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28th Manchester Phonology Meeting

Conference URL: http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/mfm/28mfm.html

The mfm is the UK's annual phonology conference, with an international set of organisers. The meeting has become a key conference for phonologists from all over the world, where anyone who declares themselves to be interested in phonology can submit an abstract on anything phonological in any phonological framework. In an informal atmosphere, we discuss a broad range of topics, including the phonological description of languages, issues in phonological theory, aspects of phonological acquisition and implications of phonological change. The mfm has been held in Manchester in late May every year since 1993, although it had to be cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19.

We are now determined to hold some kind of mfm in 2021, although we are not yet entirely sure how it will be organised. We are watching the success of vaccination around the world, what is possible in terms of international travel and conference-travel budgets, and what constraints there are on social distancing in buildings in Manchester. The mfm has long been a truly international meeting, with participation from all inhabited continents. We want to run a conference that is open to the world still, so we currently expect that it will need to be online. However, if it looks like lots of people will be able to meet in Manchester in May, then we will explore that possibility. We will confirm the plans for the conference when we announce the programme (likely in early March).

The special session and fringe workshop which had been planned for the 28mfm have now been postponed till 2022.

Full details of this are available on the conference website:


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Contact Information:
Patrick Honeybone
[email protected]

Meeting Dates:
May 27, 2021 to May 29, 2021

Abstract Submission Information:
Abstracts can be submitted from 21-Dec-2020 until 01-Feb-2021.

28th Manchester Phonology Meeting, [email protected]