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 in July 2020.



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.


1st Call for Papers for HISPhonCog 2019 (Seoul) Hanyang International Symposium on Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language 2019 Dates: 24-25 May 2019 (Workshop on May 23) Venue: Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
Simon Wehrle of the University of Cologne won the Best Student Paper award, sponsored by the Association for Laboratory Phonology, at ProsLang – Workshop on the Processing of Prosody across Languages and Varieties, held in Wellington, New Zealand, 29-30 November 2018.
There will be a special session on laboratory phonology at the biennial meeting of ABRALIN,Associação Brasileira de Linguística in  Maceió, Brazil in May, 2019.
Call for papers on “Techniques and Methods for Investigating Speech Articulation” for a Special Issue of Laboratory Phonology.
The Association congratulates the winners of the Best Student Paper Awards at the LabPhon 16 conference! The award for best oral presentation went to Bryn Hauk (University of Hawaii at Manoa), and the best poster award was awarded jointly to Myriam Lapierre (University of Cali
The journal Laboratory Phonology has received an Impact Factor of 1.0 for the 2017 release (0.87 without self-cites, both up from 0.667 for last year; data from Journal Citation Reports), and is ranked 73/181 in the category of Linguistics (up from 90/182).
Aoju Chen and Lisa Davidson have both agreed to continue as Associate Editors of the Association journal.
The Association is pleased to announce that Lauren Hall-Lew has joined the editorial team of Laboratory Phonology for a four-year term as Associate Editor.