Stepping stones June 30, 2015

Yáñez-Bouza crowned

June 28, 2015



LEL lecturer Nuria Yáñez-Bouza, currently on loan to the Universidade de Vigo, was recently selected as “graduation godmother” for the 2011-2015 graduation cohort! The accolade is roughly equivalent to teacher-of-the-year under the British system. Nuria, who taught these students History of English in 2013-14, gave a brief speech as part of the ceremony. Hispanophone readers […]

Beavers and Koontz-Garboden awarded NSF grant

June 26, 2015


The dynamic duo of John Beavers and Andrew Koontz-Garboden have been breaking new ground in the field of verbal semantics for a few years now, with a paper recently appearing in LI. Now the two have been awarded an NSF grant to the tune of $294k to “build on this successful collaboration between two important […]

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Delia and Thea promoted!

June 19, 2015

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Delia Bentley and Thea Cameron-Faulkner have been promoted – to Professor and Senior Lecturer respectively. Delia was Head of Department until mid-2014, and has led LEL from strength to strength, as well as running a major AHRC project on Italian dialects. Thea, meanwhile, has not been with the department for long, but in that time […]

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LEL students go back to school

May 18, 2015

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Hannah Broughton (centre, second year, English Language), Alisha Bhagat (to the right of Hannah), and Shannon Allen (back right, second year, English Language) with year 11 pupils and their teacher, West Craven High School, Barnoldswick (Hannah's old school!).

Not content to confine their academics to the university walls, several of our LEL students have been taking their studies out into the community! Two teams of LEL undergraduates have been visiting secondary schools in Manchester and the surrounding area to deliver workshops on variation and change in English. The workshops, wholly designed by the […]

LEL recognised at Union Awards!

May 18, 2015

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Natalie Jennings and Dr Laurel MacKenzie at the Manchester Teaching Awards.

It’s become something of a tradition for LEL to put forward a strong showing at the Manchester Teaching Awards, held in conjunction with the Student Union Awards. We had several lecturers and postgraduate teaching assistants recognised in 2014 and 2013, and Manchet is now proud to report that this year we kept up our streak! At the awards ceremony […]

LEL Undergraduate Students at 2015 Undergraduate Linguistics Association of Britain (ULAB)

April 11, 2015

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Seven of our intrepid undergraduate students will be presenting short talks on their research at the annual Undergraduate Linguistics Association of Britain (ULAB) conference at York St John’s University this coming weekend! ULAB 2015 boasts a number of distinguished plenary speakers and participants from all over the UK. All of LEL’s attendees happen to be […]


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