OCP is an annual event gathering researchers specializing in phonology and related fields, interested in both theoretical and experimental issues. It was founded in 2003 by a group of linguists from the Leiden University Center for Linguistics and the Meertens Institute, and has since grown into an international forum attended by both senior and junior linguists. Since then, OCP has been hosted by different cities mainly in Europe: Warsaw, Verona, London, Düsseldorf, Budapest, Barcelona, Leiden, Istanbul, Berlin, Marrakech, Nice, Edinburgh, Toulouse, Rhodes, Budapest, Tromsø, Amsterdam and Leiden.

The 18th Old World Conference on Phonology (OCP) will be held at the University of the Balearic Islands in the island of Eivissa from the 27th to the 30th of January 2021, hosted by the Department of Catalan Philology and General Linguistics of the University of the Balearic Islands and the lab Formal Structures of Language (SFL – UMR 7023) of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).

On the 27th of January 2021 a satellite workshop will be organized, entitled “First and second language acquisition of phonology and its interfaces”.

We welcome submissions on any topic in phonology from any theoretical perspective and methodology. We invite abstracts for talks (20 minutes, followed 10 minutes of discussion) or posters. Each individual may submit a maximum of one abstract as first author (or sole author), and a maximum of two abstracts in total. Abstracts will be blindly peer-reviewed by an international panel of reviewers.

Abstract guidelines:

  • Maximum 2 pages of A4 paper, including references, examples, tables, and figures – 12 pt Times New Roman font
  • 2.54 cm (one inch) margins on all sides
  • Anonymous
  • PDF format

Abstracts not following these guidelines will be returned to authors.

Abstract submission, reviewing, and notification of acceptance will be handled using EasyChair

The deadline for abstract submission is 15 September 2020.
Notification of acceptance will be in late October.