LINGUIST List 32.60

Tue Jan 05 2021

Calls: Phonology/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 18-Dec-2020
From: Patrick Honeybone <>
Subject: 28th Manchester Phonology Meeting
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Full Title: 28th Manchester Phonology Meeting
Short Title: 28mfm

Date: 27-May-2021 - 29-May-2021
Location: Online/Manchester, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Patrick Honeybone
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2021

Meeting Description:

The mfm is the UK's annual phonology conference, with an international set of organisers. Anyone who declares themselves to be interested in phonology can submit an abstract on anything phonological in any phonological framework. It has been held in late May every year since 1993, although it had to be cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19. We are now determined to hold some kind of mfm in 2021. The mfm has long been a truly international meeting, with participation from all inhabited continents, and we intend to run a conference in 2021 that is still open to the world.

There will be no Special Session this year in the conventional mfm sense. We have decided not to have invited speakers at all at the 28mfm, given that it will in all likelihood need to be online. The mfm organisers are keen to organise some special events during the conference, including opportunities for people to chat with each other informally, and we will advertise these when the programme is announced.

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.

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 1 February 2020:

- We aim to finalise the programme, and to contact abstract-senders during March 2021, 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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