March 6, 2023

February 20, 2023

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This week, we will welcome Alice Blumenthal-Dramé (Freiburg) to the LEL seminar. The talk is titled “Is our language processing style attuned to the typology of our language(s)?”, and will take place on Zoom on Tuesday 21st February at 4pm. The talk will be streamed in Simon Building 2.61 for those of us who are on campus. […]

Kittilä and Dahlgren at LEL seminar

February 6, 2023

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At this week’s seminar (Tuesday 7th Feb.), we’ll have not one but two talks. The speakers will be Seppo Kittilä on “New typologies of evidentiality” and Sonja Dahlgren on “A phonetic typology of five languages“. Each of the talks will be ca. 30 minutes, starting at 4:10pm. The talks will be in Simon Building 2.61. All […]

Baranowski in “Language Variation and Change”

February 2, 2023

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Maciej Baranowski’s paper “Part of town as an independent factor: the NORTH-FORCE merger in Manchester” has just been published in Language Variation and Change. Maciej is a bit of a regular in this venerable variationist journal (see also here and here), having painstakingly documented the beautiful Manchester accent over the years. This new study investigates various degrees […]

Smith in Newcastle

December 14, 2022

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LEL’s Ryan Smith ventured to Newcastle last week, intrepid despite the cold snap and the British trains. Our friends in the North got to enjoy a seminar talk by him on “Agentless presuppositions, resultatives, and the semantics of eventive verbs.” 

Cecile de Cat at LEL seminar

December 9, 2022

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On Tuesday 13th December 2022, we’ll have our last LEL seminar of the term. The speaker will be Cecile de Cat from the University of Leeds. The seminar will take place at 4pm, in Simon Building 1.34 or via zoom,   The title and abstract are below:  Reading comprehension in socio-economically deprived adolescents   from diverse […]

Leigh Harrington at LEL seminar

November 28, 2022

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This week’s seminar speaker will be LEL’s newest colleague, Leigh Harrington. She will speak to us about her research on language and power, social justice, debt and poverty (see abstract below). The talk will take place in Simon Building 1.34, on 29/11/2022 at 4.20pm. All are welcome! Heat or eat? Public discourses of food and fuel poverty from […]

Pets of LEL: the MA pets

November 23, 2022

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The Linguistics MA class of 2023 has brought with it a serious amount of floof. Manchet is delighted to guide you through the wonderful world of these MAjestic animals. Omar, Jules, Josh and Ari are Liam’s flatmates. Below is Liam’s own account of what it’s like to be around those regal felines. Omar (black) is […]

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Nini in Konstanz

November 18, 2022

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LEL’s Andrea Nini is in Konstanz this week, presenting a seminar talk on “From Jack the Ripper to cybercrime: linguistics as a forensic science”. University of Konstanz is a known black hole for LEL staff and students, having attracted George Walkden, Fernanda Barrientos, Henri Kauhanen and Max Canzi away from Manchester. While Andrea is certain […]

Pets of LEL: Frankie Bannard

November 11, 2022

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Manchet has a special Friday afternoon treat for you. Pets of LEL is back, featuring a very special guest, Frankie Bannard. Frankie has just turned two and he’s the goodest boy. He likes to chew jumpers. The more expensive and hard to replace the better. He loves tennis balls. Particularly if they squeak. And footballs. He […]

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