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LINGUIST List 24.289

Wed Jan 16 2013

Calls: Phonology/UK

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 16-Jan-2013
From: Patrick Honeybone <patrick.honeyboneed.ac.uk>
Subject: 21st Manchester Phonology Meeting
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Full Title: 21st Manchester Phonology Meeting
Short Title: 21mfm

Date: 23-May-2013 - 25-May-2013
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Patrick Honeybone
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/mfm/21mfm.html

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2013

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce the 21st Manchester Phonology Meeting (21mfm). The mfm is the UK’s annual phonology conference, with an international set of organisers. It is held in late May every year in Manchester (central in the UK, and with excellent international transport connections). The meeting has become a key conference for phonologists from all over the world, where anyone who declares themselves to be interested in phonology can contribute discussion on anything phonological in any phonological framework. In an informal atmosphere, we discuss a broad range of topics, including the phonological description of languages, issues in phonological theory, aspects of phonological acquisition and implications of phonological change.

Special session: ‘Harmony in Phonology’, featuring:

Andrew Nevins (University College London)
Miklos Torkenczy (Eotvos Lorand University)
Douglas Pulleyblank (University of British Columbia)
Rachel Walker (University of Southern California)

2nd Call for Papers:

This mentions only a few details - please consult the website for full information:


NB: Conference attenders can organise a FRINGE workshop of their own - see below.

There is no obligatory conference theme for the 21mfm - abstracts can be submitted on anything phonological.

We are using The LINGUIST List’s Easy Abstracts system for abstract submission. Abstracts should be uploaded to the 21mfm’s page on the Easy Abstracts site by 31 January 2013:


Full papers will last around 25 minutes with around 5 minutes for questions, and there will be a high-profile poster session lasting one and a half hours. When you submit your abstract, you will be asked to indicate whether you would be prepared to present your work (i) either as a talk or a poster paper or (ii) only as a poster.

We aim to finalise the programme, and to contact abstract-senders by early March, and we will contact all those who have sent abstracts as soon as the decisions have been made.

Further important details concerning abstract submission are available on the conference website. Please make sure that you consult these before submitting an abstract:



Last year at the mfm, a fringe workshop was organised on the Wednesday afternoon, to take advantage of the fact that lots of phonologists arrive in Manchester that day, before the conference starts on the Thursday. This year we would like to open up the opportunity to anyone who plans to attend the conference. Fringe workshops are not part of the mfm, which continues with its normal abstract selection procedure, but they will be advertised to those attending the mfm, so that anyone in Manchester on the Wednesday can attend.

If you would like to organise a FRINGE workshop for the 22 May, the details are up to you. You would need a number of speakers (maybe around 4 or so?) who all want to speak to a theme (any theme - it’s up to you) and who all plan to attend the conference. We hope to be able to make a room available for any workshops that anyone would like to organise, but options are limited and we cannot guarantee this - to ensure a room, you need to contact the mfm main organiser (patrick.honeyboneed.ac.uk). Please get in touch soon if you would like to organise something.

The website from last year’s fringe workshop is available here, to show what’s possible, but if you’d like to organise something it’s entirely up to you what you might do:


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