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Levenshulme Language Day

October 8, 2015



Levenshulme Language Day is an event organized to celebrate the rich linguistic and cultural diversity found in Levenshulme, Manchester, and its surrounding area. The event will be held on Saturday 24th October 2015, and activities will take place at Levenshulme Inspire, The Klondyke Club and Levenshulme Market. Local residents, visitors, market traders and businesses are […]

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Layers of multilingualism and ideas of language

October 3, 2015



The second LEL Research Seminar of the semester will feature Prof. Friederike Lüpke of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, who will be talking about Layers of multilingualism and ideas of language. The talk is on Tuesday 6th Oct in Sam Alex A101 at 4.15pm, followed by drinks and dinner. Join us! Prof. Lüpke […]

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Open Access existentials book now out

October 1, 2015



A time of existential angst is now over for Delia Bentley and her former postdocs Francesco Ciconte and Silvio Cruschina, as their co-authored book, Existentials and Locatives in Romance Dialects of Italy, is now available to read! You can take a look at the book, which provides the first comprehensive survey of existentials and locatives […]

Great strides in Germanic NPs project

September 29, 2015



Last week, LEL staff members Tine Breban, Kersti Börjars and George Walkden were shipped to Norway for a two-day workshop on structure and variation in the early Germanic noun phrase. Each presenter spoke about a different language: Tine discussed Old English (along with the workshop’s organizer, Kristin Bech), Kersti covered Old Norse, while George presented […]

Viva Míša!

September 28, 2015

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LEL PhD student Michaela Hejná has passed her PhD viva with minor corrections! Míša is a friendly face around the division, and for several years has been frequently to be found in the Phonetics Lab, where she busies herself with being generally helpful and nice. Alas, Míša will not be seen in Manchester much longer, […]

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Two approaches to morphosemantics

September 26, 2015

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The first LEL Research Seminar of the year will take place this Tuesday, 29th Sep, and features our own Andrew Koontz-Garboden, who will be talking about two approaches to morphosemantics. The talk will be at 4.15pm in Samuel Alexander A101, with wine and crisps afterwards. Here’s the abstract: To what extent do the morphological and […]


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