Conference: OCP 20

OCP 20 will take place from 2023-01-25 to 2023-01-27 at Tours, France, hosted by Tours, France.

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 in different places mainly in Europe: Warsaw, Verona, London, Düsseldorf, Budapest, Barcelona, Leiden, Istanbul, Berlin, Marrakech, Nice, Edinburgh, Toulouse, Rhodes, Budapest, Tromsø, Amsterdam, Leiden, Eivissa, Donostia/San Sebastian.

OCP 20 will be held in Tours (France), a lovely city across the Loire-river in the center of France (one hour south of Paris by train), on January 25-27, 2023. It is hosted by the University of Tours, the Laboratoire Ligérien de Linguistique (UMR 7270 CNRS) and Structures Formelles du Langage (UMR 7023). OCP 20 will span over three days with a main session only (no specific workshop will be held).

The invited speakers include

  • Sabine Arndt-Lappe (Univ. Trier)
  • Noam Faust (SFL / Univ. Paris 8 & CNRS)
  • Hannah Sande (Berkeley)

The abstract submission deadline is 2022-09-30.
The submission page is
The conference website is

Abstract guidelines

We welcome submissions on any topic in phonology from any theoretical perspective and methodology. We invite abstracts for talks (20 minutes, followed by 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.

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

Abstracts not following these guidelines will be rejected.

To submit an abstract, please create an account on (unless you already have one) by clicking the button “login” on the top-right of this page. Once you have an account, please select “my submission”, then click to “submit an abstract” and follow the process step-by-step. For any issue regarding your submission, please contact the organizers at

Important dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission: September 30, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: Early November 2022
  • Registration: December 1, 2022
  • General session: January 25-27, 2023

Organizing committee

OCP 20 is organized jointly by the Laboratoire Ligérien de Linguistique (UMR 7270 CNRS) and Structures Formelles du Langage (UMR 7023).

The organizing committee is as follows: Véronique Abasq, Quentin Dabouis, Guillaume Enguehard, Jean-Michel Fournier, Pierre Fournier, Isabelle Girard, Alireza Jaferian, Nicola Lampitelli, Mohamed Lahrouchi, Xiaoliang Luo, Marjolaine Martin, Yvan Stroppa, Stéfany Thierry, Charles Vancaeyzeele.

For inquiries about the venue, the conference, or any additional matters, please send an e-mail to