Manchester Phonology Meeting
With a special session entitled
SPE at 50: what remains?
In memoriam Morris Halle
featuring Silke Hamann, David Odden and Anne-Michelle Tessier
Phonological Solutions to Morphological Problems,
organised by Heather Newell and Shanti Ulfsbjorninn.
The programme for the 26mfm, with all presentations scheduled and some other information about the conference, is available here:
The abstracts booklet is available here:
The list of participants in the conference is here:
for the mfm will begin at 11.30 on
May and the conference will finish around 5.00pm on Saturday 26th May.
Notes for poster-presenters: The poster displays will be set up on the evening before the poster session. You will be allocated a poster board with these dimensions: 210cm high x 120cm wide, although you certainly should not aim to cover this space. Each person presenting a poster will be provided with the means to affix the poster 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. Our advice is: don't have too much text, and do include diagrams or other graphics as they can be easier for an audience to take it. Some presenters bring one big poster (do note the dimensions of the poster board given above if you do this - don't make it too wide), 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 stay by your poster (for at least a fair amount of the session) as other conference participants go around the displays, read your poster and ask you questions about it.
information on accommodation possibilities and on how to get to the
conference (with a selection of maps) are provided on separate pages:
- the travel and directions page is available here [also with links to information on Manchester and its many attractions]
- advice on where to stay in Manchester is available here
Cancellation policy: we will endeavour to refund any fees paid if you cancel by 18th May. Any cancellations after 18th May may not able to be fully refunded as we will have committed to certain payments on your behalf.
SPE at 50: what remains? In memoriam Morris Halle
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.
This session has been cast in a sad light, given the news of Morris Halle's death on 2nd April. The session is now dedicated to his memory and will feature some commemoration of his overall contribution to phonology.
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)
Massimiliano Canzi (Manchester)
Jade Jorgen Sandstedt (Edinburgh)
Kaiyue Xing (Manchester)
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