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The 6th Manchester Phonology Meeting

University of Manchester, 21-23 May 1998


Call for Papers

The North-West Centre for Linguistics and the Universities of Toulouse-Le Mirail and

Paris X-Nanterre


The 6th Manchester Phonology Meeting

Thursday 21 May to Saturday 23 May 1998

We are pleased to announce our 6th Manchester Phonology Meeting. For the past five years, this meeting has been one of the important venues for phonologists from all corners of the world. In an informal atmosphere, we discuss a wide range of topics, from the phonological description of languages to the acquisition of phonology by children. We, therefore, invite papers from phonologists, phoneticians, psychologists, sociolinguists, computational linguists - in short, anyone interested in exploring current models of phonological theory and the (cognitive, phonetic, sociological, computational...) implications of such work. Talks on a variety of languages are welcome.

The conference venue is the Hulme Hall lecture suite at the University of Manchester, whose campus is located only a couple of miles south of the city centre (see maps and How to get to Hulme Hall [links removed]). Information about inexpensive local hotels (rooms from GBP20.00 per night, incl. breakfast) can be found on the travel and accommodation [link removed] page, and we would ask participants to make their own reservations. Should you want to make other arrangements for your stay in Manchester, you will find further details (e.g. the address of the Visitor Information Centre) on the travel and accommodation page. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer crash space.

The conference fee will be GBP78.00, which covers general conference costs (room and equipment hire, stationery etc.), lunch on all three days, dinner at the Vice-Chancellor's residence on Thursday evening, and tea/coffee and biscuits during the breaks. (If you would prefer to skip one or more of the meals, we can reduce your fee accordingly, but need to be informed by 4 May.) The conference fee is due for payment (in cash or by cheque - UK banks only) on arrival. If you would like to pay by credit card, please contact us before the Meeting.

Prospective speakers should e-mail a title and a short abstract no later than Monday 9 March 1998 to:

Abstracts should be no longer than ten lines of text (12pt, 2.5 cm margins). We would prefer abstracts to be included in normal e-mail messages. If that is not possible, please attach your abstract as a Word or WordPerfect file. Each speaker will be allocated a 45-minute slot - 35 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. An overhead projector will, of course, be available. If you need other technical equipment, please give us plenty of notice and we will do our best to provide it.

If you are unable to submit your abstract by e-mail, please post or fax it to:

All abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Organising Committee, but we reserve the right to set up a panel for anonymous reviewing, should the number of abstracts received make this necessary. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by 9 April 1998. There will be 18 talks and a slot for around 15 posters. Details of the Provisional Programme can be accessed here.

Participants will be able to register between 12.00 noon and 1.00 pm on Thursday 21 May in the Porters' Lodge at Hulme Hall. If you are likely to arrive later than 1.00 pm, then please find Wiebke Brockhaus (visit her home page to see what she looks like) during one of the breaks to pay the fee and receive your conference pack. Lunch will be served at 1.00 pm, and the first paper of the meeting begins at 2.00 pm. The programme on Thursday is scheduled to run until 6.00 pm (with a half-hour tea/coffee break around 4.15 pm). Those presenting posters will have an opportunity to set up their displays between 6.00 and 7.00 pm. We all meet again at the Vice-Chancellor's Residence a few miles south of Hulme Hall (detailed directions will be given on the day) at 7.30 pm for a glass of wine, to be followed by a three-course meal at 8.00 pm. The programme on Friday runs from 9.00 am until 6.00 pm, with the poster session scheduled from 11.30 am to 1.00 pm, tea/coffee breaks at 10.30 am and 4.15 pm, and lunch at 1.00 pm. Those who have booked for this will get together for an Indian meal (not included in the conference fee) in nearby Rusholme at 7.00 pm. On Saturday, papers will be presented between 9.00 am and 1.00 pm (tea/coffee break around 10.30 am). The Meeting ends with lunch at 1.00 pm.

At present, there are no plans for publishing the proceedings of the Meeting. We would like to keep it an informal forum where speakers can air new ideas which are still in the early stages of development.

If you would like to attend, please get in touch as soon as possible (and by 8 May 1998 at the latest). You can e-mail us with your details ( or print, complete and post (or fax) the reply form [link removed].


Provisional Programme 
Travel and Accommodation Page [links removed]
How to get to Hulme Hall
Reply Form


This page was created by Wiebke Brockhaus.
Last updated 24 April 1998. Moved to the mfm website in Edinburgh in March 2006.