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, with a schedule of events to be held June 30 - July 2, 2022. More detailed plans will be posted in the coming months. Our next in-person conference will be LabPhon19, to be hosted in 2024 by Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, with the theme "Where speech sounds meet the architecture of the grammar and beyond".

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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 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 
The Association of Laboratory Phonology is sponsoring B4SS — Bayesian Analysis for Speech Science, a three-day workshop organized by Drs. Timo Roettger, Joseph Casillas, and Stefano Corretta July 5, 6, and 12!
The Association is delighted to announce that LabPhon18 will be hosted June 30 - July 2, 2022 by Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.
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!