January 21, 2021

LEL alumni: Ben Wein

January 19, 2021
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Ben Wein graduated from Manchester in 2014 with a BA in English Language and English Literature. Manchet got back in touch with Ben to talk about his career. After graduation, Ben relocated to Mexico, where he did a British Council assistantship teaching English. He subsequently spent time in Bolivia and Colombia, where he also taught […]

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Ayumi Miura showered with honours

January 14, 2021
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PhD alumna Ayumi Miura has had an enviable run with prestigious awards. In December 2020, she was awarded a prize from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. The prize is awarded to junior scholars in a tough interdisciplinary competition, judged on two criteria: the quality and originality of research outputs, and leadership potential […]

New job for Canzi

January 11, 2021
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Congratulations to Max Canzi, who has just taken up a position as Lab Manager at the University of Konstanz. Konstanz has a record of poaching top talent from Manchester, including George Walkden, Henri Kauhanen, Fernanda Barrientos, and Hannah Booth. A local legend says that once enough Mancunians have arrived in Konstanz, Greggs will open up […]

Bermúdez-Otero in Glossa

January 5, 2021
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By now you will have surely devoured the Science Advances paper co-authored by Ricardo, and if you have an appetite for more, we have good news for you. Ricardo has done a Hohaus, which is Manchester slang for “published multiple impressive papers in a ridiculously short window of time”. The paper you’re about to discover […]

LEL linguists past and present in Science Advances

January 4, 2021
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Science Advances, an interdisciplinary science journal with an impact factor of 7 billion or thereabouts, has just published a paper penned by a fabulous line-up with more than a touch of LEL. In the driver seat is PhD alumnus Henri Kauhanen (now at Konstanz), joined by Deepthi Gopal (PhD alumna, now at Cambridge), Tobias Galla […]

Donlan sails through her viva

December 8, 2020
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Congratulations to Lisa Donlan who has just passed her PhD viva with no corrections! The examiners were LEL’s Maciej Baranowski and Sali Tagliamonte (Toronto). Lisa’s PhD thesis, supervised by Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen and Andrea Nini, is on “Power, Innovation, and Language Diffusion in an Online Community of Practice“. Her research was on the spread of […]

Strycharczuk et al. in Laboratory Phonology

November 30, 2020
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LEL’s Pat Strycharczuk has just had a paper published in Laboratory Phonology, in collaboration with Donald Derrick (University of Canterbury, Christchurch) and Jason Shaw (Yale). The paper is titled “Locating de-lateralization in the pathway of sound changes affecting coda /l/”, and it ponders the question of whether a vocalised /l/ is still an /l/ (spoiler: […]

Hohaus and Zimmermann in Journal of Semantics

November 26, 2020
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Vera has been a busy bee through 2020! The latest product of that is a paper in Journal of Semantics, co-authored with Malte Zimmermann (not Richard) on “Comparisons of Equality With German so…wie, and the Relationship Between Degrees and Properties”. You can read the paper here. Abstract We present a compositionally transparent, unified semantic analysis of […]

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Qingcheng Zeng at EMNLP workshop

November 18, 2020
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Qingcheng Zeng, a level 3 Linguistics student, is participating in the 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing this week. Qincheng’s paper, joint with Xiaoyang Fang, Zhexin Liang and Haoding Meng is part of the The 6th W-NUT (2020) Workshop. The paper’s title is “Fancy Man Launches Zippo at WNUT 2020 Shared Task-1: A Bert Case Model […]