Manchester Phonology Meeting
With a special session entitled
featuring Silke Hamann, David Odden and Anne-Michelle Tessier
Phonological Solutions to Morphological Problems,
organised by Heather Newell and Shanti Ulfsbjorninn.
As in previous years, the conference venue will be the Hulme Hall lecture suite in Manchester, which is located just south of the city centre and is easily accessible by public transport or on foot. Last year, the conference fee (covering general conference costs, coffee and biscuits, midday and evening meals, but not accommodation) was GBP 150.00, with a reduction to GBP 80.00 for students and unwaged participants. We expect to charge similar but slightly higher fees this year.
If you would like to get a feeling for the conference series, you could take a look at the website for last year's 25mfm, and at the mfm homepage, which includes lots of information about the mfm conference series.
- Abstracts should be uploaded to the 26mfm's page on the the Linguist List's EasyAbstracts site by or on 19th February 2018. The precise deadline, as implemented by EasyAbstracts, is as follows:
11.59pm US Eastern Standard Time on 19th February.
- The website for uploading abstracts is here: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/26mfm.
- Please submit your abstract in pdf format, with fonts embedded (if
necessary, we can accept Word files, but please send pdf if possible).
- Abstracts should be no longer than one side of A4 (or 'American letter'), with 2.5cm or one inch margins, single-spaced, with a font size no smaller than 12, and with normal character spacing. All examples and references in the abstract should be included on the one single page, but it is enough, when referring to previous work, to cite "Author (Date)" in the body of the abstract - you do not need to give the full reference at the end of the abstract. Please DO NOT submit an abstract if it goes over one page for any reason - it will be rejected. Remember also that, if you abstract is accepted, you will need to submit a version with your name and email address, and this will still need to only take up one page - please bear this in mind and leave space for this when finalising your abstract.
- Your abstract should be anonymous. You will be asked to submit a version with your name and affiliation on it if your abstract is selected for presentation. Please make sure that you do not use your name in the filename for your abstract, and please erase any details which might identify you in the file that you submit.
- If you need to use a phonetic font in your abstract, please either embed it in a pdf file, or use the Doulos SIL font, which can be downloaded for free from this site: http://software.sil.org/doulos/.
- You may opt to present your work either
as a talk or a poster or as a poster only. These are the only two categories available. The category 'either talk or poster' is the default, and if you opt for this we will assume that you would rather present
your work as a talk - we will award a talk slot to the abstracts in
this category which we judge likely to offer the best programme. The
poster sessions hves always been a great success at mfms and we give them a
high profile. Some work is best presented as a poster, so you may
specify that you would only like to be considered for a poster.
- No-one may submit more than one single-authored abstract, as this allows more people to take part in the conference. You may submit one single-authored abstract and one jointly-authored abstract (or two jointly-authored abstracts), but it is unlikely that anyone will be offered two opportunities to speak.
- If you need any technical equipment for a talk, you will need to let the organisers know if your abstract is selected for presentation. We will do our best to provide it, but this cannot be guaranteed. We expect to provide data projection facilities, but there will be no technical support for this.
All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by four members of the organising committee and advisory board. You can read about the abstract selection process here. If you cannot send your abstract in the way set out above, for whatever reason, please email email@example.com and we'll arrange another way of abstract submission.
you would like to see which kinds of abstracts have been successful in
the past, you could consult last year's abstract booklet, available here.
Short abstracts are rarely successful as they typically don't include
enough information to judge their worth. A good abstract indicates
what the data and/or problem or issue is clearly and does not just promise an
analysis, but sets out what it is.
SPE at 50: what remains?
At the distance of half a century, this special session is intended to offer a chance to reflect on how the field now views SPE: what remains? Is the abstractness possible in SPE's derivations a good thing? Are multi-stage derivations necessary? Are multiple levels? Should we retain or return to the phonological rule? (And if so, then what are rules and how are they constrained?) Or have phonological targets and effects been rightly and irrevocably separated? Are the analyses proposed in SPE learnable? Have models proposed since SPE improved in terms of learnability? Where should we stand in terms of representations: return to the simple binary features of SPE, or retain the enriched representations that emerged in late twentieth century phonology, or do something else entirely? Where does markedness now stand? SPE covered a lot of ground: are there ideas that have fallen from view that should be reintroduced into phonology? The invited participants in this session will address some of these and other related questions.
Michael Ramsammy (University of Edinburgh)
Adam Albright (MIT)
Jill Beckman (Iowa)
Stuart Davis (Indiana)
Laura J. Downing (Gothenburg)
Silke Hamann (Amsterdam)
S.J. Hannahs (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Kristine A. Hildebrandt (Southern Illinois)
Yuni Kim (Essex)
Martin Kramer (Tromso)
Nancy Kula (Essex)
Nabila Louriz (Hassan II, Casablanca)
Joan Mascaro (UAB)
Kuniya Nasukawa (Tohoku Gakuin)
Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens)
Tobias Scheer (Nice)
James M. Scobbie (QMU)
Jennifer L. Smith (UNC)
Nina Topintzi (Thessaloniki)
Jochen Trommer (Leipzig)
Francesc Torres-Tamarit (Paris 8)
Christian Uffmann (Duesseldorf)
Ruben van de Vijver (Duesseldorf)
Sophie Wauquier (Paris 8)
Draga Zec (Cornell)
Elizabeth Zsiga (Georgetown)
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