APAP 2013



Approaches to Phonology and Phonetics


APAP is a new international biennial conference organized by two Polish universities:


Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, (UMCS)

John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, (KUL)


The conference intends to provide a forum for sharing theoretical, empirical and pedagogical findings on all aspects of phonetics and phonology, with particular attention paid to how the two domains of research relate to each other. Each conference has a leading theme which guarantees a focused debate and, as an outcome, a monographic publication of articles.


We invite proposals for papers and special sessions concerning the main theme as well as other phonetic and phonological issues. We are also planning a separate session on Phonetics and Phonology in ELT. Contributors are most welcome.


APAP 1 will take place on 21-23 June, 2013 at UMCS Lublin, Poland.


Leading theme: The Relation between Phonology and Phonetics


The following scholars have kindly agreed to deliver plenary talks on the phonology-phonetics relations in different approaches:


Prof. John Coleman (Oxford University) – Laboratory Phonology

Prof. Haike Jacobs (Radboud University, Nijmegen) – Optimality Theory

Prof. Tobias Scheer (University of Nice) – Government Phonology

Prof. Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk (A.Mickiewicz University, Poznań) – Natural Phonology


Papers are given 20 minutes followed by 8 minutes for discussion. Abstracts of 250-400 words as well as thematic session proposals should be emailed to the organizers at the following address:  apap2013@umcs.eu


Important deadlines:

Abstract submission: February 28, 2013

Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2013

Registration and payment of conference fee: April 30, 2013


The conference fee for Polish participants is 350 PLN and for foreign guests 100 euros. It covers organization costs, conference materials, one conference dinner, 3 lunches,  refreshments (coffee breaks) and a sightseeing tour, but not the cost of accommodation. However, special accommodation rates will be arranged for the participants (25-40 euros per night including breakfast) in the hotels close to the university campus. Further details will be provided in the next circular.


For further information on APAP email Conference Chair at the following address: apap2013@umcs.eu



Organizing Committee:                                   Conference Chair:

Prof. Jolanta Szpyra-Kozłowska                        Dr Radosław Święciński

Prof. Eugeniusz Cyran

Dr Wiktor Gonet

Marek Radomski

Approaches to Phonology and Phonetics

21-23 June, 2013

 Lublin, Poland

Lublin - city of inspiration / kultura.lublin.eu

44th Poznań Linguistic Meeting


29 August–1 September 2013