January 24, 2020

Manc linguists explain the state of things

January 23, 2020
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The latest issue of Annual Review of Linguistics is out, featuring not one, not two, but three contributions by Manchester linguists. The review covers Important Developments in linguistics as a field, so if you want keep your ear to the ground, you don’t want to miss out on this one. The contributions are: Lexical-Functional Grammar: […]

Nini on Victoria Derbyshire programme

January 6, 2020
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LEL’s Andrea Nini appeared on Victoria Derbyshire programme today to comment on the Ayia Napa case. The case concerns a British teenager convicted in Cyprus for public mischief after she retracted previous allegations of rape against 12 Israeli men. The defence argued that the retraction note had been written under duress and, in fact, dictated […]

Mancunians in English Language and Linguistics

December 28, 2019
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A special issue of English Language and Linguistics is out now, and it comes with a very Mancunian twist. The special issue is on proper noun modifiers, and the guest editors are our own Tine Breban, and Manchester alumna Julia Kolkman (now at York). Tine is also an author on two contributions to the issue, […]

Graham Stevens at LEL seminar

December 9, 2019
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Please join us this Tuesday for the last seminar of the semester for a talk by our colleague Graham Stevens from the Department of Philosophy, who specialises in philosophy of language. Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 4.30pm, Samuel Alexander A7 Dr. Graham Stevens (The University of Manchester) “Monstrous Messages and Displaced Communications” ::: ABSTRACT ::: David […]

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Coretta viva-ed

December 5, 2019
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It’s Manchet’s favourite type of post: a successful PhD viva. Stefano Coretta, has defended his thesis titled ‘Vowel duration and consonant voicing: A production study’. Beneath this unassuming title hides a volume of immense complexity. Here’s Manchet’s own simplified synopsis. The vowel in tap is shorter than vowel in tab, and we see a similar […]

Nini testifies in court

November 18, 2019
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LEL’s Andrea Nini travelled to Cyprus last week to appear in court as an expert witness. The case is against a British woman, who reported a rape earlier this year. While an arrest was made at the time, the suspects were released without charges, after the woman retracted her original statement. Now on trial for […]