lifespans August 25, 2016

Neutral change

August 23, 2016



In other prize-related news, PhD student Henri Kauhanen is the recipient of this year’s Anna Siewierska Prize! The prize is awarded every two years by the LAGB for the best essay by a PhD student or recent graduate on a topic in linguistics. The prize is awarded in memory of Anna Siewierska, who was an […]

Prizewinning performances

August 9, 2016

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At LEL we love all our students, regardless of whether they’re exceptionally bright, hardworking, or lucky. But since it’s tradition to brag about our haul of prizes, and since that haul was pretty large this year, Manchet has a job to do and will do it. The lucrative Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, given only to […]

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Paderborn and beyond

August 5, 2016

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Paderborn City

This post is guest-written by second-year LEL student Joss Hordern, and is the second and final in a series. It’s hard to believe that my time here is already drawing to a close. Over the past few months, Paderborn has become my home, and I think it will be quite strange re-adjusting to life in […]

Celebrating the career of Sylvia Adamson

August 3, 2016

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On Saturday 17th September there will be a special event at Sheffield to celebrate the career of Professor Sylvia Adamson, and also launch a volume of collected essays, Linguistics and Literary History (John Benjamins), published in her honour. Sylvia was Professor of Linguistics and Literary History at the Victoria University of Manchester from 1999 to […]

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Graduation 2016

July 24, 2016

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This week, over a hundred LEL undergraduate students received their degrees in a stiflingly hot but nevertheless good-spirited Whitworth Hall. At Wednesday’s 4:45 ceremony, LEL’s Professor Kersti Börjars was officiating in full presidential regalia, with George Walkden reading out the names. Particular congratulations to Lucy Giannasi and Yifei Wang, who both received a lucrative Outstanding […]

Summer conference round-up

July 19, 2016

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LEL staff are never idle! With the end of teaching term, we’ve been taking every opportunity to spread the good word to all parts of the globe. Professor Delia Bentley is a keynote speaker at this year’s Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE) in Naples, talking about S-V and V-S agreement on evidence from Italo-Romance. Yaron Matras […]


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