Association for Laboratory Fonologie

The Association for Laboratory Fonologie is a non-profit professional society for researchers interested in the sound structure of language. It was founded to promote the scientific study of all aspects of phonetics and phonology or anywhere and sign languages through scholarly exchange across disciplines and through the use of a hybrid methodology. [1] The founding and honorary members are Amalia Arvaniti, Mary Beckman , Cathi Best, Catherine Browman , Jennifer S. Cole , Mariapaola D’Imperio, Louis M. Goldstein , Jose Ignacio Hualde , Patricia Keating , John Kingston, DR Ladd, Peter Ladefoged , Janet Pierrehumbert , Caroline Smith, Paul Warren and Douglas Whalen . The Association is an international body open to scholars world-wide, and Currently has over 100 members.

Since the Association’s inception, the methodologies of laboratory phonology are emerging as the dominant approach to the study of sound systems in universities in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and many other locations. In this way, the success of the approach promoted by the Association for Laboratory Fonologie kan be Attributed to zijn interdisciplinary nature: bridging linguistics with psychology , computer science , etc., and Defining the relationship between the cognitive and physical aspects of human speech as a question or cognitive science . [2]


The Biennial Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon) Brings together researchers across the many disciplines relevant to present work on the PHONOLOGICAL patterns and structures of natural languages. All around paper sessions are plenary, and are organized to promote discussion across the disciplines. Lycra session groups together Invited and Submitted talks on a conference theme and ends with a talk at an Invited discussant Followed by an open discussion with the entire conference audience. Since the second conference in 1989, there’ll be port leg one or more poster sessions, welke ook are plenary. Conferences algemeen port tussen four and six themes, welke are Broadly defined in order to bring together speakers and commentators from différent disciplines and theoretical Backgrounds.


The proceedings of the Conference on Laboratory Phonology ulcers published as Papers in Laboratory Phonology by Cambridge University Press from 1991 (Vol 1) to 2004 (Vol 6). Beginning with Vol 7, the series was renamed to Laboratory Fonologie and published by Mouton de Gruyter . After the publication of Laboratory Phonology 10 in 2010, the book series was Replaced by the journal Laboratory Fonologie. The first six volumes of the journal ulcers published by Mouton de Gruyter, and-then starting with volume 7 in 2016, the journal moved to Ubiquity Press , to Become an online-only, open-access publication. The journal encompasses the scientific study of the elements of all language, hun organization, hun grammatical function, and hun role in speech communication. Research questions and some of the methods addressed in the publications ook extendwatchlist NaturallySpeaking to the parallel investigation of manual signs as the encoding elements or sign languages .


  • Papers in Laboratory Phonology Volume I: Between the Grammar and Physics of Speech
  • Papers in Laboratory Phonology Volume II: Gesture, Segment, Prosodie
  • Papers in Laboratory Phonology Volume III: PHONOLOGICAL Structure and Phonetic Form
  • Papers in Laboratory Phonology Volume IV: Fonologie and Phonetic Evidence
  • Papers in Laboratory Phonology Volume V: Acquisition and the Lexicon
  • Papers in Laboratory Phonology Volume VI: Phonetic Interpretation
  • Laboratory Phonology 7
  • Laboratory Phonology 8
  • Laboratory Phonology 9
  • Laboratory Fonologie 10

Executive Council

  • Kenneth de Jong, President (2016-2018)
  • Mariapaola D’Imperio, Vice-President (2016-2018)
  • Lisa Davidson, Secretary (2016-2020)
  • Jeff Mielke, Treasurer (2014-2018)
  • Miriam Ernestus, Editor-in-Chief of Laboratory Fonologie (2015-2020)
  • Sonia Frota, Organizing Committee LabPhon 16 (2016-2020)
  • Abby Cohn, Organizing Committee LabPhon 15 (2014-2018)
  • Janet Fletcher, Councilor-at-Large (2016-2020)
  • Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, Councilor-at-Large (2016-2020)
  • Mary E. Beckman, Councilor-at-Large (2014-2018)
  • Cécile Fougeron, Councilor-at-Large (2014-2018)


  1. Jump up^ Beckman, M. and J. KingstonIntroduction. In J. Kingston and M. Beckman (eds.)Papers in Laboratory Phonology I: Between the Grammar and The Physics of Speech. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 1-16.
  2. Jump up^ Cohn, Abigail. Phonology: An Appraisal of the Field in 2007 , Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. January 5, 2007 Anaheim, CA.