||Lee, Yongeun. (2016). Phonological neighbors and phonetic realizations of Korean word-initial bilabial and alveolar stops. The Linguistic Association of Korea Journal, 24(4), 197-217. In English, it has been shown that mean VOT for word initial voiceless stops is statistically longer when they occur in a word with a minimal-pair neighbor (e.g., cod vs. god) than in a word without such a neighbor (cop vs. *gop) (Baese-Berke & Goldrick, 2009; Buz, Tanenhaus, & Jaeger, 2016). The present study investigated whether such lexical effect of phonological neighbors can be extended to phonetic realizations of word-initial Korean stops. Measurements of VOT of the plain and aspirated Korean bilabial and alveolar stops (a total of 2640 tokens elicited from eleven speakers) along with F0 and H1-H2 of their following vowels suggested no evidence of the role of phonological neighbors in the realizations of the stops. The present results suggest that unlike English the role of phonological neighbors in the realizations of Korean stops may be limited at least in tasks where speakers are asked to simply read aloud words containing the target stops. Discussions of the present results along with a suggestion for a future study, particularly exploring the role of listeners in the production of Korean stops, are provided.