Manchester phonologists at 18th mfm

Posted on March 25, 2010 by

The programme of this year’s Manchester Phonology Meeting has just been announced. Manchet is delighted to report that Manchester’s own postgrad phonologists will be strongly represented at 18mfm. Overcoming stiff competition among a record-breaking 148 submissions (!), Michael Ramsammy‘s and Patrycja Strycharczuk‘s abstracts impressed the great and the good on mfm’s illustrious Advisory Board, and so scooped 2 out of only 40 highly-coveted oral-paper slots. Michael and Pat thus beat fearsome odds of 1 in 3.7: well done!

At 18mfm, AHRC-award-holder Michael Ramsammy will talk about Default place assignment and phonetic underspecification in Spanish nasal codas. This paper will follow hot on the heels of a talk at the 40th LSRL in Washington later this week, and a poster at GLOW 33 in Wrocław in early April.

AHRC-award- and Walters-Scholarship-holder Patrycja Strycharczuk‘s talk at 18mfm will follow presentations at the CUNY Phonology Forum (New York) and OCP7 (Nice) in January, and a poster at GLOW 33 alongside Michael’s. Her 18mfm paper bears the title ‘What’s in a word? Prosody in Polish voicing’.

Joining Michael and Pat at 18mfm will be our very own Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, who will be giving a talk arguing that ‘Currently available data on English t/d-deletion fail to refute the classical modular feedforward architecture of phonology’: read the abstract here.