March 18, 2019

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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Senior lectureship in Vigo for Nuria Yáñez-Bouza

March 8, 2019
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We’re ending the week on a high note with happy news from the continent. Nuria Yáñez-Bouza, LEL alumna, former colleague, and a current Honorary Research Colleague in LEL, has been promoted to Senior Lecturer in the department of English, French and German Philology at the University of Vigo. Nuria’s achievement is all the more impressive […]

RUSE 2019

March 5, 2019
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Manchester is set to host a number of exciting linguistics conferences in the coming months. Two of them, mFiLand mfm, are cyclic events we all know and love, but there is also a new kid in town: Symposium on Representations, Usage and Social Embedding in Language Change (RUSE 2019). Organised by Henri Kauhanen, Deepthi Gopal […]

Martin Barry at LEL seminar

March 4, 2019
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Tomorrow’s seminar (5th March) is by Martin Barry, who will speak on: ‘The logic of the likelihood ratio: what can the forensic phonetician say to a jury?’ It will be at 4.15 pm in room A113 in Samuel Alexander. As usual there will be drinks afterwards and everyone is welcome to join us for dinner. Photo credit: […]

Emily Hanink at LEL seminar

February 25, 2019
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  This weeks’ seminar is by Emily Hanink, who will speak on: ‘Anaphora and sameness in the DP’ The talk will be at 4.15 pm in room A113 in Samuel Alexander. As usual there will be drinks afterwards and everyone is welcome to join us for dinner. Abstract below.   Anaphora and sameness in the […]

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