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Seiler at the International Morphology Meeting

January 30, 2008

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Joining Kersti at the 13th International Morphology Meeting in Vienna will be our new colleague in the German Department, Guido Seiler, with a talk entitled “Variation and change of quantity alternations across Upper German dialects.”

Börjars, the where’s waldo of Manchester linguistics

January 30, 2008

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Where will she turn up next? (We at Manchet are working on honing our skills in hyperbole. :) ) In the words of David Denison “Kersti is giving a paper on behalf of the possessives mob” (that’s Kersti, David Denison, and Alan Scott) at the 13th International Morphology Meeting next week in Vienna. The paper […]

Börjars to talk at UCL

January 30, 2008

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Kersti Börjars is scheduled to give a talk entitled “Germanic possession and the clitic-affix distinction” at the UCL Department of Phonetics & Linguistics on 27 February. You can see the rest of their talk-lineup here.

Welcome to Candide Simard

January 29, 2008

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This semester we welcome a new PhD student to the department, Candide Simard1. Her supervisor, Eva Schultze-Berndt2, describes her1 project on her2 website thusly: “Candide Simard is currently working on a PhD thesis on the prosody of the Australian language Jaminjung, jointly supervised by myself and Philippe Martin (Paris-7). Candide is conducting fieldwork as part […]

Schultze-Berndt in Linguistics

January 29, 2008

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Reporters at Manchet have been tipped off (thanks, Kristine!) to a recent paper coauthored by Eva Schultze-Berndt in what looks like a very exciting special issue in Linguistics on the semantics of positional predicates. Take a gander here.

Welcome to Stephen Laker

January 28, 2008

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In the words of our able chair, Martin Barry: “I’m very pleased to be able to welcome Stephen Laker, who has joined us today – I’m delighted to say, in time for the first lecture of LELA30042 The History of English Dialects! – from the University of Leiden. Stephen is with us for the next […]

Reminder: 17th postgraduate conference in linguistics

January 28, 2008

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Here’s a repost of the earlier posting on the postgraduate linguistics conference—be there or be square (10% payout from Manchet’s massive endowment for the first person who can send me some new cliche to use in place of this one…): The 17th annual Postgraduate Linguistics Conference (7–8 Feb 2008) is taking shape and it’s looking […]

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