Welcome to the inaugural volume of IWPSALC. In creating this publication—inspired by progress reports like those published from 1965 through 1995 as the Haskins Laboratories Status Report on Speech Research—we seek to encourage scholars to publish discrete portions of their research while they work towards full papers. The papers included herein are a small sampling of the work that began in Spring 2018, work which will be presented at future conferences, be expanded for other publications, and serve as the basis for future dissertations. Since much of the research is still ongoing, in a sense this volume provides a sneak peek at things yet to come. Topics touched on range from the phonetic to the syntactic to the descriptive. Thank you for picking up this volume and showing interest. We hope the contents are of interest and we look forward to future conversations.