LINGUIST List 30.4532

Sat Nov 30 2019

Calls: Phonology/United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 23-Nov-2019
From: Patrick Honeybone <>
Subject: 28th Manchester Phonology Meeting
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Full Title: 28th Manchester Phonology Meeting
Short Title: 28mfm

Date: 28-May-2020 - 30-May-2020
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Patrick Honeybone
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Call Deadline: 09-Jan-2020

Meeting Description:

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: 'Second Language Phonology and Phonological Theory', featuring the following invited speakers:

- Ellen Broselow (Stony Brook University)
- Charles Chang (Boston University)
- Ellen Simon (Ghent University)

The mfm is organised through a collaboration of phonologists at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Manchester, and elsewhere.

NB: there will also be a Fringe Workshop on the afternoon of Wednesday 27th May, timed to coincide with the mfm, entitled 'Moraic vs. X-Slot Syllabification: The Debate', organised by Björn Köhnlein and Shanti Ulfsbjorninn. More details about this will be released soon.

Call for Papers:

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

- There is no obligatory conference theme for the 28mfm: abstracts can be submitted on anything phonological.

- We are using the Linguist List's EasyAbstracts system for abstract submission. Abstracts should be uploaded to the 28mfm's page on the EasyAbstracts site by 9 January 2020:

- Full papers will last around 25 minutes with around 5 minutes for questions, and there will be high-profile poster sessions 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 either as a talk or a poster paper or only as a poster.

- We aim to finalise the programme, and to contact abstract-senders during February, 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:

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