September 12, 2019

Rae Qiu’s Q-Step internship

September 9, 2019


Zehui (Rae) Qiu is a student in Linguistics and Social Anthropology, who spent this summer doing an internship with International Longevity Centre. This internship was organised and funded by Manchester Q-Step, and like other Q-Step internship, the focus is on giving students experience of data analysis in a professional context. Below is Rae’s own account […]

Welcome to Richard Zimmermann

September 6, 2019

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With the new academic year just around the corner, we welcome new colleagues to the department. One of them is Dr Richard Zimmermann. He’s moving to Manchester from Switzerland, which, in these tumultuous times, suggests an adventurous spirit. Richard obtained his PhD from the University of Geneva, and his areas of expertise include historical syntax […]

Mancunian linguists reach Mile End

September 3, 2019

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East London’s Greggs are on high alert, as a group of Manchester linguists are at Queen Mary University of London this week, attending UK Language Variation and Change 12. UKLVC is a biennial conference on language variation and change, sociolinguistics, and dialectology. The Mancs are carrying the torch for Northern accents there, presenting three different […]

Emma Donington Kiey’s internship

September 2, 2019

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Our final internship story is by Emma Donington Kiey, a History student, who worked on the project Image to Text: the Mary Hamilton Papers. Emma transcribed an exchange of letters in 1779 between Mary Hamilton and the Prince of Wales, using images provided by the Royal Archives at Windsor, and she marked them up in TEI/XML. […]

Yuyang Guan’s internship

August 30, 2019

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Yuyang Guan is a student in Actuarial Science, who has been assisting Andrea Nini with the development of an R Shiny App for mapping lexical frequency. Below is his own account of his internship. My work in this program is mainly about visualizing the frequency of the use of words in different areas of the U.S. […]

Postcard from Eva

August 29, 2019

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Just in! Here’s what it says. After Ricardo’s this is the second postcard from Leipzig this summer! To be honest I’ve already left Leipzig but had too busy a time while there, attending this year’s conference of the Societas Linguistica Europaea ( –  especially since it all started off with accumulated delays on my train journey […]