Call for papers: 27th Manchester Phonology Meeting


Twenty-Seventh Manchester Phonology Meeting

23-25 MAY 2019

Deadline for abstracts: 28 January 2019

Conference website:

With a special session entitled ‘Is there lexically-specific phonology?’, featuring the following invited speakers:

* Claire Moore-Cantwell (Simon Fraser University & UBC)
* Jennifer L. Smith (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
* Jochen Trommer (Universitaet Leipzig)

Invited discussant
* Ricardo Bermudez-Otero (University of Manchester)

There will also be a Fringe Workshop on the afternoon of Wednesday 22nd May, timed to coincide with the mfm, on ‘Teaching phonology: the state of the art’, organised by Yuni Kim, Elisabeth Zsiga and Patrick Honeybone. More details about this will be released soon.



We are pleased to announce the Twenty-Seventh Manchester Phonology Meeting (27mfm). 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.



There is no conference theme – abstracts can be submitted on anything, but a special themed session has been organised for Friday afternoon, entitled ‘Is there lexically-specific phonology?’. This will feature the invited speakers listed (in alphabetical order) above and will conclude in an open discussion session when contributions from the audience will be very welcome.



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

* There is no obligatory conference theme for the 27mfm – 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 27mfm’s page on the EasyAbstracts site by 28th January 2019:

* 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 by late 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:



Organising Committee:

The first named is the convenor and main organiser, If you have any queries about the conference, feel free to get in touch (

* Patrick Honeybone (Edinburgh)
* Ricardo Bermudez-Otero (Manchester)
* Patrycja Strycharczuk (Manchester)

* Michael Ramsammy (Edinburgh)

Advisory Board:
* Adam Albright (MIT)
* Jill Beckman (Iowa)
* Stuart Davis (Indiana)
* Laura J. Downing (Gothenburg)
* Silke Hamann (Amsterdam)
* S.J. Hannahs (Newcastle upon Tyne)
* Kristine A. Hildebrandt (Southern Illinois)
* Yuni Kim (Essex)
* Martin Kramer (Tromso)
* Nancy Kula (Essex)
* Nabila Louriz (Hassan II, Casablanca)
* Joan Mascaro (UAB)
* Kuniya Nasukawa (Tohoku Gakuin)
* Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens & Nijmegen)
* Tobias Scheer (Nice)
* James M. Scobbie (QMU)
* Koen Sebregts (Utrecht)
* Jennifer L. Smith (UNC Chapel Hill
* Nina Topintzi (Thessaloniki)
* Jochen Trommer (Leipzig)
* Francesc Torres-Tamarit (Paris 8)
* Christian Uffmann (Duesseldorf)
* Ruben van de Vijver (Duesseldorf)
* Sophie Wauquier (Paris 8)
* Draga Zec (Cornell)
* Elizabeth Zsiga (Georgetown)
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