LINGUIST List 26.5615

Fri Dec 18 2015

Calls: Phonology/UK

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 16-Dec-2015
From: Patrick Honeybone <>
Subject: 24th Manchester Phonology Meeting
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Full Title: 24th Manchester Phonology Meeting
Short Title: 24mfm

Date: 26-May-2016 - 28-May-2016
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Patrick Honeybone
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2015

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce the preliminary plans for the Twenty-Fourth Manchester Phonology Meeting (24mfm). 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 submit an abstract 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: 'Evidence in phonology', featuring speakers to be confirmed.

You might also be interested in the mfm FRINGE workshop entitled 'Computation and learnability in phonological theory' (organised by Jeffrey Heinz and Giorgio Magri), which is not part of the mfm, but is timed to fit around it, on Wednesday 25 May:

Call for Papers:

Deadline for abstracts: February 2016 [Precise date to be confirmed]

There is no conference theme - abstracts can be submitted on anything, but a special themed session is being organised for Friday afternoon, with the title 'Evidence in phonology'. This will feature invited speakers and will conclude in an open discussion session when contributions from the audience will be very welcome. We aim to provide an opportunity for our invited speakers and audience to reflect on the status of the various types of data that have been used in phonological argumentation, in the light of both recent developments and classic concerns.

A full call for papers, with information about the invited speakers and about how to submit abstracts, will be issued soon.

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