Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen takes over as HoD

July 26, 2014


Manchet is pleased to announce that Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen will be taking over as Head of the Division of Linguistics and English Language at the beginning of September 2014. Outgoing HoD Delia Bentley will certainly be a hard act to follow. She’s presided over LEL at a time when the division has effectively doubled in […]

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Manchester LEL on film!

July 23, 2014



LEL’s new all-singing, all-dancing promotional video has been released! You can view it here. The video features extracts from interviews with UG students Abdulaziz Bohaimed and Megan Whittaker as well as David Denison and George Walkden. There are also clips from one of Andrew Koontz-Garboden’s action-packed lectures, of the Phonetics Lab, and of our students […]

Manchester well represented at ICEHL 18

July 21, 2014


Manchet previously reported on the many LELers presenting at ICEHL 18. Here’s the overview: David Denison and Nuria Yáñez-Bouza: Which comes first in the double object construction? John Payne (with Marianne Hundt): How weird are teenagers? Variation and change in the use of noun-name collocations George Walkden: Null subjects in Middle English PhD alum Victorina […]

Denison elected Fellow of the British Academy

July 19, 2014



David Denison, LEL’s Smith Professor of English Language and Medieval Literature, has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy! David, who recently gave an invited lecture on parts of speech at the British Academy, joins a small group of UK linguists to have been honoured in this way, including Manchester emeritus Nigel Vincent. […]

Julia at IfR7

July 17, 2014


LEL PhD student and President’s Scholar Julia Kolkmann will be giving a paper at IfR7 in Warsaw this September, entitled “English pre-nominal possessives as an instance of default interpretations: a pragmatic re-analysis”. Based on an online study involving native speakers of English, the paper discusses the availability of out-of-context interpretations for English possessive phrases, arguing […]

Summer talk tour for Bermúdez-Otero

July 15, 2014


LEL’s Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero has been celebrating the onset of summer by embarking on a minitour of the world. Here’s where he’s been: 4 June, Universität Leipzig: invited lecture for the IGRA graduate programme 17 June, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsselforf: guest lecture, Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 8 July, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: conference on Allomorphy: Its […]


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