April 18, 2019

Katherine Twomey at LEL seminar

April 1, 2019
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This week’s LEL seminar will be given by Katherine Twomey from the Division of Human Communication, Development and Hearing of the University of Manchester. She will speak on: ‘Beyond words: Nonlinguistic and robotic perspectives on early language acquisition’ An abstract is below. The seminar will take place in A113 in Samuel Alexander, on Tuesday 2nd […]

Successful viva for Simone De Cia

March 28, 2019
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Simone De Cia successfully passed his viva on Tuesday 26th March. Simone’s dissertation was on ‘Information-Structure-related phenomena in Northern Italian dialects:  Consequences for the geometry of the left periphery’. The thesis was supervised by Delia Bentley and Julio Villa-García, and defended before a committee of Adam Ledgeway (Cambridge) and John Payne (internal examiner). Simone is […]

Seongha Rhee at LEL seminar

March 25, 2019
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This week’s seminar will be given by Seongha Rhee from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul. He will speak on: ‘Insubordination in grammar: the case in Korean’ An abstract is below. Note that we are back in A113 in Samuel Alexander, this week. As usual there will be drinks afterwards and everyone is welcome to […]

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Catherine Davies at LEL seminar

March 18, 2019
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The LEL seminar on 19th March will be given by Catherine Davies from Leeds University. She will speak on: ‘What kinds of adjectives do preschoolers encounter in the input, and how do they process what they hear?’ Abstract below. The talk will be in A215 in Samuel Alexander. As usual there will be drinks afterwards and […]

LEL postgrads at FiNo and PhilSoc forum

March 15, 2019
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Manchet has admittedly let slip in reporting the conference pursuits of the LEL phon/phon postgrads, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been keeping busy. The recent Fonologi i Norden (FiNo) workshop in Edinburgh saw a good Manchester representation. Donald Morrison presented a talk on ‘Metrical structure in Scottish Gaelic: Tonal accent, glottalization and overlength’, whereas […]

Heike Pichler at LEL seminar

March 11, 2019
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This week’s seminar will be given by Heike Pichler from Newcastle University . She will speak on: ‘Category change in thetical grammar, innit?’ An abstract is available here. Note that it will not take place in the usual room, but will be in A215 in Samuel Alexander. As usual there will be drinks afterwards and everyone is welcome […]

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