LabPhon 13
The 13th Conference on Laboratory Phonology

Stuttgart, Germany, July 27-29, 2012

Call for papers

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 January 2012

Notification of acceptance: 31 March 2012

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.

The overall theme for the conference is “Phonological and phonetic computations: between grammar and neural activity.” 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:

  • Simulation as a research method in Laboratory Phonology.
  • Temporal mechanisms in neural processing of sounds and prosodies.
  • Rhythm and Temporal Structure.
  • Rich memory for rich phonology.

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

Abstracts are to be submitted as a PDF file at the following address:

Abstracts are anonymous. The author’s name and affiliation should not appear in the PDF file. The maximum length for the abstract is two pages. This length restriction will be strictly enforced. Latex and Word document templates are available on the conference homepage under Submission. Please make sure that all special fonts and symbols are embedded in the PDF document and display properly.

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.

When completing the submission form, having first logged in at the website above, you will see a space which asks for a short summary to be typed in. This is not the place for your real abstract! Please enter a short statement (no more than 100 words) summarizing your paper. Further down the page is where you will upload your real abstract as an attachment (PDF file).

The submission form also 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”.

Publication of a Special Issue of Laboratory Phonology
(guest editors Martine Grice and Doris Mücke)

One issue of Laboratory Phonology is reserved for papers from Labphon13. Owing to the limitations in space for full papers, the special issue will be restricted to one broad topic area “Temporal Structure and Mechanisms of Timing”. This covers two of the thematic areas: “Rhythm and temporal structure” and “Temporal mechanisms in neural processing of sounds and prosodies”. Authors of papers in these categories have been 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.

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