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Welcome to the 12th Conference on Laboratory Phonology

hosted by the University of New Mexico

Conference Dates: 8-10 July 2010 (three full days)

Wednesday evening, July 7
Registration will be available in the lobby of the Hotel Albuquerque from 7 - 9 PM (or later). Attendees are also encouraged to gather for an informal get-together in the Hotel's Q Bar.

Update 18 June: An outline timetable for the conference can be downloaded here.
More information for presenters has been added on the For presenters page, and a new Local information page has been added.

Registration is still available. Go to the registration page.

Update 7 June: The Hotel Albuquerque is almost full.
We have set aside a block of rooms at the Best Western Rio Grande Inn, which is very close to the Hotel Albuquerque. See the Accommodations page for details.

Announcing the Association for Laboratory Phonology ...
LabPhon 12 will be the occasion of the launching of the Association for Laboratory Phonology, and the new journal Laboratory Phonology, published by Mouton de Gruyter. For more information about the Association, visit its website at

The theme of this conference is “Gesture as language, gesture and language.” This theme will be addressed from different perspectives by an exciting list of invited speakers, as well as by contributed oral presentations and posters. Non-thematic sessions (both oral and poster) will include contributions on other topics of interest to the LabPhon community.

Session themes and invited participants

  • Speech as gesture
    Invited speaker: Marianne Pouplier, LMU München
    Discussant: Lucie Ménard, Université du Québec à Montréal

  • Phonology of signed language
    Invited speaker: Onno Crasborn, Radboud University
    Discussant: Martha Tyrone, Haskins Laboratories

  • Gesture with language
    Invited speaker: Dan Loehr, Georgetown University and MITRE
    Discussant: Sherman Wilcox, University of New Mexico

  • Audiovisual aspects of speech
    Invited speaker: Marc Swerts, Tilburg University
    Discussant: Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson, University of British Columbia

  • Diversity of speech gestures, focusing on Native American languages
    Invited speaker: Sharon Hargus, University of Washington
    Discussant: Heriberto Avelino, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

  • Modulation of speech gestures through prosody or sound change
    Invited speaker: José Ignacio Hualde, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Discussant: Marie Huffman, SUNY Stony Brook