September 21, 2020

Welcome to Jens Hopperdietzel

September 11, 2020
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A warm welcome to LEL’s newest postdoc Jens Hopperdietzel! Jens is joining Andrew’s project on lexical categories after Ryan left (😢) for UBC. Jens is joining us from Berlin, where he’s finishing a PhD at the Humboldt University on resultative constructions in lesser described Oceanic languages, such as Daakaka (spoken in Vanuatu) and Samoan. He’s […]

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LEL colleagues at SLE2020

September 3, 2020
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The annual conference of the Societas Linguistica Europaea took place this week, with a strong representation from LEL. The following papers were given by LEL colleagues: “Thematic and lexico-aspectual constraints on V-S agreement: evidence from Northern Italo-Romance” by Delia Bentley & Michela Cennamo “Cyclic changes to the French negative coordinating conjunction” by Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen […]

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Mancunians at Sinn und Bedeutung 25

September 1, 2020
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One of the main semantics conferences, Sinn und Bedeutung 25, is happening online this week, hosted virtually by University College London and Queen Mary University of London. It wouldn’t be a semantics party without the Mancunians, so you won’t be surprised to hear that the conference will see multiple contributions from the usual LEL suspects. […]

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Hohaus at AFLA 27

August 18, 2020
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The 27th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association is coming up this week, featuring a talk by LEL’s Vera Hohaus on “Flavours of Samoan Modality: The Split between Epistemic and Root”. The conference is fully online and free to attend. Check out the programe here and if you’re tempted, you can reguster via […]

Cameron-Faulkner in “Child Development”

August 10, 2020
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LEL’s new professor (congratulations!) Thea Cameron-Faulkner has just published a paper in Child Development, in collaboration with Nivedita Malik, Circle Steele, Stefano Coretta, Ludovica Serratrice and Elena Lieven (at least one of these names should sound familiar to Manchet readers). The paper is titled ‘A Cross‐Cultural Analysis of Early Prelinguistic Gesture Development and Its Relationship […]

Mancunians at UKCLC2020

July 29, 2020
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The UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference 2020 is happening this week “in Birmingham”, featuring two papers from LEL linguists. Andrea Nini, Michael Cameron and Colin Murphy are giving a paper titled “Is each person’s lexicogrammatical system unique? An experimental study on linguistic individuality”. The paper is based on Michael and Colin’s MA research targeting the same […]

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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