November 28, 2022

Pets of LEL: the MA pets

November 23, 2022
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The Linguistics MA class of 2023 has brought with it a serious amount of floof. Manchet is delighted to guide you through the wonderful world of these MAjestic animals. Omar, Jules, Josh and Ari are Liam’s flatmates. Below is Liam’s own account of what it’s like to be around those regal felines. Omar (black) is […]

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Nini in Konstanz

November 18, 2022
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LEL’s Andrea Nini is in Konstanz this week, presenting a seminar talk on “From Jack the Ripper to cybercrime: linguistics as a forensic science”. University of Konstanz is a known black hole for LEL staff and students, having attracted George Walkden, Fernanda Barrientos, Henri Kauhanen and Max Canzi away from Manchester. While Andrea is certain […]

Pets of LEL: Frankie Bannard

November 11, 2022
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Manchet has a special Friday afternoon treat for you. Pets of LEL is back, featuring a very special guest, Frankie Bannard. Frankie has just turned two and he’s the goodest boy. He likes to chew jumpers. The more expensive and hard to replace the better. He loves tennis balls. Particularly if they squeak. And footballs. He […]

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Successful viva for Rachel Kirkwood

November 9, 2022
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Manchet is pleased to announce another successful viva in LEL. Rachel Kirkwood has defended her thesis titled “Stand Still in the Light: metaphorical conceptualisation of religious experience, with particular reference to the writings of 17th-century Quakers”. The work combines conceptual metaphor theory with corpus linguistics in the study of religious discourse. Rachel was supervised by […]

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Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero at LEL seminar

November 7, 2022
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This week, we will welcome LEL’s own Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero at our departmental seminar. Ricardo will speak on Lexically restricted phonological alternation: the case for via-rules (abstract below). The talk will take place on Tuesday, 8th November in Simon1.34 starting at 4pm. All are welcome! Featured photo is from Ricardo’s website Lexically restricted phonological alternation: the case […]

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Ultrafest X in Manchester

November 7, 2022
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Last week, Manchester hosted Ultrafest X. While the name of the meeting might evoke wide and wild associations, Manchet hastens to clarify that Ultrafest it is in fact a conference dedicated to the use of ultrasound tongue imaging in speech and language research, now in its 10th edition. The conference brought together 40 in-person delegates […]

Linguistic Diversity Collective launch event

October 17, 2022
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The Linguistic Diversity Collective is hosting its launch event this week. The event will take place on Wednesday 19 October, 5.30pm-7pm, in the University’s Alliance Manchester Business School penthouse event space. The event includes a cross-disciplinary panel and Q&A session, language activity stands and a drinks reception. This is a hybrid event and can be attended in person or via Zoom.  […]

Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen at LEL seminar

October 14, 2022
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Next week’s LEL seminar will feature LEL’s own Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen, who will talk about the importance of distinguishing hearer and speaker meaning. The title and abstract are below. The talk will take place next Tuesday 18th October Simon Building 1.34, starting at 4.30 which is a bit later than usual. All are welcome!  A […]

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Semantics Lab

October 12, 2022
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The LEL semanticists have a new forum, the Semantics Lab, a “space to share work-in-progress and cool data with a focus on semantics and cross-linguistic variation”. The series kicked off on Tuesday (11th October) with a talk by Changxin Ke, a recent MA alumnus, who spoke on “The Semantics of Mandarin Repetitive Adverb ‘chongxin’”. The presenters […]

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