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Call for Papers

The Call for Papers has been closed.

Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations

Abstracts are solicited for contributed papers for presentation as 20-minute oral contributions or as posters. Contributions relating to the conference themes are especially encouraged; there will also be sessions for non-thematic papers.
  • Abstract submission period: December 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014 (Honolulu time, UTC-10)
  • Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2014

Thematic and Non-thematic Sessions

The overall theme for the conference is "Laboratory Phonology beyond the Laboratory: Quantitative Analyses of Speech Produced outside the Phonetics Laboratory". Our goal is to bring together researchers from phonology, phonetics, and adjacent psycho- and neurosciences and to seek to advance these disciplines by encouraging the joint pursuit of interdisciplinary research questions. Specific topics that address this theme are the following:
  • ▪ fieldwork-based studies, particularly on endangered languages/dialects
  • ▪ corpus-based approaches to spontaneous speech
  • ▪ acquisition of L1 phonology/prosody

Non-thematic sessions (both oral and poster) will include contributions to other topics of interest to the LabPhon community.

Financial Support

We plan to provide financial support for at least 30 student presenters (either oral or poster presentations). If you are a student and the sole or first author of a presentation, you are eligible. The money available will cover lodging expenses for up to four nights in Tokyo. We will not be able to help with transportation expenses.

Shortly after the abstract review process is completed, we will send more detailed information to the authors of all accepted abstracts.

Abstract Submission

To submit an abstract, attach both the abstract itself (as both a Word and a PDF file) and a filled-out submission form (see below) to an e-mail message addressed to:

The maximum length for the abstract is one page. This length restriction will be strictly enforced. A Word document template will be made available on this page soon. Please make sure that all special fonts and symbols are embedded in the PDF document and display properly.

In addition, a submission form (see below) must accompany each abstract, attached it to the same e-mail message. The submission form can be either a Word file or a PDF file.

One individual may be an author on no more than two submitted abstracts. All abstracts must be written in English. Presentations will be given in English. The abstracts will be evaluated anonymously by the scientific committee.

The submission form asks you to identify which of the conference themes your paper relates to. If your paper does not relate to any of the themes, please select “non-thematic”. The submission form also asks you to specify whether you want to have your abstract considered for (1) either oral or poster presentation, (2) oral presentation only, or (3) poster presentation only. Please specify one of these three categories.

Abstract Template and Submission Form

Abstract template

Submission form

Publication of a Special Issue of Laboratory Phonology

One issue of Laboratory Phonology is reserved for papers from LabPhon 14 (guest editors Haruo Kubozono, Kikuo Maekawa, and Timothy J. Vance). Owing to space limitations, the special issue will be restricted to papers that address the main theme of the conference "Laboratory Phonology beyond the Laboratory: Quantitative Analyses of Speech Produced outside the Phonetics Laboratory". Authors of papers in this category will be contacted personally. All authors whose papers are not considered for the special issue are encouraged to submit their manuscripts to the Laboratory Phonology journal as regular submissions.