This is an archive page; this conference occurred in May 2014.
The site for the 23mfm is available here.
Manchester Phonology Meeting
With a special session on
featuring Iris Berent, Louis Goldstein, Nancy Hall and Christian Uffmann
Thursday 29th - Saturday 31st May 2014
Held at Hulme Hall, Manchester
programme and presenter info || travel and accommodation || booking for the conference || special session
The final programme for the 22mfm, which includes information about printing opportunities and other things, and maps with information about the evening meals, is available here:
The abstracts booklet is available here:
The list of participants in the conference is available here:
Registration will begin at 11.30 on Thursday 29th May. Check the programme for other timings.
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 a display board or to wall space. 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 (we recommend landscape, rather than portrait if you do this), 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 was possible until the end of the the working day on 26th May, and is no longer possible. Contact email@example.com with any queries.
Cancellation policy: we will endeavour to refund any fees paid if you cancel by 22nd May. Any cancellations after 22nd 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 30th 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.
is a microcosm of phonology, illustrating the way in which factors of
various sorts have been argued to interact in the genesis of
phonological patterns. Some epenthetic segments have been claimed to
originate in strategies of gestural phasing that respond to
articulatory difficulties: in several Romance varieties, for example,
the antagonism between the lingual configurations for [s] and [r] gives
rise to epenthetic stops in items like [izdraele] 'Israel'. In other
cases, epenthesis has been claimed to be motivated primarily by
perceptual factors: for example, in illusory vowels in loanword
adaptation, as when a Japanese listener hears a (devoiced) vowel after
the released [k] in Russian [tak] 'so'. Furthermore,
markedness considerations have been argued to be at play in determining
precisely which segments can be epenthesised in particular phonological
of origin, however, epenthesis processes can come to serve overarching
structural generalizations in the language: Yawelmani provides a
celebrated example, in which [i]-epenthesis conspires with
morphologically restricted consonant deletion and other processes in
ensuring exhaustive syllabification. Whilst
many phonologists may concede that a range of factors play a role in
bringing about segment insertion, there is no general consensus on how
to integrate them into a unified overall account of epenthesis. Some
approaches posit modular architectures of grammar, in which discrete
phonological categories and their continuous articulatory and auditory
realizations are encoded at different levels of representation. Other
theories import phonetic information into categorical phonology, either
in the shape of gesture-based phonological representations or of
phonological constraints referring to perceptual discriminability.
Similarly, there is no agreement on the extent to which autonomous
phonological principles and representations retain an explanatory role:
thus, we may agree that a certain instance of epenthesis serves to
attain phonotactic well- formedness, and yet not agree on whether the
relevant phonotactic generalization should be stated in terms of
syllable structure, sonority scales, etc.
participants in this special session will address such important issues
on the basis of a range of instances of epenthesis in the languages of
the world, and other relevant data.
Invited speakers (in alphabetical order)
The first named is the convenor and main organiser - if you have any queries about the conference, feel free to get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ricardo Bermudez-Otero (University of Manchester)
Yuni Kim (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)
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 (Duesseldorf)
Sophie Wauquier (Paris 8)
Fernanda Barrientos Contreras
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