Conference: MFM 24

(Taken from linguistlist)

24th Manchester Phonology Meeting (MFM 24)
Date: 26-May-2016 – 28-May-2016
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Patrick Honeybone
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2016

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.
2nd Call for Papers:

Special session: ‘Evidence in phonology’, featuring (in alphabetical order):

– William Idsardi (University of Maryland)
– Janet Pierrehumbert (University of Oxford)
– Sharon Rose (University of California, San Diego)

– Adam Albright (MIT)

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

NB: there will also be a FRINGE workshop on the afternoon of Wednesday 25 May,
timed to coincide with the mfm, entitled ‘Computation and learnability in
phonological theory’ – details of this can be found here:

Abstract Submission:

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

– There is no obligatory conference theme for the 24mfm – 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 24mfm’s page on the
EasyAbstracts site by or on 15th February 2016:

– 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
early-to-mid 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:

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)
– Yuni Kim (University of Manchester)

Advisory Board:

– Adam Albright (MIT)
– Jill Beckman (Iowa)
– Paul Boersma (Amsterdam)
– Bert Botma (Leiden)
– Mike Davenport (Durham)
– Stuart Davis (Indiana)
– Laura J. Downing (Gothenburg)
– Silke Hamann (Amsterdam)
– S.J. Hannahs (Newcastle upon Tyne)
– Kristine A. Hildebrandt (Southern Illinois)
– Martin Kramer (Tromso)
– Nancy Kula (Essex)
– Aditi Lahiri (Oxford)
– Nabila Louriz (Hassan II, Casablanca)
– Joan Mascaro (UAB)
– Kuniya Nasukawa (Tohoku Gakuin)
– Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens & Leiden)
– Tobias Scheer (Nice)
– James M. Scobbie (QMU)
– Jennifer L. Smith (UNC)
– Patrycja Strycharczuk (QMU)
– Nina Topintzi (Thessaloniki)
– Jochen Trommer (Leipzig)
– Christian Uffmann (Duesseldorf)
– Sophie Wauquier (Paris 8)


– Michael Ramsammy (Edinburgh)