Main and special themes

Submissions from any school or theoretical framework of phonology are welcome. Topics of interest may relate to phonology in general or in specific language, in synchronic or in diachronic dimensions. Issues focusing on phonology and its interfaces, epistemology, descriptive phonology, experimental phonology,  phonological modeling or formalism are awaited.

This year's conference, we especially encourage submissions focusing on the two following topics:

Multi-level approach of the phonology-phonetic interface and / or description of minority languages, dialects, spatial variation, phonological changes, language and sound system typologies;

Development and acquisition of phonological representations.

Keynote speakers

∙   Sabrina Bendjaballah, LLING & Univ. Nantes

∙   Monik Charette, SOAS London

∙   John Harris, UCL London

∙   Rachid Ridouane, LPP & Univ. Paris 3

Abstract submission

Abstracts can be written in either French or English. Abstracts should not exceed two pages in length (A4 pages, TimesNewRoman or similar, size 11, single-spaced), including references, tables and figures. Anonymous PDF abstracts should mention under the title, the request for an oral or poster presentation (or without notice) and should be submitted on the RFP2017 site at this address (

All abstracts will be reviewed by at least two referees.

Important dates

1st call for papers:  December 11th 2016

2nd call for papers: January 6th 2017

Deadline for submission: March 13th 2017 (no further extension will be possible)

Notification of acceptance: May 8th 2017

Conference: July 5th-7th 2017

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