International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS)

The International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS) takes place every four years. It is held under the auspices of the International Phonetic Association and provides an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of basic and applied research in the phonetic sciences. The main areas covered by the Congress are speech production, speech acoustics, speech perception, speech prosody, sound change, phonology, sociophonetics, language typology, first and second language acquisition, forensic phonetics, speaking styles, voice quality, clinical phonetics and speech technology. The last four Congresses were each attended by 800 - 1000 participants from all over the world.

The 19th ICPhS will be held in Melbourne in 2019.
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To date, eighteen congresses have been held at the following locations:

Proposals for the organization of future ICPhS

Bids for future ICPhS organisation need to be prepared before the previous ICPhS Congress and defended at the ICPhS venue before the Permanent Council for the Organisation of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. The deadline for the submission of bids for the 20th ICPhS to be held in 2023 is 30 May 2019.

Scholars interested in submitting a proposal for the organization of future International Congress of Phonetic Sciences are asked to consult the guidelines available here. They can also contact the President of the Permanent Council of the ICPhS for further information.

Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to the Secretary of the Permanent Council for the Organisation of ICPhS.