July 29, 2020

Hanink in NLLT

July 27, 2020
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Congratulations to Emily Hanink on her new paper in Natural Language & Linguistic Theory. The paper is on “DP structure and internally headed relatives in Washo”. The paper is truly impressive in scope – the number of endnotes alone (whopping 42) tells you that Emily thought about everything there is to think about on the […]

Mancunians at TripleA 7 Workshop

July 24, 2020
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The TripleA 7 Workshop is taking place this week online. The TripleA workshop series is a venue focused on semantics, fieldwork, and languages from Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania. This could not scream “Manchester” louder if it was an indie band from the 80s singing dark lyrics to bright sound of guitars in an abandoned warehouse. […]

QStep dissertation award for Zihang Peng

July 22, 2020
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Congratulations to Zihang Peng on winning the QStep Award for the best quantitative dissertation in Linguistics and English Language 2019/20! Zihang is graduating with a BA (Hons) in Linguistics, and he plans to continue with a postgraduate study in the area of linguistics, computation and cognitive science. His dissertation, supervised by Ariadne Loutrari, is titled […]

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Strycharczuk et al.’s Frontiers paper sparks controversy

July 16, 2020
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LEL’s Pat Strycharczuk and colleagues: Manuel López-Ibáñez, Georgina Brown and Adrian Leemann have a new paper out in Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, titled “General Northern English. Investigating regional variation in the North of England with machine learning”. The paper’s barely been out for 24h, but it has already generated a lot of controversy, if 1.1k […]

Börjars elected to Academia Europaea

July 13, 2020
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Manchet reported last week’s on Maj-Britt’s election to Academia Europaea, only to find out that she will be joined by LEL’s Honorary Professor and former colleague, Kersti Börjars (now at St Catherine’s College Oxford). Many congratulations to Kersti on her election!

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LEL alumnus takes up position at UC Davis

July 10, 2020
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Manchet has followed the achievements of alumnus Masoud Jasbi over the years (see here and here). After graduating from LEL in 2012, Masoud completed a PhD at Stanford, and a postdoc at Harvard. He has now taken up a tenure track position in the Department of Linguistics at UC Davis. Congratulations!

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Mosegaard Hansen elected to Academia Europaea

July 9, 2020
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LEL’s Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen has been elected as a member of the prestigious Academia Europaea. The Academy is a scholarly organisation who has among its aims promoting European research, advising governments and furthering research. Membership is by invitation, and it follows a rigorous nomination and evaluation procedure. Manchet congratulates!

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Mancunians at LabPhon17

July 6, 2020
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LabPhon17, the biennial conference of the Association for Laboratory Phonology begins today, featuring the following contributions by LEL-affiliates. *Dr* (it’s official!) Stefano Coretta (now at LMU Munich) is presenting a poster with a bit of a downer of a title, but here goes “Meta-analytical estimates of the effect of voicing on vowel duration in English […]

Obituary: Alan Cruse

June 22, 2020
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David Alan Cruse by Alan Cruttenden Alan Cruse, a member of the Department of Linguistics for thirty years and a leading figure in linguistics in the field of lexical semantics, died on 13 June 2020. His research in this area was marked by deep and original thinking. His book, Lexical Semantics (CambridgeUP, 1986) provided for […]

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