This is an archive page; this conference occurred in May 2000.

The mfm homepage is here.

The main quadrangle 
The University of Manchester 

The 8th Manchester Phonology Meeting

University of Manchester, 18-20 May 2000

Final Programme

Thursday 18 May 2000
12.00-13.00 REGISTRATION
13.00-14.00 BUFFET LUNCH
14.00-14.45 Tone and prominence: a cross-linguistic perspective - Moira Yip (University of California, Irvine, and University College London)
14.45-15.30 Towards a typology of prosodically-conditioned length alternations - Evan Mellander (McGill University / The University of Economics, Prague)
15.30-16.15 Optimality Theory and the problem of constraint aggregation - Daniel Harbour (MIT) & Christian List (University of Oxford)
16.15-16.30 TEA
16.30-17.15 On modelling things that didn't happen: OT and palatal diphthongisation - April McMahon (University of Sheffield)
17.15-18.00 When does synchrony become diachrony? The case of German dorsal fricatives - Patrick Honeybone (Edge Hill College of Higher Education)
18.00 onwards Setting up poster display

Friday 19 May 2000
09.00-09.45 Complex Constraints and Defaults in the Analysis of Conflicting Directionality - Sergio Balari Ravera, Teresa Vallverdu & Rafael Marin (all Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
09.45-10.30 Who's your next of kin? Family resemblance in West Germanic Laryngeal Contrasts: Arguments for a uniform representation and against an all too phonetic phonology - Michael Wagner (Universitat Konstanz)
10.30-10.45 COFFEE
10.45-11.30 A grounded account of voicing and devoicing in Germanic obstruent clusters - Wouter Jansen (University of Groningen)
11.30-13.00 POSTER SESSION
13.00-14.00 BUFFET LUNCH
14.00-18.00 Special session on segmental markedness and syllabic position
(organised by Wiebke Brockhaus, Patrick Honeybone and Norval Smith and generously suppported by the Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics (LOT))
14.00-14.30 Markedness and alignment - Ellen Broselow (State University of New York at Stony Brook) abstract
14.30-15.00 Markedness in the nasal component - Bert Botma (University of Amsterdam) and Erik Jan van der Torre (University of Leiden) abstract
15.00-15.30 Lenition: the search for a relevant hierarchical framework - Norval Smith (University of Amsterdam) abstract
15.30-16.00 The foot as a segmental domain - John Harris (University College London) abstract
16.00-16.30 TEA
Discussion: issues in segmental markedness and syllabic position
Paper discussants (providing informal guidance and focus):
Ricardo Bermudez-Otero (University of Manchester), Mike Davenport (University of Durham), S.J. Hannahs (University of Durham) and April McMahon (University of Sheffield)

Saturday 20 May 2000
09.00-09.45 General Learning vs. Universal Grammar in children’s coda consonant acquisition - Tania S. Zamuner, LouAnn Gerken & Michael Hammond (all University of Arizona)
09.45-10.30 Phon-something: a clarification - Phil Harrison (University College London)
10.30-10.45 COFFEE
10.45-11.30 Romanian verb extensions: a case of prosodic epenthesis - Alexandra Popescu (Heinrich-Heine-Universitat Dusseldorf)
11.30-12.15 Why Moroccan Arabic tolerates anything word-initially, but Slavic does not - Tobias Scheer (Universite de Nice)
12.15-13.00 Absolute phonological ungrammaticality: defective paradigms in Hungarian - Miklos Torkenczy (Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest)
13.00-14.00 BUFFET LUNCH

!!!Speakers and poster presenters are asked to bring
45-50 copies of their handouts



Call for Papers
Travel and Accommodation Page [links removed]
How to get to Hulme Hall
Reply Form

This page was created by Wiebke Brockhaus.
Last updated 19 May 2000. Moved to the mfm website in Edinburgh in March 2006.