LINGUIST List 26.5285

Wed Nov 25 2015

Calls: Phonetics, Phonology/USA

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Date: 24-Nov-2015
From: Hao Yi <>
Subject: LabPhon 15 - The 15th Conference on Laboratory Phonology
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Full Title: LabPhon 15 - The 15th Conference on Laboratory Phonology
Short Title: LabPhon 15

Date: 13-Jul-2016 - 16-Jul-2016
Location: Ithaca, NY, USA
Contact Person: Abby Cohn
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2015

Meeting Description:

LabPhon 15: Speech Dynamics and Phonological Representation
July 13-16, 2016, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY USA

Travel grants of up to $400 will be awarded on a competitive basis for graduate student presenters!

Nine satellite sessions are planned on Wednesday July 13 and Sunday July 17 (more details available here:

- Dynamics and representation of turbulent sounds
- Exploring speech planning and production in children
- Higher-order structure in speech variability: phonetic/phonological covariation and talker adaptation
- Holistic phonological representations and their use in speech-language production and word learning
- Personality in speech perception & production
- Perspectives on marginal contrasts
- Reduction
- Speech dynamics, social meaning, and phonological categories
- Tools for big data in laboratory phonology

Abby Cohn and Sam Tilsen,
LabPhon 15 co-chairs

Final Call for Papers:

LabPhon 15: Speech Dynamics and Phonological Representation
July 13-16, 2016, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY USA

Abstract submission for the 15th Conference on Laboratory Phonology Abstract will be open through Dec. 1, 2015 (submission guidelines: LabPhon15 will feature oral sessions that are primarily thematic as well as poster sessions. Contributions to any aspect of laboratory phonology are welcome.

All LabPhon15 presenters are encouraged to submit a written version of their paper to Laboratory Phonology in its new online format (

Selections of papers on the themes of LabPhon15 - Speech Dynamics and Phonological Representation - will also be considered for publication in one or more special collections (the online equivalent of a special issue).

Conference Themes (see the LabPhon15 call for papers for more info:

Production Dynamics:
- How are representations constructed and implemented in speech, and what does articulation reveal about the dynamics of production mechanisms?
- How do these mechanisms shape representations on longer timescales?

Perceptual Dynamics:
- What forms of perceptual representation do speaker-hearers use and what are the temporal dynamics of perception?
- How does the interaction between perception and production constrain phonological systems on life-span and diachronic timescales?

Prosodic Organization:
- What are the mechanisms of prosodic organization and how do they give rise to cross-linguistic differences?
- What are the connections between perception and production of prosodic structure?

Lexical Dynamics and Memory:
- How do experience and lexical memory influence phonological representations? What are the relations between lexical representation, production, and perception across diverse timescales?

Phonological Acquisition and Changes over the Life-Span:
- What is the nature of early representations and how do they change?
- How does learning a second-language interact with existing representations?

Social Network Dynamics:
- How does the structure of social networks influence phonological representations on diverse timescales?
- What are the roles of perception and production in relation to social network dynamics?

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