPhonCog 2020 (22-23 May, Seoul)
The deadline for submission of abstracts for LabPhon17, to be held in Vancouver July 6-8, 2020, has been extended to Friday 8 November (11.59PM Niue time). For more details see the Call for Papers. 
Abstract submission for LabPhon17 is open from now  until 1 November 2019. Seven exciting satellite workshops have also been announced for the days around the LabPhon conference - see the LabPhon17 website for more details.
Satellite workshop proposals for LabPhon17 are now open, and are due by 1 September 2019 - see the call for papers for more details.
The following individuals won the Best Student awards at PaPE 2019, held in Lecce, Italy, 17-19 June 2019.
We are delighted to announce that the Call for Papers for LabPhon17 is out - abstracts are due 1 November 2019, and workshop proposals 1 September 2019.
We are honored to announce that Janet Pierrehumbert, founding member of the Association for Laboratory Phonology, has been elected as a Member of the National Academy of Sciences.