Phonologists at work

Posted on October 26, 2010 by

The incessant activity of Manchester’s postgrad phonologists on the international conference circuit (previously reported by Manchet here and here) continues unabated.

Only last September, AHRC-award-holder Michael Ramsammy gave a talk at Phonlex 2010 in Toulouse, reporting on ‘An instrumental investigation of Spanish nasal sandhi‘. On 4 December, Michael will go on to speak at the conference On Linguistic Interfaces II, held at the University of Ulster: his paper will deal with ‘Place-of-articulation asymmetries in Spanish nasal codas’ (see the abstract here and a short paper here).

Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero will be taking part in the same conference as a key-note speaker, with a talk entitled ‘Morphologically conditioned phonetics? Not proven‘.

And, beating all other reporters, Manchet can disclose that AHRC-award- and Walters-Scholarship-holder Patrycja Strycharczuk will be giving a paper at the prestigious main session of the 8th Old World Conference in Phonology, which will be held in January 2011 in glamorous Marrakech. With coauthor Ellen Simon (University of Ghent), she will be talking about ‘Explaining pre-sonorant voicing: the case of West-Flemish’. Pat is currently running experiments on presonorant voicing in Catalan at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona: it’s a busy travelling schedule for Manchester’s hard-working postgrad phonologists!