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The University of Manchester

The 9th Manchester Phonology Meeting

with a special session on phonology and syntax - the same or different?

University of Manchester, 24-26 May 2001

Call for Papers

The North-West Centre for Linguistics and the Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics (LOT)


The 9th Manchester Phonology Meeting

Thursday 24 May to Saturday 26 May 2001

We are pleased to announce our 9th Manchester Phonology Meeting. For the past eight 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 abstracts for full papers or poster presentations 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. Presentations on a variety of languages are welcome.

There will be 15 talks and a 90-minute poster session with 11 posters. Here is the provisional programme containing all the details.

Building on the success of the special session on segmental markedness and syllabic position, organised by Norval Smith (University of Amsterdam), Patrick Honeybone (Edge Hill College of Higher Education) and Wiebke Brockhaus (University of Manchester), funded by LOT last year, we are again devoting the Friday afternoon to a particular theme, this time 'Phonology and syntax - the same or different?'. The session is organised by Patrick Honeybone (Edge Hill College of Higher Education), with generous financial support from LOT. There will be a total of five 30-minute papers during the course of the afternoon (three before and two after the tea break), and the final hour of the session will be devoted to an open discussion forum. The invited speakers (in alphabetical order) are:

The conference venue is the Hulme Hall lecture suite at the University of Manchester, which is located only a couple of miles south of the city centre (seemaps and How to get to Hulme Hall [links removed]). Information about inexpensive local hotels (rooms from GBP22.50 per night, incl. breakfast) can be found on the travel and accommodation page [link removed], and we would ask participants to make their own reservations. Should you want to make other arrangements for your stay in Manchester, you can 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 is GBP70.00 (for bookings received by 30 April 2001), which covers general conference costs (room and equipment hire, stationery etc.), lunch on all three days, dinner at a (good!) Indian restaurant on Thursday evening, dinner at a Middle Eastern restaurant (also very good!) on Friday evening, and tea/coffee and biscuits during the breaks. (Packages excluding one or more meals are also available at a reduced rate - see thereply form [link removed]). Students/unwaged participants pay GBP35.00 for the full conference package (proof of status required). The conference fee is due for payment at the time of booking. Please use the reply form for this purpose and return it to us with a cheque (UK banks only) made payable to the University of Manchester (CS332RJ). Alternatively, you can pay by credit card, also using the reply form.

The meeting is being organised in collaboration with the Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics (LOT), and both postgraduate students and staff from LOT who are presenting a paper will have travel, accommodation and the conference fee paid for by LOT. However, LOT staff and students who are simply attending the conference will receive funding only for travel and the conference fee (not accommodation). Please contact Esther Kraak at for further details.

If you would like to present a paper or a poster, please e-mail a title and a one-page abstract no later than Monday 02 April 2001 to:

Abstracts should be no longer than one side of A4 (21 c x 29.7 c; 12pt, 2.5 cm margins), including references. They can be sent as part of normal e-mail messages, or as Word or WordPerfect files. Please indicate whether your abstract is for a full paper or a poster, bearing in mind that the organisers reserve the right to accept an abstract for a format other than that suggested by the author(s). Multiple submissions by the same person (whether joint or single-authored) will be rejected. Full papers 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, and acceptance notification will be sent out by 19 April 2001.

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. You can e-mail us with your details ( or print, complete and post (or fax) the reply form [link removed].


Travel and Accommodation Page
Special Session
How to get to Hulme Hall
Reply Form

This page was created by Wiebke Brockhaus.
Last updated 21 May 2001. Moved to the mfm website in Edinburgh in March 2006.