November 13, 2018

Adam Chong at LEL seminar

November 12, 2018
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This week, we welcome Adam Chong (QMUL) at the LEL seminar. Adam’s talk, titled ‘The effect of phonotactics on alternation learning’, will take place on Tuesday 13th November at 4.15 in A102, and will be followed by a wine reception. All are welcome. Abstract below.   The effect of phonotactics on alternation learning Adam J. […]

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Bentley and Cruschina in Glossa

November 8, 2018
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Hot off the press is the typology and predictions concerning the silent argument of broad focus. This paper by Delia, co-authored with Silvio Cruschina, former postdoc at LEL, has just appeared in Glossa, and it is as impressive as it is ethical, following the full Open Access model. The data come from Italian, one of […]

Successful viva for Victoria Thomas

November 6, 2018
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LEL is proud to present its most newly minted PhD, Victoria Thomas. Victoria has just passed her viva, defending a dissertation on ‘Auxiliary omission in German embedded clauses from 1650 to 1800’. This dissertation project was supervised by Kersti and Tine, while the examiners where Prof Ulrike Demske (Potsdam) and Eva. Manchet congratulates!

Linguistics events this week

November 5, 2018
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It’s a busy week for Manchester linguists, with exciting invited speakers. The Tuesday seminar will be given by Ulrike Demske (University of Potsdam) at 12 noon (note the change of time!) in SG.12. The title of the talk is ‘Syntax and Discourse Structure: V-Final Main Clauses in German’. Later that day, we will have a […]

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Booth viva-ed

November 5, 2018
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Congratulations to Hannah Booth on passing her viva! Hannah has successfully defended a dissertation on “Expletives and clause structure: syntactic change in Icelandic” last Friday. The PhD was supervised by Kersti and Tine, with John as a panel members. The examiners were Helge Lødrup (Oslo), and our own Delia. We have come to know Hannah […]

How to have a quality chat

November 1, 2018
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Improving parent-child communication could be a walk in the park. Thea’s latest study, joint with Joanna Melville (Oxford) and Merideth Gattis (Cardiff), compared parent-child conversations in natural environments and in indoor environments. The evidence suggests that the quality of the conversations is enhanced in the great outdoors. You can find the original paper here , or […]