Call for Papers

Abstract submission for the 17th Conference on Laboratory Phonology will be open from September 15, 2019 to November 1, 2019 through EasyChair.

Deadline for abstract submission: November 1, 2019
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2020

Abstract guidelines

  • Abstracts should be written in English and not exceed one page of text. References, examples and/or figures can optionally be included on a second page. Submitted abstracts must be in .pdf format, with Times New Roman font, size 12, 1 inch margins and single spacing.

  • The filename must be in the form Paper_title.pdf (e.g., Articulatory_binding.pdf ).

  • Do not include author names or affiliations in either the filename or the abstract itself.

  • During the submission process, authors will be asked to identify which conference theme(s), if any, their submission relates to, and whether an abstract is submitted for oral presentation, poster presentation, or either. Authors whose papers are accepted for oral presentation will be required to share their slides with discussants of the relevant theme in May 2020, and authors who indicate that they are submitting for an oral presentation should be committed to doing so.

  • During the submission process, authors will be asked to provide between three and five keywords that best characterize their submission.

  • Authors may submit one abstract as first author, and may be co-author on no more than one additional abstract. In other words, one may be an author on up to two submissions, but first author on only one of those.

Satellite Call for Papers

Labphon17 can accommodate up to 8 half-day satellite workshops (likely times are 9:00 AM-12:30 PM and 1:30 PM-5:00 PM). The days available for workshops are Sunday, July 5 and Thursday, July 9. Although workshops related to the overall conference theme are welcome, non-thematic proposals are as well.

Deadline for workshop proposal submission: September 1, 2019
Notification of acceptance: September 10, 2019

To propose a satellite workshop, please prepare a brief description (no more than 2 pages) including the following information and send it as a .pdf attachment to the organizers at

  • The workshop title

  • The name(s) and affiliation(s) of the organizer(s)

  • A 1-paragraph description of the workshop's purpose

  • A brief description of the workshop’s structure and method of soliciting contributions

  • The date / time you prefer and whether this is a strong preference

  • The total amount of time required, from beginning to end

  • The expected number of presentations (both oral and poster, if applicable)

  • An estimate of the number of participants

The workshop proposal submission period starts on August 1, 2019 and ends on September 1, 2019. Notifications will be sent out on September 10, 2019. Note that this timeline will allow for organizers of workshops to know that their workshop has been accepted before the abstract submission for the general conference opens, so that potential authors can see what workshops will be available in addition to the general conference.