February 17, 2020

Pets of LEL: Beatrice Bowler

February 14, 2020

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Pets of LEL continues with Beatrice Bowler. Beatrice is a labradoodle and a peaceful old lady. Here she is with her human, Margit, enjoying a snowy day in Kansas.

Antonella Sorace at LEL seminar

February 14, 2020

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Next Tuesday, 18th February 2020, we will have Antonella Sorace from the University of Edinburgh giving a paper on “Reconceptualizing native language attrition in bilinguals as natural language change” in SamAlex A101 at 4.15pm. Below is a short teaser: “Native language (L1) attrition in adult bilinguals is frequently interpreted as language loss. Recent research on […]

The pets of LEL: Jadzia and Esperanza

February 11, 2020

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Manchet is delighted to announce a new series: The pets of LEL. Stay tuned for updates on the department’s furry friends. Today, we’re pleased to introduce Jadzia Kimper and Esperanza Kimper.   Jadzia will be 2 years old in the spring.  Likes: sunny windowsills, bringing foam balls to her human so he can make them […]

Wendell Kimper at LEL seminar

February 10, 2020

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This Tuesday, 11th of February 2020, we will have a seminar paper from LEL’s own Wendell Kimper. His talk is titled “Looking for Markedness (…in all the wrong places?)“. An abstract is below. The seminar will be in in SamAlex A115 at 4.15pm.   “The concept of markedness in phonological theory dates back to Roman […]

Welcome to new postdocs!

February 6, 2020

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Manchet is delighted to welcome three new postdocs, who have just joined the research team on the AHRC-funded ‘Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers’ project. Tino Oudesluijs is a historical sociolinguist who first graduated in Celtic Studies (BA) and Medieval Studies (RMA) at the University of Utrecht. In 2014, he moved to Lausanne (Switzerland), where he […]

Coretta in JASA

February 5, 2020

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Stefano Coretta has left LEL for Munich (oh how we miss his competent but jolly presence!), but he’s still putting Manchester on the map through his made-in-Manchester papers. The latest has come out in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA is a Big Deal in phonetics), and is titled [SPOILER ALERT] “Longer […]