Conference: MFM 25

25th Manchester Phonology Meeting

Date: 25-May-2017 – 27-May-2017
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Patrick Honeybone
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2017

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: ‘Typology and Phonological Theory’, featuring (in alphabetical order):

– Birgit Alber (Universita di Verona)
– Juliette Blevins (Graduate Center, City University of New York)
– Mark Donohue (Australian National University)

Held at Hulme Hall, Manchester, England. 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 24 May, timed to coincide with the mfm, organised by the Phonological Theory Agora.

Call for Papers:

Abstract Submission:

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

– There is no obligatory conference theme for the 25mfm – 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 25mfm’s page on the EasyAbstracts site by or on 1 March 2017: .

– 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 (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 late 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: