lelvideo July 23, 2014

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 […]

Research assistant jobs with LuCiD

July 13, 2014


Two research assistant positions with the newly established ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCid) at the University of Manchester are now available! LEL alumni or current graduands may be interested in applying. Both posts are 2-year fixed term positions based in the School of Psychological Sciences, working with LEL’s Thea Cameron-Faulkner on […]

Image to Text letters now online!

July 11, 2014



Image to Text is a research project involving LEL students that makes original material in the John Rylands Library conveniently available, whether for further research (linguistic or otherwise) or just for its own intrinsic interest. We’ve been working on a selection of letters in the Mary Hamilton Papers dated between about 1764 and 1815. After […]


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 54 other followers