Announcement: The 16th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon16)

The 16th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon16)
Date: 19-Jun-2018 – 22-Jun-2018
Location: University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Contact: Sonia Frota
Contact Email: labphon16@letras.ulisboa.pt
Meeting URL: http://labphon16.labphon.org/

Meeting Description:

LabPhon16: Variation, development and impairment: Between phonetics and phonology

Variation, development and impairment are intertwined key dimensions for our understanding of language in general, and of phonetics and phonology in particular. Variation occurs across languages and within languages, at every level of sound (and other linguistic) structures, and is arguably not random (e.g., system-related, message-related, speaker-related, climatic-related). It plays a role in sound change, it challenges the task of acquiring a language and of language learning in general (how the relevant units are identified and their form-meaning functions established), and it poses interesting questions in drawing the lines between typical phonological development and impairments.

Invited Speakers:

Len Abbeduto (UC Davis MIND Institute)
Catherine Best (Western Sydney University)
Anne Christophe (ENS – Research University Paris)
Carlos Gussenhoven (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)

Invited Discussants:

Anja Lowit (University of Strathclyde)
Janet Werker (The University of British Columbia)
Paula Fikkert (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Pilar Prieto (ICREA, Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

The call for papers will be out September 15, 2017
Deadline for abstract submission: November 15, 2017
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2018

Questions can be addressed to labphon16@letras.ulisboa.pt
Updates will appear on http://labphon16.labphon.org/ and
https://www.facebook.com/LabPhon16/

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