April 20, 2021

LEL linguists’ Spring conference circuit

April 8, 2021
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Just like snowdrops and bluebells popping out shyly the frozen ground, linguistic conferences have begun to arrive, reminding us that the Spring is finally here. The following meetings will feature contributions by LEL linguists. Jens Hopperdietzel will be presenting a poster on Talmy’s typology in serializing languages: Variations on a vP” (abstract here) at GLOW44, […]

Special issue of “Journal of Historical Pragmatics” edited by Mosegaard Hansen

March 17, 2021
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LEL’s Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen has served as a guest editor for a special issue on “The role of pragmatics in cyclic language change”, which is out now in Journal of Historical Pragmatics. The issue brings together an introduction by Maj-Britt and six articles on the topic of cyclic change. The link to the special issue […]

CIDRAL Public Lecture by James Murphy

March 11, 2021
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Manchet is delighted to announce that the next CIDRAL Public Lecture will be given by an LEL alumnus, James Murphy. James received a PhD from Manchester in 2014, and he has since worked at UWE Bristol. He is now Acting Director of the Bristol Centre for Linguistics, joint Associate Head of Department for Linguistics & Writing and […]

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Bowler’s talk at Tübingen

March 10, 2021
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LEL’s Margit Bowler will be the guest at this week’s colloquium organised by the C1 project at the University of Tübingen. She will be presenting on “Perspectives on cross-linguistic variation in degree constructions”. It’s an open research colloquium, so anyone interested in hearing about Margit’s research (and Emily’s and Ryan’s and Andrew’s – they all […]

LEL alumni: Louise Middleton

February 19, 2021
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Louise got a BA in Linguistics in 2015, followed by an MA in Linguistics in 2016 (both at LEL). Her BA dissertation on hiphop rhymes made quite a splash, as previously reported by Manchet. Louise now works as a teacher at Manchester Enterprise Academy, as well as a tutor.  Can you tell us about your […]

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LEL alumni: Georgia Welch

February 9, 2021
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Georgia Welch graduated from LEL in 2017 with a degree in English Language. She is now in her second year of an MMedSci in Speech and Language Therapy at the University of Sheffield. Can you tell us what you’ve been doing since graduation? When I was approaching graduation from Manchester I wasn’t too sure what […]

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LEL alumni: Shilin Gao

February 3, 2021
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Shilin Gao graduated from LEL in 2018 with a degree in Linguistics and Social Anthropology. She then completed an MSc in Speech and Language Processing at the University of Edinburgh, and she now works as a speech recognition engineer at Speechmatics in Cambridge.  Can you tell us more about your job?  The work is mostly […]

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Khoi on the NSFP podcast

January 21, 2021
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PhD student Anh-Khoi Nguyen was a guest on the Not Safe for Publication (NFSP) podcast, a podcast about PhD life run by a group of PGR Researcher in our School. Click here to hear Khoi talk about his research, and also about language, linguistics, life, love and Manchester.

LEL alumni: Ben Wein

January 19, 2021
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Ben Wein graduated from Manchester in 2014 with a BA in English Language and English Literature. Manchet got back in touch with Ben to talk about his career. After graduation, Ben relocated to Mexico, where he did a British Council assistantship teaching English. He subsequently spent time in Bolivia and Colombia, where he also taught […]

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