LINGUIST List 31.2078

Thu Jun 25 2020

Confs: Comp Ling, Gen Ling, Phon, Psycholing, Typology/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 24-Jun-2020
From: Molly Babel <>
Subject: 17th Conference on Laboratory Phonology
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17th Conference on Laboratory Phonology
Short Title: LabPhon17

Date: 06-Jul-2020 - 08-Jul-2020
Location: Online, Canada
Contact: Molly Babel
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics; Typology

Meeting Description:

The 17th Conference on Laboratory Phonology will be held *virtually* on July 6-8, 2020. LabPhon17 is co-hosted by the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. The biennial Conference on Laboratory Phonology is dedicated to the scientific study of all of the elements involved in spoken language, its organization, and its function.

Not every speaker, community, or data point is at the peak of a distribution. Many communities, individuals, and phenomena are on the tails. The theme of LabPhon17 is on these tails, these empirical phonological phenomena that are often understudied and overlooked in data collection and theoretical frameworks. Our phonological theories need to be informed by these understudied patterns, and we seek contributions to the conference that address these patterns and populations that are often left on the margins.

Conference Announcement:

LabPhon 17 is virtual and ready to go! To learn about what to expect from the virtual event, please go to, and to see the list of presenters and the schedule, please go to

Registration is open ( and is free to all LabPhon members in good standing as of July 6, 2020. Registration is required for both presenters and those wishing to “attend” the conference (i.e., have access to the pre-recorded scholarly materials and the Q&A sessions).

Note that the Association for Laboratory Phonology has recently updated the fee structure for membership to better serve interested parties around the world (

The conference organizers do also have some funds to help subsidize membership fees and hence registrations; the application form is available here: This sponsorship is available to individuals who do not have funding from their department, university, or advisor/supervisor to pay for these dues. To maximize funds for those who need them please only apply if this is your situation.

Information about how to access the uploaded materials and the live Q&A sessions will be sent out only to registered attendees.

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