decoding February 4, 2016

Tine is an AHRC Leadership Fellow!

January 28, 2016



LEL’s Tine Breban has been awarded Leadership Fellow funding by the Arts & Humanities Research Council! Tine’s project starts on 1 July 2016 and will last until 15 Sept 2017. The title of the project is A methodology for qualitative analysis of historical corpus data: New insights about language change from a micro-analytical approach. The […]

Request-making as communication-based problem solving

January 27, 2016



Our first seminar of 2016 features Per Durst-Andersen from the Copenhagen Business School, talking about Request-making as communication-based problem-solving through imperative, declarative or interrogative sentence forms. The seminar will be on Tuesday 2nd Feb at 4.15pm, in Samuel Alexander SG1. After the talk there will be drinks and crisps. Join us there! Here’s the abstract: […]

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Why you should make UMass Amherst your destination abroad

January 26, 2016



A number of Manchester students study abroad for a semester each year. This post is guest-written by Alberto Moron Hernandez (pictured), who’s just started his time at UMass Amherst. Do you like cold weather? Enjoy lectures delivered in charming American accents? Want to study at a world-class Linguistics department? Then you’re probably right to be […]

Matras on lecture tour in India

January 23, 2016

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Yaron Matras is departing for a lecture tour in India, organized by the British Council. He will be speaking at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, at the University of Hyderabad, and at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Pune, on ‘The Romani minority in Europe: Language, history, and status’. He will […]

Phonology PGRs out and about

January 21, 2016

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It’s early days yet for 2016, but LEL’s ever-dynamic phon-phon PhD students have already been flying the flag for the department at various international conferences! A team of Mancunians (Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, Maciej Baranowski, George Bailey and alum Danielle Turton) presented at OCP 13 in Budapest on A constant rate effect in Manchester /t/-glottalling last week, […]

Research seminar programme Spring 2016

January 19, 2016

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Spring 2015 has a busy schedule for seminar speakers! All are welcome to our seminars, which happen at 4.15pm on Tuesdays in Samuel Alexander SG1 unless otherwise stated. Week 1 (2nd Feb): Per Durst-Andersen (Copenhagen Business School): “Request-making as communication-based problem-solving through imperative, declarative or interrogative sentence forms” Week 3 (16th Feb): Caroline Heycock (University […]

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