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, to be held June 23-25, 2022, organised by an international team. The theme is phonology in a rapidly changing world. The Call for Papers is out, with a deadline of 15 December 2021 for satellite workshop proposals, and 15 January 2022 for abstract submission.

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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.
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.


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).
The Association is delighted to announce the Call for Papers for LabPhon18, to be held online 23-25 June 2022. The theme of the conference is phonology in a rapidly changing world.
Congratulations to Elena Sheard from Australian National University, winner of the Association for Laboratory Phonology Best Student Paper Award at NWAV 49, for "Quantifying degree and direction
The Association for Laboratory Phonology is pleased to announce that Lisa Davidson and Alan Yu will take over as co-Editors-in-Chief of Laboratory Phonology, the journal of the Association, on January 1, 2022.
The Journal Impact Factors (JIF) have been released, and Laboratory Phonology's 2020 JIF is 1.667. This represents a healthy upward trend from 2019. The journal's category rankings by JIF are as follows: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI): Linguistics Category - 66/193
Congratulations to the PaPE 2021 award winners: Best oral presentation – Madeleine Rees (University of Cambridge) Special mention – Lena Pagel (IfL Phonetics – University of Cologne) Best poster presentation – Peng Li (Departament de Traducció i Ciències del Llenguatge, Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Due to the ongoing pandemic, LabPhon 18 is now to be virtual, with a schedule of online events over the original conference dates of June 30-July 2, 2022. More details to come in the coming months! Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, will now host LabPhon 19 in 2024. 
Registration is now live for B4SS — Bayesian Analysis for Speech Science, a three-day workshop organized by Drs