May 20, 2020

AKG’s new book

May 15, 2020
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Andrew Koontz-Garboden’s latest book is out, published by OUP, as part of the Oxford Studies in Linguistics Series. The Roots of Verbal Meaning is based on work Andrew has been doing with John Beavers over the last 15 years.  Thanks to the NSF, our department, and the Library’s Open Access fund, the book is available […]

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Baranowski and Turton in LVC

May 8, 2020
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LEL’s Maciej Baranowski and PhD alumna, Danielle Turton, are in the midst of a publishing frenzy. Only recently, Manchet reported their Journal of Linguistics paper on the FOOT and STRUT vowel(s) in Manchester English. Now they are back with an even more impressive number: a Language Variation and Change (Big Deal Socio Journal) paper on […]

Esme Winter-Froemel at LEL seminar

May 5, 2020
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The LEL seminar series goes virtual. Today (Tuesday 5th of May) at 4.15pm, Esme Winter-Froemel from the University of Würzburg will give a Zoom talk on “Bridging uses and switch uses in reanalysis“. You will have probably received the Meeting ID by email, but feel free to @ us if you haven’t. Below is a […]

Pets of LEL: Hiccup

May 1, 2020
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This is Hiccup Cameron-Faulkner. He loves eating lettuce and locusts and watching nature movies with his best buddy Verity. Pictured below are the other Cameron-Faulkner pets. In case you have trouble identifying the species, Hiccup is a bearded dragon, and then we have chickens, worms and fish (minnows). Some of them are nameless – you […]

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Villa-García on “Living bilingually”

April 30, 2020
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Earlier in April, LEL’s Julio Villa-García gave an an invited lecture at the Instituto Cervantes of Manchester and Leeds, as part of the Panhispanic Studies Series. The topic of the lecture was “Living Bilingually”, and the lecture was delivered synchronously on Zoom. If you missed it, do not despair, because the recording is now publicly […]

Turton and Baranowski in Journal of Linguistics

April 27, 2020
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PhD alumna, Danielle Turton and LEL’s Maciej Baranowski have a new paper out in Journal of Linguistics. The paper is titled “Not quite the same: The social stratification and phonetic conditioning of the FOOT–STRUT vowels in Manchester”, and it reveals new and perplexing facts about the Manchester STRUT vowel. If you’re from Manchester, you probably […]