Manchester Phonology Meeting
With a special session entitled...
featuring Andrew Nevins, Douglas Pulleyblank,
Miklos Torkenczy and Rachel Walker
Thursday 23rd - Saturday 25th May 2013
Held at Hulme Hall, Manchester
programme and presenter info || travel and accommodation || registration + booking || special session
The final programme, including details about the evening meals and some information about Hulme Hall and the shops and pubs in the vicinity, is available here:
The abstracts booklet is avilable here:
21mfm abstracts booklet
Registration will begin at 11.30 on Thursday 23rd May. Check the programme for other timings.
There will be a get-together on the night of Wednesday 22nd from around 7.30pm in the Lass O’Gowrie pub (36 Charles Street, M1 7DB), organised by Yuni Kim. Feel free to turn up from 7.30 onwards.
Notes for poster-presenters: The poster displays will be set up on the evening before the poster session. You will have a space of about 5' (wide) x 3'9" (high) (152 cm wide x 114 cm high) for your poster. Each person presenting a poster will be provided with the means to affix their posters to the display board. Please feel free to bring handouts with you, so that those viewing your poster also have something to take away. Posters in previous years have taken a wide variety of forms, and there is no one single way to produce a good poster; the important things are that the font size is not too small, that it is easily readable and does not have too much text on it, that it sets out the main points that you want to argue for clearly, and maybe that it's eye catching, too. Some presenters bring one big poster which takes up all the space, others bring a series of A3 or A4 sheets of paper which can be fitted together on the poster board. During your poster session, you will be asked to stand by your poster (for at least a fair amount of the session) as conference participants walk around the displays, read your posters and ask you questions about them.
Travel and accommodation
Detailed information on accommodation possibilities and on how to get to the conference (with a selection of maps) are provided on separate pages:
Booking and payment for the conference is done electronically, using the dedicated booking website linked to below. The booking website is hosted at Edinburgh on the university's secure payment system, so you'll be paying the University of Edinburgh (don't let this confuse you, the conference is in Manchester...). The booking requires a credit or debit card. If you are not able to book using the electronic booking system for any reason (or have a problem using it), please get in touch: email@example.com.
We have decided to hold the fees at 2010 levels, again. No-one's got much money at the moment. This means that the full-price full package conference charge will be GBPounds 130.00, and the full package conference charge at the 'reduced rate' for students and unwaged participants will be GBP 65.00. The full package includes all meals during the conference (apart from breakfast, which you may want to book at your hotel). It is also possible to book for individual selected items if you do not want to book all or any meals, and this will reduce the price you have to pay. The list of items that the full package includes, and which you can choose from if you book for only selected items, is as follows (with 'selected items' prices at the full-rate/reduced-rate). Buying the full package is slightly cheaper than paying for all the items individually.
UPDATE on 20th May:
The booking website does not seem to be accepting any more bookings and
we may not be able to guarantee any more places at the meals. If
you have not yet booked, please contact me immediately: firstname.lastname@example.org.
participants in the conference (apart from the invitees in the special
session) need to book, and payment should be made before the
conference. If you are not able to
use the electronic booking system, or know that you will only be able
to book after 13th May, please get in touch as soon as possible
The conference fee does not cover accommodation, which you will need to book yourself (please use the information on the accommodation page to make your own arrangements).
Cancellation policy: we will endeavour to refund any fees paid if you cancel by 14th May. Any cancellations after 14th May may not able to be fully refunded as we will have committed to certain payments on your behalf.
A special themed session is being organised for Friday 24th May by members of the organising committee and the advisory board. This will feature invited speakers, including those listed below, and will allow for open discussion when contributions from the audience will be very welcome.
Long-distance segmental dependencies have long attracted phonologists' attention, and analyses of Vowel Harmony have been proposed in a wide range of frameworks. Data of this type has been fundamental in the development of representational models, and a number of OT and emergentist approaches have arisen to make sense of cases of harmony. A range of questions have arisen in such work, including the following: Do the phenomena involve the spreading or sharing of subsegmental material, or is it a matter of feature agreement? Does what happens in Vowel Harmony have an analogue in Consonant Harmony, or are the phenomena that have been considered under these names fundamentally different? How should blocking effects and transparency be accounted for and what implications do they have? Have we missed generalisations in traditional analyses of harmonic data? The speakers in this session will address such questions as these, among others.
Invited speakers (in alphabetical order)
Andrew Nevins (University College London)
Douglas Pulleyblank (University of British Columbia)
Miklos Torkenczy (Eotvos Lorand University)
Rachel Walker (University of Southern California)
The first named is the convenor and main organiser - if you have any queries about the conference, feel free to get in touch (email@example.com).
Ricardo Bermudez-Otero (University of Manchester)
Adam Albright (MIT)
Jill Beckman (Iowa)
Paul Boersma (Amsterdam)
Bert Botma (Leiden)
Mike Davenport (Durham)
Stuart Davis (Indiana)
Laura J. Downing (Gothenburg)
Mark Hale (Concordia)
S.J. Hannahs (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Kristine A. Hildebrandt (Southern Illinois)
Martin Kramer (Tromso)
Yuni Kim (Manchester)
Nancy Kula (Essex)
Aditi Lahiri (Oxford)
Nabila Louriz (Hassan II, Casablanca)
Joan Mascaro (UAB)
Kuniya Nasukawa (Tohoku Gakuin)
Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens & Leiden)
Catherine O. Ringen (Iowa)
Tobias Scheer (Nice)
James M. Scobbie (QMU)
Daniel Silverman (San Jose State)
Jochen Trommer (Leipzig)
Christian Uffmann (Sussex)
Sophie Wauquier (Paris 8)
James Brookes (Manchester)
Amanda Cardoso (Edinburgh)
Richard Gilbert (Manchester)
Michaela Hejna (Manchester)
Yuni Kim (Manchester)
Wendell Kimper (Manchester)
Chris McCall-Twentyman (Manchester)
Michael Ramsammy (Manchester)
Marton Soskuthy (Edinburgh)
Danielle Turton (Manchester)
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Last updated May 2013