January 14, 2019

Julio is the news

January 3, 2019
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Julio Villa-García, our most telegenic LEL colleague, visited the University of Oviedo this week. Oviedo is Julio’s alma mater. He gave a talk, and was interviewed by multiple radio stations and newspapers in Spain about the application of linguistics and careers abroad. Advertisements

Multilingual Manchester launches forensic linguistic consultancy

January 2, 2019
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The Multilingual Manchester research unit is launching a forensic linguistic consultancy service – MLM Analysis. The service will initially specialise in language and analysis and counter analyses in connection with determination of origin in asylum applications, with a focus on Arabic and Kurdish, and is then planning to expand to other sectors, including other forms […]

Merry news of vivas

December 19, 2018
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This term has brought us two successful PhD vivas in phonology and phonetics. Deepthi Gopal passed her viva on 29th Novemeber, defending a dissertation on “Similarity and representations in sonorant phonology”. Deepthi’s supervisors were Yuni Kim (now at Essex) and Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, whereas the examiners were Wendell Kimper (internal) and Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens Instituut/Nijmegen). Deepthi […]

Breban in English Language and Linguistics

December 19, 2018
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The latest issue of English Language and Linguistics features a paper by our own Tine Breban on “Proper names used as modifiers: a comprehensive functional analysis”.  It provides a new and insightful analysis of the use of proper names in English noun phrases, such as that Breban paper, or the Manchet fanbase. A taster of the analysis is […]

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Winter travels for Manchester linguists

December 18, 2018
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While most of us focus on eggnog, turkey and the Doctor Who Christmas special, Manchester linguists show no signs of slowing down. Vera Hohaus is in Göttingen this week, giving a talk at the Oberseminar English Linguistics (Syntax–Semantics). Her presentation is on “The syntax of embedding and the temporal interpretation of attitude complements”, and you […]

Hired! Linguistics alumna in tech

December 14, 2018
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Manchet has received most exciting news of a new job for a recent LEL alumna, Emily Driscoll. Emily has just been hired as a as a junior software developer at WorkMobile, a Manchester-based cloud-based data capture specialist. You can read more about the position and the company here. Emily has given us the following update: “It […]

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