Call for papers

Final Call for Papers: **New deadline – November, 25**

Abstract submission for the 16th Conference on Laboratory Phonology will be open through November 25, 2017.

Deadline: November 15, 2017 **New deadline – November, 25**
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2018

For instructions on submitting an abstract, please visit the Abstract Submission Guidelines page.

LabPhon16 will feature thematic and non-thematic sessions of oral and poster presentations. Submissions on any aspect of laboratory phonology are welcome. Contributions relating to the conference themes are encouraged, as well as student submissions. Reduced registration fees are available for students, and a number of travel grants will be awarded on a competitive basis for graduate student presenters.

Conference Themes
The overall theme for the conference is Variation, development and impairment: Between phonetics and phonology. Our aim is to bring together researchers from phonology, phonetics, psycholinguistics, psychology, speech and language therapy, neurolinguistics, neurosciences, and related fields and to encourage interdisciplinary laboratory phonology approaches to language variation, development and impairment. Thematic sessions will include the following topics:
- The phonology and phonetics of language impairments (autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome and other intellectual and developmental disabilities, motor speech disorders, dementia, among others)
- Prosodic variation (e.g., system-related, message-related, speaker-related, climatic-related, implications for language change, language learning)
- Acquisition and development of phonology and prosody (L1, L2, properties of the input, frequency, types and tokens, word learning, predictors, among other related topics)
- Perception and production (perception-production link, sensorimotor effects, multimodal speech perception, segmental variation and (non)native perception, language attunement, implications for language acquisition and language learning)

Call for satellite workshop proposals

The LabPhon16 Organizing Committee invites proposals for satellite workshops. Workshops may be proposed on any topic related to laboratory phonology. Workshops will be held on the afternoon of June 19 and the morning of June 23, at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbosn. Total workshop length is 3 hours and a half.
For instructions on submitting a satellite workshop proposal, please visit the Calls and guidelines page.