April 18, 2018

Manchester Postgrads rack up prizes

April 16, 2018
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The Spring has been a busy and successful conference time for the Manchester linguistics postgrads: Stephen Nichols travelled all the way to East Lansing, MI for the 49th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 49) to give a paper on ‘Accounting for Height Harmony in Five-vowel Bantu Languages’ . George Bailey attended the 8th Northern […]

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Helen Buckler @ LEL Research Seminar

April 10, 2018
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On Tuesday 17th April, LEL welcomes Helen Buckler, Assistant Professor in Psycholinguistics and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Nottingham. Helen’s main research areas focus on “how infants and children acquire language(s) from the speech they hear”, investigating both the “acoustic properties of infant- and child-directed speech, and how this relates to speech perception […]

Succesful vivas for Barrientos, Ghadgoud, Kauhanen, McDermott and Stampone!

March 21, 2018
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We know. It’s been far too long since we gave you an update on which of our talented PhD students have passed their viva. If you thought there were none, boy are you mistaken. On October 26th, 2017, Victoria Stampone (currently a lecturer at Italian studies at UoM) passed her viva with a dissertation called […]

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Jack Grieve @ LEL Research Seminar

March 18, 2018
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Next week, we welcome Jack Grieve at the LEL Research Seminars. Jack is a Professorial Fellow in Corpus Linguistics at the University of Birmingham. His primary research interests are “language variation and change through the quantitative analysis of large corpora of natural language data.” His talk will focus on language change led by cultural change […]

10 Minutes with… Dr Wendell Kimper.

March 17, 2018
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The third episode of ‘LEL academic staff – what do they know? Do they know things? Let’s find out!’ better known as the ’10 minutes with…’-interviews features LEL lecturer and Star Trek enthusiast Dr Wendell Kimper. Wendell grew up in the US and completed his PhD in 2011 as UMass Amherst before coming to Manchester. Wendell […]

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Dagmar Divjak @ LEL Research Seminars

March 13, 2018
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On Tuesday 20th March, we will be joined by Professor Dagmar Divjak at the LEL Research Seminars. Professor Divjak specialises in Russian and Slavonic studies at the University of Sheffield, but her main area of interest is “understanding how our cognitive capacities give rise to the patterns we see in language and how language learners might […]