Eighteenth Manchester Phonology Meeting (mfm18)

CALL FOR PAPERS

Eighteenth Manchester Phonology Meeting

20-22 MAY 2010

Deadline for abstracts: 1st February 2010

Special session: ‘Sociolinguistics, variation and phonology’, featuring Andries Coetzee, William Labov, Marc van Oostendorp and Jane Stuart-Smith.

Held at Hulme Hall, Manchester, England. Organised through a collaboration of phonologists at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Manchester, and elsewhere.

Conference website: www.englang.ed.ac.uk/mfm/18mfm.html


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BACKGROUND
We are pleased to announce our Eighteenth Manchester Phonology Meeting (18mfm). 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 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.

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

* Andries Coetzee (University of Michigan)
* William Labov (University of Pennsylvania)
* Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens Instituut & Leiden University)
* Jane Stuart-Smith (University of Glasgow)

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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
**This mentions only a few details – please consult the website for full information: http://www.englang.ed.ac.uk/mfm/18mfm.html

* We are using the Linguist List’s EasyAbstracts system for abstract submission. Abstracts should be uploaded to the 18mfm’s page on the EasyAbstracts site by 1st February 2010: http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/18mfm

* 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 around the 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: www.englang.ed.ac.uk/mfm/18mfm.html

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ORGANISERS

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@ed.ac.uk).
* Patrick Honeybone (Edinburgh)
* Ricardo Bermudez-Otero (Manchester)

Advisory Board:
* Adam Albright (MIT)
* Jill Beckman (Iowa)
* Bert Botma (Leiden)
* Mike Davenport (Durham)
* Stuart Davis (Indiana)
* Jacques Durand (Toulouse-Le Mirail)
* Daniel L. Everett (Illinois State)
* Paul Foulkes (York)
* S.J. Hannahs (Newcastle upon Tyne)
* John Harris (UCL)
* Kristine A. Hildebrandt (Southern Illinois)
* Martin Krämer (Tromsø)
* Yuni Kim (Manchester)
* Nancy Kula (Essex)
* Ken Lodge (UEA)
* Aditi Lahiri (Oxford)
* Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens Instituut)
* Glyne Piggott (McGill)
* Catherine O. Ringen (Iowa)
* Tobias Scheer (Nice)
* James M. Scobbie (QMU)
* Daniel Silverman (San José State)
* Christian Uffmann (Sussex)
* Marilyn M. Vihman (York)

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