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Summer conference round-up

July 19, 2016



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 […]

Farewell to Laurel!

July 17, 2016



It’s with great regret that Manchet brings itself to announce that Laurel MacKenzie will be leaving us this summer for pastures new (specifically, an assistant professorship at NYU). Since arriving with us four years ago, Laurel has swiftly endeared herself to pretty much everyone: she’s an outstandingly popular lecturer, an insightful and original researcher, and […]

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Study Abroad Reflections

July 7, 2016

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This post is guest-written by Molly Joslin, and is the third and final instalment of a series (part 1 here; part 2 here). Featured image (top): Sunset over the Corromandel. All images by Molly. As quickly as it came around, my term in Auckland is over. The last couple of months since Easter break have […]

Viva for Julia!

July 5, 2016

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LEL’s Julia Kolkmann, the subject of many a Manchet post, has yesterday successfully defended her PhD dissertation! Julia’s PhD was on the semantics and pragmatics of attributive possession in English, asking how interlocutors overcome the various problems posed by semantically underspecified but referentially determinative noun phrases in communication. Manchet congratulates Julia and wishes her a […]

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Spinfest programme now available

June 29, 2016

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Spinfest 2016 – the North’s most exciting small annual workshop on semantics and pragmatics – will (as previously reported) take place in York on 7th July. All are welcome, but should contact Julia Kolkmann beforehand to help with catering numbers. You can download the programme here. It features talks by LEL’s Eva Schultze-Berndt and Martina […]

Hike in the Peaks

June 20, 2016

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This weekend a small group of LEL staff set off in time-honoured tradition for the LEL divisional hike. The team set off from Edale to walk to Tideswell, which is lecturer George Walkden’s village of origin. Though blessed with distinctly lukewarm weather, the hike was good fun, with a leisurely pace and plenty of striking […]

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