April 9, 2020

Yáñez-Bouza et al. (2019) volume hailed in JHS

April 8, 2020
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Last year, we celebrated the launch of Categories, Constructions, and Change in English Syntax. This volume is in honour of LEL’s David Denison, edited by Nuria Yáñez-Bouza, Emma Moore, Linda van Bergen and Willem B. Hollmann, with the assistance of Ayumi Miura, and published by Cambridge University Press. The collection has just received a warm […]

Pets of LEL: Caira

April 3, 2020
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Caira van Hattum is a cat who has seen many parts of the world, or at least Europe, but remains young in spirit. She is obsessed with boxes and feather toys, and loves nothing more than to cuddle up on her favourite human’s lap, with the favourite being whoever has the blanket. She is fluent […]

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Pets of LEL: Ellie aka Dogface

March 25, 2020
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Ellie Ulph (also known as Dogface) is an eight-year-old retired racing greyhound. As ‘Pebbles Millie’ she was unbeatable (at least a as far as she has told us) but now she lives a peaceful life, snoozin’, sniffin’ and fussin’. Her best-friend/nemesis is a pink octopus [pictured above, defeated]. Ellie will accept cuddles from anyone and […]

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Pets of LEL: Willi hijacks Zoom meeting

March 20, 2020
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Among the very few silver linings of the current situation is increased exposure to colleagues’ pets. Here’s Willi, becoming the centre of attention in a Zoom meeting, and triggering a rich array of emotional responses ranging from parental pride (Vera), through joy (Pat) and cuteness overload (Margit), to mild resignation (Richard). It’s hard work being […]

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Pets of LEL: Kasi

March 19, 2020
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The type of international jet-setting lifestyle that many linguists enjoy(ed until recently) does not easily lend itself to having a pet. In situations like this, some of us resort to stalking or seducing other people’s cats, even though such activities may wreak real havoc. On this note, straight from the Bochnak household, here’s Anton trying […]

Mancunians at 42 DGfS Meeting

March 17, 2020
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If this post seems like something from another time, that’s because it is. This is a report from a conference that happened over 10 days ago, when taking a plane to attend a large meeting in another country seemed normal. Dated or not, it features linguistics, and happiness, so here goes. The Center for Linguistics […]

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