February 13, 2018

10 minutes with… Viktor Leggio

February 11, 2018
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The ’10-minutes with’-interviews are back, this time featuring new lecturer Dr Viktor Daniele Leggio! While Viktor is the newest addition to our lecturer crew, he is definitely not new to Manchester. In fact, he moved to Manchester to study here many years ago, and in 2013 he became a doctor under supervision of Professor Yaron Matras. […]

Anders Holmberg @ LEL Research Seminar

February 6, 2018
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Next Tuesday (Feb 13, 2018) LEL welcomes Anders Holmberg, Professor in Theoretical Linguistics at the Newcastle University. Holmberg’s research talk will focus on the compositionality of compound nouns in Swedish and Chinese. Here’s the abstract: Abstract I will discuss the structure of words, particularly compound nouns, in a set of languages including Swedish and two […]

Andrea Nini, Dear Boss, and Saucy Jack

February 1, 2018
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The talk of the day is LEL’s very own Andrea Nini, who recently published an article on authorship analysis of some ‘Jack the Ripper’ letters. The news has gotten, to put it lightly, massive attention, as reported in the university of Manchester’s news letter: A researcher at the University has solved a mystery surrounding Jack […]

Jean-Marc Dewaele @ LEL Research Seminar

February 1, 2018
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Next Tuesday (Feb 6, 2018) LEL welcomes Jean-Marc Dewaele, Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of London Birkbeck). Dewaele’s research talk will focus on the language of emotion and foreign language acquisition. Here’s the abstract: Abstract In this lecture I will present an overview of the recent surge of interest in the field of […]

10 Minutes with… Dr Patrycja Strycharczuk

January 9, 2018
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After a long break, the ’10-minutes with’-interviews are back! The first to be subjected to the all-new interrogation is Dr Patrycja Strycharczuk (better know as ‘Pat’), lecturer in Linguistics and quantitative methods. Pat grew up in Poland, but moved to Manchester to doctor at the University of Manchester under supervision of the amazing Ricardo Bermudez-Otero and […]

Chris Montgomery at LEL Research Seminar

January 8, 2018
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The first LEL Research Seminar of 2018 features Dr Chris Montgomery, senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield. Montgomery is an expert in perceptual dialectology, and studies the perceptions of non-linguists. In his talk, he will do exactly that, focussing on Scilly. Evaluating S(c)illy Voices: The effects of salience, stereotypes, and co-present language variables on real-time […]

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