April 25, 2017

Strycharczuk & Scobbie in Journal of the Association of Laboratory Phonology

April 20, 2017
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A new paper by Patrycja Strycharczuk (LEL) and colleague James Scobbie (Queen Margaret University) has been published in the the Journal of the Association of Laboratory Phonology. The paper is called Whence the fuzziness? Morphological effects in interacting sound changes in Southern British English and homes in on sound changes that are sensitive to morphological boundaries. This publication is not […]

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Andrew Radford at LEL Research Seminar

April 19, 2017
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Next Tuesday, April 25,  we welcome Prof. Emerit. Andrew Radford at the LEL Research Seminar. Andrew Radford, perhaps best know for his book on minimalist syntax, will focus on Microvariation in the use of how come in English. Here is the abstract: Microvariation in the use of how come in English Prof. Emerit. Andrew Radford – University of Essex This talk takes […]

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New publication for Andrea Nini et al.

April 18, 2017
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Some more news on the publication front: in the new issue of Language Dynamics and Change, a new paper appears by LEL’s new forensic linguist Andrea Nini. The paper “introduces growth curve modelling for the analysis of diachronic corpora”, and shows that whether or not the diachronic growth of a word abides by the infamous S-curve of […]

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Fonteyn at Iconicity Symposium at University of Brighton

April 14, 2017
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From 6 – 8 April, the University of Brighton hosted the 11th international and interdisciplinary symposium of the Iconicity Research Project. The symposium, which has been held since 1997, focusses on iconicity (i.e. resemblance mappings between form and meaning) in language and in literature. This year’s theme entered around ‘operationalising iconicity’. The iconicity symposium did not […]

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Current and former Mancunian linguists at 4th workshop on Sound Change (Edinburgh)

April 7, 2017
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It seems that LEL will be quite well-represented at the 4th Workshop on Sound Change at Edinburgh. The workshop will feature invited talks not only by Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero but also by former Manchester colleague Laurel MacKenzie: her paper bears the title ‘Perturbing the community grammar: Individual differences and lifespan effects on language production’. Apart from these invited talks, the […]

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A new Breban paper in English Language and Linguistics

April 6, 2017
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Tine Breban’s new paper in English Language and Linguistics is now available on First View. The paper, which is called Proper names as modifiers: a comprehensive functional analysis, looks at linguistic constructions such as The Bush administration, or the new Breban paper, in which a proper name is used as a modifier with identifying function (Which new paper? The […]

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