Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2010«

Matras to advise Swedes on quality teaching

January 25, 2010

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Colleague Yaron Matras travels to the University of Linköping, Sweden, tomorrow, by invitation of the Graduate School for European Languages and Cultures. The School is setting up a graduate programme in Romani studies, and has invited Matras to advise the Swedish colleagues on aspects of curriculum design and delivery. Here in Manchester, Matras has been […]

Löwenadler on Swedish adjectives in Morphology

January 25, 2010

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Postdoc John Löwenadler has a new paper entitled “Restrictions on productivity: defectiveness in Swedish adjective paradigms” in the journal Morphology.  You can download the paper here and take a look at the abstract below the fold.

Yáñez-Bouza in Paderborn

January 23, 2010

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Colleague Nuria Yáñez-Bouza will be visiting Paderborn University (and previous visiting colleague Eva Berlage) on the 26th of January to give a talk on “Grammar Myths. Prescriptive Traditions in English.”  Details here!

Yáñez-Bouza, teaching technology expert!

January 23, 2010

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Check out colleague Nuria Yáñez-Bouza on “Turning Point”, here!

Revealed! Head of department on snow day!

January 10, 2010

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Manchet is happy to publish the following photo, just acquired at a bargain basement price from a paparazza (one who moonlights as the head of school), of our head of department enjoying a university sanctioned snow day!

Manchester’s postgrad phonologists go places!

January 9, 2010

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Manchet is reliably informed that Manchester’s postgrad phonologists will be busy strutting their stuff all over the world in 2010. One of them is Helen Buckler. Helen graduated this autumn with an MA in Languages and Linguistics. She wrote her dissertation under Ricardo‘s supervision on ‘The phonology of word-level suffixes in German and Dutch’; this, […]

Richard Hogg prize

January 8, 2010

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[Lovingly pinched from the Linguist List here.] Richard M. Hogg Prize 2010 The International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE) offers an annual Richard M. Hogg Prize for a paper on any research-related topic in English language or English linguistics. The closing date for 2010 submissions is 31 March 2010. Richard M. Hogg: Richard […]

Kim in Baltimore

January 8, 2010

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Colleague Yuni Kim is representing our department at this year’s Linguistic Society of America meeting in Baltimore, giving a presentation at the concurrent meeting of SSILA (Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas) on “Comparing Mesoamerican areal features in two varieties of Huave.”  You can read her abstract, along with all […]

Atintono awarded ELDP grant

January 8, 2010

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Manchet received word over the holiday break that PhD student Sam Atintono has been awarded an ELDP grant to carry out fieldwork on Gurene, an endangered Gur language spoken in Ghana, where he hails from.  Word has it that he’ll be leaving at the end of this month, returning to Manchester in the autumn.  Congratulations, […]

Guy Deutscher makes Manchester academic home

January 8, 2010

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Manchet is happy to report that Dr Guy Deutscher has joined the department as Honorary Research Fellow. Guy is a historical linguist and language typologist who has been working on various aspects of syntactic change, complexity in morpho-syntax, as well as language and culture. He is a specialist in Akkadian, which is the topic of […]

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