The conference schedule is now available!  Please click here to view the talks.  Links to abstracts will be posted shortly.  

Participants may also be interested in attending the Ohio State University Spring Symposium on 
Methods for Parsing Sound Size Effects 
immediately preceding the ICPC

The conference registration is now open!  Please click here to access it.  The early registration deadline has been extended to May 15, 2012.  

Welcome to the bare-bones, developed-by-a-nonprofessional home page for the 2012 International Child Phonology Conference!  This page includes a call for papers, information about the venue, and information about hotels.  Please check back regularly for updates.  

A link to the program from the 2011 ICPC conference in York, England, with links to some of the presented papers can be found here

Key dates

Scientific Program
Abstract submission: (passed)
Notification of outcome: (passed) 
Pre-registration begins: Now! 
Program published on website: Done!

Early registration, non-student: $100
Early registration, student or postdoc: $50
Late registration (after 15 May 2012), regular: $130
Late registration (after 15 May 2012), student: $80

The International Child Phonology Conference (ICPC) 2012 will take place at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, June 4-6, 2012. 

The ICPC has met annually for over 30 years in the US and abroad.  This year it returns to the part of the US where it originated: the Midwest.  ICPC has evolved into a forum for talks, posters, and collegial discussions on all aspects of children’s speech-sound development. Presentations from recent meetings have covered a broad range of topics, including clinical topics, computational modeling, the relationship between continuous phonetic variation and abstract phonological knowledge, implications for phonological theory, typical and atypical development in infants, toddlers and older children, second-language issues, and both oral and signed languages.  This list is by no means exclusive: we invite proposals for papers and posters covering any aspect of children's speech-sound development. 

Following the child phonology conference tradition, we will have no invited speakers. 

Abstracts should be submitted via the Easy Chair Web site,  Authors should indicate whether they prefer to present an oral paper or a poster. Oral presentations will be allocated a 30-minute slot each, to include a 5-10 minute discussion.  Posters will be displayed in dedicated poster sessions that do not overlap with oral presentations.  The final format of the presentation will be decided on by the committee.  Abstracts should be 500 words long, with an additional page for references, examples, tables, and tableaux, if needed.  Abstracts will be peer-reviewed anonymously and independently by three members of the scientific committee. 

Questions about ICPC 2012 should be directed to Mandi Proue at

The Scientific Committee for the 2012 ICPC is as follows:

Michael Becker, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Cynthia Core, George Washington University
Robert Daland, UCLA
Ashley Ferris-Trimble, University of Iowa
Jeffrey J. Holliday, Ohio State University
Jill Hoover, Indiana University
Rebecca Macauley, Ohio State University
Benjamin Munson, University of Minnesota
Anne-Michelle Tessier, University of Alberta/University of Michigan


The conference will be held at the McNamara Alumni Center ( on the University of Minnesota campus.   The conference dinner will be a Thai food buffet held on the 35th floor of a residential building in downtown Minneapolis, featuring the best urban views (heck, the ONLY true urban views) that the upper Midwest has to offer.  ICPC will be held immediately prior to two other conferences in the Upper Midwest.  The following weekend, the International Society on Infant Studies will host its biennial conference in Minneapolis, and the Symposium for Research on Child Language Disorders will be held in Madison, Wisconsin, a mere four-hour drive or bus ride from Minneapolis.  Individuals traveling long distances can maximize their trips by attending two conferences. 

Hotel Options

Days Hotel on University - 25 rooms blocked 2407 University Ave SE Minneapolis MN 55414
Phone: 612-623-9303
Room Rate: $79.00 plus tax Distance from Conference Location: Located about 5 blocks from McNamara Alumni Center (5-10 minute walk)

University Hotel Minneapolis - 10 rooms blocked 615 Washington Ave SE Minneapolis MN 55414
Phone: 612-379-8888
Room Rate: $119.00 plus tax Distance from Conference Location: Next door to McNamara Alumni Center

Aloft Minneapolis - 25 rooms blocked 900 Washington Ave South Minneapolis MN 55415
Phone: 1-877-GO ALOFT (4625638)
Room Rate: $99.00 plus tax Distance from Conference Location: Located approximately 2 miles from McNamara Alumni Center (accessible by public transportation)

For all Hotels: Please mention the University of Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department or the International Child Phonology Conference when making your reservation.


ICPC 2012 is supported by The University of Minnesota's Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, Institute on Child Development, and Program in Linguistics.  We generously thank them for their support.  

The views and opinions expressed in this page are strictly those of the page author.
The contents of this page have not been reviewed or approved by the University of Minnesota.