Biennial Conference on Laboratory Phonology

The biennial Conference on Laboratory Phonology brings together researchers across the many relevant disciplines to present work on the phonological patterns and structures of natural languages. All oral paper sessions are plenary, and are organized to promote discussion across the disciplines. Each session groups together invited and submitted talks on a conference theme and ends with a talk by an invited discussant followed by an open discussion by the entire conference audience. Since the second conference in 1989, there have also been one or more poster sessions, which also are plenary, and there have been satellite events such as parasessions and workshops at some of the conferences as well.

Bids for LabPhon15

The Association for Laboratory Phonology is now soliciting bids for the 15th Conference, to be held in 2016. Interested individuals and groups are encouraged to make informal contact with a member or members of the Executive Council as soon as possible to discuss plans. Formal bids should be received by the President, Bob Ladd (, by 10 July 2014 at the latest. See the Association's posted guidelines for hosting a LabPhon conference.

Upcoming Conference

The Executive Council of the Association for Laboratory Phonology is pleased to announce that the 14th Conference on Laboratory Phonology will be held in Tokyo in July 2014.

Past Conferences