May 12, 2021

Nichols viva-ed

May 5, 2021

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We have a new doctor! LEL’s Stephen Nichols has passed his viva, defending a thesis on “Explorations in the phonology, typology and grounding of height harmony in five-vowel Bantu languages”. The thesis is a multi-pronged approach to investigating the causes and the typological characteristics of vowel harmony, bringing in new data from several Bantu languages. […]

Howell, Hohaus et al. in “Linguistic Variation”

May 4, 2021

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Prolific as ever Vera Hohaus has just published another paper! Howell, Hohaus, Berezovskaya, Sachs, Braun, Durmaz and Beck is out now in Linguistic Variation reporting on “(No) variation in the grammar of alternatives”. If you’re wondering why there are so many authors on this paper, it’s because there are a lot of languages in the […]

Manchester Forum in Linguistics 2021

April 27, 2021

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The 2021 edition of Manchester Forum in Linguistics (mFiL) is taking place this week online. The conference, run entirely by our own PGR students, dates back to 2012 and brings together postgraduate students and early-career researchers in all fields of linguistics. Its recurring highlights are plenary talks given by early-career linguists and a careers panel with […]

LEL students at ULAB

April 20, 2021

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Three LEL students are presenting this week at ULAB conference, an annual meeting showcasing undergraduate research in linguistics. This year’s ULAB is hosted virtually by The University of Aberdeen, and features the following contributions by Manchester students: “Defining Serial Verb Constructions in Thai”Tim Jantarungsee “Storyboards for Semantic Fieldwork: Looking at Ndebele language data from the […]

LEL linguists’ Spring conference circuit

April 8, 2021

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Just like snowdrops and bluebells popping out shyly the frozen ground, linguistic conferences have begun to arrive, reminding us that the Spring is finally here. The following meetings will feature contributions by LEL linguists. Jens Hopperdietzel will be presenting a poster on Talmy’s typology in serializing languages: Variations on a vP” (abstract here) at GLOW44, […]

Special issue of “Journal of Historical Pragmatics” edited by Mosegaard Hansen

March 17, 2021

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LEL’s Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen has served as a guest editor for a special issue on “The role of pragmatics in cyclic language change”, which is out now in Journal of Historical Pragmatics. The issue brings together an introduction by Maj-Britt and six articles on the topic of cyclic change. The link to the special issue […]

CIDRAL Public Lecture by James Murphy

March 11, 2021

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Manchet is delighted to announce that the next CIDRAL Public Lecture will be given by an LEL alumnus, James Murphy. James received a PhD from Manchester in 2014, and he has since worked at UWE Bristol. He is now Acting Director of the Bristol Centre for Linguistics, joint Associate Head of Department for Linguistics & Writing and […]

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Bowler’s talk at Tübingen

March 10, 2021

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LEL’s Margit Bowler will be the guest at this week’s colloquium organised by the C1 project at the University of Tübingen. She will be presenting on “Perspectives on cross-linguistic variation in degree constructions”. It’s an open research colloquium, so anyone interested in hearing about Margit’s research (and Emily’s and Ryan’s and Andrew’s – they all […]

LEL alumni: Louise Middleton

February 19, 2021

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Louise got a BA in Linguistics in 2015, followed by an MA in Linguistics in 2016 (both at LEL). Her BA dissertation on hiphop rhymes made quite a splash, as previously reported by Manchet. Louise now works as a teacher at Manchester Enterprise Academy, as well as a tutor.  Can you tell us about your […]

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